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Learn To Macrame With 4 Basic Knots

I am here today to teach you how to macrame with 4 basic knots. These 4 basic macrame knots will have you creating works of art that you will be proud to display and show off to family and friends.

image of macrame wall hanging

I have tried many different crafts over the last several years.  None of them brought me joy.  None of them turned out spectacular.  Most of them brought me frustration and left me feeling defeated.  There was even blood…true story.

Until I decided to try my hand at the art of macrame.  Can I just tell you, I have finally found my craft!  

I am here to pass on my passion if you too are looking for a craft you can make you own.  Today you are going learn to macrame with just 4 basic knots.

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Macrame supplies can get expensive, so if you are just starting out I recommend purchasing some inexpensive macrame string from Amazon. Here are a couple of things I purchased when I first started and I have a list of 5 must have tools you need when beginning to macrame.

3mm twisted cotton macrame cord

Natural Wood Rings for Plant Hangers

You can purchase dowel rods at your local craft store for just a couple of dollars and you will also need a sharp pair of scissors and a measuring tape.

Once you are comfortable and ready to move on to bigger projects, I highly recommend purchasing macrame string from Brandy at  Ket Mercantile.  

I found her on Etsy, her string is amazing quality and her orders ship very quickly.  I am not an affiliate for her, I just love her products and her awesome customer service!

Now that you have your supplies, let’s get down to business.  I am a visual learner and pictures are really hard to learn from when it comes to tying knots.  So, I stepped out of my comfort zone and created these 4 videos for you.  Let’s learn how to tie knots.

Learn to Macrame with the Lark’s Head Knot

Every macrame project starts with a Lark’s Head Knot.  It’s the foundation knot that ties your rope to whatever hanging medium you have chosen.

Learn to Macrame with the Square Knot

The square knot is one of the most popular and most used knots in macrame.

Learn to Macrame with the Spiral Knot

The spiral knot is a version of the square knot with a bit of a twist. See what I did there?

Learn to Macrame with the Half Hitch Knot

The half hitch knot is great for adding detail and framing to a macrame piece of art.

Learning to macrame with these 4 basic knots will allow you to create any macrame piece you little heart desires.  From plant hangers to wall hangings, simple designs to elaborate ones, these 4 basic knots are the foundation for creativity.

Get started with these projects! macrame plant hanger for beginners and try your hand at this simple wall hanging with feathers! Make these easy macrame coasters, this DIY pot scrubby or this simple macrame wall hanging with beads.

The first wall hanging I ever made is done entirely with just these 4 basic knots. A lot can be done with just these 4 knots.

Wall hanging made with 4 basic macrame knots.

Macrame is making a come back.  It’s modern, fresh and creative.  Once you master these 4 basic knots, you too will be creating fabulous works of art.

Are you ready to give it a try?  What will you create first?  What other macrame tutorials would you like to see?  Let me know in the comments below.

Don’t forget to get your list of 5 Macrame tools to get started doing macrame!

Now that I have done these videos I am feeling much more confident and am ready and willing to make more, so let me know what you would like to learn how to make and I will get to it.

Happy knotting,



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Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Very useful videos.I was thinking to start macrame but had no idea how to start now it's clear in this.Thanks for these guidelines

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

I'm so glad they were helpful to you!


Saturday 27th of March 2021

I have not started yet I just finished some wall hangings out of yarn so far but I do want to try the macrame it's beautiful and yes crafting is very relaxing for me

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Hi Elsa! Macrame is very relaxing for me.

Marjana Kovačič

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Wow !!! it looks realy easy..


Friday 12th of February 2021

Thank you! You made it look so easy!


Thursday 4th of February 2021

Thankyou, now i can finally under stand the how to maje the half hitch knot !!!!

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Yay!! I'm so glad it helped you!!