Macrame 101 | The Half-Hitch Knot Tutorial

Want to learn how to macrame? This is a great place to start! The Half-Hitch Knot brings movement and variation to your macrame project and is super simple to tie!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Macrame cord

Things to do:
1. You’ll need three lengths of cord for this knot. Measure and cut three three-foot long pieces of macrame.

2. First, attach the three lengths of macrame to the dowel. Fold the macrame in half and lay the top of the loop under the dowel. Fold the ends up and through the top loop, securing the piece of macrame to the dowel.

3. Now you’re ready to knot! Stretch the far left piece diagonally across the five macrame cords.

4. Pull your diagonal anchor cord tight and loop the next cord in line in a “U” shape, laying the end over the diagonal cord. Loop the end over the diagonal anchor and through the center of “U” shape. Pull it tightly. Repeat this step with the same cord before moving on to the next cord in line.

5. When you come to the end of your line of cords, pull the diagonal anchor the other direction and start over.

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