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Macrame Patterns: Guitar Strap - Macrame Lovers Blog

Macrame Patterns: Guitar Strap

by Macrame

This Macrame pattern is great for a creating a guitar strap for someone musical in your life.  Not too late to whip this one out for a Christmas present. Might need some help from Santa’s little macrame elves to get all your macrame gifts done in time, so go ahead and get started while you have plenty of time!

Although the directions may seem a bit complex, the pattern is an easy one to follow!

Materials Needed for this Macrame Project:

1.      100 yards if 3.5mm Polypropylene cording

2.    Cut two pieces of cording 20 yards each.

3.    Cut two pieces of cording 19 yards each.

4.    Cut two pieces of cording 18 yards each.

Directions:

1.      Take one of the 20 yard cords and fold it in half, pinning the center to the Macrame board.  Fold the other 20 yard cord in half and tie a Square Knot Sinnet around the first cord about half ways in from the fold in the first cord.

2.    Tie the Square Knot Sinnet for 1 ½ inches.

3.    Drop down by 1 inch and tie another Square Knot Sinnet, continuing the knots for 3 ½ inches.  This area of the pattern will be the neck of the guitar strap.

4.    Add the two 19 yard cords.  Fold each cord in half and pin it to the Macrame board on either side of the working cords.

5.     Number the cording from 1 – 8, moving from left to right.  You’ll use cords 1 and 4, 5 and 8, as the knotting cords.  Tie a Square Knot with each grouping of cords.

6.    Tie a Square Knot with the 3 and 6 cords as the knotting cords.

7.     Repeat step 5 and step 6 for a series of five times, making sure that you end on a single Square Knot.

8.    Add the 18 yard cords.  Repeat from step 4.  Fold each cord in half and pin it to the Macrame board on either side of the working cords.

9.    Number the cording from 1 – 12, moving from left to right.  Use cords 1 and 4, 5 and 8, 9 and 12, as the knotting cords.  Tie a Square Knot with each grouping of cords.

10.            Tie a Square Knot with cords 3 and 6, 7 and 10, as the knotting cords.

11.  Repeat step 9 and step 10 until you are 1 inch from the center of the guitar strap.

12.When you reach the last set of two Square Knots add one more Square Knot directly under and in the center of the last two knots.  You’ll be making a “V” with the Square Knots.

13.Once again number the cords 1 – 12, moving from left to right.  Take cord 1 and bring it across cords 2 – 6 at an angle of 45 degrees. Double half hitch cords 2 – 6 onto cord 1.

14.Taking cord 12 bring it across cords 11 – 17 at an angle of 45 degrees.  Double half hitch cords 11 – 7 onto cord 12.  Then double half hitch cord 1 onto cord 12 so that the top of the knotting is closed.

15. You’re now ready to make the bottom of the strap.  Number the cords 1 – 12, moving from left to right.  Use cords 6 and 7 as the anchoring cords.  Take cord 6 and bring it across cords 5 – 1 at an angle of 45 degrees.  Double half hitch cords 5 -1 onto cord 6.

16.Take cord 7 and bring it across cords 8 – 12 at an angle of 45 degrees.  Double half hitch cords 8 – 12 onto cord 7.

17. Take the four center cords at the bottom of the “V’ and tie a Square Knot by using the two outside cords as the knotting cords and the two cords in the middle as the filler cords.

18.Repeat step 9 and step 10 for the same number of knots that you created above.  End the pattern on a two-knot grouping. When you reach the last set of two Square Knots add one more Square Knot directly under and in the center of the last two knots.  You’ll be making a “V” with the Square Knots.

19.Repeat step 13 and step 14 two times to make a double row of double half hitches.

20.          Number the cords 1 – 12, moving from left to right.  Take cords 1 and 2, 11 and 12, cut the double half hitch and carefully fuse the ends of the cording.

21.Renumber the remaining cords 1 – 8, moving from left to right.  Tie a Square Knot with cords 1 – 4 and 5 – 8.  This will give you two Square Knots.

22.           Using cords 3 – 6 tie a Square Knot under the grouping of knots that you created in step 21.  Repeat this knotting pattern until you have reached the desired length of the guitar strap.

23.           End the project pattern by decreasing the “V”.  This is done by tying rows of the diagonal double half hitch using step 13 and step 14.  Each time that you begin a new row drop one cord on each side, fusing the ends of the dropped cording.

If you are looking for more macrame patterns that would make good gifts, there are many here. Enjoy!


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