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A Simple Macrame Pattern For A Mother's Day Gift - Macrame Lovers Blog

A Simple Macrame Pattern For A Mother’s Day Gift

by Macrame

Heads up, people! Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday. What have you got for your mom? Children often make handmade gifts for their mums. Greetings cards top the list because they are easy to make. But do you know what else is easy to make and can make your mother smile every time she sees your gift? Macrame jewelry!

Here is a sample macrame jewelry pattern I’d like to share with you. You can make this into either an anklet or a bracelet. It’s also perfect for either casual or formal wear because of the type of beads used in the pattern.

Materials you’d need:

  • 2 pcs. of 1 3/4 yard cord lengths of red hemp, 1mm size
  • 1 pc. of 18 inch length of red hemp, 1mm size (available at Amazon)
  • 2 round rose silver beads, 8mm size (if you can’t find silver rose beads, you can choose an alternative that matches the red hemp)
  • 1 moon/sun reversible bead, 16mm size

Although the pattern specifies the sun/moon reversible bead or pendant, you have the freedom to choose a different type of reversible bead or pendant to accessorize your bracelet or anklet. You also have an option to use basic tools, such as a jump ring or a pair of tweezers, to make the process easier for you.

Steps in making the pattern:

  1. Hold the strands together, ends even, and tie an Overhand Knot, leaving 1 inch tails.
  2. Slip the knot into a ring to anchor it while you’re working.
  3. Braid for 2 inches and tie an Overhand Knot.
  4. Arrange the strands so the short strand is in the center.
  5. Tie a 3 inch Square Knot Sinnet.
  6. Slide a rose bead onto the anchoring center strand.
  7. Tie a 1 inch Square Knot Sinnet.
  8. Slide the moon/sun bead onto the anchoring center strand.
  9. Work another 1 inch Square Knot Sinnet.
  10. Slide on a rose bead.
  11. Tie a 3 inch Square Knot Sinnet.
  12. Tie all the strands in an Overhand Knot and then braid for 2 inches.
  13. Tie an Overhand Knot and trim the ends to 1 inch.
  14. Slip the anklet off the ring.

To clasp: Tie the ends in a Square Knot.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Brenda February 28, 2011 at 7:50 pm

To further my question, how do you start a peice using two strands of chord with one doubled and a loop formed? I am making dog collars and this would be very helpful information to me…. so my dogs wont run away from us because their collars have come undone.
Thank so much for your help and all the useful information you’ve provided.


Brenda February 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Thanks for all the information for us new to macrame. I used to make things with macrame back in school, but with raising a family things like that quickly slip your mind. A friend recently tuned me into what I loved about the art of knot tying yet again. My question is this, If you are making a peice that you do not need a ring or dowel to start, how do you start it? All the information I can find online tells about the knots, but I cant find anything about starting a peice.


Dee Dunham December 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm

My son has to spend 6 weeks in isolation with his little daughter whilst she has a bone marrow transplant. He remembered that we used to do macrame when he was a child & asked me to source some for him. I downloaded your book & he loves it. Our main problem is finding materials. He is delighted to have something to keep him occupied & finds it very comforting to revisit lovely childhood memories. Thank you.


Macrame February 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Dee, that is incredible, thanks for sharing! I have found that a lot of people are responding really positively to the macrame blog because it brings up fond memories from their childhood.


Anonymous May 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

thanks for great macrame information It’s a wonderful to see a new macrame blog with so much great info.


Macrame May 18, 2010 at 11:45 am

you are welcome! How long have you been making macrame? Please let us know what you’d like to see us write about!


Nancy May 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Do U have any idea where I can get online guide of how to make macrame wall hangings and pot holders?


school grants May 11, 2010 at 2:53 am

Wow! This is a great resource for macrame. I’m enjoying it. Good article!


Macrame May 11, 2010 at 9:15 am

Thanks! I’m glad you liked it. Keep on knotting! ^_^


Claire Ponsaran May 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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Medical Jobs May 8, 2010 at 1:21 am

Keep up the good work! I like your writing. Do you have any ideas about where I can find macrame cord?


Macrame May 11, 2010 at 9:12 am

Thanks! Keep visiting! ^_^


TomPier May 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm

great post as usual!


Macrame May 11, 2010 at 9:08 am

Thanks, TomPier! ^_^


Macrame May 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

thanks Tom, as you know, macrame is my favorite subject, so it isnt too hard to write about it! What other topics would like to hear about?


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