Free Macrame Patterns For Beginners

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For macrame beginners who may have stumbled upon this blog by chance, welcome! I am writing this post in honor of your courage to delve into the world of knotting despite its lack of popularity. Only a small population around the world still practice macrame. Most of these people are older and mature, and may have learned macrame during its heyday in the seventies.

Now the art of knotting may be coming back because of the macrame jewelry that has been making the rounds in fashion. The same decorative macrame is seen in fashionable dresses, handbags, hats and belts in 2010 Spring collections.

If you want to learn macrame, try these simple macrame patterns on the web. They are easy to follow and require only basic knotting skills.

How To Make A Garlic Bag Made From Jute Using Macrame – This is a simple project that makes use of lark’s head knots, double half hitches, and alternating square knots.

How To Make A Sunflower Hemp Bracelet - This pattern uses the overhand knot and the square knot sinnet. Hemp cords are paired with rose gold beads and sunflower reversible bead.

How To Make A Simple Hemp Bracelet With Beads – This pattern has more detailed step-by-step macrame instructions that beginners can easily follow.

How To Make The Western Elegance Macrame Plant Hanger – This is one of the first patterns that my cousin, Samantha, made when she was just a little girl. If a girl of eight can do it, so can you.

 

For more macrame patterns, please check out this wonderful guide to macrame filled with step by step macrame instructions, how to tie different knots, macrame patterns, designer secrets and so much more:

Macrame Book

 

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veterinary technician May 3, 2010 at 7:52 pm

nice post. thanks.

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Macrame May 4, 2010 at 3:50 am

Thank you for dropping by! You are always welcome here.

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Claire Ponsaran May 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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Danielle May 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I found this really cool picture of a macrame bracelet online and i was trying to figure out how to do it but i couldn’t. I was wondering if anyone else knows how to do it. http://www.moongoddessjewelry.com/NewFiles/415-M-popup.jpg

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Daisy June 15, 2010 at 1:26 am

Thanks for posting the article. I would love to see something on how to macrame pot holders using jute material?

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Alexe April 19, 2011 at 4:30 am

The offer of a free booklet is very good, however the “How to Guide” Contemporary Macrame is incomplete.
I want to print it and its only 9 pages.
Thank You
Alexe

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Macrame April 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Hi Alexe,

the offer for a download sample of the macrame online book is just a preview. If you like what you see, you would then want to go ahead and order the macrame ebook, which I’m sure you’ll love. it’s full of macrame patterns, knots, instructions and great photos. You can order the Macrame ebook right here.

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Adhyambo B April 28, 2011 at 4:21 am

nice, thanks for all the macrame instructions. I am planning on starting out on macrame.

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Macrame May 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm

that’s wonderful, I’m certain you will enjoy it. I was just reading today how macrame (and other knot tying hobbies) are known to reduce stress and bring more calm and joy into people’s lives. Good luck with your macrame!

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celeste May 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Hi! Im selling bracelets for school money. And macrame is way better,but need help, i dont get it

thanks you

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Macrame May 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

Hi Celeste,

selling macrame bracelets is a wonderful way to earn some extra pocket money! Keep reading this blog, you will find lots of helpful ideas here. Send us a photo of some of your macrame bracelets!

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lynda October 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

can you help me find a pattern to macrame a porch rocking chair? It used to be cane, which rotted & wanted to try macrame. I had a pattern that I had found on line, but have misplaced it. Can you help me?

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Penny January 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I went in to look at the sunflower bracelet pattern, but there is no picture of the finished bracelet. Will you be posting pictures? I noticed that other patterns don’t offer a picture either. I’m experienced with macrame but I would rather see an example of the finished product before deciding what to make.
Thanks a bunch!

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LW March 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Hello,

I am looking for instructions for the macrame leaf pattern? I went to Jeanne Wertman’s site and found some instructions, but her’s were a little vague, so I’m still on the hunt with no more luck so far.

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Carlos Robles April 8, 2012 at 4:09 am

Id love to see a pattern for whole head covers with eye and mouth slits and a long macramé beard and hair that would be very kool! Something I could put on a manaquin or my own head!!

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susan April 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

In the 70′s I made all sorts of macrame. Had 4″ binder full of books , could kick myself for getting rid of it. But anyone know where I can get some jute or sisal that was coated with tar (I think) it was blackest brown. Lasted so long outdoors plant hangers.
Thanks

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