Do you lose your keys in your purse all the time? Or maybe you need an extra set of hands when you’re trying to carry ALL the bags in from the grocery store?
These babies are here to the rescue! Keys will be so much easier to find in that giant tote of yours. It’s not just for keys; you can use them for a clutch (tutorial on its way) or your id/badge, etc.
You can adjust the length and create lanyards as well for your badge, keys, mask and so on.
The knots used in this keychain are the larks head knot, square knot, and the wrapping knot. They’re all pretty easy, although the diagonal double half hitch can take a little practice to get just right. This is a great way to practice it!
1. Macrame Cord (3mm/4mm) x3 pcs
2. D-ring / Lobster claw key chain
There are two knots you need to know
1. Larks head knot
2. Square knot
3. Double Half Hitch
3. Wrapping knot
100cm x 3 pcs
This will make a wristlet about 15cm macrame twisted wristlet.
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Let's make a twisted wristlet
Attach the cords to the keychain clasp
First you need to attach your three 100cm cords to the keychain clasp (D-ring) by folding them in half and using larks head knots to secure them.
Then, clamp the clasp down to your macrame clipboard or cork board and it’s time to start knotting!
Tie left diagonal double half hitch knots - Start in the middle
The majority of this keychain is made with left and right diagonal double half hitch knots.
Start in the middle and make the right diagonal double half hitch knots
This will form a nice opposite V shape.
Step 3: Make Square knot
Start with four cords, Bring the right cord over and to the left of the two anchor cords. Place the left cord over the right cord. Bring the left cord under the anchors and through the loop formed by the right cord. Pull and you have the first half of the Square Knot.
Bring the left cord over and to the right of the two anchor cords and place the right cord over it. Bring the right cord under the anchors and through the loop formed by the left cord. Pull the cords and you have the finished Square Knot.
Tie diagonal double half hitch knots
Start on the right and make two diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the left
Then on the left, make diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right.
This will form a nice V shape
You have done your first diamond pattern
Step 5: Finish another diamond pattern
Now it’s time to tie the wrapping knot at the bottom. Cut the longest remaining cord or cut a 35 cm cords and hold it against the ends in a U shape (like the first picture above.)
Then begin wrapping firmly right under the last row of double half hitch knots. Wrap around four times.
Thread the end of the cord you’ve been wrapping with through the loop underneath the wraps (the bottom of the U you made earlier).
Then pull the short cord sticking out of the top of the wraps until the loop slides up under the wraps about halfway. Don’t accidentally pull it out of the top!
Trim the two ends of the wrapping knot and push them up under the wraps.
Cut fringe, brush, cut, brush (optional)
Now for the fun part! Cut the fringe. There are mutipal optional for cutting th fringe. You can cut the bottom in a straight line or in an inverted V shape (like a fish tail, or a mermaid tail in this case).
Grab your macrame fringe/pet brush and brush it out really well. (Optional process).
Once it’s brushed out, trim it again back into the upside down V shape.
Are you stuck in quarantine or self-isolation? Are the kids home on school holidays, bored and driving you batty?!? Well you have come to the right place! You can DIY most of my macrame creations in the comfort of your own home. This DIY kits come with all the supplies required.
This kit is a great inexpensive way to try macramé! You don't have to prepare any materials as we have prepared for you!