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How to make Macrame Mermaid Tail Keychain // PDF tutorial + Video Tutorial

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, diagonal double half hitch, 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

3. Scissors

4. Clipboard

There are two knots you need to know

1. larks head knot

2. diagonal double half hitch

3. the wrapping knot

Cord Lengths:

170cm x 3 pcs

This will make a wristlet about 15cm macrame twisted wristlet.

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Let's make a twisted wristlet

Step 1:

Attach the cords to the keychain clasp

First you need to attach your three 170cm 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!

Step 2:

Tie diagonal double half hitch knots

The majority of this keychain is made with diagonal double half hitch knots.

Start on the left and make two diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Then on the right, make three diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

This will form a nice V shape. Continue this process for seven more rows (there will be eight all together).