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Weavey Studio - How to Make a Simple Macrame Keychain

Macrame keychains are a fun and easy project that you can complete in just a few minutes. They are a great way to add some personality to your keys or give as a gift to a friend. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create a simple macrame keychain using just a few basic knots.


4mm cotton cord (one piece, 2 feet long)



Step 1: Cut your cord

Cut one piece of 4mm cotton cord, 2 feet long. Fold the cord in half and tie a knot at the top to create a loop. Hang the loop on a hook or dowel to keep it organized.

Step 2: Create the center knot

Take the two center cords and tie a knot about 1 inch from the top. This will create the center of your keychain.

Step 3: Create the square knots

Take one cord from each adjacent pair and tie a square knot (right over left, left over right) about 1/2 inch below the center knot. Repeat this process with the other adjacent pairs until you have three sets of square knots.

Step 4: Create the bottom knot

Take all four cords and tie a knot at the bottom, leaving about 1 inch of cord below the knot. This will create the base of your keychain.

Step 5: Add the keyring

Thread the keyring through the loop at the top of your keychain and tie a knot to secure it in place.

Step 6: Finish your keychain

Trim the ends of the cords to your desired length and comb them out to create a fringe effect. Your keychain is now ready to use!


Be patient and take your time with each knot to ensure that your keychain is secure and balanced.

Experiment with different knotting techniques and colors to create a unique design.

Use a keyring that is sturdy and can handle the weight of your keys.

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a simple macrame keychain. Happy knotting!

Weavey Studio


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