Know no knots? No worries! It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the six foundational knots of Macramé. Though there are many hundreds of knots in the universe of rope craft, these six are the knots that compose almost all macramé projects. Master these simple knots, and their names*, with the aid of our video tutorials and you will be knotting with confidence in no time.
*Abbreviations for these techniques are included parenthetically and are how these knots will be referred to in written patterns.
The Horizontal Double Half Hitch (HDHH)
Next to the Square knot, the Horizontal Double Half Hitch is the second most frequently used knot in macramé. It is referred to as horizontal because the filler cord (the cord around which the knots are made) travels horizontally. The HDHH is useful in creating lines, curves and areas of dense knotting. Watch closely or follow along to master the Horizontal Double Half Hitch:
Learn the rest of the knots here:
There you have it! Now you’ve got the skills to get going on your macramé journey.