How do you tie a Lark's Head knot?

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 Lark’s Head Knot (LH)

The Lark’s Head is where we will begin because it is a mounting knot, one which you will use to mount your ropes to your dowel, driftwood, branch or mounting cord.  It is the first knot you will use when beginning a project. Take a peek:

Learn the rest of the knots here: 

The Square Knot 

The Reverse Larks Head Knot 

The Spiral or Half Knot (HK)

The Horizontal Double Half Hitch (HDHH)

The Vertical Double Half Hitch (VDHH)

There you have it! Now you’ve got the skills to get going on your macramé journey.