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 Reverse Lark’s Head Knot (RLH)
Just like the Lark’s Head but in reverse! When you reverse the Lark’s Head you will no longer see the horizontal loop of rope on the front side of the knot. Both knots will secure your cords to the dowel and which one you choose to use is up to your aesthetic sensibilities! Watch both videos back to back and notice how they differ in their appearance and construction:
Learn the rest of the knots here:
There you have it! Now you’ve got the skills to get going on your macramé journey.