How do you tie a Spiral 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 Spiral or Half Knot (HK)

This Spiral sinnet is also called a Half Knot because it is made by making half a square knot. Complete many HKs in sequence and see a DNA spiral emerge!

Learn the rest of the knots here: 

The Square Knot (SK)

The Larks Head Knot (LH)

The Reverse Larks Head Knot (RLH)

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.