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 Vertical Double Half Hitch (VDHH)
The Vertical Double Half Hitch knot is useful in adding areas of contrasting color and texture to your macramé. When making the VDHH notice that the knots are made around the hanging, vertical cords. Spot the difference! Watch this tutorial back to back with the Horizontal Half Hitch tutorial and observe how they differ:
Learn the rest of the knots here:
There you have it! Now you’ve got the skills to get going on your macramé journey.