Macrame is made by knotting thread continuously to form a pattern. The real base of macrame is the types of knots that are put together. Some of these knots are noticeable. Others are complicated and foreign to most people. Let’s talk about a few of these knots.
Let’s start with the Half Knot. It is an easy knot, so it’s great for the beginner. When you make one half knot after another the knot twists to form a nice looking rope like pattern.
The Double Half Hitch used in all kinds of macrame projects. Watch bands and bracelets commonly use the double half hitch knot. It is made by doing two half hitch knots right next to each other.
There are many other knots used when making macrame. Too many to list in one place. The key is to learn a few knots and go from there. You can start with the basics and work your way to more complicated knots in no time!