Macrame with Yarn

If you followed my Instagram stories, I shared my first
Macramé piece from beginning to end.
I’m always looking for a new craft to learn, and honestly,
I tried knitting…I just couldn’t get into it.

I really wanted to make something for our backyard.
I had a few awesome pieces of driftwood…and I thought a macramé piece would be great!
But I’ve never done it before…so I jumped on YouTube and tried to learn a few knots.

At first, I was totally lost….but once I started to understand it, I was completely addicted!

I found an easy to follow video that shows 4 different beginner knots.
I used every one in my first piece.

It’s from the talented Chelsea Salder, click HERE for her video on:
 HOW TO: Macrame Basics | Larks Head, Square Knot, 
Spiral Stitch, Double Half Hitch”

Typical macramé pieces use rope – which is probably easier, you can tighten each knot and overall will have more texture.

So for us makers that have yarn lying around, any of the ones listed below will work:
-BernatMaker Outdoor (US peeps only)

Here are a few tips I learned using yarn, instead of rope:
-each knot needs to be tied loosely
-if you tighten any of the knots, they just disappear, you can’t really see what its supposed to look like
-so if you aren’t used to these knots….just keep practicing until you are able to tie them loose enough that they all look the same
-yarn is so much cheaper than buying rope!
-you get a lot of yarn out of one skein
-the large macramé I made, used only 1 skein!
-you need SHARP scissors (the bottom of any macramé will need to be trimmed and you want it to look perfect, invest in a good pair of scissors!)

If you need any help on the knots listed below, I can help.
- Larks Head
-Square Knot
-Spiral Stitch
-Double Half Hitch

But anything beyond these 4….I need more practice…lol

Cant wait to see your macramé!

xo April

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