Part 1 - Basic Knots
Introduction to knotting
Now you can try it yourself! I've put together this handy illustrated guide to the most common knots used in macrame to make jewelry and more.
Generally when crafting the most common styles of knotted bracelets or necklaces, four cords are used (or two long cords folded in half, creating a loop at one end). The two middle cords, called carriers or carrying cords, stay stationary while the two outer cords, called knotting cords, are worked around the carriers. In the loose square knot you see here, the gray cords are the knotters and the purple cords are the carriers.
With this concept in mind, here are a few of the most common knots you'll see in macrame designs. With these simple techiques alone, you can begin creating your own unique jewelry!