If you are ever wondering how to start your macrame project.
I would recommend starting with this easy macramé loop.
You can then end your macrame project with a large bead at the end.
The below uses 2 strings only, doubled over.
I used the backward half hitch knot chain. However, you can also do a forward half knot. Or alternate them.
Secure the string with a bit of tape or a pin at one end (the black dot).
1: Take the inside (blue) string over the outside (red) string.
2: The blue string then goes under the red string.
3: Then over the blue string.
4: The blue string then goes under the red string.
5: Then over the red string.
6: Then the under the blue string.
7: Repeating the pattern O,U,O,U,O,U,O,U…. Until the desired length is reached.
You can finish this pattern with a simple knot or continue it straight into a square knot as in the below example.
1: Take the outside string from the right-hand side and pass it under the two centre strings.
2: Then pass this string over the string on the left.
2: Bring the left string over the two centre strings and under the right side string.
3: Pull tight to form a half knot.
4: Take the right string and pass it over the two centre strings, then under the far left string.
5: Take the right string and pass it over the two centre strings, then under the far left string.
6: Bring the left string under the centre strings and over the right string.
7: Pull tight to form a square knot.
You can continue your square knot pattern to make a simple macramé bracelet.
I sometimes like to add beads on the outer strings for a decorative touch.
Below are a few examples of the loop.