How do I make a Square Knot

This is one of the most-used knots in macramé and you will most likely use it really often.

Practice makes perfect, so make lots and lots of these knots until you feel comfortable with them.

1. Make a loop or L-Shape with the left cord, bringing the left cord over the two middle cords. Let the right cord fall to the front.

2. Bring the right cord to the back of the two middle cords and up forward through the loop you created on the left.

3. Take both left and right cords in each hand and tighten.

4. Make a loop or L-Shape with the right cord, bringing the right cord over the two middle cords. Let the left cord fall to the front.

5. Bring the left cord to the back of the two middle cords and up forward through the loop you created on the right.

6. Take both left and right cords in each hand and tighten the knot.

 

Once you master this knot, it can be used ‘alternating’ to create patterns, you can leave gaps between rows of knots to create netting, and you can create ‘picot’ knots and berry knots. The sky’s the limit with this versatile knot!

Happy Making!

 

Fiona

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