Tutorial: Macrame Stones

Macrame StonesThese are a lot of fun to make, and super easy. Here is how it’s done.

steps 1-5

 

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1. Tie a “belt” around the stone.  Then loop 2 pieces of hemp over the belt, making a total of 4 strands hanging down.

2.  Tie a square knot.  To do this, take the strand labeled {d}.  Loop it behind the center two strands, and over the front of the strand labeled {a}.

3. Wrap strand {a} around strand {d} and pull it through the loop on the right hand side of the knot.

4. Do the same thing as before, only opposite.  So loop strand {a} behind the center two strands, and over the front of strand {d}.

5.  Wrap strand {d}  around strand {a} and pull it through the loop on the left hand side of the knot.

6. Slide the square knot that was just made to position it around the belt.

Repeat steps 1-6  as many times as needed for the size of your rock.  The rock in this example has a total of 5 square knots.

Round 2Using four strands from two neighboring knots, complete a square knot as before.  Continue around the rock using strands from two neighboring knots, until the rock is covered with knots.

finalTo finish, you can either collect all of the strands into one large knot at the base of the rock forming a tassel, or you can tie several knots along the base creating a fringe.

You could easily add beads to the macrame or tie on little treasures to the fringe. Be creative and have fun with it!

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4 thoughts on “Tutorial: Macrame Stones”

  1. Reading this blog post again today, I had an idea of using this macrame knot in weaving. How would this look if I wove ribbons or fabric through sections of it? Sounds like a fun rainy day experiment to me. I’ll have to make one on a larger scale.

  2. Reading this blog post again today, I had an idea of using this macrame knot in weaving. How would this look if I wove ribbons or fabric through sections of it? Sounds like a fun rainy day experiment to me. I’ll have to make one on a larger scale.

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