DIY Macrame Keychain – alternating squares

Keychains, Tutorials
A beautifully designed macrame keychain with alternating squares that is quick and easy to make.

Materials

  • 1 Keyring (I used a D loop keyring with lobster clasp)
  • 4 x 160cm 3mm cotton cord
  • 1 x 80cm 3mm cotton cord
  • Scissors
  • Optional brush to straighten tassel (Any brush is suitable)

MACRAME KNOTS

  • Larks Head Knot
  • Square Knot
  • Alternating Square Knots
  • Double Half Hitch Knot
  • Cumulative Double Half Hitch Knot

TIPS

Remove slack when you tighten your square knots so it looks neat.

Double half hitch tightly and as closely together by pushing them up with you fingers, that way you won’t have any gaps.

Spray or dip tassel in water after unravelling to get an extra straight brush. Give you tassel a pamper and you’ll get great results!

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Berry knot diamond keychain tutorial

Keychains, Tutorials
A stunning triple josephine knot keychain tutorial to master yet another macrame knot.

Materials

  • 1 Keyring (I used a D loop keyring with lobster clasp)
  • 4 x 150cm 3mm cotton cord
  • Scissors
  • Optional brush to straighten tassel (Any brush is suitable)

MACRAME KNOTS

  • Larks Head Knot
  • Double Half Hitch Knot
  • Berry Knot – (you need to know how to do a square knot)

TIPS

Tug down on the middle cords of your square knot to make sure you remove any slack and your berry knot appears neat every time.

Spray or dip tassel in water after unravelling to get an extra straight brush. Give you tassel a pamper and you’ll get great results!

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set of stylish macrame keychains

Josephine knot Keychain Tutorial

Keychains, Tutorials
A stunning triple josephine knot keychain tutorial to master yet another macrame knot.

Materials

  • 1 Keyring (I used a D loop keyring with lobster clasp)
  • 3 x 150cm 3mm cotton cord
  • 1 x 50cm 3mm cotton cord
  • Scissors
  • Optional brush to straighten tassel (Any brush is suitable)

MACRAME KNOTS

  • Larks Head Knot
  • Josephine Knot
  • Wrapping Knot

TIPS

Flatten out any cross overs of cord as you go along to keep a nice neat, twist free finish.

Spray or dip tassel in water after unravelling to get an extra straight brush. Give you tassel a pamper and you’ll get great results!

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Macrame Diamond Keychain Tutorial

Keychains, Tutorials

Materials

  • 1 Keyring (I used a D loop keyring with lobster clasp)
  • 3 x 150cm 3mm cotton cord
  • Scissors
  • Optional brush to straighten tassel (Any brush is suitable)

MACRAME KNOTS

  • Larks Head Knot
  • Double Half Hitch Knot
  • Square Knot

TIPS

Spray or dip tassel in water after unravelling to get an extra straight brush. Give you tassel a pamper and you’ll get great results!

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Square Knot Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

Keychains, Tutorials
Easy adjustable friendship bracelet, all you need is some rope – it is made from JUST ONE piece of cotton cord.

Materials

  • 1 x 200cn 3nn cotton cord
  • Scissors

TIPS

Don’t tighten up your square knots too quickly otherwise the middle cords will bunch up and you might think you have knotted incorrectly. Take your time and pull gently upwards to reduce the friction which causes bunching!

MACRAME KNOTS

  • Square Knot

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Twisted Macrame Friendship Bracelet

Keychains, Tutorials
DIY beginners macrame keychain tutorial – great for beginners and for crafting adults and children.
Craft by Ceri logo macrame plant hanger

Materials

  • 1 x 60cm cotton cord
  • 1 x 180cm 3mm cotton cord
  • Scissors

MACRAME KNOTS

  • Half Square Knot

TIPS

Push your Half Square Knots up with your thumb and finger to keep the knots as close together as possible for a tight twist with more turns in it.

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Spiral Twisted Macrame Keychain Tutorial

Keychains, Tutorials
DIY beginners macrame keychain tutorial – great for beginners and for crafting adults and children.

Materials

  • 1 Keyring (I used a lobster clasp keychain)
  • 5 x 30cm 3mm cotton cord
  • 1 x 120cm 3mm cotton cord
  • Scissors
  • Optional brush to straighten tassel (Any brush is suitable)

MACRAME KNOTS

  • Half Square Knot

TIPS

Push your Half Square Knots up with your thumb and finger to keep the knots as close together as possible for a tight twist with more turns in it.

Spray or dip tassel in water after unravelling to get an extra straight brush. Give you tassel a pamper and you’ll get great results!

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Macrame Keychain Pattern – Tutorial Series

Keychains, Tutorials
Learn the basic macrame knots through step by step, easy and quick to finish projects – keychains, bag charms and other mini macrame.

Basic Knots

Square knot, Half square knot, wrapping knot and half hitch knot are the basic knots the underpin all large macrame art too. Once you can master them in mini projects, your equipped to explore your creative expression in bigger projects.

Free macrame patterns

Subscribe to find out how to make all the patterns seen above. Great for children as well as adults, complete beginner level tutorials.

Tips on organising girls accessories

DIY Home Decor

DIY ideas for girls hair bows and accessories storage

Hair bows, clips, hair bands, pins and bangles

If your daughter is anything like mine, you’ll have clips and bows a plenty. Plus the hair bands, bangles, bracelets and any other old jewellery that she claims hers. The problem I kept facing was keeping them all neat and tidy… time and time again after being reorganised.

These were my cute boxed solutions that worked for me, just not for my kids.

I thought it was a good idea to keep them in separate cute boxes. The trouble there is, kids love tipping out the entire contents of any box. I think I’m too being kind when I speculate the mess is made because you can’t see them all in a box to make a selection so emptying them helps to make a more informed decision. But I think it’s just too fun tipping out everything from a box. It’s an invitation. Even when my girl could resist, her brother would do it. And there are so many little bits and bobs that it’s too much for them to tidy up. I love to find a solution to a problem, so I thought about how I could improve.

I took to trusty Pinterest to see how others were overcoming this problem, surely I’m not the only one bothered by this. I found some really cute ideas involving ribbons and frames. But I gave up on that when the frame kept getting knocked over and the ribbons yanked.

Pinterest ideas on bow holders

I decided to tackle her accessories in categories and find my own solutions. I grouped them into 5 categories:

1. Bangles and bracelets

I found a long storage hook that I could screw into an available pre drilled hole for her adjustable shelves in her wardrobe. Accessible for her to choose what to wear and have a simple place to put them back.

2. Hair bows

A little bit of rope goes a long way in my house! Totally obsessed with macramé and love how I can create simple DIY solutions with it. I mainly love being able to DIY a solution with things I have lying around the house. And that’s how I made my own version of a bow hanger with an artificial flower and some rope (see my other post on how I did this).

I later reworked this concept to make a personalised bow holder listed in my Etsy Shop, made from laser cut wooden hutch plywood.

Personalised Bow Holder to keep hair bows and clips tidy and easy to reach. Made with laser cut wooden plaque and 100% cotton rope.

3. Hair bands

I grouped them together and slipped them on a good storage bag clip (I think I picked these up in ikea once). I locked up all her hair bands in neat colour organised rows.

4. Clips and Bobby Pins

I don’t use my cuff links I had for work anymore, so used the cuff link holder box to slide them into the elastic holder.

5. Headbands (she’s lost all of hers so that’s that one sorted)

I love the new set up and my daughter loves it too. Too much clutter makes it hard to find things and she loves the order. She loves her bow hanger the most and will rely on it to grab a matching bow to put on her younger brother or cousin when it’s time for playing dress up!

I’d love to know your thoughts on my solutions and if you’ve tried any of your own. Follow me on social media @craftedbyceri to keep up to date with my latest posts and upcoming macramé workshops if your interested in learning the art. Browse my Etsy Shop if your interested in a personalised hand made bow hanger for yourself. Thanks for reading.

Ceri

Macramé workshops in St Albans

Workshops

My first macramé gift from a student…

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Running a trade stall or a workshop at local Arts and Craft fairs allows me to meet those people who are interested in the craft of Macramé. A fair amount of the interested in my trade stalls are from those who appreciate the hand work that goes into making macramé as each knot is handmade.

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I’m repeatedly pleasantly surprised at how many of the young generation are interested in natural based, plastic free products, telling me they love plants and keep and take care of a whole collection at home. I usually have a lot of macramé plant hangers with my own indoor plant collection potted in them at shows so this usually draws in attention of plant lovers.

It goes without saying, there are also a whole generation of visitors/customers who come out the “I remember doing Macramé at school” or “I used to have one of these in the 70’s”. And it sparks their interest to re learn a forgotten craft.

At my last taster workshops I ran at Greenwood Park Community Hub in St Albans I had a very enthusiastic learner. She aced the Square knot and Half Square knot on the Keyring design that she made with me, which wasn’t a surprise considering how keen she was to learn. What blew me away was that she went away with what she learnt and came back with a gift for me.

This is my first Macramé gift as a tutor and I can’t tell you how happy it’s made me. I can’t wait to see you again Chloé and get an update on your latest craft project!