DIY Macrame Keychain – alternating squares

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


  • 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)


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


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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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.

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