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26 Free Macrame Patterns and Knot Craft Projects

Find modern macrame patterns you'll totally obsess over in this collection.

Updated June 21, 2019
22 Free Macrame Patterns and Knot Craft Projects

Macrame is making a comeback, so don't miss your chance to hop on this new/old trend. If you loved macrame in the 70s and are looking to bring it back in a chic new way, check out these free macrame patterns! You can make stunning wall hangings, pretty bracelets, and find other knot crafts here. You'll be amazed what you can make by simply knotting some string!

First, start off with this video overview ot the types of jewelry you can make using the macrame technique. Learn how to knot over a form and also learn what other unique materials you can incorporate into your macrame projects with this fun video.

Free Macrame Patterns Wall Hangings

Learn how to make a wall hanging with the beautiful macrame tutorials below! As macrame comes back in style, these DIY wall hanging tutorials become more and more popular! The tutorials below may look intimidating, but never fear: you can make these projects easily and you'll love the finished results.

  • Macrame Wall Hanging for Beginners

    Use thick cord and learn the basics of macrame with this beginner-friendly tutorial! Don't be intimidated. It may look complicated, but this is actually the perfect project for beginners.

  • Macrame 3-Pot Plant Holder

    This beautiful macrame pattern features thick rope and big knots for the perfect easy tutorial! Learn how to knot the rope in such a way that you can make a wall hanging for planters. As a special bonus, use tin cans as your planters for a chic recycled element!

  • Heart Macrame Wall Hanging

    Perfect for Valentine's Day, a girl's bedroom, or the family that just loves LOVE, this is a beautiful tutorial!

  • Dip Dyed Macrame Wall Hanging

    Not only will you learn how to macrame this elegant tapestry-like wall hanging, but you can add an extra bit of intrique when you dye it as well!

  • Modern Elegance Wall Hanging

    Maybe you want a macrame wall hanging and you want it now. This modern option with beautiful copper tubing works up quickly with only a handful of knots!

  • How to Make Macrame Plant Hangers Video

    Macrame videos like this one are perfect for new and experience artists alike! Learn how to make this gorgeous plant hanger by following an easy tutorial.

Free Macrame Bracelet Patterns

Macrame is popularly used for jewelry making tutorials, and you see it especially often in bracelet form! Learn how to make macrame bracelets with the tutorials below. You'll find a video tutorials and more in this listing!

  • Knot Your Average How to Macrame Video

    Learn how to make a basic macrame bracelet using the square knot. This is the perfect macrame tutorial for beginners, and great for summer camp crafts and other wonderful occasions.

  • Nialaya Bracelet

    Learn how to make cool bracelets using two basic macrame knots. This lovely bracelet features a video tutorial to teach you how to make it. Weave in beads for a really beautiful effect!

  • Macrame Meteor Bracelet

    This stunning bracelet is not for the faint of heart. This tutorial creates a gorgeous project and is ideal for crafters with some macrame experience, as this written tutorial does not have step-by-step photos.

  • How to Macrame a Bracelet

    Learn the basics of how to macrame a bracelet with this helpful tutorial! View clear illustrations of these steps to help you make a basic bracelet. Add beads too if you're feeling adventurous. You can do it!

  • Macrame Jewelry

    Use the diagrams in this excellent tutorial to make your own macrame bracelet. This is a great beginner tutorial because you'll learn a few different types of knots and how to incorporate beads as well!

More Macrame Jewelry Making Ideas

Maybe you're not in the mood to make a bracelet, or you're ready to move on to other jewelry making tutorials! Learn how to make macrame necklaces, a pendant, and other accessories with the tutorials below.

  • Trendy Neon Macrame Necklace

    This neon necklace is crazy cool! Work beads and shells into your macrame project along with different colors of cording for a really fun look.

  • Macrame Heart Pendant

    Macrame isn't just for the length of your projects, but it can be the focal point! You can make your own macrame heart pendant with basic knotting techniques.

  • Turquoise Medallion Choker

    You can macrame your own choker with this tutorial! Learn how to knot with beads and a turquoise pendant for a beachy, summertime accessory.

  • Easy Macrame Belt

    This gorgeous macrame belt is the perfect summery, boho accessory. It's easy to make and will look lovely with your wardrobe!

More Knot Craft Projects

While these techniques aren't macrame necessarily, they do feature knotting techniques you might want to know about! Check out these awesome knot craft projects for more inspiraiton for what to do with cord and rope.

  • Royal Purple T-Shirt Yarn Necklace

    Create T-shirt yarn or purchase it ready to go and learn how to knot and braid it to make this cute necklace for summer.

  • DIY Coasters & Trivets using Turk's Head Knot

    Learn the Turk's Head Knot and make this stunning coaster! It's the perfect nautical accessory for your table during summer parties.

  • Loopy Jute Twine DIY Christmas Garland

    Creating garland can be just as simple as tying knots! All you need to know is the basic slip knot. Add bells and you have a lovely new Christmas garland! Super easy and super cost-efficient.

  • Quick and Easy Rope Ball Surprise Dog Toy

    If your dog just destroys toys the same day he gets a new one, make him a sturdier toy that will keep him entertained for so much time to come. Learn how to make this rope toy and hide a surprise inside to make it even more fun!

  • Paracord Sailor Knot Bracelet

    Grab paracord for this knotting project! This basic bracelet comes together in the blink of an eye and would be a fantastic summer camp project.

  • Colorful Bead and Knot Necklace

    Making your own delicate, dainty necklace is as easy as stringing beads and tying knots. 

  • Paracord Water Bottle Holder DIY

    Learn a basic knotting technique to make an easy water bottle holder for your backpack!

  • Flower Spring Wreath

    This project barely involves any knotting at all, but I included it because it's so pretty! Tie thick yarn strands around an embroidery hoop and add flowers for a lovely springy wall hanging.

  • Geometric Gemstone and Pearl Knot Necklace

    This is a super easy necklace project with pretty pearls and beads that you can finish in one sitting.

  • Sliding Knot Pendant

    Making a sliding knot is an important skill that you need to know about. When you make your next necklace with cord, turn it into an adjustable one with this tutorial.

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