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Need a quick gift idea? Learn how to make a macrame keychain with few easy steps!

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1: Prepping

  • Supplies needed:

    • Macrame Cord (min. of 3 feet),

    • Keyring

    • Scissors

    • Tape

  • Tape the keyring to a sturdy surface.

Step 3: Square Knot

  • After attaching the cords, there will be four cords hanging from your keychain. Two center cords will be called anchor cords and the two outside ones will be called tying cords.

  • Pass the left tying cord over the anchor cords.

  • Pass the right tying cord over the top of the left tying cord.

  • Pass the right tying cord under the anchor cords and through the loop formed by the left tying cord.

  • Pull on both tying cords to tighten the knot.

  • The next knot will be a mirror of the knot that you just created. Start by passing the right tying cord over the anchor cords.

  • Pass the left tying cord over the top of the right tying cord.

  • Pass the left tying cord under the anchor cords and through the loop formed by the right tying cord.

  • Pull on both tying cords to tighten the knot.

  • Repeat till you have the desired length.

Step 2: Lark’s Head Knot

  • Cut two strands of macrame cord and fold them in half.

  • Place a folded macrame cord over and through the keychain, pull the ends of the cord through the loop, then tighten to secure the knot.

  • Repeat on both cords.

Step 4: Wrap Knot

  • Use an extra piece of cord, or cut a small piece (about 8”) from of one of the anchor cords.

  • Fold this extra cord to make loop, lay it on the keychain cords, and begin to wrap upwards toward the loop.

  • Arter 3 to 4 wraps, tuck the tail into the loop you created.

  • Pull the cord from both ends to tighten and make sure the knot is pulled under the wraps.

  • Pull the knot where your square knots end. Cut the excess cord.

  • Trim the ends of your keychain.

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