squareknot

The most common macrame knot is the Square Knot, and many beautiful wall-hangings can be made just using this one knot.

macrame knot - myfrenchtwist.com

macrame knot - myfrenchtwist.com

  1. Always work with 4 strands of rope.
  2. Place the right outside rope across the 2 center ropes. (Always start with the right side.)
  3. Run the left outside rope over the right outside rope then under the center cords and up through the opening.
  4. With the outside strands, gently tighten the knot. 
  5. Make sure the knot is taunt, but be careful not to pull too strongly.
  6. (Now repeat the first four steps, starting with the left side this time.) Place the left outside rope across the 2 center ropes.
  7. Run the right outside rope over the left outside rope then under the center cords and up through the opening.
  8. With the outside strands, gently tighten the knot.