How to Create Macrame Heart-Shaped Coaster With No Fringe

 

How to Macrame Heart-Shaped Coaster

Today, we're diving into the delightful world of crafting as we create a charming heart-shaped coaster.

What makes this project extra special is the unique tying technique we'll use, giving our coaster a clean and modern appearance without any fringes.

It's like magic for your home decor!

Don't worry if you're new to macrame – this project is super easy, and I'll guide you every step of the way.

By the time we're done, you'll have not only a cute but also a functional coaster that adds that extra special touch to your living space.

Get ready to infuse your home with a touch of handmade charm!

If you're just starting with macrame, let's quickly cover some basic essentials before we dive into the project.

What is Macrame?

Macrame is the art of crafting intricate patterns and designs by knotting cords together.

This versatile and timeless technique creates beautiful textiles, home decor, and accessories, allowing individuals to express their creativity through the artful intertwining of knots.

The allure of macrame lies in its simplicity – your hands and some natural fiber cords, such as cotton or jute, are all you need.

Just a handful of basic knots, like the Square Knot, Double Half Hitch, and Lark’s Head, can unleash a world of creative possibilities.

Think of it as crafting with knots, where you paint with textures and patterns to transform your vision into a tangible masterpiece. 

Macrame Knots You Need to Know to Make a Macrame Heart Coaster

Becoming acquainted with macrame knots is crucial for mastering the art. In this project, you'll need to be familiar with the following knots:

The above knots are basic knots widely used in many macrame projects.

When you learn basic knots like the square knot and double half hitch knot, you'll be all set to make many different macrame projects.

The Square Knot 

The Square Knot is a basic knot of macrame commonly used to create a variety of macrame projects, including wall hangings, plant hangers, bracelets, and more.

Bochiknot macrame square knot pattern DIY step by step instructions
Bochiknot macrame square knot pattern DIY step by step instructions

The Double Half Hitch Knot

The Double Half Hitch Knot  is a basic and incredibly versatile knot in macrame.

It serves as the foundation for numerous intricate knot patterns, making it a crucial technique for crafting beautiful macrame designs.

Bochiknot macrame double half hitch knot

Consistent practice and repetition are the keys to boosting your confidence in mastering these knots.

As you dedicate time to honing your skills, you'll find yourself more at ease with the process, opening the door to explore a myriad of intricate patterns and designs.

The more you practice, the more comfortable and creative you'll become in the art of macrame, enabling you to bring your unique ideas to life with confidence and precision.

If you're eager to expand your knowledge of macrame knots, I've put together a complimentary downloadable ebook titled "50 Macrame Knots & Sennits Guide."

This guide provides a detailed, step-by-step explanation with accompanying pictures on how to create 50 distinct knots and sennits.

It's a valuable resource for enhancing your macrame skills and exploring a diverse range of knotting techniques.

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Bochiknot macrame 50 knots and sennits ebook

Benefits of a Macrame Heart Coaster

Express your love for someone special with a heartfelt creation – a charming heart-shaped coaster!

This tutorial not only provides an opportunity to challenge your artistic side but also extends beyond the realm of handmade gifts, offering therapeutic benefits for your mind.

Here are some additional benefits:

  1. Personalized Gift: Crafting a macrame heart-shaped coaster allows you to create a personalized and heartfelt gift for someone special, showcasing your thoughtfulness and creativity.

  2. Artistic Expression: Engaging in macrame provides an artistic outlet, letting you experiment with different knots and techniques, fostering your creative expression.

  3. Stress Relief: The repetitive and rhythmic process of knotting in macrame can be therapeutic, offering stress relief and promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

  4. Functional Decor: The heart-shaped coaster serves a dual purpose, not only as a decorative item but also as a functional accessory, adding a touch of charm to your tabletop while protecting surfaces.

  5. DIY Satisfaction: Completing a macrame project, like the heart-shaped coaster, brings a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, boosting your confidence and fostering a connection to your handmade creation.

This macrame heart coaster is more than just a tabletop accessory – it's a delightful and functional piece of handmade art.

Crafted with love and intricate knots, it adds a charming touch to your tabletop while protecting surfaces.

Macrame Heart Coaster Cords and Materials

What's fantastic about this macrame project is its simplicity in terms of materials. 

All you'll need is a roll of macrame cord. 

It's super easy for anyone, especially if you're just starting out.

Choosing the Right Macrame Cord

Bochiknot macrame colored cord - recycled cotton cord

 

For this particular macrame project, I chose a 3mm single-strand cotton cord in the beautiful shade of blush.

The decision to use this specific type and size of cord was made with careful consideration for its texture, thickness, and color, ensuring that it complements the design and adds a touch of elegance to the final creation.

The blush hue, in particular, adds a soft and romantic feel to the project, making it perfect for crafting a charming and visually appealing macrame piece.

Feel free to choose the color that resonates most with your personal style and preferences.

Browse from our 30+ color selection by visiting our store.

    Other Macrame Tools & Supplies

    While not mandatory, using the recommended tool, such as a weaving needle or crochet hook, can significantly simplify the knotting process, making your macrame project more enjoyable and efficient.

    Essential macrame tools 

    Macrame Heart Coaster Details

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner level

    Completed Size:

    • 6.5" width and 6" length

    Completion Time:

    •  1-2 hours depending on skill level

    Materials Needed (for 1 unit):

    Cotton Lengths Needed:

    • 24 x 50 cm (20")
    • 8 x 40 cm (16")
    • 2 x 50 cm (20")

    * Note: Suggested cord lengths are based on a 3mm single strand twist. If you use a different size or brand, adjust the lengths accordingly.

    Important Macrame Terms for Beginners

    Key macrame terms to know:

    1. Knots:  Macrame involves creating patterns with knots like the square knot and double half hitch. Refer to the "Macrame Knots You Need to Know" section for the knots used in this pattern.
    2. Cords: Cords are the primary material used in Macrame. They are made of cotton, jute, nylon, or synthetic fibers. Macrame cords come in various thicknesses and colors.
    3. Fringe: Fringe refers to the loose ends of cords that hang down, adding a decorative element to beginner projects. The fringe can be left as is or trimmed to a desired length.
    4. Anchor cord: refers to the fixed cord or structure to which other cords are attached or knotted, providing stability and support to the design.
    5. Working cord: This is the cord that is actively used to create knots and patterns, manipulated and moved throughout the project to form the desired design.

    Step-by-Step Pattern Instructions

    Here are the steps to create a fringe-free macrame heart-shaped coaster.

    Step #1:

    • Pin or tape down 4 x 50 cm cords and make a Square knot 2" down.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #2:

    • Add 4 more cords to the left for 2 diagonal Square knots to the left.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #3:

    • Repeat the same pattern on the left-side mirroring the right-side.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #4:

    • With the middle 4 cords, make an Alternating Square knot.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #5:

    • Add another 4 x 50 cm cords on the right and left sides and make an individual Square knot on both sides as well.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #6:

    • Add alternating Square knots on both sides.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #7:

    • Add a group of 4 x 40 cm cords on the right and left sides and add 2 diagonal Square knots on both sides.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #8:

    • Fill in the middle section with Square knots.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #9:

    • Starting with the far-left 4 cords, make a Square knot, then continue with Square knots until a V-shaped pattern is formed.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #10:

    • Using a 50 cm cord as an anchor cord, make a Double Half Hitch ("DHH") knot with the Middle-right working cord. Then include the working cord with the anchor cord for the next DHH knot.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #11:

    • Cut off the second anchor cord and repeat.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #12:

    • Once the last DHH knot is made, do not cut off the second anchor cord.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #13:

    • Repeat the same pattern on the other side. 
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #14:

    • Use 2 cords on the right-side as the anchor cord and one cord on the left as the working cord for a diagonal DHH knot.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #15:

    • Bring the top cords to the back and make a DHH knot.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Step #16:

    • Weave the cord ends through the Square knots at the back and then trim off excess cords.
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners
    Bochiknot Macrame Heart-shaped coaster pattern DIY step by step tutorial for beginners

    Video Tutorial | DIY Macrame Heart Coaster (Fringe-Free)

    As you carefully weave each knot and add your special touch, you're not just creating a coaster – you're making a magical piece that carries a bit of your heart.

    It's like giving a fluffy hug to your daily routine, bringing warmth and handmade charm to your home.

    Picture placing this adorable coaster on your table, ready to catch spills or hold your favorite mug. And if you share it with someone special, every time they use it, they'll feel the love and effort you put into making it.

    Cheers to joyful crafting and sharing a bit of handmade happiness!

    Looking for More Fun DIY Macrame Patterns?

    Looking to expand the macrame skills you've learned?

    We got you covered with more macrame DIY projects you can make in the comfort of your own home.

    I have numerous diverse DIY macrame patterns that you can explore, ranging from distinctive wall hangings for home decor to timeless plant hangers suitable for all skill levels.

    Browse my collection of DIY macrame patterns on Etsy.

    The patterns come complete with step-by-step photos, written instructions, and helpful tips and tricks to assist you throughout your macrame journey.

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