Are you looking to add a touch of boho charm to your keys?
In this blog post, we've got you covered with an awesome DIY macrame keychain featuring a cute Daisy pattern.
Get ready to knot your way to a fabulous and personalized accessory that'll brighten your day whenever you grab your keys!
Let's dive in and get creative with some knotting fun!
What is Macrame?
For those new to Macrame and just starting, let's explore its evolution and what it truly entails.
Macrame, the art of skillfully knotting cords to create intricate patterns, boasts a rich history dating back to ancient times and saw significant popularity during the 1970s.
Fast forward to today, there's a remarkable resurgence of interest in Macrame within design and decor.
With artists actively exploring innovative techniques, blending tradition with modern elements, we now witness a delightful range of captivating macrame pieces, from wall hangings and plant hangers to trendy fashion accessories
This evolution has transformed Macrame into a remarkably versatile and esteemed art form admired for its unique charm and artistic expression.
Macrame Knots You Need to Know to Make the Daisy Keychain Pattern
Getting familiar with macrame knots is essential for mastering the art of Macrame. For this project, you will need to know the following knots:
The above knots are basic knots widely used in many macrame projects.
By learning popular knots like the lark's head knot, double half hitch knot, and gathering knot, you'll have a solid foundation for creating a wide range of macrame projects, including coasters.
The Lark's Head knot is a fundamental mounting knot for various projects. As a mounting knot, it provides a reliable and secure attachment point for your macrame design to a dowel, ring, or other supporting structure. This knot lets you easily hang cords onto your macrame creation, providing a stable foundation for further knotting and design elements.
The Half Hitch knot and Double Half Hitch knot are fundamental and highly versatile in Macrame. It is the building block for many intricate knot patterns, making it an essential technique for creating beautiful macrame designs.
The Gathering Knot is a wrapping knot, a finishing knot that gathers all cords together. Usually, you will see the gathering knot at the bottom of a macrame pattern.
If you need help making the knots above, click on the names above to practice and familiarize yourself with the knots before starting this pattern.
Practice and repetition will help you become more confident in executing these knots, allowing you to explore more intricate patterns and designs.
I have compiled a FREE EBOOK guide, "50 Macrame Knots & Sennit Guide," that goes over step by step with pictures on how to make 50 different knots and sennits.
This guide will assist you in learning the knots and provide insights into creating unique knot sequences and pattern designs.
Benefits and Uses of Macrame Keychain
Macrame keychains offer several benefits and versatile use cases that make them a popular choice among crafters and users alike:
- Personalized and Stylish: Making your macrame keychain allows you to add a personal touch and express your creativity. You can choose your favorite colors, patterns, and embellishments, making it a unique accessory that reflects your personality and style.
- Handmade Gifts: Macrame keychains make thoughtful and heartfelt gifts for friends and loved ones. Handcrafting a keychain tailored to their preferences adds a personal touch, making it a cherished memento.
- Stress Relief and Relaxation: Engaging in Macrame can be a calming and meditative experience. The repetitive nature of knotting can help reduce stress and promote mindfulness, making it an enjoyable hobby for relaxation.
- Low-Cost Crafting: Macrame is a budget-friendly hobby that requires minimal tools and materials, making it accessible to a wide range of people who want to explore their creative side without breaking the bank.
- Beginner-Friendly Projects: Macrame keychains are relatively quick to make compared to larger macrame projects like wall hangings or plant hangers. They are an excellent way to practice macrame skills and complete gratifying projects in a shorter time frame.
Macrame Keychain Cord and Materials
Choosing the cord
Choosing a cord that is soft, sturdy, and suitable for your desired keychain design is essential, ensuring durability and functionality.
- Our Rainbow cord line is certified 100% chemical free and eco-friendly, made from recycled cotton materials.
- The single-strand type of cord, in particular, comes in various colors.
- We love it because it's smooth, soft, and sturdy, making it easy to work with.
If you can't get your hands on our single-strand Rainbow cotton cord, try substituting it with our 3-ply Rainbow cotton cord, which will also work well for this pattern and offer a more textured aesthetic.
- Lobster swivel clasp - you will need a swivel lobster clasp for the keychain, or a keyring will also work. These can be purchased at your local craft store or on Amazon.
- Other than a wooden dowel or a stick to mount the cords onto, additional supplies are not needed to make the pattern.
- Cord lengths: 2 x 115 cm (45) and 1 x 30 (12)
You will also need some essential tools:
Macrame Daisy Keychain Pattern Details
- 2cm (0.75”) wide by 19cm (7.5”) length
- 30 to 45 minutes
Materials Needed (for 1 unit):
Cord lengths needed:
- 2 x 115 cm (45”)
- 1 x 30 cm (12”)
** Note: The cord lengths suggested here are based on the pattern using a 4mm single-strand Rainbow Cord. Should you use a different size cord or cord from another brand, actual cord lengths may differ slightly and, therefore, should be adjusted accordingly.
Important Macrame Terms for Beginners
Here are some helpful macrame terms you should know when following this pattern:
- Knots: The Macrame involves various knots, such as the square knot, double half hitch, and Lark's head knot. Understanding these basic knot patterns creates the foundation of Macrame. Refer to the "Macrame Knots You Will Need To Know" section for the knots used in this pattern.
- 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.
- 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.
- Anchor cord: refers to the fixed cord or structure to which other cords are attached or knotted, providing stability and support to the design.
- 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.
DIY Macrame Keychain Step-by-Step Instructions
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make a Daisy keychain pattern:
- Take 1 x 115 cm cord of color #1 and make a Reverse Lark’s Head knot onto the Lobster clasp.
- Attach it onto the bottom of the Lobster Clasp with the reverse Lark’s Head knot.
- Take the loop end through the bottom of the Lobster Clasp and then pull the two cord ends through.
- Take 1 x 115 cm Color #2 cord and place it horizontally above the vertical cords.
- Place it horizontally on top of the two vertical cords.
- Take the middle cords underneath.
- Make a half hitch knot on both sides facing the inside of the pattern, making two half hitch knots.
- Make sure the anchor cord ends are even. Pull on them if necessary.
- Make a Double Half Hitch knot onto the left anchor cord, Repeat the same on the right-side.
- Take the middle left cord and make a double half hitch knot onto the far left anchor cord.
- Take the middle right cord to make a double half hitch knot onto the far right anchor cord.
- Fold over the 2 anchor cords on top of the vertical cords and make a Half Hitch knot on both sides facing the outer sides of the pattern.
- Put the anchor cords on top of the vertical cords.
- Take the middle right cord to make a double half hitch knot facing the right side.
- Take the left cord to make a double half hitch knot facing the left side.
- Pull the two anchor cords to tighten.
- Bring the working cords from behind to the top of the pattern and criss cross them. Then make a Half Hitch knot on both sides facing the outer sides of the pattern.
- Alternate the working working cord ends.
- Take the mauve color from the back and take the ends to form a crisscross.
- Take the middle two cords underneath, which are natural colored.
- Start off the next Daisy half hitch knot facing the sides like the how the first Daisy pattern was closed off.
- Finish off the rest of the Daisy similar to the first one made above.
- Continue alternating the coloured Daisies 3 more times below.
- Using a 30 cm strand of cord, make a Gathering knot at the bottom.
- Trim off excess cords and trim the fringe at the bottom.
Step-by-Step Video Guide: How to Make a Macrame Daisy Keychain Tutorial | Beginner Friendly
As we conclude this macrame keychain Daisy pattern tutorial, we hope you've had as much fun crafting it as we did sharing it with you!
The possibilities of Macrame are endless, and we encourage you to keep exploring and experimenting with different patterns and designs.
Remember, the beauty of Macrame lies not only in the end product but also in the creative journey it takes you on.
Whether you're a seasoned macrame artist or a complete beginner, we believe that every knot and twist you make adds a touch of your unique flair to the final piece.
So, don't hesitate to let your imagination run wild and incorporate your favorite colors, beads, or even charms into your future macrame creations.
The key is to have fun, relax, and enjoy the process of crafting something special with your own hands.
We hope this tutorial has inspired you to continue your macrame journey and explore other exciting projects.
And remember to share your beautiful creations with us and the macrame community - we can't wait to see what you come up with!
Until next time, happy knotting and creating! 🌼
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