Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

Spring is here, and it's the perfect time to try your hand at a fun and eye-catching flower pattern.

This tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful Daisy knot pattern with beads in a keychain.

The project is simple, doesn't take much time, and anyone can do it by following along.

We'll use vibrant three-ply cords and large hole beads.

Before we jump into the project, let's quickly review some basic essentials for those who are just starting out with macrame.

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Key Takeaways

  • You'll learn a Daisy knot pattern with beads.

  • The project uses sturdy three-ply cords and large hole beads.

  • Perfect for beginners and can be customized with different colors and beads.

Ideas Behind a Macrame Flower Pattern Keychain

Flower patterns are not only visually appealing but also enjoyable to create.

They can brighten up any space and improve your mood.

For example, a daisy knot pattern with beads can be made into a keychain that is easy for anyone to create.

Using just a few materials like three-ply cords from our rainbow cord line, large-hole beads, and a lobster clasp or key ring, you can make a beautiful daisy design.

Macrame Knots You Need to Know to Make a Flower Macrame Key Chain

Mastering the essential macrame knots is key to becoming proficient in this craft.

For this project, you'll need to know the following knots:

These basic knots form the foundation for many macrame projects.

By learning the fundamental knots, such as the gathering knot and the double half hitch knot, you'll be well-equipped to create a wide variety of macrame designs.

The Gathering Knot 

The Gathering Knot excels at bringing multiple cords together harmoniously, allowing artisans to achieve beautifully gathered and neatly arranged patterns in various macramé projects.

Bochiknot macrame gathering knot

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

The Lark's Head Knot 

The Lark's head knot is a fundamental and versatile knot used in Macrame to secure cords to a holding rod or ring, creating a solid foundation for your project.

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.

DOWNLOAD HERE 

Bochiknot macrame 50 knots and sennits ebook

Benefits of a Macrame Flower Key Chain

These delightful creations not only add a touch of charm to your keys but also offer a multitude of benefits.

From expressing your creativity to providing therapeutic relaxation, there's so much to love about crafting and using these beautiful accessories.

  1. Express Yourself: Crafting a macrame flower keychain lets you showcase your creativity and style. Each knot and pattern reflects your unique vision, resulting in a personalized accessory.

  2. Relaxation: Knotting in macrame can be a calming and therapeutic activity. Its repetitive nature helps soothe the mind and ease stress, offering a peaceful escape from everyday worries.

  3. Portability: Unlike larger projects, a keychain is small and easy to carry, making it perfect for crafting on the go. Whether at home or on the move, you can work on it anytime, anywhere.

  4. Affordability: Making a macrame flower keychain is budget-friendly. With minimal and inexpensive materials, it's a cost-effective way to enjoy crafting.

  5. Thoughtful Gifts: Handmade keychains are heartfelt presents that show you've invested time and care. They're cherished by recipients and make for meaningful gifts for loved ones.

  6. Practical and Pretty: A macrame daisy keychain isn't just stylish—it's also functional. It keeps your keys organized and can be a charming addition to bags and backpacks.

Creating a macrame daisy keychain is more than just a crafting activity; it’s an opportunity to relax, develop new skills, and produce something uniquely yours. 

Embrace the art of macrame, and discover the myriad of benefits it brings to your creative journey. 

Macrame Flower Keychains 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 to use 4mm 3ply Strand cotton cord in the color mauve, sage, steel blue, and buttermilk.

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.

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.

Benefits of Rainbow Macrame Cord:

  • Our Rainbow cord line is certified 100% chemical-free and eco-friendly as the cords are made from recycled cotton materials
  • There is a variety of sizes, types, and color offerings to choose from
  • We love using the Rainbow cords because it's soft on the hands and strong and sturdy, making them easy to work with.

    Other Macrame Tools & Supplies

    You will need the following materials to make your Macrame Flower Keychain

    Essential macrame tools 

    Macrame Daisy Key Chain

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner

    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:

    • Color #1: 1 x 100 cm (39”), 1 x 50 cm (20”)
    • Color #2: 2 x 150 cm (59”)

    * Note: Cord lengths are based on a 4mm Three-ply cord. Adjust as needed for different cord sizes or brands

    Important Macrame Terms for Beginners

    Here are some helpful macrame terms you should know when following this pattern:

    1. Knots: A knot is made by looping, intertwining, or tying a strand of cord and macrame, involves various knots, such as the square knot, and the double half hitch 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
    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 step-by-step instructions on how to make the Macrame Flower Pattern with Beads Keychain.

    Step #1

    • With Color #1 cord at 100 cm long, attach it to the bottom of the lobster clasp with a Reverse Lark's Head knot.

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #2

    • Overlap the 2 cords

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #3

    • With 2 x Color #2 150 cm cords, measure one end to 40 cm, and with the shorter ends in the middle, attach the cords onto the overlapped cords with Reverse Lark's Head knots.

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #4 

    • Pull on the anchor cords to tighten then with the right Color #2 cord as a working cord, make 3 consecutive Vertical Lark's Head knots onto the Color #1 cord.

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #5

    • Repeat the same pattern on the left-side.

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #6

    • Weave the middle 2 cords through a bead.
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #7

    • Overlap the anchor cords, then take the remaining cords for Half Hitch knots onto the overlapping cords.

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #8

    • Repeat for 2 more Daisy patterns underneath.

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #9

    • Take a 50 cm Color #1 cord for a Gathering knot at the bottom.

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Step #10 

    • Cut off excess cord ends and trim the tassel at the bottom.

    • Additionally, make sure to pull on the anchor cords to smooth out any wrinkles in the cords beneath.

    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain
    Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    Video Tutorial | Macrame Beginner's Guide: Knotting-Techniques for Your Beaded Flower Keychain

    You've now mastered a versatile and eye-catching Daisy knot pattern with beads.

    This pattern is perfect for brightening up your space and adding a personal touch to your projects. 

    Remember to adjust cord lengths and bead colors to personalize your design. For more patterns and tips, consider exploring our community resources. Happy crafting!

    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.

    How to Turn Knots into Exquisite Macrame Designs

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    Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned knotter, our community is your gateway to mastering the art of macrame.

    Elevate your skills, share your creations, and embark on a journey of inspiration together.

    Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.

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