Creating Magic: How to Make a Macrame Unicorn Dreamcatcher

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Today, we are making a super cute unicorn dreamcatcher that is totally beginner-friendly.

You don’t need any experience with macramé in order to create this fun and easy project! The size can be customized depending on what kind of frame you want it for - large or small ones alike?

There's also plenty room for customization by adding/removing rose knots as well changing up colors too; talk about versatility!!

All you need to make this pattern is a unicorn frame, some cord, and basic supplies like scissors and measuring tape. 

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Macrame Knots To Know:

  • Double Half Hitch ("DHH")
  • Overhand Knot
  • Lark's Head Knot
  • Berry Knot
  • Square Knot
  • Rose Knot
  • Gathering Knot 
If you're unfamiliar with these knots, I encourage you to download our 50 knot free eBook to familiarize yourself with these knots, along with other commonly used knots.
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This project should take 45-90 minutes, depending on your skill level.


Cord & Supplies 

Cord & Materials:

You can find all these cords and supplies in our shop. I used a 3mm Single Strand Twist cord in Natural from our Foundation range and 1.5mm String in Natural from our Rainbow range, along with a unicorn metal frame.

Cord Lengths:

Wrapping / weaving cords: 200cm each

Horn: 100cm

Rose knots: 70cm or 90cm per knot

Leaf: 2 x 140cm per leaf

Berry knot: 2 x 100cm

Fringe: 70cm

Step-by-Step Instructions

Creating The Unicorn Dreamcatcher Pattern

Step #1:
Take a 200 cm cord and make a Double Half Hitch knot with one end, then wrap the long end all around the frame.
Step #2:
Make a Half Hitch knot with the cord end then tie an Overhand knot at the back.
Step #3:
Take a 200 cm strand of string and weave it back and forth throughout the frame.
Step #4:
Secure the weave at the back with a Double Overhand knot.
Cut off the excess string.
Step #5:
Use a 100 cm cord and wrap it around the unicorn horn.
Tuck the cord ends inside the horn when wrapping is complete.
Step #6:
Add a small berry leaf pattern to the bottom of the frame: Attach 2 cords 100 cm long at the bottom centre with Lark's Head knots.
Before tightening the knots weave cord ends from the Unicorn-wrap through the knots.
Flip the pattern upside down. Using the two cord ends from the initial wrap, tie a double overhand knot and cut off the excess cord.
Step #7:
Make a Berry knot with 2 consecutive Square knots. Leave about 1cm space between the Lark’s head knots and the first Square knot.
Step #8:
Attach 4 strands of 70 cm cords on the right and left sides.
Step #9:
Attach a strand of 140 cm cord to the left of the Berry knot.
Attach a second cord onto the left cord-end with a Reverse Lark's Head plus Half Hitch (RLHPHH) knot.
Step #10:
Make 2 rows of Double Half Hitch (DHH) knots to the left.
Repeat this again.
Step #11:
Make 2 rows of DHH knots from left to right.
Step #12:
For the last row of DHH knots, include the working cord used with the anchor cord group for the next DHH knot.
Step #13:
Take one cord through the top to the back and then tie a Double Overhand knot with the last working cord used.
Step #14:
Repeat the same leaf pattern on the right-side mirroring the left.
Attach one cord to the right of the Berry using a Lark’s head knot.
Attach a second cord onto the right cord using a RLHPHH knot.
Make two rows of DHH knots to the right.
Make two rows of DHH knots to the left.
Make a last row of DHH knots to the left, adding the previous working cord to the anchor cord for each consecutive knot.
Take one cord from the last DHH knot to the back of the pattern, making a double Overhand knot.
This concludes the Berry Leaf pattern.
Step #15:
For Rose knot #1, attach 2 x 80 cm cords onto the ring using a Lark’s Head knot.
Make a Berry knot (refer to Step 7).
Wrap the cords around the Berry knot.
Tie 2 Double Overhand knots at the back.
Repeat this for another Berry knot next to the first one.
Tie the Rose knot to the frame using an overhand knot at the position where one of the webs meets the frame.
Step #16:
For Rose knot #2, use a 70 cm cord folded in half and twist the loop end around a finger.
Pull the loop bottom up through the center.
Mount the knot onto the pattern with a Double Overhand knot.
Step #17:
Repeat both Berry knots throughout the left side of the frame.
Step #18:
Trim the fringe to desired shape and length.


That’s a wrap on this gorgeous unicorn dream catcher pattern. Did you have fun with these rose knots?

I loved combining various macramé skills into one unique masterpiece. In this tutorial we learnt to wrapping around a ring, and make a weave pattern on the ring to make it easier to attach macramé add-ons.

We also covered making different rose types of rose knots, and attaching them onto a design.

Then, there’s the leaf pattern coupled with a Berry knot to create something fresh and unique. Wow, what a mouth full!

Would you like to try out more macrame tutorials? Check our YouTube channel! We have lots of different styles there, let me know which pattern you would like to see next in the comments below!"

Much love,


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