The Gathering Knot

One of the key knots to master in macramé is the Gathering Knot, sometimes referred to as the Wrapping Knot.

This versatile knot not only serves as a practical finishing touch but also opens up a realm of creative possibilities in crafting intricate and stunning macramé designs.

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

How to Tie a Gathering Knot Step-by-Step 

Bochiknot macrame gathering knot

  1. Hold the gathered cords
  2. Take the working cord and make a loop with one end
  3. Take the longer end and wrap it around from the back to the front of the gathered cords
  4. Repeat for a few more wraparounds
  5. Take the same end and weave it through the loop at the bottom
  6. Pull on the top end to tighten the knot

From plant hangers and wall hangings to intricate jewelry pieces, the Gathering Knot remains a foundational technique that adds both visual appeal and structural stability to the overall composition.

It also can serve a more decorative purpose as well.

Macrame Gathering Knot Video Tutorial 

Looking to advance your macrame knotting skills? 

I have compiled a series of knots into my free ebook, "50 Macrame Knots & Sennit Guide," that goes over step by step with pictures on how to make 50 popular macrame knots and sennits.

Bochiknot macrame knot ebook


This guide will assist you in learning the knots and provide insights into creating unique knot sequences and pattern designs. 

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