12 Free Macrame Projects to Help You Get Started as a Beginner

Table of Contents

Hey there, fellow macrame enthusiasts!

Whether you're new to knotting or have some experience, choosing the right beginner-friendly project is vital.

Let us guide you in this blog as we help you discover accessible macrame projects that match your style and skill level.

From boho-chic wall hangings to trendy floral plant hangers, there's something for everyone.

We'll provide materials, basic knot tutorials, and step-by-step instructions, ensuring you craft a stunning macramé piece.

Join us in unraveling the art of macrame—one knot closer to creativity!

We're so glad you're ready to explore more of the world of macrame. We detailed in the The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Macrame how to begin your macrame journey with these simple steps:

  1. Learn the basic knots.
  2. Gather the essential tools, materials, and supplies.
  3. Set up a primary macrame station.
  4. Choose a beginner-friendly macrame project.
  5. Create macrame!

In the The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Macrame, we covered Steps 1-3

Before we dive right into Step 4 - Choosing a beginner-friendly project, here is a recap of Steps 1-3. 

Step 1. Learn the Basic Knots

Mastering fundamental macrame knots is essential for crafting intricate and exquisite designs, allowing for the creation of patterns and textures with ease. This guide focuses on the three core macrame knots.

Pro Tip: To perfect these knots, go through the Ultimate Beginners Guide, where we cover these in-depth!

  1. Lark's Head Knot: This versatile knot is a fundamental mounting point for diverse projects. It provides a secure attachment for hanging cords in your macrame creations, establishing a stable foundation for further knotting and design elements.
  2. Double Half Hitch Knot: A highly versatile and fundamental knot, the double half hitch acts as a building block for intricate patterns. It's essential for crafting beautiful designs and opens doors to creating wall hangings, plant hangers, and decorative pieces.
  3. Square Knot: This prevalent macrame knot involves crossing two cords alternately. The primary decorative knot lays the foundation for various patterns and designs, independently and in combination with other knots.

I've put together a complimentary ebook titled "50 Macrame Knots & Sennit Guide." This comprehensive guide provides detailed, step-by-step instructions accompanied by illustrations, enabling you to master the art of crafting 50 distinct knots and sennits.

 

 

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

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

Step 2. Gather the Essential Tools, Materials, and Supplies.

Your macrame journey starts by gathering essential tools and supplies, which can often be repurposed from home.

Utilize sharp scissors, measuring tape or a ruler, and a comb or brush for tangle-free cords. For beginners, 3mm or 4mm cords are recommended due to their balanced thickness, making them soft, sturdy, and perfect for basic patterns.

Pro-Tip: Look out for our next blog, where we'll cover this in even more depth!

Step 3. Setup a Primary Macrame Station

Prepare your macrame workspace as your creative sanctuary. Begin with a solid table or desk as your knotting foundation.

Clear space for creativity and gather essentials like sharp scissors, measuring tape, and macrame cords.

For beginners, create a clean, open workspace with essential items like a stable table and basic office supplies.

Space and natural lighting are essential, and I highly recommend it. This straightforward arrangement provides the ideal foundation to start your macrame journey.

In summary, getting started with macrame is super simple. For a more in-depth guide to the first three steps, check out our The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Macrame.

By knowing the basic macrame knots, the basic materials and supplies you need, and how to set up a primary workstation, you are well on your way to starting your first project. 

In this blog post, we will go over just that - Step 4, choosing a beginner-friendly macrame project.

Where it All Began: My Macrame Journey

If you're reading this, macrame has likely piqued your interest, and like you, I was also once a beginner.

Imagine a world where spreadsheets meet intricate knots, and creativity gets a new meaning. Born and bred in Calgary, Canada, I had a thing for both finance and artistic flair, and that's where my macrame journey started.

By day, I was crunching numbers as a Chartered Public Accountant, but the allure of crafting was never far.

Then, the enchanting world of macrame appeared on my radar. From childhood crafts to Pinterest discoveries, I ventured into macramé with a DIY feather and a wall hanging.

Lark's Head Knot, Square Knot, Double Half Hitch Knot – I got tangled up in learning these knots. But here's the kicker:

  • Mistakes were made.
  • Countless hours were spent practicing behind the scenes.
  • Progress was my only mantra.

Fast forward, and I'm here to share my journey with you today. Macramé isn't about perfection; it's about embracing the process, from tangles to triumphs.

So, let's knot and nurture your creative side – because everyone starts at the beginning, just like me.

As a beginner, finding the right starting point can feel like finding the first puzzle piece – crucial, exciting, and mysterious.

Fear not because, in this blog, I will help guide you to uncovering that ideal beginner-friendly macrame project. We get it – with all the intricate designs and knot variations out there, choosing that first project might seem like a daunting task.

But fret not, as we're about to walk you through a treasure trove of insights, tips, and ideas to make your decision a breeze.

From understanding what makes a project beginner-friendly to exploring a range of possibilities, we've got your back every step of the way.

So, whether you're dreaming of stylish plant hangers, chic wall hangings, or any other stunning creation, get ready to discover the perfect project that will kickstart your macrame journey in the best way possible.

Let's dive in and make some macrame magic by choosing your beginner macrame pattern!

Important Macrame Terms for Beginners

Before we jump into the projects, let's recap some key terminology. Here's a rundown of fundamental macrame terms that will set you up for success:

  • Knots: Macrame is all about knots, like the Square Knot, Half Hitch, Lark's Head Knot, and Spiral Knot. These basic knot patterns are the building blocks of macrame.
  • Cords: The primary material in macrame is cords. They come in various materials, such as cotton, jute, nylon, or synthetic fibers. You'll find them in different thicknesses and colors to suit your creative vision.
  • Fringe: Fringe is the dangling ends of cords that lend a decorative touch to beginner projects. You can leave the fringe as is or trim it to your desired length.
  • Hanger: A macrame hanger is a structure crafted from knots to hold plants or objects in style.
  • Wall Hanging: This refers to decorative pieces made of knots, often displayed on walls. They can feature intricate patterns, textures, and embellishments.
  • Tension: Tension refers to how tight or loose your cords are while you work on a project. Maintaining consistent tension is vital to keeping your knots uniform.
  • Sennit: A sennit is a row of knots or cords arranged in a particular macramé pattern. Sennits are used to add texture and visual interest to designs.
  • Spacer: A spacer is a tool or object that maintains even spacing between knots or cords. It ensures your patterns come out neat and precise.
  • Anchor Cord: This fixed cord or structure serves as the foundation to which other cords are attached or knotted, offering stability and support to the design.
  • Working Cord: The active piece of cord you use to create knots and patterns, manipulated throughout the project to achieve your desired design.
  • Mounting Knot: This knot secures your macrame project to a dowel, ring, or support structure.
  • Decorative Knot: More than just functional, decorative knots like the Berry Knot add beauty and artistic value to your macrame designs.

Essential Factors to Consider for Macrame Beginners:

If you're just getting started with macrame, there are a few crucial factors to remember that will help you have a smooth and enjoyable journey.

First off, let's talk about complexity. It's super crucial for beginners to start with simple projects. This might sound like common sense, but trust me, it's a big confidence booster.

Starting with something straightforward lets you grasp basic knots and techniques before diving into more intricate designs. Plus, it's much less frustrating when you see quick progress!

Now, let's chat about time commitment. The size and complexity of your project play a role in how much time you'll need. Small, intricate projects usually take less time than large, intricate ones.

So, if you're short on time or patience (we've all been there!), opt for smaller projects to begin with.

Next up is the budget. Macrame doesn't have to break the bank! There are thousands of free macrame video tutorials on YouTube. 

There are also plenty of cost-effective materials out there, and Bochiknot has gone through the effort of finding (and even offering) all the best ones for you :).

Cotton cord is an excellent option for beginners and is quite budget-friendly. Don't worry about having to invest in expensive materials right away.

As you get more comfortable with macrame, you can explore higher-quality options.

Now, onto tools. Luckily, you can start your macrame journey without fancy equipment.

The basics include scissors (for obvious reasons!), a ruler or tape measure to ensure your cords are the right length, and some strong tape, pins, or clips to hold your work in place.

Oh, and a wooden dowel or ring for hanging projects. Now - these can't be put under essential tools, but let me tell you - they come in pretty handy.

You could call these tools your trusty sidekicks, making the process smoother and more enjoyable.

Remember, macrame is all about creativity and self-expression. Don't be afraid to experiment, make mistakes, and learn as you go. With some practice, you'll soon be crafting beautiful pieces that reflect your style.

Now, if you still need to decide what to buy or are not ready to buy supplies for many projects when you're only dipping your tow in, we've got you covered.

The easiest way to get started is with our Bochiknot macrame starter kit.

Perhaps you're wondering what sets the Bochiknot kit apart?

Well, let us address your curiosity with these five compelling reasons:

  1. All-in-One Package: Bochiknot's starter kit provides everything you need to begin your macrame journey. From cords to tools, it's all included. This eliminates the hassle of hunting down individual supplies and ensures you have the essentials ready to go as soon as you're ready.
  2. Curated for Beginners: These kits are specifically designed for beginners. They include a detailed instruction pamphlet, an easy-to-follow video tutorial, and guidance on basic knots. This makes learning much smoother, especially if you're new to macrame.
  3. Builds Confidence: As a beginner, confidence is vital. Working with a kit that's tailored to your skill level can boost your confidence by providing achievable goals and clear instructions. This positive experience can motivate you to tackle more complex projects.
  4. Time-Saving: Instead of searching for the right supplies and patterns, a kit provides a streamlined experience. You can jump into creating without the stress of assembling materials from scratch.
  5. Creativity and Inspiration: While the kit provides the basics, there's still room for creativity. You can experiment with colors and patterns and slightly modify designs to add your personal touch. The kit's structure gives you a foundation to build upon.
Bonus: They're currently on special! Grab your kit now with a 10% discountUse Coupon Code: KAMI

    Bochiknot Macrame Kami Kit

    12 Projects for Beginners to Choose From:

    Here are some of my early projects, nothing like the master crafts I make and teach you to make now, but I want you to know that we all start somewhere, and I am excited to be starting this with you, so let's jump into choosing a beginner project!

    When starting with macrame, consider your preference and skill level. Keychains offer quick gratification, practicing basic knots. Wall hangings challenge creativity with intricate designs.

    Bags combine functionality and style, requiring beginner-intermediate skills. Plant hangers merge aesthetics and utility, which is great for nature enthusiasts.

    Choose wisely to embark on a satisfying macrame journey.

    Macrame Keychain Projects

    If you're entirely new to macrame, give keychains a go. They're fantastic for beginners because they're simple, take little time to finish, and don't require many supplies.

    They're like a beginner's playground where you can practice your basic knots and hone those foundational skills. Plus, you get that incredible feeling of accomplishment quickly.

    The cool thing is that keychains also let you play around with different designs and colors. Because they're small and valuable, they're perfect for controlling the tension of your knots and getting comfortable working with cords.

    These projects are super low-pressure, making them the perfect stepping stone before diving into more complex macrame projects.

    If you want more details on the specific project, click on the name of each pattern to check out the video tutorial.

    1. Daisy Keychain Pattern

    It was intertwining artistry and practicality.

    The daisy macramé keychain emerges as an essential adornment. Employing skilled knotting techniques ensures durability and charm, safeguarding your keys while infusing elegance into your everyday carry. 

    Prepare to weave colored cords into a delightful and unique accessory with this fun project that will bring a smile to your face each time you clutch your keys!

    Skill level:

    • Beginner

    Knots you need to know:

    • Lark's head knot
    • Half Hitch knot & Double half-hitch knot
    • Gathering knot

    Materials Needed (for 1 unit):

    Cord lengths needed:

    • 2 x 115 cm (45")
    • 1 x 30 cm (12")

    Completion time:

    • 30 to 45 minutes

    Completed size:

    • 2cm (0.75") wide by 19cm (7.5") length

    Other essential tools:

    Why we recommend this project for beginners:

    We've selected this project for beginners because it offers a chance to create something personalized and stylish.

    Crafting your macrame daisy keychain enables you to infuse your creativity by selecting colors, patterns, and decorations that resonate with you.

    This unique accessory becomes a reflection of your individuality and flair.

    2. Fishtail Keychain Pattern

    The fishtail macrame keychain blends intricate art with usefulness, creating a must-have accessory.

    Expert knotting methods guarantee strength and flair, keeping your keys safe and elevating your daily essentials with sophistication.

    Skill level:

    • Beginner

    Knots you need to know:

    • Larks Head Knot
    • Double Half Hitch Knot

    Materials Needed (for 1 unit):

    Cord lengths needed:

    • 3 x 100cm (40")

    Completion Time:

    • 30 minutes to an hour, depending on skill level

    Completed Size:

    • 1’’ wide and 6’’ in length

    Other Essential tools:

      Why we recommend this project for beginners:

      Keychains are one of our favorite crafts for beginners, as you know.

      But this keychain holds a special place on this list because while being beginner-friendly, it is also unique - when was the last time you saw someone using a fishtail keychain?

      3. Keychain Lanyard Shell Pattern

      A macrame keychain lanyard, blending knotting artistry with practicality, is a helpful holder for keys, IDs, or small items.

      The tutorial features a leaf pattern for a nature-inspired aesthetic.

      Skill level:

      • Beginner

      Knots you need to know:

      • Larks Head Knot
      • Double Half Hitch Knot
      • Gathering Knot

      Materials needed (for one unit):

        Cord lengths needed:

        • 4x700cm (276")

        Completion time:

        • 2-3 hours

        Completed size:

        • 19" when completed

        Other essential tools:

          Why we recommend this project for beginners:

          We selected the macrame keychain lanyard project for beginners because the leaf pattern tutorial offers a nature-inspired design.

          It allows beginners to learn techniques that open the door to creating their unique macrame pieces.

          At Bochiknot, we're dedicated to nurturing your creative voice and assisting you in transforming your inspirations into beautiful macrame creations, whether they're influenced by nature, geometry, or your imagination.

          Macrame Wall Hanging Projects

          If you're dipping your toes into the macrame world but looking for something bigger than a keychain, then macrame wall hangings are a fantastic starting point.

          They blend artistic beauty with a perfect opportunity to try different knots and techniques.

          It's like having a canvas where you can let your creativity flow while also honing your skills and watching them grow.

          The neat thing is that wall hangings are more prominent and decorative, so completing one gives you that satisfying feeling of accomplishment.

          There are so many designs to choose from, so you can start with the basics and work up to more intricate patterns.

          As you work on them, you'll naturally get better at paying attention to the little details and controlling the tension of your knots.

          The best part?

          Once you're done, you can proudly show off your finished piece on your wall.

          And don't worry if you're new to this whole macramé thing—there are tons of tutorials and resources to help you get started and make it a beginner-friendly adventure.

          1. Half Mandala Wall Hanging

          Crafting a half mandala is a delightful journey for beginners, combining the allure of intricate knotting with achievable complexity.

          This project offers a striking visual result that enhances any space.

          By mastering this technique, beginners create an elegant wall hanging and gain confidence in their macrame skills.

          Skill level:

          • Easy / Beginner

          Knots you need to know:

          • Lark's head knot
          • Double half-hitch knot
          • Square Knot
          • Berry Knot
          • Reverse Lark's Head Plus Half Hitch knot

          Materials needed (for one unit):

          Cord lengths needed:

          • 10 x 170 cm (67)
          • 1 x 150 cm (59)
          • 2 x 120 cm (47)
          • 12 x 50 cm (20)
          • 2 x 70 cm (28)

          Completion time:

          • 1 hour to 2 hours

          Completed size:

          • 12" wide by 6" length

          Other essential tools:

            Why we recommend this project for beginners:

            A half-mandala macrame project is an excellent choice for beginners due to its captivating visual impact and manageable complexity.

            Creating a half-mandala allows newcomers to learn fundamental macrame knots while producing an impressive and stylish wall hanging.

            This project offers a balanced blend of creativity and simplicity, resulting in a calm and rewarding endeavor that adds a touch of elegance to any space.

            2. Bohemian Feather Wall Hanging Pattern

            Macrame feathers are trending now, and it's no wonder since they're gorgeous. They add a charming touch to any macramé project you're working on.

            Creating these macramé feathers is a fantastic way to give a Boho-chic vibe to your macramé jewelry, keychains, wall hangings, or even furniture pieces.

             

            Skill level:

            • Beginner

            Knots you need to know:

            • Lark's Head Knot
            • Reverse Lark's Head knot
            • Double Half Hitch Knot
            • Square knot

            Materials needed (for one unit):

            Cord lengths needed:

            • 6 x 225cm (88")
            • 8 x 35cm (14")

            Completion time:

            • 25-40 minutes

            Completed size:

            • 12.5"

            Other essential tools:

              Why we recommend this project for beginners:

              These giant feathers can uniquely enhance any project and be an ideal starting point for beginners eager to grasp macrame knots.

              Crafting a macrame feather involves just a few supplies, tools, and cords, making it straightforward.

              Through patience and practice, you'll master crafting beautiful macrame feathers that add a charming touch to your projects.

              3. Rose Knot Heart-Shaped Pattern Wall Hanging

              Creating a macrame wall hanging heart-shaped pattern is a delightful endeavor that intertwines creativity and skill.

              This project offers an enjoyable experience as you master the intricate knots, resulting in a stunning mini macrame wall hanging that radiates charm and showcases your newfound expertise.

              Skill level:

              • Beginner

              Knots you need to know:

              • Larks Head Knot
              • Square Knot
              • Rose Knot

              Materials needed (for one unit):

                Cord lengths needed:

                • 16 x 200cm (79")
                • 32 x 38cm (15’’) for the Rose Knots

                Completion time:

                • 30-45 minutes

                Completed size:

                • 9" wide by 12" length

                Other essential tools:

                  Why we recommend this project for beginners:

                  Crafting a macrame rose knot heart wall hanging blends creativity and skill into an enjoyable experience.

                  Through mastering intricate knots, beginners can create a charming piece of art that showcases their growing expertise.

                  This project is ideal for infusing rooms with a romantic atmosphere, whether for Valentine's Day or to add a handmade touch to any space.

                  Macrame Plant Hanger Projects

                  If you're getting into macrame, making plant hangers is smart. They're like the perfect mix of practical and pretty, giving you a chance to get the hang of a few fundamental knots and how to control the tension in your cords.

                  What's cool about these projects is that you can see your progress as you work on them and pick up some practical skills along the way.

                  The best part is that plant hangers can be as straightforward or as fancy as you want – they're adaptable to whatever level you're at.

                  Plus, they're not only great for keeping your plants stylishly suspended, but they also make thoughtful gifts.

                  And don't worry about not knowing where to start – there's a treasure trove of online resources to guide you.

                  With just a few basic supplies, you can add charm to your space while giving your green buddies a comfy new home. It's a fantastic way to dive into macramé, even if you're starting!

                  1. 10-Minute Plant Hanger (Quick & Simple Beginner Pattern) 

                  Elevate your living space by creating a macrame plant hanger in under 10 minutes, breathing life into any bare room.

                  This tutorial offers a simple and enjoyable DIY project that requires just a roll of single-strand cotton cord and your hands.

                  No additional materials are needed, making it quick, easy, and fun. Transform your space with this plant hanger that accommodates plant pots of 15-20cm in diameter.

                  Skill level:

                  • Beginner

                  Knots you need to know:

                  • Overhand Knot
                  • Square Knot
                  • Gathering Knot

                  Materials needed (for one unit):

                  Cord lengths needed:

                  • 6 x 200cm (79")
                  • 1 x 60 cm (24")

                  Completion time:

                  • 10 - 30 minutes

                  Completed size:

                  Other essential tools:

                    Why we recommend this project for beginners:

                    If the name didn't give it away - time is one of the main reasons we recommend this project.

                    The plant hanger is beautiful and a favorite for macrame artists because of all the different types, but sometimes, when we're learning a new skill, we want to do so quickly and display our art - this plant hanger is perfect!

                    2. Macrame Plant Hanger Using 6 Basic Knots

                    Opting for a 6-knot macrame plant hanger is a smart choice for home decor, blending minimalism with creativity.

                    This project's six fundamental knots offer a simplified yet stylish plant hanger that complements interior aesthetics effortlessly. Its coolness lies in the elegant fusion of design and ease, providing a chic and functional addition to any living space.

                    Skill level:

                    • Beginner

                    Knots you need to know:

                    • Half Hitch Knot
                    • Lark's Head Knot
                    • Double Half Hitch Knot
                    • Berry Knot
                    • Square Knot
                    • Gathering Knot

                    Materials needed (for one unit):

                    Cord lengths needed:

                    • 1 x 200 cm
                    • 8 x 300 cm

                    Completion time:

                    • 1 to 2 hours

                    Completed size:

                    • 3" wide x 26" length

                    Other essential tools:

                      Why we recommend this project for beginners:

                      Making a 6-knot macrame plant hanger is an ideal project for beginners due to its simplicity and impressive outcome.

                      This endeavor introduces newcomers to essential knotting techniques, yielding a stylish and functional plant hanger.

                      The project's manageable complexity allows you to quickly grasp the art of macrame, resulting in an incredible and rewarding creation that adds a touch of greenery to your space.

                      3. A 3-Tiered Plant Pod Hanger

                      Crafting a three-tier plant hanger is an exciting project that adds a stylish and functional twist to your space.

                      This project allows you to showcase multiple plants vertically, maximizing your greenery while creating an eye-catching and contemporary decor element.

                      Skill level:

                      Beginner

                      Knots you need to know:

                      • Reverse Lark's Head Knot
                      • Square Knot
                      • Half Hitch Knot
                      • Double Half Hitch Knot

                      Materials needed (for one unit):

                      Cord lengths needed:

                      • 1 x 400 cm (157")
                      • 17 x 350 cm (138")
                      • 2 x 50 cm (20")
                      • 1 x 70 cm (28")

                      Completion time:

                      • 3.5" wide x 33" length

                      Completed size:

                      • 9 cm (3.5") and length of 84cm ( 33")
                      • (Fits small plants at 2"- 2.5" diameter pot size)

                      Other essential tools:

                        Why we recommend this project for beginners:

                        A three-tier plant hanger is an excellent beginner project due to its combination of simplicity and aesthetic impact.

                        As you explore the world of macrame, crafting a multi-tiered plant hanger allows you to learn fundamental knotting techniques while creating a functional and visually pleasing piece.

                        The tiered design adds a touch of sophistication to any space, making it a rewarding and excellent project for those new to macrame.

                        Macrame Bag Projects

                        If you're new to macrame and looking for a great project you can carry around and show off, diving into crafting handbags is a fantastic idea.

                        These projects give you the perfect balance of usefulness and a chance to let your creative juices flow.

                        The best part is that they're just the right size – big enough to let you practice basic and more intricate knots, which is a great way to level up your skills.

                        Working on handbags is like unlocking a whole new world beyond just knots.

                        You'll get to play around with design, figure out how to structure things, and learn many techniques beyond the regular knotting routine.

                        The super cool thing is that handbags can show off your style. You can go all out with different types of cords and make them stand out as unique accessories.

                        And because they're not just pretty but also functional, making handbags is a satisfying way for beginners to craft something that's both visually appealing and useful.

                        It's like hitting two birds with one stone – getting creative and honing those macramé skills simultaneously!

                        1. Boho-Chic Fringe Hand Bag

                        Craft a seriously stylish macrame fringe bag employing just three fundamental knots.

                        Get creative by using leftover cords for the fringe, adding an eclectic touch. This bag's standout feature?

                        A distinctive knotting technique to close off the base is demonstrated in the video for a functional and fashionable twist.

                        Skill level:

                        • Beginner

                        Knots you need to know:

                        • Lark's Head Knot
                        • Square Knot
                        • Double Half Hitch Knot
                        • Rya Weave Knot

                        Materials needed (for one unit):

                        Cord lengths needed:

                        • 48 x 170 cm (67")
                        • 2 x 45 cm (18")

                        And a bunch of smaller scraps at 12 - 15 cm long

                        Completion time:

                        • 9" wide and 6" length

                        Completed size:

                        • Width of 9.5"
                        • Length of 7.5"

                        (macrame part only)

                        Other essential tools:

                          Why we recommend this project for beginners:

                          A fringe handbag is an ideal beginner project due to its fusion of style and simplicity.

                          Crafting a fringe handbag allows newcomers to grasp foundational techniques while creating a trendy and functional accessory.

                          The fringed design adds flair to the bag, making it a chic and cool project well-suited for beginners to explore and enjoy.

                          2. $2,000 Net Bag

                          Embracing the coolness of the trend, macrame net bags have captured attention for their blend of utility and style. Renowned fashion houses such as Prada, Alexander Wang, and Bottega Veneta have propelled the popularity of these bags with their spring and summer collections.

                          The appeal lies in their chic design, eco-friendly nature, versatility for various uses, lightweight convenience, and breathability.

                          Skill level:

                          • Beginner

                          Knots you need to know:

                          • Overhand Knot
                          • Gathering Knot

                          Materials needed (for one unit):

                          Cord lengths needed:

                          • 18 x 210 cm (83")
                          • 2 x 300 cm (118")

                          Completion time:

                          • 1 - 2 hours

                          Completed size:

                          • 30 cm (11.81") wide
                          • 37 cm (14.57") length

                          Other essential tools:

                            Why we recommend this project for beginners:

                            Exploring the realm of macrame net bags presents a journey into fashion and sustainability.

                            This project embodies the modern trend while echoing the practices of established fashion brands. Beyond its stylish allure, a macrame net bag offers an eco-friendly alternative and versatile functionality.

                            As beginners delve into this project, they cultivate their macrame skills and contribute to a greener lifestyle.

                            Crafting these bags is an opportunity to infuse personal style into a practical accessory while staying in tune with fashion's evolving landscape.

                            1. BOHO-CHIC Style Mobile Carrying Bag

                            Not only does it blend the beauty of handcrafted artistry with functionality, but it also offers a canvas for personalization.

                            Macrame phone bags are compact, allowing beginners to quickly learn essential knotting techniques while creating a stylish accessory that reflects their unique taste.

                            This project embodies the essence of coolness by combining creativity and practicality in a fashionable and beginner-friendly way.

                            Skill level:

                            • Beginner

                            Knots you need to know:

                            • Lark's Head knot
                            • Square knot
                            • Half hitch knot
                            • Overhand knot
                            • Berry knot
                            • 4-ply braid
                            • Gathering knot

                            Materials needed (for one unit):

                            Cord lengths needed:

                            • 1 x 100 cm
                            • 12 x 340 cm
                            • 24 x 16 cm
                            • 2 x 320 cm
                            • 1 x 1mm cord @ 20cm length

                            Completion time:

                            • 4" wide and 7" length

                            Completed size:

                            • 7.5" long
                            • 4.5" wide

                            Other essential tools:

                              Why we recommend this project for beginners:

                              Creating a macrame phone bag is an excellent choice for beginners because it seamlessly combines creativity with functionality.

                              The project offers a chance to learn fundamental knotting techniques while producing a stylish and practical accessory.

                              The compact size of a phone bag allows beginners to achieve satisfying results and experiment with different designs quickly, making it a fantastic and engaging project for those new to macrame.

                              As you embark on your macrame journey, remember that every knot you tie is a step towards unlocking your creativity.

                              Choosing your first project is just the beginning of a rewarding adventure where you'll learn new skills, find joy, and create something exceptional.

                              Don't hesitate to explore, experiment, and embrace the beauty of imperfection. With each knot, you're crafting more than just art – you're crafting confidence in your ability to bring beauty into the world.

                              So, dive in, enjoy the process, and let your artistic spirit flourish through the art of macrame!

                              FAQs

                              How Do I Determine My Skill Level?

                              For beginners assessing your macrame skill level, start by mastering basic knots and completing simple projects.

                              Follow online tutorials The Ultimate Guide for Macrame Beginners, consistently practice, and gradually take on more complex designs. Seek feedback from peers and compare your work to experienced artists' pieces.

                              An excellent way to do this is by sharing your work on Instagram and tagging @Bochiknot - we love seeing your work as you progress, and we're always up to help you with tips and tricks when you're struggling.

                              Experiment with your designs and embrace mistakes as learning opportunities. With continuous learning and perseverance, your macramé skills will naturally progress.

                              Can I Customize Projects to My Taste?

                              To infuse a personal touch into your macrame projects, beginners can explore various avenues of customization.

                              This involves selecting distinct color palettes, integrating beads and embellishments for added texture, and altering patterns through creative knot combinations.

                              Incorporating fringe, natural materials, and sizing adaptations allows for unique variations.

                              Personalized touches such as initials, words, or theme-based designs can also lend a meaningful dimension to the creations. By experimenting with these customization techniques, beginners can craft macramé pieces that showcase their individuality and artistic flair.

                              Customizing a project without any guidance can seem tricky for a newcomer, so check out our Bochiknot Macrame community; here, you'll find all kinds of projects with embellishments, which you can then apply to your beginner projects.

                              How Do I Avoid Overwhelming Myself?

                              To prevent overwhelming feelings in macrame, beginners should adopt a mindful approach.

                              This involves commencing with simple projects that utilize basic knots and gradually progressing to more intricate designs.

                              Realistic goal-setting, focused learning resources, and patient practice sessions are essential.

                              Avoid comparing progress to others and celebrate personal achievements, regardless of their scale.

                              Limiting project complexity, embracing mistakes as learning opportunities, and taking breaks when needed all contribute to a balanced and positive macrame learning experience.

                              Remember, macrame is meant to be a rewarding and enjoyable creative outlet by pacing yourself, focusing on steady progress, finding joy, and building a fulfilling macrame journey.

                              What if I Make Mistakes?

                              Mistakes are expected in any craft, in any sphere of life; when grappling with mistakes in your macrame endeavors, maintaining a composed demeanor is vital. When errors occur, shift your perspective to regard them as stepping stones in learning.

                              Pause to take a breath before calmly assessing the situation. Cultivate patience and consider each mistake an opportunity for growth.

                              Seek solutions to rectify the error and ask for guidance from more experienced practitioners if needed.

                              Embrace imperfections, as they contribute to the uniqueness of handmade creations.

                              Lastly, celebrate your progress and approach mishaps with humor to ease frustration.

                              How Can I Progress to More Complex Projects?

                              To advance from more straightforward macrame projects to more intricate ones, particularly employing the "Bochiknot" technique, adopt a systematic approach.

                              Begin by mastering foundational knots and techniques, then focus on thoroughly understanding the intricacies.

                              Start with intermediate projects and gradually increase complexity; on Patreon, you will find all sorts of intermediate-advanced projects with tutorials.


                              1 comment


                              • Pandora Rust

                                How much? I couldn’t find it


                              Leave a comment

                              Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

                              This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


                              Latest Blog Posts

                              How to Create a Diamond Lace Pattern
                              How to Create a Diamond Lace Pattern
                              Today, you're going to learn how to create a mesmerizing diamond lace pattern step-by-step. This pattern, that I made, will guide you through making neat, symmetrical knots using macramé techniques. You’ll start with some basic diagonal double half knots and...
                              Read More
                              5 Macrame Projects Using the Daisy Knot Pattern
                              5 Macrame Projects Using the Daisy Knot Pattern
                              Macrame enthusiasts and macrame mavens! In this blog post, we're delving deep into the intricacies of the Daisy knot pattern. Whether you're a newbie eager to enhance your knotting skills or a seasoned macrame veteran seeking fresh inspiration, you're in...
                              Read More
                              4 Daisy Knot Flower Patterns to Create Stunning Floral Macrame Designs
                              4 Daisy Knot Flower Patterns to Create Stunning Floral Macrame Designs
                              Daisy knot patterns come in various styles, each adding a unique touch to your macramé projects. In this blog, I will guide you through four distinct daisy knot patterns. These patterns are versatile and can be integrated into almost any...
                              Read More
                              View all