The Double Half-Hitch knot (Clove Hitch knot)

The macrame Double Half-Hitch knot is a variation of the regular half-hitch knot, where two half-hitches are tied consecutively to create a more secure and sturdy knot. It is known as a Double Half Hitch knot or a Clove Hitch knot.

The Double Half Hitch knot can be tied in several directions, namely horizontally, diagonally and vertically. I will go through each of these directions below.

How to tie a HORIZONTAL Double Half-Hitch Knot Step-by-Step

*Note: the blue cord is the anchor cord and the far-left vertical cord is the working cord for this knot.

  1. Angle the anchor cord to the direction we're trying to head to, which is horizontal to the right. Take the vertical working cord and wrap it over the anchor cord to the left side. Pull on the working cord to tighten. At this point, a Half Hitch knot is formed.
  2. Repeat once more with the same working cord by wrapping the cord over to the left and through the loop.
  3. Pull on the working cord to tighten.

When repeated, a horizontal row of Double Half Hitch knots is formed.

How to tie a DIAGONAL Double Half-Hitch knot step-by-step 

*Note: the far-left cord is the anchor cord and the second cord from the left  is the working cord for this knot.

  1. Angle the anchor cord to the direction we're trying to head to, which is downward diagonally to the right.
  2. Take the vertical working cord and wrap it over the anchor cord to the left side. Pull on the working cord to tighten. At this point, a Half Hitch knot is formed.
  3. Repeat once more with the same working cord by wrapping the cord over to the left and through the loop.
  4. Pull on the working cord to tighten.

When repeated, a diagonal row of Double Half Hitch knots is formed.

How to tie a VERTICAL Double Half-Hitch knot step-by-step 

*Note: the far-left vertical cord is the anchor cord and the blue cord is the working cord for this knot.

  1. Angle the anchor cord to the direction we're trying to head to, which is vertically downward.
  2. Take the horizontal working cord and wrap it over the anchor cord to the left side, underneath and through to the right. Pull on the working cord to tighten. At this point, a Half Hitch knot is formed.
  3. Repeat once more with the same working cord by wrapping the cord above the first knot and through the loop underneath.
  4. Pull on the working cord to tighten.

Although the direction of the knot is vertical, you may take the same working cord and continue with a row of Double Half-hitch knots onto consecutive vertical anchor cords.

The macrame double half-hitch knot is best used for creating stability and support in your macrame projects.

It is particularly useful when you want to add strength to your design or when you need a knot that will hold the cords firmly in place.

The double half-hitch is commonly used in projects like wall hangings, plant hangers, and even jewelry, especially when you want to add decorative elements while ensuring the knots remain secure.

By using the macrame double half-hitch knot in combination with other knots like the square knot or the lark's head knot, you can create intricate and beautiful designs that showcase both creativity and functionality in your macrame creations. It's a versatile knot that will enhance the overall texture and durability of your macrame projects.

Macrame Double Half-Hitch 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.

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


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