10 Steps to Macrame Heart-Wave Pattern Wristlet (Video Lesson)

Bochiknot Macame Heart Wave Pattern

We're sharing the spirit of Valentine's and Galentine's all through this #LoveMonth by creating tons of heart-shaped patterns.

Two weeks ago, we learned to make a heart-shaped vine pattern using only half hitch knots. This can be incorporated into so many designs!

We're thinking wall hanging layers, plant hanger posts, lanyards, wristlets, and basically anything you can imagine.

The cool thing with this pattern is that you can lengthen or shorten the design to suit your needs.

Today, we're applying that pattern to create a super functional keychain wristlet. We round off the wristlet by closing it up with a gathering knot.

This pattern is beginner-friendly, and it's a great introduction to macramé. If you're keen on learning more but you're not sure where to start, check out our Kami Wall Hanging Starter Kit.

This kit is the ultimate introduction to macramé basics. It contains everything you need to complete the project: supplies and materials, a step-by-step guide, and access to a video tutorial.

It also incorporates the six basic knots of macramé, so by the end of it, you'll be all set to try more designs.

You don't have to buy tons of supplies before you're sure that you like macramé :) And the best part?

You're creating something gorgeous to add dimension to your space.

Why not follow our YouTube channel if you'd like to learn more?

We post tons of step-by-step tutorials packed with helpful tips and tricks. And, there's a two-for-one cord deal for new subscribers, so why not go ahead and click that button?

We're also on Instagram, where we share our latest designs and tons of helpful tips and tricks.

You could also join our Bochiknot Macramé community on Patreon.

Here, you get access to exclusive patterns and tutorials every month.

Depending on your membership tier, you also get a monthly goodie bag with materials and supplies, access to a whole community of knotters, and one-on-one support from me.

It's the best way to fast-track your learning from beginner to macramé master, and it's super fun!

This project should take about 10 minutes, depending on your skill level.

Cord & Supplies

To create this pattern, you will need:


  • 3mm Cord
  • Swivel Keyring

All the cord you need is available in our shop. I used 3mm single-strand cotton cord in Rose Gold, but you can also use 4mm cord. This would make your wristlet slightly thicker and longer.

Because I'm only using two strands of cord, I used a swivel keyring with a small hole at the bottom.

If you're using more strands in your project, opt for a keyring with a D-ring hole at the bottom. This offers more space to attach the cords.

Cord Lengths Needed

  • 2 x 450cm (177”)

Creating The Heart Wave Pattern Wristlet

Step 1: Fold both 450 cm strands of cord in half and attach them one by one onto the bottom of the keyring using Lark's Head knots.


Step 2: Secure the keyring to your workstation using tape. Skip an inch to an inch and a half downwards and make a row of diagonal Double Half Hitch knots ("DHH") to the right with the far-left cord as anchor cord.

 Step 3: Take the second cord from the right as an anchor cord for 2 DHH knots to the left. Then make one DHH knot to the right.


Step 4: Make one DHH knot to the left and then 2 DHH knots to the right.


Step 5: Attach all vertical cords one by one onto the far-right anchor cord using DHH knots. 

Step 6: Make a Heart pattern to the right side.


Step 7: Make 11 more alternating Heart patterns. 

Step 8: Fold the bottom of the pattern and then cut off a strand of cord at the bottom at approximately 60 cm long.


Step 9: Use the 60 cm cord to make a Gathering knot holding the fold together at the top.


 Step 10: Cut off all excess cords to neaten the design.

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this project and that you learned something helpful today. Maybe it's the heart wave vine pattern or how to close off any project using a gathering knot. 



Much love,

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