Looking for a quick and simple way to enhance the look of your macrame project?
How would you like to have your project stand out from the crowd?
There are many different ways to bring your macrame project to life. In this blog post, I’ll be showing you a quick and simple macrame knot you can use to do just that.
If you’re looking to expand your repertoire of macrame knots, look no further than the Berry Knot.
The Berry Knot is one of my favorite knots to incorporate in macrame patterns and sequences. The textured look it gives, similar to a pom pom, is one of the main reasons it’s one of my go-to knots.
Below are pictures of a few projects I made where I used the Berry Knot and incorporated it into different designs.
As you may have noticed, the Berry knot can give your design a real “pop” to make it stand out.
A Berry Knot isn’t considered to be your typical basic knot used in beginner projects. Although it can be used, more often then not, you will find it in more intermediate/advanced macrame patterns and designs.
Nonetheless, I will teach you how to make two types of Berry Knots – the traditional Berry knot and an alternate Berry Knot.
By the end of this macrame knotting lesson, you’ll learn how to make an intermediate macrame knot, and can then apply it to your projects.
What You Will Need To Begin:
Before we can begin to make this knot, you will need to gather some rope or any other type of fibers to knot with. The type of cord that I often use for my macrame projects is 3mm single strand cotton cord. I’ll also be using this in the illustration.
For the purpose of this example, you will need four strands of cord and a wooden dowel.
Once you have got all your supplies, we’re now ready to begin!
Step-by-Step Instructions to Making a Berry Knot
How to Tie a Berry Knot #1
To get started, mount your 4 strands of cord onto a dowel using Lark’s Head knots. If you are unfamiliar with how to tie a Lark’s Head Knot, please refer to either my 50 Knots and Sennit Video or Ultimate Macrame Knot Ebook. Just a quick note – this is not a required step to make a berry knot. For the purpose of this illustration, we are starting with a row of lark’s head knots. However, you can make berry knots at almost any point in a pattern.
Step 1: To make one berry knot you will need four strands of cord. Using the four middle cords, as working cords, make 3 consecutive Square knots.
Step 2: Take the two middle cords and weave it through the hole at the top of the first square knot. Pull all the way through.
Step 3: Using the same four strands in the middle, tie a Square knot to lock in the Berry Knot.
Step 4: You have now completed the traditional Berry Knot.
How to Tie Berry Knot #2
For the second alternative Berry knot, I have made two adjacent square knots, using the four cords on both the far left and right. This again is not a required step for the berry knot. The purpose of this was to create room downwards to make the second berry knot.
Step 1: You will need 4 cords to make a berry knot. Taking the four middle cords, make two consecutive knots.
Step 2: Once you have completed making two Square knots, take all four cords and place it through the hole at the top of the first Square knot you. Pull the cord through the back.
Step 3: To complete this Berry Knot, make two alternating Square knots using the farthest four cords on the left and far right side. The main differences between this second berry knot and the first one are that the second berry consists of two consecutive square knots and when you complete the berry knot, you will need to make two adjacent square knots.
How to Macrame Berry Knot Video Tutorial
I hope you enjoyed this macrame knotting lesson on How to Make a Berry Knot.
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