Learn how to make this macrame keychain beginner project! I go through all the steps to show you how to macrame this adorable keychain – it’s a great way to see if you like macrame and want to dive in deeper.
Macrame Knots Used
This macrame keychain free pattern uses the half square knot and gathering knot techniques. These are very common macrame knots that are used so you will be able to use them in various macrame projects like macrame wall hangings or macrame plant holders too!
Best Macrame Cord
There are many different types of macrame rope or cord you can use. I like this sturdy macrame cord because it will hold up better as a keychain. Some of the more delicate cord like single strand macrame cord can be used for finer work like wall hangings or just for your personal preference.
Macrame Keychain Supplies
Beginner Macrame Keychain
- 2 arms length of macrame cord, I like the sturdy braided style cord for keychains because they hold up better for everyday use.
- Lobster clasp at least 3/4 inch wide
- wood bead of choice
- large yarn needle
- "s" hook to make it easier to hook onto knobs or pulls to make your keychain
1. Hang your lobster clasp somewhere convenient to work with it
2. Cut 2 strands of cord 1 1/2 arms length
3. Fold cord in half and put the loop through the front of the lobster clasp and put the tails of that cord through the loop to create a larkshead knot.
4. The the right strand and bring it across the 2 center strands of cord, place the left strand in front of the right strand and loop the left strand behind all of the strands and through the loop from the initial right strand. That is a half square knot.
5. continue the half square knot until the right and left strands are about 5 inches long.
6. Thread the bead through the center 2 strands and finish with a gathering knot.
7. trim cord and fray ends.
Don't worry... I made a video for you to follow along 😉
Have you seen my how to macrame a wine holder tutorial yet? It’s a great macrame beginner diy too!