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Beginner Macrame Keychain Video Tutorial

Beginner Macrame Keychain Video Tutorial

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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.

beginner macrame keychain

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

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Beginner Macrame Keychain

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Beginner Macrame Keychain Tutorial

beginner macrame keychain

I hope you enjoy making this diy macrame keychain tutorial! Lot's of people wonder how to end macrame and I love ending a keychain with a gathering knot. I've included a video on how to do that too!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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
  • scissors


  • 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 larks head knot.
          4. Take the right stand and bring it across the 2 center strands of the 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. This 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 stands and finish with a gathering knot.
          7. Trim cord and fray ends.

        Don't worry... I made a video for you to follow along 😉

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Head to your local craft store or Amazon and grab what you need. Here is a list of supplies from my amazon shop if you want to see some examples of products.

beginner macrame keychains

Have you seen my how to macrame a wine holder tutorial yet? It’s a great macrame beginner diy too!

I also think you might like my new Craft Room Organization and Sewing Room Tour ;).

Aida Marikan

Friday 8th of February 2019

Hi Melanie, I'm aida from Malaysia. Now I'm doing the bennie follow your instruction. My question is,what if my yard is not enough,so how can I start with a new yard to continue with the bennie.. tq

Jamie Gorman

Saturday 2nd of February 2019

So excited to see macrame make a come back. I used to do this when I was younger!

Beverly McClendon-Bailey

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

Please do more tutorial on macrame. I use to do macrame plant hanger years ago. Don't stop.


Wednesday 30th of January 2019

Really neat. Definitely going to look out for macrame supplies now and a great other craft to get into. Just wondering is there a macrame hanging plant holder type thing? I seem to remember seeing something like that but not sure if it was macrame. That would be neat to make, if there was such a thing. I know it may not be a first project type thing but would be neat to be able to make. Hope you are still recovering well. Take care

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