How to make a macrame bracelet

Macrame expert Isabella Strambio is here to teach you how to make a macrame bracelet. It's going to become your staple accessory we can just tell!

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Macrame chunky bracelets are in trend this summer thanks to their boho style and simple design. Easy and simple to knot, you can make them in a colour that complements your outfit and hit the town with your new accessory. Plus they’d make an affordable and handmade gift for a fashionable friend too. This macrame project is perfect for beginners or anyone just wanting to try out the world of macrame! We’ve got loads of useful macrame advice to help you make your macrame bracelets right here on Gathered. Isabella has written some of her top macrame tips and we have a guide to all the basic macrame knots you’ll need.

Once you’ve learned how to make a macrame bracelet you’ll want to share your new knowledge with everyone! Follow this tutorial then teach your kids, teens, and tweens how to make them too. It’s a great summer holiday project and they make lovely friendship bracelets for them to give to their pals. For more macrame projects you can check Isabella Strambio book ‘Macrame for the modern home’ which we included in our best macrame books round-up. You can also check out her website and Instagram account for more macrame inspiration.

Here’s how to make a macrame bracelet!

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You will need:

  • 1 x 80cm 2/3mm macrame string in white (We used Return of the Mac from Hobby Craft)
  • 1 x 1.5 meters 2/3mm macrame string in colour (We used Return of the Mac from Hobby Craft)
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook (1.5/2mm)
  • Masking tape (optional)

How to make a macrame bracelet

Once you’ve made your macrame bracelet why not make some matching macrame jewellery or a macrame purse? Then you’ll have a handmade outfit that will make everyone jealous.

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You Will Need

  • Macrame string
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook
  • Masking tape

Step 1

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 1
Fold the 80cm white string in half and tie an overhand knot, creating a loop 1cm in diameter.

Step 2

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 2

Take the long coloured string (working string), place it halfway, behind the first string, under the knot.

Step 3

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 3

Take the working string strand on the right and make a ‘C’ shape on top of the white string.

Step 4

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 4

Take the working string strand on the left and cross it to the right over the white and working string.

Step 5

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 5

Pass the string behind the white string and through the loop from behind.

Step 6

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 6

Pull gently.

Step 7

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 7

Keep repeating STEP 3-6 until you are happy with the length of your bracelet or you have run out of string.

Step 8

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 8

Tuck the ends of the string behind with the help of a crochet hook and trim excess string.

Step 9

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 9

Measure the bracelet over your wrists and decide where to make the ‘ball knot’ to close the bracelet. Tie an overhand knot.

Step 10

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 10

Tie another overhand knot over the first one. Pull tight and check that it goes through the loop on the other side and keeps the bracelet safe.

Step 11

How to make a macrame bracelet STEP 11

Trim the excess string and make more macrame bracelets in different colours.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about how to make a macrame bracelet! We have loads of macrame projects here on Gathered including how to make macrame plant hanger and our DIY macrame chair.