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. You can explore the classic technique on our how to make friendship bracelets post if you prefer. 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.
Looking for more macrame projects? Check out our free macrame patterns.
Here’s how to make a macrame bracelet!
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
- Crochet hook (1.5/2mm)
- Masking tape (optional)
How to make a macrame bracelet
You Will Need
- Macrame string
- Measuring Tape
- Crochet hook
- Masking tape
Take the long coloured string (working string), place it halfway, behind the first string, under the knot.
Take the working string strand on the right and make a ‘C’ shape on top of the white string.
Take the working string strand on the left and cross it to the right over the white and working string.
Pass the string behind the white string and through the loop from behind.
Keep repeating STEP 3-6 until you are happy with the length of your bracelet or you have run out of string.
Tuck the ends of the string behind with the help of a crochet hook and trim excess string.
Measure the bracelet over your wrists and decide where to make the ‘ball knot’ to close the bracelet. Tie an overhand knot.
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.
Trim the excess string and make more macrame bracelets in different colours.