While there's been a resurgence of interest in macramé recently, it can be tough to find instructional videos that combine straightforward explanations and easy-to-follow projects. Below you'll find tutorials that cover beginner knots as well some fun pieces you can create knowing just the macramé basics.
If you want to learn the basic macramé knots, Catrionaakacat explains what you need to know very patiently while demonstrating what she's doing. Plus if you like soca music, she has a very impressive workout video. Not sure how macramé and soca music are related? Don't worry, start knotting.
Making these square knot bracelets requires little more than wax cotton cord, scissors, Scotch tape and nail polish. They're a great way to practice making square knots and still have something to show for your effort.
Wendi Gratz teaches you how to make macramé twisty cords, which are used in a variety of projects. While Wendi turns her cords into pigtails for monsters, one of the main reasons to watch the video is for the up-close view on a common macramé knotting technique.
One of the most common uses for macramé is to make a simple, stylish hanging plant holder. This video tutorial by TakeCourageBlog not only shows how to make a plant holder out of a few thin pieces of twine, it also includes a DIY pot for plants. Of course you make either project separately.
While the Celtic heart knot only requires one piece of thick string, chances are you'll probably need to try it a few times to get the look right. This original design by TyingItAllTogether demonstrates that there's still plenty of room for new ideas in the world of macramé.
You may need to watch HempCraft's video on making a macramé ring a few times to get it right, but once you do, it makes a great craft for teens.