Types of Macrame

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Overview

Macrame is an art form that has been around for some time. There are a few different types of stitches you will want to know when you begin your macrame projects.

Types of Macrame

Square Knot

You will see the square knot used in many patterns and designs while doing macrame. There are about four or five variations of this knot.

Types of Macrame

Spiral

The spiral stitch is used to make ropes and cords in such designs as hanging baskets. However, it is also used with thinner string to make jewelry and belts.

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Hitch

The hitch stitch that has dozens of variations. The hitch can look very simple and there are also much more complex variations.

Types of Macrame

Frivolite

With the frivolite stitch, you will mainly be using it to add details to the edge of pieces. It is a very delicate stitch that can soften a piece or make it stand it out, depending on where you add it.

Types of Macrame

Picot

When doing the Picot, you will be combining the spiral and square knot together.

Types of Macrame

Larkshead

The larskhead knot is very simple and it's commonly used to attach pieces together. There is a normal and reverse stitch that you will use.

References

  • Free-Macrame-Patterns.com
  • OlgasMacrame.com
  • StitchNSave.com

Who Can Help

  • MacrameSuperstore.com
  • KingsKountry.com
  • CarolsRugs.com
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About this Author

Crissi Enger has been freelance writing for five years on a variety of topics and subjects. She has a bachelor's degree from UNLV in both theater and English. Enger has been published on such sites as eHow, Associated Content, Bukisa, and Shvoong.

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