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Macrame - Adjustable Closure

Step 1

Cut a piece of cord 4.5 feet long and another piece 20 inches long.

Step 2

Secure the 20 inch anchor cord to your work surface. We are using a clip board to secure the cord.

Step 3

Center the long cord under the anchor cord at least 4 inches from the end.

Step 4

Pass the left tying cord over the anchor cord.

Step 5

Pass the right tying cord over the top of the left tying cord.

Step 6

Pass the right tying cord under the anchor cord and through the loop formed by the left tying cord.

Step 7

Pull on both tying cords to tighten the knot.

Step 8

You have completed your first half knot!

Step 9

The next knot will be a mirror of the knot that you just created. Start by passing the right tying cord over the anchor cord.

Step 10

Pass the left tying cord over the top of the right tying cord

Step 11

Pass the left tying cord under the anchor cord and through the loop formed by the right tying cord.

Step 12

Pull on both tying cords to tighten the knot.

Step 13

Repeat steps 4-12, alternating between starting the knot with the left tying cord and with the right tying cord.

Step 14

If you lose track of which tying cord to start the next knot with, just look where you left off for a bump in the cord. Start the next knot with the side that has the bump on it.

Step 15

Continue tying alternating knots until you have reached a place where you would like to add a bead. If you don't want to add any beads, skip to step 19 at this time.

Step 16

String a bead onto the anchor cord. Slide it up to your last knot.

Step 17

Tie the next square knot below the bead, starting with the tying cord that you left off with. The two tying cords will hug the bead.

Step 18

Pull the knot tight so it touches the bead.

Step 19

Continue to create alternating knots (and optionally adding beads) until you have reached the desired length of the piece.

Step 20

Cut the excess tying cord close to the base.

Step 21

Add a small dab of glue to secure your end knot. Let dry

Step 22

To make the adjustable closure run your end cords parallel. Cut a 12 inch piece of cord. and center it in the middle of the two cord ends.

Step 23

Repeat steps 4-12 untiil your square knot base is at least 1 inch long.

Step 24

Cut the excess tying cords close to the base.

Step 25

Add a small dab of glue to secure your end knot. Let dry.

Step 26

Check to make sure the bracelet will slide comfortable over your wrist. Tie the anchor cord ends with a simple knot and trim any excess cord.

Step 27

Congratulations! You have successfully made a Macrame - Adjustable Knot Bracelet!