Hai there! We’re now mixing it up in the New Year, surviving and still mostly stuck inside. And with “The Great Indoors” comes time to craft.
In the interest of keeping one of two resolutions, I’m ready to release the first of two MAKE patterns this week. Today, I offer you Macrame Chevron Earrings. This pattern features two staple knots, the lark’s head and the half hitch.
For this MAKE, you will need very thin macrame cord, about 2mm. You can also be sustainable like me and use whatever cut offs from previous projects. I used some left over pieces from a large macrame curtain that I had made. The rope cord separated for some reason, which didnt normally happen with this particular brand. So above, you see separated 3mm or 3/16 macrame cotton rope (from Knot and Rope supply, my favorite bulk provider).
Here is the Materials Mock Up:
- 12 strands of cotton yarn or 2mm tri braided macrame cord (6 strands per tear drop earring) measuring 20 inches.
- Fish hook finding and tear drop
- Fine toothed comb
- Needle Nose Pliers
Key: HH = Half Hitch L = Left R = Right
LH = Lark’s Head R = Row
Pattern is worked left to right. You can use a clipboard from which to work or put a thumb tack into a piece of macrame foam board. Or a small piece of wood block with a small hanging nail or thumbtack in it to mount tear drop.
R1: Mount 6 cords folded in half onto tear drop piece with a lark’s head knot with bump of knot in the back.
R2: Take Left most cord and HH (half hitch) cords 2,3,4,5,6 onto it so cord #1 will have 2-6 HH’d onto it to the middle. When HHing, be sure to pull your filler cord to the right and slight angles down tightly.
Then, work the same pattern R to L starting with outermost cord (#12) and HH cords 11-7 onto it (pulling tightly to left diagonally). You will finish with filler cord #12 HH over filler cord #1.
R2-R3: repeat the same exact steps above except you will start leftmost with cord #2 as filler being pulled to right and rightmost #11 as filler being pulled into left R3 would be filler #3 and #10 respectively. So, filler #11 will be HH’d over #2. And filler #10 HH’d over #3.
Finishing, trim to the desired lengthand add the fish hook finding (you need needlenose pliers to open and shut the tiny clasp ring). Use a fine-toothed comb at the bottom part of the unmacramed yarn or rope to create a fringe look.
Feel free to make these for yourself or to sell. I made these two years ago at least and sell them at craft fairs. Please credit eitm if you create from my pattern.
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