Hello, and welcome back to Ella in the Moon. I have many projects in the works for this blog! Fall is going to be quite full! So be sure to check back often if you like to make and create.
Today, I have a Macrame tutorial that I believe you will love. You will be able to make the most lovely, durable rugs and coasters for your home. I call this knot pattern “the wave”. It is my own naming, yet it could be called something else in the Internets or old Macrame books, yet honestly, I haven’t seen it used in this way elsewhere.
I have used the Wave for festival tops and for home goods. You can see below how it was used in a festival top for a unique and fitted effect.
To make the first part of your wave, or the knot that you are going to be using over and over again is called the Half Knot. As a Right-Handed person, I always tie leftmost rope cord, over the 2 middle working cords, and then right most cord (in a batch of 4 cords) goes under and then over leftmost. You can also start by tying the right most cord first. You will have to do both no matter what IF you make a project longer than 6 rows. See video below:
So, doing the half knot over and over again for a few rows creates a lovely wave effect (🖐🏾) and it has the awesome look of weaving (yep, I weave a little, too, but that’s for another post). One thing that is super important to realize and pay close attention to in doing this knot is that after approximately 6 rows of this knot, it will begin to twist. You will notice this on the leftmost end of the work. So, to prevent this, you have to reverse from doing a right side half knot to doing a left side hand knot for the same amount of rows. However, if you are just making some cute coasters with thick rope (1/4 inch thickness), then you don’t have to reverse to left side half knots at all 👍🏾!
I plan on making a lovely fall rug with tassels with this new method. I’m gonna add tassels on the sides! Just waiting on fall colors to come in at my favorite Etsy shop!
Also, be sure to tag me on IG or follow on Pinterest to show me what you decided to make with the Wave!
Happy Making! 🌚🌙