How to: Macrame Lover’s Knot

The lover’s knot is my most favorite knot to use in macrame. It looks complicated but you may be surprised to find it is not difficult to complete at all. I’ve made a tutorial that will guide you through the process, making it easy peasy.

Materials needed:

  • Rope (I’m using 5mm twisted cotton rope)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Can do attitude !

Step 1

Prepare your rope by cutting 4 pieces of rope at least 1.5 feet long. You may need to tape the ends to prevent the rope from unraveling while you tie the knot.

Step 2

Tape ropes in pairs to a table or pin them on a macrame board as shown, about 3 inches apart.

Step 3

Starting on the right, loop the right ropes up and on top of themselves. Make sure they stay together like they are acting as one. The loop should sit on top of the the left ropes.

Step 4

Place the left ropes over the bottom of the right ropes.

Step 5

Then, slide the left ropes under the top portion of the right ropes, making another loop.

Step 6

Next, take the left ropes over and under and over through the first loop we made. Do this by going over the top of the red loop then under the portion of the white rope in the middle of the loop. Then back over the bottom of the red loop.

Step 7

Tighten the knot by carefully pulling each pair of ropes.

Step 8

Pat your self on the back because you just made a beautiful Lover’s Knot!