Once you master the basics, macrame is a straightforward craft. While it's similar to other handiwork, you don't need to use special tools, like knitting needles or crochet hooks, to create masterpieces.
Instead, you tie knots with your hands using macrame cotton rope. You'll need to master a few common macrame knots, such as the Square Knot, Half Hitch Knot, and Gathering Knot. Once you have these down, you can begin creating your first projects.
Since there is a learning curve as you figure out how to tie each knot and keep things in place, you'll want to start with a simple project. Then, you can try your hand at more complex patterns, such as larger wall hangings or a cute fall pumpkin.
Find the tutorial you’d like to attempt first. Next, gather the macrame supplies listed in the directions. Then, once you’re ready, begin tying the knots. Use a pattern or video tutorial to see which type of knot goes where to complete your project.
If you make a mistake, don't give up! Take a break and come back to it with fresh eyes. Then, untie the part you got wrong and give it another go. Before you know it, you'll be macrame-ing with ease.