How I Made a Macramé Belt With a Alternating Square Knot

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
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I had a belt buckle but the belt itself had fallen apart and ended up in the garbage. I decided to make a new belt with some rope in a macramé knot pattern. Macramé has become very popular lately and can become very intricate but the basic knots are very easy.

I started by cutting 3 cords of the rope and looping trough the belt buckle. So each cord will be doubled up. The middle you want slightly longer then your waist while the other two will need to be about 4 times the length. This may seem very long but once you start tying up the rope it goes quick.

The alternating square note it pretty easy once you get the hang of it. You will have all the strands in the middle except for 2 out on each side (you can alternate the stands being tied once you start running out without it being noticeable). Cross one strand over all the others.

Place the left strand over the folded right strand.

Cross the left strand under all the strands.

Then loop it though the circle created with the right strand and pull it tight.

The next knot you will want to start on the opposite side and loop the left stand over and the right strand under. Keep alternating until the belt is the length you need.

Cut off any excess.

You wont see the ends once its lopped.

Suggested materials:
  • Rope
  • Belt buckle

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