12 Materials Needed:

Cotton Cable Cord, Fabric Paint, Chain in Desired Length, Fray Check, Clear Tacky Glue, Key Ring, Jump Ring, Lobster Clasp, Pliers, Scissors, Plastic Cup or Small Bowl, Water

About this Project

Tie one on with this gorgeous dip-dyed DIY knotted necklace. Use fabric paint to create custom colors that will complement your boho-chic ensemble.

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  • 1

    Download and print template.

    Square Knot

    Cut 6 strands of cable cord to 36-inches in length.

    Attach 2 strands at a time to the key ring using a lark’s head knot.

    Repeat for the remaining pieces of cord. You will be left with 12 strands.

  • 2

    Pattern: You will work with 4 strands per square knot

    First row: 2 sections of knots with 2 square knots each.

    Second row: 3 sections of knots with 2 square knots each.

    Third row: 2 sections of knots with 2 square knots each.

    Fourth row: 3 sections of knots with 2 square knots each.

    Fifth row: 2 sections of knots with 2 square knots each.

    Sixth row: 1 section of knot with 2 square knots.

    To create the rows with the 2 square knots you will want to divide the innermost 4 strands in half and the outermost 4 strands in half. This will leave you with two middle sections of 4 strands each. Create the square knots on each of those sections.

    To create the rows with 3 square knots you will want to use sections of 4 strands each. 2 Outer sections and a middle section.

    To create the row with 1 square knot you take the innermost 4 strands.

  • 3

    When pattern is complete, make sure knots are tied securely.

    Place a drop of clear tacky glue onto the back of the macramé bases and let dry.

    Trim strands to desired length.

  • 4

    Pour fabric paint into a plastic cup and dilute with water.

    Dip strands into paint and let dry.

    Apply Fray Check to each strand and let dry.

  • 5

    Use pliers to attach a large jump ring to the top of the key ring.

    Thread chain through jump ring.

    Attach lobster clasp to one end of the chain and jump ring to other end.