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Beginners Macrame Knots - 4. Alternating Half Hitch Knots

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Here is what you need to know in Basic steps

Knot 4- How To Alternate Half Hitch Knots!



I uses traditionally styled Macramé cotton cord which is available in many sizes and types on shop page.


This is what you tie your knots onto. It is popular to use a wooden dowel, stick or branch to make wall hangings. For this tutorial, in the pictures, a 7cm diameter dowel is used.


Unlike crochet or knitting, macramé does not require any “needles”. You only need your hands to tie knots.

How to alternate a Half Hitch Knot

Half Hitch Knots are decorative when made alone and secure when duplicated to make a Double Half Hitch Knots sometimes known as Hitches

  1. Choose your static cord you wish to tie your Half hitch knot to

  1. Using your right hand take two hanging cords to the right of your static cord creating a loop or “D” shape.

Ensure the static cords are resting over the top of the tai of your “D”.

3.Take the ends of your “D” cords and cross over at the resting point where your cords meet and then place through the loop of the “D”.

4.Pull to secure in the desired position

Full sequence of the actions are as below: