Beginners Macrame Knots - 6. Double Half Hitch Knots (Vertically)

February 3, 2019

If you've chosen to take the first steps to learning a new craft, fantastic! welcome aboard


Here is what you need to know in Basic steps 



Knot 6- How To Tie Double Half Hitch Knots (Vertically)





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.


Before you start have you read....

How to Double 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


Half hitches alone look like below >>>> 




Double Half Hitch knot-

look like the below 


 Click Image to learn>>>



Now your ready to learn Double Half hitch Vertically 


Great for introducing new colours to a piece or for creating the appearance of a double row of  horizontal knots in a straight line. Often used in macrame wall hangings

  1. Measure and cut a length of coloured cord




Take two vertically hanging cords and tie two half hitch knots



Unlike the Diagonal Double Half hitch knot, for Horizontal Double Half Hitches you must choose the next set of vertical hanging cords to tie your follow on knots to each time.




Snip ends of remaining cords







Full sequence of the actions are as below: 







Related Tutorials >>>


4 Beginners Macrame Knots - How to Tie alternating Half Hitches




Need more Inspiration?


I recommend Our United Knots Community Pages on Facebook



to connect with makers of all abilities and to post your beginners questions. Full of Support and creativity this community is a great place to start, show off your finished projects and to make new friends!

Just click the links below >>

United Knots Global Facebook Community

United Knot Macrame UK Community

Ready to Start?

Now you are equipped with the basics on Macrame knots - head over to the shop to pick your cord preference! 





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