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

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Here is what you need to know in Basic steps

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



I use 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

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Now you're 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