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designed by : A.

Bonnie Swartz and Audrey Kiefer


MATERIALS:
100 yards MAXI-CORD 8 ply #200 White/White
1 15" plaslic wood-grain ring
macrame board & !-pins
glue
plant or dry flowers (optional)
Bow (optional)
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 15" in diameter (not including fringe)
NOTE: This project is made in two pieces which are joined by means of HITCHING.
1. Cut 18 cords 3 yards long. Cut 2cords 1'h yards long. Cut 16 cords 2'1.! yards long. PIECE 1: 2. Fold the eighteen
3 yard cords in half with their ends even and REVERSE DOUBLE LARKSHEAD KNOT (ROLHK) ill. 2) each to the ring. Turn
work so that all cords lie close together on the top half of the ringwith ROLHK side up. Pin to board. The bottom half of
the ring will be resting underneath the WORKING CORDS (WCs). Number cords 1-36. 3. Row 1-Tie SQUARE KNOTS
(SKsl ill. 3) with cords 15-18 and 19-22. All Sks inthis project have 2 HOLDING CORDS (HCsl and 2 WCs. 4. Row 2
-Tie aSQUARE KNOT ROW (SK ROW) ill. 4) with cords 13-24. Knot cords closely, but do not pull tight. 5. Row 3
-Tie aSK ROW with cords 11-26. 6. Row 4- Tie aSK ROW with cords 9-28. 7. Row 5- Tie aSK ROW with
cords 7-30. B. Row 6- Tie aSK ROW with cords 5-32. 9. Row 7- Tie aSK ROW with cords 3-34. 10. Row 8
-Tie aSK ROW with cords 1-36. 11. At left of work. pass 19" of one l lh yard cord under the ring and out to the
left. Pin cord in place. HORIZONTIAL DOUBLE HALF HITCH (HDHH) ill. 7) the 19" piece of cord to the ring. The cord

remaini ng to the left of the ring becomesapart of the fringe and to the right of the ring, aHC. 12. Row 9- Directly
under row 8, HOHH all cords across from left to right over added HC. 13. HOHH HC to ring at right side of work, unpin
PIECE I from board.
PIECE I IS NOW COMPLETED
PIECE II
14. Loosely OVERHAND KNOT (OK) ill. 13) the second 1\7 yard cord 19" from each end. Pin through knots to board.
This cord becomes the HC. 15. Fold the 16- 2\7 yard cords in half with end even and RDLHK each cord between knots
to HC. Number cords 1-32. 1G. Row 1- Tie an ALTERNATING SQUARE KNOT ROW (ASK ROW) ill. 5) with cords
3-30. 17. Row 2-Tie a SK ROW. 18. Row 3 - Repeat step 16. 19. Row 4- Repeat step 17. 20. Row 5Repeat step 16. 21. Row 6- Tie aSK ROW with cords 5-28. 22. Row 7- Tie aSK ROW with cords 7-26.
23. Row 8- Tie aSK ROW with cords 9-24. 24. Row 9- Tie aSK ROW with cords 11-22. 25. Row 10- Tie a
SK ROW with cords 13-20. 2G. Row 11- Tie aSk with cords 15-18. 27. Untie OKs in HC. Unpin PIECE II from
board.
PIECE II IS NOW COMPLETED.
TO ASSEMBLE PLANT POCKET:
28. Rep in PIECE I to board. Arrange WCs so they are under the uncovered portion of thering in positionto be HOHHed
to the ring. 29. Attach PIECE II to PIECE I by lying PIECE II on top of PIECE I and HOHH PIECE ll's HCs to the ring
between rows 2 &3 of PIECE I. 30. Unpin from board. Slip PIECE ll's WCs under thering also. 31 . Working from left
to right: HALF HITCH (HHl ill. 6) cords 1-6 (from PIECE I) to the ring. HDHH cord I (from PIECE Ill to the ring.
Alternately HH cords 7-18 (from PIECE I) and HDHH cords 2-12 (from PIECE Ill to the ring. HDHH cords 13-20 (from
PIECE Ill to the ring. Alternately HH cord 19-30 (from PIECE I) and HOHH cords 21-32 (from PIECE Ill to thering. HH
cords 31-36 (from PIECE I) to the ring. 32. Turn work over and glue !ast row of HITCHES - let dry. 33. Trim fringe
and arrange plant in completed pocket.

cords into 2groups of 35 cords each. 8. Select one group of 35 cords and tie them together at their center with one I
yard 2ply piece of cord. 9. Take the second bundle of 35 cords and lay it across the first bundle. Using the same cord
that tied the first bundle together, tie the two bundles securely together. Unply all cords and fluff them out. Trimthis
snowball head slightly smaller than the first two snowballs. Use the tying cord to secure the head to the body.
designed by A. Bonnie Swartz and Auliey Kiefer
MATERIALS:
I 55 yard cone MAXI-CORD 8 ply #200 White/White
1 empty cone from a210 yard MAXI-CORD package or make asturdy cardboard cone 9" high x 2lh'' base diameter
and 1~" top diameter
18 yards MAXI-CORD 8 ply #641 Black or Ml yard 45" wide piece of black felt
I yard MAXI -CORD 4 ply # 736 Pumpkin or 2" x 4" piece of orange felt
24" of MAXI-CORD 8 ply Light Beige or one 1lh'' x 4" piece of beige felt
8 lh" black porn poms
45" of heavy florist wire
glue
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 16" h x 6" w at base
BODY:
1. Cut 14 white cords 26" long. Cut 196 white cords 5'1.!" long. 2. To prepare cone: Push one 26" cord through the
top center of the cone. Pull the cord down so the two ends are evenbelow the bottom of the cone. Tie them together
with a SQUARE KNOT (SK) ill. 3) so the cord is taut around the cone. Glue knot to secure. Trim ends. Pull cord around
until SKis hidden up inside cone. 3. Repeat step 2 with the 13 remaining 26" cords. Be sure to space the cords
evenly around the cone. 4. The body is made completely with RYA KNOTS (RKsl ill. Ill which are tied with the
pre-cut 5Y2" pieces of cord to create a shag effect. To tie an RK take one 5Y2" piece of cord and center it across any
pair of cords on the cone. Bend and push the ends of the strand down and back under the two cords into the space
between the two cords. Then bring each end up and out between the pair of cords. Pull the RK so that it is taut but NOT
TIGHT down to the base of the cone. DO NOT PULL THE PAIR OF CORDS TOGETHER. You will work your rows from the
base of the cone up. To complete the row, tie a RK over each remaining pair of cords. Row 2- Select a pair of
alternating cords and begin to tie an ALTERNATING RYA KNOT ROW (ARK ROW) ill. 12). Tie 6more RKs to complete the
row. Rows 3-26: Continue to tie 24 more ARK ROWs with 7 RKs in each row. Remember to keep pushing RKs firmly
down against the previous rows. 5. To complete body: Unply and fluff out all the cords. Trim the body into 2
snowballs. Theupper snowball is 3lh'' from the neck to the waistline and the lower snowball is 6'' from the waist
to the base of the snowman.
POM POM HEAD
G. Cut 70 white cords 4" long. Cut I white cord I yard long and separate into four 2 ply pieces. 7. Divide the short

ARMS:
10. Cut 3 white cords IY2 yards long, unply and make four 5 ply pieces. 11. Take two 5 ply pieces and tie a
CHINESE CROWN KNOT (CCK) ill. 14). Take a 9" piece of florist wire and insert into the back of the CCK, bend and
twist to secure. Continue to tie 6" of CCKs over the wire to complete one arm. 12. Repeat step 11 for the second arm.
13. Trim long ends and glue arms in place on upper body I" from the top.
BELT:
14. Option 1: Cut a 1yard piece of MAXI-CORD 8 ply Black. Tie around the snowman's waist and secure in the back
with aSK. Glue ends to secure and trim. Option 2: Cut a*" wide by 36" long piece of black felt. Tie around the
snowman's waist and secure in the back with a SK. Glue ends to secure and trim.
EYES, MOUTH, AND BUTTONS:
15. Glue eight lh pom-poms in place as pictured for the eyes, mouth, and buttons.
NOSE:
1G. Option 1: Cut a I yard piece of Pumpkin MAXI-CORD 4ply. Divide into two 2ply pieces. TieCCKs for llh" over a
3" piece of florist wire. Trim ends and glue in place on face. Option 2: Make small cone of orange felt and glue in
place on face.
HAT:
17. Option 1: To make astove pipe hal: Cut 10 black cords I~ yards long. 18. Divide into 4groups of 5 cords each
and tie 5 CCKs. 19. Unply endsof all cordsand spread out in afan shape to form the brim of the hat. Trim all cords to
2" . Tieascrap of cord around the hat for decoration if desired. 20. Option 2: To make astove pipehal: cut 2circles,
one 2'1.!" in diameter and one 6Y2" in diameter out of the black felt. Also cut one rectangle of black felt 4" x 10".
Make acylinder 4" high and 2lh'' indiameter by glueing the rectangular piece of felt to itself. Glue the small circle
to one end of the cylinder and the largecircle to the other end. 21 . Glue the hat to the head. Tie ascrap of felt around
the hat as decoration, if desired.
BROOMSTICK:
22. Cut one 2% yard piece of black cord and unply two 2ply pieces from it. 23. Tiean 8" CCK over an 18" piece of
florist wire with the two 2 ply pieces of black cord. 24. Cut six 4" scrap pieces of beige MAXI-CORD or six~" x
4" scrap pieces of beige felt for broomstraw. 25. Lay broom handle down, lay six 4" cords across the wire, fold the
wire up tightly around the cords, twist to secure. Fold cords in half and tie a scrap of black Maxi (split into a 2 ply
piece)
down from the broom handle. Hide the black ends inside the broomstraw.

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Grasp all48 cords tightly, directly under the ring and wrap them with a2" GATHERING KNOT (GKl ill. 16) with one 2
yard cord. 3. Hang from ring or pin through GK to board to work project. 4. Divide the cords into 8 groups of 6 cords
each. OVERHAND KNOT (OK) ill. 13) each group to keep them separated. 5. Untie one group of 6 cords and number
cords 1-6. 6. To make aDOUBLE HALF KNOT SINNET (OHK SINNffi ilL 9): Row 1-Tie aHALF KNOT(HKl ill. 8) with
cords l-4. & 3-6. Row 2- Repeat row I. Continue to repeat row 1 in the same manner to complete a 29" DHK
SINNET. This 29" OHK SINNET will twist gently 4 times. 7. Repeat step 6 with 7 remaining groups of 6 cords each.
8. Place all cords through a 16" ring and HORIZONTAL DOUBLE HALF HITCH (HDHH) i.. 7) all cords to the ring spacing
the 8 groups evenly (approximately 2" apart) around the ring. Be sure that each SINNET is twisted exactly 4 times
when it is HDHHed to ring. 9. Fromeach of the 16 extra longcords trim allh yard cord. REVERSE DOUBLE LARKSHEAD
KNOT (RDLHK) ill. 2) 2 of the I 'h yard cords in each of the eight 2" spaces between the sinnets.
TO MAKE TASSEL:
10. Tie all cords under the ring with a 2" GK with the second 2 yard cord. Pull all tassel cords tightly so that they
form ahorizontal flat circular table at the same level as the 16" ring. Trim tail to 10 " . 11.Set the IS" in diameter
round table top in the base of the tree table. 12. Decorate for Christmas as desired.

designed by A. Bonnie Swartz and Audrey Kiefer


MATERIALS:
3- 55 yard cones MAXI-CORD 8 ply #508 Bright Green
1- 3" welded metal ring
1- 16" metal ring
1- 15" diameter piece of plexiglas or glass for table top
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 16" w x 42" h
1. Cut 24 cords 6\7 yards long. Cut 2cords 2 yards long. 2. Hold all 24- 6Y2 yard cords in abundle making sure the
ends are even. Pass the matched ends through the 3" ring and fold the cords in half placing the ringat their center.

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Jute is available at most craft stores by the yard, by the ball,


or in a 10 pound bo lt. The various weights and plies are
shown on the chart.

GIJquipment
There are numerous types of boards on the market. The one ,
used in this book, the Lee Originals Craft Board, is marked
off 1n 1 tnch squares for ease in measuring . Circles are provtded to use as a gutde when working on a curve. T-Pins are
tncluded to aid in keeping your knots in place. A tape measure, rubber bands, and scissors are also neces sary items.
Some of the designs shown in this book require tha t the
knotting be done with the work suspended from a hook. The
hook should be strong and attached to a stud or beam for
support, since some of the hangings may weigh up to 30
pounds when they contain 10 pounds of jute, a large clay
pot, and so tl.

3.5p ly~
B./f48

1.3ply

??"Q'U/7~

2. 4ply~~~
3.5ply~~

Construction
A pot hanging
~eautiful and
t ~doors or on
ltvmg room or

C. f/72

is not just something pretty to I ook at. It is a


functional item that will enhance any decor
your patto. It can become a focal point in a
add charm to the kitchen.

1. 3 ply

~ff/7l7Zff/2'2

2. 4 ply

But these aesthetic qualities will be for nothing if the sling


cannot support the combined weight of the pot, soi l, and
water. All of the designs in this book are started with a loop
at the top of the hanging which contains all of the cords.
This basic structu~e allows the combined weight of pot, soil,
and water to be dtstrtbuted equally to all cords.

3. 5ply ~~

D.f/1201.3ply~~A

To estimate the yardage for a given hanging, you should allow


four times the finished length desired, DOUBLED. However,
when long sinnets of spirals are used, allow six times the finished length, doubled.
Example: Finished length desired - 1 yard
4 x finished length = 4 yards
Doubled ( 4 x 2) = 8 yards
Total cords desired - 16
Cut eight 8:yard cords
When loop is made this will give you
16 working cor ds, each four yards long.

2. 4 ply

WZ/7/l/ff//E

3.5ply~~

1jrpes of Cords

You will note that several weights are approximately the


same; therefore, one may be substituted for another if the
one specif ied in this book is not available.
Example : f/28/5 p ly and f/43/3 p ly
f/48/5 p ly and f/72/3 p ly
f/72/5 p ly and f/120/3 ply

The primary cord used in this book is jute. Jute is available


in its natural state, bleached, tarred, or dyed . For outdoor
use in pot slings, we suggest the tarred jute.
It has been
treated to retard rot from strong sun light and high humidity.
Natural or bleached jute is exce ll ent also . However, care
must be taken not to overwater plants in porous containers,
such as c lay pots. We do not recommend colored jute for
outdoor use unless the jute is labeled "Colorfast" or "NonFade" and the pot sling will be in the shade. For indoor use
the dyed jute comes in a variety of beautiful co lors.
'

Yarn,' nyl on, cotton, and various other types of cords may also
be used, depending upon the effect you wish to create. Yarn
gives a beautiful soft look and iends itself to very intricate
patterns. Nylon is durable and is u"Sed effectively in belts and
necklaces. Cotton cord gives a very natural look to a purse
or belt. As you can see, there is a cord that can be used in
Macrame for almost any desired effect.

It is important to use cord which will ho ld its shape when


knotte d and give the depth and design you are looking for.
Jute has all these qualities.

Dictionary

The thickness of jute is determined by two things. The


th ickness of the individual strand, cal led plies, and the number of plies. For example, f/72/4 ply indi cates 4 strands of
f/72 jute wrapped together. The la rger the number a strand
has, the thicker it is. Thus, ju te of f/120/3 ply is thicker than
f/72/3 ply. Even though they both have the same number of
strands (3). the f/120 strands are thicker than the f/72.

TERMS

For the construction of pot slings and wa ll hangings in this


book, we have used Handi-Craft Pak jute-Fitzgerald Enterprises, Crown Craft jute-Crown Craft, Fiber-Knot jute-Due
South imports, and Macra Naut jute-S tanislaus imports in
both natural and colors . Jute of the same size from any other
manufacturer is equiva lent .

Sinnet:

A ser ies of knots usually co nsisting of one


specific type. Example: 7" of Square Knots
is ca ll ed a 7" Square Knot sinnet.

Knot-Bearer:

The unknotted cord over which th e working


cords are tied.

to form the knot s.

Working Cords:

The cords used

Core:

Th e cords used as a filler, such as in the


Square Knot or Half Knot . T he number of
cords wi ll be specif ied.

l(gots
THE LARK 'S HEAD
Th e most commo n method of mounting cords is done w ith
the Lark' s H ead Knot.
Step No . 1 : Fo ld working cord in ha lf.
of mo u nting cord D. Fig . 1

Place loop A on top

Step No. 2 : Pull loop A down beh ind mounting Cord D and
beh ind ends B and C. Fig . 2

Step No.3 : Pull ends Band C down through loop A. Fig. 3

B
Fig. 1

Ste p No . 4 : Pull Band C tight to complete knot . Fig . 4

Fig . 2

Fig . 4

Fig . 3

REVERSE LARK'S HEAD

A
D
Step No. 1: Fold working cord in half.
mounting cord D . Fig. 1

Place loop A und er

Step No. 2:
Pull loop A down and in .fro nt of mounting
cord D . Fig. 2

Fig . 2

Fig. 3

Step No. 3:

Pul l ends Band C down t hrou gh loop A._Fig. 3

Step No. 4:

Pull B and C tight to secure kno t. Fig . 4

Fig . 4

THE SQUARE KNOT

A
I

.B

CDB
Fig. 1

BCD
Fig. 2

Fig. 4

Fig. 3

Note : Follow steps 1-4 for bar on left. Begin k not with cord
B for bar on right revers ing each step__

Note: When maki ng a Square Knot , always use t he outer cords


in any given group as the Work ing Cords and the inner cord s as
the Core.

SQUARE KNOT SINNET

Step No. 1: Place Working Cord A over t he Co re (cord s C and


D) and under Working Cord B. Fig. 1
Step No. 2: Place Wo rking Cord B under the Co re (cords C
and D) and up through loop in Working Cord A. Fig. 2
Step No. 3: Place Working Cord A over the Core (cord s C and
D) and under Working Cord B. Fig. 3
Step No. 4:
Fig. 4

Pl ace B u nd er C and D and up through loop in A .

ALTERNATING SQUARE KNOT

Step No. 1: Make 3 Square Knots, 4 cords each.

Step No. 4: Bring down 2 cords on each side and make 2


Square Knots with 8 cords.

Step No. 2: Take away 2 cords on . each side and make 2


Square Knots with remaining 8 cords.

Step No. 5: Bring down 2 more cords on each side and make
3 Square Knots with 12 cords.

Step No. 3: Take away 2 more cords on each si de and make


1 Square Knot with remaining 4 cords.

SQUARE KNOT BUTTON

A COB

Step No. 1:
Make a sinnet of at least
3 Square Knots.

Step No. 2: Take the ends of cords C


and D and thread them between C and
D in space above First Square Knot.

CD

Step No.3: Pull ends C and D down until


Sinnet forms a ball. Tie a Square Knot
directly under button to secure.

HALF KNOT
Step No. 1 (Fig. 1 ): Place A over C and D and under B.
Step No. 2 {Fig. 2): Pl ace B under C and D and up through loop
in A.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

COB

BCD A

HALF KNOT SPIRAL


Step No. 1 (Fig. 3): Make a series of Half Knots until work
begin s to twist. I t will automatically twist when the proper
number of Half Knots are made. This number of Half Knots
will vary according to the size of cord u sed . Without removing
pins, reverse working cords by turning knots in direction of
twist.
Step No. 2 (Fig. 4): Continue making Half Knots in the same
direction until work twists again.
Repeat for the desired
length .

Fig. 4

HORIZONTAL DOUBLE HALF HITCH

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Knot Bearer

Working
Cord

Step No. 2: Loop each working cord twice over Knot-Bearer


to complete row .

Step No. 1: Hold Knot-Be arer 1 firmly in a horizontal direction on top of working cords. Loop working cord 2 around
the Knot-Bearer twice. Pull first loop tight and then pull
second loop tight to secure knot .

DIAGONAL DOUBLE HALF HITCH

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Step No. 2: Loop each working cord twice over Knot-Bearer


to complete row.

Step No. 1: Hold Knot-Bearer 1 firm ly in a diagonal direction


on top of working cords. Loop working cord 2 around the
Knot-Bearer. Pull first loop tight and then pull second loop
tight to secure knot.

LEE MEDALLION

CD

CD

CD

CD

T
2"

1
Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Step No. 1 : Make a Square Knot with


cords A and B, 2 " down from knotted
area. Fig. 1
Step No. 2 :

180'

Fig. 4

Step No. 3:
Rotate board with work
back to original position and make one
Square Knot below first Square Knot.
Fig. 3

Rotate board with work by

ITOPI

Step No . 4: Repeat Step 2 and Step 3


to complete medallion . Fig. 4

. . . ll.Qcl

Make one Square Knot with cords


A and B. Fig . 2.

CD

Fig. 1

CD

Fig . 2

LEE MEDALLION WITH BUTTON


Make a Square Knot Button and form
the Lee Medallion around the button.
Fig. 1

LEE MEDALLION WITH BEAD


Place bead on cords C and D. Make Lee
Medallion, placing the first Square Knot
below the bead. Fig. 2

OVERHAND KNOT
Make a loop.
tighten.

Note: By pulling the cords tight around


center Square Knot, a cup shape will form.

Place end through loop and pu II to

CJechniques
ACDB

CA

BD

Fig. 2

Fig. 1

TAPING ENDS OF CORDS {Fig. 1)


Taping th e ends of the cord or cords prior to threading through the bead is of great benefit .
Step No. 1: Taper the ends of each cord and place
them together at an angle.
Step No. 2: With a piece of cellophane tape, wrap
the two ends together tightl y for a I ittle more than
the length of the bead .

BUTTERFLY (Figs . 3 and 4)


When working with long cords, Butterfly each cord
in the following manner:

REVERSING CORDS {Fig. 2)


To utilize cords equally, the core can be reversed
with the working cords.

Step No. 1: Start with the end of the cord and make
a figure eight around the thumb and little finger, until
you have about 16" left free to work with.

Place cords A and B (working cords) over cords C and


0 (core) to center. The working cords become the
core, and the core becomes the working cords. Thi s
is usually done when a pattern is changed, or a bead
is added.

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. . . =: :

A.
Center
Fig. 1

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+--

c';'"

-. -.::-::::-:::- ..:-.: ..:.

4" - --+-- 2112"--t

Step No. 2: Grasp the center of the Butterfly and


slide off hand. Place a rubber band around center to
hold. A gentle pull will release cord as it is needed.

LOOP FOR HANGING POTS


Direction s are for a 2 112 " loop around 8 cords . Changes for a 3"
loop around 8 or more cords are
given in parentheses .
Step No. 1 {Fig. 1): Find and pin
the center of each cord to macrame
board and Butterfly each end .
Step No. 2 (Fig. 2): Cut twD 50"
(90") cords and pin one on each
side of Butterf lied cords 2 112 " (3")
from the center, leaving a 4" tail.
Step No.3 (Fig. 3): Move all center
pins 2 112 " (3") so that ALL pins are
2lf2'' (3") from center.
Step No.4 (Fig . 4): With the two
50" (90") cords, tie a Square Knot
around all cords. Reposition pins
to group cords together and tighten
Square Knot. Cont inue tying Square
Knots for 5" (6").

Fig. 3

Step No. 5: A 2 or 3 inch metal or


wood ring may be added by placing
all the Butterflied cords from one
side through th e ring. Center the ring
over the sin net of Square Knots.
Step No. 6 : Remove from board
and fold knotted loop in half. With
another 50" (70") cord, begin wrapping all cords below knotted loop,
including ends from tying Square
Knot sinnet.

Fig. 2

5" {6") Sinnet of Square Knots


Fig. 4

FRINGE

WRAPPING

Pattern B

Pattern C

Step No. 1: Make a loop in o ne end of w rapping cord and place at ba se of knotted
loop . Fig. 1

Trim all cords evenly to des ired length .


T ie an O ve rh and Knot at the end of each
to prevent fraying. Pattern A

Step No . 2: With the long end of th e cord (C). wrap firm ly around all cord s beginn ing at base of k notted loop and working down to desi red length. L eave A and
B unw rapped. T ake C and p lace d ow n t hrough loop B . Fig . 2

Cut cords d ifferen t lengths and sca tter


beads throughout . Ti e an Overhand Knot
below each bead and also on cords w ithout beads to prevent f rayin g. Pattern B

Step No . 3: Pull A u nt il loop B d isa ppear s up under wrapping, about ha lfway


betwee n top and bottom of wra pp in g. Trim all short ends not Butterflied . Fig . 3

T rim co rd s even ly or stagger them. Sep_arate the plie s of each cord. Pattern C

CRADLE

PATTERN A

PATTERN B

Pattern A
Step No . 1: Measu re the ci rcumfere nce of t h e pot at its
widest part. D ivi de the circumference by twice the number
of main sinnets an d note for future reference . Sin ce thi s
partic ul ar cradle uses 4 sinnets, d ivide the circumference by

Step No. 4 : Use the mea su rem en t established in Step 3 and


make one row of Alternating -Square Knots. I f th e pot is wider
than it is deep , decrease the di stance between rows. I f the pot
is deeper than it is wide, inc rea se th e di sta nce or make one
more row of Alternating Square Knots.

8.
Step No . 2:
Make a Sq uare Knot by comb ining 2 cor ds
from one sinnet with 2 cords from an adjacent si nnet. U se
2 cor d s for working an d 2 fo r core . The di stance between
the ends of the sinnets and the Square Knot should be the
distance noted in Step 1. Repeat this step with rem aining
groups of cords .

Step No.5: Gather all cord s to gether un der pot and Wrap.
Pattern B
Step No. 1: Follow Step s 1 through 3 of Pattern A.
Step No . 2:
Knot sin net.

Step No. 3: Hold the pot in t he Cradle to check fit . The


C r ad le sh ou ld loose ly gird the pot. If adjustment i s necessary,
i ncrea se or decrease the di stance between the sinnets and the
Square Kn ots.

With each group of 4 cords make a 2" Square

Step No . 3 : Complete Cra dl e as in Steps 4 and 5 of Pattern A .

DOUBLE HALF HITCH Cl RCLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12

Fig. 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1112

GBeginners Sampler

Fig. 2

Step No. 1: Starting with cord 7, make a Double Half Hitch


over ring. Fig. 1
Step No. 2: Double Half Hitch over ring left to r ight with
cords 8 t hrough 12. Complete upper half of ring by making
Double Half Hitches right to left with cords 6 through 1. Fig. 2

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Fig. 4
Step No. 3: Place all cords down through ring. Doub le Half
Hitch over ring right to left with cords 12 through 7. Com plete lower half of ring by making Double Half Hitches with
cords 1 through 6. Fig. 3
Step No. 4: Comp leted ring with .bead centered on cords 6
and 7 before lower half is knotted. Patterns of knots pla ced
in center are also very effective . Fig . 4

HOW TO ADD BEADS WITH SMALL HOLES


MATERIALS NEEDED:

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Overhand
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Fig. 2

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Step No. 1: Separate one p ly from cord being used. You will
need a piece about 20" long. Tie this around the core of the
sinnet. Make an Overhand Knot with both ends of the ply
close to where you tied it around the core. Place both ends of
the ply down through the bead and tie a second Overhand
Knot below bead. Fig . 1

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13.

Step No. 2: Continue making the sinnet as before, including


the two ends of the ply in the core. All will blend in nicely,
and you can use the bead even if the hole is too small to get
the core through. Fig. 2

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17 yards t/28/3 ply jute

INSTRUCTIONS
Cut eight 2-yard cords and one 1-yard cord.
To make the mounting cord, fold the 1-yard cord in
half and tie an Overhand Knot 3" from folded end.
Pin to board horizontally, through Overhand Kn ot, and
again 8" from Overhand Knot.
Mount each of the eight 2-yard cords with a L ark's
Head Knot 1/4" apart over the mounting cord.
Make two rows of Horizontal Double Half Hitches left
to right. Use the first cord on the lef.t of each row as
the Knot Bearer.
With group s of 4 cords each, make 4 Square Knots
horizontally below Half Hitches. Use t he 2 outside
cords of each group as working cords, and the 2 center
cords as the core.
With groups of 4 cords each, make 3 Alternating Square
Knots horizo ntally .
With groups of 4 cords each, make 2 Alternating Square
Knots horizontally.
With the la st group of 4 cords, make 1 Altern at ing
Square Knot.
Make one row of D iagonal Double Half Hitches on each
. side, from outside to center. U se th e first outside cord
on each side as the Knot Bearer.
Tie a Square Knot . U se the 4 center cords.
Make one row of Horizontal Double Half Hitches hori zontally below last Square Knot.
With four groups of 4 cords each, make a Half Knot
Spiral with each group. The Spiral consists of 5 Half
Knots, twist. Repeat twice.
Trim excess cord for fringe and tie an Overhand Knot
close to the last Lark' s Head Knot at the beginning of
the design.

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Step No. 6: Repeat Steps 2 and 3. For Fringe, follow Pattern


C in Tec hnique Sectio n.

MATERIALS NEEDED
yards tf72/3 ply natural jute (pictured)
t/72/4 or 5 ply may be used
2" oblong ceramic or wood beads
smaller m atc hing beads
3': metal or wood ring
8" to 12" pot
Optional Materia l for Variation A:
20 yards t/28/3
ply colored jute
Optional 1\/)aterial for Variation B: 8 sma ll matching
beads
Knots Used : Square Knot, Half Knot Spiral, Overhand
Finished Length: approximately 5'

Variation A: After completing Steps 1 and 2, make a Lee


Medallion with Button out of t/28/3 ply colored jute on each
of the 4 unknotted cords.
For each medallion, cut a 24"
cord for the core and a 65" cord for the working cords. Find
the center of each cord and tie both cords around one of the
free cords with an Overhand Knot about 3" below wrapping.
The medallion is made w ith 3 Square Knots above and below
the button. When completed, you should have two end s at
the top and two ends at the bottom . Turn the medallion
over and make an Overhand Knot in the back with all four
cords. Trim ends short so that the knot and ends are not
visible from the front_ Proceed to Step 3.

INSTRUCTIONS
Step No. 1: Cut eight 13-yard cords. Make a 2lfz" Loop and
Wrap according to directions given in Technique Section.

Variation B: After completing Steps 1 and 2, place a bead on


each of the four unknotted cords. Stagger the beads 2 to 4
inches from the base of the wrapping. Tie an Overhand Knot
below each bead to hold the bead in place. Proceed to Step 3.

Step No . 2 :
Select 12 cords around the outside of the
wrapping and divide into four groups of 3 cords each. You
shou ld have 4 co rds remaining in the center. Make a 7"
Square Knot sinnet with each of the four groups. Use 2
cords for working and 1 for core.
Push the first Square Knot of each group up tight against
the wrapping.
Note: If you wish to include either of the optional additions
shown in the insets, proceed to the instructions entitled
Variation A or Variation B. If not, continue to Step 3.

Fig. A

Fig. B

VIacm m arium
Variation A

MATERIALS NEEDED
61 yards t/28/5 ply or t/48/3 p ly colored jute
1 2" metal or wood ring
1 terrarium, 8" diameter
Knots Used: Square Knot, Half Knot Spiral, Lee Medallion
Finished Length: approximately 36"

Variation B

Step No. 3: Tie a scrap of jute around the 4 center cords


about 18" from the base of the wrapping. Hang the sling
by the ring.

INSTRUCTIONS
Step No. 1: C\Jt si x 9-yard cords. Make a 2lf2" Loop and Wrap
according to the directions given in Technique Section.

Using a 50" cord, Wrap all cords at the base of the Square
Knot sinnets. Trim ends of wrapping . F"ig. A
Holding the 4 tied cords, grip the wrapping and slide up until
the 7" sinnets form the desired arcs. Fig. B

Step No. 2 : Divide the 12 cords into three groups of 4 cords


each.
Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core throughout
this sling. With one group, make a 1" Square Knot sinnet, a
2" Half Knot Spiral sinnet, and a 1" Square Knot sinnet.
Refer to this as Pattern A.

In the next step, the four main sin nets must be constructed
in such a way that the arcs do not slip when weight is applied
to the fini s_hed hanging. The method used is to incorporate
one of the four tied center cords into each sinnet as a working
cord, not as a core.

Step No. 3: Beginning 3" from the last Square Knot, make a
Lee Medallion (Techn iq ue Section). The space of unknotted
cords above the completed medallion determines the space
to be left below the medallion. Refer to this as Pattern B.

Step No. 4: Remove work from the hook. Pin to a macrame


board through the second wrapping. Release one center cord
and combine this with 3 free cords. Make a 12" Half Knot
Spiral sinnet with 4 cords. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for
core. Repeat this procedure for the three remaining sinnets.

Step No. 4: Alternate Pattern A and Pattern 8 until you have


3 sections of Pattern A and 2 sections of Pattern B. Repeat
Step 4 with rema ini ng two group s of 4 cords.

Step No. 5: Hang the sling and check to see that all four
sinnets are even. Reverse the cords in each Half Knot Spiral
sinnet (Technique Section) and place the 2 center cords
through a bead. Continue the Half K not Spiral sinnet for
16" below the bead .

Step No. 5: Leave the space established in Step 3. Wrap all


cords for approximate ly 1112" with a 50" cord. Trim ends of
wrapping. Trim Fringe to desired length following Pattern A
in Tech nique Section.

Cradle: Follow Pattern .A or Pattern B in Technique Section.

Note:
If desired, you may make Crad le A to support the
terrarium before wrapping.

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Cradle: The eight Spiral sinnet s are grouped in pairs around


the basket. To join each pair of Spirals, make a Square Knot.
Use 1 working cord and 1 core from each Spiral.

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Step No . 8: Connect one pair of Spirals with an adjace nt pair


by making a Square Knot 4" from the ends of the sinnets.
Use 1 working cord and 1 core from each adjacent pair of
Spirals. Continue around. Check basket for fit. The crad le
should loose ly gird the basket. Adjust di stance from sinnets
to Square Knots if necessary_ To hold the basket in place
whi_le you work t he rema ind er of the cradle, push a large
T -P1 n through the fir st Square Knot and basket.

MATERIALS NEEDED
yards t/48/5 ply bleached or natural jute
3" metal or wood ring
wind chime
sh allow basket, 17" diameter
Knots Used : Alternating Square Knot, Half Knot Spiral,
Overhand
Finished Length : approximately 5'

Step No.9: Measure and note the distance around the bottom
of the basket from a point on the left rim to a point directly
oppos ite o n the right rim.

INSTRUCTIONS
Step No. 1: Cut thirty-two 14-yard cords. Make a 3" Loop
and Wrap according to directions given in T echnique Section.

Step No. 10: Work with one group of 12 cords at the end of
the paired Spirals. Make 3 Square Knots from left to r igh t.
Take 2 free cords from each side and place them in the basket.
You w ill_ be using them later on. Make 2 Alternating Square
Knots w1th the rema1nmg 8 cor d s. Make 1 Alternating Square
Knot with the 4 center cords.

Step No. 2: Hang the sling by the ring. Select 8 cords from
the center of the 64 cords and tie a scrap of cord around
them about 18" from the end of the wrapping. These cords
w ill be used as a core when the discs are slid up into place.

Make 2 Alternating Square Knots 3f4 ' from the last Alternating
Square Knot. Le aving 2 cords free on each sid e, make 1
Alternating Square -Knot lf4' from the last 2 Alternating Square
Knots.
Repeat rows of Alter nat ing Square Knots until the
length of the sinnet is one-ha lf the distance noted in Step 9
and ends with a row of 2 Alternati ng Square Knots. Fig. C
Repeat Step 10 with remaining three groups of 12 cords.

Step No. 3: Select 24 cords from around the outside of the


wrapping and divide into si x groups o f 4 cor~s each. Make a
Square Knot at the end of the wrapping with each group. Use
2 cords for working and 2 for core .
With the same 24 cords, make four rows of Alternating Square
Knots. Space the rows 3/4 " apart. When these rows are com pleted, this sec t io n should be ro~:~ghly cylindrical i n shape.

App ly a piece of masking tape to eac h pair of Spiral sinnets.


Letter them A, B, C, and D from left to right. The sinn ets
below each Spiral will be referred to by the same letter.

With a 1-yard cord, Wrap all cords about 5 times directly


below last row of Alternating Square Knots. Trim ends of
wrapping . Fig. A

Fig. C
Fig. A

Fig . B

Step No. 4: Holding the 8 tied cords, grip the wrapping and
sl id e up until the Alternating Square Knots form a disc. With
the 8 tied cords , make a large Overhand Knot up as close as
possible to the bottom of the d isc to prevent it from sl ipping .
This is very important. The Overhand Knot is what holds
the disc in position. In cidentally, if some of the unknotted
cords sl ip up into the disc when you slide t he wrapping up,
gently pull each cord down. Fig. B
Step No . 5:
Select 40 cords from the outside and divide
into 10 groups of 4 cords. Repeat the procedure of Steps
3 and 4.
BOTTOM VIEW

Step No . 6:
Selec t 56 cords from the outside and divide
into 14 groups of 4 cords. Repeat the procedure of Steps 3
and 4.

Fig . D

Step No . 7 : Release the 8 center cords. Divide all 64 cords


into eight groups of 8 cords each. With one group of 8 cords,
make a 20" Half Knot Spiral sinn et. Use 2 cords for working
and 6 for core .

Step No. 11 : Divide the 8 cords of Sinnet A into two groups


of 4 cords each. Draw Sinnet A across the bottom of the
basket toward Sinne t C . Spread the two groups of cords
apart so that the cords and sinnet form a Y . Fig. D. Bring
the left group of cords under and over the 2 cords between
the left side of Sinnet C and the single Square Knot. Bring
the right group of cords under and over the 2 cords between
the right side of Sinnet C an d th e sin gle Square Knot. Be
sure cords are stra ight under the basket. Nex t, repeat this
procedure with Sinnets C, B. and D, in that order.

Push the f irst Half Knot of each Spira l up tight against the
last wrapping . Repeat with remaining seven groups. Check
to see that all sinnets are even.
For the remai nde r of the inst ru ctions, all Square Knots and
Alternating Square Knots ~viii be made with 4 cords. Use 2
for working and 2 for core. We will designate which 4 cords
to use.

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Knot each of the 4 cords on the left side of a Square Knot


over the 2 su pporting cords. Knot each of the 4 cords on the
right side of a Square Knot over the 2 supporti ng cords. Follow the diagram in Fig. E for knotting.

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: T~e sling is made for the most part on a macrame board .
Be _
sure_1t is started on the 1_114 " rings with an opening. When
des1gn I S completed, the nngs will be opened and placed
through the three holes in the pot.
Instructions are for one sling .
the matching sling .

Repeat entire procedure for

Step No. 1 : Cut nine 4 -yard cords. Fold each cord in half
and mount using the Lark' s Head Knot. Mount 3 cords on
each 11/4 " ring.
Step No. 2: With one group of 6 cords , make a 4" Half Knot
Sp1ral s1nnet. Use 2 cords for working and 4 for core. Divide
the 6 cords into two groups of three.

Fig. E
Loo sen first cord from under basket. Place the end of the
sa_me cord over the loosened part and back through loop.
Tighten knot.
Repeat with rema ining 7 cords (4 cords on
each side of Square Knot).

Make a 2" Half Knot Spiral si nnet with each group. Use 2
cords_ for workmg and 1 for core . Repeat this Step with the
remammg groups of cord s.

Step No . 12 : Bring down the 4 free cords between Spiral


Smnets A and B that were left free in Step 10. Combine with
the 12 cords from Step 11. Make 4 Square Knots from left
to right. Make 3 Alternating Square Knots with the 12 center
cords. Make 2 Alternating Square Knots with the 8 center
cords. Make 1 Alternating Square Knot with the 4 center
cords.

Step No. 3: Pin the 4" spira l sectio n s perpendicular to the


board together as close as possible through the last Half Knot
in each 4" spira l. Fan the 2" spira l section s outward like
spokes. Combine a 2" si nnet from one sect ion with a 2"
si nnet from an adjacent sectio n and make a 3" Half Knot
Spiral sinnet . U se 2 outs ide cords for working and 4 center
cords for core . Reverse outer working cords with adjacent
mner cords so that you will have longer cords to work with .
Repeat for remaining two groups.

Step No. 13 : Combine the lst and 2nd and 15th and 16th
cords. With the se cords, make a Squa re Knot directly behind
the last Alternating Square Knot . With a 1-yard cord, Wrap
all cords together 5 times at the point of the triangular pattern .

Step No. 4:
Remove sling from board and place all cords
through a 1112 " ring.
Hold sling in your hand and Double
Half H 1tch all cords over the ring at the ends of the 3"
Spiral sinnets .

Repeat Steps 12 and 13 with each group of cords between


pairs of Spiral Sinnets.

Step No. 5: Pla ce 6 beads on cords in the following sequence:


1 cord through a bead , leave 2 cords free, 1 cord throu gh a
bead, etc. Pu sh beads up against the ring.

Step No. 14:


Follow the procedure in Step s 2, 3, and 4.
Make a sma ll disc with each group of 16 cords with the
following changes : Step 2 : Ti e 4 cords togethe; in center
for core instead of 8. Step 3: Use 12 cords to make 3 Square
Knots instead of 24 cords to make 6. Tie 3 rows of Alternating Square Knots instead of 4 . Step 4: Make an Overhand
Knot with 4 center cords instead of 8. Fig. F

Step No . 6: Place all cords through a 1112 " ring and Double
Half Hitch all cords over the ring 1" from f irst ring.
Step No. 7: Pin the sling to the board through the Double
Half H1tches. D1v1de the 18 cords into two groups of 9. Make
a_ 3" Square Knot sinnet with each group beginning 1" from
nng. Use 2 cords for working and 7 for core. Trim cords 3"
from the ends of the sinnets. Fold both sinnets in half to
form parallel loops. Place the ends of the cords down through
cylmder formed by the two 1112 " rings. This co nceals the unknotted ends.
Step No. 8: With a I ~yard piece of cord, Wrap all cords at the
base of the Loop for 1 . Trim ends of wrapping.

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Scatter bamboo beads throughout fringe and tie an Overhand


Knot below each. Tie an Overha nd Knot in all cords 20" from
last wrapping . Trim cords below knots. Attach wind ch ime
to the Overhand Knot in the center of hanging.

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MATERIALS NEEDED
yards t/48/5 ply or t/72/3 ply natural jute
2" metal ring , Crown Craft t/F104
10" metal ring, Crown Craft t/F265
19" metal ring, Crown Craft tfF266
27" metal ring, Crown Craft t/F267
decorative item for center (stonewa re, bells, beads)
Note: If metal nngs are not available, severa l secti ons
of reed or wire wrapped together may be used.
Knots Used:
Lark 's Head, Alternating Square Knot,
Double Half Hitch , Half Knot Spiral
Finished Diameter:
approximately 35"

INSTRUCTIONS
Step No. 1: Cut sixteen 4-yard cords. Fold each cord in
half and mount on the 2" ring using the Lark 's Head Knot.
Butterfly all cords.
Pin work to macrame board through
Lark's Head Knots.

MATERIALS NEEDED
74 yards t/28/3 ply colored jute
6 l'/4 " metal rings with opening
4 1'/z " metal rings
12 wood pony beads, Crown Craft t/285 or Wester n Trimming
t/2767
2 matching pots with 3 holes, 4" diameter
Knots Used: Lark's Head, Half Knot Spiral Double Half
Hitch, Square Knot
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Finished Length: approximately 18"

Step No. 2: Divide the 32 cords into groups of 4 cords each.


T1e a Square Knot with each group close to ring. Use 2 cords
for working and 2 for core.

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Step No. 3: Regroup cord s into 16 qroups of 2 cords eac h.


With each group, tie a 2" sinnet of Square Knots. Fig. A

Step No . 11: Cut thirty-two 11/z-yard cords. Fold each co rd


in half and Double Half Hitch 2 cords to the 19" ring between
each of the 16 points .

Follow same procedure as Square Knot in Knot Section . The


only difference is that you do not have a core .

Step No. 12: Divide the cords from the last row of Square
Knots in Circle B into two groups of 3 cords each . Make a 3"
Halt Knot Spiral si nnet with each group. U se 2 cords for
working and 1 for core. Make a 2114" Square Knot sinnet with
the adjacent 4 c ord s on the right. Use 2 cords for working and
2 for core . Tie 2 more 3" Ha lf Knot Spiral sinnets with the
adjacent 6 cords on the right . Leave the next 4 cords on the
right free. Repeat the seq uence from the beginning of this
step until circle is completed.
Step No. 13: Select any Square Knot sinnet . Combine with
its 2 adjacent Half Knot Spiral sinnets. Make a Square Knot.
Use 2 cords for working and 8 for core . Refer to this as Pattern A . Select any group of 4 free cords. Combine with its
2 adjacent Half Knot Spiral si nnets . Make a Squa re Knot as
above. Refer to this as Pattern B. A lternate Pattern s A and
B until circle is complete. You should have 16 points.

Fig. A
Step No. 4: Combine a 2" sinnet from one 4-cord Square Knot
with a 2" .sinnet from an adjacent 4 -cord Square Knot. Make
a Square Knot. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core . Continue joining remaining sinnets. You should have 8 points.
Fig. B

Step No . 14: Double Half Hitch each group of cords to the


27'' ring, following procedure in Step 5. Refer to this section
between the 19" and 27" rings as Circle C.
Step No. 15: Cut thirty-two 18" cords. Fold each cord in
half and Double Half Hitch 2 cords to the 27" ring between
each of the 16 point s.
Wrapping : U se 18" pieces of jute. Separate the jute into
2-ply pieces. Begin first with a group of 10 cords from the
last row of Square Knots in Circle C . Wrap the 4 center cord s
together for about 3/4 ". Slide wrapping up against ring. From
this point continue around and wrap remaining cor ds together
in groups of 4 .
Fringe: Trim fringe to about 4" and separate all plies.
Atta ch center decoration to the 2" ring .

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Step No. 5: Double Half Hitch one group of 4 cords to the


10" ring .
Double Half Hitch a group of 4 cords on the
opposite side. Follow this procedure and Double Half Hitch
the remaining cords to the ring . Refer to this section between
the 2" and 10" rings as Circle A. Be sure the 2" ring is
centered in the 10" ring and all cords pulled t ightly so that
the design is perfectly flat . This is important because when
the design is completed you attach a deco rative item to the
center.

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MATERIALS NEEDED
yards orange ny lon cord No. 3, 7/ 64" diameter
yards gold nylon cord No. 3, 7/64" diameter
1112 " metal or wood ring
small wood bead s
pot, 4" diameter
pot, 8" diameter
Knots Used: Overhand Knot, Half Knot Spiral, Square
Knot
Finished Length: approximately 36"

INSTRUCTIONS
Note : The 3-yard cords are for the small pot; the 4-yard cords
are for the large pot.
Cut four 3-yard go ld cords. Pin the center of each cord to a
macrame board as in Step 1 of Loop (Technique Section). Cu t
eight 4-yard orange cords. Pin the center of each cord to the
board on top of the gold cord s.

Step No. 6: Cut thirty-two 3-yard cords. Fold each cord in


half and Double Half Hitch 4 cords to the 10" ring between
each of the 8 points. Do not Butterfly.
To Add Cords: Place fo lded cord under ring. Double Half
Hitch the left cord to the left over ring, then Double Half
Hitch the right cord to the right over the ring.

Put all cords from one side of pins through the ring. Slide
ring up to pins. Unpin all cords. Fold cords in half as you
gently lift the ring from the board. Al l the gold cords should
be on the inside of the loop . Make an Overhand Knot 1"
below the ring using al l cords. Before tightening knot, make
su re the gold cords are grouped together in the center of the
cords at the bottom of the knot. Hang the sling by the ring :

Step No. 7: D irectly below the knotted ring, divide the cords
from the last row of Square Knots in Circ le A into groups of
2. Combine each group with one adjacent cord. Make a 3"
Square Knot sinnet. U se 2 cords for working and 1 for core.

Small Pot
Step No. 1: Work with the eight gold cords on ly. Make a
1112" Half Knot Spiral sinnet. Use 2 cords for working and
6 for core .

Step No. 8: With the 6 cords remaining between each knotted


section, make a 3" Square Knot sinnet.
Use 2 cords for
working and 1 for core.
Step No . 9: Combine one si nnet f rom Step 7 with an adjacent
sinnet from Step 8. Make 2 Square Knots. Use 2 cords for
working and 4 for core. Continue joining remaining sin nets.
You should have 16 points.

Step No. 2:' Tie an Overhand Knot 10" from the end of the
Spiral sinnet. Place the pot in position w ith the Overhand
Knot centered at the bottom of the pot. Group the 8 cords
in pairs around pot. If there is any adjustment to be made,
raise or lower the Overhand Knot.

Step No. 10: Double Half Hitch the 6 cords from each point
to the 19" ring fo llowing procedure in Step 5. Refer to this
section between the 1 0" and 19" rings as Circle B .

Step No. 3: Make a ll/2" Half Knot Spiral sinnet as in Step 1.


T rim cords to about 2".

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Large Pot
Step No. 4: With the small pot in the sling, arrange the 16
orange cor ds in groups of four. Tie an Overhand Knot with
each group 15 " from the first Overhand Knot below ring .
These k nots will be po sitioned at the r im of the large pot.
Ho ld the pot in place to see if all Overhand Knots are leve l
with the rim of the pot.
Step No. 5 : Tie a 3" Half Knot Spiral sinnet w ith each group
of 4 cords directly below the Overhand Knots. Use 2 cords
for working and 2 for core .
Step No. 6: Po sitio n pot and measure the distance from the
ends of the Spira l sinnets to the center of the bottom of the
pot. Make a sinnet of Square Knots the length of this measurement with each group . Use 2 cords for working and 2 for
core.

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Step No. 7: Tie an Overhand Knot with all 16 cords at the


ends of the Square Knot si nnets . Place the large pot in the
sling. Foil ow Pattern B for Fringe . Place 1 bead on each of
the 16 cords.

Fig. A
Step No. 6 : Place cords 24 and 25 of Group 2 through a
bead . Tie an Overhand Knot below bead. Using cords 17 and
32 as Knot Bearers, make a row of Diagonal Double Half
Hitches from outside to center with cords 18 through 24, and
cords 31 through 25. This diagonal shou ld end at the sa me
level as the fir st row of Diagonal Double Ha lf Hitches in
Groups 1 and 3 .

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Step No. 7: With t he 4 center cords (23 through 26) in Group


2, make a Half Knot Spiral of 5 Half Knots. Place cords 24
and 25 through a bead and make a Half Knot Spiral of 5
Half Knots below bead.

MATERIALS NEEDED
yards 1/72/6 ply natural jute (pictured)
1/72/4 or 5 ply may be used
4' section of bamboo or dowel 112" diameter
3' sections of bamboo or dowellf2 " d iameter
6" rings or embroidery hoops
2" bamboo beads
Knots Used: Lark' s Head , Overh and, Horizontal Doub le
Half Hitch, Diagonal Double Half Hitch, H alf Knot
Spiral, Alternating Square Knot
Finished Dimensions:
approximate ly 3' by 5'

Step No. 8: With Groups 1 and 3, make a Diamond pattern


of Alternating Square Knots.
Each row should be spaced
approximately lfz " apart. Row 6 shou ld be at the same level
as the end of the Spiral in Gr-oup 2.
Dia mond Pattern f or Groups 1 and 3 (U se 2 cord s for working and 2 for core throughout pattern .): Row 1- One Square
Knot with the 4 center cords. Row 2- Two Alternating Square
Knots with the 8 center cords. Row 3 - Three Alternating
Square Knots with the 12 center cord s. Row 4 - Four Alternating Square f\nots using all 16 cords . Row 5- Three Alternating Square Knots with the 12 center cords. Ro w 6 - Two
Alternating Square Knots with the 8 center cords. Row 7 On e Alternating Square Knot with the 4 center cords.

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: This hanging should be worked suspended because of
its size.
Step No . 1: Cut twenty -four 12-yard cords. Fo ld each cord
in half and mount from left to right on the 4 ' section of
bamboo usi ng the Lark's Head Knot. Butterf ly al l 48 cords .
Step No. 2:
number from

Pl ace cords 8 and 9, and cords 40 and 41 through a bead .


Step No . 9: Make 1 row of D iagonal Double Half Hitches
from t he center to the outside us ing cords 24 and 25 as Knot
Bearers. Diagonal Double Ha lf Hitch cords 23 through 1 over
cord 24, then cords 26 throu gh 48 over cord 25. After com pl eting each row of Diagonal Double H alf Hitches, men ta lly
re-assi gn n umbers from 1 through 48 to the cords. Still
working from the center to the outside, let cords 21 through
28 hang free . Use cords 20 and 29 as Knot Bearers and Diagonal Double Half Hitch cords 19 through 1 over cord 20, then
cords 30 through 48 over cord 29. In the same manner, and
leavin g 4 cords free at the beginning of each row, make 3
rows of Diagonal Do ub le Half Hitches from the center to the
outside.

On the hanging, mentally assign each cord a


through 48 progressing from left to r ight.

Cut a 2-yard cord to be used as the Knot Bearer in one row


of Ho rizontal Double H alf Hitches. Cen t er the Knot Bearer
and Double Half Hitch cord 24 to the left and cord 25 to
the right. Continue Hor izontal Double Half Hitches using
cords 23 through 1, then cords 26 through 48. Repe at once
more from beginning of this step.
T o clarify our instructions for Af rican Drums, we will at this
point divide all cords into three equal groups to work major
sections of the hanging. Group 1 will consist of cords 1
through 16; Group 2, cords 17 through 32; Group 3, cord s
33 through 48.
Step No. 3: Divide Groups 1 and 3 into
cords each. Working from outside to inside,
Spirals in the follow i ng seq uence : First 4
Knots; second 4 cords, 12 H alf Knots; third
Knots; and fourth 4 cords, 16 Half Knots.

Step No. 1 0 : With the 4 center cords of Grou p 2, make a


H alf Knot Spiral of 5 Half Knots. Construct the top half of
the ring according to the directions in the Technique Section .
Use one of t he 6" r ings and begin Double H alf Hitches directly
below Sp iral with cord s 24 and 25 in Group 2.

subgroups of 4
make Half Knot
cords, 10 Half
4 cords, 14 Half

Note:
When the following section is com pleted , the lower
half of the ring should be flat against the wall and the top
half should slant away from wall. The knotted portion within
the ring should be three-dimensional. With the ring slanted,
the cords in Group 2 should also slant away f rom the wall.
The bead should protrude further from the wal l than th e
cords on either side of it.

Step No. 4 : W ith Groups 1 and 3, work from outside to inside.


Make 2 rows of Diagonal Double Half Hitches on each side
di rect ly below the H alf Knot Spiral s. Use the first outside
cord of each row as the Knot Bearer.
Step No. 5: I n Group 2, place the 2 center cords (24 and 25)
t hrough a bead. Make a Diagona l Double Half Hitch Cross
with the 16 cords in Group 2. Start the Cross by using cord
17 as the Knot Bearer. Diagonal Double H alf Hitch cords 18
through 24 over cord 17. The Cros s shou ld come just be low
the bead.
U se cord 32 as t he Knot Bearer and Diagonal
Double Half Hitch cords 31 through 18. Complete the Cross
by Di agonal D oub le H alf Hitch ing_ cords 25 through 31 over
the Knot Bearer (cord 17). Fig. A

With the 4 center cords i n the r ing, make a Half Knot Spiral
of 5 H alf Knots. Pl ace the 2 ce n ter cords through a bead
and repeat the Spira l below the bead.
With the 3 adjacent cords on each side of the center sinnet,
make a Half Knot Spira l of 15 Half Knots. With the la st 3
cords on each side in the rin g, make a Half Knot Spiral of 5
Half Knots.

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Step No. 11: Place all 16 cords down through the ring and
complete the lower half of the r ing according to the directions
in the Technique Section . It will be necessary to release the
Butterflies as th e ring nears completion.

Step No. 7: Make a 20" Half Knot Spiral si nnet with each
group of 4 cord s (6 sinnets) .
Cradle: Make 1 row of Alternat ing Square Knot s 4 112" from
the bottom of the Square Knot Button following the procedure in Pattern A (Technique Section). Make a 2" sinnet of
Square Knots w it h each group of 4 cords. Make 1 row of Alt ernating Squa re Knots 2" from th e en d s of the Squ are Knot
sin nets .
Wrap, trim cords, and follow Fringe Pa ttern B,
omitting bead s.

With the 4 center cords of Group 2, make a Half Knot Spiral


of 5 Half Knot s below the r ing. The end of t he Spiral should
be at the same level as the la st row of Diagonal Double Half
Hitches in Step 9 .
Step No. 12:

Repeat Step 2.

Step No. 13: With co rd s in Group 2, make a Di amon d Pattern.


Follow procedure in Step 8.

Chimes: Rel ease t he ce nter 24 cords and cut 18" below the
la st 6" ring . Double H alf Hitch around a 3" ring , 3" below
the last 6" ring. With a 70" piece of cord , Wrap al l the cords
tog eth er directly below the 3" r ing. T r im the cords to about
4". The leftover cord can be u se d in a small hanging .

Step No. 14: With Groups 1 an d 3, knot ring in place. Repeat


Steps 10 and 11.
Step No. 15: Wrap (Technique Sect ion) the two 3' sect ions of
bamboo together in the following manner: Cut a 2-yard p iece
of ju te, and using only 3 of the 6 plies, place the two sections
of bamboo together para llel. Wrap the sections together in the
center for about 1112" . Before pla c ing wrapping end down
t hro ug h loop , pivot the bamboo sec tion s at the wrap to form
an X, with the tip s spaced 12" apart . I f necessary, re-adju st the
ten sion on the wrapping until it f its sn ugly, then wrap twice
around the separate d sect ion s. Place the end of the cord
throug h loo p and complete Step 3 of Wrap .

Cut seve n 18 " pieces of fishing line . (Fi shing line is used
because it all ows the c himes t o swing freely , does not muffle
th e so und, and is weather resistant.) Attach one end of each ,
piece to a chime. Tie the chimes between the Double Half
Hitc hes, spacing them evenly around the 3" r ing. Leave the
cord long enough for the c himes to hang below the fringe . If
the chimes vary in length , alternate short and long ones.

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Step No. 16: Position the wrapped bamboo in the center of


the hanging . U se the cord s in Group 2 and Double Half Hitch
over the top half of the X, then over the lowe r half of the X.

Pictured on Front Cover

Step No. 17: With Group s 1 and 3 , make a Half Knot Sp ira l
si nnet with the 4 ce nter cords in each group down to the base
of the lower half of the crossed bamboo. Repeat with the 3
adjacent cords on each side of the 4 center cords, th en the
last 2 groups of 3 cord s.

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Step No. 18: T r im all cords st raight across about 15" down
from the end s of the outside Spiral s on each side. U sing
scraps, Wrap in the following manner: With 24" cords of
on ly 3 of the 6 plies , Wrap the 4 center cord s in ea ch group
for about 1112" . Wrap remaining cords i n groups of 3 cords
each for about 1112 " .

INSTRUCTIONS
Step No. 1: C ut twenty-eight 17-yard cord s. Make a 3" Loop
using the 3" ring for hanger and W rap according to direction s
given in the Techn iqu e Sect io n . Hang t he sl ing by the ring.

Step No. 19: Separate all t he p l ies below each wrappinq and
then tr im fringe in the shape of a V to correspond wi t h th e
lower sectio n of the X . Pl ace t he ends of the Knot Bearer
cords u sed in Step s 2 and 12 down through a bead and tie an
Overh and Knot below each . Separate pl ies an d trim to desired length .

Step No . 2 : Divide all cords into groups of 4. Select cords


from the outside and the in side for ea ch group . Ti e each
group of 4 co rd s with a scrap of co rd .
Step No . 3: Place all cords down through a 7" rin g. Release
one group of 4 cords an d Double H alf H itc h around the ring
6" dow n f ro m the wrapping. Relea se 4 cords on th e o pposi te
side and Double Half Hitch . This should hold th e ring in
pla ce. Rele ase one group at a time and Double Half Hitch
filling spaces between the first two groups.

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MATERIALS NEEDED
yards t/48/ 5 ply natural jute
t/72/3 ply may also be used
6 " rings or embroidery hoops
3" met al or wood rings
w i nd chimes (stoneware, ba mboo, etc.)
pot , 16" diameter Rib Planter, Southwest Pottery
yards light fishing lin e (transparent filament, 5 lb . test
ma x imum)
Knots Used: Square Knot, Double H alf Hitch, Half
Knot Spiral, Alternating Square Knot, Square Kn ot
Button
Finished Length: appro x imately 5'

Note: All of the Square Knots and th e Hal f Knot Spirals in


thi s hanging use 2 cord s for wor k ing and 2 for core.
Step No. 4: Divide the cords into groups of 4 cord s each .
Make a 2112" Half Knot Spiral with each group . Make two
rows of Alternat ing Square K nots d irectl y below the Half
Knot Spiral s. Completed section should be 4". Place all
cords down through a 7" ring and Double Half Hitch around
the ring at the bottom of the last row of Alternating Square
Knots.
Step No. 5: Directly below the knotted ring, divide cords into
groups of 4 as you would to make another row of Alternating
Square Knots. Make a 5" sinn et of Square Knots with o ne
group . Refer to this as Pattern A. With an adjacent group of
4 cords make a 11/2 " Half Knot Spiral , leave 2'.' unknotted, and
make a 1112" H alf Knot Spiral. Refer to thi s as Pattern B . Alternate Patterns A and B until you have 7 sinnets of each
pattern. Completed section shou ld be 5". Place all cords
down through a 7" ring and Double Half Hitch around the
ring at the ends of all sinnets.

INSTRUCTIONS
Follow th e ba sic construction of "N eb uch adrezzar 's Delight"
with the exceptions in th e steps li sted below .
Step No . 1: Cut twenty-four 13-yard cords.
Step No. 3:
wrapping.

U se a 6 " r ing and Double Half Hitch 5" from

Step No. 4:

Use a 6" ring after the 4" section is completed .

Step No. 6:
Directly below the knotted ring, divide cords
into groups of 4 as you would to make a row of Alternating
Square Knots. Reverse the sequence of Step 4 by making 2
rows of Alternating Square Knots followed by 2 1/2' ' Half Knot
Spiral s. Completed section shou ld be 4". Place all cords down
through a 7" ring and Double Half Hitch around the ring at
the ends of the Spiral s.

Step No . 5: Yo u will have 6 sinnets each of Patterns A and B.


U se a 6" ring after the 5" section is completed .
Step No.6:

MATERIALS NEEDED
yards t/48/ 5 ply natural jute
# 72 /3 ply m ay also be u se d
7" rings or embroidery hoop s
3" meta l o r wood ring
pot, 8'" diameter
pot, 22" diameter
Knots Used: Square Knot, Double Half Hitch , Half Knot
Spiral, Alternating Square Knot , Square Knot Button
Finished Length: approximately 8'

U se a 6" r ing after the 4" section is completed.

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Step No. 7: Divide the cords into groups of 4 cords each as


above. Bring every other group of four into the center and
tie together with a scrap of jute temporarily. You wi ll be
working with these cords after the sinnets for the large pot are
completed . Make a 28" Half Knot Spiral sinnet with each
group of 4 cords (7 sinnets). Check to see that all seven
sinnets are even. Make a Square Knot Button 11/z " from the
last Half Knot in each sinnet .

with Groups 1 and 3 the horizontal bar of the T and Group 2


the vertical bar. Make 10 (11) Square Knots with Group 1.
Use the same 2 cords for working cords and the cord from
the center as the core. The first knot shou ld be made tight
against the side of the Spiral sin net . Repeat with Group 3.
Place one bead on each cord in Group 2 and sl ide up to end
of Half Knot Spiral. Remove pins.
Step No. 5: Rearrange work to form a cross, with the Square
Knot sinnets as the horizontal bar and the Half Knot Spira l
and 2 beaded cords as the vertical bar. Pin to board through
Half Knot Spiral. Bring the ends of the Square Knot sinnets
together, one on each side of the "beaded" cords, to form a
circle. Pin to board through last Square Knot in each sinnet.
Posit ion the beads on the center cords in side the circle and
tie an Overhand Knot under each.

Cradle (Large Pot) : Make 1 row of Alternating Square Knots


5" from the bottom of the Square Knot Button followfng the
procedur.e in Pattern A (Technique Section) . Make a 7" sinnet
of Square Knots with each group of 4 cords. Make 1 row
of A lternating Square Knots 3" from the ends of the Square
K not sinnets. Make a second row of Alternating Square Knots
2" from the previous row.

Step No.6: Make a Spiral sinnet 8 (13) Half Knots long. As


the core, use the two working cords from each Square Knot
sinnet. A s working cords, comb ine a core from a Square Knot
sinnet with a "beaded" cord to form two pair . Make the
first Half Knot up tight against the bottom of the circle.

Note: I f the pot you are using is different in size and shape
from the one pictured, follow the contour of your pot and
make adjustments so that the cra dle fits snugly and will support your pot. To adjust for a d ifference in diameter, increase or decrease the spacing between rows of Alternating
Square Knots.. To adju st for a difference in depth, increase
or decrea se the length of the Square Knot sinnets.

Step No. 7: Repeat Steps 3 through 6 .


Step No . 8: Repeat Steps 3 through 6, except that the Half
Knot Spiral in Step 6 should be 10 (10) Half Knots long
rather than 8 ( 13) .

Make a 3" sinnet of Square Knots with each group of 4 cords.


The design below the pot is a continuation of the Square Knot
sinnet and is made by tying a 9" Half Knot Sp ira l . Wrap, trim
cords, and follow Fringe Pattern B, omitting bead s.

Step No. 9: Divide the 8 cords into 2 groups of 4 cords each .


With each group, make a Square Knot tight again st the end
of the Spiral si nnet. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core .
Reverse cords using the procedure in Technique Section . With
each group, make a Square Knot spaced 1lfz" from first Square
Knot. Reverse cords. With each group, make a Square Knot
spaced 11/z" from second Square Knot. I f you are using a
piece of wood longer than 8", it will be necessary to increase
the length of these sinnets.
Be sure to reverse cords and
space knots 11/z " apart.

Small Pot: Release the tied cords. Make a 12" Half Knot
Spiral sinnet with each group of 4 cords. These sinnets should
spiral in a direction opposite that of the 7 outer sin nets.
Cradle (Small Po t ): Fo llow Pattern A (Technique Section ) .
Wrap and trim cords fa irly short .

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Step No. 10: Split one group of 4 cords into two groups.
Bring 2 cords around each side of ornamental wood, 11/z " to
2" from one end. Make 2 Square Knots. Tie the first knot
as tight as possible underneath the wood . U se 2 cords for
working and 2 for core.
Repeat this step with remaining
group of cords .

Design by Margo Kaplin

MATERIALS NEEDED
35 yards colored jute tfNJ4/72 Due South Imports
1 2 1/z " metal or wood ring
10 large ho le oval wood beads t/291 Crown Crafts
Handi-Craft Pak wood bead s are equivalent
_piece,decor ative wood, 8" min. length (driftwood, grape
root, manzanita burl, etc .)
8 chimes (stoneware, bamboo, assorted small bells, etc.)
4 yards li9~1t fishing line (transparent filament, 5 lb. test
maximum)
8 smal l eyescrews
N ote: We have made this design in a l ighter weight jute
th atrs more delicate in appearance. The following mater ial s are required.
35 yards t/48/5 ply bleached or natura l jute
10 Olivewood or ceramic beads
1 piece decorative wood, as above
8 chimes, as ab ove
4 yards f ishing line, as above
8 eyescrews
Knots Used: Half Knot Spiral, Square Knot, Overhand
Finished Length: approximately 52" (40")

Step No. 11: With one group of 4, reverse cords. Make a


Square Knot 11/z " from last Square Knot , as above. Continue
to reverse cords and to space knots 11/z " apart until sinnet
reaches the length you I ike. Tie an Overhand Knot with all
4 cords 2" below last Square Knot. Place beads on 2 of the
4 cords. Position beads and make an Overhand Knot below
each bead. Determine length of 2 remaining cords. Tie an
Overhand Knot in each. Cut cords directly below knot. Repeat this step with rema ining group of cords .
Chimes:
Drill holes along underside of decorative wood.
Space holes so that the chimes will hang close together but
not quite touch in g. Insert eyescrews in holes and tighten.
Cut eight 18" pieces of fishing l ine . Attach one end of each
piece to a chime and the other end to an eyescrew. Length
of line s should be 4" to 5". If chimes vary in length, alternate long and short ones.

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Changes for t/48/5 ply jute are given parentheses.

Gjungle GJJeauty-

Step No. 1: Cut four 8-yard cords, two 34" cords, and one
36" cord . Make a 2" Loop and Wrap according to directions
given in Technique Section . Use the 34" cords for Loop and
the 36" cord for the Wrap .
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Step No. 2: Pin Loop flat to board through wrapping . U se all


8 cords to make a Spiral sinnet 10 (10) Half Knots long. Use
2 outer cords from each side as working cords and 4 inner
cords as the core .

Step No. 3: Work from left to right and divide the 8 cords
into three groups as follow s: Group 1 -The two left working
cords and one from the core. Group 2 - Two of the core .
Group 3 - The two right working cords and the remaining
cord from the core. Remove pins.

MATERIALS NEEDED
yards t/48/4 or 5 ply natural jute
3" metal or wood ring
40mm large round carved Olivewood beads
28mm ova l carved Olivewood beads
These come in an assortment of sizes and shapes,
Crown Craft t/286
matching pots, 11" diameter
Knots Used: Square Knot, Half Knot Spiral
Finished Length: approximately 7'

INSTRUCTIONS
Step No. 1: Cut twenty 14-yard cords. Make a 3" Loop and
Wrap according to directions given in Technique Section.

Step No. 4: Pin Spiral sinnet perpendicu lar to board through


last Half Knot. Arrange the groups of cords to form aT.

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Step No . 2: Divide the cords into f our qroups of 10 cords


each. With the center 4 cords of one group, make a 24" Square
Knot sinn et. Use 2 cords for wo rking and 2 for core. W ith
the 3 cord s on each side of the Square Knot sin net, make a
24" Half Knot Spiral sinnet. U se 2 cords for work ing and 1
for core. Repeat procedure with the remaining three groups
of 10 cords. When al l four groups of 10 co rds are k notted, you
shou ld have a tota l of four Square Knot sinnets and eigh t
Half Knot Sp ir al sinnets.

Cferra
MATERIALS NEEDED
yards t arred si sa l, tree rope, t/48/5 ply jute, or f/72/3 p ly
jute
1 2" metal or wood ring
1 3" met al or wood r ing
1 pot, 12" diameter Rib Pl anter, Southwest Potte ry
Knots Used: Al ternating Square Koot, Overhand, H alf
Knot Spiral, Double Ha l f Hitch
Finished Length : approximate l y 45"

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Step No . 3: Hang the sl ing by the ring and make sure all of
the sinnets are equa l in length; adju st if necessary. Regroup
t he sinnets in the following sequence : 2 Hal f Knot Spiral
sinnets , 1 Square Knot sinnet, 2 Half Knot Spira l sin n ets, 1
Square Knot sinnet, etc.

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: If you use the tarred sisa l, we suggest you wear co tton
garden gloves. The sisa l is treated to retard rot from direct
sun light and high humidity; therefore, do not let it co me in
contact w ith r ugs or furniture .

Join each pair of H alf Knot Spiral sinnets with a Square Knot.
U se t h e 2 outer cords on each side of the 6 as th e working
cords and the 2 inner cords as the core.
Step No . 4 : To make the Cradle for the pot, combine the 2
right cords from a Square Knot sin net w i th the 2 left outside
cords from an adjacent pair of Half Knot Spira l si nnets and
make a Square Knot about 2" from each sinnet. U se 2 cords
for wo rkin g and 2 for core . Comb ine the 2 righ t outside cords
fro m th e Hal f Knot Spira l sinnet w ith the 2 left cords from an
adjacent Square Knot sinnet and make a Square Knot as
above. The 2 inner cords of the Ha lf Knot Spira ls are left free .
Fig. A, Row 1. Repeat with rema ini ng groups of cords.

Step No . 1: Cut eigh t 8-yard cords. Ma k e a 21fz " Loop using


the 2" r i ng f or hanger and Wrap according to directions giv en
in Technique Section . Hang the sl ing by th e ring.
Step No. 2: Div ide the 16 cords i nto four groups of 4 co rd s
each. With one group o f 4 cords , make a 3" H alf Knot Spira l
sinnet. Use 2 cord s for working and 2 for core. Repeat with
the remaining three groups .
Step No . 3: Place all 16 cords down through the center of
the 3" ring. Double H alf Hitch the 16 co rd s from left to right
aro und the ring at the ends of the Half Knot Sp iral sin nets.

Step No . 5 : Hold the pot in side the Crad le to check th e fit.


T he Crad le shou ld loo sely gird the pot. I f necessary, adjust
the length between t he end s of the sinn et s and the Square
Knots. Make a row of Alte rnating Sq u are K n ots about 2"
from the fi rst row, fol low in g the diag ram in Fig. A, Row 2 .
Repeat Fig . A , Row 1.

Step No.4: Divide cords into groups o f 4 cords each. Make a


row of 4 Square Knots direct ly below the r ing. Work the row
from left to rig ht . Use 2 co rd s for workin g and 2 for core.
Step No. 5:
left to right.

Make 4 Alternating Square Knots around from


Repeat three more times.

Step No. 6: Divide cord s into groups of 4 cords as yo u wou ld


to make another row of Alternating Square Knots. Make a
10" Ha l f Knot Spiral sinnet with each group. U se 2 cords for
worki ng and 2 for core. Make sure all sinnets are even .
Step No . 7 :
Reverse the cords in each sinnet (T ech nique
Section) and cont in ue, m ak ing 4 Square Knot s in eac h sinnet.
Step No . 8:
Spiral.
Cradle:
Section .

Co ntinu e each si nn et by making a 6" Ha lf Knot

Fol low Pattern A or Pattern B in t he Techn iqu e

St ep No . 9 : Ti e a scra p of cord around 4 of the cehter cords


about 10" from the end of the wrappi ng . Divid e the remain ing 12 cords into t hree groups of 4 cords each. Make 3 Square
Knots around from left t o right. Use 2 cord s for working and
2 for core.

Fig. A
Step No.6 : Use a 5 0" cord and Wrap al l cords at the ba se of
the pot for approx imate ly 1". T r im the ends of the wrapp ing.

Step No. 10 : Make four rows of 3 A lternating Square Knots.


Work from left t o r ight.

Step No. 7: Div ide co rd s into eig ht grou ps o f 5 cords each.


Eac h group should consist of 2 lon g cords and 3 short . The
2 long cords are to be u sed as working cord s and the 3 short
cords as the core . Make a 24 " Square Knot sinnet w ith each
group. Make the f irst Squ are K not up t ight as possible agai nst
the wrapping.

Step No. 11: U sing a 1 112 yard p iece of cord, Wrap all cords
togeth er directly below the last row of Alte rna ting Squa re
Knots.
Step No . 12:
H olding the 4 tied cords, grip the wrapping
and sl ide up unti l the desired effect is achieved .

Step No. 8: Connect the Square Knot sinn ets for the seco nd
Crad le. Fo l low the procedure in Steps 4 and 5. Th ere w ill be
o nl y 1 cord left free instead of 2.

Step No . 13 : Ti e an Overhand Knot in each cord at th e


desired lengt h of fr inge.
For t h e best effect, the length
sho u ld not exceed 4 ". Cut each cor d directly below the knot.

Step No . 9 :
Repeat Step 6. Put 4 outer cords through a
40mm bead and sl ide bead up to bottom of wrapp ing . Repe at
w ith 4 cords on opposite side of fring e. Take 2 cord s from
each bead and make a Square Knot between beads 4" down
from wrapping on one side of t h e fr inge. U se 2 cord s for
working and 2 for core . With the 4 remain ing cord s f rom
the beads, make another Square Knot , agai n , 4 " be low
wrapping, but on the opposite si de of the fringe. Take 1
workin g cord from each Square Knot and sl ip them t h rough
a 28m m bead . Ti e an Overhand Knot below the b ead. R epeat on oppo site sid e of fringe with 2 remaining work ing
co rd s. Trim all cor d s to desired length and t ie an Overhand
Knot at the end of eac h .

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MATERIALS NEEDED
yards t/48/3 ply natura l jute
15" dowel (1 " diameter) or driftwood
ceram ic or wood bead s

4" metal r ing


2" m et al or wood ring
pot , 10"- 12 " diameter

Knots Used: Lark's Head, Alternating Square Knot,


Double Half Hitch , Overhand
Finished Length:
approximately 5'

Step No. 1 5: Hold the pot in the cradle to check the fit.
The cradle shou ld loosely gird the pot. I f necessary, adjust
the length between the ends of the sinnets and the Square
Knots. Make a row of Alternating Square Knots 3lfz" from
the first row.

INSTRUCTIONS
Step No. 1: Cut si x teen 8-yard cords. Fold each of the 16
cords in half and mount on driftwood from left to right, using
the Lark' s Head Knot. Butterfly each of t he 32 working cords.

Step No. 16: Using a 50" cord, Wrap all cords at the ba se
of the pot for approximately 1". Trim the ends of the
wrapping. For Fringe, follow Pattern A in Technique Section .

Step No. 2: On the hanging, mentally assign each cord a number from 1 through 32 progressing from left to right.

Step No. 17: Wrap the three ends of t he Knot Bearers together on each side of the hanging . U se a 1-yard cord an d
Wrap for 1". Trim to 3".

Cut a 1-yard cord to be u sed as the Knot Bearer. Center the


Knot Bearer and Double Half Hitch co rd 16 to the left and
cord 17 to the right. Continue Horizontal Double Half Hitches
using cords 15 through 1, then cords 18 through 32.

Hanger: Cut eighteen 1-yard cords. U se 1 cord for wrapping.


Combine 8 of the cords with one side of the Knot Bearer
used in Step 2. Wrap for 1" below one end of the driftwood.
Leave 3" for Fringe . Make a Square Knot just below the
wood . Use 2 cords on each side for working, and 4 for core.
Sp l it cords into two groups of 4. Bring cords around the
wood and make a Square Knot as tightly as possible above
the wood . Use the same procedure for spac ing and reversing
cords that you did with the fou r si nnets in Step 14. Repeat
for the other end of the driftwood using 8 of the remaining
1-yard cord s. Intertwine all 16 cords through a 2" ring . Let
the ends hang down in the center of hanger. With a 1-yard
cord Wrap all cords for 1". Trim.

Step No. 3: Make one row of 8 Square Knots working from


left to right. U se 2 cords for working and 2 for core until
instructed otherwise. Space this row at least 112" down from
row of Horizontal Double Half Hitches. This spac ing can be
increa se d to match the length of the beads you are using but,
once established, should remain consistent throughout the
"hanging" portion of the sling.
Step No. 4: Leave cords 1 and 2, and 31 and 32 free . Make 7
Alternating Square Knots with the remaining cords .
Step No . 5: Place a bead on cords 2 and 3 and slide it up to
row of Alternating Square Knots. Repeat for cords 30 and
31. Tie a row of 8 Alternating Square Knots that runs directly
below the beads.

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Step No. 6: Leave cords 1 and 2 free. M ake 2 Alternating


Square Knots with cords 3 through 10. Leave cords 11
through 22 free. Make 2 Alternating Square Knots with cords
23 through 30. Leave cords 31 and 32 free.

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Step No. 7: With the 4" ring and the 12 center cords (11
through 22), follow ring instructions in the Technique Section .
Position the ring so the top is in line with the Alternating
Square Knots made in Step 6. Make an Overhand Knot above
and be low the bead in the center of the ring.

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Step No. 8: Place a bead on cords 6 and 7 and slide it up to


the knots.
Repeat with cords 26 and 27. Tie a row of 4
Alternating Square Knots that runs directly below the beads.
Step No. 9: Leave cords 1 and 2, and 31 and 32 free. Make 4
Alternat ing Squa r e Knots, 2 with cords 3 through 10, then 2
with 23 through 30.
Step No. 10: Place a bead on cords 10 and 11 and slide it up
to the knots. Repeat with cords 22 and 23. Tie a row of 8
Alternating Square Knots that runs directly below the beads.

MATERIALS NEEDED
yards fl28/3 ply natural jute
9" dowels, 5/ 16" diameter
19mm large hole round wood bead s, Crown Craft t/289
Other wood beads of I ike shape may be substituted
pot, 5" diameter
Note: We have m ade this design in heavier jute an d
found it very impressive. The following materials are
required:
yards t/48/3 ply natural jute
18" dowels, 112" diameter
wood beads
pot, 8" diameter
Knots Used:
Alternating Square Knot, Lark's Head,
Horizontal Double Half Hitch, Overhand, Half Knot
Spiral, Lee Medallion
Finished Length: approximately 36"

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Changes for larger sling will be given in parentheses. Two
complete patte rns (Fig . A) are made on each 9" (18") section
of dowel.

Step No. 11: Leave cords 1 and 2, and 31 and 32 free. Make
7 Alternating Square Knots with the rema ining cords.

Step No. 1: Cut twenty-four 4-yard (5 -ya rd) cords, and eight
5-yard (6-yard) cords. Mount 8 cords on one half of the dowel
in the following sequence: Three 4-yard (5-yard) cords, two
5-yard (6-yard) cords, and three 4-yard (5-yard) cords. Fold
each cord in half and use the Lark's Head Knot. Butterfly
each of the 16 cords.

Step No. 12: Place a bead on cords 16 and 17 and sl ide it up


to the knots. Tie a row of 8 Alternating Square Knots that
runs directly below the bead .
Step No. 13: Cut three 1-yard cords to be used as Knot
Bearers. Repeat the procedure in Step 2. Make 3 rows of
Horizontal Double Half Hitches.

Step No. 2: Mentally assign each cord a number from 1


through 16 progressing from left to right.

Step No. 14: Divide the 32 cords into four groups of eight.
With- one group of 8 cords, make a Square Knot. Use two
outer cords from each side as working cords and the four
inner cords as the core. Begin the knot 1" below the last
row of Horizontal Double Half Hitches. Rever se cords us ing
the procedure in Technique Section. Make a Square Knot
spaced 11/z " from first Square Knot. Continue to reverse
cords, and to space knots l lfz " apart. Make the sinnet approximately 22" long.

Cut a 12" (16") cord to be used as the Knot Bearer. Center


the Knot Bearer and Double Half Hitch cord 8 to the left and
cord 9 to the rig_h t. Continue Horizontal Double Half Hitches
using cords 7 through 1, then cords 10 through 16. Tie an
Overhand Knot at each end of the Knot Bearer close to the
row of Horizontal Double Half Hitches and trim.
Step No. 3: Make one row of 4 Square Knots directly beiow
Double Half Hitches working from left to right. Use 2 cords
for working and 2 for core throughout design .

Repeat with the remaining th ree groups of 8 cords.

Note: The spacing between each row of Alternating Square


Knots will be 1fz " for the remainder of the sling.

Cradle:
Hang the sling to make sure all sinnets are even.
Work from left to right . Combine the second 4 cords of the
first sinnet with the first 4 cords of the third sinnet. Make a
Square Knot 3lfz" from the bottom of the sinnets. Combine
the second 4 cords of the third sinnet with the first 4 cords
of the fourth sinnet. Make a Square Knot 31/z" from the
bottom of the sinnets. Combine the second 4 cords of the
fourth sinnet with the second 4 cords from the second sinnet.
Make a Square Knot as above. Combine the remaining cords
of the second sinnet with the remaining cords of the first
sinnet. Make a Square Knot as above.

Step No.4: Leave cords 1 and 2, and 15 and 16 free. Make 3


Alternating Square Knots with t he remaining cords .
Step No. 5: Make one row of 4 Alternating Square Knots
working from left to right.
Step No. 6: With cords 7 through 10 make a 11/z" Half Knot
Spiral sinnet 1f2" below last row of Alternating Square Knots .

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designed by Harriet Hirsh


MATERIALS:
200 yard MAXI-CORD 8 ply #200 White/White
1 8" welded metal ring
1 18" welded metal ring
9 !"si lver beads (optional)
6 yards MAXI -CORD8 ply #301 Red or 3 red ribbon bows (optional)
I large crocket hook (any size H-N) (optional)
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 21" in diameter
1. Cut 55 white cords 24" long. Cut all of the remain ing white cord into 10 " pieces. 2. REVERSE DOUBLE
LARKSHEAD KNOT (RDLHKl ilL 2) all 55 cords onto the 8" ring. Push the cords closetogether so that all the cords fit
onto the ring. 3. Fan all the cords out from the8" ring in acircle. Place the 18" ring over thecirc le and HORIZONTAL
DOUBLE HALF HITCH (HDHHl ill. 7) allllO cords over it. Make sure all the cords are even in length and taut. 4. The
wreath is made completely with RYA KNOTS (RKs) ill. lll wh ich are tied with the pre-cut 10" pieces of cord to create

a shag effect. Row 1-To lie aRK take a10" piece of cord, center it across any pair of cords stretchedbetween the
two rings. Bend and push the ends of the strand down and back under the two cords into the space between the two
cords. Then bring each end up and out betweenthe pair of cords. Pull the RK so that is is tight around the pair of cords
and close to the outside ring. You will work your rows from the outside ring in toward the smaller ring. To complete the
row, tie an RK over each remaining pair of cords, Row 2 - Select a pair of alternating cords and begin to tie an
ALTERNATING RYA KNOT ROW (ARK ROW) ill. 12) Tie 54 more RKs to comp.lete the row. Row 3-9: Continue to tie 7
more ARK ROWs with 55 RKs in each row. Remember to keep pushing the RKs firmly down against the previous rows.
The last several rows will be fairly tight. Any crochet hook size H-N may be used to help you with these rows.
5. Unply and fluff out all the cords. Trim wreath to shape as desired.
TO DECORATE THE WREATH:
Option 1:
6. To make aMaxi Bow: cut a47" and a21" piece of #301 red MAXI-CORD 8ply. Position 47" cord as in ill. 15.
Fold the 21" cord in half with ends evenand LARKS HEAD KNOT (LHK) ill. 1) it over the 47" pieceof cord gathering
together the loops. Individually OVERHAND KNOT (OK) iII. 13) each of the four ends hanging from the bow. 7. Repeat
step 6 to make 2 more bows. B. Glue bows in position as desired.
Option 2:
9. If you choose, decorate your wreath with hand made or purchased red ribbon bows.
Option I & 2:
10. Sew the silver beads into the wreath as desired.

(HCs). Pin through SK to board to work project. 3. TO MAKEATRIPLE HALF KNOT SINNET (THK SINNET!: Row 1-Tie
HALF KNOTS (HKsl ill. 8) with cords 1-4, 3-6, arid 5-8. Row 2- Repeat row l. Continue to repeat row 1inthe same
manner to complete a 24" THK SINNET (ill. 10). This 24" THK SINNET will twist gently 2 times. 4. BELL SECTION:
Row A- Tie aSK with cords 3-6 using 2 HCs ahd 2WCs. 5. Row B- Slip bell up cords 4&5. 6. Row C- Tie a
SK with cords 3-6 directly under bell. f. Row D- Tie SKs with cords 1-4 and 5-8. 8. RowE- Tie aSK with cords
3-6. S.Row F- Tie SKs with cords 1-4 and 5-8. 10. Row G- Tie a SK with cords 3-6. 11. Trim all cords to

designed by A. Bonnie Swartz and Audrey Kiefer


MATERIALS:
24 yards MAXI-CORD 8 ply #200 White/White or #301 Red or #508 Bright Green
1 2" ring
I large (3 ") jingle bell
4 yards MAXI-CORD 8 ply #301 red, or 2 red ribbon bows
macrame board, t-pins, glue
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 3" w x 38" h
1. Cut 4 cords 6 yards long. 2. Hold the four 6 yard cords together making sure the ends are even. Pass the matched
ends through the 2" ring and fold the cords in half placing the ringat their center. Pin to board. Using one cord from
each side of the group as WORKING CORDS (WCs) tie aSQUARE KNOT (SK) ill. 3) over the remaining 6HOLDING CORDS

6''
TO DECORATE:
Option 1:
12. To make amaxi bow: cut a47" and a21" piece of #301 red MAXI-CORD 8ply. Position 47" cord as in ill15.
Fold the 21" cord in half with ends even and LARKS HEAD KNOT(LHK) ill. 1) it over the 47" piece of cord gathering
together the loops. lndividully OVERHAND KNOT (OK) ill. 13) each of the four ends hanging from the bow. 13. Repeat
step 12 for a second bow. 14. Glue bow in position, one at the top of the bell pull, just under the ring and one at the
bottom just above the bell.
Option 2:
15. If you choose, decoJte your bell pull with handmade or purchased red ribbon bows.

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1. LHK: LARKSHEAD KNOT


2. RDLHK: REVERSE DOUBLE LARKSHEAO KNOT
3. SK: SQUARE KNOT
4. SK ROW: SQUARE KNOT ROW
5. ASK ROW: ALTERNATING SQUARE KNOT ROW
6. HH: HALF HITCH-LEFT TO RIGHT
7. HDHH: HORIZONTAL DOUBLE HALF HITCH-LEFT TO RIGHT
8. HK: HALF KNOT -LEFT HAND
9. OHK SINNET: DOUBLE HALF KNOT SINNET - WITH LEFT HAND HKs
10. THK SINNET: TRIPLE HALF KNOT SINNET - WITH LEFT HAND HKs
11. RK: RYA KNOT
12. ARK ROW: ALTERNATING RYA KNOT ROW
13. OK: OVERHAND KNOT
14. CCK: CHINESE CROWN KNOT
15. MAXI BOW
16. GK: GATHERING KNOT .
<1) GREAT YARNS , INC .. HOLLYWOOD , FLORIDA 33021, 1978.
Although the patterns in this pamphlet have been tested and proven ,
the authors cannot accept resonsibility for individual interpretation of

the knots, patterns and/or techniques. The material has been presented in good faith . No warranty is given nor results guaranteed.
Material in "Maxi Christmas with MAXI - CORD~ 8 ply ." may not be

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reproduced in any form without written permission of GREAT YARNS.

INC.

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