Increase your hand in the event you’ve been trying to find a phenomenal macrame Christmas stocking tutorial to no avail?! Properly, after some cautious thought, a couple of wild stabs at midnight, and loads of endurance, I’ve designed a Christmas stocking utilizing easy knots that also affords loads of construction in order that it’s not simply ornamental!
You may make this macrame initiatives in a couple of hours utilizing the skinny rope I’ve used for a fragile look or dimension up in your rope and modify the design a bit by yourself. Because it’s impartial, it could match with any colour scheme you’ve already acquired, however you might additionally simply dye your rope in the event you’re wanting one thing extra colourful on your vacation decor.
That is a kind of Christmas stockings you’ll wish to preserve for years to come back, so make sure to save this tutorial in case it’s essential to make one other one subsequent yr!
In the event you’re accustomed to macrame fundamentals already, you might simply customise the design with your individual knot patterns utilizing my directions for the silhouette and backing. Provides:
-500′ of 3mm cotton rope
-12″ picket dowel
–3mm cotton macrame wire
-1\/2 yard of off-white wool felt
–over the door hooks measuring a minimum of 10″ from outer hook to outer hook or standing garments rack.
-sewing machine and thread (or you possibly can hand sew all the things collectively)
–sharp tapestry needle
Step One: Reduce 30 strands of rope measuring 15′ every. Connect every of your 30 strands of 15′ rope to your dowel utilizing a lark’s head knot (see here). Do your finest to connect these in order that the ends are even after which house them out evenly alongside your picket dowel so that you’ve about 1″ of free house left on every finish of your dowel.
Utilizing your extra piece of rope, tie one finish in a double knot on one finish of the dowel and the opposite finish on the opposite finish of your dowel to create a hanger. Regulate this to the peak you need in order that it’s hanging at a snug peak out of your hooks to have the ability to work on.
Step Two: Utilizing the primary 4 strands on the left aspect of your dowel, tie a half knot. The 2 heart ropes keep the place they’re and the 2 outer ropes draw back only a bit. Then create a bend within the outer left rope and transfer it in direction of after which beneath the outer proper rope as proven.
Subsequent, bend the outer proper rope beneath the place the place the outer left rope crossed it, behind the 2 heart ropes, and again up by the bend from the outer left rope as proven. Go away about half of room between the knot and the dowel.
Step Three: Then you definitely’ll create one other related half knot however reverse the overlap order of the outer ropes. The outer rope on the suitable aspect will go over the middle two ropes however beneath the outer rope on the left aspect. Then the outer rope on the left aspect will go behind the middle two ropes and are available out over the bend within the outer proper rope.
Step 4: Pull this second half knot snugly into the primary half knot to create a sq. knot.
Step 5: Repeat steps two by 4 with the subsequent group of 4 ropes, and so forth, and so forth, till you’ve accomplished 15 sq. knots whole.
Step Six: Pull the outer proper rope throughout the entrance of all the opposite ropes (to the left) and drape the tip on a coat hook. That is going to be the bottom for the subsequent row of single knots that can create a horizontal row. Use the second rope from the suitable aspect to tie a single knot across the rope you simply draped throughout.
Step Seven: Then use the third rope from the surface and tie a single knot in order that it’s comfortable towards the opposite knot. Then repeat with the fourth rope from the surface and tie a single knot in order that it’s comfortable, and so forth. You’ll begin to see the sample.
Step Eight: Proceed tying consecutive ropes in a single knot all the way in which throughout. You don’t need this to be so tight that it pulls the width in on the edges.
Step 9: Observe this with one other 15 sq. knots snugly beneath your horizontal row. Then create a second row of sq. knots by skipping the primary two outer rows of rope on the left aspect earlier than persevering with your sample of sq. knots utilizing 4 ropes every. That is known as an alternating sq. knot. It would go away you with two additional ropes on the suitable aspect as properly.
Step Ten: After 4 rows of sq. knots and alternating sq. knots, you’ll create your first diamond. I believe it additionally sort of appears to be like like a mid-century decoration! You’ll use 12 strands of rope on the suitable aspect of your piece. I like to tug all the opposite non-working ropes off to the aspect to maintain issues from getting too tangled.
Wrap the sixth rope from the left over the seventh row from the left utilizing a double half hitch knot (two single knots). This may create the highest level of your diamond.
Step Eleven: Wrap the fifth, fourth, third, second, and first ropes across the seventh rope utilizing the identical double half hitch knots to create the highest proper aspect of the diamond.
Then wrap the eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th ropes across the sixth rope utilizing the double half hitch knot to create the highest left aspect of your diamond.
Step Twelve: Use the 11th rope and the second rope from the suitable aspect to tie a sq. knot round all the ropes in between. Don’t pull too tightly—you simply need them to relaxation towards the perimeters so all of them have room to breathe.
Step 13: The 12th rope would be the rope you wrap the 11th rope round with a double half hitch. This may create the elbow of the diamond on the left aspect.
Step Fourteen: Then wrap the 10th, ninth, eighth, and seventh rope across the 12th to complete off the underside left aspect fo the diamond. Subsequent, you’ll wrap the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth across the first rope utilizing the double half hitch to complete off your backside proper aspect of the diamond.
Step Fifteen: To create the underside level, wrap the brand new sixth rope from the suitable aspect across the new seventh rope utilizing a double half hitch.
Step Sixteen: That is how your completed diamond will look. You probably did it!
Step Seventeen: Now end up the subsequent 4 diamonds on this row. Subsequent, I added 4 extra rows of sq. knots and alternating sq. knots earlier than one other full row of diamonds. Then one other part of 4 rows of sq. and alternating sq. knots as proven. Lastly, I added one other horizontal line as in steps six by eight.
Step Eighteen: Tie eight extra rows of sq. knots and alternating sq. knots. That is the place we’ll improve the silhouette for the foot. It is best to have two additional ropes on the suitable aspect.
Step Nineteen: Slip a 4′ part of rope by the loop above the 2 additional ropes on the suitable aspect. Middle it so that you just’ve acquired two extra strands of rope to make use of. Then use your 4 free ropes to tie one other sq. knot within the eighth row.
Step Twenty: Tie a ninth row of sq. knots all the way in which throughout from the left to the suitable. This may nonetheless go away you with an extra two rope strands on the suitable aspect. So, add one other 4′ part of rope by the loop above the 2 additional ropes on the suitable identical to in step 19. This introduction of latest strands will improve the width of your stocking to start out the toe form.
Step Twenty-One: When you’ve completed your ninth row, add two strands of 4′ rope by the loop above the outer knot. This may widen your stocking even additional for a extra distinguished toe form.
Step Twenty-Two: Proceed steps 19 by 21 till you’ve completed a complete of 14 rows of sq. and alternating sq. knots. Every even row ought to get an extra two strands of rope and every odd row ought to have solely two strands of rope added. Rows 15 by 19 must be knotted with none extra strands added in.
Step Twenty-Three: The subsequent part of rows will taper in at either side by two ropes on every periphery. This implies rows 20 by 25 can be reducing on every finish by two ropes.
Step Twenty-4: Right here’s a detailed up of the underside part. You’ll have a lot shorter ropes to work with at this level! I recommend trimming them all the way down to about 2″ for now. In the event that they get too quick, they could begin unraveling.
Step Twenty-5: Let’s get this piece off of your dowel. Loosen the lark’s head knots and minimize them off.
Step Twenty-Six: Trim your rope strands so that there’s solely about half″ above the primary row of sq. knots.
Step Twenty-Seven: Place your completed macrame piece on prime of two items of wool felt. I selected this fiber since you don’t want to fret about unraveling or including a hem on the again aspect. Plus, it feels additional cozy in your fingers. Use the macrame piece as your template and minimize out the identical form within the two items of wool with about half″ of room across the perimeter.
Put each items of wool on prime of the macrame piece and pin all three layers along with straight pins, apart from throughout the highest of the stocking. Hand or machine sew by all three layers all the way in which from the highest proper nook, across the toes, across the heel, and again as much as the highest left nook. Ensure to not sew the highest aspect shut.
Step Twenty-Eight: Flip proper aspect out in order that the macrame layer is on the entrance. Tuck the sq. knots on the prime inside in order that they’re between the entrance of the macrame piece and the center layer of wool. This offers you a pleasant clear line on the prime. You’ll have slightly additional wool felt on the highest. Trim it down in order that it’s flush with the highest of your macrame piece.
Step Twenty-9: With a pointy tapestry needle and thread or leftover rope, sew the center piece of felt to the horizontal row of macrame. You’ll want to tie a knot the place you start and finish. You should use a blanket sew or a whip sew, which is the place you sew by each layers from again to entrance again and again.
Step Thirty: Add a three-inch loop on the left aspect so you possibly can dangle it anyplace you want!
The wool felt items will create a sturdy pocket whereas the macrame design on the entrance will solely reinforce it in order that in the event you have been actually good this yr, Santa can fill your stocking with one thing substantial! Since wool might shrink much more than it has, I recommend spot cleansing your stocking ought to it get sweet cane or cookie crumbs on it.
Wouldn’t miniature macrame stockings be candy as a garland or ornaments? I can’t wait to see what you make on your personal house this yr! Searching for a woven stocking tutorial? This one from a couple of years again remains to be a favourite!