Round macrame keychain

Round macrame keychain

I loved macrame and knotting when I was a child so I decided to pick it up and try in my adult life too. It was fun and I wanted to make more and more different things. 

I thought that you might be looking for easy macrame tutorial to try this yourself so I wrote this blog - for you and for me (just in case I forget how it's done with all my other projects). 

Let's dive in into the process and make your first macrame keychain :)

What you need?

To make your macrame keychain you will need:

• Two 90cm long macrame cords
• One 30cm long macrame cord
• Carabiner

I choose 3mm twisted macrame cord for keychains. You can also try 2mm cord if you want to make it smaller.
To try this macrame project you can also order Mini Macrame Kit from our shop and you will receive macrame cord, carabiner and printed step-by-step tutorial to make this keychain.

Attaching the Cords

Place the carabiner in the middle of the sponge and pin it to the base of the cork with pins. This way it won't "come away" every time you tie a knot (Images 1 and 2).

Take the two long ropes and thread them through the carabiner (Figure 3). The middle should be right next to the carabiner.

Arrange each end of the rope on its side so that one rope is vertical and the other is horizontal (Figure 4).


This type of knotting requires repeating one type of knot all the time:

put each string over the next as in pictures 5-8. Pay attention that the last string must pass through the loop formed by the first string (Figure 8).

 Continue repeating the knot until the cords are about 5cm long.

Securing the knotted keychain

Use the 30cm cord for tying.

  • Fold the end of the cord so that it is 2-3cm above the knot and create a loop about 4cm long downwards (Picture 10)
  • Wrap the cord tightly around the knotted cord ends 3-4 times (Picture 11)
  • Thread the end of the cord through the loop (Picture 12)
  • Holding the lower cord ends, pull the upper end of the cord until the loop tightens and a knot forms. Pull enough so that the knot slips slightly under the wrapped cords (Picture 13)

Trim the wrapped cord ends (you can choose not to trim the lower one) (Picture 14).

Fray the cord ends with scissors (Picture 15).

Comb the cord ends with a small comb and trim them with scissors (Pictures 16-17).

Congrats! You just finished you macrame keychain!