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DIY

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Tie a macramé key ring

Tie a macramé key ring

How to instructions

  • 1

    Cut 2 metres of two different paracords and thread them through the hook clasp. Tie the clasp in place about 12 cm from the cord tails. Thread on the metal ring and tie a knot about 20 cm from the clasp.

  • 2

    Turn the work, so that the ring is at the top and the long ends hang down.

  • 3

    Place a safety pin around all of the cords, about 1 cm from the knot at the bottom.

  • 4

    Begin braiding upwards, from below the safety pin (see the video). This technique involves wrapping the long ends around themselves and then over and under the cords in the middle.

  • 5

    Remove the safety pin once you have braided a bit and continue all the way up to the knot at the top.

Make a fabulous key ring using the wave macramé technique. If you use 2 metres of each colour, the finished key ring will be 18 cm long. To make it easier to thread the cords through the clasp, carefully burn the ends first and roll them into points between your fingers. Watch our DIY video to see how we braided the key ring. Remember to burn the ends when you are finished to prevent the braid from coming undone.

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