DIY cute macramé stitch markers with this easy photo tutorial! These stitch markers are quick and easy to make and they are great to use for your crochet and knit WIPs!
Hello friends! I have the sweetest little project for you today! These macramé stitch markers are so cute and they’re perfect for attaching to all of your knit and crochet projects. Not to mention, they are very quick and easy to make!
About a month ago I was itching to DIY some stitch markers that were both cute and functional. Using macramé to make stitch markers popped into my head, and I knew I just had to make them!
Every since I made these sweet little markers, I have been using them on all of my projects! If a WIP does not require stitch markers, I love to use these as progress keepers. I find it very satisfying and motivating to track my progress from day to day! 🙂
But don’t let the macramé scare you! These use the simplest macramé knot and I have a complete photo tutorial to help you.
- Cotton Baker’s Twine – 2 pieces cut into 16 inches each
- Lobster Clasp
- Jump Ring
- Jewelry pliers
- Tapestry needle
Step 1. Using the pliers, open the jump ring and slip the lobster clasp on, secure the lobster clasp by closing the ring so that the clasp can’t slip off.
Step 2. Fold the string in half and thread it through the needle. (I like to put both pieces of string on at the same time)
Step 3. Pull the needle through the jump ring (this may be a little difficult, but it is possible!). Once the string is through the ring, pull the needle off the string.
Step 4. Take one of the strings and pull the two tails through the loop and pull tight. Repeat with the other string.
Step 5. Tape the lobster clasp to the work space. Separate the tails and tape the inner two strings to the work space.
Step 6. To start the macramé square knot, Take the left string and create a “4” and lay it over the middle 2 strings.
Step 7. Take the right string and bring it under the middle two string and through the hole in the left string (where my left finger is) and pull tight.
Step 8. To complete the square knot complete the exact same steps, but with the opposite string.
You have completed one square knot! Now repeat steps 6-8 two more times for a total of 3 square knots.
Step 9. To secure the macramé, tie all of the tails together in a knot.
Step 10. Cut the the tail, leaving about 1/2 inch.
I hope you enjoy these DIY macramé stitch markers photo tutorial! If you make them, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@stitchberryblog), I would love to see them!