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Make your own cute rosebud macrame bracelet

In this tutorial I show you how to make a rosebud bracelet using macrame techniques. You can achieve different look depending what colours and materials you choose to use.

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Instructions

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 3 lengths of 2.5m each and place them on your macrame board, so the middle of the cords are in the working area of the board. Two of the cords will be used as working cords and one will be a holding cord for the beginning section.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make the first half of a square knot with the two working cords around the holding cord, making sure to work in the middle of all the cords.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then make the other half of the square knot and tighten so you achieve a full square knot.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue making square knots until you reach a length that is long enough for your button to fit through, when you bring the two ends of the knotted section together, while making sure it lays flat. You will have three lengths of cord coming out from either end of the knotted section.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Out of the two middle cords, cross the right length over the left length, and make a half hitch with the left cord that is crossing under around the right cord, which is crossing over. The right cord which is crossing over is the holding cord.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat step 5 to achieve a double half hitch and tighten the knot in the middle, which will bring the two ends of the knotted section together.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bring the next cord from the left side, underneath the holding cord towards the right, and make a double half hitch with this around the same holding cord.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now use the last cord on the left side, bring it underneath and make another double half hitch around the same holding cord, as in step 7. You now have a row of knots coming out towards the left side underneath the loop of square knots. Repeat step 7 and 8 on the opposite side, so you end up with a row in the opposite direction.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Out of the two middle cords, cross the right length over the left length and make double half hitch around the holding cord. This starts a new row underneath the previous ones.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use the next cord from the left side, that is coming underneath the holding cord to make another double half hitch. Repeat on the other side to get the equivalent row, so you end up with rows of knots underneath each other on either side.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Using the two remaining middle cords, bring the right one over the left one, and make a double half hitch.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 12
    Step 12

    You will then have three lengths of cord going out to each side. Start on the left side by bringing the inner most cord underneath the middle one of the three and make a double half hitch around it. While tightening the knot, make sure you hold the holding cord towards the middle of the piece, so you achieve a curve in the row.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 13
    Step 13

    Repeat on the right side with the equivalent cords, and then use the two holding cords in the middle to make another double half hitch to bring the two rows of cords together by making a point.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 14
    Step 14

    Bring the outer cord on one side over the other two cords on that side in towards the middle, and use the first working cord to make a double half hitch.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 15
    Step 15

    Make a double half hitch using the next working cord, to create the outer row of the rosebud, that is then curving around the inner row.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 16
    Step 16

    Repeat on the other side, and then use the two middle cords to make a double half hitch to connect the two rows together with a point. This is then one complete rosebud.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 17
    Step 17

    On both sides, add three beads to the outer cord and one bead to the middle cord.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 18
    Step 18

    Use the middle cord with one bead to make a double half hitch around the third cord without beads.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 19
    Step 19

    Use the outer cord with three beads to make a double half hitch around the same holding cord.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 20
    Step 20

    Repeat on the other side, and this is the beginning of the next rosebud. Continue creating rosebuds using the same technique until you have reached your desired length.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 21
    Step 21

    To finish the bracelet, use the middle cord from either side to make a square knot around the two inner cords.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 22
    Step 22

    Add your button to the two holding cords with the right side facing up, and make another square knot underneath it.

  • How to braid a braided bead bracelet. Rosebud Macrame Bracelet - Step 23
    Step 23

    To finish off the ends of the cords, add glue to the final knot and where the cords are coming out from the knot, and cut off the excess. If you are using a synthetic cord, you can also cut the cords down to about 2mm and use a lighter to singe the ends.

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