How to Make a Hemp Bracelet

In this article you will learn.

1. How to make a  hemp  bracelet.

2. How to make a macrame half knot, square knot and an over hand knot.

3. You will get instructions on braiding so you can braid your  hemp  bracelet.

4. You will get instructions on how to make the flat  hemp  bracelet pattern as well as the spiral  hemp  bracelet pattern.

5. You will learn how to adjust the length of your bracelet so that one size will fit all.

Materials

 hemp  twine

-beads (recommended)

-scissors

The first step in making a  hemp  bracelet is cutting your  hemp  twine to the correct length. Cut two pieces of twine and make them three feet long. These will be your knotting cords. Next cut one piece of thin  hemp  twine and make it one and a half feet long. This will be your center cord.

How to tie an over hand knot.

Take one or more cords and holding them together make a loop, pull the ends under and threw.

To start making the  hemp  bracelet take the two knotting cords and tie them together using an over hand knot. Next measure out two inches and make an over hand knot using both the knotting cords and the center cord.

How to braid a  hemp  bracelet.

Take the cords on the right and bring it over the middle cord and place it between the other cords. Then take the left cord over the middle cord and place it between the other cords. Repeat until you get to the desired length.

Following the overhand knot that you just made start braiding the three cords together for two inches. Finish of the braid by tying an over hand knot.

Before we start making the macrame portion of the bracelet it’s important that we learn to tie a macrame half knot and a macrame square knot.

How to tie a half knot.

Start by arranging your three cords pointing towards yourself. Take on of the knotting cords and fold it in a ninety degree angle across the center cord. Bring the opposite knotting cord over the first knotting cord under the center string and up threw the loop created by the first knotting cord. You have completed a macrame half knot.

A square knot is made of two half knots that are opposites of each other. Meaning one half knot will be started on the left and the second half knot will be started on the right.

How to make a  hemp  bracelet spiral pattern and a flat pattern.

The spiral pattern is made when you tie a series of half knots together and the flat pattern is made when you tie a series of square knots together.

Now that you know how to tie half knots and square knots to make a spiral or flat pattern you can start the macrame portion of your  hemp  bracelet. To add beads to a  hemp  bracelet tie knots until you get to the place where you want to add a bead. Put a bead on the center cord and slide it up against the last knot that you tied. Next tie a knot behind the bead holding it securely in place. Continue adding beads and tying knots until you reach your desired length. Finish off the macrame portion of the  hemp  bracelet by tying an over hand knot.

Again start braiding until you have two inches of braid. Tie off the braid with an over hand knot.

Take the two knotting cords and tie them together using an over hand knot two inches from the end of your braid.

Cut off any excess cord and your  hemp  bracelet is finished.

You can adjust the length of your  hemp  bracelet by tying it off to the desired length using the braided portion of you  hemp  bracelet.