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Heart gifts - homemade macrame keychain in heart shape

by Stefanie Ruff on January 26, 2021

Hi everyone,

In this post, I'll show you how you can make a heart-shaped macrame keychain yourself. The pendant is a great gift idea for your girlfriend, mom or partner for Valentine's Day. Have a look at our Valentine's Day Gift Guide past!

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The heart pendant is not as easy to knot as our other macrame motifs, but with a little patience and our step-by-step instructions, everyone can do it.

You need: 

Before you can get started with the knot, first cut your yarn. You need eight threads with a length of 90 cm each and two threads with a length of approx. 20 cm (please put aside - you only need them to knot at the end).

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Now you put a thread on the table in front of you. This is your guide. Knot the next thread with the so-called Anchor stitch stuck to it. To do this, halve the thread and place it with the loop in the middle under the guide. Now fold the loop down over the thread from above, pull the two threads through from the back to the front and pull the knot tight.

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Then you take the right thread, put it over the guide, pull it back through and pull the knot tight. Do the same with the left thread.

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In this way you tie two more threads to the guide. So that the thread does not slip, it is best to attach it to your base with tape or pins.

You now have six threads in front of you. You don't need the two threads on the right for the time being and you can push them aside, with the other four threads you knot the one double half stroke.

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To do this, place the right thread horizontally over the three working threads as a guide. Then you take the thread to the left, lead it around the front over the guide to the back through the loop that has been created and pull it tight. When doing the half stroke, you have to make sure that you do not pull tight at both ends at the same time, but keep the guide horizontal and tighten the working thread on it. Then you knot the same knot again with the same thread (therefore DOUBLE half knot). The knot should line up nicely next to the first knot as you tighten it. Do the same with the other two threads.

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Next, take the thread on the left of the threads you moved aside at the beginning and make it your new guide. Here you knot the double half-hitch again with the three working threads.

Then you take the other thread you put aside and make this your new guide. Now take the other four threads and repeat the steps.

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If you now have two parts of your heart, you have to connect them. To do this, you put them next to each other and pull the two inner threads towards you. You can fix the yarn again so that nothing slips. Now alternately knot 3 times with the right and left thread half a loop.

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Here you thread the key ring and fold the strand you have just knotted around the ring and lead it through between the two parts of the heart.

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In the next step you take the eighth thread from the left and lay it as a guide horizontally to the left over the next three threads. Now connect this with the double half beat as at the beginning. Then do the same with the next four threads. Take the next thread to the right of it, make it the new thread and tie the double half knot as before.

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Now you start from the left. Take the leftmost thread and place it horizontally to the right as a guide. Now tie the double half knot the other way around. The working thread is now to the right of the guide. You lead it around the front over the guide to the back through the loop and pull it tight. But now place each linked guide horizontally to the right as an additional working thread.

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If you are accepted at the end, you take the right thread, lay it as a guide horizontally to the left and knot the double half stitch. Here, too, place each linked guide horizontally to the left as another working thread.

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For the last step, you turn your heart around. Now halve one of the threads that you set aside at the beginning and place it with the loop down on the heart. Take the second thread, place it on the heart as well, hold the lower end with one hand and wind it several times around the ends of the thread just below the point of the heart.

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Now pull the end through the loop from above. Tighten the knot by pulling the loop up on the top two threads. You can now pull the thread out of the loop, you only needed it to tighten.
Now loosen the loop by pulling out one side. The knot sits firmly under the coiled piece and you can shorten both ends. 
Finally, cut the ends of the cooking to an even length, comb them out and your DIY macrame heart pendant is ready!

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Have a lot of fun knotting and giving away!

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