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Macrame’ Chocker

This Macrame’ Chocker is a great teen craft! Something they will actually wear. Makes a good fund raising craft too.

Supplies

20 Feet #20 Hemp
E-Beads
Masking Tape
Scissors

Instructions

Cut hemp into two 10\' lengths. Fold each piece so one end is 18" long and the other end is 8½\' long. Hold both pieces together at the fold and tie an overhand knot so you have a loop no bigger than 3/4".

Tape the folded loop the table. Tape the two shorter holding cords to the table at the ends. Tie a square knot

Making the square knots:

 

(see illustrated directions below.)

Cross strand 1 over strands 2 & 3 and under strand 4.

Cross strand 1 over strands 2 & 3 and under strand 4.

Bring strand 4 under strands 2 & 3, then up through the loop created by strand 1. Tighten.

Bring strand 4 under strands 2 & 3, then up through the loop created by strand 1. Tighten.

Slide an e bead on one of the working cords cords up close to the knot. Tie half the square knot and slide another bead on on the same working cord pushing it up close to the knot. Continue with beads and knots until you have enough to fit around your neck.

Finish with an overhand knot. Trim cord ends leaving a few inches to tie around your neck.

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Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com

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