DIY Macrame Double Half Hitch Knots Pattern Idea #1

Hey guys! Today I will show you how to make an intricate pattern using double half hitch knots (DHHK). This is an intermediate pattern by “Lots of Knots Canada”. This pattern uses 3mm Single Strand Twisted Cotton String in Natural (Beige) and is approximately 7 inches long. Let’s get started.

Set up – Cut 8 pieces of string, each piece is 2 meters long. Fold each piece in half and attach to your dowel using Lark’s Head knots.

Tie a double half hitch knot with the two middle cords. Working down and to the right tie 3 more DHHKs. Move back to the centre of your work. Working down and to the left tie 3 more DHHKs.

Move back to the middle and tie a DHHK with the two middle cords. Working down and to the right tie 2 more DHHKs. Move back to the middle and working down and to the left tie 2 more DHHKs.

Using the 6th cord from the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the 6th cord from the right as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the left.
Using the middle left cord as your filler cord tie one more DHHK to connect the 2 sides.
Using the 5th cord from the left as your filler cord tie 3 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the 5th cord from the right as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the left.
Using the inner filler cord on the left tie one DHHK. Using the outer filler cord on the left tie one DHHK.

Using the 5th cord from the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the left.
Using the next cord on the right as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the left.
Using the same filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the right.
Using the outer filler cord on the left tie 2 DHHKs working to the right.
Repeat that process on the right side of your work.

Next we will start to create the top of the main diamond that will sit in the centre of your work.
Using the 7th cord from right as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the next cord on the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Repeat that same process on the left side of your work.

We will create 2 more semi-circle sections on the sides of our work.
Using the 3rd cord from the right as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the next cord on the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the same filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the left.
Using the outer filler cord on the right tie 2 DHHKs working to the left.
Using the 5th cord from the right as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the next cord on the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Repeat that same process on the left side of your work.

Tie a square knot in the middle of your work.

We have now completed the first half of the design. The second half of the design is a mirror image of the first half.
Using the 4th cord from the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the next cord on the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.

Using the 3rd cord from the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the left.
Using the next cord on the right as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the left.
Using the same filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the right.
Using the outer filler cord on the left tie 2 DHHKs working to the right.
Repeat that process on the right side of your work.

Using the 6th cord from the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the next cord on the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the right.
Using the 5th cord from the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the left.
Using the next cord on the right as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working down and to the left.
Using the same filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the right.
Using the next cord on the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the right.
Repeat that process on the right side of your work.

Before I tie my semi-circle on the right I am going to connect the 2 sides of the diamond in the middle.
Using the middle left cord as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the right.
Using the next cord on the left as your filler cord tie 2 DHHKs working to the right.

Finish it off with one more diamond at the bottom.

DIY Macrame Double Half Hitch Knots Pattern Idea #1

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