3 Easy (and Adjustable!) Macrame Hemp Bracelet Patterns

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Learn how to make 3 simple macrame hemp bracelet patterns plus an easy adjustable closure in this step by step tutorial and video!

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Hemp bracelets are back! I remember making these when I was in high school and college and I didn’t even realize I was doing macrame!

These three bracelet patterns are super simple and you’ll be able to master them in no time, even if you’ve never made one before!

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The types of macrame hemp bracelets we’ll be making in this tutorial are the beaded square knot, plain square knot, and the twisted half knot pattern.

I used a medium weight hemp cord for these bracelets. You could make them with a chunkier hemp cord if you like, but keep in mind you’ll need to start with longer cords!

You’ll also find a video tutorial for these bracelets down below. Be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss my next tutorials!


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Sliding Square Knot Bracelet Closure Instructions

I used the same adjustable closure for all three of these bracelets and it’s so simple to do!

To keep things from being repetitive, I put the tutorial for the closure at the end of this post.

So just follow the tutorial for the bracelet you want to make and scroll to the bottom to see how to do the sliding macrame closure!

Hemp Macrame Bracelet with Beads

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Hemp Cord
    • 1 piece @ 16″ long (center cord)
    • 1 piece @ 70″ long (working cords)
    • 1 piece @ 14″ long (for slider closure)
  • 7 round beads with a hole large enough to slide onto the hemp cord (mine were 10 mm)
  • tape or a cork board and t-pins to hold your work
  • scissors
  • craft glue

Step 1: String on the beads

string the 7 beads onto the center cord of your macrame hemp bracelet

String the seven beads onto the 16″ center piece of cord. You don’t have to worry about the spacing, we’ll get that handled in a few minutes.

secure the macrame hemp bracelet center cord to your cork board or work surface

Tie an overhand knot near one end of the cord and attach the cord to your cork board with a T-pin in the center of the knot. (Or you can just tape it down to your desk.)

Step 2: Tie the Square Knots

Take the long 70″ piece of cord, fold it in half and slide it behind the center cord that we just attached to the cork board.

Then tie the first half of a square knot around the center cord, making sure you have an even amount of cord on each side of the working cords (so it stays centered.)

tying a square knot with the working cords of beaded macrame hemp bracelet

Now tie the other half of the square knot.

tie a square knot around the center cord with the working cord | macrame hemp bracelet with beads

Make sure this first square knot is pushed up against the overhand knot we made earlier.

Tie five more square knots. You’ll have six square knots total.

tie six square knots before sliding the beads in place | macrame hemp bracelet tutorial

Step 3: Alternating Beads and Knots

Slide one of the beads up against the row of square knots you just tied. Then tie two square knots after the bead, making sure not to leave any space between the knots and the bead.

Repeat that with the rest of the beads, tying two square knots in between each one.

tying square knots in between the beads on macrame hemp bracelet

After you slide the last bead in place, tie six more square knots to finish the pattern.

Step 4: Finishing Up

Once you get the last six square knots tied, tie a half knot on whichever side will be the inside of your bracelet (like the first part of the knot when you’re tying your shoes).

Add some craft glue to the knot and let it dry for a few minutes.

adding glue to the working cord ends of hemp macrame bracelet with beads

Then cut the working cords close to the knot. Don’t worry, the glue will keep it from coming undone!

Cutting the ends of the working cords close to the glued knot

If you want, you can add a bit more glue to the cut ends and smooth them down.

adding a bit more glue to the cut ends of the working cord on this hemp macrame bracelet with beads

Trim the remaining two ends of the center cord so they’re they same length, and then tie an overhand knot at the end of each cord.

trimming the ends of the cords even

You’ll want to make the end cords about three inches long each so there’s plenty of room for the sliding closure.

tying overhand knots in the ends of the cord of beaded macrame bracelet

To see how to finish this bracelet off with the sliding closure, scroll down to the last section of this post!


Square Knot Hemp Bracelet

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Hemp cord
    • 2 pieces @ 16″ long (center cords)
    • 1 piece @ 72″ long (working cords)
    • 1 piece @ 14″ long (for slider closure)
  • tape or a cork board and t-pins to hold your work
  • scissors
  • craft glue

Step 1: Prep Your Cords

Secure your center cords by either pinning them to a corkboard or taping them down to your work surface (like I did here).

Then, fold your working cord in half and slide it behind your center cord like in the picture below.

tape down the center cord and hold the folded over working cords behind to start tying square knots

Step 2: Tie the Square Knots

Then start tying square knots around the center cords.

tie the first square knot of the hemp macrame square knot bracelet

You’re going to keep tying until the bracelet is the length you want. I tied a six inch sennit of square knots.

tie square knots until the sennit is six inches long

Step 3: Finishing Up

Once you get the last six square knots tied, tie a half knot on whichever side will be the inside of your bracelet (like the first part of the knot when you’re tying your shoes).

Add some craft glue to the knot and let it dry for a few minutes.

adding glue to the knotted working cords of the square knot bracelet

Then cut the working cords close to the knot. Don’t worry, the glue will keep it from coming undone!

cutting off the excess cord of the macrame bracelet

If you want, you can add a bit more glue to the cut ends and smooth them down.

Then trim the ends so they’re even and tie an overhand knot. You’ll want your ends to be about three inches long each.

tie an overhand knot at the ends of the cords and trim them so they're even on both sides

To see how to finish this bracelet off with the sliding closure, scroll down to the last section of this post!


Spiral Half Knot Bracelet

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Hemp cords
    • 2 pieces @ 16″ long (center cords)
    • 1 piece @ 72″ long (working cords)
    • 1 piece @ 14″ long (for slider closure)
  • tape or a cork board and t-pins to hold your work
  • scissors
  • craft glue

Step 1: Prep Your Cords

Secure your center cords by either pinning them to a corkboard or taping them down to your work surface (like I did here).

Then, fold your working cord in half and slide it behind your center cord like in the picture below.

tape down the center cord and hold the folded over working cords behind to start tying square knots

Step 2: Spiral Half Knots

Tie a sennit of spiral half knots around the two center cords until it’s the length that you want. See a tutorial showing how to do the spiral half knot right here.

I made mine about six inches long.

tie a six inch long sennit of spiral half knots

Step 3: Finishing Up

Tie the working cord ends in a half knot on the inside of the bracelet and add some glue to the knot.

add glue to the knot on spiral macrame bracelet

Once it dries, cut the cord ends close to the knot.

cutting off the excess cord of the macrame bracelet

Then knot the ends of the center cords, leaving the same amount of cord on each side and trim off the excess.

tie an overhand knot at the ends of the cords and trim them so they're even on both sides

How to Make a Sliding Square Knot Bracelet Closure

OK, now that we’ve made these bracelets, it’s time to learn how to do the sliding adjustable square knot closure!

First, hold the two sides of the bracelet together, like they would be if it was wrapped around your wrist.

how to tie square knot bracelet closure

Then grab your 14″ cord, hold it behind the two overlapped cords and tie three square knots around them.

tie three square knots around the cords to make the sliding bracelet closure

Once you get the three square knots tied, tie a half knot on the inside and add a drop of glue to secure it.

Make sure you don’t accidentally get glue on the center cords because then the knot won’t be able to slide.

finishing the sliding square knot closure to macrame bracelet

Once the glue is dried, cut the two ends close to the knot.

finished beaded macrame hemp bracelet with sliding closure

In Summary

I hope you enjoyed these macrame hemp bracelet patterns!

If you make one of these using this tutorial, please share a picture on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth, I love seeing your creations!

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  1. Hi!
    when I make the spiral helix or square knot bracelet – one of my cords ends up way longer than the others. Any tips? The bracelet looks great but cords are super uneven at the end… Thanks!

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