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Arm Candy Square Knot Beaded Macrame Bracelets



Arm Candy Square Knot Beaded Macrame Bracelets are all the rage lately with celebs and fashionistas. Follow these easy macrame square knot instructions to make your own stackable square knot beaded bracelets. It's a fun and easy project that's perfect for summer accessorizing. Choose your favorite color cord and beads, watch this helpful video tutorial for how to make square not beaded macrame bracelets, and then get started making your own DIY bracelet. This colorful and fun project is sure to become a staple of your summer jewelry collection.

Arm Candy Square Knot Beaded Macrame Bracelets
Arm Candy Square Knot Beaded Macrame Bracelets
This image courtesy of Eva Ferrebee

Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Miscellaneous

Time to complete: Under an hour

Bead Project Type: Bracelet

Difficulty Level: Beginner



  • your choice of cording (leather, jute, cotton, etc.)
  • your choice of beads (just make sure your bead holes will accommodate the cord size)
  • clipboard
  • small binder clip
  • scissors
  • super glue
  • nail polish
  • decorative shank button


  1. Cut one length of cord approximately 24 inches. Fold in half and secure looped side under clip on clipboard. Secure the two free ends with the binder clip on lower edge of clipboard.
  2. Cut second length of cord approximately 60 inches long and center under the two cords on your clipboard.
  3. Make square knots for 1¼ to 1½ inches. (See How to Make a Square Knot below.)
    Note: Make sure your button can pass through the loop at the top before you continue.
  4. Place one bead on left side and bring to top. Repeat on other side
  5. Square knot under the beads either once or twice (depending on desired look).
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for desired length (approximately 4 inches for a 7-inch bracelet).
  7. Square knot another 1¼ to 1½ inches.
  8. Release the two cords secured with the binder clip and slip both through the shank button. Position button under last square knot.
  9. Make two square knots under button to secure.
  10. Take two left cords and tie together tightly. Repeat with two right cords.
  11. Put a drop of super glue on ends; let dry
  12. Once glue is dry, clip ends close to knots.
  13. Fasten and wear your new “Arm Candy” bracelet.

How to Make a Square Knot:

  1. Begin with center cord(s) straight up and down (fasten to secure).
  2. Take second cord and place under the center cord, horizontally and centered.
  3. Position the left side over the center cords, leaving an open area.
  4. Take the right side and place over the left cord, then under the center cord(s) and up through the loop that was formed in step 3.
  5. Pull gently on the two ends and tighten. This forms the first half of the square knot.
  6. Position the right side over the center cord(s), leaving an open area.
  7. Take the left side and place over the right cord, then under the center cord(s) and up through the loop that was formed in step 6.
  8. Pull gently on the two ends and tighten. This forms your completed square knot.


Eva has also done a tutorial for the DIY Hex Nut Bracelet shown in the picture!


If you are looking for more macrame bracelet patterns, be sure to check out our collection of 20 Fabulous Macrame Bracelet Patterns!



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Aug 12, 2013

looks easy


Jul 3, 2013

simple and elegant


14 Ratings

Jun 10, 2013

this was such a good way to show us how to make these step by step. Paper instructions are sometimes confusing. This was wonderful!


Apr 15, 2013

Thank you so much for the video, it was well done.


Feb 6, 2013

i love these bracelets. but i do the opposite of you i go under first. but it still comes out the same. it seems easier for me.


Aug 10, 2012

Normally I would say pottery, but in this case I like the braclets better. So Jewelry in this instance wins over pottery.


Aug 7, 2012

oh I make these type of bracelets and love how changing the way you use the chords can make the bracelets look different. I have to chose this over pottery


Aug 6, 2012

This is such an awesome idea that I'll have to try for gift giving this season.


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