17 Micro Macrame Patterns
Use your old knotting skills in a new way with micro macrame jewelry!
Macrame is one of the most popular techniques in the jewelry making world, and once you learn how to macrame, you’ll never want to stop. Learn how to use your favorite macrame knots in new ways with this collection of 17 Micro Macrame Patterns. Once you’ve mastered the square knot and created every kind of macrame friendship bracelet you can imagine, you may be ready for a new way to knot beautiful DIY jewelry. Ready to challenge yourself? Put your knotting skills to the test with micro macrame jewelry patterns.
What is micro macrame?
Micro macrame is a technique that uses thin cord to create intricate and delicate macrame jewelry. While micro macrame uses thinner cord than traditional macrame, it is made using the same macrame techniques you already know and love. The only difference between traditional macrame and micro macrame patterns is the thickness of the cords, though you would never know it by how exquisite and complex the designs appear. Jewelry made using micro macrame is like the cooler older sister of traditional macrame, as it results in beautiful and totally wearable jewelry pieces that are a little more grown-up and refined than the classic friendship bracelet.
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Don't let the word "micro" scare you away! Check out this video to learn the basic macrame technique, then try it out using thinner cords to put the micro in micro macrame.
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What Do You Need to Make Micro Macrame Jewelry?
- Thin Cord, such as nylon, hemp, cotton, silk, or leather cord, typically between 0.5mm and 2mm thick.
- Project Board, made out of foam or cork
- Pins or Tape, to secure cords to your project board
- Beads (optional)
- Familiarity of Basic Macrame Knots, such as the Lark’s Head Knot, Half Knot, Square Knot, Half Hitch Knot, and the Double Half Hitch Knot.
Micro Macrame Bracelet Patterns
Bracelets are one of the most popular ways to create jewelry with micro macrame, which comes as no surprise. Micro macrame bracelets are less time-consuming to make than a knotted necklace, and are a cool new twist on friendship bracelets. Plus, once you master the basics of macrame, you can move on to more challenging techniques to make breathtakingly beautiful bracelets.
If you have made a square knot bracelet before, this beginner micro macrame project will be a breeze! Attach delicate 0.5mm knotting cord to either end of a sleek gold connector charm, and simply knot your way to your new favorite bracelet.
Make a colorful friendship bracelet that will stand out with this radiant rainbow pattern. This tutorial is easy enough for beginners to micro macrame, but will still be fun for more experienced knotters.
Feel like you’re at the beach all year long with this breezy, bohemian bracelet pattern. This bracelet is created with an easy series of simple knots and turquoise seed beads add a fun pop of color to this macrame bracelet.
This pretty purple bracelet is a feminine take on the classic macrame bracelet. Unlike most macrame bracelets, this bangle is created around a piece of memory wire, which means it is extra easy to slip on and off.
Once you have mastered the essentials of micro macrame, try out this tutorial for this heavenly, wavy bracelet. This pattern includes creamy pearls and silver seed beads for a pattern that looks equally at home on the beach or at a wedding.
Micro Macrame Necklace Patterns
Micro macrame is best known for bracelets, but that does not mean your neck should be ignored! Beads are always a favorite to adorn your neck, but once you see these micro macrame necklace designs, you may never go back. Plus, once you are comfortable making micro macrame bracelets, necklaces are a fun challenge.
Cleopatra’s iconic necklaces are some of the most legendary pieces of jewelry of all time, which is why we believe every girl should own an Egyptian-inspired necklace. Feel like an ancient Egyptian queen in this dramatic necklace.
You’ll feel as free as a bird when you wear this bohemian macrame necklace. This pattern has a step by step video tutorial that will show you how to create this unique necklace that no one else will have.
If you love jewelry with a bohemian vibe, this necklace is calling for you! Learn how to make a necklace using macrame, and show off your skills with this free-spirited pattern. Make petals in your favorite color to personalize this pattern.
Showcase a stunning focal bead with this exquisite macrame necklace pattern. Embrace your inner bohemian goddess and catch eyes wherever you go with this uniquely spectacular necklace.
Micro Macrame Earrings Patterns
Macrame earrings are not exactly the most common use for the technique, but once you see these patterns you’ll wonder why you’ve never made them before! Since earrings do not take as long to make as bracelets or necklaces, these patterns are perfect for busy crafters. Micro macrame earrings have big style on a smaller scale. Learn how to make earrings that will make all of your friends—and enemies!—seriously jealous.
Enjoy a little slice of heaven on earth with these angelic earrings. Pearl earrings are a wardrobe staple, and using micro macrame to create them is totally unexpected. The sweet swirls of these earrings exude an effortless elegance.
These beautiful blue macrame and bead earrings are so serene. The blue pearl accents make these earrings an elegant accessory. These romantic and bohemian earrings would even make a great “something blue” for a wedding.
These elegant earrings are made with a flowery star pattern that showcases a pearl in the center. The all-black color scheme adds a sense of mystery to this sophisticated pattern. As an added bonus, these earrings are extra lightweight, so they won’t hurt your ears.
Add a heaping dose of charm to your jewelry collection with these sparkling micro macrame earrings. For a beginner with just a little bit of experience with basic macrame knots, these can be made in an afternoon. The sparkling crystals take these earrings to the next level!
Beaded Micro Macrame Patterns
If you have made it this deep into this collection, surely you’ve noticed how incredibly beautiful micro macrame jewelry patterns can be. But if there is one item that could make this pieces of jewelry even more stunning, it would have to be beads! Whether you have an overflowing stash of beads flooding your craft room, or even if you’ve never bought a bead before, you will be entranced with these dreamy beaded micro macrame patterns.
You’ll look like a boho goddess when you wear this colorful micro macrame bracelet. This tutorial looks complicated, but if you follow the step by step video tutorial, you might find it is easier than it looks.
This bracelet tutorial uses both micro macrame and plenty of seed beads to create a unique bracelet with a ton of appeal. The black and gray color scheme is the perfect palette to match all of your favorite outfits.
Do you ever feel like you’re making the same bracelet over and over again? That won’t be the case with this fun checkerboard bracelet pattern. The unique knotting pattern and bead embellishments make this bracelet one of a kind.
Pairing pearl beads with nylon cord might not be the most intuitive combination, but it certainly works in this dreamy bracelet pattern. The pretty pearls in this bracelet almost look as if they are floating on the thin cord.
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