BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
Catch a creative spark each time you put your camera on with this clever accent. This macramé strap is made with our cotton t-shirt yarn in white, so it's extra comfortable around your neck and it's completely dyeable! (..or pick from one of our 3 other colors.) The yarn is woven using a foundational macramé technique, so no knitting or crochet required!
This pattern was thoughtfully prepared by Rachel Castro AKA @SnapNDesign. Rachel is a designer, photographer and avid DIY'er based in Troy, N.Y.
- 1 Skein of Darn Good Cotton T-Shirt Yarn (white)
- 2 Key Rings
- 2 Swivel Clasps
- Super glue (optional)
Choose what size ring you would like to use. (I used the two larger in the pack). Attach the keyring to the swivel clasps.
Cut two long pieces of the t-shirt yarn. This isn’t exact, but the size is based on preference for where your camera will sit when it’s around your neck. You can add more yarn as you go if needed. I would say make sure it’s at least 36” long to start.
Loop each of the pieces around one of the key rings so you have shorter pieces on the inside and longer piece on the outside. The length of your two middle pieces are important. This will determine the overall length of your strap.
How to tie a square knot:
Start with four pieces. Two in the middle that you won’t ever knot with and two on the outside.
Take the piece highlighted in yellow and cross it over the two white pieces and the red piece.
Take the red piece and pull it in front of the yellow.
Cross the red piece behind the two white pieces and pull through, in front of the yellow piece. Then pull both red and yellow pieces to pull the knot to the top of the ring.
Take the piece highlighted in red and cross it over the two white pieces and the yellow piece.
Take the yellow piece and pull it in front of the red.
Cross the yellow piece behind the two white pieces and pull through, in front of the red piece.
Then pull both red and yellow pieces to pull the knot to the top of the ring.
Repeat until you finish.
To add more yarn, simple knot the end of each of the two outside pieces.
When you’ve reached your desired length grab all four pieces and knot them around the other ring attached to the swivel clasp. Trim off the excess yarn and you can super blue the hanging piece to the knot for a more finished look.