Isn’t this macrame purse really pretty.* Though the pattern is decades old, it still works today. Maybe with a different handle. Just wanted to show you what a row of Square Knot Buttons looks like.
Follow along with my tutorial and you can make your own Square Knot Buttons.
How To Tie A Macrame Square Knot Button
Step 1: Find the centers of 2 cords and reverse larks head onto a ring.
Step 2: Tie Square Knots (I have tied 6) to begin your SK Button. Drop down about 1/4 inch to create an opening for filler cords (the 2 middle cords) to go through.
Step 3: Continue tying square knots. (I tied 6)
Step 4: Take the 2 filler cords (the 2 middle cords) and push through the opening created in Step 2. One cord per hole. Front to back.
Pull middle cords down firmly, tight against the back. A circle of square knots is formed.
Here’s the side view.
Here’s the front view.
Step 5: Tie one square knot with the outer tying cords UNDER the circle of knots to hold button in place.
Congratulations!! You have just created a Square Knot Button.
The number of square knots needed to create a button is optional. Use whatever you wish to create the size button you want. I usually use 5 or 6.
If you are creating your own pattern or design, throw in a few of these for variety. Also SK buttons are a quick way to use up longer lengths of cord if for some reason you measured incorrectly and cut cords too long.
Here are photos of a plant hanger with SK Buttons.
* Picture of Womanly Treasure and Girlish Pleasure found in Macra-Mates, Mother-Daughter Purses. #7411 Plaid Enterprises 1980.