This is a macrame snowflake that anyone new to macrame can make – or someone who only knows how to tie a square knot.
Materials required: one spool of 1mm white hemp cord or twine, 32 seed beads, one 1/2 inch plastic washer from the hardware store. Purchase the hemp cord and seed beads at Hemp Beadery
Plastic washers are inexpensive and can be found at the hardware store, we used a 1/2 inch diameter washer for the center of the snowflake.
Start by cutting 18 lengths of cord approximately 28 inches long and attach to the washer with larks head knots.
Using four cords at a time tie three rows of alternating square knots around the center.
On the fourth row or layer of square knots add a seed bead to each of the next 4 cords and then tie two more square knots after the beads.
On the 6th row tie one round of square knots leaving approximately 1/2 inch of cord either side of the square knot to ensure it lies flat.
Tie three fairly tight square knots in line with the two flat knots above the last round.
Tie an overhand knot at the end of the last four cords used for hanging up the snowflake. Trim the ends of the remaining cords and you are ready to hang the snowflake on your tree!