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Four Legged Fun: DIY Macrame Pet Bed!

Four Legged Fun: DIY Macrame Pet Bed!

Looking for a new cool and creative chill-out-zone for your four legged family member? Devon Coverdale shows you step-by-step how to make this macrame pet bed. Have a look at her tutorial and see if you can make this for yourself!

You Will Need:

Step 1:

Cut your cord into 22 x 4 meter lengths and secure onto the dowel with a larks head knot,
this will now create 44 loose ends to work with.

Step 2:

Separate the cords into clear sections of 6/16/16/6 (top tip tying a lose knot in the end of
the cords you’re not working with will prevent unwanted knotting!) Take the section of 3
and create a X shape using a double half hitch knot. Repeat the knot pattern 5 times and
secure the ends with a single square knot.

Repeat steps on the mirrored section.

Step 3:

Moving on the the middle two sections of 16. Secure the cords firmly with a square knot.

Step 4:

Continue using square knots to create two separate pyramid formations.

Step 5:

Tie off the square knots using a double half hitch knot.

Step 6:

Repeat the double half hitch knots but leave approx 1cm gap between the pyramid and
your new lines.

Step 7:

Taking cords 21-24 create a square knot to bring the two pyramids together. Continue
with square knots onto cords 22 and 23 working outwards. Secure the cords at the bottom with a double half hitch knot.

Step 8:

Using double half hitch knots create another gap between the last row of knots creating a
deep v shape from cord 7-37.

Step 9:

Continue the half hitch knots by 6 cords on each side creating an x shape. Use square
knots in formation 1/2/3/2/1 to create a diamond shape and secure the loose ends with a
double half hitch knot.

Step 10:

Gather the ends of the cords and with help from a friend or by mounting the hanging
basket work the cords into a neat and even placement around your cushion. Secure the
cords with a tight knot and trim off the excess.

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