Is anyone else as confused as I am about the name of this knot? I understand that the single knot is called the 'Half Hitch' - but if it's a double of the half hitch knot, shouldn't it be called the full hitch or just the hitch? Anyway, besides all that, the Double Half Hitch Knot is an essential knot to learn if you want to progress in your macrame projects. While the Larks Head Knot and the Square Knot are all your realllllyy need to create a basic macrame project, the Double Half Hitch knot is what allows you to start getting more creative with your projects, making different shapes and structures. It really is such an amazing and versatile knot to know. So you better take the time to learn it!
There are a few variations on the double half hitch knot that you can learn for macrame DIY projects. These include the horizontal double half hitch, the vertical double half hitch, and the diagonal double half hitch. Below is a Macrame Video Tutorial on how to create all the variations of these double half hitch knots for your beginner macrame projects. Make sure you scroll down to check that out now!
Left v. Right Horizontal Double Half Hitch, Step-by-Step:
Knot Calm has also created a FREE downloadable PDF guide on everything you need to know about the Half Hitch. It includes step by step instructions on how to create the half hitch knot, as well as many different techniques you can use after you have learnt the knot, building on the original technique. Get your copy of the Half Hitch Knot Bible now!
STICK TO IT: The double half hitch can take a little bit of time to master, especially changing between a right half hitch and a left half hitch (many people will find one side much more natural than the other!). Once you have the hang of it, this knot will open up doors to what you can create. Happy knotting!