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How to Make a Macrame Onion Holder

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Keep your kitchen tidy and stylish with this macrame onion holder! In just an afternoon, you can update your kitchen and organise your all-important ingredients. This project would also be great for keeping your fruit tidy – or why not make one as a wine carrier to give as a gift!

Project and instructions by @_twome.

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How to make

Prep

Cut
8 x 3mt of string
1 x 1.5mt of string

Step 1

Lay the 8 strings on a flat surface and fix them in the middle with a piece of masking
tape.

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Step 2

Tie a row of two sinnets of Square knots.

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Step 3

Tie an alternating Square knot with the 4 strings in the middle.

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Step 4

Next, tie a row of two sinnets of Square knots.

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Step 5

Tie an alternating Square knot with the 4 strings in the middle.

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Step 6

Next, tie a row of 2 Square knots.

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Step 7

Repeat Step 5 & 6 going in the opposite direction.

Step 8

Fold the macrame in half, leave a gap of 2/3cm and tie a Square knot on the side using two strings from the left and two from the right.

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Step 9

Repeat step 8 on the other side and with the remaining strings, to tie a row of 4 Square knots.

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Step 10

Leave a gap of 4cm and make a row of alternative sinnets of 2 Square knots.

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Step 11

Tie 5 rows of alternative sinnets of 2 Square knots.

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Step 12

Split the strings in half. Under two of the sinners tie an alternating Square knot in the middle.

Step 13

Next, tie a row of 2 Square knots.

Step 14

Tie one last alternating Square knot.

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Step 15

Repeat Step 12-14 with the remaining strings.

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Step 16

Start from one set of string and tie a braid about 30cm long. Tape the end with masking tape

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Step 17

Repeat Step 16 on the other side.

Step 18

Bring the braids ends together, remove the masking tape.

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Step 19

Take the 1.5 mt of string and make a Square knot over all the strings ends. Start under one of the braids.

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Step 20

Tie 5 Square knots, more if you require.

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Step 21

Tuck the ends at the back of the Square knot with a weaving needle. Trim the ends.

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Step 22

Trim the rest of the strings at the desired length.

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