This tutorial shows how you can weave this macrame spiral stitch. It is also called the half knot spiral.
Method for macrame spiral stitch
We will need 2 cords for tying this knot and one or more fillers in the middle. I have folded and added 2 cords using the cow hitch knot/ larks head knot to the bearing cord (horizontal cord).
We will only be using the leftmost and right most cords for making this spiral rope. These two will be called the working cords. The cords in the middle will be filler cords. The width of the rope/ band is dependent on the number of filler cords. If you want a broad band, use more filler cords.
For left facing spiral stitch, fold the left most cord into the shape of the number 4.
Next bring the rightmost cord above it.
Now bring the rightmost cord under the leftmost working cord and also below the two filler cords.
Now gently pull both the working cords with equal tension.
We have completed the half knot. Repeat this a few times and you will have a spiral rope.
So let’s repeat this one more time. Fold the leftmost cord into the shape of the number 4.
Bring the rightmost cord over the leftmost working cord.
Then pass the rightmost cord under the left working cord and both the filler cords and bring it to the left side as shown below.
Pull both cords with equal tension.
The second half knot has been added.
I have added one more knot and you can see the band twisting already.
Continue adding half knots till you reach the desired length.
In this demo, as you can see, the spiral is traveling from left to right. The spiral will travel in the opposite direction if the macrame sennit is made with right facing half knots. This means that the rightmost knot will be folded first to resemble the number 4.