DIY Macramé Yoga Mat Strap

For years I’ve had a bag for my yoga mat, but it somehow didn’t make the trip with me down to Austin.  Rather than buying or making a new one, I decided to make a quick and easy strap for carrying my mat.  You can make a yoga mat strap out of a variety of different materials – I’ve seen some really cool leather, denim, and fabric straps. One thing I’ve never seen, though, is a macramé strap. You don’t need to be a macramé expert to make this! It’s super easy, just follow the steps below:

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All you need is some rope – I got mine from Home Depot.

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Cut two long pieces of rope (make sure you have plenty of extra to work with), fold them in half and loop them around a rod of some sort (I used the rod of my clothing rack).

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I did a basic square knot for my strap.  To do a square knot, start by taking the left-hand rope and threading it under the middle two, and over the rope on the far right.

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Next, take the rope on the far right and thread it over the middle two and behind the far left rope, as pictured above.

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Pull the ropes on each side to tighten the knot.

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To complete the square knot, repeat the steps above, this time starting from the right-hand side. So, take the rope on the far right, and thread it under the middle two and over the far left rope.

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Thread the rope on the far left over the middle two and behind the far right rope and tighten, creating a square as pictured above.

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Before you continue, slide the first square knot down a bit so that you have some extra rope to work with at the top – you’ll need to be able to tie this around the yoga mat.

Continue making square knots until the macramé portion of the rope is the length of the yoga mat.

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When you’re finished, cut the loops from around the rod.

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I simply tied the ends around the yoga mat. You can leave them knotted and slide them off the mat when you’re ready to use!

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8 years ago

Such a good idea! Thank you <3

8 years ago

I absolutely love this idea. It would save needed source on the floor in my room. Thanks | Lifestyle Blogger

8 years ago

The chains are so clever! How cute!

8 years ago

Nice! So simple yet effective :)

8 years ago

Great idea. Now all I need is the extra push to go to the yoga studio… ;) I’m a runner with a soft spot for yoga.


8 years ago

This is so pretty – would love to make it with friends!

Warm Regards,

8 years ago

Useful posting!
Thank you for sharing this.

8 years ago

How much rope does this take to make?