Macramé Laptop Mat by Mei Kwee Chong

Macramé Laptop Mat by Mei Kwee Chong

Protect your laptop from stains and rough table surfaces, while giving your desk table a macramé face lift. This laptop mat also provides comfort for your wrist while you type away throughout your busy work day.

Pattern By
Mei Kwee Chong

Yarns
144m[472.5ft] Phildar phil corde (100% cotton in off white)

Tools & Materials
Wooden board
4-5 clips 
Scissors
Measuring tape

Size
25cm[9.8"] x 45cm[17.7"]

Knots used
Square knot
Horizontal double half hitch
Diagonal double half hitch

Instructions

Begin
Measure and cut 48 pieces of 3m[9.8ft] yarn. Leaving approximately 10cm[3.9”] of yarn, secure the yarns to a wooden board using 4-5 clips to begin knotting.

Continue
1st row: Tie 12 square knots from left to right.

2nd row: Skip the first 2 strands. Create a square knot with 2 strands from the first square knot and 2 strands from the second square knot of the 1st row. Continue knotting 10 more square knots to have 11 square knots in a row.

3rd - 10th row: Make rows of square knots, skipping the first 2 strands for the 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th row.

11th row: Complete a row of horizontal double half hitch

12th row: Skip 3 strands and knot the next 5 square knots

13th row: 
Skip 5 strands and knot the next 4 square knots

14th row: Skip 7 strands and knot the next 3 square knots

15th row: Skip 9 strands and knot the next 2 square knots

16th row: Skip 11 strands and knot the next 1 square knot

Return to 12th row: Using the 3rd strand as the holding cord, tie 10 double half hitch from left to right diagonally down. Using the 24th strand as the holding cord, tie 10 double half hitch from right to left diagonally down. Skip the 25th strand and knot the next 5 square knots

Return to 13th row: Skip the 25th -27th strand and knot the next 4 square knots

Return to 14th row: Skip the 25th -29th strand and knot the next 3 square knots

Return to 15th row: Skip the 25th -31st strand and knot the next 2 square knots

Return to 16th row: Skip the 25th -33rd strand and knot the next 1 square knots

Return to 12th row: Using the 25th strand as the holding cord, tie 10 double half hitch from left to right diagonally down. Using the 46th strand as the holding cord, tie 10 double half hitch from right to left diagonally down. 

13th-21st row: Tie square knots to create a diamond pattern as shown in the diagram below. 

Continue knotting the pattern with square knots and diagonal double half hitch until you get the pattern as shown below. 

33rd row: Complete a row of horizontal double half hitch

34th-43rd row: Make rows of square knots, skipping the first 2 strands for the 34th, 36th, 38th, 40th, 42nd row.

End
Cut off the both ends neat and even to lengths of your preference.