Some easy macrame knots for beginners include the square knot and the alternating square knot. As of 2015, there are simple-to-follow instructions on how to tie these knots online.
The square knot is one of the basic macrame knots to learn. Sewers must learn to tie the knot from both directions, since this knot appears in many patterns going in one direction or the other. This knot can create a chain by tying it one right after another.
The alternating square knot is another basic knot used in marcrame. When the knot is tied correctly, it appears to look like a net. These knots generally appear in a horizontal line.