How to Make a Macramé Plant Hanger

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Not only is macramé a retro craft, but it also fits in with any décor style to beauty for your living space with style.

Learn how to start a macrame plant hanger involving knotting cording with functional patterns here. Do you want to bring nature into your bathroom, bedroom, or have a modern living room—adding a macramé plant hanger DIY style will add some flair to any home? However, before getting to make your DIY Macrame Plant Hanger let’s find out what it’s all about before getting to all the exciting stuff:

  1. What is Macramé
  2. DIY Macramé Plant Hanger
  3. Macramé Materials
  4. Macramé Plant Hanger Tutorial

What is Macramé

The modern macramé is a crafting technique using knots with various textiles. Recently it has gained popularity once more with artists and crafters. Making a modern macrame plant hanger pattern—brings an innovative way for you to spruce up your home instead of a plain plant hanger or wall hanging.

It is an age-old practice that has been around for centuries. You can do a lot with it, from key chains to table runners using your hands and inexpensive supplies. Using several knots, you form a basic shape making it a functional piece everyone will love.

You create each knot using your hands and need no other tools except for a mounting ring keeping it in place. A macramé project comprises at least one knot, and in most cases, you piece them together using several knots. You can join macramé elements using other methods such as knitting or weaving.

Macramé Plant Hanger

DIY Macramé Plant Hanger

If you want a stylish way to create a boho-chic plant hanger, using macramé is the way to go. Even if it comes from the 70s, you can find different macramé plant hanger ideas to make it better as before. 

Do you love plants? Then you will love the way these hangers make your plants display outside and inside the home. However, before we get to the macramé plant hanger instructions, we need to master some steps. 

It may seem daunting, but it is pretty straightforward. We will start with some basic knots.

The three types of knots we will use in the tutorial:

  • Loop Knot
  • Square Knot
  • Spiral or Half Square Knot

Check out the helpful video showing you how to make each knot.  

Macramé Materials

First, start by gathering all your macramé plant hanger materials:

  • You need 8 x 3-yard pieces of 3mm thick macramé cord
  • 2 x 1-yard pieces of 3mm thick macramé rope
  • Get a two-inch brass or wooden ring
  • Two pieces of five ft. rope
  • A pair of scissors

Macramé Plant Hanger Tutorial

macrame tutorial

First Step: Sliding the macramé cord through your ring

  1. Take your eight-by-three-yard piece cord and slide it through the ring.
  2. Make sure to center the ring on the cords, ensuring that the ends are even.

Second Step: Make a tie gathering knot.

  1. Take the one-yard piece of macramé rope and lay it on top of your bundle of cords in a V-shape.
  2. Place the piece of string, making the left side of your V shorter than your right side.
  3. Hold the bottom of your V-shape and wrap the bundle using the longer piece of macramé cord.
  4. Continue doing this by wrapping from top-down and positioning each coil underneath the last neatly.
  5. When satisfied with the length of the gathering knot, take the wrapping cord and slide it into the loop. Now pull the short end of the original V-shape upwards.
  6. Make sure to keep an eye on the loose end, securing it within the coils of the knot. Trim the excess cords with your scissors.

Third Step: Making the square knot

Now you are ready to start with your macrame knots on the cords. One of the basic knots for macrame is the square one, creating a beautiful box-shaped knot.

  1. Start by splitting four of the cords away from the rest.
  2. Separate the macrame rope, so two of them are anchors in the middle with one on each side of the knotting cords.
  3. Pull your left knotting cord over your other ropes, making a number four shape.
  4. Take the right knotting cord over the left one now on your right side.
  5. Grab the right cord bringing it behind the two-center anchor ropes up through your triangle part of the number four shape. You should have one thread on the top and bottom of your anchors.
  6. Pull the right/left knotting cords evenly and slide the knot up your anchor cord. This completes one-half of the square knots.

Use the same techniques for the opposite side to complete your square knot.

  1. Pull the right knotting cord over your two anchor ropes, making a backward number four.
  2. Place the left knotting twine over the right one that is on the left side.
  3. As with the previous method, pull both the left/right knotting cords evenly, sliding the knot up towards the two middle cables.
  4. Continue using this macramé pattern for about 1.5 ft. Do the same with the rest of your cords.

Fourth Step: Forming the Net

Next, you will use an alternating square knot to form the net for holding your plant pot.

  1. The first step is to combine your left anchor with your knotting cord from the one group using the right anchor with knotting cords of your adjacent group.
  2. Make a single square knot three inches down from the knotted cords.
  3. Repeat this by creating another square knot in between each of the knotted cord groups.
  4. You should have four square knots that connect with all the ropes.
  5. Complete the second row of your alternating square knots three inches down from the last row.
  6. Take all the cords in your hand and tie the final gathering knot three inches down from the last knot made.
  7. Ensure that it is tight to hold your pot.

Now you can hang your work of art in the bathroom or anywhere you want to add some color to your living space.

Macramé Plant Hanger Tutorial

A Word From Plantly

The macramé patterns in this plant hanger tutorial are a basic one. For macramé beginners, you can always invest in a macrame kit or a macramé plant hanger kit to make your work easier. Once you get started with your macramé DIY projects, nothing stops you when following these basic steps to create different items.

Whether you want to buy, sell or simply reach out to other plant enthusiasts, Plantly is the right place to be!

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