10 Minute Macrame Plant Hanger (Beginner-Friendly DIY)

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10-Minute Macrame Plant Hanger

Hi, macramé lovers!

Today, I’ll share how to make a macramé plant hanger. It’s super easy and takes only minutes to complete. This is the perfect finishing touch for your home, especially to round off windows. 

You don’t need a lot of things for this project – only macramé cotton cord. That’s good news for those who have a hard time finding supplies at present.

For this tutorial, I used a single-strand, 5mm cotton cord. The recommended cord lengths in this tutorial work for a cord thickness between 3mm and 5mm.

If you chose a different thickness, adjust the length of cord you need according to my cord length guide.

If you’re unfamiliar with any of the knots used in this tutorial, check out my 50 knots and sennets tutorial, or the macramé knot series playlist.

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This post includes a step-by-step guide to making this plant hanger. If you prefer watching the process instead of reading, check out our video tutorial.

I’ve listed all the material you need here, as well as in the video. Please share any questions in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you. Have fun knotting!

This project is estimated to take 10 minutes, depending on your skill level.

Macramé Supplies You Will Need


·         3-5mm cotton cord

Length of Cord

·         6 x 200cm

·         1 x 60cm

(fits approx: 15-20cm diameter pot size)

Creating the Macramé Pot Hanger

Step 1: Place all six of the 200cm strands together. Fold them in half, holding on to the center of the cords. At 10cm from the center, make an overhand knot, incorporating all the cords.


Step 2: At the longer end, group all cords into pairs. Use the two cords in each pair as a single cord and make a three-plie braid of about 15cm long.


Step 3: Once the braid is done, untie the overhand knot made at the beginning. The braided part forms the handle of the plant hanger, so keep it folded.


Step 4: Using the far right and far left pairs of cords as working cords, make a square knot.


Step 5: Separate the vertical strands into three groups of four cords each.

Here, you should group two cords of the working cords of the previous square knot with two of the cords underneath.

With the first group of four cords, make a square knot. Repeat this with the other two groups of four cords.


Step 6: At a position 20-25cm down from the previous square knots, make an alternating square knot in between two of the previous square knots. Here, use two cords from each square knot.


Repeat this twice more for the remaining cords.


Step 7: At a position about 8-10cm below the square knots from Step 6, make another alternating square knot. Use two cords from each square knot, as was done before. 


Repeat this on the remaining two sides.

Step 8: Gather all the vertical cords together. At a position about 10cm below the previous set of square knots, make a gathering knot with one strand of 60cm cord: make a loop at one end of the 60cm cord.

Place the loop onto the gathered cords, wrapping the long end of the cord around the gathered cords a few times. Weave the long end through the loop made in the beginning. Pull on the top, shorter end to tighten the knot.


Cut off any excess cord from the gathering knot.

Step 9: Trim the fringe at the bottom. 


And there you have it! You just completed your very own macramé plant hanger.


I’d love to hear from you, so please leave any comments or questions in the comments section. Also, post a picture if you tried this project.

Until next time, have fun knotting!

Much love,

Until next time, have fun knotting!

Much love,

 Macrame instructor for beginner, intermediate, and advanced macrame

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