Looking to get started on your macrame journey?
Well today I’m going to share with you 5 ways to begin a macrame plant hanger.
Taking that first step can be the most difficult. I have spent day-in and day-out coming up with creative ideas for patterns and projects, so I know first hand the many challenges that people face.
To make things easy for you, I want to share 5 simple macrame knotting tips to begin your first, of many, plant hangers!
Three of these techniques will use a wooden or metal ring, and the other two will be made by tying a loop without a ring.
There are of course many ways to start a plant hanger incorporating different types of object and knot tying techniques.
If you are just starting out, this is a great place to begin.
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We will be using many different knots as part of the tutorial today:
- Gathering knot
- Crown knot
- Square knot
- Overhand knot.
Our post today is a step-by-step guide with photos on how to start your project.
If you are more of a visual learner, you can check out our video tutorial by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions about today’s project, just post them down below in the comments section.
And I’d love to see photos of your finished plant hangers!
Enjoy getting creative today with whichever Macramé plant hanger you choose to start working on!
Skill Level: Beginner
Time Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Materials & Supplies
Gathering Knot With Knot
Pull the cords through, and taking a separate strand of cord, make a gathering knot to seal the top.
To finish the knot, cut off the top and bottom excess cord of the working cord you used.
Crown Knot With Ring
Take a ring and an even number of cords, which you will split in half once inside the ring.
Take each end and fold it across and on top of the next set of cords, to form the crown knot.
Once you have your square formed, tighten the ends by pulling equally on each set of cords to form the knot.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 about five more times, to create extra crown knots. You can keep making more crown knots, or from there you can continue down with your own plant hanger design.
Square Knot With Ring
Take a ring and thread the strands of cord through the center.
Take a cord on each side and use it as a working cord, to make back-to-back square knots.
Continue these knots as far down as you would like, and from there you can start with your plant hanger design.
Square Knot Without A Ring
Take a bunch of cords and use the outer cords to form square knots in the center.
Ensure you have longer outer cords, as these will be your working cords.
Continue making 8 square knots consecutively with the same cords.
Fold the row of knots in half and take one strands of cord from each side, to be the working cords for two more square knots.
This will form and secure the loop for your hanging.
From there you can continue down to start your plant hanger.
Overhand Knot Without Ring
Take the cords and fold them into an overhand knot.
Pull on the cords to tighten.
This is a very simple method to start your plant hanging!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these 5 ways to start a macrame plant hanger, and picked up some new ideas that you will incorporate them into your future projects.
I’d love to see how you get on and which method you choose to start your plant hanger, so please share your photos below!
If you’re interested in trying out another macramé project, check out the other projects and tutorials on the site.
We’ll see you soon for another fun macramé project!
Have fun knotting and getting creative with your plant hangers!
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Until next time! Have fun knotting!
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