✂️ 5 Ways To Start A Macrame Plant Hanger (Beginner’s Guide)

5 Ways To Begin a Plant Hanger

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.

For those that are looking for more advanced and intricate pattern, projects, and designs; join me in Macrame Masterclass.

We will be using many different knots as part of the tutorial today:

  • Gathering knot
  • Crown knot
  • Square knot
  • Overhand knot.

If you aren’t familiar with all of these knots, you can download my FREE 50 Macramé knot eBook, or watch my knot tutorials on YouTube if you are looking to expand your knowledge further!

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!

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant Hanger
Skill Level: Beginner
Time Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Materials & Supplies

Bochiknot Macrame - Single Strand Rainbow (natural)

Materials:

Gathering Knot With Knot

Step 1.

 

You will need a wooden or metal ring, and multiple strands of cord, depending on the style of plant hanger you are making.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger

Step 2.

 

Pull the cords through, and taking a separate strand of cord, make a gathering knot to seal the top.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger

Step 3.

 

To finish the knot, cut off the top and bottom excess cord of the working cord you used.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger

Crown Knot With Ring

 

Step 1.

 

Take a ring and an even number of cords, which you will split in half once inside the ring.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Crown Knot With Ring

Step 2.

 

Take each end and fold it across and on top of the next set of cords, to form the crown knot.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Crown Knot With Ring

Step 3.

Once you have your square formed, tighten the ends by pulling equally on each set of cords to form the knot.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Crown Knot With Ring

Step 4.

 

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.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Crown Knot With Ring

Square Knot With Ring

Step 1.

 

Take a ring and thread the strands of cord through the center.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Square Knot With Ring

Step 2.

 

Take a cord on each side and use it as a working cord, to make back-to-back square knots.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Square Knot With Ring

Step 3.

 

Continue these knots as far down as you would like, and from there you can start with your plant hanger design.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Square Knot With Ring

Square Knot Without A Ring

 

Step 1.

 

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.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Square Knot Without Ring

 

Step 2.

 

Continue making 8 square knots consecutively with the same cords.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Square Knot Without Ring

 

Step 3.

 

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.

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Square Knot Without Ring

Overhand Knot Without Ring

 

Step 1.

 

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!

5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant hanger | Using Overhand Knot Without Ring

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!

Video Tutorial

If you’re interested in learning and creating more awesome macramé projects just like this one we went over today, be sure to check out the resources below.

 

Until next time! Have fun knotting!

Name
Instructor Banner

Related Post

Macramé Masterclass

Masterclass

If you want to learn macramé but don’t know where to begin, or perhaps you are a seasoned knotter and are looking to get into the swing of things, this macrame community will provide you with inspiration and proper guidance to help you master the art of macrame.

  • Prepare yourself to macrame

  • How to choose cord

  • Tying techniques

  • Different types of macrame knots

  • Monthly macrame ebook patterns

  • How-to macrame video tutorials

  • Access a community of aspiring macrame artists

Get a glimpse of a few macrame projects you can begin to create when you join the community of knotters. Join today to get access.

*Special Bundle Deal *
(Buy 2 Get 1 Free)

Bochiknot Macrame Foundation Cord - 5mm x 100m (Bundle Pack)

Are you a DIY macrame dreamer, creative crafter or lover of handmade hobbies?

Whether you watch my videos from the sidelines or have been interested in picking up a stimulating hobby, macrame is a beautiful way to unleash your creativity, engage your brain, and relieve any stress.

While it’s stimulating and engaging as a hobby, macrame also serves another purpose — its finished product provides you with something you can proudly display for art or sell, or to give as a heartfelt, handmade gift to your friends and family.

Try your hands on macrame today. Get started with our special bundle cord deal.

Buy 2 spools of our soft 3mm single strand cord, and get 1 spool for free.

Take advantage of this amazing deal while supplies last!

Bochiknot Macramé World Map of Orders

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *