How I Used a Ring to Create This Lovely Wall Pocket Macrame
Don’t you just love combining art and function?
That’s what I did with this wall pocket on a ring: I took a simple wall hanging and added a pocket!
Now, I can use it to hold mail, keys, macramé supplies, or even some gorgeous fresh flowers. If this sounds like something you’d love in your living space, read on for the full pattern.
What’s unique about this pattern is that I started it on a wooden ring instead of a dowel, as you would see with most wall pocket patterns.
Here, I’ve expanded the pattern past the width of the ring – something you can apply to any other project you’re working on.
This pattern is beginner-friendly and super easy to make.
There’s one potentially tricky part: the Reverse Clove Hitch knot, also called the Reverse Double Half Hitch knot.
If you struggle with this, simply flip the pattern over and make Double Half Hitch knots as you usually would.
It will look like Reverse Clove Hitch knots when you flip it back around. No one needs to know you hacked it ;)
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Here, we learn all things macramé-related, building our skills and teaching you to design, plan, and create your own patterns.
You’ll learn how to plan out your design on paper and calculate how much cord you’ll need.
With the correct cord measurements, you’re less likely to waste the cord by measuring out too much and to run out of cord halfway through a project.
You’re also less likely to restart your project from scratch because you made mistakes. Pre-planning is critical, and we’ll teach you how.
If you’re so new to macramé that you’ve never knotted before, and you’re not sure if you really like it, why not try our Kami Wall Hanging Starter Kit?
This kit contains everything you need to create a beginner-friendly wall hanging project.
You also get a step-by-step guide and video tutorial to help you through.
Now, you can get a feel for macramé, figuring out whether you like it without committing to buying a massive roll of cord and supplies.
This project should take about 90 minutes, depending on your skill level.
Cord & Supplies
To create this pattern, you will need:
All the cord and supplies you need is available in our shop.
Cord Lengths Needed
- 18 x 220cm
- 14 x 100cm
- 1 x 95cm
Creating The Wall Pocket on a Ring Pattern
Step 1: This section forms the back section of the wall hanging.
Attach a 220cm cord to the ring using a Lark’s Head knot.
Repeat this 7 more times.
Step 2: Attach two 220cm cords to the two far left and far right cords using Reverse Lark’s Head knots.
Repeat this 4 more times. There should be a total of 5 cords attached to each side.
Step 3: Create a Square knot using the far left four cords attached to the ring.
Repeat this twice more to the right.
Using the far-left group of cords, create three Square knots.
Repeat this on the far right.
Step 4: Create a row of Alternating Square knots underneath the previous row.
Step 5: Create an Alternating Square knot underneath the far left cords attached to the ring.
Continue to the left for another Alternating Square knot.
Add an Alternating Square knot on the far left of the second row.
Add an alternating Square knot underneath this knot. Use the right two cords from the last Square knot and the next two cords to the right.
Step 6: Following the diagonal pattern set out above, create two more Alternating Square knots underneath, then one more Alternating Square knot underneath that.
Step 7: Repeat Steps 5 & 6 on the right, mirroring what was done on the left.
Step 8: Use the right middle cord as an anchor cord for a row of Diagonal Double Half Hitch (DHH) knots to the left to the middle of the bottom Square knot.
Repeat on the right side, using the middle left cord as an anchor cord.
Step 9: Create a Diagonal Reverse Double Half Hitch (RDDH) knots row.
Use the right middle cord as an anchor cord for a row of RDDH knots to the left.
Repeat this to the right, using the middle left cord as an anchor cord.
Step 10: Using the far left cord as an anchor cord, create a row of diagonal DHH knots to the right.
Connect this to the middle section using a DHH knot.
Repeat this on the right side, mirroring what was done on the left.
Step 11: Create a row of RDHH knots using the far left cord as an anchor cord.
Add one more RDHH knot to the left side of the middle section.
Connect this to the far left portion of the pattern using an RDHH knot.
Repeat this on the right, mirroring what was done on the left.
Step 12: On the left side of the pattern, use the same anchor cord as before, creating a diagonal row of RDHH knots to the left.
Repeat this to the left middle section, using the middle anchor chord from the row above.
Repeat this on the right side of the pattern, mirroring what was done on the left.
Connect the two sides of the pattern using an RDHH knot.
Step 13: On the left side of the pattern, use the right middle cord as an anchor cord for a row of diagonal DHH knots to the left.
Repeat this to the right.
Repeat this on the right half of the pattern.
Close off the pattern with one more DHH knot in the center.
Step 14: Create a Square knot using the middle 4 cords of the left section.
Add 2 Alternating Square knots underneath.
Repeat this twice more, adding one Alternating Square knot per row. There should be 4 Square knots in the last row.
Repeat this on the right.
Step 15: Starting on the far left side, add a row of Alternating Square knots.
Repeat this 14 more times.
Step 16: This section forms the front pocket of the wall hanging.
Use the 95cm cord. Attach 18 x 100cm cord to it using Reverse Lark’s Head knots.
Step 17: Create a row of 9 Square knots, starting with the far left 4 cords.
Add 4 rows of Alternating Square knots underneath.
Step 18: Skip about 1cm from the last Square knot row, and create another row of Alternating Square knots. Skip another 1cm and create a second row of Alternating Square knots.
Step 19: Create 4 more rows of Alternating Square knots, as was done in Step 17.
Step 20: Connect the front and back sections.
Match the last 15 rows of Square knots between the front and back sections. Weave the anchor cord from the front layer through the loops of the front and back layers. Do this twice per loop. Use a crochet hook, stick, or toothpick for this.
Repeat on the right side.
Step 21: On the far left, use the far left and far right cords from the back section’s Square knot as working cords. Create two consecutive Square knots, including all the cords from the front and back sections’ far left Square knots.
Repeat this all the way to the right.
Step 22: Trim the fringe to your desired length.
And there you have it! A gorgeous, functional wall pocket to spruce up your living space :) What’s your favorite part of this design? Let us know on Instagram.
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