How to Create a Beautiful Heart-Shaped Macrame Wall Hanging Using 2 Simple Knots

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If you want to add a touch of elegance and natural beauty to your macrame wall hanging, mastering the art of crafting a rose and square knot is a fantastic way to do it.

These delicate and intricate knots can infuse your macrame creation with timeless charm and sophistication.

Within the world of macrame, the square knot and rose knot hold positions of utmost importance, acting as linchpins in creating captivating macrame artworks.
In this guide, we will focus on mastering these two specific knots.

We will delve deep into the art of tying these knots with precision and expertise and explore how to integrate them into our macrame wall hanging.

Whether you're taking your very first steps into the world of macrame or you've been crafting intricate knots for years, this comprehensive macrame tutorial is tailored to meet the needs of all enthusiasts eager to enhance and refine their macrame expertise.

Regardless of your current level of macrame expertise, this tutorial will serve as a valuable companion on your journey toward ongoing growth and improvement in your macrame skills.

It is designed to empower you to unlock the full potential of this enduring craft, providing the guidance and knowledge you need to excel and flourish in your macrame endeavors.

If you're brimming with enthusiasm and can hardly wait to start creating your macrame wall-hanging DIY project, let's begin!

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What is Macrame Square Knot? 

Let's start by clearly understanding the two essential macrame knots: the square and rose knots.

The square knot is the backbone of macrame craftsmanship. It's a symmetrical knot formed by crossing two cords over each other, creating a neat and structured bond.

Learning to tie this knot with precision is like mastering the ABCs of macrame. It forms the building blocks for countless intricate designs, providing stability and versatility to your creations.

I will be walking you through step-by-step how to make this later on.

On the other hand, the rose knot is a true gem in the macrame. Picture a blooming rose's delicate, unfurling petals captured in cords and knots.

The rose knot is all about elegance and natural beauty. It adds a touch of sophistication to your macrame projects, serving as a captivating centerpiece or a charming embellishment.

Learning to create these exquisite knots allows you to infuse a sense of timeless allure into your framework. We will learn more about incorporating this knot into our macrame; follow along.

Macrame Knots You Need to Know to Make a Heart Macrame Wall Hanging

For this DIY macrame wall hanging, you'll need to get familiar with a few macrame knots. For this project, you will a strong grasp on the following knots:

  • Larks Head Knot
  • Square Knot
  • Rose Knot

    The above knots are basic knots widely used in many macrame projects.

    The Lark's Head Knot is a fundamental mounting knot for various projects. As a mounting knot, it provides a reliable and secure attachment point for your macrame design to a dowel, ring, or other supporting structure. This knot lets you easily hang cords onto your macrame creation, providing a stable foundation for further knotting and design elements.

    A Square knot is a common macrame knot formed by alternately crossing two cords over each other. It holds a significant role in macrame as an essential decorative knot. It is the foundation for numerous patterns and designs, independently and with other types of knots.

    The Rose Knot …[NICOLE TO ADD]

    Practice and repetition will help you become more confident in executing these knots, allowing you to explore more intricate patterns and designs.

    I've put together a complimentary ebook titled "50 Macrame Knots & Sennit Guide." This comprehensive guide provides detailed, step-by-step instructions accompanied by illustrations, enabling you to master the art of crafting 50 distinct knots and sennits.

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    This guide will assist you in learning the knots and provide insights into creating unique knot sequences and pattern designs. 


    The Advantages and Practical Applications of Mastering the Square and Rose Knots for Crafting Your Macrame Wall Hanging

    Learning how to tie a square knot and a rose knot for a macrame wall hanging comes with several benefits and a wide range of use cases:


    1. Foundation Skills: Square knots are fundamental in macrame and are the basis for many other knots and patterns. Learning to tie them properly builds a strong foundation for your macrame skills.
    2. Versatility: Square knots are highly versatile and can create various textures and patterns. Mastering them allows you to explore a wide range of macrame projects beyond wall hangings.
    3. Stability: Square knots provide structural stability to your macramework. They ensure your wall hanging retains shape and doesn't unravel over time.
    4. Aesthetic Appeal: Rose knots, with their intricate and elegant appearance, add a touch of beauty and sophistication to your macrame pieces. They can serve as captivating focal points or decorative elements.

    Use Cases:

    1. Macrame Wall Hangings: The square knot is often used to create the main body of macrame wall hangings. You can use square knots to craft patterns, such as diamond, chevron, or diagonal designs, adding visual interest to your wall hanging.
    2. Floral Accents: Rose knots are perfect for creating floral accents within your macrame wall hanging. They can represent flowers, buds, or even intricate rosettes, enhancing the overall aesthetics.
    3. Customization: Learning to tie these knots allows you to customize your macrame wall hanging to your liking. Mix and match knot patterns, including square and rose knots, to achieve a unique and personalized design.
    4. Gifts and Home Decor: Once you've mastered these knots, you can create beautiful macrame pieces for your home and as thoughtful and personalized gifts for friends and family. They can be incorporated into plant hangers, curtains, table runners, and more.
    5. Market and Craft Sales: If you want to sell your macrame creations, knowing how to tie square and rose knots is essential. These knots add artistic value to your pieces, making them more appealing to potential buyers.

    Incorporating a Square knot and Rose knot Heart Macrame Wall Hanging into your space offers many benefits, from aesthetic enhancements to functional uses, making it a versatile and appealing decorative choice. 

    Important Macrame Terms for Beginners

    Here are some helpful macrame terms you should know when following this pattern:

    1. Knots: The Macrame involves various knots, such as the overhand knot, and alternating overhand knot. Understanding these basic knot patterns creates the foundation of Macrame. Refer to the "Macrame Knots You Will Need To Know" section for the knots used in this pattern.
    2. Cords: Cords are the primary material used in Macrame. They are made of cotton, jute, nylon, or synthetic fibers. Macrame cords come in various thicknesses and colors.
    3. Loop: A loop is formed by crossing the cord over itself to create a ring-like shape. Loops are fundamental in many macramé design.
    4. Fringe: Fringe refers to the loose ends of cords that hang down, adding a decorative element to beginner projects. The fringe can be left as is or trimmed to a desired length. 
    5. Anchor cord: refers to the fixed cord or structure to which other cords are attached or knotted, providing stability and support to the design.
    6. Working cord/ Holding Cord: This is the cord that is actively used to create knots and patterns, manipulated and moved throughout the project to form the desired design. 
    7. Sennit: A sennit is a series of knots, typically grouped together, forming a pattern or part of your macramé project.
    8. Frays and Tassels: These are the loose ends of your cords. In some projects, you might intentionally create frays or tassels for decorative purposes.

    Macrame Wall Hanging DIY Cords and Materials Needed

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    You'll require a few essential materials to craft our DIY wall hanging featuring a rose heart pattern.

    Specifically, you'll require a sturdy 4mm or 5mm cotton cord.

    This choice of cord thickness is crucial, as it provides the necessary structural integrity for your wall hanging while allowing you to create those intricate, eye-catching macramé patterns.

    Choosing the cord

    The most crucial material is the cord. Macrame cords can be made from various materials such as cotton, jute, or nylon, each offering a different texture and appearance. 

    Choosing a cord that is soft, sturdy, and suitable for your desired net bag design is essential, ensuring durability and functionality.

    For the foundation of the macrame wall hanging, we'll utilize a 4mm single-strand cord in its natural hue from our Rainbow cord selection.

    To create the alluring rose knot, a crucial element of our heart-shaped design, we'll use a range of colors from our 5mm Single-Strand Giza cotton cord, which comes from our high-quality Lush Cord line. 

    This exquisite cord will be seamlessly integrated into the wall hanging design.

    Let's explore some distinctions between our Rainbow cord line and our Lush cord line.

    Rainbow Cord line:

    • Our Rainbow cotton cord line is certified 100% chemical-free and eco-friendly, made from recycled cotton materials.
    • Beautiful color offerings
    • We love it because it's smooth, soft, and sturdy, making it easy to work with.

    Lush Cord line:

    • Our Lush cord line consists of premium quality cords that are OEKO-Tex certified and an eco-friendly variety of sizes, types, color offerings, and makes of cord to choose from. 
    • We love this cord line because of its unique features. From muted matte colors to shiny, swirly, or to sparkly, the Lush line will bring out the extra spark your project needs.

    If you can't get your hands on our giza cotton cords, try substituting it with our regular single-strand Rainbow cotton cord, which will also work well for this pattern and is a more budget-friendly option. 

    Other Supplies

    •  You will also need a wooden dowel to mount the cords onto for the first part of the pattern.

    Other Essential tools

    You will also need some essential tools:

    DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Rose Knot Heart Pattern Details

    Skill level:
    • Beginner

    Completed size:

    • 9” wide (23 cm) and 12” (30 cm) length
    Completion time:
    • 1 to 2 hours depending on skill level
    Materials Needed (for 1 unit):
    • 4mm and 5mm macrame cord
    Cord lengths needed:

    ** Note: The cord lengths suggested here are based on the pattern using a 4mm Single Stand Rainbow Cord and a 5mm Egyptian Giza Lush Cord.

    Should you use a different size cord or cord from another brand, actual cord lengths may differ slightly and, therefore, should be adjusted accordingly.

    How to Create a Heart-shaped Rose Knot Macrame Wall Hanging | Step-by-Step Pattern Instructions

    Step #1

    • Attach all 16 x 200 cm cords onto the dowel with Lark’s Head Knot.

    Step #2

    • Make 4 rows of square knots.

    Step #3

    • Add 2 square knots in the middle and 1 more underneath. Then add a square knot on the far left and right sides.

    Step #4

    • Make a rose knot  and then attach it onto the next 2 cords to the left of the middle with a Square knot.

    Step #5

    • Then attach 5 more rose knots to the left side with the next sets of 2 base cords

    Step #6

    • Repeat the same 6 rose knots on the right side

    Step #7

    • Attach another rose knot onto the middle 2 base cords

    Step #8

    • Starting with the middle-left 4 cords make a square knot row at the bottom.

    Step #9

    • Fill in the middle square knots until there is a 1 square row at the bottom


    Step #10

    • Make a square knot with the far-left 4 cords.
    • Then, attach a rose knot to the 3rd and 4th cords from the left 


    Step #11

    • Make a square knot with the 2 bottom cords from the rose knot and the adjacent 2 cords to the right. Then repeat the same on the right-side.

    Step #12

    • Fill in the V-shaped row of square knots


    Step #13

    • Add another V-shaped row of square knots in the middle 

    Step #14

    • Attach a rose knot onto the 2nd and 3rd cords from the left

    Step #15

    • Then attach rose knots with 2-cord sets at a time until the bottom of the Heart is reached. Repeat on the right-side.

    Step #16

    • Attach one more rose knot onto the middle 2 cords at the bottom.

    Step #17

    • Make a V-shaped row of square knots underneath the Heart.

    Step #18

    • Fill in the left and right sides with square knots.

    Step #19

    • Add 3 more full rows of Square knots underneath.

    Step #20

    • Trim the fringe


    How to Make a Beautiful Heart-shaped Rose Knot Macrame Wall Hanging Using Only Square and Rose Knots | Video Tutorial

    Wrapping things Up!


    In crafting this heart-shaped rose knot macrame wall hanging, you've honed your knot-tying skills and unlocked the art of infusing creativity and elegance into your home decor.

    This blog post taught you to master the essential square and rose knots, laying the foundation for endless macrame possibilities.

    Now equipped with the skills and inspiration, you're ready to embark on a journey of crafting beautiful, personalized macrame pieces, each infused with your unique touch of artistry.

    Happy crafting!

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