Looking to add more depth to your macramé projects?
If you would like to improve your macramé skills and design this blog post article will be the perfect for you!
In today’s lesson, I share how to create layers for your macramé projects.
Adding layers to your macramé project does many things.
It adds character to your piece…
The design stand-out by giving it a 3-dimensional look, rather than a flat appearance…
It allows you to be unique…
Most importantly, it’s a way to personalized your designs and cater it your own liking.
In this macramé tutorial I go over the concept of how to create a simple layers that you can add to your macramé wall hanging.
I keep things very basic and easy, so that you can take this information and apply it to your own projects.
With this layered wall hanging project, we will be using three basic macramé knots:
- The Square knot
- Lark’s Head knot
- Double Half Hitch knot.
This post is a step-by-step DIY guide with photos on how to make a layered macramé wall hanging.
If you are more of a visual learner, you can watch the full video tutorial by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
All of the materials you will need are listed below.
I hope you’re excited to make this project as I was making it!
Now, if you’re ready let’s get knotty and begin!
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Time Duration: Approximately 1-2 hours, depending on skill level.
Materials & Supplies
Length of Cord:
- 6 x 240cm (95 inches)
- 6 x 210cm (83 inches)
- 14 x 100cm (40 inches)
- 14 x 60cm (24 inches)
Take three of the 240cm (95 inches) strands of cord, and fold each cord in half to attach to the left-side of the dowel using Lark’s Head knots.
Repeat step one on the right-hand side of the dowel.
Starting on the left side, we will make a Double Diamond pattern.
The fourth cord from the left is your anchor cord, and the third cord from the left is your working cord, and you will use these to make a Double Half Hitch knot.
Continue to the left, with the left two vertical cords, onto the same anchor cord.
Use the top left cord as the anchor cord.
The two vertical cords to the right are working cords for two Double Half Hitch knots onto the anchor cord.
With the middle-right cord as your anchor cord and the middle-left cord as your working cord, make a Double Half Hitch knot.
Add one more Double Half Hitch knot to the left, then take the middle-left cord as the anchor cord and add one more Double Half Hitch knot to the right.
Using the same anchor cord on the right, and the same working cord, make a Double Half Hitch knot in the opposite direction.
Repeat this on the left side.
With the middle two cords, finish the middle diamond with one more Double Half Hitch knot to the left.
Close off the other diamond by taking the right anchor cord and the right vertical cord as the working cord to make a Double Half Hitch knot.
Repeat this step on the left side.
Continue one more time on both sides with the next cord down.
Close off the outer diamond with one more Double Half Hitch knot to the left.
Repeat the Double Diamond pattern underneath – follow steps three to ten again.
Repeat steps three to ten two more times, to create four Double Diamonds in total.
On the right hand side of the dowel, repeat steps three to twelve.
Take three 210cm (83 inches) cords, fold each one in half and attach to the left-hand side of the center dowel with Lark’s Head Knots.
With these new cords we will make another diamond pattern, but this time we will start with a Square Knot in the center.
Start the diamond pattern in the same way as the double diamond pattern, with three Double Half Hitch knots to the left, and then two to the right.
With the middle four cords, make a square knot by taking the right cord over to the left, and then the left cord over to the right.
Repeat the same thing with the opposite sides.
Take the same left anchor cord, take the two vertical cords on the left and make two Double Half Hitch knots.
Repeat on the right side.
Close off with one more Double Half Hitch knot in the center to the left.
Repeat steps fifteen to nineteen again to make another diamond underneath.
Repeat steps fifteen to nineteen again two more times, so you have four diamonds in total.
Repeat steps fourteen to twenty-one on the right-hand side of the dowel.
To close off the center two diamond patterns we will make one more double diamond pattern with a Square knot.
Take the top right cord on the left, and the top left cord on the right and make a Double Half Hitch knot to the left, pulling at the cords tightly.
Take the next vertical cord to the left and make another Double Half Hitch knot on to the same working cord.
Repeat one more time to the left.
Repeat on the right side for two Double Half Hitch knots.
Make a square knot in the center, and then close off the diamond as we did earlier.
We will now connect the far left and far right double diamond panels together in the center with one more double diamond pattern.
Similar to the other middle diamond we made we will take the top cords from both sides and make a Double Half Hitch knot, then continue with the double diamond pattern as we did before.
Flip the top pattern over so you can attach some cords to the bottom pattern.
Take a 100cm (40inches) cord, fold it in half, and attach to the top left loop above the first diamond pattern with a reverse Lark’s Head Knot.
Take another two x 100cm (40inches) strands, make two reverse Lark’s Head Knots on the next loop down.
Repeat on the next two loops, with two more knots on each loop.
Repeat steps twenty-eight and twenty-nine on the right side.
Bring the top pattern down again, and attach the 60cm (24 inches) loops to this pattern in the same manner that we did with the bottom pattern, using reverse Lark’s Head knots on both sides.
Trim the fringe on the top and bottom layers.
You can trim it in any way you like – at an angle is a good option.
Comb through the bottom 5cm (2inches) of the fringe to add texture and fluff to the ends.
There you have it – a beautiful wall hanging for your home!
I hope you’ve enjoyed following along and learning how to add layers to your wall hanging pattern today.
If you have any questions about the pattern, post them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you!
As usual, I’d love to see the pictures of your finished projects too!
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Until next time! Have fun knotting!
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