Hi knotters and macramé lovers!
Hi Knotters! Spring is just around the corner and this is why I wanted to show you guys a unique pattern I have not made before until now – a DIY bouquet wrap.
This is perfect for accessorizing the bouquets in your wedding or you can use it for a dried flower bouquet wrap for home decor as well.
I used 3mm single strand cord to make this pattern and it should only take a little less than an hour to make. Give this fun little project a try!
The post goes over step by step from start to finish how I created the textured pattern. It also includes a video tutorial if you prefer to watch each step.
All of the materials I used can be found is listed below and in the video. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you! Enjoy!
This project is estimated to take 1 hour to complete (depending on your skill level)
Macrame Supplies You Will Need
- 1 x roll of 3mm cotton cord
Length of Cord:
- 2 x 100 cm
- 12 x 130 cm
- Approximately 36 x 8 cm scraps
Creating the Macrame Bouquet Base
Step 1: To begin, take two 100cm strands of cord. On one end, leave 8 to 10cm of space and make an overhand knot.
Step 2: Next, you will need to pin down the on top of the overhand knot. Prevent it from moving while you braid the two ends together.
Step 3: Braid them until you get to the end. Leave approximately 8-10cm of space near the end.
When you reach the end, make a second overhand knot.
Step 4: Place the braid down horizontally, then take a strand of a 130cm long cord, fold it in half, attach it onto the horizontal chord using a Lark’s head knot.
Step 5: Continue until all 12 x 130cm long strands are attached to the horizontal braid, using Lark’s head knot.
Step 6: This will be the base for your bouquet. Let’s move on to the next step -the wrap – creating the diamond pattern.
Top Section of Bouquet
Step 7: Starting from the left side, take the first 4 strands of cord and make a Square knot.
Step 8: Continue to the right, making side-by-side Square knots, for the entire row, until you have made a total of 6 Square knots.
The next part can be a bit tricky.
Step 9: In-between, and underneath the second and third square knots from the left, make an Alternating Square knot.
Step 10: Then make another Alternating Square Knot to the LEFT of the one you have already made.
We are forming a Square knot diamond pattern.
Step 11: Starting from the left we are creating a diagonal Square knot pattern, and repeating it to the right side.
You should start to see the diamond form in the center.
Step 12: Underneath the row, in-between the Square knots, continue to add two more Alternating Square knots. And the second one would be to the left.
Repeat this step underneath for another row.
You should get a diagonal square knot pattern to the left; the left upper corner must be filled with all the square knots you made, to create the diagonal pattern.
Step 13: To fully form the diamond shape we’re looking for, you must repeat the same process you just did, but now on the right side. Once you’re finished with the right side, the upper part of the diamond will clearly appear in the center (the loose strands of the cord will form the pattern).
Upper diamond borders
Step 14: To finish defining the diamond shape, you will make a row of Diagonal Double Half Hitch knots.
Step 15: Starting from the middle-right cord as the anchor cord, and the middle left will be your first working cord, make a Double Half Hitch knot.
Continue to the left, using the same anchor cord.
Step 16: Attach each vertical working cord to the left using Double Half hitch knots. This will create a tight row that will be the first border of your diamond.
Step 17: Once you finish the left border, it’s time to do the same with the right side border. For this, use the top-left cord as the anchor (yes, the top-left strand will be the anchor-cord for the right side border). Use the following right strand as working-cord and make a half-hitch knot.
Continue on with the remaining vertical cords to the right as working cords to create a row of Diagonal Double Half Hitch knots.
This will create the right border of your diamond pattern.
You’re half-way through the bohemian bouquet wrap. Let’s keep on going.
The bottom part
Step 18: With the loose cords of your bouquet wrapping, you will now begin to create the inner of the diamond shape.
Step 19: Take all the vertical-hanging cords on the left side, and place them on top and to the right. (Cross them diagonally) Make sure you leave the far left and far right strands of cord to use them as anchors.
Step 20: Take the far-right strands of cord, as anchor cord and repeat the half-hitch knot process you did for the upper borders.
Step 21: This time, using the crossed left vertical strands (the ones hanging from the left-upper border of the diamond). Continue with all the working cords for a diagonal row of Double Half Hitch knots, descending to the left. This would be the right lower border of your diamond shape.
To create the left lower border of the diamond, repeat on the left side, mirroring what we just did on the right side.
Step 22: Use the far left cord as the anchor cord, and the right vertical chords (the ones hanging from the right upper border) as the working cords.
This will create a diagonal row of double half hitch knots, descending to the right. This would be the left lower border of your diamond shape.
Step 23: Close off the diamond with a double half-hitch knot with the 2 anchor cords. Your diamond is now complete!
Hopefully, that wasn’t too difficult.
Fluffing your wrapper
For this part, you’ll use the 8 cm long strands.
If you don’t have 8cm long strands, you can cut one large cord into the 8cm pieces.
Step 24: Take the first cord, fold it in half, and attach it onto the first diagonal strand within the diamond, using a Lark’s head knot.
Continue attaching Lark’s head knot onto the same strand until the entire cord has filled.
You’ll need 5-7 knots, to fill the diagonal cord.
Step 25: Skip one diagonal cord, and on each second cord attach a row of Lark’s head knots made from 8cm scraps again.
Continue attaching Lark’s head knots, and skipping one diagonal strand in between each, until the entire diamond is filled up.
Step 26: Once all Lark’s head knots are attached, use a comb to fringe the cord and trim the excess to create a uniform fluff.
Final bottom part
Step 27: Now, for the final part, you’ll complete the wrapper by adding the bottom part, which will be what you will use for wrapping.
On the left side, along the diagonal line, make three consecutive Square knots.
Step 28: On the left side, with the far left strand of cord as the anchor, make a diagonal row of Double Half Hitch knots, descending to the right.
Repeat on the right side, mirroring what we just did on the left.
This will create the same pattern as the diamond borders.
Step 29: Using the far-right cord as the anchor, create a diagonal row of Double Half Hitch knots on the left.
You’ll create the bottom part of a diamond, with the remaining strands of cord hanging from it.
Step 30: Just like you did with the first diamond, close off the center with one more Double Half Hitch knot.
Step 31: Finally, for the last step, trim and fringe the loose hanging cord until they’re even. You can use them to wrap your bouquet.
You have now completed your macrame flower bouquet wrap.
Below is the video tutorial for this macrame flower bouquet project.
This is the perfect macrame accessory for any kind of bouquet, whether they’re fresh flowers, faux flowers, or dry flowers.
It can be used for weddings, graduations, and any special events.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with it and use it the way you think is best!
Remember to share your pictures if you decide to get on board with this Macramé bouquet wrapping project!
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Until next time. Have fun macrame-ing!
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