Ever experience macrame creative blocks where you just don’t know what macrame wall hanging patterns and designs you would like to create?
Are you determined to create the most beautiful macrame wall hanging decor all of your friends, family, guests and/or customers will “oooo” and “awww” over but don’t know how to get over that initial hump and start?
I find the easiest way to get over creative block is to practice different knots and patterns. Today, I’m going to share with you a simple and easy macrame wall hanging pattern I have created to give you that extra needed push to help get you over being stuck and get you one step further to creating your own stunning macrame wall hanging piece.
You will be able to follow along, step-by-step in creating an intricate macrame pattern so that you can apply it with other knots and patterns into your own creative piece.
I have broken down this blog part into two parts. The first part will be about getting started by familiarizing with a few knots and repeatedly tying them together to form a diamond pattern. The second part will lead to taking the skill set and pattern you have just acquired and made and turn it into a more advanced macrame work of art – a macrame wall hanging mandala.
If you wish to take your macrame skills to the next level in part 2, feel free to join me in turning this diamond pattern into a macrame mandala on Patreon. Check out the Macrame Dahlia Mandala trailer below.
If you’re new to macrame, follow the step-by-step instructions I have laid out below to learn how to put this Gemma wall hanging pattern together. I have also provided a video tutorial as well that you can watch at the bottom of the blog if you prefer a visual walk through.
You will need some sort of cord or rope to get started. If you have any leftover string, that can work as well. Ideally, using 3mm or 4mm cotton cord would be the best solution to making the majority of modern macrame projects. If you’re interested in getting the highest quality macrame cord, I have them available on my Bochiknot Macrame Online store. Click here to SHOP. I used 3mm cord in this tutorial but If you don’t have access to 3mm or 4mm cotton cord, it’s not a deal-breaker. You could still practice with slightly thinner or slightly thicker cord.
Step 1: Macrame Materials & Supplies
Other than the wooden dowel and cotton cord, the below supplies should be readily available in your home. If you’re interested in some of the supplies and materials that Bochiknot offers, visit Bochiknot’s shop for more details.
- 7″ to 9″ Wooden Dowel or Driftwood
- 3 mm Macrame Cotton Cord
- Measuring Tape
- Sharp Craft Scissors
Lengths of Cord:
- 12 x 210 cm length of cotton cord
- Approximate size of macrame – width: 13.5 cm ; length: 37 cm
Step 2: Macrame Knots & Patterns
Now comes the fun part!
The knotting… the weaving… the tying… the tangling…
The knots and pattern to create this macrame wall hanging are fairly simple. You don’t need a ton of macrame experience or knowledge. All you would need to know is 1 popular knot – Double Half Hitch Knot, that we will be using over and over again to tie knots in making this intricate diamond pattern.
If you’re unfamiliar with this knot, I would highly advise you check out my 50 Knots & Sennits video I posted on YouTube or get a FREE copy of the 50Knots and Sennits Ebook download. 50 Knots & Sennit eBook
The first thing that you want to do is familiarize yourself with tying a Double Half Hitch Knot. This will be the foundation in creating your macrame diamond pattern.
You will begin the pattern by attaching all the chords on to the wooden dowel using a Lark’s Head knot. Once you have all the cords attached, we’re going to begin the pattern one section at a time. Follow along by watching the video that I have shared below!
Essentially, what you will be forming is a diamond within a diamond.
For the very first row, we will make 4 half-double-diamonds.
Underneath and between two half diamond sections, we are now going to make a full diamond. We are going to repeat this so that there are 3 full double diamonds in the second row. Then, we are going to make 2 more for the third row and 1 more in the fourth row so that we form a v-shaped pattern.
Once all the double diamonds are made, we’re going to close off the sides with some rows of double half hitch knot. We’re going to continue this pattern until we’ve gone all the way down to the bottom diamond.
The very last step is to make several Barrel Knots at the bottom of the fringe.
Once you’re done all you have to do is cut off the excess rope at the bottom and then you’ve completed this pattern.
I have listed everything that you would need above. You can replicate this macrame project by using the exact measurements used or you can make much larger or smaller depending on your personal preferences.
Hope you guys enjoyed this step-by-step macrame tutorial. If you would like to watch the video on how I made this, see the video below.
Until next time!
Mastering the Art of Macrame.
The difficulty level that I give to this mini-project is (6/10). This diamond macrame pattern only requires knowing 1 type of knot.. Once you get the basic understanding of repeatedly tying the Double Half Hitch knot, the pattern and sequences will become a lot quicker to create. It may get complicated knowing which cord to make the Double Half Hitch knots on since the pattern is fairly intricate, so practice is key. For the average person looking to try to duplicate this macrame piece, you should practice a few diagonal and horizontal half hitch knots first.
Expected Time Duration:
The expected time duration for this Macrame Wall Hanging should roughly take about 2 hours. Again, depending on your macrame skill level, the time duration will vary.
If you have completed some beginner macrame projects, this Macrame Diamond Wall Hanging pattern is a great place to go to next. Learning the tying techniques of the Double Half Hitch Knot will advance you a step further in eventually creating your own beautiful designs.
If you have completed this pattern and enjoyed making this work of art, you can take your project one step further by turning this pattern into a Mandala Macrame Wall Hanging piece.
I will show you how you can transform these basic macrame knots you have learned into a work of art that you can display to others.
If you’re are interested in taking your macrame project to the next stage, join me and get access to the second part of this project and join the community of knotters by clicking here: Bochiknot Macrame Patreon
Can I use a different type of cord to make this macrame piece? A different type of cord can make a completely different look and style to your macrame piece. If you are a beginner, I would recommend sticking to cotton cord until you are comfortable making the knots. Then you can experience with other types of fibers after. The larger the size of the rope, the longer the rope you will need to make the same knots. The smaller size of rope, the smaller the design. Depending on how you would like your macrame piece to turn out will vary on the look that you are trying to achieve.
What to do when you don’t have enough rope to finish? There are often times when you are reaching the end of your macrame project and you realize that you won’t have enough rope to finish it. This can be a huge bummer.
There are options depending on which cord runs out. There are different ways to add rope part way through your pattern if you run out of a certain strand. There are video tutorials you can find on Youtube that will help you out with this.