Modern macrame has made its way into the heart of interior decor. It has become a prominent decor piece for many homes in this modern-day and age.
Macrame can come in many different forms, shapes, and sizes. From Bohemian-inspired wall hangings to intricately designed table runners, pillowcases, and swings, the possibilities for macrame are endless.
Undoubtedly, the most popular macrame project is the classic plant hanger.
Plant hangers have become a necessity for any brightly lit room. Whether hung up on the wall or ceiling, it’s simple yet chic style adds purpose, warmth, and style to any room or space that it is placed in.
Macrame Supplies & Materials
Before we get started, there are a few things we will need.
- 2″ ring (wooden or metal)
- Basic craft supplies (scissors, measuring tape)
- Pot size between 15-20 cm
The lengths of cord you will need to cut for this project are as follows:
- 6 x 200cm
- 6 x 60cm
- 2 x 55cm
For this project, I used 4mm single strand cotton cord. Single strand cotton cord is my favorite type of rope/cord to use. It’s super soft and easy to cut and comb through. Not to mention it is easier to learn from a single-strand cord since it is more forgiving when untying knots.
If you are looking to getting yourself some cord, I would highly recommend starting off with a single strand cotton cord. The quality far surpasses many other types of macrame rope out there.
It’s simple to find your balance of quality vs. price. I’m a big believer in you get what you pay for.
To learn more about the different types of macrame cord and its use in projects, you can check out my blog post Beginner’s Guide To Choosing Macrame Cord.
Once you have gathered all of your supplies, we’re now ready to begin!
Beginning Your Plant Hanger
For those of you who have never tried macrame before, this will be a lot of fun for you! I will be going over how to macrame a simple plant hanger.
To keep things very simple, we will be using only 2 knots – the Gathering knot and Square knot.
If you’re unfamiliar with these 2 knots, don’t worry, we will be going over how to tie them shortly.
In this example, I will also be using some leftover scraps I had from prior projects to use in the plant hanger.
If you don’t have 55 cm to 60 cm long scraps laying around, that is okay. It’s always good to reuse as much rope as you can, not only to save on the cost cord, but also to try and test your creativity.
The plant hanger is fairly quick and simple to make, and will fit a pot size ranging from 15 cm to 20 cm.
Feel free to make any alterations you would like and adjust the length or width of the plant hanger accordingly to best fit your pot.
There are no fixed rules when it comes to macrame. Be loose. Create freely. Have fun!
How to DIY Macrame Plant Hanger
Below is the step by step instructions. If you are a visual learner, I have also included a video tutorial that goes over how to macrame a plant hanger.
Step 1: Take the 6 strands of 200 cm cord and weave it through the wooden ring. Make sure the cords are evenly balanced on both ends.
Step 2: Next, take one strand of 55 cm cord as your working cord. Make a gathering knot beneath the ring gathering the 12 vertical cords. To make the gathering knot, you will need to wrap the working cord around the 12 filler cords.
Step 3: Divide the vertical cords into 3 groups of 4. Take the first set of 4 strands and make a Square knot using the far left and right cords as working cords.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 on the other 2 groups of 4 cords.
Step 5: Working with 1 group of 4 cords, take 1 x 60 cm strand of cord and make a regular square knot with the 4 cords as filler cords. Continue with another square knot using the same working cords and anchor cords a few centimeters downward. Slide the second square knot to meet the first square knot. Make a third square knot a few centimeters downward again and slide the square knot to meet the second square knot.
Step 6: Take the cord ends from the square knots made in Step 5 and make an overhand knot on each end. Cut off the excess cords. Steps 5 and 6 form the butterfly pattern.
Step 7: Repeat the butterfly pattern on the other 2 groups of cords.
Step 8: Between 2 butterfly patterns, take 2 cords from each side and make a Square knot approximately 11 cm down. Repeat this knot on the other 2 sides.
Step 9: Continuing underneath one group of 4 cords from the last square knot, make another square knot approximately 11 cm downwards. Repeat on the remaining 2 sides.
Step 10: Underneath the last Square knot made, make another butterfly pattern with another 60 cm strand cord. Repeat this step on the remaining 2 other sides.
Step 11: In between 2 butterfly patterns, make a Square knot approximately 8 cm downwards. Repeat on the other 2 sides.
Step 12: Measuring 10 cm – 11 cm downwards from the last Square knot made, make a Gathering knot with a 55 cm strand of cord.
Step 13: Once completed, you can now place your pot inside the plant hanger.
*Note: You can tighten and loosen the cords to have your pot properly fit.
Step 14: Cut off the excess cords at the end.
Congratulations! You have now completed a macrame plant hanger!
How to Macrame a Plant Hanger DIY Video Tutorial
If you prefer to watch visually how the pattern is made, refer to the video tutorial.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful. This plant hanger is at a beginner skill level. If you are looking for a more advanced macrame plant hanger, learn with me and a community of like-minded individuals. Please see the trailer of the pattern below. The full step by step picture and written ebook guide and video tutorial can be found on Patreon. Refer to “Join the Knotting Community” below for further details on how you can further your macrame skills.
Have fun macrame-ing!
Until next time,
I also have a few other posts that you might be interested in, check out
- 8 Beginner-Friendly Macrame Project Ideas
- Simple How to Make a Macrame Mirror Wall Hanging Using 4 Knots
- Help! What Size of Macrame Cord Do I Use For My Project?
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Are you a DIY macrame dreamer, creative crafter or lover of handmade hobbies?
Whether you watch my videos from the sidelines or have been interested in picking up a stimulating hobby, macrame is a beautiful way to unleash your creativity, engage your brain, and relieve any stress.
While it’s stimulating and engaging as a hobby, macrame also serves another purpose — its finished product provides you with something you can proudly display for art or sell, or to give as a heartfelt, handmade gift to your friends and family.