Today we’ll be pampering plant-lovers again! If are you are just getting into the swing of things with macramé and have already created a few projects than this post is made specifically for you!
In this tutorial, we’ll be going over a few ways to start a macramé wall plant hanger, and also a few ways to start a traditional ceiling plant hanger.
You will find that one of the most challenging roadblocks that many people have is where and how, to begin with macrame.
This blog post, I go over 5 different ways to get started, with 5 unique patterns that you can use to help you begin making your own macrame masterpiece.
Use what I share with you today to create homemade, simple plant hangers. You can use them as air plant holders, wall hangings, or drop down from the ceiling. Just by learning these different methods of starting a plant hanger, there an endless possibility of what you can make.
Are you excited and ready to create your own DIY hanging garden? Then let’s begin!
Materials You Will Need…
- 2 x 6.5 cm diameter ring. You can use a wooden or metal ring, but it’s easier if you use the metal ring; it’s thinner and more comfortable.
- Strands of cord about 200cm long (depending on what design or pattern you want to use for your plant hanger you might need more than that)
- 1 Wooden dowel (exclusively for the 4th technique)
- 3.5 cm diameter ring (only for the last method)
Before you get started in making these knots and patterns, you will want to familiarize yourself with some of the knots that we will be going over in this post.
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1. Wrapped Ring + Lark’s Head Knot Macrame Pattern
Take one end of the cord and make a loop, and then pull the end through the loop to tighten. Next, take the second end of the cord strand and wrap the entire ring.
Once the entire ring is covered, take the first cord you used, and make a Lark’s head knot. To do this, take the cord strand to the back and then pull it through the loop.
Now you can continue with the second cord. Take it and weave it through the back, and pull it through to the front from the same loop made by the first cord. And that’s it! Now you have finished your Lark’s head knot!
Depending on how many strands of cord you need for your Macramé plant hanger, keep adding strands onto the ring, using this same knot.
Let’s move on to the second way to start a macramé plant hanger!
2. Lark’s Head Knot + Square Knot Chain Macrame Pattern
Start by attaching the strands of cord (8 strands should be enough) folded in half onto the ring using Lark’s head knot.
Now, take the far left four chords and make a square knot, and continue for five more consecutive Square knots for a total of six Square knots. Congratulations! That’s your first square knot chain!
To continue with the hanger, divide the vertical cords into four sections, and repeat the process with each set of four strands, to get 4 square knot chains.
Once all four square knot chains have been made, join the far-left and far-right cord chains in the middle and connect them with a square knot, using the four middle cords.
Make a new square knot chain (6 consecutive square knots) using the far-left cords from the center chains. Keep adding square knots on each of the four sections.
Join the outer cords in the middle again using a square knot and create another center square knot chain. Then repeat the pattern again and continue until you have reached the perfect length for your plant hanger!
Let’s move on to the third way to start your macramé hanger.
3. Gathering Knot + Clove Hitch Spiral Macrame Pattern
The first step for this method is to take several cord strands (let’s say 12 strands of cord) and weave them through a ring.
Now, take an extra 30 cm strand of cord and wrap the ring cords together, using a Gathering knot.
In this next part, you need to pay close attention as it’s easy to confuse the cords you’ll need. Select one vertical cord strand that will be your anchor cord.
Then, the following strand to its left would be your working cords, and you’ll make a half-hitch knot (also known as clove-hitch knot) on it.
You must respect the order as you’ll need to continue with all the cords to the left and repeat the Double half-hitch knot.
You’ll get a diagonal pattern from the clove-hitch knots. Continue the process with all the vertical cord strands until it’s all wrapped in double half-hitch knots.
You should see now that a spiral is starting to form. Continue the process as long as you’d like, to get the length of the spiral you want. And so we move on to the next way to start a plant hanger!
4. Lark’s Head Knot + Alternating Square Knot Macrame Pattern
For this one, you’ll be using the wooden dowel, and it’s a great way to start a wall hanging plant hanger, especially for beginners.
Take 12 cord strands and attach them onto the dowel using Lark’s head knots. Starting by the far-left four strands, make alternating square knots on every four cords set, going from left to right until you finish the entire row.
Now here is where it may get a bit challenging, make sure you’re focused and pay attention.
About 2 inches down, in between the first two square knots on the left, make an alternating square knot.
Then, continue to the right and complete four more alternating square knots until you finish the row. Make sure the alternating square knots are correctly aligned, so your pattern won’t be uneven.
Following the same process, keep going down with alternating square knot rows, until you finish the cord. Once you get to the row that needs a single square knot, you’ve finished with your pattern!
Now you can keep going with your macramé hanger, and we can move to the last method!
Last method; ideal for air plant holders!
5. Lark’s Head + Square Knot Row Macrame Pattern
This is the last way to start a wall plant hanger, and it’s ideal for air plant holders. Here you’ll need the 3.5-centimeter metal ring.
Begin by attaching two cords onto the ring using Lark’s head knots.
Make a square knot underneath the Larks head knocks with the four chords. Take another two strands of cord, fold them in half at the loop ends, and then make a square knot.
Next, take the far-left and far-right boards, and make a square knot – pull on the inner two cords to tighten the knot -. Here you have to be careful, or you’ll end up all tangled. Attach the square knot to the side of the original square knot pattern. Use an alternating square knot to attach both sides.
Make another square knot chain and attach it to the right side of the pattern. Then you can continue adding as many square knot patterns to the left and to the right until you have reached the width of your air plant pot, and that’s it!
Now you’re ready to start your macramé plant hanger in 5 different ways!
I hope this macrame blog post helped you learn some new tying techniques and gave you future ideas on how you can start your own plant hanger.
This most important thing is to play around with making knots to form patterns and unique designs.
Mix and match them together to create your own style, but the key is constant practice and always learning.
Until next time. Have fun making macrame!
5 Ways to Start a Macrame Plant Hanger Video Tutorial
If you’re interested in following along by watching a guided video, below is the full video tutorial that takes you through the 5 ways to start a macrame plant hanger. Enjoy!
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