Easy Macrame Wall Hanging

1 IMG 1382

Macrame wall hanging

When I hear macrame, I think of the 70’s when I was little and my mom making plant hangers. She also had a macrame owl and I remember a frog that she had made also. Macrame died out and is now coming back and I love the look of a beautiful plant spilling over a gorgeous hanger. I made a couple of simple plant hangers here and here and wanted a pretty wall hanging to bring macrame into the house rather than just outside on the patio. I also had a perfect spot on the wall in the foyer.

I started with a cactus “bone”. I don’t know what you call them but it is like a stick from a cactus. My youngest daughter found one in the desert on one of our hikes. A dowel can be used or a piece of driftwood or just any old  stick from outside would do. I would have liked to make this in a white cord but the walls in our rental house are stark white so I opted for a dark teal color and used Macra-made by Premier yarns that I found at Hobby Lobby. If you want to learn any of the knots, I have a video where I show how to make them here.

I cut 16 cords at 4 yards each. I used a pub mirror we have on the wall to hold my stick while I made it. I folded each cord in half and added them to the stick with a larks head knot. This gave me 32 cords hanging from the stick to work with.

Macrame wall hanging

Once I had all of my cords spaced how I wanted them, I made a horizontal double half hitch knot across the entire top.

Macrame wall hanging    Macrame wall hanging

Using 4 cords I made a row of square knot across about 1 to 1 1/2 inches down from the top row. It will make 8 knots across.

Macrame wall hanging

Macrame wall hanging

The next row I started 2 inches down. From left to right I purposely skipped the first 2 cords and used the next 4 to make another row of square knots across. There will be 2 cords left at the end of the row and you should have 7 knots across.

The third row repeats the first row of square knots with using all the cords and 8 knots across.

Macrame wall hanging

For the center design, I divided the cords in half so I had a left side of 16 cords and a right side of 16 cords. Starting on the left side from the center out I did a diagonal double half hitch until there were 3 cords remaining at the very left side of the hanging. I then used them to make a square knot on the side, which is approximately 4 inches down from the full row of square knots. I did the same for the right side.

Macrame wall hanging

This is my work after the diagonal double half hitches on both sides.

I joined the two sides back together using the 2 center cords from each side to make a square knot. I then used 2 cords from the previous knot and 2 new cords to keep making square knots to make the top half of the diamond pattern. I left the very far 4 cords out of the diamond. I repeated this for a second row.

Macrame wall hanging

I wanted a complicated looking knot in the middle so I used the 4 center cords and tied a Josephine knot.

Macrame wall hanging

Macrame wall hanging

After the Josephine knot I worked from the side back towards the middle repeating the square knots in the bottom half of the diamond.  With the 4 cords on either side I tied another square knot to “cap off” the diamond shape on the sides about 2 inches down.

Macrame wall hanging

I dropped down 2 more inches and added a third square knot on the outside. The innermost cord of the square knot I used as the base for my diagonal double half hitch finishing off the diamond on each side.

I then repeated the three rows of square knots like the first three rows; 8 across, 7 across leaving 2 cords out on each end, and 8 across.Macrame wall hanging

I finished with a horizontal half hitch across the bottom. I cut the cords to different lengths and put a small knot at the end of each one.

Macrame wall hanging

Macrame wall hanging

 

I absolutely love it! It was easy and only took a couple of hours to do. If you have any questions let me know. I can try to explain it better.Macrame wall hanging

Macrame wall hanging

Country Mouse City Spouse Monday Mish Mash Link Party #23

I’m linking up with these parties:

Made By You Monday at Skip to My Lou

Mad Skills Party at Mad in Crafts

Show + Tell at Snap Creativity

Wow Me Wednesday at Ginger Snap Crafts

Inspire Me Wednesday at Adventures of Mel

Creative Exchange Linky Party at Creations by Kara

Pin Junkie Pin Party at The Pin Junkie

Link Party Palooza at Tatertots & Jello

Saturday Sparks Link Party at Pieced Pastimes

A Bouquet of Talent Party at Life on Lakeshore Drive

That DIY Party at DIY Show Off

A Round Tuit at Creating my way to Success

Monday Mish Mash Link Party at Country Mouse City Spouse

Link Party Tuesday at A to Zebra Celebrations

Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Talk of the Town at Knick of Time

Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

No Rules Weekend Blog Party at Sincerely, Paula

Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home

Friday Feature Linky Party at Oh My Heartsie Girl

(Visited 377 times, 1 visits today)
This Post Has 16 Comments
  1. This turned out so beautifully! The navy colour was a nice choice. I’ve dabbled in macrame and have been itching to create a large wall hanging for a while – you’ve just inspired me. Thanks for sharing all the different knots you used 🙂

  2. Hi Kileenas, I am one of those ladies that made macrame’ plant hangers in the 70’s and I have recently rediscovered my love for it! So glad to connect with someone else that feels the same. Your wall hanger is beautiful. Pinned to my macrame’ board!
    Teresa

  3. I’m old enough to remember the first time macrame was popular and I’m glad it’s making a comeback. Any craft that makes something useful is a craft worth pursuing in my mind, so bring on the plant hangers, the micro-macrame jewellery and the pretty wall hangings that warm up the walls while adding texture.

  4. This sure brings back the “good old days”! I remember trying my hand at macrame. I think I still have an angel I did for my front door. Thanks for the memories!

  5. LOL I know we also had an owl in our house too, I think to match the harvest gold and orange in the kitchen. 😉
    I really want to learn how to macrame, I never got to learn back in the day. This project looks less scary than most I have seen so I am looking forward to trying something similar. Thanks so much for sharing to the Monday Mish Mash.
    *Hugs*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search