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How to make your Macramé Plant Hanger

This tutorial was kindly put together as a supporting material for the Macramé & Pottery DIY Kit:



 


You will start your plant hanger with 8 cords, with around 3m each. This will become a 1m long plant hanger, approximately.


Fold one of your cords in half and place the folded loop end behind your split ring. Pull the loose ends up and through the loop you just created:



Now pull the ends down tight to secure it. That’s the Cow Hitch Knot:



Do it with all of your 8 cords. You will have “16” cords attached to your wood ring:





From here, we will guide you on how to make the net that will work as a basket for your planter and you have two options:

Option A is a bit more straightforward as you can just make your plant-hanger net with normal knots. Option B will give you instructions to create a net using a Square Net, which is slightly more complicated!


Option A) Make a net with normal knots:


Start by organising 4 groups with 4 cords each. Think about the height where you want the TOP of your planter to be. That’s where you will make the first row of knots.


Make a knot on each of your group of cords - and make sure they are as aligned as possible.


You will now create a second row of knots, a few cm below the last ones you created. To start forming a net, your second row of knots will combine two cords from one group with two cords from another group.


Repeat that cycle creating a third row of Knots, intercalating the ropes again.




Now hold all your cords together and create a large knot at the bottom to hold them together:


Your plant hanger is now ready to hold your planter!




Option B) Make a net with Macramé Square Knots:


Separate 4 of your cords from the rest: keep two in the middle (they will be your anchors) and one cord on each side (they will be your knotting cords).


This knot will be made in two parts.


For the first half of the knot:

Pull the right cord over the other cords making the shape of a triangle. Place the left cord over the right.


Grab the left cord and bring it behind the two middle anchor cords and up through the triangle part.


Pull the right and left cords and slide them up the anchor cords. We just finished the first half of the square knot & will repeat the steps, but with the other side.



For the second half of the knot:

Pull the left cord over the anchor cords making the shape of a number 4.


Then place the right cord over the left cord that is now on the right side.


Grab the right cord and bring it behind the two middle anchor cords and up through the triangle part of the number 4 shape.


Pull the right and left knotting cords evenly and slide the knot up the two center cords.



You now have finished your first Square Knot! 🤩


Repeat the Square Knot on all 4 groups of cords that you have.

You should now have four groups of cords with a square knot at the top.


 

If you want, you can continue to create Square Knots to create beautiful Macramé Patterns on the top of your Hanger:



 

To make a Net:


Think about the height where you want the TOP of your planter to be.

Repeat one square knot for each group of cords on that placement.


Now we will be able to start creating a net that will work as a basket for your planter. Make 4 new square knots, a few cm away from the last ones you created.


To create a net, combine the left anchor and knotting cord from one group with the right anchor and knotting cords of the next group.


Repeat, creating a square knot in between each group of knotted cords.


At this point, you should have a second row of four square knots connecting all your cords.


Repeat that cycle creating a third row of Square Knots, intercalating the ropes again.


Now hold all your cords together and create a traditional/normal knot to hold them together.


Your plant hanger is now ready to hold your planter! 🎉





 


This tutorial was kindly put together as a supporting material for the Macramé & Pottery DIY Kit:





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