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Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial: Unique Home Decor!

Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial: Unique Home Decor!

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Plant hangers are one of the most popular macrame projects to get stuck into at the moment – not only are they a beautiful home decor piece, but they make adding a new plant to your collection – even if you’ve run out of room on the shelf – easy! But why create one that looks like the same as everyone else’s? Here Mandy Cameron has incorporated a clever twist into a popular project to bring you something uniquely fabulous! Check out her step by step macrame plant hanger tutorial below, and discover exactly how you too can create this eye-catching project!

You Will Need:

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Step 1:

Attach the small hanging ring to your working pole with an S hook, or tie it in place with spare string.

Cut 12 x 160” (4m) lengths of cotton yarn. Holding them all together and with even ends, fold in half to form a loop. Take this loop of cotton yarn and put it through the hanging loop from the back to the front, then thread all the strands through the cotton loop. This is called a Reverse Lark’s Head knot. Split the 24 strands into 4 sets of 6 strands.

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Step 2:

Create 2 Square Knots keeping the 12 central strands flat and with an even tension, to ensure knot is symmetrical.

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Step 3:

Take the left outer set of 6 strands and wrap them around the large hoop from the back to the front, so the ends hang to the right and down the back. (A)

Take the right outer set of 6 strands and wrap them around the large hoop from the back to the front, so the ends hang to the left and down the back. (B)

Split the centre 12 strands into 2 even sections of 6 strands.

With the left section, wrap them around the hoop from the front to the back to the left side of (A) so ends hang to the right and down the front.

With the right section, wrap them around the hoop from the front to the back to the right side of (B) so ends hang to the left and down the front.

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The space between the square knots and the hoop is approximately 2.5” (6cm).

Step 4:

Split each batch of 6 strands into 2 x 3 strands so you have a total of 8 x 3 strands, which I have numbered to make the explanation of the next step easier.

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Take sections 2 and 7 and thread them through sections 4 and 5 and make 3 square knots about 3.5” (9cm) down the strands from the hoop.

With sections 4 and 5, make 3 square knots about 3.5” (9cm) down the strands from the hoop.

With sections 1 and 3, make 3 square knots about 3.5” (9cm) down the strands from the hoop.

With sections 6 and 8, make 3 square knots about 3.5” (9cm) down the strands from the hoop.

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Step 5:

At this point, split each batch of 6 strands into 2 x 3 strands and pair them up with another set of 3 strands to the left or the right.

With each new set of 6 strands, make 3 square knots on each section about 3.5” (9cm) down the strands from the previous square knots.

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Step 6:

Split each batch of 6 strands into 2 x 3 strands again, and pair them up with another set of 3 strands to the left or the right.

With each new set of 6 strands, make 3 square knots on each section about 3.5” (9cm) down the strands from the previous square knots.

Step 7:

Gather all strands up together and create an overhand knot to finish tightly about 1.5” (4cm) below the last (3rd) set of square knots. Split the 24 strands into 2 x 12 strands and place either side of large ring so the overhand knot sits on the hoop.

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Step 8:

Split each section in half so you now have 4 x 6 strands, and make an overhand knot with each set pairing 6 strands from the front with 6 strands from the back. Bring in the smaller hoop and make another overhand knot around the hoop with each pairing. Then take the 2 sets of 6 in the middle and make an overhand knot.

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Step 9:

With the 12 middle strands, smooth them down and make an individual half hitch knot with each strand to the bottom of the small hoop, ensuring the ends are hanging at the front.

With the 6 strands on each side, smooth them down and make individual half hitch knots with each strand at an angle about 1” (2.5cm) away from the edge of the middle section.

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Step 10:

Gather the 6 strands together on the left hand side and split them into 2 x 3 strands and create 2 overhand knots.

Make a wrapped knot underneath the overhand knots and cut the ends to a 3” (7.5cm) length and split/comb the ends through to give a frayed look if desired. Repeat for the right side.

With the 12 strands in the middle, take 3 strands from either side and make 3 square knots around the central 6 strands. Make a wrapped knot underneath the square knots and cut the ends to a 3” (7.5cm) length and split/comb the ends through to give a frayed look if desired.

Step 11:

Cut 8 new lengths of cotton each 40” (1m) long. Take 2 strands and make a Reverse Lark’s Head knot next to (A) in step 3 and make another with 2 strands next to that. Repeat on the other side next to (B) shown in step 3.

Smooth out the 8 strands on the left side and make an individual half hitch knot with each strand to the bottom of the large hoop at the 8-o-clock position, ensuring the ends are hanging at the front. Gather the 8 strands together and make a wrapped knot and cut the ends to a 3” (7.5cm) length and split/comb the ends through to give a frayed look if desired.

Repeat for the right side with the half hitch knots at the 4-o-clock position… and you’ve completed our macrame plant hanger tutorial!

Finished project

Now all that’s left to do is to add your plant, and hang your jaw dropping plant hanger in your chosen spot, ensuring you use the correct fixings for the weight of the plant.

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