Hi there! Today I’m excited to share a new macrame project, a diy macrame wall hanging! I love macrame and find that crocheters especially can take to it really quick! After all, we are good at tying string in knots ;).
I love that this is mini size, so it’s quick and doesn’t take tons of materials or money. If you bought a spool of cord, you could make a bunch for your friends too! Once you get the hang of the pattern and learn the macrame knots, if you need to, this will take you no more than 20 minutes.
What material do you use for macrame?
This single strand macrame cord is my favorite. I love how it can be combed out to make a lovely fringe. It’s easy to work with and easy to find. This is called single strand because it has that light twist as opposed to more of a rope look that has a defined twist. Both styles are great for this project.
Here’s a post all about macrame cord and supplies too!
I like to use this sort of craft driftwood for the top of the macrame piece. It gives it that natural bohemian look. You could make so many of these pieces with this many, or go in on it with some friends and make them together.
Can you make a macrame wall hanging with yarn?
I know my crocheters out there are asking this and yes! Well, mostly. Some yarn, especially softer ones will not be suited for this. Stiffer 100% cotton style yarns will be great, but the thicker the better in my opinion. If the yarn is very find your piece will be quite small, but that could also be a cool look!
Here are some other macrame projects you might like.
Let’s have a go at this DIY macrame wall hanging!
- Piece of driftwood, wood dowel or stick. 5-8 inches wide
- 1 hanging strand of cord 18 inches or size desired.
- 8 strands of macrame cord 33-35 inches long
- optional: wood bead
- comb to brush fringe
- optional: yarn needle if using a bead
- Cut 8 strands of macrame cord 33-35 inches long and a hanging cord 18 inches long. Tie the hanging cord to our wood piece (or whatever you have chosen).
- Tie the 8 strands to the wood piece using a larks head knot. Fold cord in half, take the loop over the top of the wood piece, insert your fingers into the loop and pull the 2 strands through. Repeat for all 8 strands.
- Starting with the 4 left (or right) strands, create 4 square knots.
- In the next row, leave out the left two strands and make 3 square knots, then 2 then one like the photo.
- Once the square knots are done, take the strand on the far right side (lead cord) and create a half hitch knot going diagonally to the center.
- Do one row of half hitch knots from right to center and then another from left to center. Repeat for a 2nd time.
- Take the 4 lead cords and make a square knot to secure.
- Cut and comb fringe and add a wood bead if desired.