Beginner Wall Plant Hanger Pattern
by Maly Vang
This beginner friendly wall plant hanger pattern is perfect for anyone new to macramé and/or interested in picking up a new hobby.
Skill Level: Beginner
Knots You'll Need to Know:
- Lark's Head Knot
- Square Knot
- Diagonal Clove Hitch Knot (aka Double Half Hitch Knot)
- Gathering Knot
- Overhand Knot
9" to 10" Driftwood (or Dowel, Rod, Stick)
- 72" of 5mm 3-ply rope x 8 pieces
- 30" of 5mm 3-ply rope x 2 pieces
- Tape Measure or Ruler, Tape and Scissors (for cutting rope)
- Cut eight 72" strands of 5mm rope. To prevent the rope from unravelling as you work, tape the rope where you plan to make a cut, then cut the middle of the taped section so that both ends are sealed.
- Take one end of one 72" cut piece of rope and line it up with the other end. Take the folded end and mount the cord onto the driftwood using a Lark's Head Knot. Do the same thing for the remaining seven cut pieces of rope.
- There should be 16 strands of rope hanging from the driftwood. Let's number the strands 1-16 starting from the left. You'll want to renumber each stand 1-16 as you create each new row of knots.
- First Row: Using the strands in positions 1-4, create a Square Knot. Repeat for: 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16.
- Second Row: Using the strands in positions 3-6, create a Square Knot. Repeat for: 7-10 and 11-14.
- Third Row: Using the strands in positions 5-8, create a Square Knot. Repeat for 9-12.
- Fourth Row: Using the strands in positions 7-10, create a Square Knot. You should now see an inverted triangle design.
- The strand in position 1 becomes a "filler" cord that we'll use to make Diagonal Clove Hitch Knots from left to right. Position strand 1 in a right downward angle along the edge of the Square Knots. Create Diagonal Clove Hitch Knots using strands 2 to 8 as your "working" cords.
- Repeat on the opposite side. Position strand 16, the filler cord, in a left downward angle and create Diagonal Clove Hitch Knots using strands 15 to 8 as your working cords.
- To create the pocket of the plant hanger where the pot will go, create a Square Knot using strands 1, 2, 15 and 16. Strands 1 and 16 should be the two inner cords and 2 and 15 are the working cords. The top of the Square Knot should be positioned five inches below the bottom of your inverted triangle design.
- Take strands 3 and 4 that are still hanging and bring them forward to make a Square Knot with the two left cords from the Square Knot you made in Step 10. Strand 3 is the inner core and strand 4 is the working cord - this is to ensure that the pocket or pouch for the pot doesn't have cords that are crossing each other when the plant hanger is finished.
- Take strands 13 and 14 that are still hanging and bring them forward to make a Square Knot with the two right cords from the Square Knot you made in Step 10. Strand 14 is the inner core and strand 13 is the working cord.
- Looking at just the two Square Knots you made in Steps 11 and 12, take the inner four cords and create a final Square Knot.
- Turn the plant hanger around so that the back is facing you. Bunch up all of the hanging strands so that you're holding them in one hand. Take one of the 30" cut pieces of rope and wrap it around all of the strands using a Gathering Knot. Wrap it at least 5-6 times around. Once the knot is secured, cut off the ends and gently tuck the cut ends in so that they're not sticking out.
- To create the hanger, take the other 30" cut piece of rope and tie two Overhand Knots on each end of the driftwood. Cut off any excess rope but leave about one inch of rope on each end.
- Cut off all the taped ends and trim the fringe as desired. Unravel the rope for a wavy fringe or leave it as is. The rope will unravel over time if the plant hanger is moved from location to location. To prevent this, you can add a dab of glue to the ends.
Enjoy! If you make this pattern, please tag me at @malymade on Instagram so that I can see your handmade creation.