Hey friends! I am really excited to share with you this beginner friendly macrame tutorial! Skye just turned one, so out with the crib mobile and time for a little something different to hang above her crib. I thought a Boho Macrame Wall Hanging would be the perfect addition to her room! I am going to show you exactly how I made it and a step by step tutorial with pictures. This wall hanging would be gorgeous in any room in the house and is not limited to a little girls room! What are you waiting for? Lets get started!
The Knots I will be using are
Lark’s Head Knot
Left handed square knot
Attached is a great video tutorial on all of these knots. The first knot that he uses to attach the rope to the dowel is the Larks Head knot. In the video it just says “knot” so I wanted to clarify that for you!
You will need the following supplies
clothesline rope cording- I just grabbed some white clothesline rope from Walmart, but you can use any cording that you like. Hobby lobby, Joannes and Michaels all have cording as well. I am using white cotton rope in this tutorial but you can get a natural color cording as well. I will link a few options below. You will need about 800 FT I used 3/16″
wooden dowel or branch
Jute cord or any type of string to hang your dowel to the wall with.
Options for cording:
Hang your dowel on the wall.
Start out by cutting 12 pieces of rope, 2 body lengths. To measure two body lengths, simply put one end of the rope in your left hand and extend to the left. Grab the middle of the rope with your right hand and extend to the right. That is one body length, with your left hand, grab the end in your right hand and extend once more all the way to the left. That is two body lengths. Cut the rope.
NOTE: In my picture above I used one body length, but in hindsight I think two would have been better. I am suggesting you do that so your rope will hang longer. I used 400FT for my project so that is why I am advising you to purchase 800Ft so that your project will hang longer.
That’s a messy messy pile! Hopefully, you will be a little more organized than I was…..
Attach the ropes to the dowel using a Lark’s Head Knot
Square knot across like so
Take the middle four strands of rope and square knot. We will be creating a V shape so keep that in mind as you are working along.
Continue to the right and skip the next two pieces of rope and work a square knot in the next 4 pieces of rope.
Do the same for the other side
Take the two strands of rope from the square knot you just worked and the two strands of skipped yarn. Do another square knot with the four strands. Do the same for the other side.
Now take two strands from the know you just worked and the two strands of rope from the middle knot and work a square knot. do the same for the other side
Join the sides with a square knot to bring the pattern to a V shape.
With those four middle strands create a square knot.
Working with the neighboring square knot that has not been worked, grab the left strand of rope. This will be your lead cord. Work a Half- Hitch knot down the side. You will work every strand down the side of the V.
Do the same for the other side.
Skip two strands of rope and work a square knot like so
Continue working down the side using two strands from the previous square knot, until you have 3 on each side.
criss cross the rope cord from the Half-Hitch knot and square knot each side. This will bring the piece together. Finish off with one square knot in the middle.
Work this pattern 2 more times so you have a total of 3 V shapes. The piece should start to look like this minus where I started working the next step on the left side!
To bring the V shapes together we will now use a spiral knot. take the 2 strands of rope from the left V shape and two from the right V shape and work your spiral knot. You will work 2 spiral knots here. one in between the two V shapes. It will look like this. NOTE: Please knot each spiral 6 times.
It should look like this but please disregard the Half – Hitch knots below, we have not made it to that step yet!
Do the same for the other side
Take two more strands of rope and attach to the dowel on the left right using a Lark’s Head Knot. Work a square knot. Leaving a small 1/2 inch gap from the square knot at the top, work a spiral knot. 5 knots to be exact.
Do the same on the right side.
We will now bring everything together by using a half hitch knot on each V shape. For this your lead cord on the left will be the Spiral knot you just created and you will be using your two strands from the middle spiral knot from earlier. It will come together like this.
You will then add a square not to each point on the V to bring it together.
I really love this step because you can get really creative here! Cut two strands of rope. Using a regular double knot, tie it to the far left of the dowel. Drape the rope and tie it to the middle of the piece. Do the same for the other side. Taking a small strand of rope, lightly tie it to the middle so it drapes between the two strands you just created.
It should look like this
Using a series of Lark’s Head Knots, attach along the strands you created until you fill them up.
cut the bottom and clean up the ends.
Add greenery to the top or it is beautiful as is!
I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial! As always, feel free to email me with any questions!!! Thanks for stopping by!