DIY Boho Macrame Wall Hanging with Tassels (Free Pattern!)

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Learn how to make a beautiful boho macrame piece to adorn your living room walls in today’s free step by step pattern and video tutorial!

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Lately I’ve been wanting to make more macrame wall hangings that don’t use up too much cord but still pack a big punch when it comes to style.

I mean, let’s be honest… stuff ain’t cheap right now.

You can make this beautiful macrame project with a fairly minimal amount of cord, and it’s an easy way to create some lovely home decor, or make a few of these and sell them for some extra cash!

finished boho macrame wall hanging with tassels

(Sell as many of the finished product as you like, and I’d love it if you’d mention where you got the pattern from 😉

Let’s talk about the basic macrame skills you’ll need for this simple project and what supplies I recommend.

Macrame Knots You’ll Need to Know

For this tassel wall hanging, you’ll need to know how to tie a few simple knots:

  • the lark’s head knot
  • double half hitch knots
  • square knot
  • Rya knot

I’ll walk you through how to tie them in the video tutorial down below.

If you want to get a little more detailed about each knot, be sure to check out my Basic Macrame Knots for Beginners post.

It has detailed, step by step instructions for all the basic knots, plus you can get my illustrated guide to the 5 most important macrame knots totally free!

basic macrame knots for beginners icon showing a woman tying a square knot on a macrame wall hanging

Where to Get Macrame Cord and Supplies

My two favorite places to get cotton cord for macrame are Niroma Studio and Ganxxet.

Both of them have very high quality cord and they have frequent sales so you can save a bundle!

Niroma Studio has big stock up bundles with multiple rolls of cord sometimes too.

My local craft store only sells tiny little rolls of cord, so I buy almost all of my cord from these two places online.

Sometimes I’ll get a little luckier at my local Hobby Lobby, but the Michael’s near me sells laughably small rolls of macrame rope.

Down below you’ll find a list of supplies and I’ll link to exactly where I got supplies for this project.

Check out this post where I share all of my favorite places to get macrame supplies in the US and some recommendations for other countries.

Alright, now that we covered all of that, let’s get started!

Supplies You’ll Need

  • 12″ wooden dowel (1/2″ in diameter)
  • 8 mm single strand cotton string in the following lengths
    • 6 pieces @ 105″ long
    • 10 pieces @ 22″ longNOTE: you might be able to get 2 of these pieces from the 2 of the working cords after you finish the diamonds. I was able to cut a 22″ section of the two longest cords at the end. So just cut 8 for now and see if you can do the same and save a little cord!
  • 5 mm single strand cotton string in the following lengths
    • 21 pieces @ 8″ longNOTE: You can use other diameter of cord for this part, because it’s for the tassels. If you have cord that’s a little larger or smaller, go ahead and use that, but if it’s smaller you might need to use a few more pieces per tassel, and if it’s larger you might need a few less
  • metal comb
  • sharp scissors
  • tape measure

Video Tutorial

Check out the step by step video tutorial for this free macrame wall hanging over on my YouTube channel, and be sure to subscribe!

Instructions

Step 1: Attach the main cords

Attach your 6 pieces of 105″ cord to the wooden dowel using lark’s head knots.

Position them so there are three on the left and three on the right.

attach the six pieces of cord to the dowel using larks head knots with three pieces on each side

Step 2: Make the first diamond

Starting on the left side of the dowel, grab the two center cords and cross the right over the left.

Use the cord in your left hand as the filler cord and the cord in your right hand as the first working cord.

Tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tie thre double half hitch knots going down and to the left

Use the third cord from the right as the filler cord and tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

top part of the first diamond completed

Use the far left cord as the filler cord and tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the right

Use the far right cord as the filler cord and tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

first diamond completed

The last knot will connect the bottom of the diamond.

Note: You’ll want to make the diamond sort of tilt toward the right. You can do that by making the filler cord going down and to the left at a lower angle than the filler cords going down and to the right.

Step 3: Making the other two diamonds on the left

Use the third cord from the left (the filler cord you were just using) to tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

Use the third cord from the right as the filler cord to tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Use the far left cord as the filler cord to tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Use the far right cord as the filler cord to tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

The last knot will connect the diamond.

first two diamonds completed

Repeat that process one more time so you have three diamonds all together on the left side.

three left diamonds completed

Step 4: Repeat the diamond pattern in reverse on the right side

For the right side diamond pattern, you’ll do the exact same steps you did on the left, but they’ll be mirrored.

So to begin, you’ll grab the two center cords and cross left over right.

Use the cord in your right hand as the filler cord and the cord in your left hand as the first working cord

Tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tie 3 double half hitch knots going down and to the right

Use the third cord from the left as the filler cord and tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left

Use the far right cord as the filler cord and tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left

Use the far left cord as the filler cord and tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the right

The last knot will connect the bottom of the diamond.

Note: This time you’ll want to make the diamonds tilt toward the left. You can do that by making the filler cord going down and to the right at a lower angle than the filler cords going down and to the left.

Step 5: Tie the remaining diamonds on the right side

Use the third cord from the right (the filler cord you were just using) to tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Use the third cord from the left as the filler cord to tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

Use the far right cord as the filler cord to tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

Use the far left cord as the filler cord to tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

The last knot will connect the diamond.

Repeat that process one more time so you have three diamonds all together on the right side.

Step 6: Connecting the two sides

To connect the two sides, grab the two right cords of the left side, and the two left cords of the right side (the center 4 cords) and tie a square knot.

tie a square knot in the center to connect the two sides

Then take the center two cords, cross left over right, and use the cord in your right hand as the filler cord to tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the right

Use the sixth cord from the left as the filler cord and tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left

Use the fourth cord from the right as the filler cord and tie two double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

Use the fourth cord from the left as the filler cord and tie three double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

finished center diamond

The last knot will connect the diamond.

Step 7: Adding fringe

Before we add the fringe, see if the two longest pieces of cord hanging at the bottom have an extra 22″ of length that you can use for fringe pieces.

The way I checked was I used the shortest piece of cord as the length for my fringe, so I measured from the bottom of that to the end of the two longest pieces. It measured 22″ so I cut that off and used it for two of my fringe pieces.

cut the pieces of fringe at the bottom to your desired length
Harvesting fringe pieces from the two long cords.

You’ll need an additional 8 pieces of 22″ fringe, so 10 all together.

Attach one piece of fringe to the top left loop on the left side with a larks head knot.

attach the first fringe piece to the top left loop with a larks head knot

Then attach two pieces of fringe to the next loop down on the left, and again on the loop beneath that.

all the side fringe added to the left side

These are the loops formed by the outer cords that are between the diamonds on the left most edge.

Repeat that on the right side in the same configuration.

Step 8: Making the tassels

Grab three of the 8″ long pieces of cord.

Line up the ends and thread them through the right center hole of one of the diamonds.

making a rya knot tassel

Then thread the left ends through the left center hole of the same diamond.

making a rya knot tassel

Even the ends up, and push the ends back through to the front in the bottom of the center hole.

pulling the ends through the center of the diamond to complete the rya knot

Pull the ends to even it all up and tighten the Rya knot.

Repeat that with each diamond.

finished rya knot tassels

Step 9: Finishing up

Brush out your tassels with your macrame comb.

brushing out the rya knot tassels

Trim them up however long you want. I went with two inches for each tassel and I used my tape measure to make sure they were all even.

trim the tassels to 2 inches long

Trim your outer fringe so it’s even. I went with 8″ long fringe, and again I used my tape measure so it was all the same length.

trim the fringe using a tape measure to keep them even

Now you can brush out the fringe if you want, or you can leave it the way it is.

I brushed out the ends of the fringe, and then decided to pull the strands apart a bit but not fully brush it out.

brush out the fringe if you want

Feel free to make the fringe longer or shorter if you want!.

Step 10: Adding a hanging loop

My favorite way to add a hanging cord to macrame wall hangings is with the constrictor knot.

Check out this tutorial to see exactly how to tie that super handy knot and add a nice, neat hanger!

Done!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY macrame wall hanging pattern! It’s a fun way to add some boho style to your living space.

If you make one of these, please share a pic over on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth so I can take a look. I love seeing all of your awesome creations!

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