DIY Macrame Towel Hanger (Free Pattern & Video!)

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Learn how to make a handy macrame towel hanger in this free macrame pattern with step-by-step instructions and video!

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If you’re like me, you can never have enough kitchen towels when you’re cooking or baking. Especially if you have a small kitchen and not a lot of counter space (also like me…)

This macrame kitchen towel holder will free up your counter space and look great at the same time. It’s a great way to add a little extra boho vibe to your decor without going overboard.

Depending on the size of wooden ring that you use, you can hang a tea towel or a thicker terry cloth towel with this hanger.

I’ll give you specific size recommendations down below in the supply list so you can customize it for your needs.

This project would make a perfect gift and is a great accessory for anyone who loves boho style and practical gifts!

Macrame Knots You’ll Need to Know

For this hand towel hanger, you’ll need to know how to tie the following macrame knots:

  • lark’s head knot
  • double half hitch knot
  • wrapping knot (sometimes called gathering knot)

If you don’t know those basic knots, that’s OK! I have a beginner macrame knot tutorial that will teach you all of those, plus several other knots like the square knot, spiral knot and more.

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

Here is a step by step video that slowly shows how to do the double half hitch knot, which we’ll be doing a lot of in this pattern.

Also, be sure to check out our awesome macrame Facebook group, Macrame for Beginners and Beyond with Marching North!

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If you’re new to macrame or if you’ve been knotting for a while, connecting with other macrame lovers is always a great idea!

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Supplies You’ll Need

Macrame Towel Holder Tutorial

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Step 1: Attach cords to wooden ring

Grab your 5 pieces of cord that are 96″ long and one of your wooden rings. Take one of the cords, fold it in half and attach it to the bottom of the ring with a lark’s head knot.

first cord attached to one wooden ring with a lark's head knot

Repeat that with the rest of the cords.

It’s a good idea to tape or secure your wooden ring down to your desk so it’s easier to work.

getting ready to tie the first double half hitch knot

Step 2: Tie double half hitch knots – first pattern repeat

Lay all the cords out straight. Take the two center cords and cross the left over the right.

cross the left center cord over the right center cord

Use the cord you crossed over as the filler cord and tie 5 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tying the first row of double half hitch knots

Take the 5th cord from the left, and use it as the filler cord to tie 4 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tying the first row of double half hitch knots

Use the 5th cord from the right as the filler cord to tie 3 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tying double half hitch knots

Use the 5th cord from the left as the filler cord to tie 3 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tying double half hitch knots

Grab the 5th cord from the right and use it as the filler cord to tie 2 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tying double half hitch knots

Use the 5th cord from the left as the filler cord to tie 2 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tying double half hitch knots

Use the 5th cord from the right as the filler cord to tie 1 double half hitch knot going down and to the right.

Use the 5th cord from the left as the filler cord to tie 1 double half hitch knot going down and to the left.

tying double half hitch knots

Now we’ve finished one pattern repeat for the diamond pattern we’re using.

You’ll just repeat that process 5 more times.

Step 3: Continue with that same pattern – 5 repeats total

To start the next diamond shape, you’ll cross the center cords with the left over the right, and continue tying the double half hitch knots just like before.

tying double half hitch knots

When you get 5 diamonds finished, cross the center cords RIGHT OVER LEFT and tie one last double half hitch knot going down and to the left.

tying the last double half hitch knot

Now all the diamonds are complete.

finished diamonds on macrame towel holder

Step 4: Attach second ring

Thread the second wooden ring onto the ends of your cords.

sliding the wooden ring onto the ends of the cords

We’re going to tie a wrapping knot to secure this end, so leave about 2 inches of space between the ring and the bottom row of knots you just tied.

Fold the cords up to the back of the towel hanger.

fold the cords up to tie the wrapping knot

Flip the whole thing over, and grab your piece of 20 inch long cord for the wrapping knot.

tying the wrapping knot

Tie the wrapping knot, doing at least 4 or 5 wraps.

See my wrapping knot tutorial here.

tying the wrapping knot

Before you trim the excess cord, pull on each of the main working cords so everything lays nice and neat.

pulling the ends of the cords to remove any slack

Step 5: Trim excess cord

Use your sharp scissors to carefully cut the excess cords down close to the wrapping knot.

cut the excess cord

Since its on the back, you don’t have to worry about tucking them under, you won’t be able to see them from the front.

Done!

finished macrame towel holder with white and blue tea towel inside

I hope you enjoyed this macrame towel holder pattern!

finished macrame towel holder with white and blue tea towel inside

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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DIY Macrame Towel Hanger (Free Pattern & Video!)

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