Learn how to make this gorgeous boho Half Circle DIY Macrame wall hanging with a pop of color in this step by step tutorial!
One of my favorite things about macrame is that a few simple knots can turn into a beautiful piece of art.
In this half-circle macrame project, all you need to know is the double half hitch knot and the larks head and reverse larks head knot.
Are you having trouble getting the hang of the double half hitch (or clove hitch) knot? It can be a little tricky at first. Here’s a video tutorial that will help.
If you want your DIY macrame wall hanging to be one color, you can still follow the same instructions, but just use one color of rope.
Or you can add in two colors like I did on this version!
Experiment with different colors to get more of a boho look or whatever style you prefer.
This project is so quick and easy, you could make several different versions in different colors!
In the video, I’m using natural 4mm 3 strand twisted rope and 4mm single strand string in mustard. The mustard string is actually slightly smaller in diameter than the twisted rope, but it still worked fine.
For the pink and blue version, I used natural 3mm single strand cotton string and two colors of a bulky cotton yarn I had on hand. It looks a lot like single strand cotton string (but it’s softer).
I used the same technique for both sizes of rope/string. The only difference was I made the lengths of rope longer for the 4mm one. Besides that, it’s done the same way.
The supply list below is based on the version I made in the video. You can make one with 3mm string as well, but make your pieces of string a bit shorter unless you want super long fringe.
Although I haven’t tried it yet (still waiting on my thicker rope to arrive!), you most likely can do this with thicker rope as well, just make the ropes lengths longer.
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Supplies You’ll Need to Make This Semi-Circle DIY Macrame Wall Hanging
- 7 pieces of 94” 4mm natural cotton macrame rope (3 ply twisted or single strand will work, I used 3 ply)
- 6 pieces of 63” 3 or 4mm mustard cotton macrame string (or whatever color you prefer, this can be 3 ply twisted or single strand, I used 3mm single strand but it would probably be better if all of the rope was the same diameter. Its what I had on hand so I went with it.)
- Wooden dowel to hold your work (I believe mine is 3/4”)
- Sharp scissors
Semi-Circle DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Tutorial
Attach two of the long ropes to the dowel with a larks head knot.
Using the 2nd rope from the left as your filler rope (ignore the first rope), make two double half hitch knots to the right.
Attach the filler rope to the dowel with a larks head knot.
Attach another long rope to the dowel on the right side with a larks head knot.
Using the 2nd rope from the right as your filler rope, make two double half hitch knots to the left.
Add a piece of mustard rope to your filler rope with a cow hitch (reverse larks head) knot.
Pull the knot nice and tight, and then make two more double half hitch knots across to the left.
Attach the filler rope to the dowel with a larks head knot.
Add another long piece of rope with a larks head knot to the left side of the dowel.
Using the 2nd rope from the left as your filler cord, make four double half hitch knots to the right.
Add another piece of mustard rope onto the filler cord with a cow hitch knot. Then make four more double half hitch knots across to the right.
Secure the filler cord to the dowel with a larks head knot.
Repeat these steps for each row. You’ll add the extra pieces of mustard rope to the middle in each row.
I stopped after seven rows on this one, but on the pink and blue version, I continued for nine rows.
To get the two-color effect, I added a piece of pink string to the middle of rows 2-4 and a piece of blue string to the middle of rows 5-8.
Finishing Your DIY Wall Hanging
Once you’ve done as many rows as you want, you have to decide what you want to do with the fringe.
For the mustard/natural one, I left the fringe long and I decided it needed some more volume, so I tied another piece of string across the back and added more natural colored rope using a cow hitch knot.
Then I untwisted all of the twisted rope, but I didn’t brush it out.
I cut the fringe straight across the bottom.
On the pink and blue one, I cut the fringe following the curve of the half circle leaving about two inches of fringe. Then I brushed it out with a dog brush and gave it a million trims until it was pretty even (you wouldn’t want me to give you a haircut…lol).
If you used a long dowel (like I did), you’ll want to cut it down to size so you can hang your macrame wall art.
I usually wait until after I’ve completed my piece to trim my dowel because it’s easier to work with the long dowel on my rack.
To cut it down, I use a hacksaw and saw it off carefully and then sand the ends.
It’s pretty easy to cut through wooden dowels from the craft store with a hacksaw. Power tools would make it easier, but I didn’t feel like going to the garage and plugging in the saw.
To hang it on the wall, you’ll need to attach a piece of string to use as a hanger.
On the pink and blue one, I just tied double knots to hold the hanging string.
With the mustard/natural one, I used a constrictor knot and it looks a little neater.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and make your own half circle DIY macrame wall hanging ASAP!
If you make one like this, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth. I’d love to see it!
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