This small macrame wall hanging pattern is easy enough for a beginner and will look awesome on your wall. Come check out this free macrame pattern and tutorial, it only takes a few basic knots!
Are you looking for a small macrame wall hanging pattern to try? This one is a great way to practice a few basic knots, plus it’ll look super cute once you’re done!
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The macrame knots you’ll use for this pattern are the lark’s head knot, square knot, diagonal double half hitch, and the Rya knot.
All of these are basic beginner knots, and if you don’t know them yet that’s totally OK. I can help you out!
Check out my Basic Macrame Knots for Beginners post where you’ll learn those knots (plus several more) and there’s a printable guide for the most important ones.
If you already knot the knots you’ll need, head on down the page and check out the supply list, video and tutorial below.
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Small Macrame Wall Hanging | Supply List
- 3 mm 3-strand twisted cotton rope
- 23 pieces @ 64″ long
- 10 pieces @ 13″ long (for tassel)
- 1 piece @ 30″ long (for hanger)
- 12″ long wooden dowel (1/4″ diameter)
- Sharp scissors
- Craft glue (to secure ends of hanger)
Small Macrame Wall Hanging | Tutorial
Step 1: Attach cords to the dowel
First, attach your cords to the dowel using lark’s head knots.
As you can see, I added one too many cords to mine, so just do 23 and you’ll be good. (I’ll notice and remove that extra one in the next step, my bad!)
Step 2: Tie the square knots
For the first row of square knots, you’ll want to skip the first two cords on the left.
Tie five square knots going across. Skip the next two cords (in the center) and tie five more square knots. You’ll also skip the last two cords on the right.
For the second row, you’ll skip four cords on the left, then tie four square knots. Skip six cords in the center, then tie four more square knots.
Continue this pattern as follows:
3rd row: skip 6, tie 3 square knots, skip 10, tie 3 square knots, skip 6
4th row: skip 8, tie 2 square knots, skip 14, tie 2 square knots, skip 8
5th row: skip 10, tie 1 square knot, skip 18, tie 1 square knot, skip 10
Step 3: Tie the diagonal double half hitch knots
Starting with the second cord on the left, tie a row of 10 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right.
Using the left cord of the two unused cords in the middle of your dowel as a filler cord, tie 11 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the left.
The last double half hitch will join the two sides of the triangle.
Repeat that for the second triangle (but it will be mirrored, so you start on the right).
When you do the last double half hitch on this side, be sure to use the left cord as the filler cord and the right cord as the working cord, so it’s the opposite of the first side. It’ll look like the picture above.
Using the left center cord as the filler cord, tie a row of 10 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right. Then tie a row of nine going down and to the left.
Under the row you just tied, use the left center cord as the filler cord and tie a row of eight diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right. Then tie a row of seven going down and to the left.
To complete the inner diamond shape, do a row of seven diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right. You’ll use the same filler cord as you used for the row above it.
Do the same thing on the other side of the diamond, but in the other direction. To connect the two sides, do one more double half hitch using the left cord as the filler cord (going down and to the right).
Now do the same thing with the outer diamond shape.
You’ll make nine diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right, then nine diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the left.
Then, connect them with one diagonal double half hitch going down and to the right.
Now for your last row of diagonal double half hitches!
Starting on the far left, make a row of 22 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right.
Repeat that starting on the far right side. Then tie one more diagonal double half hitch to join the two sides going down and two the right.
Step 4: Tie the Rya knot
We’re almost done!
Untwist the ten pieces of 13″ rope and separate out the strands. Hold them together in a bundle.
Your Rya knot will be wrapped around the six cords in the center of the diamond. Insert the left side of the bundle on the left of the six cords, and the right side of the bundle through on the right side of the six cords.
Even the two ends out (they’ll be sticking out the back right now), and push them both through the center of the diamond under the top part of the Rya knot.
Tighten the knot up evenly and trim off the excess fringe four or five inches down.
Step 5: Trim and untwist the fringe
Cut the fringe at the bottom of the wall hanging into a V shape. I just eyeballed it and tried to make it as even as possible.
At this point you can go around and untwist all the hanging pieces to make pretty, wavy fringe, or just leave it as is. It’s up to you!
You’ll probably end up trimming it several more times to make it perfect after that, I know I always do.
Step 6: Attach the hanger
I used a constrictor knot to attach the hanger. It looks really neat and stays nice and secure. Check out this video to see how to attach a hanger to your wall hanging with the constrictor knot!
I really hope you enjoyed this small macrame wall hanging tutorial!
If you make one of these, please share a pic over on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth so I can see. I love seeing your creations, it makes my day!
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Adorable Small Macrame Wall Hanging (DIY) | Simple Free Pattern!
Crystal Martin is the crafty lady behind Marching North. She loves sharing easy to follow tutorials and patterns for macrame, crochet, punch needle, and pretty much anything else involving yarn or textiles.
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3 thoughts on “Adorable Small Macrame Wall Hanging (DIY) | Simple Free Pattern!”
Thank you for a project a newbie can do. Your directions are to the point, and easy to understand. Thank you also for writing out the pattern. 👏❤️
I love your website! I did macrame in the early 80’s & gearing up to try again. If I have 4mm rope & try a pattern for 3mm rope will my lengths of cut rope change?
Awesome! Yes, you’ll need to cut your cords a bit longer than if you used 3 mm rope. Thanks for stopping by!