Learn how to make a simple handmade macrame plant hanger using basic knots in this step by step tutorial and video!
Spring is in the air, and if you’re a plant lover it’s the perfect time to start making macrame plant hangers.
It may not be quite warm enough to start digging in the garden, but you can still get more greenery in your home after the cold winter months.
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This spiral plant hanger uses a few simple knots and cotton rope. All the knots are beginner friendly, so even if this is your first macrame project, you can do this!
The spiral knot (sometimes called the spiral square knot) is made by tying a half knot over and over in the same direction. It naturally begins to twist around in a spiral, pretty cool, right?
It takes this project from being an average plant hanger to something really fun and beautiful!
Here’s a picture of the finished plant hanger being held by my hubby (no, that’s not my arm, lol).
Besides that, we’ll be using square knots and a couple of wrapping knots.
You can find out more about those beginner macrame knots and several others in my Basic Macrame Knots for Beginners post.
If you want to, you can add some large wooden beads to the arms of the hanger, but I didn’t in this tutorial. Feel free to make it your own!
A 5″ plant pot fits perfectly in this easy macrame plant hanger, but it should also work with 4″ – 6″ and maybe even larger.
It’s always a good idea to do a test fit before you do the last wrapping knot, and you can adjust the knot spacing of the basket section to fit your pot better if need be.
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SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED
- 3mm macrame rope (mine was 2 ply) in the following lengths:
- 6 pieces @ 140″ long (inside cords)
- 2 pieces @ 170″ long (outside cords)
- 2 pieces @ 24″ long (wrapping knots)
- 2″ wooden ring (these ones are the only ones I trust NOT to break!)
- sharp scissors
- a potted plant in about a 5″ pot (can be a bit smaller or bigger)
How to Make a Spiral Macrame Plant Hanger
Step 1: Attach the cords to the wooden ring
Thread the 8 cords evenly through the wooden ring. Make sure you have the two long cords on the left and the right and all the shorter cords in the center.
Step 2: Tie the spiral knots
You’ll tie the spiral knots holding 2 long cords on the left as one cord and the two long cords on the right as the other cord.
Hold the left cords in front of the center cords in the shape of a number 4.
Bring the right cords up under the left cords and behind the center cords. Bring the ends through the loop on the left.
Pull both cords to tighten up the knot.
Now repeat that until you have 25 spiral knots all together.
Step 3: Tie the first wrapping knot
Take one of the 24 inch pieces of cotton cord and hold it against the other cords in a U shape, with the short end sticking up on the left.
Wrap the long end of the cord around about 6 times. Then thread the end you’ve been wrapping with through the loop that’s sticking out on the bottom of the wraps.
Pull the top cord that’s sticking up and bring the loop up about halfway under the wraps.
Cut off the 2 excess pieces of cord from the wrapping knot. Poke any excess cord up under the wraps with the end of your scissors.
Step 4: Make the plant basket
Measure down about 12 inches from the bottom of the wrapping knot.
Now we’re going to tie four square knots to make the top of the plant basket area. Grab 4 cords that are close together and tie a square knot at the 12 inch mark.
Continue tying square knots around until you have 4. Make sure they’re even so your plant hanger isn’t crooked!
Measure down about 3 inches and tie a square knot between two of the square knots from the previous row.
Repeat that around tying 4 alternating square knots all together.
Before you make the wrapping knot, you might want to test out the basket with your plant pot and make sure it looks right. You can always change the spacing between the knots a bit if it’ll better suit the size of the pot you’re planning to use.
Step 5: Make the last wrapping knot
Grab the second pieces of 24 inch macrame cord and tie one last wrapping knot about 3 inches down from the last row of square knots.
Step 6: Cut the fringe and you’re done!
Cut the fringe about 5 or 6 inches from the bottom of the wrapping knot, and either untwist the rope or leave it the way it is.
Your simple macramé plant hanger is done!
I untwisted the fringe on mine. Don’t you just love how wavy it is?!
I hope you enjoyed this fun spiral macrame plant hanger pattern!
If you make one 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, it really makes my day!
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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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