Create Your Own Double Plant Hanger: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Are you looking to spruce up your home with some greenery? Why not try making a stunning double plant hanger that can hold two pots at once? In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating your very own macrame plant hanger using a free pattern. Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial and video to bring some natural beauty into your home!

Macrame Knots to Master

Before we dive into the project, let’s familiarize ourselves with a few basic macrame knots. For this pattern, you will primarily need to know the half knot (or spiral knot), the square knot, and the wrapping knot. If you’re new to macrame, our “Basic Knots for Macrame Beginners” post is a great resource to get you started.

Let’s Get Started!

To add a touch of visual interest to your plant hanger, consider using a different color of cord for the wrapping knots. This will give your creation a unique flair. Additionally, you can incorporate wooden beads between some of the half knots for added charm.

We will be using a no ring method for this project, eliminating the need for wooden or metal rings to start. This technique ensures a strong and sturdy plant hanger that will stand the test of time. You can adjust the size of the pots you use, ranging from 4 inches to 10 inches in diameter.

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Spider plants and pothos plants are excellent choices for these macrame hangers. You can opt for smaller plants or go for longer, vining varieties. Feel free to experiment with different combinations, such as placing a small pot on the top tier and a large pot on the bottom tier. You can even use a large mason jar to hold cut flowers for a unique twist!

If you wish to use a pot larger than 10 inches across, you may need to space the knots out further and lengthen the cords accordingly. It’s always a good idea to do a test fit before finalizing your project.

More Macrame Plant Hangers

If you’re eager for more macrame inspiration, we have some additional plant hanger tutorials for you to explore:

  • Super Cute Air Plants Hanger (Pattern & Video)
  • Fringy Beginner Plant Hanger (Pattern & Video)
  • Mini Macrame Plant Hanger (Pattern & Video)

Supplies You’ll Need

Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s gather the necessary supplies:

  • 3 mm 2 ply twisted cotton rope in the following lengths:
    • 6 pieces @ 188″ long (inner cords)
    • 2 pieces @ 212″ long (outer cords)
    • 3 pieces @ 24″ long (wrapping knots – optional: use a different color of cord for these, such as 3 mm single strand cotton in gold)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Tape
  • Plants!

Tutorial Video

For a visual guide, be sure to check out our video tutorial on YouTube. Subscribe to Marching North for even more creative ideas!

Step 1: Making the Hanging Loop

Let’s start by creating the hanging loop for your plant hanger:

  1. Take the eight pieces of cord and line up one end of each. You will have six 188″ pieces in the center and one 212″ piece on each side.
  2. Fold the cords in half to find the center of the shorter cords. Hold onto the center point with one hand and lay it on your workspace.
  3. Use a tape measure or ruler to line up the 3-inch mark with the center point you marked with your hand.
  4. Place a piece of tape at the top of the ruler, 3 inches away from the center point, to secure the cords in place.
  5. Starting from the piece of tape, tie 15 square knots using the two longer outer cords as the working cords. These knots should surround all the center cords.
  6. Once you’ve completed the square knots, remove the tape. Fold the cords over so that the square knot section forms a loop.
  7. Take one of the 24-inch pieces of cord and tie a wrapping knot at the base of the loop.
  8. Trim off any excess cord and hang the loop up on a rack or wherever you’ll be working from.
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Step 2: Making the Arms of the Top Plant Hanger

Now, let’s move on to creating the arms for the top plant hanger:

  1. Separate the cords into four sections, with four cords in each section.
  2. Take one section and tie 22 spiral half knots.
  3. Repeat this process with the remaining sections.
  4. Measure 5″ down on one of the arms.
  5. Switch the inner cords to the outside, then tie 8 square knots, leaving a 5″ space between this section and the spiral section.
  6. Repeat this step with the other arms.

Step 3: Making the Basket of the Top Plant Hanger

Next, let’s create the basket for the top plant hanger:

  1. Measure 5″ down from the square knot section.
  2. Take two adjacent arms and grab the right two cords of the left arm and the left two cords of the right arm.
  3. Tie a square knot at the 5″ mark using these cords to connect the two arms.
  4. Repeat this process to connect all the other arms.
  5. Measure down 3″ from the last row and tie another row of alternating square knots.
  6. Leave a 3″ space, then tie a wrapping knot using another 24″ piece of cord.

Step 4: Repeat!

For the second plant holder basket, you’ll repeat steps 2 and 3 in the same manner. Once you finish the final knot, trim any excess cord underneath. You can leave long fringe or trim it shorter, but make sure to leave at least 5 inches to keep the bottom wrapping knot secure.

You’re Done!

Congratulations! You’ve successfully created your very own double macrame plant hanger. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it easy to follow. These hangers also make wonderful gifts for plant lovers you may know. The simple design complements various home decor styles seamlessly.

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If you’ve completed this project, we’d love to see your beautiful macrame hangers. Share a picture on Instagram and tag us @marchingnorth so we can admire your creativity!

Related Posts

For more macrame inspiration and tutorials, check out our other article, “How to Make a Double Macrame Plant Hanger (Tutorial & Video!)”.

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