Macrame, a centuries-old craft, has made a remarkable comeback in recent years. With its simple knots and cords, macrame plant hangers offer an enjoyable and easy way to enhance any room. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced macrame artist, this article will introduce you to a variety of free macrame plant hanger patterns that will help you create stunning indoor displays of greenery and add life to your decor.
- Embrace the Art of Macrame
- Unveiling Macrame’s Basic Techniques
- Essential Supplies for Macrame Plant Hanger Patterns
- Dive Deeper into the World of Macrame
- What’s Next?
- Join the Facebook Group for Support
Embrace the Art of Macrame
Macrame is a beautiful and relaxing textile craft that anyone can enjoy. By incorporating live greenery into your macrame projects, you can create captivating displays of indoor plants that breathe life into your space. While macrame plant hangers may appear intricate, even beginners can create stunning pieces with the right supplies and a few simple knots. In fact, most plant hangers are crafted using straightforward patterns that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their previous macrame experience.
Below, you’ll find a selection of our favorite free macrame plant hanger patterns, ranging from designs with only a couple of knots to more advanced creations. Discover easy plant hangers, air plant hangers, wall-style macrame, as well as hanging pods or wall baskets that will add a touch of elegance to any room.
Unveiling Macrame’s Basic Techniques
Embarking on your macrame journey is a breeze. If you’ve ever made friendship bracelets before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the similarities in technique (hint: both involve lots of knots!). Let’s explore a few fundamental techniques that will quickly become second nature as you dive into macrame:
To begin your macrame plant hanger, you’ll need a sturdy ring or loop to anchor your work. To ensure stability while you knot, you can hang it over the top of a door if you prefer to stand, or secure it around a table leg, door knob, or hard surface using masking tape.
Measuring and Cutting the Cord
Before you start knotting, take the time to measure and cut your cord according to your project’s instructions. Each project will specify the number of cords required and their respective lengths. Accurate measurements are crucial, so don’t rush through this step—it will pay off in the end!
Mastering Common Macrame Knots
Macrame offers a wide array of knots, some of which are more prevalent than others. Check out my How to Macrame post for visual instructions on each knot. Here are a few essential ones to get you started:
- Lark’s head knot
- Vertical lark’s head knot
- Half square knot
- Square knot
- Half knot spiral
- Half hitch
Hanging the Planter
Once you’ve completed your knots, it’s time to hang your planter. Macrame plant hangers can be suspended from the ceiling using a ceiling hook or mounted on the wall with a wall-mounted plant hook. Before hanging, ensure you find a ceiling joist or wall stud for proper support. If one isn’t available, you can use a toggle screw anchor as an alternative.
Essential Supplies for Macrame Plant Hanger Patterns
To bring your macrame vision to life, gather the following supplies:
- Macrame cord: Cotton twine or rope is the most common choice, but don’t be afraid to experiment with materials like hemp rope, jute, or nylon paracord.
- Plant pot: Most macrame patterns are easily adjustable to different pot sizes, so feel free to use your preferred size.
- Wooden or metal rings
- Measuring tape
Selecting the Ideal Cord for Your Plant Hanger
Macrame plant hangers thrive when crafted with cotton rope. A 4mm, 4-ply cotton cord offers the perfect balance of flexibility and durability to support plants. It’s easy to work with, and unlike other materials, it won’t stretch out over time. You can find macrame cotton rope online or at most craft stores.
Other materials suitable for plant hangers include hemp or jute, paracord, and even yarn. If you choose yarn, opt for cotton as it provides strength and stability with minimal stretch. Keep in mind that yarn plant hangers are better suited for lighter plants.
Estimating Cord Length
The amount of cord required for a macrame plant hanger varies depending on its size. Larger holders may require up to 80 feet or more, while smaller options or air plant holders can be made with as little as 25 feet.
Ideal Plants for Macrame Plant Hanger Patterns
Consider these low-maintenance plants that thrive in hanging planters:
- Golden Pothos
- Devil’s Ivy
- English Ivy
- Heartleaf Philodendron
- Marble Queen
- String of Pearls
- String of Hearts
- Boston Fern
Dive Deeper into the World of Macrame
If you’re hungry for more macrame inspiration, check out these additional resources:
- 25 Free Macrame Patterns for All Skill Levels
- 20+ Free Macrame Wall Hanging Patterns and Tutorials
- How to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger: Easy DIY Tutorial
- How to Macrame: Get Started with this Easy Beginner’s Guide
- 17 Basic Macrame Knots: Step-by-Step Instructions
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