Macrame Patterns | Basic Plant Hanger

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Here’s another free macrame pattern for you today. Macrame Plant Hangers are in many ways the mainstay of Macrame.  In the 70’s the macrame craze was really focused on the plant hangers.Here is a basic pattern to start with, but if you have been at the craft for a while, feel free to improvise and mix and match from a few different patterns, most of the time this work out well.  If you’d like to share your pattern with our readers, please send it in. We’d love to feature the work of our readers!

Basic Plant Hanger:


1. 45yds 6mm Braided Polypropylene Cord. (Craft Cord)

2. One 2 ¼ in metal ring.


1.  Cut:

4 cords – 7 yards long. (Red)

4 cords – 3 yards long. (White)

2 cord – 1 yard long. (Red)

2. Use a scrape piece of macrame cord to tie the center of all eight cords together.

3. Center the eight cords over the ring, and tie a wrapping knot for 3in.

4. Separate into groups 2long and 2short cords each. You now have four groups of four cords each group.

5. Take group one and tie a square knot close to the wrap, using 2 long knotting cords and two short filler cords. Continue to tie a square knot sinnet for 16in.

6. Repeat for the other groups of cords.

7. Drop down 5in and tie a row of alternating square knots, to connect the sinnets and begin the basket.

8. Drop down 2in and tie another row of alternating square knots.

9. Tie a third row of alternating square knots up close to the last row to close the basket.

10. Cut a wrapping cord 1yd long. Gather all tail cords together directly under the last row of alternating square knots. Tie a 1in gathering wrap. Trim and wrap up close and fuse. Trim tail cords to length. Fuse ends to prevent unraveling.

11. Hang your new macrame plant hanger and add a plant.

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