FINISHED LENGTH: approx 4 1/2 ft, from top of ring to bottom tail. Will hold up to a 9″ diameter basket, container or bowl.
- 50 yards gray 6mm braided macrame cord
- 1 – 2″ welded ring (treated, not raw metal)
- 4 large hole gray marbella beads
- 16 smaller gray marbella beads for tail cords
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Step 1: Cut 8 cords 6 yards each and 2 cords 1 yard each.
Step 2: Use a 1 yard cord to completely cover the 2″ welded ring with continuous Larkshead Knots (or half hitches).
Step 3: Fold the 6 yard cords in half through the covered ring and use a 1 yard cord to tie a 1 1/2″ Wrap Knot over all cords, hiding the ends from Step 2. (I use a push tool to hide the cut cord ends after tying the wrap knot. See photo.)
Step 4: Divide the cords into 4 groups of 4 cords each and tie 2″ of Crown Knots. Pull each cord tight and smooth. (Tip: Put your work between your knees.) Go here for additional instructions on how to make crown knots. http://thisyearsdozen.wordpress.com/2009/05/27/how-to-tie-a-crown-knot/
Step 5: Using the same groups of 4 cords, complete the following with each group:
- Tie 9″ of square knots.
- Tie 3″ of half knot twists.
- Add a large hole bead over ALL cords in each group of 4 cords. Tie 3″ of half knot twists, using the 2 longest cords as tie cords.
- Tie 5″ of square knots.
Step 6: Drop down 4″ and connect all sinnets with a row of alternating square knots.
Step 7: Drop down 3 1/2″ and tie 2 rows of alternating square knots. Use the 2 longest cords to tie 1 square knot over all cords. (Note: I ended mine with a wrap knot since I had extra cord. If you purchased just 50 yards, you won’t.)
Step 8: Add one smaller bead to each cord end. Tie an overhand knot in each cord and trim all cords just below the overhand knot.
Finish off: Burn cord ends slightly to keep cord from fraying. Hold fire to cord a nanosecond to melt cord, not scorch it.
If you would like a longer macrame plant hanger with more detail, go here for the pattern. Thanks!!