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How to make a plant hanger with cord – a macrame plant hanger step by step

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How to make a plant hanger with cord – a macrame plant hanger step by step

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How to make a plant hanger with cord – a macrame plant hanger step by step

Designed by: Aneta Malisz

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Macramé decorations make our interiors look so modern and cosy, it’s not surprising that you like tapestries, feathers, plant hangers and other knotted things so much. What if someone showed you how to make a plant hanger using cord? Aneta, our new and gifted friend has taken on this challenge and she is going to show you how to make a macramé plant hanger. Make some time to relax and create a lovely home decoration. 

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This cord is perfect to make a plant hanger, trust me :)

Aneta will show you the exact way to make a plant hanger, but you can change and modify it to the way you like it. Don’t be afraid of knotted experiments!

Let’s knot!

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To start, cut 10 x 230-250cm length cord. The length depends on the length of the hanger’s “tail” you want to have at the end.

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We also need a stick which our plant hanger will be hung on.

The length of the stick depends on whether you decide to add some additional knots to your hanger or place more than one hanger on the stick. However, it cannot be shorter than 16cm. It’s convenient to hang the stick on something stable. I hang my stick on hooks and a mobile coat rack. If everything is prepared – let’s start.

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We start from attaching the cords to the stick. Lark’s head knot is commonly used to do that. You need to fold your cord in half, place a loop above the stick and fish the ends of the cord through that loop.

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Repeat that with all of the pieces of cord to make the hanger’s base. Pull the knots gently.

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Start knotting from one of the most important macramé knots – a square knot. We use 4 nearest cords. Two central cords are the middle filler cords, two outside cords are the working cords. Take the right working cord and move it to the left under the middle filler cords

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Place the cord on the left working cord…

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… now on the right side of the middle filler cords there is a loop – put the left working cord through the loop.  

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Now you need to pull both working cords to tighten, keeping the filler cords straight.

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The working cords have to switch places now – take the left working cord and move it to the right under the middle filler cords and above the right working cord. Put the right working cord through the loop and tighten the cords

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Repeat that 5 times to have a row of 5 square knots.

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We’re going to make 4 square knots in the following row, because we’re going to skip two outside cords. The filler cords from the previous row are now the working cords, and vice versa.

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We make knots the same way in the next row. The cords swap places, but we start from the cords that weren’t used in the previous row.

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Knot this way until you have reached the desirable length. I made 10 rows. I added two knots at the bottom of my work to make it look more attractive.

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Now to the more difficult part of our work – the part we will put our pot inside. The size of this part depends on the size of the pot we want to put in it so we need to check many times if everything fits while knotting. We will start from the first square knot of the central cords. We’re going to work the same way as previously, but the knot needs to be placed about 5 cm lower than the previous ones.

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Make 2 following knots about 2 cm lower.

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The next step is to make another square knot, but this time two outside cords are the filler cords and the working cords are the cords placed near them – not the other way because everything needs to look nicely.

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It’s good to regulate the place of this knot by fitting the pot while working.

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If the central knot is placed correctly, we can make the following ones. Take two right cords coming out of the central knot and two cords placed at the back of our work – behind those that were used to make the previous knot.

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Do the same on the opposite side.

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Go back to the right side of your work and work the similar way. Take two outside cords of the previous knot and the next two from the back.

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And surprise! Do the same on the left side J.

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To the next stage. It’s good to turn your work to have a convenient access to the back part. Take two outside cords of the knots make at the front part of the hanger and two outside cords of the knots made at the back part and tie a knot the same way as previously.

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Do the same on the opposite side. As you have done this, turn your work again.

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Take the cords of two previous knots to make another one placed just under the 1st central front knot.

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I recommend to fit the pot in while working.

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The last part of the hanger is to make „a tail” under the pot. Take the cords at the appropriate  height so that the pot will look nicely when put inside the “basket”. Use another cord to tie. Take the length you need – it depends on how many times you want to wrap the cord around the “tail”. Put on a part of the cord to the cords you’re holding, make a loop and wrap everything with the rest of the cord from the bottom to the top.

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It you decide you have wrapped the cord around enough, put the end through the loop you made at the beginning.

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Now, pull the opposite end of the wrapping cord so that the loop hides under the wrapping cord.

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If there is a part that doesn’t hide – just cut it.

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All you need to do now is put a pot with your favourite flower inside and cut the “tail” cords at the appropriate height.

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As I mentioned at the beginning, the length of the stick depends on the final effect we want to have. The plant hanger I’ve just made is the central part of a project.

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How did Anita do? We think she did exceptionally! Thanks to her you know now how to make a plant hanger of a cord. We hope you will share your works on our Facebook Page because we have no doubts that a myriad of wonderful plant hangers will be made. Start your works of art today!

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