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Macramé Hanging Basket - Step by Step Home Décor Tutorial

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Macramé Hanging Basket - Step by Step Home Décor Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Macramé hanging baskets have been a hit in recent months. Who would have thought that technical classes are useful to us after so many years. Did you learn to braid strings at school? If not, then nothing is lost. In this post, Monika will show you how to make a simple hanging basket with cords. Strings in hand and let's go!

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

  • 3mm Cord - Approx. 36 meters. I have used a skein of 3mm YarnArt Macrame Braided Cord, but you can use Macramé Cord or Coated Twine to make a hanging basket in any thickness you like.
  • Scissors
  • Metal Ring - my husband gave me a bag of small rings, which he bought in a construction yard. 
  • Also think where you will tie the knots well. My favourite thing is to hang the ring on the door handle of the studio door and plot comfortably while sitting on a small chair. You can hang it on a hook or on a bar for a clothes hanger. 

Remember - our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own cords and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream hanging basket..

Designed by Monika Wojdyla - May 0021

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We cut 8 pieces of cord 4 meters long and two cords of about 0.5 meters to one meter - it all depends on what you want to have a large weave at the beginning. 

We put the ends of the cords through the circle so that they are in the middle of the cord sections - i.e. we have circles on each side of the cord with 2 meters of cord. 

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We hang the ring in a place where we can comfortably weave.

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Now we take one of the shorter cords that we cut at the beginning and we will wrap the cords  that hang on the circle. For this purpose, we apply a shorter cord as shown in the photo.

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We wrap the piece with the longer end of the cord, tightening it tightly. We start from right to left. 

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The string with which we wrapped the piece is put into the loop we created at the beginning.

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And we pull hard on the cord that sticks out at the top (marked with "X") so that the loop enters the cords. We tighten, grabbing both ends of the braid and cut off the ends. 

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We will now weave with a right-hand spiral knot.
We take 4 cords as in the photo.

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Put the left string on the middle two, and put the right cord on the one on the left. Fortunately, in this course, photos will tell you more than words. 

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Put the right cord (X) (going under all the cords) to the loop made by the left cord.

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We draw.

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We make the second knot. Same as the first. We will do the work on one side all the time.

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We will make such knots until we get the length that suits us. For me it is 13 cm.

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We take the next 4 cords and weave the same - right-hand spiral knots.

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We already have 2 arms of the flowerbed. Remember that they must be of the same length.

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We take the next 4 cords and weave just like the previous ones.

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We have 3 arms.

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And we weave the last arm of the hanging basket from the remaining 4 cords. We have 4 arms of equal length.

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Now it's time for the rest of the hanging basket. We're going to do a flat knot. We take one arm of the hanging basket. 

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We put the left cord on the right side, and the right cord on the left side. ( HERE I also showed how to make a flat knot) Except that we leave some space between the previous twisted sequence. For me it is 7cm. The photos below show it more precisely. 

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Put the cord on the right (X) from the bottom into the loop on the left side.

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Now turn the cord on the right side to the left and put the cord on the left side up.

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Now put the cord on the left (X) from the bottom into the loop.

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We do this until we get the appropriate length for us is 12 cm. 

Remember, however, that when making a simple flower bed from a cord, but with more knots - you will also need more cord. 

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We braid all the arms the same, remembering that the distances and lengths in all parts should be the same.

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Now we are going to make a basket. You can prepare a pot for measuring. We take two arms of the hanging basket. And we will braid the cords marked with "X" together. 

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For my 13 cm pot, I will connect these arms 6 cm lower. So the flat knot will be less than 6 cm from the shoulders. But here it is best to stick the pot between the strings and see what distance is best for you.

We connect the arms with the flat knot we wove earlier.

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We have two arms connected. On the right side we have two loose cords. We choose two more from the next arm and connect as we did now - with a flat knot. Remember that the knots should be at the same height. 

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We connect the arms in the same way.

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We put the pot and check where we want the next row of knots. I hold my fingers and take out the pot with the other hand.

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And at this point there will be another flat knot.

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We make 3 more knots at the same height and in the same way.

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Prepare the second, shorter cord that we cut at the beginning. We put the pot and check at what height we want it to be in the basket. We hold this place with our hand, but it is important to arrange the cords so that they are straight and do not twist. We take out the pot, still holding the place where we will braid. 

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We will braid this half-meter cord around (it can be longer, of course), just like we did at the beginning. 

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We take a short cord and put it to knitting as shown in the pictures.

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We wrap the piece with the longer part of the cord from right to left.

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We put the cord with which we wrapped it into the loop.

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We pull the cord from the top so that the loop enters the cords.

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And cut the cord (after tightening it well), but this time only the one from the top (X).

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And it's ready!

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This yellow hanging basket is made with YarnArt Macramé Braided.

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I made this lilac hanging basket with a 3mm YarnArt Macramé Rope. The bottom can be neatly combed if someone wants to. 

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