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5 Free Macrame Wall Hanging Patterns For Beginners

If you're new to macrame, try one of these easy macrame wall-hanging patterns. They're perfect for beginners! With a bit of practice, you'll be able to create beautiful macrame decor that will add a touch of style to any room.

But before you start tying knots, let’s look at a few wall hanging basics.

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What Is A Macrame Wall Hanging?

A macrame wall hanging is a piece of art made by knotting cords or ropes in various patterns. It can be made from different materials, including cotton, linen, hemp, and jute.

Wall hangings range in size and style. For example, you can create a small piece to hang above a side table or a large one to fill an empty wall. You can also make macrame wall hangings in any color or pattern you like.

The patterns below are pretty straightforward since they're geared toward beginners. However, as you gain confidence in your macrame skills, you can move on to more complicated patterns.

Knots You Need To Know

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The key to macrame is learning different knots. Let’s take a look at the important ones.

Square Knot (Reef Knot)

The most basic macrame knot is the Square Knot, also called a Reef Knot. This is the knot you often use when making macrame wall hangings.

To make a square knot, start by folding one cord in half to create a loop. Next, take the second cord, place it over the first cord, and then under the loop. Then, pull the ends of the second cord through the loop.

Next, place the top cord over the second cord, then under the loop. Pull the ends of the top cord through the loop. Finally, pull both threads tight to secure the knot.

Lark’s Head Knot

The Lark's Head is another basic knot often used in macrame wall hanging patterns. To make this knot, start by folding one cord in half and placing it over the second cord. Next, take the ends of the first cord and thread them through the loop.

Place the top cord over the second cord, then under the loop. Pull the ends of the top cord through the loop. Then, pull both cords tight to secure the knot.

This video tutorial shows you how to tie six different macrame knots, including the Lark's Head and the Square Knot:

Double Half Hitch Knot

You’ll also need to learn the Double Half Hitch. To make this knot, start by making a loop with one cord. Then, take the second cord and make a loop around the first cord.

Pull the second cord through the loop and tighten it. Next, take the second cord and make another loop around the first cord. Again, pull the second cord through the loop and carefully tighten it.

This video shows you how to tie a Double Half Hitch Knot:

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We recommend practicing all three of these knots before diving into the projects below.

Tools And Supplies You Need To Create A Wall Hanging

It doesn’t take much to get started with macrame, but a high-quality cord is essential for creating beautiful wall hangings.

At GANXXET, we offer a vast selection of macrame cords in different colors, textures, and sizes, so pick the one you think is best for your project.

In addition to the cord, you'll need a few other supplies, including sharp scissors and something to hang your macrame wall hanging. A wooden dowel or branch works well, but you can also use a metal ring or macrame hoop.

Finally, if your wall hanging has fringe or feather elements, you will need a Macrame Cord Fringe Brush. This tool helps you comb your fringe to ensure it's smooth, soft, and straight,

Now that you have all the supplies and know the knots, you're ready to start macrame-ing!

5 Free Macrame Wall Hanging Patterns

You’ll find a link to a YouTube video for each of these macrame wall-hanging patterns. Sometimes, it’s easier to learn by watching someone else do it. These videos will help you get a feel for how to make each macrame wall hanging.

1) Rainbow Wall Hanging With Only Square Knots

Our Cotton Rope Zero Waste 5mm is a great cord for this fun, rainbow-themed project. It comes in several colors, so pick four of your favorites.

Once you have your strands ready, it’s time to attach your first row to your dowel so you can start tying knots. Use a Lark’s Head Knot to complete this step.

Then, tie alternating Square Knots. Since you tie the same knot repeatedly, it’s the perfect way to work on knot consistency. Take time to check the size and tightness of each one to ensure they look the same.

Source: Macrame for Beginners

2) V-Shaped Wall Hanging

While it looks elegant, this V-shaped wall hanging is actually a good pattern for beginners since it only uses two knots. It also gives you the opportunity to practice combing out some fringe if you want. Or you can leave the fringe hanging straight down. It’s up to you!

For this project, you’ll need a single-strand cotton cord. Our Macrame Cotton Cord Zero Waste Single Strand 6mm would knot up nicely in this project.

Source: Soulful Notions

3) Mini Macrame Wall Hanging Pattern

If you’d prefer to start with a smaller macrame project, give this one a go. It’ll allow you to practice all three of the knots mentioned above.

But first, pick up some 3- or 4-mm single-strand macrame cord, such as our Macrame Cotton Cord Zero Waste Single Strand 4 mm.

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4) Square Knot Macrame Wall Hanging With Fringe

This quick project gets its texture from a braided cord. It adds a unique visual element that takes your macrame to the next level.

For this project, you’ll want to use something like our Small Cotton Air 4 mm Zero Waste. Since you need about 35 yards of material for this wall hanging, a single roll will work.

Source: MandalaBunnyHome

5) Feathered Wall Hanging

Feathers are a classic macrame element that can be used to add color and texture to your wall hanging.

This simple project combines several different feathers into one unique wall hanging. Feel free to add as many (or as few) feathers as you’d like.

Pick out a few different colors of single-strand macrame cord to create one of your own. Our Curated Bundles are a fun way to try different colors. Look for one that has 4-mm cords, such as our Celebration Bundles.

Source: ARTSY North East

Decorate Your Home With Macrame Wall Hangings

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Macrame wall hangings are a great way to add personality and style to your home. Get started with the five macrame wall hanging patterns above, and then branch out and try other macrame projects. You might be surprised at how addictive macrame can be!

When you’re ready to refill your supplies, you'll appreciate the variety that GANXXET offers. Our macrame cords come in various sizes, colors, and textures to ensure you always have what you need to bring your vision to life.

Check out our macrame cord selection today, and get started on your next project!

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