There are so many beautiful macramé wall hangings on my Pinterest boards; I want to make them all! However, before tackling a complicated pattern, I needed to get my feet wet with a simpler, basic macramé design. I stumbled upon the perfect pattern at Dupetitdoux (it is both lovely and moderately easy), but there was a slight problem.
So, after an afternoon of translating along with some rope-knotting trial and error, I ended up with this sweet, little wall-hanging. It’s a shame to let all my verb conjugations go to waste, so I’m sharing the instructions with you! Five 100-foot rolls of cotton clothesline (3/16″) (found the best price here.)
**Update: Oh wait!…I recently converted this tutorial into pdf form – free for you to download and keep! Make sure the knot is taunt, but be careful not to pull too strongly. (Now repeat the first four steps, starting with the left side this time.)
(Now repeat the first four steps, starting with the left side this time.)
Now that you have 28 Lark’s Head Knots tied onto your pole, and you’ve mastered the Square Knot, it’s time to begin weaving the wall-hanging. Place the wall-hanging on a flat surface (I used the floor) and straighten all the cords.
With careful measuring, place the tape across the strands of cord to form a “V.” This is your guide for cutting. For an extra Bohemian touch, I used ceramic drawer pulls as finials, screwing them into the ends of the pole. When skipping space between rows, use tape as a guide and a level to make sure they are even.
Once you are finished, grab a glass of cold iced tea, kick your feet up, and admire your handiwork!