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20+ Free Macrame Wall Hanging Patterns and Tutorials

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Looking for new macrame wall hanging patterns to try?

Macrame is making a comeback, and we’ve got the perfect list of free wall-hanging patterns and tutorials to get you started. With just some basic supplies, you can make your very own DIY macrame wall hanging in any style you like.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knotter, we’ve got a list of free macrame patterns and tutorials to get you inspired.

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Easy Macrame Wall Hanging Patterns

If you’re just learning how to macrame, it’s a good idea to start with a simple pattern and work your way up to more complex designs. Once you have the basics down, you’ll be able to create any macrame pattern you can imagine!

In the list below, you’ll find a bunch of DIY wall-hanging patterns that are perfect for beginners and can be completed in an afternoon. You’ll also find a few more complex patterns that are perfect for a challenge. 

20 Macrame Wall Hanging Patterns and Tutorials

A collection of free and easy macrame wall hanging patterns and tutorials to inspire your next project.

How to make Macrame Wall Hangings

It’s simple to get started with macramé. All you need are some basic materials and a little bit of patience. Keep reading for a list of supplies and some tips on how to get started.

How do I make a macrame wall hanging?

To make a macrame wall hanging, you will need to start by measuring and cutting the cords. Once you have the correct length, you can start tying knots to create the desired pattern. The most common knots used in macrame are the square knot, half hitch knot, and clove hitch knot. Once you have completed the design, you can attach it to a wooden dowel using glue or tape. Finally, you can hang it on the wall using nails or screws.

Basic Macrame Techniques

Although it may look complicated at first, macrame is easy to learn. Anyone can do it!

Once you learn how to tie the basic macrame knots, you can combine them in different ways to create lots of different patterns.

What are the basic macrame knots?

There are a few basic knots that you will need to know in order to get started with macrame. The most common knots are the lark’s head knot, square knot, half hitch knot, and clove hitch knot. These knots can be used to create a variety of different patterns and designs.

Click here to learn how to macrame with this complete beginner’s guide.

photo collage of tying a macrame knot

Macrame Wall Hanging Supplies

Here are the basic supplies that you’ll need to make macrame wall hangings.

  • Macrame cord: This can be found in most craft stores. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose one that matches your décor.
  • Wooden dowel: This will be used as the base for your wall hanging. You can find these at most hardware stores. Or, more a more rustic look, you can hang your wall hanging on a piece of driftwood.
  • Tape measure: This will be used to measure the cord and dowel.
  • Scissors: You will need these to cut the cord.

Optional: You can add other decorative elements to your macrame wall hangings, such as glass or wood beads.

What type of cord is used for macrame?

Macrame can be made with various materials, including cotton, linen, hemp, jute, or leather cords.

The most common type of cord used for macrame is cotton rope. This material is strong and durable, which makes it perfect for wall hangings. It’s also relatively inexpensive, so it’s a great option for those on a budget.

What is the best cord to use for a macrame wall hanging?

The best cord to use for macrame wall hanging patterns is a 3-ply cotton cord.

You can find cotton rope online or at most craft stores for a reasonable price. I prefer to use a 4-6mm 3-ply cotton cord for most home decor projects.

How much cord do I need for a wall hanging?

The amount of cord you need for a wall hanging will depend on the size of the project. But, as a general rule, measure out five or six times as much cord as the finished length of the wall hanging.

Read the pattern for specific info. Here are a few guidelines. For a small wall hanging, you will need about 50 feet of cord. For a medium-sized project, you will need about 100 feet of cord. And for a large project, you will need about 200 feet of cord.

Can I use regular yarn for macrame?

You can use yarn for some macrame projects, but it wouldn’t be my first choice.

Regular yarn is much thinner and stretchier than macrame cord, so it’s not ideal for tying lots of knots.

I suggest purchasing macrame cord, which can be found at most craft stores. This cord is specifically designed for macrame and is much stronger than regular yarn.

white macrame wall hanging on a wooden dowel

Macrame Wall Hangings Patterns

FAQs about Macrame Wall Hangings

Here are some common questions about macrame and DIY macrame wall hanging patterns.

How many macrame knots are there?

There are a variety of different macrame knots, but the most common knots used are:

  • lark’s head knots
  • reverse lark’s head knots
  • half square knots
  • square knots
  • half hitch knots
  • double half hitch knots, aka clove hitch knots
  • overhand knots
  • wrapping knots

These knots can be used to create a variety of patterns and designs. For more about how to tie basic macrame knots, check out this macrame beginner’s guide.

What is the difference between macrame and weaving?

Macrame is a type of textile created using knots, while weaving is a type of textile created by interlacing two sets of threads at right angles. Both macrame and weaving can be used to create wall hangings, and they each have their own look. Some artists even combine the style styles to create “macraweave” wall hangings.

What is the easiest thing to macrame?

One of the easiest things to macrame is a wall hanging. This project only requires a few supplies and can be completed in a relatively short amount of time. Additionally, there are many different patterns that you can choose from, so you can find one that suits your style.

Another easy macrame project is a macrame plant hanger. Find the free pattern and tutorial right here: How to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger.

macrame plant hanger on a gray background

Where can I find macrame patterns?

There are a variety of different places where you can find modern macrame patterns. You can find them in books, online, or on Etsy.

How long does it take to make a macrame wall hanging?

The amount of time it takes to make a macrame wall hanging will depend on the size and complexity of the project. For a simple wall hanging, you can expect to spend about an hour or two. For a more complex project, you may need to spend several hours or days.

How do you start a macrame wall hanging?

To start a macrame wall hanging, you will need to gather the supplies listed above. Once you have the supplies, you can begin knotting the cords according to your chosen pattern.

How do you end macrame?

When you are finished knotting, you will need to secure the end of each cord so that it doesn’t come undone. Finally, you can hang your wall hanging on a nail or hook. Congratulations, you’ve just made your first macrame wall hanging!

How do you add fringe to macrame?

Adding fringe to macrame is a simple process. First, made the macrame piece itself. Once all of the knots are tied, trim the cords to the desired length. Then, you can trim them to create a uniform look. After that, separate the strands to create a fringe.

How do you hang a macrame wall hanging?

If you are hanging a large macrame wall hanging, you may need to use two nails or hooks. When in doubt, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and use more support than less.

How do I change the color of my macrame wall hanging?

If you want to make a multicolor macrame wall hanging, you can do so by using different colored cords. You can also dye the cord yourself to create a more unique look.

These are just a few of the most common questions about macrame wall hangings. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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