Easy Cheerful Macrame Wall Hanging (with Naturally Dyed Rope)

by April
2 Materials
12 Hours

This was my first attempt at macrame and I absolutely loved making it! I didn't have any fabric dye at home, so had to get creative and use blueberries, hibiscus tea, coffee and onion peel to get colors!

I think it turned out lovely! I wrote a step by step tutorial how to make this macrame wall hanging on my blog, and here is a video tutorial on my You Tube Channel!

First row

lark's head knots all the way through.

Second + third row:

Horizontal double half hitch knots all the way till the end

You skip about 4 inches from the top, and make a row of double half hitch knot in the "wave" direction. Try to make transitions as smooth as possible. Mine isn't perfect, but oh well, it's my first time!

Make a triangle

Using square knots, make a triangle.

Next rows

Make few more rows with double half hitch knots.

TIP: Try to keep the same strength while making knots so they come up with the same size.

Add colorful thread

Take colorful thread (I dyed mine with coffee, hibiscus tea and blueberries) and do a "cobra weave" around 3 threads at a time.

Add a braid

Add a braid using a different color.

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  • Jennifer Jennifer on Jul 25, 2020

    When and how did you attached the fringe? I know how to do the fringe, but it doesn't look like you use the same left over string on the bottom and comb it.

  • Dianne Dianne on Jul 25, 2020

    Could you possibly let me know when you get those colors figured out? Those are what I have in my home and would love to try this project using those colors. Would yams/sweet potatoes give you a sort of terra-cotta color? Just a thought. Thanks!

  • Susan Severino Susan Severino on Jul 27, 2021

    Wow you'd never know it was your first time. Very talented and to know when and where the colors should be to look good. Did it take long to learn how to make the different knots? Love it

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  • Paulette King Paulette King on Jul 25, 2021

    That’s your first time trying macrame??! Wow!! You clearly have a talent for it, as well as you’re super creative to come up with the colouring and the patterns. Amazing job. It’s beautiful!!

  • CJ CJ on Jul 26, 2021

    You did a beautiful job, it's perfect!