Macrame Pot Hanger (easy)
From the minute I set foot in this apartment, I knew it would be filled with macrame. This ongoing trend has caught my attention at the begging of the pandemic, and ever since I am hooked.
Like all good projects, I used my Amazon Prime membership to the extend. I ordered a "next day delivery" of the macrame cord, a pot and an artificial Trailing Succulent. Unfortunately, it had to be artificial as the place I aimed to place it is pretty high, and I could not water it independently.
Firstly, I cut eight cords of 3 yards/meters and two cords of 75cm/29 inches.
The eight cords I folded in half and slid it through the ring.
Then, using one of the short cords, I made a gathering knot and tightened it up. Now the fun part begins!
I split the cords into groups of four. I marked a 3" space from the gathering knot and made 8 square knots on each group. A square knot creates a perfectly box-shaped knot. It is, presumably, the most common macrame knot.
Then, I started to make the net. Again, I created some distance from the square knots, approximately 3". To generate the net I had to "ungroup" my cords. It is best recommended to start in the middle and work our way out. The net is created by knotting only single square knot (only the left side).
I pulled and combined the two middle cords from two adjacent groups and made a single knot. I shifted the groups and repeated it until I had four single knots at the same height, created from all four groups (divided into twos).
I created a second row, making the square knots in an alternation of the last row. Again I made a 3" gap down from my previous row.
Once I had three rows, the net was complete.
I gathered all the knots in one hand and using the 75cm cord I made a gathering knot to tie it all up. I trimmed the edges as some were at a different length.
I placed the pot inside and ensured that the gathering knot is strong enough to hold it freely.
And it was done! :D
What sized pot did you use?