DIY Macramé Wall Hanging- Valentine’s Craft Idea -Beginners Tutorial and Easy Step by Step
Fun and Easy DIY Home Decor Project - Macramé love wall hanging - Easy Tutorial
Tutorial By Robyn Gough
This Love Wall hanging tutorial was created to help makers follow a simple pattern chart to make a macrame wall hanging decoration.
This pattern was developed so that ANYONE, crafty or not, can make a professional standard home decor item. It doesn’t matter if you have never heard of macramé until reading this article. This simple step by step video and pattern pdf will guide you through making your knots and will also feature handy tips and full pattern instructions to make your own letters/ words in future. WARNING: this is a totally addictive craft! This tutorial will ready you to start exploring more knots and DIY fibre arts and projects for your home ! Once your hooked, don’t forget to head over to the other blog or video tutorials page to learn more crafts for free!
Let’s get started!
Make Your Own LOVE Macramé Letters Wall Hanging !
Equipment Macramé, unlike crochet or knitting, does not require any “needles”. You only need your hands to tie knots.
I use a contemporary styled Macramé cotton cord known as 5mm seriously soft - this is available in my shop here . It’s a very fine based loose cord that is easy to use and unravels gently should you want to create a beautiful fringe effects or smooth knots
2 Colours of 5mm Seriously Soft Single Ply Cotton Cord
Comb or wire pet brush
a wooden dowel or stick
The easiest way to learn how to do this is to watch this full-length free tutorial video
This video shows me tieing the initial knots in real-time - repeating the method twice. When the method becomes repetitive, the rest of the knots are shown in double time
This Tutorial requires a double half hitch knot throughout
How to tie Double Half Hitches
This hanging is also easily made by following a colour block chart. I have created one for you which looks like the below. You can download this and print at home by clicking the download image below!
Macramé Cord Measurements Needed
16 lengths of 5mm Single Ply 80cm/31.5inches
A supply of Alternative coloured cord for text colour
A supply of cord that is the colour you want for your background
*if you follow these steps exactly you should have some length left over at the end for a fringe length of your choosing
Watch the Tutorial video in full to learn:
1. How to Double Half hitch Knot
2. How to Double Half Hitch Knot in reverse direction
3. How to add in a new colour at any point.
4. How to pick back up your original colour
5. How to follow the Pattern Chart
6. How to finish and trim the back of hanging safely.
*i also suggest you print off / save this pattern chart before you start !
FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL -
Watch me work and explain each step!
Don't forget to Marvel in your new creative skills! Providing you had no trouble following the video and this pattern PDFs notes, you now have your first ever macramé LOVE hanging.
Well done! Did you learn something?
If so please do remember this tutorial is free because I sell macramé cord from my shop. To support more free lessons please do consider going to my Shop for all the supplies you need to create these coasters.
BONUS TUTORIAL !!!!
Next Steps - How to Design Your Own Words in a Chart
If you would like to make different words within a wall hanging you will need two colours and a predetermined plan or pattern, you can make your own plan either in an app called "Knit Cart" or on a computer using an ”Online Knitting chart generator” such as "StitchFiddle"
Great Tools For Designing Your Own Pixel Art...
By Manipulating Knitting Chart Generators you can set up a chart for "colour only" or cross-stitch crafts that allow you to draw onto a grid using colour blocks only! Fantastic for visualising your knots and changes in colour.
Some Knitting Chart Generators are free but these do take some getting used to with either limit on how many images you can make or lots of adverts
Alternatively If your not computer savvy I don’t see why not a good alternative wouldn’t be some graph/ grid paper and some colour pens to fill in and colour blocks to visualise your design. I like working on a computer or iPad because if I make a mistake I can erase it without having to start afresh.
How to Set Up A KnittingChart For Macramé
Lots of Macramé enthusiast do not know that online knitting chart generators exist and have never used one.
In this video, I show how to use a knitting chart generator on my Ipad Pro. The app has a free version and a paid version, I started with free but it is very limited, so I have paid £19.99 for the year subscription which I do think is reasonable as it is a great tool!
I HONESTLY DO NOT HAVE ANY AFFILIATION WITH THIS APP, ITS JUST GOOD AND I LIKE USING IT!
Here is a video of my iPad screen as I set up a document on KnitChart
If you do not have an IPad - you can look for an online version of a knitting Chart a generator - I have also used StitchFiddle to draw colours onto a chart to represent my knots In the past!
StitchFiddle is free but has basic colouring in functions whereas the app knit chart has preloaded letter designs (why I prefer the paid-for app)
But not everyone is flush, so here is a quick document set up- how to set up a simple Stitch Fiddle Chart for colour blocks and designing pixel art....
Head over to stitchfiddle.com and create a new chart
For my small hanging, I used 16 columns and 17 rows Press create a chart and a blank stitch fiddle chart for drawing on should appear...
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