I first saw the how-to for this wall hanging years ago while perusing Mary Lauren’s blog “Headed Somewhere“. I thought it looked super cute and really wanted to recreate it, but I never actually got around to it – until now. I was itching to make a wall hanging so I decided to finally make one for myself!
I’m pretty stoked on how it turned out. I’m really excited to slowly venture into the world of macrame wall hangings now. Next up… actual knots. LOL.
She already has a how-to on her blog for this, but I figured I’d make an even more detailed one just in case anyone needed more visuals to really get the idea.
Here’s how I made mine:
What You’ll Need:
1 stick approx. 27 inches long.
1 ball of black yarn (I used Bernat Softee Chunky in Black)
1 ball of grey yarn (I used Bernat Softee Chunky in True Grey)
1 ball of white yarn (I used Loops & Threads Lush Alpaca in White)
Step 1: Tie a piece of yarn (color of your choice) around each end of the stick. Hang on wall. I chose black.
Step 2: Take your yarn and measure approx. how long you want your wall hanging to be. Double the length. Measure each string to the same length. I did about 30 strings each color. You can do less, I just wanted it thick.
Step 3: Fold your string in half and hold it in the middle making a loop.
Step 4: Place the string behind the stick, and pull the loop up and over the stick.
Step 5: After you’ve placed the loop over the stick, pull the two ends of the string from behind through the middle of the loop. Pulling it towards you.
Step 6: Pull the ends through tight towards you to create a knot.
Step 7: Repeat all the way across with your colors in the pattern you want. I did black/grey/white/grey/black.
Step 8: Cut the ends into a point.
Step 9: Flip the wall hanging over so that you can see the knots!
Super easy right?!
Next up I’m going to do an all white one and try actual knots! I really want to make the one from this tutorial video. It looks pretty complicated though. Eep! Wish me luck!