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Modern Macrame
Made with 3-ply cotton rope and a shiny brass ring, this plant hanger is a playful variant of the first one I made that spring afternoon in my mom’s kitchen. Although I’ve altered this pattern again and again through the years, I still appreciate the sweet simplicity of my initial try. These days it lives in my upstairs bath, holding aloft a philodendron that doubles as an audience for my shower-singing sessions.

FINISHED SIZE
38" long, empty, from top of ring to bottom of fringe

KNOTS & TECHNIQUES (see attachments)
Half Square Knot (HSK), page 24
Square Knot (SK), page 25
Sinnet of Square Knots, page 27
Half Square Knot Spiral, page 27
Alternating Square Knots (ASK), page 28
Alternating Rounds of Square Knots, page 29

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  • How to make a hanging planter. Macrame Plant Hanger - Step 1
    Step 1

    METHOD
    Hang the ring on a secured hook or an S-hook hung from a supported dowel. If you have a swivel clip, fasten it to the ring before hanging.

    Thread all the rope through the ring, bringing the ends together so that the center of each rope rests on the ring. Arrange them so that they lie as flatly and neatly as possible.

  • How to make a hanging planter. Macrame Plant Hanger - Step 2
    Step 2

    Find the two outermost cords coming out of the back of the ring. Work 2 SKs, using these two cords as your working cords and all remaining cords as filler.

    With the SKs facing you, pick up the 4 frontmost cords that are closest to the center. Work a sinnet of 6 SKs using these cords.

    Note:
    Supported Dowel Clothing racks laden with tools, cut ropes, and works in progress are a constant in my studio. They’re a great place to keep everything organized and hang many kinds of projects while you work on them. If your space is limited, however, a well-secured curtain, shower, or closet rod can work just as well. 

  • How to make a hanging planter. Macrame Plant Hanger - Step 3
    Step 3

    2" below, work a column consisting of 2 SKs, a spiral of 12 HSKs, and then 6 SKs.

  • Step 4

    Turn your work so that the opposite side is facing you, and divide the remaining 8 cords into two groups of 4, making sure none of them are twisted around each other. Work a sinnet of 6 SKs with each group. 

  • Step 5

    4" below the sinnet on your right, work a column consisting of 2 SKs, a spiral of 12 HSKs, and then 4 SKs. 

  • How to make a hanging planter. Macrame Plant Hanger - Step 6
    Step 6

    Next, 5½" below the sinnet on the left, work a column consisting of 2 SKs, a spiral of 12 HSKs, and then 2 SKs. At this point, the lowest knots you’ve worked should line up with each other vertically. If they are not even, take a moment to adjust your knotting.

  • Step 7

    6" below, work a round of SKs. 

  • How to make a hanging planter. Macrame Plant Hanger - Step 8
    Step 8

    To form the basket, work a round of ASKs 2" below the previous round and then a second round of ASKs directly below that.

  • How to make a hanging planter. Macrame Plant Hanger - Step 9
    Step 9

    Find the 2 longest remaining cords and use them to work a spiral of 12 HSKs around all other remaining cords.

  • How to make a hanging planter. Macrame Plant Hanger - Step 10
    Step 10

    FINISHING
    Trim all cords 6" below the lowest knot.

    Unravel the cords. 

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