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