Modern Macrame Easy DIY Plans


If you are like me, you have been loving the revival macrame has been enjoying the last few years. But, if you are also like me, you have not had time to invest in learning the intricacy of detailed macrame patterns.

So, I am here to break down some beautiful, modern macrame projects that embrace a minimalist look to their design that you can easily create for yourself. Enjoy!

Let’s get started…

Materials for Modern Macrame DIY:

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Macrame DIY Plans:

  1. Cut 10 strips of the grey cord about 28 inches long.
  2. Attach those 10 strips to the embroidery hoop with Lark’s Head knots.
  3. Use an overhand knot to attach each strand to the bottom of the embroidery hoop.
  4. Cut about 20 strands of the cream rope 20 inches long.
  5. Use overhand knots to tie one strand to each side of the embroidery hoop. Start in the middle of the embroidery hoop, we will tie strands of cream rope on the bottom half, the top half will only have the grey strands. Keep the cream strand overtop of the grey strands. Repeat this for a total of 3 strands tied in the same manner.
  6. Repeat step 7, but this time have the three strands go under the grey strands. Continue this pattern of three cream strands over the grey followed by three strands under the grey. As I got closer to the bottom, I filled in the remaining area with a set of 7 cream strands over the grey.
  7. Smooth out the strands and trim them. Cut the cream ones about 2 inches long. Cut the grey into a “V” shape that blends into the cream strands.
  8. Fray the strands. I have found I get the best result doing this by hand. You can also do with a comb or brush.
  9. Use a wide tooth comb to comb through the strands and then trim to desired shape.
  10. Tie a strand of grey cord at the top to create a handle to hang the macrame from.
  11. Use a glue gun to put a small dab of glue on the back of each of the outer stands on the hoop to prevent any movement.

Enjoy Your Macrame Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging!

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Tara Foster

Hi! I'm Tara, half of the Growit Buildit duo. I am a frugal DIY enthusiast!! My professional background is in education and counseling, but have spent the last few years as a stay at home mom, which has given me the opportunity to explore my passions that have been put aside for so long. I gravitate towards what I'd consider modern farmhouse style, with a little boho mixed in. I have planned remodels for larger projects, like our kitchen, as well as many smaller DIY projects around our house. In addition, I create a lot of smaller craft projects. I am currently a maker for a local retail boutique in our area called 6ix North. I hope my posts provide you with some useful information for your DIY projects.

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