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Knots and Weaves that Look Pretty: 15 Gorgeous Macrame Crafts

In our house, macrame has always been popular because it’s actually one of the very first kinds of DIY projects that we learned to do as kids once we’d graduated from the standard cut and paste style kids’ crafts that everyone does when they’re very young. The knots and weaving patterns in macrame taught us patience and coordination and we are grateful for that, so we’ve been teaching our kids how to do macrame knotting as well now that they’re a little older! That (and our perpetual love for it) is part of the reason we’ve had our eyes peeled for fantastic but simple macrame crafting ideas and tutorials even more than usual lately.

Just in case you love creatively knotting macrame projects just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our most recent searches for inspiration and guidance.

1. Pretty blue macrame wall hanger


Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast who adores putting your handmade work out on display for all of your visitors to see when they come to visit? Then we have a feeling you’ll have a great time making something like this simple macrame wall hanger outlined step by step on Crafty Ginger! They show you how to make it with a bright blue crafting rope but you could choose any colour you please in!

2. Fringey Boho macrame wall hanging


Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about simple macrame wall hangings but, as much as you like the sleek knotted look, would you rather some kind of neat textured effect or visual to go along with it for a little extra character? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Crafty Patti made a similar concept but this time with some fantastic fringe!

3. Super easy loosely knotted macrame wall hanging


Just in case you’re looking for something a little more simple and casual, either because you’re a beginner or because you just like an easy Boho chic style, here’s a fantastic design that’s got a little less to it, in a way that reminds us that sometimes less is more. See how this awesome loosely knotted macrame wall hanging was made on Hey Lila Hey!

4. Lovely macrame necklace pendant


What if you’re been scrolling through our list so far and thinking about the fact that, while home decor is all well and good, you’re actually so obsessed with macrame that you wish you could wear a little piece of it to take its beauty with you everywhere you went? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Lia Griffith did precisely that by making a miniature macrame necklace pendant!

5. Semi circle beginner macrame wall hanger


Have you actually been thinking about the more tightly knotted wall hanging you saw in our very first suggestion but you’re jus not sure you’re quite ready for that much patterning since you are, in fact, quite new to the art? Then maybe you’d prefer to making something that’s a little simpler in its knots but still has lots of appeal thanks to shape! We’re in love with the way Robyn Gough knotted and cut theirs to make a pretty semi-circle shape with just some simple diamond knotting at the top.

6. Macrame plant hanger


If you’re going to make yourself some kind of awesome macrame project from scratch and put in the time and effort it takes to do so, would you rather make it something practical that you can actually use, rather than just something decorative? In that case, particularly if you’re a green thumb, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look a how Hey Lila Hey made these absolutely stunning hanging planters that work with all kinds of terra cotta or ceramic pots.

7. Fringey DIY macrame earrings


Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about macrame jewelry but you’ve never actually been much of a necklace or pendant person? Then perhaps you’ve get along a little better with a tutorial that teaches you how to make fantastic macrame earrings instead! We adore the way Cuckoo 4 Design made these multi-stranded fringe earrings that certainly make a statement.

8. DIY macrame leaf friendship bracelet


Just in case you hadn’t noticed already because of the average different in project size, the knotting technique that you use when you’re making adorable friendship bracelets from embroidery yarn is also macrame! We’ve been making those for many years, ever since our summer camp days, but we’d never tried this lovely leaf inspired pattern featured on Beyond Bracelets before so we knew we just had to include it on our list as well!

9. Macrame hammock chair


What if you’re actually quite experienced with macrame and you’re feeling up for a challenge, so you’re looking for a project that’s much larger than the average rather than much smaller? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Fab Art DIY made this amazing hammock inspired macrame porch style chair hat cradles you comfortably as you swing and sit.

10. Macrame owl wall hanging pattern


Just in case you’re still thinking about the different wall hangings we showed you and you’re even really interested in the idea of working with but you’re feeling like you need more of a challenge than just a semi-circle, here’s a another fantastic tutorial for your consideration! Check out the tutorial on Thomasina Cummings Designs in more detail to learn how this fantastic macrame owl was made.

11. Dream catcher style macrame wall hanger


Speaking of shape, if you’re going to create yourself a wall hanging of some kind, would you rather give it a shape that has some kind of modern influence to it so that it looks matching and streamline with the rest of the modern lines in your house? Then we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this dream catcher style macrame wall hanger featured in detail on Oh So Hygge.

12. Mini macrame wind chimes


Were you very intrigued indeed by the concept of making a more rounded macrame hanger shape that’s not just a flat tapestry that hangs against your wall but you’ve also never been a huge plants person? Then here’s another alternative tutorial for your consideration! Check out how these beautiful looking and sounding DIY macrame wind chimes were made on Crafts Unleashed!

13. Macrame camera strap


Are you actually still totally enamoured with the idea of making yourself something from macrame that will let you show you love for it off outside of the DIY and home decor world, but you’ve never really been a huge wearer of jewelry? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this impressive chunky macrame camera strap outlined in detail on Lovely Indeed!

14. Triple ruffled looking pink macrame wall hanger


Perhaps you’ve actually been scrolling through our macrame wall hanger options and thinking about how you really enjoy elements of each design and might have trouble choosing? Maybe you’re just looking for a much more elaborate piece to make a statement with because you’ve got the space for a bigger piece and you’re looking to challenge your already decent macrame skills. In either case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Crafty Ginger made this gorgeous triple wide ruffled and fringed wall hanging using a large branch as a base!

15. Macrame bracelet with sliding knot


Just in case we really caught your attention when we started talking about macrame bracelets but you’re just not sure you want something quite as delicate and intricate as the layered leaf design we showed you earlier on our list, here’s a slightly simpler beaded macrame bracelet design from Create and Craft to take a crack at! We love the way they included an adjustable slip know to help you get it on and off.