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Macrame Wall Hanging with Square Knots

Learn how to make this macrame wall hanging with square knots. Using all natural colored string, see how you can add some extra texture and interest to your wall hanging.

I recently had a friend of mine ask me to make her a wall hanging. She wanted it all natural colored string with no color. I had a plan in my head of what I wanted to do and I started making it.

Halfway through I didn’t like the way it looked. It didn’t have any personality and just wasn’t looking the way I wanted.

Learn how to make this macrame wall hanging with square knots. Add extra texture to your all neutral wall hanging to add more visual interest.

I untied it all and started over. Twice. Sometimes the piece just has to speak to you and this one was telling me to add something fun.

I made some ornaments for Christmas using these loopy square knots. Why not use them in a wall hanging? They’re easy to make, I show you how in the tutorial below, and they add a super fun element to this macrame wall hanging with square knots.

This is a simple wall hanging to make. It uses just square knots and half hitch knots. You can get as creative as you want to with the design of the loose loop square knots and the lines of half hitch knots to make it your own, or you can make it exactly like this one.

New to the art of macrame? Learn To Macrame With 4 Basic Knots, try this Macrame Plant Hanger For Beginners and check out these 19 Macrame Terms for Beginners You Need to Know.

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Making the Macrame Wall Hanging with Square Knots

Materials

Lengths of String

  • 18 – 10′ pieces
  • 4 – 5′ pieces
  • 2 – 3′ pieces

Let’s get knotting!

Step 1. Cut and Attach String

Double the 10′ string to make them 5′ and attach them to the dowel rod using lark’s head knots.

18 macrame cords tied to dowel with a larks head knot

Step 2. Create a triangle of square knots

Tie a square knot beginning with the first 4 cords and then continue tying them all the way across the first row.

row of square knots

Then tie rows of alternating square knots until you have a triangle for your macrame wall hanging with square knots.

alternating square knots that make a triangle

Step 3. Add texture to your macrame wall hanging with square knots.

I used black cord to show you how to make the loose loop square knots.

  • Attach the string using a half square knot.
  • Tie a square knot 1-2 inches down the strings then slide it up against the half square knot.

Now make the loose loop square knots on your wall hanging.

  • Skip two strings and attach a 5′ piece of string. Make a sinnet of 17 loose loop square knots. If you run out of string, just tie on another piece until you have all 17.
  • Skip 4 strings, attach a 5′ piece of string. Make a sinnet of 11 loose loop square knots.
  • Skip 4 strings, attach a 3′ piece to the next two. Make a sinnet of loose loop square knots.
  • Repeat the above steps from the opposite side.
square knots with loops and half hitch knots bordering them

Step 4. Add two rows of HHKs

  • Start on the left side using the first string as your working cord. Tie double HHKs all the way across keeping as close to the loose loop square knots as you can.
  • Starting on the right side double HHKs back across at an angle. Make the gap between the two rows as wide as you want to.
strings hanging as fringe

Step 5. Cut the fringe on your macrame wall hanging with square knots

Cut the fringe to the length you desire then carefully unravel the strings.

close up of fringe

I love how the 4ply string is so wavy when it’s unraveled. You can leave it this way or comb it out more if you want to.

side view of complete macrame wall hanging with square knots

The loose loop square knots add fun texture to this neutral all natural colored wall hanging.

natural colored macrame wall hanging hanging on a wall

I love how it turned out and so did my friend. That’s a win win in my book.

macrame wall hanging with square knots hanging with pictures and black faux steer skull

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