How to make this must-have macrame wall hanging for your home

Published on 8 February 2021 By Isabella Strambio 2 min read

Add a pop of colour to your home with a boho macrame wall hanging. Pick your favourite colour combo and with just two knots you can make a gorgeous macrame piece to revamp your interiors.

This free tutorial is ideal for beginners and macrame lovers.

Check out my free macrame guide here for even more gorgeous macrame projects and knots tutorial.


Prepping your macrame rope


Cut the natural string:

4 x 50cm

4 x 60cm

4 x 70cm

4 x 80cm

4 x 90cm

2 x 100cm


Cut in colour 1 (Orange)

2 x 130cm

2 x 180cm

2 x 240cm


Cut in colour 2 (Grey)

2 x 150cm

2 x 200cm

1 x 250cm

How to make your macrame wall hanging


Tie 2 x 100cm in the middle of the wooden dowel with a Lark's Head Knot


Next tie 4 x 90cm, 2 on each side of the previews strings with a Lark's Head Knot


Step 3

Repeat step #2 with 4 x 80cm, 4 x 70cm, 4 x 60cm and 4 x 50cm


Fix the wooden dowel on a flat surface with masking tape


Take 1 x 130cm orange string, tie a Square Knot.


Step 6

Tie 5 more Square Knots to make a sinnet of 6 Square Knots in total.


Step 7

Take 1 x 150cm grey string, tie a sinnet of 10 Square Knots


Step 8

Take 1 x 180cm orange string, tie a sinnet of 14 Square Knots


Take 1 x 200cm grey string, tie a sinnet of 18 Square Knots


Take 1 x 240cm orange string, tie a sinnet of 22 Square Knots


Mirror STEPS 4-9 on the other side


Take 1 x 280cm grey string, tie a sinnet of 26 Square Knots


Turn the macrame and with the help of a weaving needle, tuck the coloured strings end at the back of two square knots.


Brush the natural string fringes with a comb


Trim the fringes all at the same length of approx. 10cm

Pro Tip

You can use more than 2 colours for this macrame wall hanging and play with the numbers and length of the sinnets.

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About the author

Isabella Strambio

Macrame artist, educator and author of 'Macrame for the modern home'.

Isabella passion for macrame started in 2016 by chance while looking for a way to express her creativity outside her day job as Interior Designer. She started a blog to follow her journey to learn 12 crafts in 12 months @_twome. Since then she has turned her hobby into a business. Her passion is to share her macrame knowledge with others and to create unique custom macrame pieces for her clients.

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