How to Macrame a Halloween Wall Hanging

Want a new spin on your Halloween decorations? Then try out our macrame wall hangings. You can create the skull wall hanging using only the square knot or want to try your hand at something a little trickier? Then have a go at our moon wall hanging. 

Macrame Halloween Skull Wall hanging


You Will Need

Knitcraft Return of the Mac in Ecru or Navy  x 1 ball

1 x dowel 

Scissors

Tape to stick your work down or some where to hang it

How To Make

Cut 24 lengths x 3m each 

Fold in half and attach to dowel with a larks head knot. 

 

  1. Make a row of 7 square knots approx. 5cm down from the dowel using strings 11 to 38. 
  2. Maker another row of square knots using strings 9 to 40
  3. Continue working square knot rows increasing 2 strings at each side until all strings have been worked. (total of 6 rows)
  4. Work one final row of square knots using strings 3 to 42
  5. Work 1 square knot using strings 1 to 4, skip strings 5 to 16, work 4 square knots, skip 8 strings, work 2 square knots. 
  6. Skip first 4 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 12 strings, work 3 square knots, skip 12, work 1 square knot, skip final 4 strings. 
  7. Work 1 square knot, skip 16 strings, work 2 square knots, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot. 
  8. Skip 4 strings, work 1 square knot, miss 16 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot, skip final 4 strings. 
  9. Work 1 square, skip 16 strings, work 2 square knots, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot. 
  10. Skip 4 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 4 knots. 
  11. Work 2 square knots, skip 12 strings, work 2 square knots, skip 12 strings, work 2 square knots. 
  12. Skip 2 strings, work 3 square knots, skip 4, work 3 square knots, skip 4, work 3 square knots, skip last 2 strings. 
  13. Skip 4 strings, work 10 square knots, skip last 4 strings. 
  14. Skip 6 strings, work 3 square knots, skip 4 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 4 strings, work 3 square knots.
  15. Skip 8 strings, work 8 square knots, skip last 8 strings. 
  16. Skip 6 strings, work 9 square knots, skip last 6 strings. 
  17. Skip 8 strings, work 8 square knots, skip 8 strings.
  18. skip 6 strings, work 2 square knots, skip 20 strings, work 2 square knots, skip last 6 strings. 
  19. Skip 8 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 24 strings, work 1 square knot, skip last 8 strings. 
  20. Repeat row 18. 
  21. Skip 8 strings, work 8 square knots, skip last 8 strings. 
  22. Skip 10 strings, work 7 square knots, skip last 10 strings. 
  23. Skip 8 strings, work 8 square knots, skip last 8 strings. 
  24. Repeat row 22. 
  25. Skip 12 strings, work 6 square knots, skip 12 strings. 
  26. Skip 18 strings, work 3 square knots, skip last 18 strings. 

Cut remaining strings to your desired length. 

 

Macrame Moon Wall Hanging 

You Will Need

How To Make

Cut 44 lengths of 3m long strings

Cut 1 length of 2m 

 

Hold the small embroidery hoop inside the large hoop, keeping one point together. Using the 2m length create a gathering knot around both hoops to secure them together. The knot should be approx. 8cm long. 

Fold each length in half and attached to the small hoop using the larks head knot. This should fill the edge of the small hoop. 

With the gathering knot on your right, begin attaching each length to the large hoop with a half hitch knot. Repeat 16 times. 

With the next 4 strings, create a row of half square knots until the knot reaches the large hoop. Now attach these strings to the large hoop using the half hitch knot. 

Attach the next 6 strings to the large hoop. 

With the next 4 strings, work a row of square knots until the knot reaches the large hoop. Now attach these strings to the large hoop. 

Repeat in this way until all strings have been attached to the large hoop. You should have 6 plain strings in between a mixture of square knots and half square knots. 

Find the middle of the work where you will hang the piece from, leaving all loose strings at the back. The gathering knot should be on the right, at a right angle to the top. 

Gather up all strings that fall within the gap of the small hoop. Using a spare piece of string, create a gathering knot to sit in the centre of the small hoop. 

Now with the strings hanging down, create small groups of square and half square knots randomly along the bottom, below the hoop. 

Finish off by tying knots at random intervals for added detail. 

Cut your strings to the desired length. 

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