Create a real statement wall by mixing and matching colourful flowers inside these dip-dye effect macrame pot hangers. There’s a satisfying variety of techniques to get your teeth into here, such as crochet, felting and macramé.
When choosing yarn, you can go for any worsted weight wool not treated against shrinkage (if it’s labelled ‘superwash’ then it won’t work). Synthetic and vegetable fibres such as cotton won’t felt at all either, but 100% wool or wool blend with natural animal fibres (such as mohair or alpaca) will give great results. Enjoy!
These macrame pot hangers were created by Stella for Mollie Makes magazine – for more easy-make craft projects and creative inspiration, subscribe to Mollie or click here to find out more. We have more funky macrame projects including our macrame bunting and DIY garden chair projects.
- Worsted weight wool in two shades
- Piece of rubber hose, 22cm (8 3⁄4″)
- Glass or plastic test tube, 15cm (6″) high, 1.5cm (5/8″) wide
- One ball of cotton or hemp twine
- 6mm (UK 4, US J/10) crochet hook
- Stitch marker (a paper clip also does the job)
Macrame pot hanger tutorial
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
Crocheting the macrame pot hanger
Round 2 2dc in each dc around, move stitch marker to last st. Rounds 3 to 7 1dc in each st around, moving stitch marker up each time.
Change colour of yarn on the last part of the last st on round 7. Work 15 more rounds of 1dc in each st around. Then work 3 ss and weave in the tail.
Felting your macrame pot hanger
Make a hole in the rubber hose, then insert it inside your macrame pot hanger.
Using a needle, insert a cotton thread through the hole you just made. Tie a knot about 2cm (3⁄4″) from the vase.
Making the hanging for your macrame pot hanger
For each vase, cut three lengths of twine measuring 135cm (1.4yrd) and one piece measuring 165cm (1.8yrd). Align all the ends and fold the three shorter pieces in half, leaving the longer one free. Now secure the lengths of twine – leaving the longest one out – with a clasp, two blocks of wood or even a heavy book.
Divide the groups again, grouping the twines with the ones on the other side. Tie a knot for each group 5cm (2″) below the first. First tie the three central groups, then the outer pieces. Repeat the process to create another two rows of knots.
Ta-dah! Macrame pot hanger complete. Now you can hang yours up and show off both your macrame and crochet skills. For more fun crochet projects head to our crochet summer top patterns or our free granny square baby blanket crochet pattern and get creative.
Self-taught fibre artist Stella opened her shop, TheYarn Kitchen, in 2011 with the aim of creating a ‘play space’ away from her computer. Soon a world of cute felt planters and treasured toys was born.