# Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads

*Step-by-step instruction and scheme*

•X - Square Knot •W - Wind Knot •R - Double Half Hitch •S - Spiral Braid •G - "Gourmand" pattern •C - Chain Braid •K - Capuchin Knot •F - Frivolite •L - Loop Knot •H - Chameleon Braid •B - "Berry" Pattern •P - The Square Knot with Picot |

To make this plant hanger you will need around 30-32 yards of 2-3 mm cord (approximately #18 - #24 size), 20 beads (I used wooden 10mm beads) and a plastic, wooden or metal ring (1 – 2 inches in diameter). Choose poly cord for outdoor plant hanger, it is more weather resistant than cotton.

1. Cut 8 cords about 3,5-4 yards long each.

2. Take 4 cords and make a Square Knots braid consisting of 10-15 **Square knots** in the middle section of the cords (2 base cords - 2 working cords).

3. Make a loop with the **Square Knots** **braid** and gather all the ends with a small Wind Knot.

4. Step down about 2 - 3 inches under the **Wind Knot** and mount the cords on the ring, using Double Half Hitch knots.

In between mount the rest 4 threads (doubled) using the Larks head knots with an extra loop on each side.

You will have this:

5. Gather all cords under the ring and make one more **Wind Knot**.

6. Now you have 16 ends. Separate them all into 4 sections of 4 cords. Take one section of 4 cords and tie 7 - 10 **Square Knots** (2 base - 2 working cords), then pull through a bead's hole two base threads and make 2 more **Square Knots**. Step down couple inches and make a **Square Knot** again. Again run the base threads through a bead and make a Square Knot with Picot, and then a regular **Square Knot**. One more time pull the base cords through a bead and make anothe **Square knot**. Then step down several inches and make a **Square Knots braid** consisting of 7 - 10 knots. You will have a pattern similiar to this:

Repeat 3 more times with each section of 4 cords.

7. Separate the 4 cords at the end of a **Square Knots braids** into two parts. Make 2 **Chain braids** on those two cords, about 2 inches long (consisting of 10-15 loop knots).

6. Connect two **Chain braids** from two opposite **Square Knots Braids** with the “Gourmand” pattern (1,5 Square knot), then run 2 base threads through a bead and make one more **"Gourmand" pattern** under the bead.

7. Make two 2" **Chain braids ** and connect them with a **Square Knot with Picot**.

8. Under the** Picot knot** make two more 2" **Chain braids **and connect them with a** Gourmand knot.**

9. Step down 1-2 inches (depending on a width of a pot that you are going to use) and gather all the cords with a **Wind Knot**.

9. Tie Capuchin knots on each cord's end and cut off the extra cord.

Now you have a pretty handmade Macrame Plant hanger that is sure to get lots of compliments!