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How to Make a Halloween Macrame Wall Hanging
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How to Make a Halloween Macrame Wall Hanging

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

If you’d like to add a modern spin to your Halloween decorations, look no further than a macrame wall hangings. Modern and quick to make – you can create the skull wall hanging using only the square knot. If you’d like to try your hand at something a little trickier, have a go at our moon wall hanging!

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Macrame Halloween Skull Wall Hanging

1. Cut 24 lengths x 3m each 

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

3. Make a row of 7 square knots approx. 5cm down from the dowel using strings 11 to 38. 

4. Maker another row of square knots using strings 9 to 40

5. Continue working square knot rows increasing 2 strings at each side until all strings have been worked. (total of 6 rows)

6. Work one final row of square knots missing 1st 2 strings and last 2 strings. 

7. Work 2 square knot using strings 1 to 8, skip 8 strings, work 4 square knots, skip 8 strings, work 2 square knots with final 8 strings. 

8. Skip first 2 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 12 strings, work 3 square knots, skip 12, work 1 square knot, skip final 2 strings. 

9. Work 1 square knot, skip 16 strings, work 2 square knots, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot. 

10. Skip 2 strings, work 1 square knot, miss 16 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot, skip final 2 strings. 

11. Work 1 square, skip 16 strings, work 2 square knots, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot. 

12. Skip 2 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot, skip final 2 strings. 

13. Work 1 square, skip 16 strings, work 2 square knots, skip 16 strings, work 1 square knot. 

14. Skip first 2 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 12 strings, work 3 square knots, skip 12, work 1 square knot, skip final 2 strings. 

15. Work a row of square knots using all strings. 

16. Work square knots across skipping 1st 2 strings and last 2 strings.

17. Work square knots across skipping 1st 4 strings and last 4 strings. 

18. Skip 6 strings, work 3 square knots, skip 4 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 4 strings, work 3 square knots, leave last 6 strings. 

19. Work row of square knots skipping 1st and last 8 strings

20. Work row of square knots skipping 1st and last 6 strings. 

21. Repeat row 17. 

22. Skip 1st 6 strings, work 2 square knots, skip 20 strings, work 2 square knots, skip last 6 strings.

23. Skip 1st 8 strings, work 1 square knot, skip 24 strings, work 1 square knot, skip last 8 strings.

24. Repeat row 20

25. Repeat row 17

26. Skip 1st and last 10 strings, work square knots across. 

27. Repeat row 17 

28. Rows row 24

29. Skip 1 st and last 12 strings, work square knots across.

30. Skip 1st and last 18 strings, work 3 square knots. 

31. Cut remaining strings to your desired length. 

Macrame Moon Wall Hanging 

1. Cut 44 lengths of 3m long strings

2. Cut 1 length of 2m 

3. 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. 

4. 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. 

5. With the gathering knot on your right, begin attaching each length to the large hoop with a half hitch knot, starting at the bottom right of the small hoop. Repeat 16 times. 

6. 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. 

7. Attach the next 6 strings to the large hoop using the half hitch knot. 

8. 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. 

9. 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. 

10. 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. 

11. 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. 

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

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

14. Cut your strings to the desired length.

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