Check out these very easy, decorative macramé hoops I created with a boho themed party in mind. In fact, it would go perfectly with the Boho Baby Shower theme and party decor I designed. Even a beginner can knock these out in under 30 minutes. Believe me, I know since this was only my third ever macramé attempt and my first doing decorative macramé hoops.
Scroll on for the detailed how to instructions.
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Let’s start off with the items you will need to get this project accomplished!
Materials Needed To Create Decorative Macramé Hoops:
- 5mm cotton rope
- 3mm cotton rope can also be used if you want it to be less bulky
- 7” hoop
- Sharp scissors
- A dog grooming brush or fine tooth comb
Knots used and how to do them:
If you are having trouble with the knots from the descriptions and pictures, YouTube has a lot of excellent sources you can search for.
Lark’s Head Knot:
- Fold your cord in half
- Place the loop at the top under your ring
- Take both ends and pull through the loop
- Pull tight, and that’s it!
Double Half Hitch Knot (on the hoop):
- With the rope under the hoop, bring up and over the hoop and down
- Take the rope over the hoop again leaving a loop
- Cross the rope in front of the loop and pull through
Square Knot (two parts)
- Part 1: Start with 4 cords
- Take the outer left cord and cross it over the 2 middle cords, keeping it horizontal
- The take the outer right cord and put it on top off the left cord you just folded over, then take it under the 2 middle cords and pull it through the loop.
- Pull tight.
- Part 2: we will now do the same but starting with the other side.
- Take the outer right cord and cross it over the 2 middle cords, keeping it horizontal
- The take the outer left cord and put it on top off the right cord you just folded over, then take it under the 2 middle cords and pull it through the loop.
- Pull tight.
Instructions For Decorative Macramé Hoops:
Cut 8 pieces of your 5mm cotton rope to 24”. If you are using the thinner 3mm rope, cut 10 pieces to 22” each. If you would like long fringe in the end, add 4″ more before you cut.
Take 1 of the rope pieces you cut and fold it in half. Now you will make the Lark’s Head Knot (instructions above).
You will now have 2 pieces of rope. Making sure they are under the hoop, you will make a Double Half Hitch Knot (instructions above) with each one.
Add two more pieces of rope using a Lark’s Head Knot on either side of your first knot on the top of the hoop.
Put the most outer ropes to the side out of the way and then use the original Lark’s Head Knot rope and the cords immediately on either side to complete a Square Knot (instructions above).
Now, using the most outer ropes you moved out of the way, make another Square Knot using the original Lark’s Head Knot rope in the center of the hoop.
Move ropes to under the hoop and make a Double Half Hitch Knot at the bottom of the hoop to each of the ropes (4 in total).
Add two more ropes at the top with the Lark’s Head Knot on the outer sides at the top of the hoop. You will now repeat steps 6 and 7.
Repeat step 8.
You should now be finished with the knots. If you opted for the smaller 3mm rope, repeat step 8 once more.
Untwist the ropes at the bottom of the hoop to create your fringe. Using a dog grooming brush, or fine-tooth comb, brush out the fibers. This will create a nice, soft look.
With sharp scissors, trim the fringe into your desired shape.
Take your last rope and tie on to the hoop at each end for hanging.
I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial. These easy Macramé hoop wall hangings not only make awesome party décor, they are also great for decorating your home. Not to mention these make great gifts and party favors.