Macramé bunting DIY

Mollie Makes issue 88 Macrame Bunting

Test out the new skills you’ve learnt from our library of macramé knots on this macramé heart bunting project. Hang it in your home, decorate a little un’s bedroom, or give as a last minute Christmas gift to become the no.1 friend. Then, use our hashtags for macramé lovers blog post to share your creation with the world! Make sure you add #molliemakers in that Insta caption too so we can see your new make and give you all the likes.

For this DIY you’ll need to use T-shirt yarn that’s very stretchy. When cutting to size, don’t stretch the yarn, but when fixing the main strand to the work surface, stretch the yarn to give a better tension. Practise square knots a few times to find out how stretchy the yarn is, as it’ll differ for each brand.

Materials 

  • T-shirt yarn, 74m (81 yds) (we used Bobbiny in Delicate Rose Pink)
  • Masking tape

Macramé bunting instructions

1. Cut a 2m (787/8“) length of T-shirt yarn. This will be the main length of yarn that the five heart-shaped flags will hang from.

2. Cut 12 120cm (47¼”) lengths of T-shirt yarn and put aside. Repeat four more times. 12 yarn lengths are required for each flag.

Macramé bunting - Step 3

Macramé bunting – Step 3

3. Fix one end of the 2m (787/8“) yarn length to the work surface with two pieces of masking tape, leaving a gap of approximately 25cm (97/8“) in between them to work in.

Macramé bunting - Step 4

Macramé bunting – Step 4

4. Using lark’s head knot, attach 12 of the shorter yarn lengths to the main yarn length as shown. There should now be 24 yarn lengths hanging down.

Macramé bunting step 5

Macramé bunting – Step 5

5. Starting from the left, use lengths 5, 6, 7 and 8 to make the first square knot. Leave a gap of approximately 2cm (¾”) at the top above the knot.

macramé bunting step 6

Macramé bunting – Step 6

6. Next, add two square knots underneath using lengths 3, 4, 5 and 6, and then 7, 8, 9 and 10.

macrame bunting step 7

Macramé bunting – Step 7

7. Next, add three square knots underneath the previous ones using lengths 1, 2, 3 and 4, then 5, 6, 7 and 8, then 9, 10, 11 and 12.

macrame bunting - step 8

Macramé bunting – Step 8

8. Repeat Steps 5-7 with the remaining 12 yarn lengths on your right. Lengths 5, 6, 7 and 8 become lengths 17, 18, 19 and 20 instead. This will create two triangles, forming the top of the heart.

macrame bunting - step 9

Macramé bunting – Step 9

9. Join the two sections by adding a square knot in the middle, underneath the last row.

macrame bunting - step 10

Macramé bunting – Step 10

10. Add two square knots on the left and two on the right to form a row of five square knots.

macrame bunting - step 11

Macramé bunting – Step 11

11. Now, add a row of six square knots underneath.

macrame bunting - step 12

Macramé bunting – Step 12

12. Under that, always working in the centre, add five square knots; then four knots, then three, then two and one last square knot.

Macramé bunting - Step 13

13. Using a tape measure as a guide, cut the fringe into a point, as shown.

macrame bunting- step 14

Macramé bunting- Step 14

14. Finally, remove the masking tape, place two new pieces on the main strand as per Step 3, then repeat Steps 4-12 four more times to finish.

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  • Danish Khan

    Wow, this tutorial seems to be easy to learn. Would like to try once if I can make macrame bunting myself or not. This design can be great interior design for walls as well. Worth trying. http://casarico.in