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Macramé Wall Hanging

By Megan Bocchi

Tarn SA

Requirements

  • 2x Bobbins of Tarn
  • 1x dowl stick (the width of your door)

Note: This macramé curtain fits an average door which is 86 x 206cm

Instructions

  • Step 1:
    • Measure the width of the door you want to make your macramé curtain for. Cut your dowl stick to the width of your door.
  • Step 2:
    • Cut 25 x strips of tarn that are 8m each in length.
  • Step 3:
    • Take one of the 8m strips and join the two ends together to find the centre of the 8m length. Place the loop behind the dowl stick and wrap it over towards the front, then pull the two tails through the loop towards the front until it is all through and the 8m strip is secured onto the dowl stick. Repeat this with all 25 strips, leaving about a 2/3cm gap between each.
  • Step 4:
    • The Square knot:Now we are going to do our first knot called the “square knot”. To do this we will only be working with our first four strings of tarn on your dowl stick. We do the knot by taking the first string on the left and place it over the second and third strings, and behind the fourth string. Then you take the fourth string and place it behind the second and third strings, and then through the loop made by the first string. Now pull on the first and fourth strings, holding down the second and third strings, and pull tight while working your knot up towards your dial stick, leaving a 12cm gap. This is one half of a square knot. To do the next half, we now work with the fourth string by putting it over the second and third strings and behind the first string. Then take the first string and put it behind the second and third strings and through the loop made by the fourth string. Now pull tight as if you are tightening your knot, as before. Repeat this 12 more times, always working with the next 4 strings until the end of the row.
  • Step 5:
    • Now we are going to begin the second row of square knots. We do this by skipping the first two strings of tarn and begin to work with the next four strings (we do this because we are now going to bridge the gap/join the two square knots we made in the first row. Repeat Step 4 until the end of the second row. You will also have two strings of tarn left over at the end of the row. (We are going to make 12 square knots in total).
  • Step 6:
    • Repeat step 4 (making 13 square knots in total) and then repeat step 5 (making 12 square knots in total).
  • Step 7 – The Spiral Knot:
    • Spiral 1 (30 knots)
    • For this knot, we work again with the first four strings of tarn on the left. (This knot is the same as the first half of the square knot above). We do the knot by taking the first string and place it over the second and third strings and behind the fourth string. Then you take the fourth string and place it behind the second and third strings and then through the loop made by the first string. Now pull on the first and fourth strings, holding down the second and third strings, and pull tight while working your knot up towards your last square knot, remembering to leave a 12cm gap. You will now complete 29 more of these knots – making 30 in total, helping it twist along the way. (For the remainder of the 29 spiral knots, you will not leave a gap).
    • See below for number of knots per spiral:
    • Spiral 2 – 35
    • Spiral 3 – 40
    • Spiral 4 – 45
    • Spiral 5 – 50
    • Spiral 6 – 55
    • Spiral 7 – 60
    • Spiral 8 – 55
    • Spiral 9 – 50
    • Spiral 10 – 45
    • Spiral 11 – 40
    • Spiral 12 – 35
    • Spiral 13 – 30

Crochet Bowls

Requirements

  • x2 Bobbins of Tarn
  • x1 10mm Crochet Hook
  • x1 Jumbo Sewing Needle
  • x1 Saftey Pin Stitch Marker

Instructions

  • Step 1: Make a slip knot onto your crochet hook.
  • Step 2: Then make 2 chain stitches.
  • Step 3: We start by making 6 single crochet stitches all into the first chain stitch we made (the stitch furthest away from your
    hook. When finished make a slip stitch to close your circle. Total of 6 single crochet stitches making up your circle.
  • TIP* Use your safety pin stitch marker for this next step and the ones after that. You use it by making the first stitch of the
    step and mark it with your marker. This helps you keep your place in your circle so you know where your first stitch is
    when you come around, so you can slip stitch your last stitch with your first stitch to close your circle.
  • Step 4: In this step we will be making 2 single crochet stitches into each of the single crochet stitches we made in the
    previous step. Complete this and slip stitch to close the circle. Total of 12 single crochet stitches making up your circle.
  • Step 5: In this Step we will start to increase/grow our circle. We start by making 2 single crochet stitches into our first stitch
    and then follow by making one single crochet stitch in the very next stitch. We will repeat this pattern of 2:1 right around our
    circle and close with a slip stitch. Total of 18 single crochet stitches making up your circle
  • Step 6: Now we are going to contiune in each step to grow our circle. In this step start by making 2 single crochet stitches
    into our first stitch and then follow by making one single crochet stitch into each of the very next two stitches, we will repeat
    this pattern of 2:1:1 right around our circle and close with a slip stitch. Total of 24 single crochet stitches making up your
    circle
  • Step 7: In this step start by making 2 single crochet stitches into our first stitch and then follow by making one single crochet
    stitch into each of the very next three stitches. We will repeat this pattern of 2:1:1:1 right around our circle and close with a slip
    stitch. Total of 30 single crochet stitches making up your circle
  • Step 8: In this step start by making 2 single crochet stitches into our first stitch and then follow by making one single crochet
    stitch into each of the very next four stitches. We will repeat this pattern of 2:1:1:1:1 right around our circle and close with a slip
    stitch. Total of 36 single crochet stitches making up your circle
  • TIP* We can change the colour now by cutting our working tarn o and leave a 15cm tail to weave in later. Take your new tarn
    and yarn it over our hook and pull it through the loop of the first colour on our hook. Then make one chain stitch to keep the
    new colour in place, and carry on with the pattern as normal.
  • Step 9: In this step start by making 2 single crochet stitches into our first stitch and then follow by making one single crochet
    stitch into each of the very next five stitches. We will repeat this pattern of 2:1:1:1:1:1 right around our circle and close with a
    slip stitch. Total of 42 single crochet stitches making up your circle.
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  • Step 10: In this step startby making 2 single crochet stitches into our first stitch and then follow by making one single crochet
    stitch into each of the very next six stitches. We will repeat this pattern of 2:1:1:1:1:1:1 right around our circle and close with a
    slip stitch. Total of 48 single crochet stitches making up your circle
  • Step11: Now we are going to start to make up the walls/sides of our bowl by doing 48 single corchet stitches working ONLY in
    the back loop of the previous step. Complete and make a slip stitch to close your circle.
  • Step 12- 16: For these steps make 48 single crochet stitches normally, and remember to slip stitch closed after each step before
    starting a new step.
  • Step 17: To finish o your bowl make a single round of slip stitches, 48 in total, to end o your basket neatly. Then cut your
    working tarn o, leaving about a 15cm tail, pull it through your loop on your hook as if you are making a chain stitch and pull
    down to fasten the knot. Finish o by using your jumbo sewing needle to weave in the tails.