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Beaded Skirt Hanger

 
 
Beaded Skirt Hanger

Description:  The Beaded Skirt Hanger is unique in the fact that it has a long beaded fringe as well as beads in the plant basket.

The beads are arranged in a diagonal spiral that heads downwards on an angle.

This Macrame Plant Hanger is approximately 6 feet long, and is appropriate for plant pots that are 8 inches in size.



Supplies Needed:

  • 4mm Cord (200 yards)
  • One 2-inch ring
  • One 8-inch ring
  • 12mm Beads (45 or more -- Hole size 8mm)





Knots Used:




 

Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut 8 cords, each 8.5 yards long
  • Cut one cord, 36 inches long
  • Cut 32 cords, each 4 yards long
 
 
 
 

Top Section

 

Step 1:  To begin the top section of the Beaded Skirt Hanger, fold the 8.5-yard cords in half.  Place them through the 2-inch ring, draped over the bottom of it, while holding it upright.  Match the ends.

Choose two cords from the outside of the bundle and use them to tie 2 tight Square Knots around all the others, which are the fillers.

Design Tip: You can make a Wrapped Knot, or a Lanyard Knot instead of the Square Knot, if you wish to make changes.

Before moving on to the next step, bundle each cord to make them easier to work with. Here's one method:

 
 
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Bundling Long Cords

Move down around 8 inches from the center, and wrap the cord around your hand several times. Stop when you have about 12 inches left.

  Wrap Cord Around Hand
 
 
Wrap the end around the center several times, to hold the coils together. Wrap firmly and pull the end tightly, so you end up with a sturdy bundle that's easy to handle.   Wrap End Around Middle
 
 

Pass the end under the coil closest to it, to hold it in place. Pull tightly to secure it.

As you work with the bundle, just pull to get more cord from it as needed. Make sure you tug on the end to tighten the wraps around the center, since the roll gets smaller as you pull from it.

  Tuck End Under Coil

 
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Diagram  

Here is a diagram you can use to visualize the remaining steps for the Beaded Skirt Hanger.

Click on the image for a larger view.

 

 

Step 2:  You will be creating a total of 4 long Spiral sennits for the top section of the Beaded Skirt Hanger. Start by dividing the cords into four groups, each with four cords. 

Tie a Spiral Stitch sennit in each group, measuring 20 inches.   Measure each sennit carefully, so they are the same size.


Step 3: When you reach the end of each sennit, add one bead to the filler cords only, and tie a complete Square Knot below to secure it.

You can slide the beads over all four cords, if the hole is large enough.

 

 

The Basket

 
 

Step 4:  Attach each cord to the 8-inch ring with a Double Half Hitch, after passing the cords into the ring.    Pull the Half Hitches tightly, so the ring rests against the beads applied in step 3.

Arrange the cords so they are spaced equally around the ring, in four groups.


Step 5:  Mount all 32 of the 4-yard cords to the ring with reverse Larks Head knots.  Place 8 cords between each of the four groups already on the ring. 

Tie a Half Hitch with each end, so the ring is completely covered.


Step 6, Row 1:  To start the basket for the Beaded Skirt Hanger, tie 1 row of Alternating Square Knots (ASK), so the knots rest just below the ring.


Design Tip: You can change the arrangement of the beads described below, and create your own design.


Divide the cords into two groups of 40, for the front and back of the basket.

Important: Add a small piece of tape to cords 1 and 40 (each half), so you always know where to start when you count.


For each row described, tie the first half of a Square Knot with the four cords indicated.  Add the bead, and then tie the second half of the knot.


Row 2:

  • Use cords 19 - 22. Add a bead to cords 20 - 21.
  • Tie 2 ASK with the remaining cords (2nd SK below the 1st).
  • Repeat this step with the cords in the back of the Beaded Skirt Hanger.

Row 3: Tie the next row of ASK, without adding any beads.  



Row 4:
  • Use cords 15 - 18. The bead goes on cords 16 - 17.
  • Use cords 23 - 26.The bead goes on cords 24 - 25.
  • Finish the row by tying 2 ASK with the remaining cords.
  • Repeat this step with the cords in the back of the Beaded Skirt Hanger.

           

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (no beads).


Row 6:

  • Use cords 11 - 14. The bead goes on cords 12 - 13.
  • Use cords 19 - 22. The bead goes on cords 20 - 21.
  • Use cords 27 - 30.  The bead goes on cords 28 - 29.
  • Finish the row by tying 2 ASK with the remaining cords.
  • Repeat this step with the cords in the back of the Beaded Skirt Hanger.


Row 7: Repeat row 3 (no beads).

Row 8: Repeat row 4.

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (no beads).

Row 10: Repeat row 2.

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (no beads).


 

Step 11: Choose 4 cords from 4 different areas of the basket (total of 16).  Make sure they are evenly spaced.   Gather them into a bundle.

Use a 36-inch cord to make a Wrapped Knot around the bundle.  After the knot is tightened, pull on the cords so they become taut, to form a base that the plant pot can rest on. 

 

 

Beaded Fringe

 
 

Step 12:  To make the fringe for the Beaded Skirt Hanger, you will be placing beads to form a spiral pattern.  Mentally number the remaining 64 cords.  Mark the spot where you begin numbering.

The fringe for the Beaded Skirt Hanger is made by tying the first half of a SK, followed by a bead, and then the second half of the knot.   The cords used are described below: 

You can repeat this process more than once, if you have extra beads



Cords Used for SK Beads on cords

Cords Used for SK Beads on cords
1 - 4 2 - 3
31 - 34 32 - 33
3 - 6 4 - 5
33 - 36 34 - 35
5 - 8 6 - 7
35 - 38 36 - 37
7 - 10 8 - 9
37 - 40 38 - 39
9 - 12 10 - 11
39 - 42 40 - 41
11 - 14 12 - 13
41- 44 42 - 43
13 - 16 14 - 15
43 - 46 44 - 45
15 - 18 16 - 17
45 - 48 46 - 47
17 - 20 18 - 19
47 - 50 48 - 49
19 - 22 20 - 21
49 - 52 50 - 51
21 - 24 22 - 23
51 - 54 52 - 53
23 - 26 24 - 25
53 - 56 54 - 55
25 - 28 26 - 27
55 - 58 56 - 57
27 - 30 28 - 29
57 - 60 58 - 59
29 - 32 30 - 31
59 - 62 60 - 61



61 - 64 62 - 63







 

Step 14:  Trim the ends of all the cords so they are even.  Apply glue to the tips to discourage the fringe from unraveling.  

 
 


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