How to Make a Macrame Halloween Wall Hanging

Do you love macramé, but are knot challenged? Try this easy Halloween wall hanging that is as easy to make as it is adorable.

hNo needles or hooks required for this spooky yarn project.  Lean how to create an amazing macrame wall hanging perfect for Halloween with minimal knot knowledge.  A project so easy you will be able to haunt and hang on your walls in just an afternoon.

Photo by: Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

This project was created by The Knit Show’s Vickie Howell, a recent guest on the Facebook series DIY This With Jennifer Perkins.  Vickie Howell is the Creator and Host of The Knit Show a yarn lovers dream show on You Tube.


  • macrame hoop (or embroidery hoop)
  • chunky-weight yarn
  • scissors
  • craft felt
  • Hot-glue gun

Photo by: Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Step 1: Hold three strands of yarn together, cut to twice the length you’d like your finished piece to be. Tie yarn onto top of hoop using the Larks Head Knot as follows:

  • 1a. Fold strands in half to form a loop; slide loop under hoop top.
  • 1b. Feed tails over hoop top and through loop.
  • 1c. Pull to close knot. You’ll now how a hanging yarn strand bunch.

Repeat this process across top of hoop, until you’re satisfied with coverage.

Photo by: Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Step 2: Tie individual hanging bunches to hoop bottom using the Half Hitch Knot as follows:

  • 2a. Wrap yarn bunch over and around hoop bottom.
  • 2b. Feel tails through loop creating by wrapping.
  • 2c. Pull to close knot.

Photo by: Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Step 3: Tie an additional piece of yarn for hanger to hoop top. Trim bottom hanging strands to even out.

Photo by: Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Step 4: Cut out eyes and mouth from craft felt. Hot glue to yarn face.

Photo by: Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Directions are written for the ghost. To make the jack-o-lantern, simply swap out yarn colors and use green ribbon instead of yarn for hanger. Experiment with using another macrame knot across the top of pumpkin. The Square Knot was used in the episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins.

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