MAKE: Rose Knot Macrame Mini

Macrame Mini Plant Hanger 🌱

How cute is this mini plant hanger?! It’s like my favorite hanger. I made it last year in a fit of creativity for a bulk order. A customer in VA wanted 20 mini macrame hangers of different styles and I dug deep to provide her with 10 different styles. Lucky you, I’m presenting the first one of the batch for you to MAKE yourself.

I luvvv how boho and romantic this little hanger is. Perfect for the upcoming Valentine Holiday 😉. It’s also so very versatile as it can truly be hung anywhere. (Or is it hanged, uggghhhh grammar!). Heck, make a living wall with several of these and air plants or succulents.

Below, you will see a short video on how to do “the rose” knot. Watch it before using the pattern.

The Rose Knot. (Make 4 alternating sq knots first)

So, hopefully you watched the video, or maybe you already know how to do the Rose Knot. Below, you will find the pattern. As with any of my tutorials, feel free to make your own and resell with credit to eitm. They make great gifts.

Materials:

Wood Ring (I get mine from Michaels or Etsy)

Rope (10 Cords cut approx 22 inches, I used 3/16 or 1/4 inch)

Scissors ✂️

Cost: $2.00 approx to make (Cabone Rings are $2.49/5 pack)

HH = Half Hitch

Sq = Square

Pattern is written in rows working left to right

Pattern

Hang your 10 cords, halved via lark’s head knot onto the wood ring (20 rope tendrils will dangle)

Row 1: Make 5 Rose Knots (See video above)

Row 2: Half Hitch cords 2-8 onto cord #1, being sure to pull cord #1 diagonally to right as you work. Next, Half Hitch cords 13-19 onto cord #20, being sure to pull #20 diagonally leftwards down while hitching.

Row 3: Gather 2 leftmost cords and the 2 rightmost cords and make a square knot in the middle.

Row 4: HH the 2 left cords from the middle sq knot from Row 3 onto cord #1’s row of half hitches. Then, do the exact same thing with the rightmost cords of the middle sq knot from Row 3 onto cord #20’s half hitches moving left diagonally.

Row 5: Finally, marry Leftmost cord (#1) and Right (#20) with a HH of #1 over #20. Snip cords to an even length.

Yer done. Hang it up. Too confusing, see some tutorial steps below.

Final photo is of half hitch started from left to right

Don’t forget to share what you make with me via IG @ellainthemoon Next tutorial: You’ve Got ❤️ Heart Bunting.

🌚 eitm

MAKE: Macrame Chevron Earrings 🌚

Hai there! We’re now mixing it up in the New Year, surviving and still mostly stuck inside. And with “The Great Indoors” comes time to craft.

In the interest of keeping one of two resolutions, I’m ready to release the first of two MAKE patterns this week. Today, I offer you Macrame Chevron Earrings. This pattern features two staple knots, the lark’s head and the half hitch.

Macrame Chevron Earrings 🌚

For this MAKE, you will need very thin macrame cord, about 3mm. You can also be sustainable like me and use whatever cut offs from previous projects. I used some left over pieces from a large macrame curtain that I had made. The rope cord separated for some reason, which didnt normally happen with this particular brand. So above, you see separated 3mm or 3/16 macrame cotton rope (from Knot and Rope supply, my favorite bulk provider).

Here is the Materials Mock Up:

  • 12 strands of cotton yarn or 3mm macrame cord (6 strands per tear drop earring) measuring 20 inches.
  • Fish hook finding and tear drop
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Needle Nose Pliers

Key: HH = Half Hitch L = Left R = Right

LH = Lark’s Head R = Row

Pattern is worked left to right. You can use a clipboard from which to work or put a thumb tack into a piece of macrame foam board. Or a small piece of wood block with a small hanging nail or thumbtack in it to mount tear drop.

Pattern:

R1: Mount 6 cords folded in half onto tear drop piece with a lark’s head knot with bump of knot in the back.

R2: Take Left most cord and HH (half hitch) cords 2,3,4,5,6 onto it so cord #1 will have 2-6 HH’d onto it to the middle. When HHing, be sure to pull your filler cord to the right and slight angles down tightly.

Then, work the same pattern R to L starting with outermost cord (#12) and HH codd 11-7 onto it (pulling tightly to left diagonally). You will finish with filler cord #12 HH over filler cord #1.

R2-R3: repeat the same exact steps above except you will start leftmost with cord #2 as filler being pulled to right and rightmost #11 as filler being pulled into left R3 would be filler #3 and #10 respectively. So, filler #11 will be HH’d over #2. And filler #10 HH’d over #3.

Finishing, trim to the desired lengthand add the fish hook finding (you need needlenose pliers to open and shut the tiny clasp ring). Use a fine-toothed comb at the bottom part of the unmacramed yarn or rope to create a fringe look.

Ella in the Moon Earrings 🌚

Feel free to make these for yourself or to sell. I made these two years ago at least and sell them at craft fairs. Please credit eitm if you create from my pattern.

And remember, find me on IG. I love sharing my creating and finding inspo.

Happy Making!

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Crochet Half Moon Earrings 🌚

It’s been a while since I presented anything crochet in this part crochet blog. And it’s not because I haven’t been crocheting: I have. Not as much as I’d like to though. I think my last crochet post was a half moon crochet face mask, which I hope you liked. Now, another accessory just in time for spring. 👍🏾

Half Moon Hoops

These are fresh off of my crochet fingers. They are made of 100% cotton yarn, but you truly can use any yarn of the same weight. You will need to be able to do single crochet (SC), Double Crochet (DC), Slip Stitch (SL ST) and chains of course (Chain). They whip up in 10-15 minutea. There is some general crochet terminology in the pattern below. Here’s how you can DIY.

Materials:

  • Faux hoops and fish hook findings (Got mine at Wal Mart)
  • Yarn weight Medium 4 (I used Sugar and Cream)
  • Hook size F
  • Small scissors
  • Smaller hook to tie in loose ends

Tie your yarn onto the earring hoop by making a knot at 🕛 12:00. Then, work 20 single crochets around the hoop to the other side. Ch 3, turn

Row 2: you will single crochet in every stitch to opposite side (20 SCs). Ch 3, turn

Row 3: sk3 and slip stitch (ST) into front of 3rd stitch, do this all the way across. (7) ch3, turn

Row 4: Sk (Skip) 1st ST, DC in next CH, Ch2, and every other CH across to the other side.

Work in loose ends or snip ‘em and tuck them in. Add a little stitch glue if you do the latter.

Half Moon Earring Candid Shot 🌛

These earrings are lightweight and of course, can be made in any color that you may choose. I think they are more of a spring accessory if you use cotton yarn as opposed to wool or acrylic.

Happy Making

eitm 🌚

Whatever fits my Whimsy

The New Year is quickly approaching, and with the new moon and with the emerging of 2021, my energies are focusing more on this blog. Yes, I have had a truly traumatic year, much like everyone out there. The Pandemic, and a monumental, earth-shattering break up that I didn’t see coming under the pandemic, seeing black lives murdered in plain sight, and the election.

Yet 2021 gives me hope. And in the vein of putting my intentions out there to the Universe, and for all to see, I know better things are to come. Hope Springs Eternal!

In 2021, I will be continuing to grow this blog, and will be blogging bi-weekly moving forward. I have so many ideas to share, that are just sitting in my head, languishing. So.many.patterns. I just have to start eating the frog (my 2021 Mantra!).

I am so pleased that this blog has been gaining momentum, Thank you!, and honestly, I want to do more of it. More creating, more sharing, and more just thinking outside of the box in design. And with that being said (one of my favorite expressions), this blog won’t be remaining in a box. Being multi-fiber fanatical, I will live up to my mantra “whatever fits my whimsy” more in this new year. I will bring you patterns and ideas from knitting, embroidery, punch needle (goal!), and polymer clay, yet the focus will stay on crochet and macrame.

Macrame is truly my first true fiber art love. I have 3 patterns already batch written for you. Boho Macrame Plant Hanger, Boho Chevron Earrings and Heart Bunting. And wait, there’s more…you are welcome to use these patterns to sell your own wares! Just be sure to credit me as the pattern creator.

I look forward to seeing your makes in 2021 on my Instagram. Stay tuned for my top posts from IG, and my best performing posts here in the next day or so.

Latch Hook Tote Bag 🌚

Latch Hook Tote Bag

Here at EITM, fiber arts reign supreme! Not just macrame or crochet, but truly all of the fiber…arts. Embroidery, punch needle, knitting and today, latch hook.

The “whatever fits my whimsy” motto of my brand means who knows what medium is next. And today, it’s latch hook (probably tomorrow, too 😉).

Today’s how-to is simple, but time-intensive. For your project, you need the following:

  • Scissors
  • Yarn of all colors or just a couple
  • A latch hook or H or G Crochet Hook
  • Latch Hook Fabric
  • Plain Tote
  • Sewing 🪡 needle & thread or fabric glue

Pick out your rug canvas material and draw your shape onto it with a sharpie or freehand it. Then, pick out your yarn colors and cut down to piles of 6 inch strands.

Rug Canvas

Insert your chosen hook into the material and attach 3-4 strands, and pull through. You will do this over and over again. Sometimes, for a quicker hack and bulkier area, you will bundle 10-12 yarns and tie a single piece around the middle, knot it and then insert each side of the single piece into the rug making material and tie a knot in the back to hold. Little bundles throughout. I like an abstract vibe so mine is kinda random.

The Back of the Work. Messy piles and neat latch hooked pieces

So, once you are done making your latch hook pocket (mine took like 2-3 hours), cut it into a rectangular shape. Get out your tote bag. Get out your sewing supplies or fabric glue and attach the square (sewing is more durable). If you are sewing, you have to do an overhand stitch. You have to make sure to feed the needle into the square grid of the rug canvas and then outside of it.

$2 Tote Bag from Dollar Store
Sew attach right, left and bottom.

Before attaching or after attaching you can trim your piece to different lengths. Some closer to the grid material and some pieces longer. Below is an example of various pile lengths and some bundled yarn and some latch hooked.

Various lengths of ‘pile’ in this bunting

This tote makes a fun handmade gift. Want a bag not so brazen? Mute your color. Or want to show off your skill, create a picture. Recently, I sold a cute latch hook cat rug. See below.

Fab huh? The possibilities are endless! And I love to think about various ways to re-envision fiber craft. I am compiling a “5 Fantastic Uses for Latch Hook” just like my popular macrame post, so stay tuned. 📺

I’d love to see what you make. Share on IG and I’ll repost.

Happy Making 🌚

~eitm

5 More Fantastic Uses For Macrame Scraps

👋🏾Hi makers! Boy, I’ve been MIA for a couple months now and for that I am sorry. Life has just been sooo busy. And I just needed to recharge my Maker’s brain. Surely you can relate. It’s back in full force!

My post “5 Fantastic Uses for Macrame Scraps” is my most popular post and so why not give readers more of what they want? So, I deep dove into my creations from IG and from my archives to bring you 5 more uses for scraps. Sustainable and useful, I hope one or more ideas below ignite your creative fire 🔥 as we will be at home in the US a lot for the next month or so.

Macrame Lighting from repurposed jars

Lighting is everything in the winter, imo. It can set a nice cozy mood or bring us out of the doldrums of impenetrable winter. So…Macrame Candle Jars.

Mini Macrame Scrap Jar of reused baby food jar

Just add mini tea light candles or for more safety, use the led ones.

Next up, ‘tis the season for Macrame Ornaments.

Macrame Ornaments
This one is fillable, I added a little acorn
New design, Flat Boho Ornament

How about those ornaments? Such a quick project with lovely results. You can even make mini tassels or a macrame garland for a boho tree. I’m working on my tree now so I’ll show ya the vibe. 👍🏾

Next up, how about some Macrame Wall Baskets of macrame scraps or just non scraps. Depends on how long you want the decor to be. Here are a couple that I have fashioned out of thrifted wicker baskets.

🌸Just add flowers 🌸

How about an accessory for the Holiday Season?! A Tassel Choker. This tassel takes like 10 minutes to make. You have to add the silver findings. Or it can be a keychain.

Tassel Choker for the Holidaze

And last, but not least, Boho Macrame Plant Pot. This is basically half hitch knotted over and over again in a spiral form. This took me like an hour. There is a wooden ring at the base on which I mounted the scraps of rope.

The scraps have to be on the longer side. You do need one long piece of rope to add the individual scraps on in order to have it keep it’s round form. I am working on writing up the pattern and how to video to show you soon so stay tuned.

Half Hitch Macrame Plant Pot 🪴

So, there ya have it. 5 more uses for macrame scraps. What will you make?

Happy Making 🌚🌙

🌙Half Moon Centerpiece 🌚

With the change in weather, and the whisper of fall, a change is coming! Change in the leaves, change in the sunlight and a change in my vibe. I love this time of year. I feel so alive and creative. I feel so Zen in my crafting during October and November.

Along with the change of the season, the holidays are upon us. I am not big on holidays and don’t really ascribe to a religion per se, however, I do like to decorate and spend time with the family. And family, there is food. But I am not a fan of cooking, but maybe you do?! For you, I bring a simple DIY Centerpiece.

Half Moon Centerpiece

Giving credit where credit us due, I found this photo on Pinterest by fianceebodas (on Twitter) and it captivated my mind.

The Inspiration for my DIY from @fianceebodas on Twitter. Their photo credit

It has gotten soooo many repins! I decided I wanted to make something similar for my table or wall or mantle. So I did, and now you can, too.

Shouldnt cost very much. Around $20. You will need a drill for sure. Or ask to borrow one.

Supplies:

Table top circular disc (got mine at Lowe’s for like $8), drill, table saw (optional) dried wheat stalks ($4.99 at Kroger grocery store right now), sandpaper (optional)

I cut the half moon disk myself but you can get your local hardware store to do it for you. It’s really just a few steps.

How to in Pictures

1. Take your full moon table top board and cut it in half

2. Next, sand the rough edges a little bit if they are ragged. Use a softer piece of sandpaper. Not the grittier kind. You can also skip this step if you want.

3. Mark off 1 inch tics along the top rounded smooth part of the half moon. From left to right.

4. Get a drill and drill into your tic marks a 1/4 of an inch down. You will want to match you drill bit to the size of your dried wheat grass like the photo shows.

5. Dust off the saw dust and then insert your dried stalks making sure they set and balance. You may need to add more than one per hole. Also, I had to cut some stalks down for balancing purposes.

6. Lastly, if you want, put glue into the holes. Or, you can stuff the holes with a couple of hidden cotton balls.

Place it on your holiday table or 3M hang it to your wall. Watch as it becomes the conversation centerpiece! 😉

This creation is so versatile. You can even macrame it up with macrame feather plumes on sticks. My next creation! Maybe. Or, if you want your Centerpiece to look more like the one I hacked by FianceeBodas, drill smaller holes and make the spacing holes 1/4 of an inch. Add more wheat stalks or fuzzy stalks.

Please share with me on IG. I’m waiting….

Happy Making 🌚🌙

eitm

Pumpkin Spice Placemat

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to me! September, October and Novembee give me life! I love all the fall brings. 🍁🍂 The reprieve from the heat, mosquitoes and humidity. The leaves turning. The light changing. And PUMPKINS!

Evans Orchard, Georgetown, KY

Something about how round and plump they are. They just seem so fun and poetic. Or maybe I’m reading too much into them. 🤷🏾‍♀️ The warm orange hues, the foliage, fall is everything!

And there’s more, pumpkin spice lattes and placemats!

So, I needed something for our new glass dining table (which I’m not big on, not my decision) because the kiddos get their fingers all over it and my partner had said we need some kind of placemats. And Etsy shop All Yarn Drive having this wonderful super chunky yarn, welp, inspired!

You have to start out by chaining 12. It’s best to do this on a table or while in bed like me. Haha. See below.

Ch 12, then work left to right for 1 row, then right to left next row. Continue to alternate.

This project takes about 1 hour. It’s all finger knitting. Make ‘em in any color you’d like. I have the video tutorial posted on my EITM Youtube so just head on over and subscribe while you’re at it. Or don’t, but I have a ton of projects coming soon. Anyhow, the actual written pattern is in the notes.

Pumpkin Spice Placemat

Message me via IG or ellainthemoon@icloud if you have questions. 🌚 🌙

Happy Making! 🎃

Make: Dried Floral Letter 🌸 🌸 🌸 🌸

What am I doing on a Saturday Night during a Pandemic? Well, coming up with another DIY for my fellow crafters! 🌙😊

With the dog days of summer are waning, and fall quickly approaching, this DIY can be on your fall bucket list if you aren’t too busy. Heck, in writing this, it could easily be done with fallen leaves.

This DIY is very inexpensive and quick. You may find that working with the sticky glue can be tricky, but it is nothing a 2nd grader couldn’t handle with aplomb! You’ll just need 4 items, and most likely, you will have 2 out of the 4 around the house already.

Time it takes: approximately 15-20 minutes

Supplies:

Dried Flowers 💐

E6000 glue

A Particle Board Letter

Q-tip

So, it’s important that the flowers are dried out already. They will easily crumble so be very gentle with them. I had some crumble as I was making my letters, but it was kinda an easy fix. Just place more glue over the crumbly bits and add another petal.

Basically, you use a Q-tip and slather the glue on in 1 inch spots where you’d like to add dried flowers, then carefully arrange your flowers accordingly. I like to work from the corners and outside in, much like working a large puzzle. You’re just adding the petal pieces.

Feel free to add in some other greenery to your heart’s content. Truly, you are only limited by your imagination. The E6000 takes a while to dry, but when it does, you have a beautiful dried floral letter!

I made one large one as a housewarming gift and the other little L is going to spell out Lily for my step daughter.

Be sure and share what you make via Pinterest (follow Ella in the Moon) or Instagram (@ellainthemoon).

Happy Making!

eit🌙

How to do the Wave…Knot

Hello, and welcome back to Ella in the Moon. I have many projects in the works for this blog! Fall is going to be quite full! So be sure to check back often if you like to make and create.

Today, I have a Macrame tutorial that I believe you will love. You will be able to make the most lovely, durable rugs and coasters for your home. I call this knot pattern “the wave”. It is my own naming, yet it could be called something else in the Internets or old Macrame books, yet honestly, I haven’t seen it used in this way elsewhere.

I have used the Wave for festival tops and for home goods. You can see below how it was used in a festival top for a unique and fitted effect.

The Wave:

To make the first part of your wave, or the knot that you are going to be using over and over again is called the Half Knot. As a Right-Handed person, I always tie leftmost rope cord, over the 2 middle working cords, and then right most cord (in a batch of 4 cords) goes under and then over leftmost. You can also start by tying the right most cord first. You will have to do both no matter what IF you make a project longer than 6 rows. See video below:

So, doing the half knot over and over again for a few rows creates a lovely wave effect (🖐🏾) and it has the awesome look of weaving (yep, I weave a little, too, but that’s for another post). One thing that is super important to realize and pay close attention to in doing this knot is that after approximately 6 rows of this knot, it will begin to twist. You will notice this on the leftmost end of the work. So, to prevent this, you have to reverse from doing a right side half knot to doing a left side hand knot for the same amount of rows. However, if you are just making some cute coasters with thick rope (1/4 inch thickness), then you don’t have to reverse to left side half knots at all 👍🏾!

I plan on making a lovely fall rug with tassels with this new method. I’m gonna add tassels on the sides! Just waiting on fall colors to come in at my favorite Etsy shop!

Half Hitch on the ends, wave knots in the middle

Also, be sure to tag me on IG or follow on Pinterest to show me what you decided to make with the Wave!  

IG:  Ellainthemoon

Pinterest: Ellainthemoon

Happy Making! 🌚🌙