How to make an easy wool and yarn macrame wreath
I have been looking for a project for about two years now where I could use the thick wool I had purchased and that wasn’t a chunky knit blanket that you see everywhere. Pieces that incorporated macrame yarn and thick wool intrigued me There is something special about the contrasting texture that is somewhat the same yet totally different. So a simple wool and yarn macrame wreath sounded like a good place to start.
super easy DIY wool and yarn macrame wreath tutorial
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Most of my macrame tutorials include simple knots like the Square Knot or Diagonal Clove Hitch Knots because they are so easy to remember. For this tutorial you actually only need the Diagonal Clove Hitch knots, that’s it!
You can make this macrame wreath in bigger sizes as well. All you need is a larger metal ring to start with and to add yarn and wool accordingly.
- 2-inch brass ring
- macrame cord (28 strings cut to 22-inch length)
- thick wool (14 cut 8-inch pieces)
- fabric stiffener (optional)
Below is the video tutorial and if it doesn’t load for you then you can also watch it on my YouTube channel:
Macrame wreath instructions
I started out my wreath by folding the 22-inch pieces of macrame yarn in half and looping them onto the brass ring with Lark’s Head knots as shown below and in the video.
This will form a tight circle of yarn that can be sectioned into 7 groups of 8 strings.
Take the string on the outside of one of the bunch of yarn strings and loop Diagonal Clove Hitch knots towards the center of the group.
Clove Hitch Knots are basically loops placed onto the outer string on each side that then meet at the center of the group in a triangular shape.
When you go all the way around you will end up with the below star pattern:
I used this same tutorial to make a Christmas ornament in the shape of a star. This is the part of the tutorial where you’d have to stop and just open and trim the end fringe and voila you have a star-shaped ornament.
Repeat the same concept of the Clove Hitch knots one more time around the circle as shown below:
You will end up with short ends which I trimmed and then combed out the edges a little before starting to weave the thick wool yarn into the piece.
This step is better visible in the video because you have to use the center of the triangular shapes to loop and weave the short pieces of wool through. Similar to a Lark’s Head Knot.
Go all the way around the wreath as shown in the video and you are DONE!
TIP: In the end, you can spray the wool with fabric stiffener to ensure that the wreath doesn’t lose shape. Lay it flat while letting it dry!
I loved taking photos of it on the beach and can’t wait to hang it somewhere at home. Hey, maybe on the front door?
Where to buy macrame wreaths
If making your own isn’t your thing then you can support some small businesses on Etsy and choose from beautiful macrame wreaths already made. Here are some beautiful ones I found.
You can also customize this wreath and turn it into a macrame fall wreath with some fall foliage or dried flowers or you could add some sparkle and turn it into a macrame Christmas wreath. Super easy!
More unique macrame tutorials
Macramé makes such stylish home decor without spending a lot of money and it’s so much fun to make. If you have made friendship bracelets as a child then you can do these bigger knotting projects too. Trust me.
- macrame garland
- macrame earrings
- macrame feather
- macrame heart
- my 4 favorite unique macrame wall hangings that I made (pictured below): combed macrame wall hanging with embroidery floss, macrame chain link garland wall hanging, modern macrame wall hanging, and my macrame Christmas tree wall hanging.
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed it.
I love this wreath!! Could you tell me the name of that thick wool you used? Also…are there different weights of macrame cord? What size did you use? I am absolutely going to make this if I can find wool that thick. Is it chunky or bulky? What # is it? How much of each (cord and wool) did you need?
Hi Colleen, just noticed that none of the links to the materials I used were working but they are now. And like I mentioned in the post I used 28 strings cut to 22-inch length of the macrame yarn and 14 cut 8-inch pieces of the thick wool.
Thankyou…oh, I knew how long to cut the lengths of cord and yarn as per your instructions. I just wondered how many balls of each one I would require?
You should only need one ball each
Thank You so much Julia for your beautiful creations. I love all that you create
Thanks so much for the compliment Sue
Hi! I’m struggling with the half hitch knots lining up. Is there any way to get step by step pictures? Thanks.
Sorry, you are struggling. I know that pausing the video tutorial that I included on the images that you need helps a lot. Did you try that already?
Ma la ghirlanda a stella è diversa dal tutorial