Wall Hanger Tutorial
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Ruler (Optional for accuracy)
Start with 48 strands of the same length, about 36 inches long. Separate them into bunches of 2 strands each.
Fold each bundle in half and knot them around the dowel using the lark's head knot. Make sure each knot is facing the same way.
Once you are finished, you should have 24 knots on the dowel. Each knot should have 4 strands of yarn hanging down.
This will be the back of your wall hanging and your working side. Working from one end to the other, gather 8 strands of yarn each and tie smaller pieces (about 4 inches long) of yarn around each bunch, about an inch and a half from the top. Make sure to knot this piece very tight. Once you reach the end of the piece, you should have 12 bunches total.
For the next row, separate half of the first bunch (4 strands) and leave it. *Take the second half of the first bunch and combine it with half of the next bunch*. Repeat the pattern from * to * until you only have 4 strands left. You should have 4 loose strands on each side of the piece and 11 tied bunches in the middle.
Next, take the first four loose strands and combine them with the next four strands from the first bunch. *Take the second half of the first bunch and combine it with half of the next bunch*. Repeat the pattern from * to * until you have used up all of the strands.
From then on you will alternate between Steps 3 and 4 until you reach the end of your piece or your desired length of the pattern. For a neat finish, end with Step 4. Trim the ends from all of your knots. If you wish, trim the ends of your yarn for a clean look.
I use my wall hanger as a holder for by daughter's bows. It looks so darling on her bedroom wall. It also encourages her to wear her bows instead of throwing them onto the floor!