Want to make a personalized macrame lawn chair? Decide on the color and add a personal touch to your very own lawn chair by revamping an old one with this DIY macrame lawn chair guide!
Make A Macrame Lawn Chair For A Comfy Lounge
– This post was originally by diyprojects.com and shared with permission –
I’ve been noticing a lot more macrame furniture out there lately. I love macrame, and a macrame lawn chair is one of those DIY projects that I have always wanted to try! In the spirit of getting my place cleaned up and organized, I decided to upcycle some of my lawn chairs that have seen one too many summers. The chairs have perfectly good metal frames and just need new webbing, making them perfect macrame lawn chair candidates!
As I searched for macrame pattern inspiration, I noticed there’s a major lack of detailed instructions. So I decided to experiment and create my own pattern. I went ahead and mocked it up so you won’t have to go through the same exhaustive search I did. You can download it HERE (for free) to get started on your macrame lawn chair!
- 200 yards of 6mm macrame craft cord (I did 100 yds of each color)
- 2 19.00mm crochet hooks
- Metal lawn chair frame
- pattern (download mine here)
Step 1. Remove Old Webbing
Using scissors, remove the webbing or fabric from your chair. Clean the frame.
Step 2. Start Weaving Process
To start your chair, you’ll want to place your roll of cord on the ground inside the chair frame. This is the easiest placement of the cord for the entire weaving process. Starting on the seat bottom frame, make a double square knot, leaving about 6″ of a slack at the end. Keep in mind that you are only going to weave on the straight parts of the chair frame, leaving the rounded edges bare.
Step 3. Under The Bridge And Through The Loop
Now take your cord up, below the center bar and up over the top of the frame. (See pictures below)
Then, loop the cord over the top of the chair frame and pull it around to the outside. Push your crochet hook through the loop you just made. Be sure to pull the cord tight so the hook doesn’t fall out. Also, in order to make sure you will be able to get your hook through the next time around, make sure the loop is resting on the fattest part of the hook. Trust me, this will make your life much easier as you continue!
Step 4. In Comes The Hook
Bring the cord back down, underneath the center bar, and over the front of the seat frame. Wrap the loop over the frame and pull it under to the outside of the first couple of cords. Just as you did before, push the crochet hook through the loop, having it rest on the flat part of the hook. Pull the loose cord tight and continue.
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Check it out here on diyprojects.com!
Didn’t you find this personalized macrame lawn chair project engaging? I’m sure you’ve got visions now about how your own macrame lawn chair will be designed, the color you will choose and how it will sit in your garden landscape. Enjoy weaving your own macrame lawn chair!
Let us know in the comments below how making your own macrame lawn chair went!
With a new lawn chair, learn how to care for your outdoor furniture here so your personalized chair can last long.
This post was originally published in April 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.