1) To start your project, take all six cords and fold them evenly in half to form a loop up top by tying a standard overhand knot. Hold all six ropes together, take them and tie a simple overhand knot.
2) To smooth out the knot, take each rope and pull it individually to get the neatly looking knot.
3) You have a nice loop up top that you can hang up your plant hanger from.
4) Now it is time to tie the rest of the mini-plant hanger. You need to work in sections of four ropes to tie square knots.
5) Take the first four ropes you want to begin working with. Take the rope on the far right side and cross it over the two in the middle to make a loop on the right. The left string goes over the right one, behind the two in the middle, and through the loop. Give it a nice tug to tighten it. Take the left side and send it over the two in the middle to form a loop. The side on the far right then goes over the left rope, behind the two in the middle, and through the loop. Pull it tight.
6) Repeating the same process, make six square knots in the row using the same four ropes.
7) Take the two ropes on the outer sides and switch them with the strings in the middle. Take them over and just place them in the middle.
8) Now we are going to tie a spiral pattern using half square knots. Take the right rope, cross it over the two in the middle to form a loop, and the left rope goes over the two middle ones, behind the two in the middle, and through the loop. Give it a nice tug to tighten.
9) Keep repeating these steps – again, take the rope on the right side and cross it over the two in the middle to form a loop. The left rope goes over the right, behind the middle two, and through the loop. Pull it tight and repeat.
10) As you form the half knots, you will notice that it will start to spiral in a really interesting pattern.
11) Keep tying spiral knots until you have made bout three and a half inches of the spiraled section.
12) Once when the first section is completed, we are going to repeat the exact same pattern two more times using sections of four, like the first one.
13) Rotate your plant hanger and start the next section (repeat steps 5-11) – you will have to make six square knots and three and a half inches of the spiral section.
14) Now we are going to connect all the sections together with another square knot. To do that, take two ropes from each little section and use groupings that are next to each other. Go down about one to two inches and tie a square knot. Once again, take the far right rope, and cross it over the two in the middle. Put the far left over the two middle ones behind them and through the loop and tighten it. Then take the left side to cross over the two in the middle; the right goes over, behind, and through the loop.
15) Repeat the same process all the way around to form the basket.
16) The more space that you leave from the end of the spiral knots and between the square knot means bigger pot you can put, so adjust the size based on the size of your pot.
17) To finish the basket, we are going to toe a gathering knot. Leave about two to three inches of space between the square knots to tie the gathering knot down below.
18) Take another rope and fold it in half, so you get one short side and one long side with a loop that hangs below. Place it right with the strings you want to gather together and hold it with your thumb.
19) Take the long side and start wrapping it around all the gathered strings. Once you have the desired length of the gathering knot, take the long end and stick it through the loop. Take the short string and pull it to give it a nice tug. Pull everything up and through the gathering knot to secure the knot.
20) Take the pair of scissors to trim the remaining ends of the gathering knot.
21) Trim the remaining ends of the hanger to make them as short or as long as you want.
22) Take the pot and fit it into the basket, and your mini plant hanger is done.