Do you have an outdoor chair with a great frame, but the seating area is gone? I did and wanted to make it fabulous again. With some time and patience, I made the chair even better than it was new!
I removed the rattan from this frame and had a great shell. I did a search on Macramé chair and found some great directions, see link Macramé Chair
You will need:
2 big plastic 19mm crochet hooks, I got these at Michaels
approximately 2 skeins of the 6mm craft cord, I used the Bonnie craft cord in the Jute color.
I had these really great chairs that had given up the rattan. I removed it and had a great form for the Macrame’.
Tie a square knot in one corner, then start weaving. The video does a great job of walking thru the weaving.
The first layer of weaving is one direction, then once done you start weaving between the two strands of each first pass. Use the crochet hooks to hold the loops of the strand you are working on.
The hardest part is getting everything tight enough. After a few rows use the hooks or something else to push all the rows tight. Do this tightening throughout the weaving process.
Once the seat is done, move to the back. The ends will be looped thru in a knot, and then burned with a flame to ensure the rope does not ravel. Then the seared end can be tucked into the weaving.
I wove two chairs and am thrilled with how they turned out!