Best Macramé Patterns for Your Baby's Nursery

Congratulations, Emily and Adam!

Emily's Baby Announcement!

If you caught the big announcement this week you know that our founder, Emily and her partner Adam, are expecting their very first baby! This wonderful news has all of us at Modern Macramé, quite frankly, BABY CRAZY. We can’t help but see every color, fiber and pattern in the studio as something that will be just perfect for baby. Because it’s Modern Macramé we are mostly eschewing baby blues and pastel pinks in favor of earth tones and neutrals, bold shapes rather than ornate knots and subtlety over flash. The nursery of our imagination is going to be quite chic!

Modern Macramé Nursery with Chandelier

Our Cloud Bursting Lantern from the Modern Macramé book completed this nursery with a sophisticated style. If you already have a copy of Emily's book, you can get knotting along on page 134.  

If you don't have our book yet, here are some patterns from our archive that are ideal for your modern nursery:

Three of Hearts Wall Hanging

The Three of Hearts Wall Hanging

This lovely little wall hanging is very near to our hearts! We made this nursery adornment in Lavender, Wheat and Natural but you can pick any three colors of our 5mm rope to suit your child’s room and knot this beginner level pattern in no time. 

Make it yourself with our pattern or buy it pre-made here.

 Checkerboard Rug Pattern

Checkerboard Rug

Made from our plush, squishy 4mm string this rug will be just right for baby's tummy time. They say that babies love bold prints and high contrast patterns and this textile achieves just that while also being soft and baby sized. Knot this floor mat in the gentle hues we chose or go for an even higher contrast with Black and Bright White. 

Follow along with our pattern and kit here. 

Lunar Intentions Wall Hanging

Lunar Intentions

Adorn your nursery with the Lunar Intentions wall hanging for your sweet, moon baby to gaze at from the safety of their bassinet. With eye-catching brass beads, a high contrast colorway and lots of fringe, this artwork is sure to lull baby to the land of nod.

DIY with our pattern or buy it pre-made here. 

Knitted Washcloth

Knitted Washcloth

We included this multipurpose, knitted cloth because, as every parent knows, babies are equal parts love and mess. With one ball of our 2mm string you can knit as many as ten of these soft and highly useful wash cloths! Great to have on hand while nursing, at the high chair or in the bathtub.

Get the FREE pattern here.

Pom Pom Garland

Pom Pom Garland

For that extra touch of fluff and whimsy, make a pom pom! Paint a few stars on the ceiling and this cloudlike garland can festoon the high corners of the nursery creating a celestial space for dreamy babies.

Make your own garland using our pattern and kit here. 

Thanks for revisiting these favorites with us through a new lens! We are dreaming up and developing some very sweet, new patterns with our Modern Macramé baby, and yours, in mind. And thank you for joining Emily on what is sure to be her biggest, most joyful project yet!