Have a look for macrame plant hanger inspiration on the internet, so you can get an idea of what you might like to create.
Cut 8 pieces of your twine or cotton cord. You can make these as long as you like depending on the space you’re working with. I always like to make hangers that end up being about 2.5 ft, so I give myself around 5ft to work with.
Take your metal or wooden ring and put all 8 pieces of cord through the middle, so the ring sits evenly between the pieces of cord.
Here, you can add a simple step or a more complicated knot. If you’re feeling brave, try a square knot pattern for about 5 cm. If you want to stay simple, simply tie a knot to secure all 8 strands - add a bead then tie another knot to secure it of you like.
You will now have 16 stands of cords now you’ve looped it through a ring. Divide the 16 strands into 4 groups of 4. These will provide a 4 column structure that will support your plant pot.
In each group of 4, about 30cm down the strands, tie a knot. If you managed to master the square knot at the top, why not try this for another 5cm.
Now split each group in two and tie with two strands from the group next to it. You can either use a simple knot or, again, a square knot.
You’ll start to see a net form as you continue to do this all the way around. If you like, you can measure how many times you do this dependant on the size of your pot.
Place your pot in and measure where you should gather your pieces of string/cord. You can again, either do this with a large knot (where you gather all the pieces of cord and tie a knot. Or, you can do a neat gathering knot.