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Best macrame dream catcher tutorials, patterns, and kits

There’s truly no end to the things you can make with macrame. All you need is a little creativity!

Macrame dream catchers are great examples of how you can apply the craft’s techniques and materials to take on all kinds of concepts and projects.

For instance, macrame cord is the perfect resource to make intricate hoop designs — one of the most iconic features of this Native American craft. You could, of course, buy a macrame dream catcher on Etsy or Amazon, but what’s the fun in that?

That said, if you’re looking to DIY a macrame dream catcher, I dug up ten classes, kits, tutorials, and patterns from across the web to help you get started!

Some are deep-dive online macrame classes, while others are more straightforward, free tutorials you can complete within just a few hours.

Let’s hop into it!

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What materials will I need to make a macrame dream catcher?

Macrame cord and scissors for macrame dreamcatcher

The two essential materials to put together a macrame dreamcatcher are macrame cord and a large ring or hoop.

At the start of each tutorial, required materials will be listed to help you prep (when kits are the case, these will be included).

I put together a full guide to choosing the best macrame cord, but anything that isn’t super thick (less than 5mm) should work.

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As for hoops, you can get these on Etsy, Amazon, or at local hobby shops. However, I’d recommend avoiding Amazon if you can, although I’m aware the convenience is sometimes just too tempting.

For more guidance, you can also check out our recommendations on essential macrame supplies to know what and where to buy the best materials for your macrame dream catcher!

As mentioned above, the list below starts with the most comprehensive instruction featured on popular online learning platforms and finishes with the least complete instruction, which is a YouTube video.

In between, there are kits that include everything you need to complete your very own DIY macrame dream catcher from beginning to end!

Macrame dream catcher tutorials

Circular Macramé Techniques class

Domestika circular macrame patterns

Teacher: Erika Pineda
Platform: Domestika
Level: Beginner

Duration: 16 Lessons (1h 42m)
Audio: Spanish
Subtitles: Yes (CC)

This online class has a lot to offer for those looking for more than just a simple macrame dream catcher tutorial.

Not only will you learn all the essential knots and techniques you need to design your own dream catchers, but you’ll also learn about dyeing and caring for your finished pieces!

That said, it doesn’t include explicit instructions for just a dream catcher. If that’s what you’re looking for, hop down to the next entry.

This course is on Domestika (my favorite platform for creative classes!) and runs a little under two hours. You can purchase this course individually for roughly $10 or sign up for the platform’s subscription plan: Domestika Plus.

The membership will allow you to explore more macrame classes on the platform as well as enjoy additional perks, including free access to 1000+ classes, credits to exchange for courses to keep forever, and class completion certificates.

Mastering the Art of Macramé class

Mastering the art of macrame Udemy

Teacher: Nicole Woo
Platform: Udemy
Level: Beginner

Duration: 50 Lessons (17h 48m)
Audio: English
Subtitles: Yes (CC)

I have just one more macrame class on the list, but it’s by far the most complete option out there. It’s on Udemy and taught by Nicole Woo.

The first complete project entails making a 12-inch DIY macrame dreamcatcher, but the full course also covers mandalas, wall hangings, macrame bags, and so much more!

This is the ideal course for beginners who want a full introduction to the art of macrame. It’s packed with projects, step-by-step instructions, techniques, and lots of tips to guide you in the right direction.

It’s more than 18 hours long in total, with a steep discount for newcomers, often bringing the price down to less than $15. That’s less than $1 per hour of instruction!

VanirCreations Macrame Dreamcatcher kit

VanirCreations macrame dreamcatcher kit

If you’re looking for something more straightforward than a full-on macrame course, there’s nothing like a complete macrame kit to get hands-on.

This DIY macrame dreamcatcher kit from the Etsy store VanirCreations is one of the most beautiful options out there. You can also choose from a variety of colors for both the primary and secondary cords.

These kits ship from the UK and include everything you need to make a stunning 12-inch dream catcher — except scissors. Electric scissors are a great option to consider for macrame projects! Left-handed? You can find some of the best lefty scissors for crafts here.

US-based readers may have to pay a premium for shipping, but you can also source your own macrame cord and watch the tutorial video on YouTube for free.

VanirCreations Beginners Macrame Mooncatcher kit

VanirCreations macrame mooncatcher kit

Next up is yet another kit from UK-based VanirCreations, this time containing a unique “mooncatcher” design. This is essentially a macrame crescent moon dreamcatcher with a modified 16-inch MDF hoop.

Once again, you can choose the primary and secondary cord colors, giving you different options to match your home decor. This piece will look incredible next to a set of macrame curtains!

Note that this macrame dream catcher kit is a bit more expensive, and shipping may be pricey for US-based crafters. Again though, you can watch the tutorial video on YouTube for free and source your own macrame supplies.

Pepperell Macrame Dream Catcher kit

Pepperell Crafts Macrame Dream Catcher kit

As for mass-market macrame dream catcher kits, this option from Pepperell is the only one I’d recommend. Most others have limited instructions or tiny rings.

That said, this is a very basic, straightforward kit. It’s probably not the best choice for adult crafters, but it’s absolutely perfect for kids. And at less than $10, it’s not a hard sell.

Either way, it makes for an affordable creative gift, whether for crafty grown-ups or youngsters. The link below goes to Amazon, but you can often find this kit in Hobby Lobby and other craft stores as well.

BoholinaMacrame Dream Catcher Pattern Macrame PDF

BoholinaMacrame Dream Catcher Pattern Macrame

If you already have some experience with macrame and have access to suitable materials, all you’re missing is a good pattern. And the great thing about macrame patterns is that they’re very inexpensive.

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This modern macrame dreamcatcher pattern, sold by Etsy seller BoholinaMacrame, fits the bill perfectly! It’s a beautiful macrame dream catcher hanging with brown and white feathers and lots of detail.

Since it’s just the pattern, you’ll have to source materials independently, but the digital format lets you download it and start crafting right away! This seller also sells many gorgeous macrame kits; you can discover more here.

ThreadSagelyHome Macrame Wall Hanging Dream Catcher pattern

ThreadSagelyHome macrame dreamcatcher tree of life

Macrame tree of life designs have been popular for decades, and this pattern teaches you everything you need to know to make your own.

It isn’t a traditional dream catcher, but it’s a great way to add a little boho flair to your home — the branch design is stunning!

Since it’s a digital pattern, you can download it right after purchase! This seller has another pattern that uses a slightly different branch structure.

Looking into macrame books for beginners is another great way to discover unique, easy-to-make macrame dreamcatchers and designs from scratch.

Made in May DIY Macrame Dreamcatcher series

Now we’re entering the realm of completely free macrame dream catcher tutorials on YouTube. These offer less instruction and little in the way of support, so they may not be ideal if you’re an absolute beginner.

However, it’s hard to argue with the low price of free!

This first tutorial is from the Korean macrame YouTube channel Made in May. It features a fairly standard design and exclusively uses macrame cord, so you won’t need to buy additional netting material.

As you may have assumed from the title, this is #5 in a series of macrame dream catcher tutorials. Other videos cover more modern designs and even a butterfly pattern instead of a standard net! You can check out the full playlist here.

Watch the video above or click the button below to watch it on YouTube. The video has English subtitles to guide you, and the knots are listed as the tutorial progresses.

Let Be DIY Macrame Dreamcatcher Wall Hanging

Next up is another tutorial from one of my favorite macrame YouTubers, Let Be. Their work is always super clean, and this DIY macrame dreamcatcher wall hanging is no different.

Despite how complex (and gorgeous) the finished product looks, it only uses three different types of knots. That said, you’ll need to be pretty precise, and since the piece is so intricate, a lot of cord will be required.

Check out the video above, or click below to watch it on YouTube. I also highly recommend you check out more of their videos while you’re at it!

The Craft Cat Macrame Moon Dreamcatcher

The final macrame dream catcher tutorial on the list is from The Craft Cat. I love this one because it shows you exactly how to make a crescent moon dream catcher without pre-prepared materials.

Essentially, that means having one 16cm and one 10cm metal hoop, cutting them, and bending them to make a moon shape.

This is a bit more complicated than buying one of the kits above, but it isn’t nearly as difficult as it sounds. Once finished, you’ll have a super unique macrame dreamcatcher to show off in your home!

That’s it for this list of the best macrame dream catcher tutorials, patterns, and kits! Did you find your next project here? Let me know in the comments below!

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