Crochet Hanging Planter
Every time I think I’m going to sit down and teach myself how to macrame a plant hanger, I end up looking longingly over at my crochet hooks. Crochet is so much more my jam! Truth be told, though I much prefer the look of bulkier yarn hangers, made with chunky yarns. Unfortunately, though until recently I didn’t have a large enough hook that would both do the job, and be comfortable to work with. I love the look of big crochet but man, sometimes creating it makes my wrist angry. Well, my friends, I’m pleased to report that my crochet dilemma is no longer! Thanks to my friends at Clover, I’m now the proud owner of a size 12 mm, Jumbo Amour Crochet Hook which is not only super-comfy to crochet with, but also comes in my favorite color: turquoise. <insert awkward, but joyful crochet-inspired dance>
Man, I dig this hook — and when I also came across the same shade of jersey, t-shirt yarn I knew they’d be besties, right away. The result of their partnership is: Plant Happy, a bulky planter holder that’s fit to be tied onto anyone’s patio awning. Make one for yourself today, then bookmark this pattern for teacher gifts later. Enjoy!
T-shirt or Jersey yarn (12 oz. I used 1/2 a cone of this.)
Size 12 mm Jumbo Amour Crochet Hook
Split Ring Stitch Marker
Super Jumbo Tapestry Needle
Tara-cotta pot (7″/18 cm diameter at mouth x 6″/15 cm tall)
Book or 8″/20 cm piece of cardboard
Stretches to approx 25″/63.5 cm long (excluding tassel and hanging loop)
9 sts x 8 rows = 4″/10 cm in sc
Ch 7; join with a sl st, taking care not to twist. Place marker.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in next ch and in every ch around. Join with a sl st. –7 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in same st, *2 sc in next st; rep from * around. Join with a sl st. –14 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, *sc, 2 sc; rep from * around. Join with a sl st. –21 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in next st and in every st around. Join with a sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 5, sk 2, sc in next st, *ch 4, sk 2, sc in next st; rep from * around. Join with a sl st in first ch of beginning ch 5. Place marker. –7 loops made.
Rnd 2: *Ch 4, sc in loop space; rep around. From here you’ll be working in a spiral, but use the marker as a guide to know when you’ve made a full round.
Continue as for Rnd 2 until piece stretches to approx. 4 1/2″/11.5 cm tall, ending with a ch 4, sl st in the loop closest to the marker.
Divide planter Main Section into fourths. Join yarn at the loop space of one of those four points.
Crochet a 14″/35.5 cm chain.
Fasten off, leaving at least a 9″/23 cm tail.
Repeat for remaining 3 points.
Wrap t-shirt yarn 15 or so times around cardboard piece. Slip an additional piece of yarn through the top loops of all of the strands; tie.
Carefully slide yarn off the cardboard, and pinch together about 1″/2.5 cm down from top, cinching tightly, using an additional strand of yarn.
Cut the bottom loops to create tassel strands.
Knot the four, Hanger Strands together, then create a hanging loop by tying an additional knot with the chain tails.
Weave in ends.
Place pot inside Planter Hanger. Donezo!
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