I’ve been running out of space for my plants and in dire need to get them off the ground so that the little kitty doesn’t get to sink his teeth into them. So I finally got some appropriate yarn to make some crochet hanging pot covers!
I found the initial pattern from Nanas Crafty Home. But I’ve made a couple of adjustments (i.e. I just skipped the shaping row and when straight into the straps as I didn’t think it was necessary). Also I have tried the pattern with some different stitches (because I forgot what some stitches were) and they still worked. So I will go through those alternatives as well.
But lets get straight into the items you will need for these crochet hanging pot covers.
Yarn and Needles
You can use any yarn you like really. But I really wanted to use bulky yarn because I think it looks nicer. I wanted to use at least a 8mm needle, but nothing bigger than a 10mm needle. So if you can get yarn that would suit any anything from 8 to 10mm needles, you would get something similar to what I’ve made.
I have tried this pattern on 2 kinds of yarn. The first one is a weird one and I had it just lying in my stash so I can’t tell you where it is from. (Likely Spotlight in Malaysia or Australia). It’s a yarn that looks like its been knitted/crocheted into a tube to make a bigger yarn. I think I used an 8 or 9mm needle with this one.
The second yarn is a really chunky cotton yarn with some filling in it. It called “Cheerful” from Fraya. I’ve been wanting to make something from this because it looks so fun to use. And it was!
The yarn you use is not that important so long as it’s thick, fits your needles and is relatively sturdy.
Now for the actual pattern for the crochet hanging pot covers.
This pattern is like a crochet granny square. It uses the magic circle method and is never ending so its fairly customizable and you can make it as big or small as you like and have the straps be as long or short as you like. The hanging pot cover I’ve made suits a 12-15cm pot and will house a 15cm tall plant (from the top of the pot). So it’s relatively small. If you want it to house a taller plant, make the straps longer. If you want to house a bigger pot, add more rows before starting the straps.
MC – magic circle
CH – chain stitch
DC – double crochet (DC3 indicates how many to make into the same stitch/chain space)
HDC – half double crochet
SS – slip stitch
The number behind the stitches indicate how many to make. Only the number behind DC indicates how many to make in the same stitch/chain space. If it is confusing check out the video to get a better idea.
Row 1: MC – CH2, *DC3, CH3* – x5 , SS into first DC of the row
- DC3 creates a side of the star (side of the points)
- CH3 creates a chain space (point of the star)
- repeat what between **
Row 2: CH1, HDC1 (centre of the DC3 in previous row), skip next st., *into chain space (DC3, CH3, DC3), skip next st., SC1 (centre of the DC3 in previous row ), skip next st.* -X4, SS into the first HDC of the round.
Row 3: CH1, HDC1 (into previous SS st.), skip next 2 st., *DC1, into chain space (DC3, CH3, DC3), DC1, skip next 2 st., HDC1 (centre between star peaks), skip next 2 st.* -X4, SS into the first HDC of the round.
Row 4: CH1, HDC1 (into previous SS st.), skip next 2 st., *DC2, into chain space (DC3, CH3, DC3), DC2, skip next 2 st., HDC1 (centre between star peaks), skip next 2 st.* -X4, SS into the first HDC of the round.
Row 5: CH1, HDC1 (into previous SS st.), skip next 2 st., *DC3, into chain space (DC3, CH3, DC3), DC3, skip next 2 st., HDC1 (centre between star peaks), skip next 2 st.* -X4, SS into the first HDC of the round.
Repeat as many rows increasing as you like. I have not made anything bigger than row 4. The video tutorial is using fairly thick yarn and a 10mm crochet needle and I started the straps after row 3.
- CH1, SC1 into previous SS st., SC each stitch until chain space.
- *SC1 into chain space, CH27 (add any many or as little as you like depending on how long you want your planter to be), turn back, skip next st., CH 25, SC1 into chain space again, SC each stitch along the sides of the points until next chain space* – repeat 4 times
Last chain space:
- SC1 into chain space, CH27 (add any many or as little as you like depending on how long you want your planter to be), turn back, skip next st., CH 25, SC1 into chain space again, SC each stitch until the end of the row.
- Weave in end.
If you’re unsure about what stitch is what or the written pattern seemed a little confusing. I have a little video of the whole process. So have a click through and see if that’s more helpful.
Video of DIY crochet hanging pot cover
I am still quite new to making and writing patterns and most of the ones I create are based off existing patterns. So bear with me with you find mistakes or discrepancies. Feel free to email me and let me know. Also I am very very slow when it comes to updating and adding new content to this blog. It serves more as a personal reference than anything else. But I figure why not share the content or notes that I make myself 🙂
Anyways I hope you like it and make many covers of your own! As you can see I have already made 3 and sacrificed one to the cat. They do make very good cat toys too if you want another reason to make them. My cat has basically claimed my last pot holder (in the rusty brown colour), so you will notice in the picture that it might look a little tattered up haha.