Thursday, April 30, 2009

Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern

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I wrote up the pattern for my plant hanger for anyone who would like it. I would like to say again that this is an adaptation to the pattern Cal Patch shared on Craft Stylish. I just don't want anyone to think I'm trying to take credit for her idea. The link to the original pattern can be found in my previous post.  That's also where you can see the other pictures of the finished project.



This is my first time writing a crochet pattern, so I wouldn't be surprised if there are some mistakes. If something is unclear please leave a comment and I will try to fix the problem.

Crochet Plant Hanger

This pattern is for use with a basic, plastic hanging basket like you would find at a garden center or nursery.

Supplies
Cotton yarn ( I used Lily’s Sugar n Cream)
US G 6/4.00 MM crochet hook

Base
Ch 6. Tr into 6th chain from hook. Ch 1, *Tr into the same stitch as before, Ch 1, repeat from * 10 times. You should have the turning chain plus 11 trebles. Join with a slip stitch to the chain before your first treble.

Round 1: Ch 7, Tr in first Tr of base, Ch 3, *Tr in next Tr, Ch 3, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the fourth chain.

(This is where the pattern changes from the original on Craft Stylish)

Round 2: Ch 8, Tr in first Tr of last round, Ch 4, *Tr in next Tr, Ch 4, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the fourth chain.

Round 3: Same as round 2. (This will shape the sides.)

Round 4: Ch 9, Tr in first Tr of last round, Ch 5, *Tr in next Tr, Ch5, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the fourth chain.

Round 5: Ch 10, Tr in first Tr of last round, Ch 6, *Tr in next Tr, Ch6, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the fourth chain.

Round 6: Ch 11, Tr in first Tr of last round, Ch 7, *Tr in next Tr, Ch7, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the fourth chain.

Round 7: Ch 12, Tr in first Tr of last round, Ch 8, *Tr in next Tr, Ch8, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the fourth chain.

Round 8: Ch 13, Tr in first Tr of last round, Ch 9, *Tr in next Tr, Ch9, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the fourth chain.

As you can see, the space between the trebles is just increased by one stitch each row to fit the tapered sides of a basic plastic hanging basket.

Hanging straps

The straps in the picture did not come out even, so I have altered the original pattern. These instructions will not make straps that look the same as those pictured.

Ch to the length you want your straps. I recommend around 75 chain stitches, but you can make them shorter or longer. (Make sure to make them long enough to tie together at the end. Also, be sure to remember the number of stitches used so that you can use the same number for each strap.)

SC back down the chain you just made, and across round 8 stopping before the 3rd treble stitch from your first strap. Sl St in that treble. Here you will make your next strap.

Ch to the same length of your previous strap. Sc back down the strap and across round 8 as before, slip stitching in the third treble.

Ch to the same length as the first two straps. Sc back down the strap and across round 8 to the beginning of the round.

Finnish off and weave in loose ends. Tie the three straps together at the top with a knot. Fit your basket inside and hang, you’re done.

4 comments:

  1. what are the dimensions of your basket?

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  2. Hey Maria! I'm sorry I didn't post the dimensions. I'm actually not sure what they are; the basket was my mom's. The previous post has a picture, so maybe that can give you an idea of the size. here

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  3. Thank you sooo much for posting this! I have been looking for a pattern that I liked the looks of for a general guideline and this is what I was looking for! Just in time for Mother's Day :D

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  4. Thanks Deanna. I'm glad you like the pattern. I'd love to see a picture of your finished project if you'd like to share!

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