Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A New Crochet Plant Hanger

**UPDATE** Near the end of the pattern, when making the hanging straps, I had originally put 29 sc between the straps.  I have changed that to 27 sc because I followed the pattern twice myself and the straps were not evenly spaced.  Sorry for any trouble that may have caused.

By far the most popular post on this blog is the pattern for the crochet plant hanger.  You can find the original post with pictures here and the post with the pattern here.  So, I was thinking since I've learned a lot more about crochet since making the original pattern it was time to make a new one!  I love these for store bought hanging baskets.  I think they are so much prettier than those metal wire or plastic hangers!

Unfortunately,  I came up with the pattern at the end of last Summer, so these pictures leave a lot to be desired.  I'll update them when there is something more colorful to fill my hanging baskets. :)


Pretty sure the neighbors thought I was crazy trying to get this picture! ;)

Materials:

Hook size US H8 / 5mm
Tapestry needle
Wooden ring
10 inch flower pot
Scissors
Lilly Sugar and Cream cotton yarn



I like cotton yarn for these because it doesn't stretch as much.  I used the Peaches and Cream from Walmart because it comes in cones and is the best buy in my area.  Any similar sized yarn will work though.

For the wooden ring, you can use whatever type of ring you want, just be sure it's strong enough to hold your pot once planted.

 One last thing before the pattern, I worked this loosely, but the finished product still fits the pot tightly at first.  I did this because over time the hanger will stretch and I didn't want it to become too loose.  If, however, you tend to crochet tightly you may want to go up a hook size.

Start with a magic ring.  (If you are unfamiliar with the magic ring technique here is the tutorial that I learned by Planet June Magic Ring.)

Round 1: ch 3, 7 dc in ring, sl st in top of ch 3.  Pull magic ring closed.

Round 2: ch 4, *dc in next stitch, ch 1. Repeat from * around.  sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4.

Round 3: ch 3, 1 dc in ch 4 space from previous round, *1 dc in dc of previous round, 2 dc in ch 1 space. Repeat from * around. sl st in top of ch 3.

Round 4: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, *3 dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. sl st in top of ch 3.

Round 5: ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 dc of previous round, 2 dc in ch 1 space  previous round. *1 dc in                  each dc space (3 stitches), 2 dc in ch 1 space. Repeat from * around. sl st in top of ch 3.

Round 6: ch 3, 4 dc, ch 1, *5 dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around.  sl st in top of ch 3.

Round 7: ch 3, 1 dc in next 4 dc of previous round, 2 dc in ch 1 space. *1 dc in next 5 dc spaces of              previous round, 2 dc in ch 1 space. Repeat from * around. sl st ch 3.

Round 8: ch 3, 6 dc, ch 1, *7 dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. sl st in ch 3.

Round 9: ch 9, dc in ch 1 space, *ch 6, dc in ch 1 space. Repeat from * around. sl st in 3rd ch in                  ch 9.

Round 10: ch 3, 9 dc in ch 6 space, ch 1 * 7 dc in ch 6 space, ch 1. Repeat from * around. sl st in                ch 3.

Round 11: ch 11, dc in ch 1 space, ch 8, *dc in ch 1 sp, ch 8. Repeat from * around. sl st in ch 3                of ch 11.

Round 12: ch 3, 8 dc in ch 11 space, ch 1, *9 dc in ch 8 space, ch 1. Repeat from * around. sl st in                ch 3.

Round 13: ch 13, *dc in ch 1 space, ch 10. Repeat from * around. sl st in 3rd ch in ch 13.

Round 14: ch 3, 9 dc in ch 13 space, *dc in dc space, 10 dc in ch 10 space. Repeat from * around.              sl st in ch 3.

 For hanging straps:

Ch 44, turn, sc to beginning, sl st in last stitch of round 14, sc back down the length of the strap, ch 1, turn, sc back to the base of the strap and sl st in the space beside where you made the last sl st.
27 sc back across round 14, sl st.
Repeat these steps two more times for a total of three straps.

Finishing:

To finish off the plant hanger, cut yarn leaving a tail about 6 inches long.  With a tapestry needle weave in all loose yarn ends.  Next, thread tapestry needle with a length of left over yarn.  For each hanging strap, fold the end over the wooden ring and stitch back to itself.  Weave in loose ends, put in your pot, and you're done!

Optional: You could leave off rounds 13 and 14 to make the body smaller.  You can see that the hanger in the pattern comes up over the sides of the pot a little.  Leaving off the last two rounds would keep the body of the hanger below the rim of the pot.  You could also do this if you'd like to use a smaller pot.

I hope you enjoy this pattern.  I am not very experienced writing patterns, so if I made a mistake or you don't understand something please let me know in the comments.  If you'd like to share your hanging baskets made from this pattern I'd love to see them!  You can share them on my facebook page here.

Thanks and God bless!

Jenny

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