weekend almost starts!
yesterday i bought some new plants for the garden, but also a few house plants. this sanseveria i wanted for a long time, and the green pot was already waiting for it.
i like to hang plants and plant cuttings next to my front door, the little baskets i’ve crocheted in december, but i also made a new planthanger.
it is possible to hang it in different ways and eventually it ended up on the wall next to the couch close to the window.
here is how you can make a similar one
catania cotton, approximately half a ball, optional an extra color for the cord
crochet hook size 3.5 mm and 5.5 mm
and also optional: beads
a glass jar
stitches (american english terms):
ch = chains
ss = slip stitches
sc = single crochets
hdc = half double crochets
dc = double crochets
fp hdc – front post half double crochet (more info here)
2sctog = 2 single crochets together
- all the rows start with 1 ch (does not count as stitch), first stitch or first 2 stitches of a row into same stitch as ss, except when i describe otherwise.
- all rows end with a ss into the first stitch of the row.
- start with a magic loop and leave a long piece of yarn for stringing the beads and fasten off.
- row 1. 8 hdc into loop
- row 2. 2 hdc into each stitch
- row 3. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row
- row 4. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next 2 stitches, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next 2 stitches*, repeat between * and * until end of row
- row 5. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next 3 stitches, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next 3 stitches*repeat between * and * until end of row
- row 6. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next 4 stitches, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next 4 stitches* repeat between * and * until end of row
- row 7. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next 5 stitches, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next 5 stitches* repeat between * and * until end of row
depending on the size of the glass jar, you make more or less rows in which you increase the number of stitches.
- row 8. 1 sc into each stitch
- row 9. 1 hdc into each stitch
- repeat row 8 and 9 to the required height
- and finish with two rows of sc.
edge and cord
- row a. make 4 ch, *sk next sc, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss into third ch of beginning chains
- row b. 1 ch, 1 hdc into first 1 ch-space, *1 fp hdc around next dc, 1 hdc into first 1 ch-space*, repeat between * and * until end of row, end with 1 fp hdc around beginning chains of previous row, ss into first hdc
- row c. make 1 ch, insert hook into same stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops on hook, first 2sctog made, *insert hook in same stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through loops on hook*, repeat between * and * until end op row, end with insert hook in last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the same stitch as first stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through loop on hook, ss into first 2sctog
- cut yarn, finish off.
use the yarn end at the middle of the bottom to string the beads, skip the last bead and pull needle and yarn back through beads and to the wrong side of the planthanger, weave in end.
with double strand and larger size hook, make a number of chains to create enough length to hang the planthanger.
pull cord through 1 chain spaces, knot yarn ends firmly and the planthanger is ready.
happy friday, happy weekend, happy time!
April 24, 2014 at 21:08
Thank you for this pattern and the inspiration! I just bought a new house with a sun room and was wanting to hang a few plants. These will work beautifully!
April 19, 2014 at 23:48
Love this idea, thanks for sharing your pattern. Definitely going to make myself some of these!
April 19, 2014 at 09:43
Oh my – might be a plan for me, as my Boxers seems to think it tastes great. They are slowly devouring it…I’ve got no more strelitzia or canna left…
April 19, 2014 at 04:48
This is so handy, thank you Andree”!!!! Love even the pink one for the tulip!!!!
April 18, 2014 at 22:16
Leuk, die plantjes naast de voordeur!
Toen ik nog op een kamer woonde haakte ik ook planthangers.
Helaas lette ik er niet goed genoeg op en vond ik de plantjes een tijd later op de grond: de gehaakte koordjes waren versleten geraakt. Vermoedelijk werden ze nat als ik de plantjes water gaf en met het gewicht van de potjes eraan sleten ze heel snel.
Ga ik nog wel eens proberen.
April 18, 2014 at 21:26
Great tutorial, it would never have occurred to me to hang pots up but yours looks so lovely I think I’ll give it a go one day 🙂
April 18, 2014 at 16:29
Andree, ons het ook van die sanseveria in die tuin. Amper elke Afrikaanse tuin het hierdie plante en ons noem dit “Skoonma se Tong” in Afrikaans! Oh my goodness you are totally on trend with your hangers! Li Edelkoort would be proud of you! To the other posters – the sanseveria is known as “The Tongue of Mother In Law”in Afrikaans 😀 😀
April 18, 2014 at 15:25
So appropriate for Spring. They remind me of the macrame hangers from the 70’s, but much more stylish! Thanks so much.
April 18, 2014 at 15:18
this is an interesting idea.