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how to crochet a planthanger

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.

sanseveria

sanseveria

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
green crochet planthanger with black and white beads

green crochet planthanger with black and white beads

 

material:

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 
notes:
  • 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. 

beads bottom planthanger

beads bottom planthanger

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. 

cord planthanger

cord planthanger

 

happy friday, happy weekend, happy time!

 

yellow tulip in glass tube with crochet work

yellow tulip in glass tube with crochet work


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squares and a shade

welcome, thank you for visiting my blog, i like that!!

 

since monday, the number of black blocks has grown and soon i will write down the pattern and post it here on my blog for you. do not worry, i haven’t taken the green with dots blanket apart, i’ve only been trying to figure out how i crocheted the green squares. the effect of the lacy but simple black squares i find very beautiful, although it is difficult to capture that in a picture. 

lacy black squares

  

previously, i had made a pink test square, but i was not content with it. last week i made ​​an other version of it and again i did not like it and did not finish it, but now i see it again i think it’s cute. i will try to make the new version again with a different color yarn.

pink test squares

 

and then the crocheted object. some of you guessed it, it will be a lampshade, but the wire i bought is a little too thick. i had a piece of wire woven in between the dark gray and lilac pink, this to shape the shade, but the effect was not pretty. at the top i tried to tighten the wire around the cord of the lamp and fasten it to the top of the shade. that worked, but it was u-g-l-y.

i need to have a good think about this project, to be continued.

crochet lampshade to be

how are you and your project(s)?

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nuts about crochet

hello sweet visitor!

it is time to show you some of my crochet projects in the works and i am aware that at the end of this post you might think: ‘she is nuts, crochet nuts’:)

bags

these are five bags, some of which are almost ready.

5 crochet bags in the make

in the short term, i have no time to provide the storage bag with the fishes with a liner. therefore i soon will work out and publish the tutorial and a picture of the final result you will see at the end of the year. i guess you don’t mind? those of you who want to crochet the bag , can start the project.

bedspread

this shall be a bedspread for my mother, i’m not even halfway.

 crochet project by elisabeth andrée

a few months ago i made this blanket with color blocks for her, she liked the colors but not the size. she was not sure what to do with it because it was too small for her bed. i explained to her she could drape it over the bed end or couch or if it was cold to wrap around her. with my current project i will make sure the size is appropriate for her bed.

blankets

this blanket i partly ripped out because, in retrospect, i found it not very beautiful. i doubt a little how i’m going to make a blanket of it again, so this story is also to be continued.

crochet blocks

and therefore i now have an old crochet blanket over the bed end. it was actually nominated to go to the thriftstore or animal shelter but after freshening up in the washing machine it is on the bed end again.

UPDATE!

you can find the pattern for the lacy with dots squares here

flowers

at the end of this post some pictures of beautiful pink lilies, although they smell very strong….

be sure to take a look at tami’s and ginny’s websites for some beautiful creativity!

have a nice day!