Crochet Plant Hangers: A Fun and Stylish Way to Display Your Plants

Are you looking for a charming and creative way to incorporate more greenery into your home? Look no further than crochet plant hangers. These delightful creations are not only a joy to make, but they also provide a unique alternative to traditional macrame plant hangers. In this article, we’ll explore the art of crochet plant hangers and discover how they can transform your space.

Four crochet plant hangers with potted plants inside

Our Favorite Patterns for Crochet Plant Hangers

If you’re a fan of plants, DIY projects, or simply want to free up some shelf space, then crochet plant hangers are perfect for you. These patterns offer an array of options to showcase your beloved plants without sacrificing precious floor or shelf space. Moreover, they offer an excellent opportunity to elevate inexpensive or dull plant pots, giving them a fresh and stylish touch.

Crochet plant hangers also make fantastic gifts. Pair a simple plant hanger with an affordable potted plant, and you have a thoughtful housewarming, birthday, or graduation present. Plus, these hangers are quick to make and require minimal yarn, making them ideal for craft shows. Their versatility is truly unmatched.

Supplies for Crochet Plant Hangers

Before diving into your crochet plant hanger project, let’s discuss the necessary supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Crochet hook(s)
  • Yarn, macrame cord, or jute
  • Other tools such as scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers, beads, metal rings, and hooks
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Choosing the Right Yarn for Crochet Plant Hangers

When it comes to selecting yarn for crochet plant hangers, the most common choice is worsted-weight cotton yarn. This type of yarn is robust, sturdy, and long-lasting. Alternatively, you can explore jute twine or thin macrame cord for a different textured look. Popular cotton yarn brands include Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.

Crochet Techniques for Plant Hangers

If you have a basic understanding of crochet stitches and techniques, you’ll find crochet plant hangers to be a rewarding project. Some of the most common stitches and techniques used in these patterns include:

  • Chain stitch
  • Magic circle
  • Slip stitch
  • Single crochet
  • Double crochet
  • Half double crochet
  • Treble crochet
  • Granny stitch

Depending on the pattern, you may also need to work with macrame cord or jute twine, create braids, or make tassels. If you’re new to crochet, fear not! There are beginner-friendly patterns available, such as the Granny Square Plant Hanger (#11), Crochet Flower Pot Hanging Basket (#16), and the Easy Crochet Wall Plant Hanger Basket (#20).

Tips for Crocheting Plant Hangers

To ensure a successful crocheting journey, keep the following tips in mind:

Choose a Durable Yarn

Use a strong and durable yarn or cord for your plant hanger to avoid any mishaps. You want your beautiful creation to hang securely without any worries. Worsted-weight cotton yarn, macrame cord, and jute twine are excellent choices for a sturdy plant hanger.

Secure Your Hanging Cord

To hang your plant hanger from the ceiling, use a metal hook. For wall-hanging baskets, a metal hook or sturdy nail will suffice. Be sure to use appropriate drywall anchors or locate a stud before installation for added stability.

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Personalize Your Plant Hanger

Make your plant hanger uniquely yours! Let your creativity shine by selecting your favorite colors and adding beads, tassels, braids, or other embellishments to personalize your pattern. This customization adds a personal touch that makes your creation even more special.

Four crochet plant hangers with potted plants inside

What’s Next?

Now that you’re armed with the knowledge and inspiration to create your own crochet plant hangers, it’s time to get started! Pin this article to your Pinterest boards for future reference. We would love to hear your feedback and see your projects, so leave a comment below or share your creations on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @sarahmaker_. Remember, the possibilities are endless when it comes to crochet plant hangers.

Join the Ames Farm Center Community

We hope you found this article helpful. If you have any additional questions or want to connect with fellow crochet enthusiasts, feel free to join our Facebook Group: Ames Farm Center. This group is a supportive community where members can share pictures, ask questions, and inspire one another. Happy crocheting!