Create a Trendy Crochet Plant Hanger with a Free Pattern

Houseplants have the magical ability to infuse any space with life and vibrancy. And what better way to showcase them than with a beautifully crafted, handmade plant hanger? In this article, we’ll explore a unique crochet pattern that combines the best of macramé and crochet techniques, resulting in a trendy cotton plant hanger for your favorite houseplant.

Crochet Plant Hanger

The Perfect Combination: Macramé and Crochet

Traditional macramé plant hangers have long been popular, but we’re putting a fresh spin on them by incorporating crochet techniques and cotton yarn. The result is a delightful bohemian-style crochet plant hanger that beautifully marries the charm of macramé with the versatility of crochet. This simple yet sturdy design is specifically tailored to fit a 5-inch tapered plant pot.

Whether you’re a crochet beginner or have some experience under your belt, you’re in for a treat with this fun and free plant hanger pattern. So let’s dive in!

Essential Crochet Techniques

Although this pattern may appear complex at first glance, it actually consists of basic crochet stitches. Familiarize yourself with these key crochet terms if you’re not already acquainted:

  • Magic circle
  • Chain stitch
  • Slip stitch
  • Single crochet
  • Double crochet

For detailed tutorials on these stitches, check out the links provided.

Perfect for Confident Beginners

Are you a confident beginner? Then this pattern is perfect for you! While we don’t recommend it as your very first crochet project, it’s an excellent choice for someone who has already mastered a couple of “in the round” projects.

If you’re new to crochet, don’t worry! Start with our How to Crochet guide or our tutorial on the six basic crochet stitches that every beginner should learn.

Gathering Your Supplies

Before we begin, let’s gather all the necessary supplies. Here’s a simple shopping list:

  • Medium-weight cotton yarn: Opt for cotton yarn for its durability and macramé-like appearance.
  • US H (5mm) crochet hook: We recommend the smooth and ergonomic Clover Amour hook.
  • A 5-inch plant pot: Look for a tapered pot similar to the one shown in the images.

Additionally, you’ll need a pair of scissors, a measuring tape or gauge ruler, and a tapestry needle for weaving in the ends. While not mandatory, stitch markers can be helpful for keeping track of your stitches.

Choosing the Right Yarn and Crochet Hook

For this project, we’re using WeCrochet Dishie yarn. It’s a fantastic category 4 worsted-weight cotton yarn that comes in a wide array of beautiful colors. We love Dishie because it’s incredibly smooth, soft, and easy to work with. If Dishie cotton is unavailable, you can substitute it with Lily Sugar n’ Cream or another worsted-weight cotton yarn.

As for the crochet hook, we recommend a US-size H (5mm) hook. The Clover Amour hook is an excellent choice due to its smooth surface and ergonomic handle. Remember to check your gauge to ensure your plant hanger turns out the same size as ours. If your gauge is too tight, try a larger hook. Conversely, if it’s too loose, try a smaller hook.

Choosing the Perfect Plant Pot

Of course, you’ll need a suitable pot to hang in your beautiful plant hanger. The pot we’re using is a basic, tapered terracotta pot that is readily available at home improvement stores like Lowes.

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The dimensions of the pot we’ve designed the crochet pattern for are as follows: 3.75 inches across at the bottom, 5 inches across at the top, and 4 inches tall. However, don’t worry if you have a different pot shape in mind. We’ll show you how to modify the pattern to fit a straight-sided planter as well.

Finished Crochet Pot Hanger

Let’s Get Stitching: Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern

Are you ready to embark on this exciting crochet journey? Let’s take it step by step and explore the plant hanger pattern together. We’ve included plenty of pictures and detailed explanations to guide you along the way.

Pattern Details

  • Skill Level: Easy to Advanced Beginner
  • Finished Size: 5-inch diameter, 4 inches tall, with 24-inch hanging cords
  • Materials: 32g (61yds) KnitPicks (WeCrochet) Dishie cotton yarn
  • Hook: US Size H (5 mm)
  • Other Supplies: 5-inch plant pot, tapestry needle, measuring tape, stitch markers (optional)
  • Gauge: First 3 rounds = 3.75″ diameter

Stitch Abbreviations

Before we dive into the pattern instructions, let’s familiarize ourselves with the following stitch abbreviations:

  • ch/s: chains
  • dc: double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sk: skip
  • sp: space
  • st/s: stitch/es

Pattern Instructions

Let’s begin with a magic ring.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in the magic ring, sl st into the top of the first dc to join. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into the top of the first sc to join. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in the same st, dc in the next st, (2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st) 11 times, sl st into the top of the first dc to join. (36 sts)

Crochet Circle

Measure the gauge at this point to ensure your crochet circle measures 3.75″ in diameter.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch (mark with a stitch marker), sc in the next stitch, *ch 5, sk 3 stitches, sc in each of the next 3 stitches; repeat until the last 4 stitches, ch 5, sk 3 stitches, sc in the last stitch. Sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Bottom of Crochet Plant Hanger

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch (mark the first stitch with a stitch marker), sk the next sc, *7 sc in the next ch-5 sp, sk the next sc, sc in the next sc, sk the next sc; repeat until the last ch-5 sp, 7 sc in the last ch-5 sp, sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Base of Cotton Crochet Pot Holder

Round 6: Ch 7 (mark the 5th chain with a stitch marker), sk 3 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, *ch 5, sk the next 5 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc; repeat until the last 2 stitches, ch 2, sk the next 2 sc, sl st into the 5th turning chain to join the round.

Side of Unfinished Crochet Plant Hanger

Round 7: Ch 1, 4 sc in the ch-3 sp, sk the next sc, sc in the next sc, sk the next sc, *7 sc in the ch-5 sp, sk the next sc, sc in the next sc, sk the next sc; repeat until the last ch-2 sp, 3 sc in the ch-2 sp, sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Closeup of Side of Crochet Plant Hanger

For a tapered pot, continue with Round 8. If you have a straight-sided pot, scroll down for the alternate instructions.

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Round 8: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch (mark with a stitch marker) and sc in the next stitch, ch 6, sk 5 sc, sc in each of the next 3 stitches until the last 6 stitches, ch 6, sk 5 stitches, sc in the last stitch. Sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch (mark the first stitch with a stitch marker), sk the next sc, *9 sc in the next ch-6 sp, sk the next sc, sc in the next sc, sk the next sc; repeat until the last ch-6 sp, 9 sc in the last ch-6 sp, Sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Round 10: Ch 8 (mark the 6th chain with a stitch marker), sk 4 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, *ch 6, sk the next 7 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc; repeat until the last 3 stitches, ch 3, sk the next 3 sc, Sl st into the 6th turning chain to join the round.

Round 11: Ch 1, 5 sc in the ch-3 sp, sk the next sc, sc in the next sc, sk the next sc, *9 sc in the ch-6 sp, sk the next sc, sc in the next sc, sk the next sc; repeat until the last ch-3 sp, 4 sc in the ch-3 sp, sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Alternate Instructions for a Straight-Sided Pot

If you’re using a straight-sided pot, complete Rounds 1-7 as instructed above. Then follow the instructions below:

Round 8: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch (mark with a stitch marker) and sc in the next stitch, ch 5, skip 5 sc, sc in each of the next 3 stitches until the last 6 stitches, ch 5, skip 5 stitches, sc in the last stitch. Sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch (mark the first stitch with a stitch marker), skip the next sc, *7 sc in the next ch-5 sp, skip the next sc, sc in the next sc, skip the next sc; repeat until the last ch-5 sp, 7 sc in the last ch-5 sp, Sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Round 10: Ch 7 (mark the 5th chain with a stitch marker), skip 3 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, *ch 5, skip the next 5 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc; repeat until the last 2 stitches, ch 2, skip the next 2 sc, Sl st into the 5th turning chain to join the round.

Round 11: Ch 1, 4 sc in the ch-3 sp, skip the next sc, sc in the next sc, skip the next sc, *7 sc in the ch-5 sp, skip the next sc, sc in the next sc, skip the next sc; repeat until the last ch-2 sp, 3 sc in the ch-2 sp, sl st into the top of the first sc to join the round.

Adding the Hanging Cords

In this section, we’ll explore two methods for adding six hanging cords to the planter, one cord for each arch.

Option 1: Easy Slip Stitch Cord

To create this cord, crochet a length of chain stitches slightly longer than the desired cord length. Then, turn your work and slip stitch in the back loop of each chain. Repeat this process for each of the remaining five arches. Start with a slip stitch on your hook and slip stitch into the 5th sc in each group of 9 sc. Finally, cut the yarn, pull it through, and weave in the ends.

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Option 2: Braided Cord

This option involves creating a cord that resembles a fishtail braid, and it’s a lot more enjoyable than working with a long strand of chain stitches.

For the first cord: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch.

Cord stitch: Insert your hook under the left-side loop of the first stitch from the hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops. Repeat this process until the desired cord length is achieved.

Crocheting Hanging Cords

For the other five cords: Start with a slip knot on the hook, leaving an 8-inch tail to weave in later. Insert the hook into the 5th sc in each group of 9 sc. Make 1 sc.

Cord stitch: Insert the hook under the left-side loop of the first stitch from the hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops. Repeat this process until the desired cord length is achieved.

To finish, cut the yarn and pull it through. Weave in the finishing yarn tail. Next, reinforce the connection of each cord to the body by using the long yarn tail from the start of the cord. Finally, weave in the yarn tail. If desired, you can unravel the starting slip knot for a smoother finish.

Adjusting the Size of the Planter

If you wish to hang a larger pot, fear not! With a little math, you can adjust the size of the planter to accommodate different pot sizes.

First, add more rounds to the base of the planter to match the bottom diameter of your desired pot. For example, adding another round of dc following the crochet circle increase formula will yield a base diameter of 4 inches and a stitch count of 48 sts.

Here’s what the pattern looks like with these changes:

Round 4*: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 11 times, sl st into top of first dc to join. (48 sts)

Second, follow Rounds 4-11 as originally written, keeping in mind that each round will have more repeats due to the increased stitch count.

Third, if your pot is taller, add more rounds to the pattern to accommodate the additional height.

Finally, you’ll need to add another hanging cord for each additional arch.

Finished Cotton Crochet Plant Hanger

More Free Crochet and Macramé Patterns

Once you’ve completed this delightful plant hanger pattern, why not explore more free crochet and macramé patterns? Here are some recommendations:

  • 25 Free Crochet Basket Patterns
  • Reusable Cotton Crochet Face Scrubbies – Free Pattern
  • How to Macramé: Get Started with this Easy Beginner’s Guide
  • 21 Free Macramé Plant Hanger Patterns

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Remember, with this trendy crochet plant hanger pattern, you can elevate your houseplants to new heights of style! Happy crocheting!