Are you looking for a unique way to brighten up your home? Look no further than this charming finger knit plant hanger. Transforming lightweight yarn into a beautiful and functional piece, this project is perfect for lazy summer days or cozy evenings indoors.
Adding a Touch of Nature to Your Space
Plants have the power to breathe life into any room. This knitted plant hanger combines the natural beauty of wooden beads with the vibrant colors and textures of finger-knit strands. The result is a striking piece that adds a touch of elegance to any space.
A Family-Friendly Project
What makes this project even more special is that it can be enjoyed by the whole family. Finger knitting is an activity that even children as young as four can participate in. Imagine the joy of creating something beautiful together with your little ones. It’s a wonderful way to create lasting memories while honing your crafting skills.
DIY Finger Knit Hanging Plant Holder
- 175 yd (160m) of sportweight linen yarn
- 2″ (5cm) unfinished wooden ring
- Four 25mm unfinished wooden beads with 10mm hole
- Eight 25mm unfinished wooden beads with 4mm hole (plus more, if desired)
- Wire, for threading beads (optional)
- Succulent Plant
- Color A: 1 skein Louet Euroflax in Terra Cotta, 270 yd (246m), 31/2 oz (100g), 100% wet spun linen
- Color B: 1 skein Louet Euroflax in Sunrise, 270 yd (246m), 31/2 oz (100g), 100% wet spun linen
Size & Measurements:
The finished plant hanger measures approximately 4 3/4″ (1.4m) from top to bottom. However, it can be easily adjusted to fit your desired pot size.
How To Create Your Knitted Plant Hanger:
Begin by finger knitting 2 strands in color A and 2 strands in color B. Continue until each strand measures 31/3 yd (3.1m). Bind off each strand.
Fold the strands in half.
- Thread the fold through the wooden ring, bringing the tails through the loop. Alternatively, you can skip the ring and tie a knot at the fold, leaving a 4″ (10cm) loop at the top. The loop should have 8 strands coming from it.
- Arrange the strands so that they come out of the ring without twisting too much. Divide the strands into 4 groups of 2, with each group consisting of 1 strand in color A and 1 strand in color B.
- String a large-holed wooden bead on each set of strands. To create a crossing pattern, tie a knot on each strand 18″-24″ (45.5cm-61cm) down from the wooden ring, ensuring that the beads are positioned above the knots.
- Approximately 31/2″ (9cm) down from the last set of knots, knot one strand from one set with one strand from the adjacent set. Repeat this process to create 4 new sets of strands.
- Each set of strands should now be either color A or color B. The knots should be at the same height for each set.
- Repeat the knotting process 3 1/2″ (9cm) lower than the last set, bringing the strands back to their starting point. Make sure to maintain a consistent knot height across all strands.
- Create a large knot 3″ (7.5cm) down from the last set of knots, incorporating all 8 strands. Test the hanger with the empty pot and adjust the knot heights as needed.
- Cut the 8 bottom strands to varying lengths. Weave in all loose ends. Thread the smaller-holed wooden beads onto the end of each finger-knitted strand. If needed, use a small piece of wire to help thread the beads. Finally, add the plant to the hanger, adjusting the knots to accommodate the pot and the plant.
Congratulations! Your finger knit hanging plant holder is now complete. Hang it in your desired location and enjoy the beauty and tranquility it brings to your space.
Remember, knitting is not just a craft—it’s a form of relaxation and a creative way to add unique touches to your home. So gather your family, pick up those yarns, and embark on this delightful knitting adventure!
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