How to make a hanging pot plant holder with Crochet
I was a huge macramé fan in the 70’s. Driving my Mum mad with all the ‘hairy string’ mess to be found in my bedroom. I was approx. 14, and I had rolls and rolls of jute and hemp, stashed away in my bedroom cupboards. Nothing changes, now I have a whole room devoted to all things handmade. To this day the smell of that jute string brings back fond teenage memories. I knotted wall hangings and owls and of course I made a hanging plant pot holder lots and lots of hanging pot holders for plants!
It is delightful that the trend is back, Macrame in some form or other can be found in many trendy interior shops these days. I decided to to make one with a combination of knots and crochet and keep it simple, Macramé needs to be seen to be taught in detail, lots of knots. Not easy to explain on the written page.
To Crochet your Hanging Pot Plant Holder You will need:
Helpful Notes. . .
A large crochet hook is best, I used a size 9 mm. Beads are optional but nice. The ring as an old wooden curtain ring, plastic is fine too. Boodles yarn (from hobbycraft and available online) is chunky and stretchy, perfect for this project. A tapestry needle is handy too for threading the beads if used.
A 30 minute Crochet project. Its just chains and knots!
Sizing depends on your pot and how low or high you want the holder. I will give you my measurements, you can adjust accordingly.
1. leave a very long end, (approx 50cms) and crochet a chain of 105, leave same amount of yarn at the other end and fasten off . Do this four times. (So you will have four long ropes of 105 chain with approx 50cms of yarn left on each end.)
2/3. Fold chains in half and loop through the curtain ring, as illustrated above.
4. Loop all four chains onto curtain ring in this way.
5. Bring the matching ends back together and thread a bead onto each pair (optional)
6. Tie a knot under each bead, See above.
7. Find your pot and use it to gauge the position of your next knots..above.
8. Using the pic above as a guide, tie a knot add a bead and finish with a knot to each of the three pairs of ends. do not use the first and last end.
9. When the central pairs are knotted and/ or beaded, take the first and last ends and pair up, knot bead and knot again as before.
10.Gather all the ends in a bunch, and thread on the large bead, Knot under the bead. If not using a bead just knot the ends together and pull tight to secure. Trim tassel ends and add more beads to tassel if desired.
That is it, you could use different colours, add more beads, add feathers. Thread bits on the chains…over to you!
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