Y’all LOVED the little Boho Plant Hanger crochet pattern, so here’s the big version. This crochet hanging planter fits pots that are about 8 inches wide. I designed it to fit my “Trending Tropicals” pots from Costa Farms (available at big box stores in the USA), but you can adjust the pattern to fit taller 8″ pots as well.
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Like the 4-5 inch version, the Big Bohemian Hanging Planter crochet pattern uses cotton yarn, simple stitches, and chains to create an open, diamond-like mesh. Boho accents like wooden beans and a tassel add to the cuteness factor. Isn’t the end result gorgeous? I’ve made two for the larger hanging plants in my office, but more are coming soon.
If you’re a beginner crocheter, don’t worry! This easy hanging planter crochet pattern is for you too. The hardest part is chaining 90 for the hanging straps, so if you can chain evenly, you’re golden. 👌🏻
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Since a crochet plant hanger will be weighed down by a pot filled with dirt, you’ll need a sturdy yarn without much stretch. Cotton is perfect for projects that are subject to gravity. I picked Dishie from WeCrochet, which has has never failed me. I’ve used it for a dish towel, face scrubbies, a mug rug, and even a wall hanging. The colors in the examples are Kenai (the deep teal) and Azure (the light blue), but Dishie comes in over 30 solid colors and 12 “twist” colors.
If you don’t have Dishie on hand, Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream is a popular substitute. If you prefer crocheting with one strand, you could substitute a bulky or super bulky weight cotton yarn like Billow from WeCrochet.
You’ll need about 115 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn, which will be held double throughout the pattern. You can crochet a hanging planter from one ball of yarn, but you’ll need to separate it into two smaller balls first. Since it was easier, I just used two skeins of yarn for my planters.
For my hook, I chose an 8.0 mm Cafe Streamline Swirl from Furls. If you’re a loose crocheter, you may want to switch to a 6.5 or 7.0 mm hook. The smaller hook size means less stretching on the plant hanger.
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Supplies / Materials
- 115 yards of Dishie Cotton or similar worsted weight cotton yarn (held double)
- 8.0 mm crochet hook (Mine’s a Cafe Streamline Swirl from Furls)
- Tapestry needle
- Gauge Ruler or 6” tassel template
- 12mm and 20mm wooden beads (Here are mine from Amazon)
- 8 inch plant pots (mine came with Costa Farms plants I purchased from Target, Lowe’s, and Home Depot)
Gauge / Size
Diameter of Rounds 1 – 3: ~5.5 inches
Plant hanger is 32 inches long (not including the tassel).
Pot holder portion is 5 inches tall, with a diameter of 5.5 inches at the bottom and 8 inches at the top.
Abbreviations / Techniques
- magic ring
- ch – chain
- ch sp – chain space
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- st – stitch
- crocheting in the round
- weaving in ends
NOTE: This pattern utilizes US crochet terminology.
- Turning ch-2 counts as a dc
- Turning ch-1 does not count as a st
- Rounds are joined but not turned
- Pattern is written using crochet shorthand. “2 dc” means to crochet 2 dc in the same stitch. “dc 2” means to dc in the next 2 sts.
- Pattern uses two strands of worsted weight yarn held double
- To fit a taller pot, repeat Row 5 until the hanger is approximately ½ inch from the top of the pot.
My full video tutorial will show you how to crochet a plant hanger, from start-to-finish.
Bohemian Hanging Planter Crochet Pattern
Using an 8.0 mm crochet hook and two strands of cotton yarn, create a magic ring
ROUND 1: ch 3 (counts as dc + ch), *dc, ch 1* 5 times into the magic ring, tighten ring and join to first st with sl st (12)
ROUND 2: ch 3, *dc, ch* in each st around, join to first st with sl st (24)
ROUND 3: ch 2, 2 dc in ch sp, *dc, 2 dc* 11 times around, join to first st with sl st (36) [photo a]
ROUND 4: *ch 7, sk 3, sc* eight times around, ch 3, tr in first st (nine loops) [photo b – c]
ROUND 5: *ch 7, sc in fourth ch of next loop* eight times around, ch 3, tr in tr from last round (nine loops) [photo d]
ROUND 6: *ch 4, sc in fourth ch of next loop* eight times around, ch 4, sc in tr from last round (45)
ROUND 7: ch 1, sc around, join to first st with sl st (45)
ROUND 8: ch 1, sc in first five st, ch 130, sc 15, ch 130, sc 15, ch 130, sc 10, trim yarn and invisible join to first sc (45 sc + 3 long loops) [photo e]
Finishing the Plant Hanger
First, add beads to each hanging loop (if desired).
Then, hold the three long loops together, about 2.5 inches from the top. In order to make sure your loops are even, hold the crochet plant hanger up (with a pot inside) and readjust until everything hangs straight. [photo f]
Join yarn and ch 1, sc 25-30 around all the loop strands. Push stitches together toward the middle. [photo g]
Trim a 24 inch piece of yarn and tightly wrap around the straps, directly under the single crochets. When you have about 6 inches left, weave in ends and trim yarn. [photos h]
Adding the Tassel
Trim a 6 – 8 inch piece of yarn and place it at the top of the gauge ruler (or 6” piece of cardboard). Wrap yarn around the gauge ruler 20-30 times. Tightly tie the 6 – 8 inch piece of yarn at the top of the tassel. Trim the bottom of the tassel and remove it from the gauge ruler.
Next, trim a 10 inch piece of yarn and tie it approximately 1 inch from the top of the tassel. Trim the bottom to even out the tassel.
Finally, add beads to top of tassel and secure it to the bottom of plant hanger.
Once you’ve attached the tassel, weave in all the ends. Add your little pot and hang up your planter. Enjoy!