Back in February 2020, I had five houseplants in my apartment. Now, like many COVID millenials, I have seven-times that many in my bathroom alone.
To save space (and create a dope jungle vibe), I’ve been hanging my trailing plants from the ceiling and curtain rods. Originally, I bought macrame hangers from Amazon. Then I realized, “Duh, these could be crocheted!” 🤦🏼♀️ So embarrassing.
Thus, the Bohemian Plant Hanger crochet pattern was born. It’s a small hanging planter that can fit 4-5 inch pots. Doesn’t it look cute with my philodendron brasil? 💙
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The crocheted boho plant hanger pattern uses cotton yarn, simple stitches, and chains to create an open, diamond-like mesh. I pumped up the cuteness factor with boho accents like wooden beans and a tassel. Isn’t the end result gorgeous? I’ve already made three for my smaller hanging plants.
If you’re a beginner crocheter, don’t worry! This easy plant hanger crochet pattern is for you too. The hardest part about it will be chaining 130 for the hanging straps.
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One Skein Makes Blog Hop
Ashley from Through the Loop Yarn Craft is hosting a One Skein Makes Blog Hop for the month of February. Each day in February 2022, head to the blog hop page to grab a code for one free PDF pattern. Every pattern can be crocheted with one skein or less. What better way to use up some of that yarn stash?
Since a crochet plant hanger will be weighed down by a pot filled with dirt, I wanted to use a sturdy cotton yarn that didn’t have much stretch. I picked Dishie from WeCrochet, which has has never failed me. My ripple dish towel has put up with a year and a half of dish drying, counter scrubbing, and wash/dry cycles and it still looks amazing. I actually used the same colors of Dishie (Azure and Kenai) for my hanging planters.
If you don’t have Dishie on hand, Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream is a popular substitute.
You’ll need less than 55 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn, so this free plant hanger pattern is the perfect project to use up your scraps. If you’ve got a fresh 190-yard ball of Dishie, you can whip up three hanging planters and give them away to friends or family. Or keep them for yourself because you’ve adopted 83 new plants during covid-times. Whatever works. 😉
For my hook, I chose a 4.0 mm Silver Odyssey from Furls. The smaller hook size means less stretching on the plant hanger, and the shimmery Odysseys make crocheting a breeze.
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Supplies / Materials
- 54 yards of Dishie Cotton or similar worsted weight cotton yarn
- 4.0 mm crochet hook (Mine’s a Silver Odyssey from Furls)
- Tapestry needle
- Gauge Ruler or 6” tassel template
- 12mm and 20mm wooden beads (Here are mine from Amazon)
- 4-5 inch plant pots (Here are mine from Amazon)
Gauge / Size
Diameter of Rounds 1 – 3: ~3.5 inches
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.
- To fit a taller pot, repeat Row 5 until the plant 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.
Boho Plant Hanger Crochet Pattern
Using a 4.0 mm crochet hook, 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]
ROUNDS 5 – 7: *ch 7, sc in fourth ch of next loop* eight times around, ch 3, tr in tr from last round (nine loops) [photo c – d]
ROUND 8: *ch 4, sc in fourth ch of next loop* eight times around, ch 4, sc in tr from last round (45)
ROUND 9: ch 1, sc around, join to first st with sl st (45)
ROUND 10: 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 1.5 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.
Join yarn and ch 1, sc 20 around all the loop strands. Push stitches together toward the middle. [photo f]
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 g – 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!