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Plant pot covers-free crochet pattern

This quick little make is a great use for any leftover bits of t shirt or chunky yarn. I used the Hoooked ribbon and zpagetti yarns to make these cute little gifts for my little boy's pre-school teachers. The pattern would suit any yarn that has a small amount of stretch in it and it's really simple to adapt. I've made these using paintbox yarns chunky acrylic too and it works perfectly!

You will need:
Just a small amount of yarn and a hook size to match (with the t shirt or ribbon yarn I use 9mm or chunky acrylic with a 6mm)
a small plant pot. Mine measure approx. 2 inch diameter at the base, 2.5 inch diameter at the top and height = 2.5 inches
scissors and darning needle to weave in ends

Follow the basic pattern below increasing the number rows to adjust height or diameter

abbreviations:
mc = magic circle
st= stitch
hdc= us half double/uk half treble
ss= slip stitch
ch = chain

note-ch 1 does not count as a stitch

with t shirt yarn and a 9mm hook:
1. mc, ch 1 and work 6 …

T-Shirt Yarn Rug-Free Crochet Pattern

I love working with T-shirt yarn and it's perfect for making this chunky 'granny rectangle' rug. Working with T-shirt yarn can be a bit tricky (and a work out for the arms!) but the results are really effective. The yarn can vary slightly in thickness so try not to worry too much about tension, just be as consistent as possible, embrace the imperfections with this project and enjoy making your own unique rug. This simple variation on the basic granny square is super fun to make and works up really fast. You can use as many or as few colours as you like to make your version really unique
Finished rug measures approx. 25x29 inches, simply continue adding more rows to make a bigger size


You will need:
240 metres of t shirt yarn. I used 2 of the Hoooked Zpagetti solids in Grey and Vineyard Green which was just enough to make the rug and 10 tassels
A 9mm hook
Scissors and a smaller hook to weave in the ends
Something to wrap the yarn around to make tassels, I used a DVD case to make …