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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

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 hdc, ss to 1st hdc =6st
2. ch 1, work 2 hdc in each st =12 st

note-at this point you should have a circle that measures roughly the same as the base of your plant pot, if needed add an additional increase row by working 1hdc, 2hdc and repeat this pattern around to give a total of 18 st. Keep increasing by adding 6 st in each row until the circle has the correct diameter. The yarn should have some stretch so slightly smaller than your pot base is perfect as you want it to fit quite tightly

3. ch 1, hdc in each stitch working in the back loops only, ss to first hdc = 12 st
4. ch 1, *hdc in the next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat * ss to 1st hdc =15 st
5-6. ch 1 hdc in each st = 15 st (add additional rows here to make a taller cover)
7. work in crab stitch (reverse single crochet) around for the final row, or ss around for a simpler finish
fasten off and weave in ends

That's it! so quick and easy. With the hoooked ribbon yarn I added one extra row of hdc after row 6 just to get the height right. You can adjust however you need, just make sure to get the base size right before working in the back loops to create the rim, then add one more increase row (increase by 3 st) before creating the height

With paintbox chunky acrylic yarn I used a 6mm hook and adapted the pattern slightly:
rows 1-2 as above
3. ch 1, *hdc, 2 hdc in next st and repeat around, ss to 1st hdc = 18 st
4. ch 1, hdc in back loops, ss to first hdc = 18 st
5. ch 1, *hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat around, ss to 1st st = 21 st
6-9, ch 1, hdc in each st = 21 st
10. crab stitch around for final row
fasten off and weave in ends

I hope you find this useful and have fun experimenting with different yarns. Don't forget to share your makes and tag me on Instagram


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