Crochet Plant Cozies
I like to decorate my home for the seasons but I don’t like to spend a bunch of money on new décor items every couple of months.
I’m ready to get into the fall spirit and wanted to add a little coziness to my home.
I decided to crochet some covers for my house plants using blanket yarn. You may recognize this yarn from the crochet autumn wreath I posted a couple of weeks ago.
If you know some crochet basics this is an easy way to bring in some soft, warm décor items to your home this fall.
If you don’t know how to crochet at all then you might want to check out these projects I posted a very long time ago that create a similar look using recycled sweaters
Blanket yarn is available at your local craft store like Michaels and is sooo wonderfully soft.
I used a size J crochet hook.
I’ve got YouTube videos at the bottom of this post if you want to learn how to do the stitches. These aren’t my videos but I found them helpful when I was learning to crochet.
To make the larger planter:
Chain two and connect the two stitches. Then double crochet 10 times into the hole and join the stitches again, chain two and double crochet two times into each stitch for a total of 20 stitches. Continue to make a circle as large as the bottom of your pot. The yarn stretches to when the final project is complete it won’t matter if the top of the planter is wider than the bottom.
Once the circle is the correct width, stop double crocheting two times into each stitch and just do it one time. This will make the cozy taller and not wider.
Continue to double crochet rows until it is tall enough and then tie off and weave in the end.
I made mine tall enough to fold over the top edge.
For the smaller one I did a slightly different method.
Instead of crocheting a bottom on the cozie I left it open and made a tube so that I could slip the cozie over the planter. This way if your pot has holes on the bottom the water can drain and the cozie won’t get wet.
Instructions for the smaller planter:
This stitch is called “Dorothy” and is a variant of regular double crochet.
Begin by making a chain as long as the circumference of the pot. Join the chain.
Chain two and then skip the first two stitches. Double crochet in the next stitch and then double back and double crochet into the stitch that you skipped. Continue to skip a stitch and then go back and double crochet in all the missed stitches.
Do this until you complete the row and then make as many rows as needed to make the cozie long enough.
Tie off and weave in the end and slip it onto your favorite pot.
What are some ways that you make your home more cozy for the fall and winter months?
Let me know in the comments and if you try this or any other of my projects email me photos at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share them on my Facebook page.
Here are some helpful YouTube videos to help you learn the basics of crochet:
Slip knot, Chain and Single crochet: