The 70’s are back. Everywhere I look I see macramé plant hangers for sale. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of macramé or the weird woven wall hangings everyone seems to be making. They remind me of the Golden Girls and not in a good way. I’ve been searching for a plant hanger that was in my budget and also not too 70’s looking. Since I couldn’t really find what I was looking for I decided to make one myself.
I’ve come a long way since I started learning how to crochet a few months ago. I can do more than the simple chain stitch I had been practicing. I have made a few ear warmers and I made my daughter a hat. My latest project is a crochet plant hanger and if you know some basic crochet stitches it’s pretty simple to make. I like the youtube videos from this woman, check them out if you want to learn.
You will need to know how to do the following:
- Chain stitch
- Single crochet
- Double crochet
- Treble crochet
I used Red Heart acrylic yarn and a 5mm crochet hook.
If you know how to make a crochet beanie (that’s a toque for my Canadian friends) you can make a hanging plant hanger.
Here are my instructions, I don’t know many of the proper technical terms but I did the best I could. I wrote them out as simply as I could so I hope this make sense!
Start by chaining 6 stitches, then connect the chain into the first stitch.
Next Double crochet into the circle for 10 stitches.
Then single crochet into each stitch twice for a total of 20 stitches. Do this one more time for a total of 40 stitches.
Next Double crochet for several rows until the circle is as large as the diameter of base of the plant you are going to hold.
Switch to treble crochet and continue until the sides are as tall as you need
Finish off the edge with single crochet and then make a chain stitch as long as you would like the plant to hang from the ceiling and connect it to the opposite edge of the hanger.