November 18, 2014

Couch Craft: Holiday Crochet Planter Cover (with Pattern!)

It's almost time to deck the halls with red and green! (I know last week I was all "Halloween, YAY!," and now I'm all "Christmas, WooHoo!," and you're all "I'm getting whiplash over here and what about Thanksgiving anyway?" Welcome to my brain.) The end of November means it's time to change out the crochet planter covers in my kitchen. This month while watch-listening to TV I crocheted up a few Santa-inspired sleeves so my plants can spread the Christmas cheer, and I've written it down so you can, too.

Crochet Holiday Planter Cover Pattern -- great gift! | The Inspired Wren




This is a quick project (one evening, a couple of TV shows, and done!) -- perfect for a grab-bag or hostess gift, or for changing out your own planter covers this holiday season. If you’re like me and prefer to print out the tutorials and patterns you use, download the free 2-page PDF version here [you'll need a Craftsy account, but that's also free with an email address]. Otherwise, read on for the full Holiday Crochet Planter Cover pattern for 4-inch plants.

Crochet Holiday Planter Cover Pattern -- great gift! | The Inspired Wren
Download the free PDF pattern now!



PROJECT INFO

  • Size J (6mm) Crochet Hook
  • Serenity Chunky Solids by Premier Yarns in Red Ochre
  • Tizzy by Bernat in Marshmallow White

GUAGE Rows 1–4 = 3.25″ diameter

FINSIHED SIZE* Bottom crocheted diameter = 3.25″; Height = 4″

*The top cuff includes an increase and the stitches stretch to fit a planter that has a 4″ diameter across at the top.

NOTE: Read the directions carefully, some rounds include a rise, some rounds include a rise and a turn, and others are worked in the round without a rise.


STITCHES 


ch: Chain

sc: Single Crochet
hdc Half Double Crochet

sl st: Slip Stitch 



CONSTRUCTION


BOTTOM


Round 1 [in red]: Working in Magic Ring, ch 2, hdc 7, sl st into ch to join; 8 stitches

Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st 7 times around, hdc 1, sl st to join, 16 stitches

Round 3: ch 2, [hdc 1, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 2, sl st to join; 24 stitches

Round 4: ch 2, [hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 3, sl st to join; 32 stitches

Crochet Holiday Planter Cover Pattern -- great gift! | The Inspired Wren
Rounds 1 - 4 complete.
NOTE: I'm left handed and flipped each of these images for the right hand perspective. You're welcome right-handers; sorry lefties.


SIDES


Round 5: ch 1, TURN, working in bottom loop created by hdc of Round 4 (see illustration) sc in each loop around; 32 stitches

Crochet Holiday Planter Cover Pattern -- great gift! | The Inspired Wren
The fist stitch of Round 5 on hook; the arrows indicate the next three loops for stitch placement.


Round 6–14: sc around; continue working in the round without a join or rise; 32 stitches

Crochet Holiday Planter Cover Pattern -- great gift! | The Inspired Wren
Rounds 1 -14 completed.


Rounds 15: Switch to white yarn, sc around; 32 stitches

Crochet Holiday Planter Cover Pattern -- great gift! | The Inspired Wren
Round 15 in progress.


Round 16:  [sc 7, 2 sc in next st], repeat within [ ] around (4 times); 36 stitches

Round 17: sc around, finish off; 36 stitches


YOU'RE DONE!

This Santa-inspired crochet cover takes an inexpensive, store brought house-plant and makes it special. The Tizzy yarn really makes it! The planter comes together quickly and would make a great grab-bag or hostess gift. Make one to cover an empty can and use it as a desk accessory for pencils. Personally, my plants will sit on the windowsill bringing me holiday cheer whenever I’m at the kitchen sink.

Crochet Holiday Planter Cover Pattern -- great gift! | The Inspired Wren
Once again the plastic plant is more photogenic, but those two in the background are still holding on.



PS If you like this pattern be sure to check out the Spiral Crochet Planter Cover, too!




Ren Murphy writes for The Inspired Wren.

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4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, love this idea, thanks for sharing.

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  2. What a pretty cover! What a simple and easy way to make a holiday statement. I pinned it and downloaded the pattern via Craftsy. Thank you!

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