May 12, 2015

PICTRIAL: Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter

Tutorial: Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter Cover | The Inspired Wren

When I set out to create summer inspired crochet planters, two things popped in my head: ridges and bright colors. It wasn't until after I purchased the yarn and plopped it in my basket that I was reminded of rainbow sherbet. Then, after I set the finished planter down and stepped back, I realized the horizontal ridges are reminiscent of that classic childhood craft, yarn wrapped cans. I love these! What a joyful combination of memories these bring back! I'm so happy they greet me every time I walk up to my kitchen sink. Bring some joy to your plants with a Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter Cover of your own!

The previous crochet planters I've hooked up have all been worked in the round. I tried creating the ridges in the round here but they didn't pop -- the ridge relief was too shallow for the look I wanted. I even tried a couple of different stitches. No go. So this is the first planter with each row worked and joined, followed by a rise and turn. Just be aware, the result is a seam running in a straight line up the back of the planter. Likewise, if this one is pulled too tight around the planter it can lose some of it's good ridgey depth. To compensate, I've added increases every three rows. Sadly, that means more counting as you go. But the final look is worth it!

Joyful crochet planter cover, reminds me of bright rainbow sherbet -- perfect for summer! | The Inspired Wren


Are you ready to hook one up? If you are an adventurous (or master) crocheter read on! Here you'll find illustrated steps to help you create a summer cover for your plant. If you'd prefer printable directions download the full pattern for the Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter Cover for just $0.99 here. The full pattern includes the exact stitches, counts, and rows/rounds to fit a 4" planter. You'll need a Craftsy account but that's free with an email address.

Tutorial: Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter | The Inspired Wren
I know, I know, it's the wrong color -- would you believe I missed this pic?! I will update it with the correct Robins Blue image as soon as I can.


Tutorial: Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter | The Inspired Wren


Tutorial: Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter | The Inspired Wren


Tutorial: Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter | The Inspired Wren


Joyful crochet planter cover, reminds me of bright rainbow sherbet -- perfect for summer! | The Inspired Wren
Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter hooked up in Caron Simply Soft: Strawberry, Robins Egg, and Super Duper Yellow

If you'd prefer printable directions download the full pattern for the Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter Cover for just $0.99 here. The full pattern includes the exact stitches, counts, and rows/rounds to fit a 4" planter. You'll need a Craftsy account but that's free with an email address.

Pattern: Summer Sherbet Crochet Planter | The Inspired Wren


This sherbet-inspired planter cover dresses up a simple store-brought plant. The planter comes together quickly and would brighten any patio table. Personally, my plants sit on the windowsill bringing a little sherbet-sweetness into my life whenever I’m at the kitchen sink.

If you use this tutorial, I’d love to see and hear about your results. Come share your projects on The Inspired Wren Share page. There you can link up your images from a blog, Flickr, Pinterest, or Instagram.


PS -- Thanks for reading to the end. If you like this planter, be sure to check out these other crocheted planter tutorials!  ~Ren

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Ren Murphy writes for The Inspired Wren.

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2 comments:

  1. SO lovely! The colors are so fresh and pretty too. Thanks for sharing!

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