Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Four of Diamonds Plant Hanger

Four of Diamonds Plant Hanger
This plant hanger is a great frugal way to dress up a cheap plastic planter from the dollar store. Any non-stretchy medium weight yarn from your stash will do fine.

FINISHED SIZE:  BODY laid flat is 6 to 7 inches in width x 6 to 6 1/2 inches in length, depending on hook and yarn used. Fits a plant pot about 5 inches in height, 3 inches in diameter at base, and 6 inches in diameter at rim.

MATERIALS

  • 55 to 65 yds of any #4 / medium / worsted non-stretchy yarn
  • 4.5 mm or 5.0 mm crochet hook
  • Locking stitch marker
  • Plant pot 5 inches in height, 3 inches in diameter at base, and 6 inches in diameter at rim

Pictured sample was made with acrylic carpet yarn and 4.5 mm crochet hook. The pot is a common $2 lightweight plastic 1-quart planter.

GAUGE:  7 dc x 4 rows = 2 inches (but not really important)

Four of Diamonds Plant Hanger, bottom
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

  • beg - beginning
  • ch(s) - chain(s)
  • dc(s) - double crochet(s)
  • dc2tog - double crochet 2 together decrease
  • ea - each
  • rnd - round
  • sc - single crochet
  • sc2tog - single crochet 2 together decrease
  • sk - skip
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • yo - yarn over

SPECIAL STITCH:  Ch-3+dc2-tog - Chain-3 and double crochet 2 together decrease - ch 2, yo, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.

BODY

NOTE: Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as st.

RND 1: Make magic circle, ch 3, dc in circle, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1 in circle) 3x, cinch circle, sl st join to top of beg ch-3. [12 sts]

RND 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, sk next ch, ch 5, (dc in next 2 dc, sk next ch, ch 5) 3x, sl st join to top of beg ch-3. [28 sts]

RND 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc, 2 dc in next dc, sk next 5 chs, ch 4, (2 dc in ea of next 2 dcs, sk next 5 chs, ch 4) 3x, sl st join to top of beg ch-3. [32 sts]

RND 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc, dc in next 2 dcs, 2 dc in next dc, sk next 4 chs, ch 4, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dcs, 2 dc in next dc, sk next 4 chs, ch 4) 3x, sl st join to top of beg ch-3. [40 sts]

RND 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc, dc in ea of next 4 dcs, 2 dc in next dc, sk next 4 chs, ch 2, (2 dc in next dc, dc in ea of next 4 dcs, 2 dc in next dc, sk next 4 chs, ch 2) 3x, sl st join to top of beg ch-3. [40 sts]

RND 6: Ch 3, dc in same dc, dc in ea of next 6 dcs, 2 dc in next dc, sk next 2 chs, ch 1, (2 dc in next dc, dc in ea of next 6 dcs, 2 dc in next dc, sk next 2 chs, ch 1) 3x, sl st join to top of beg ch-3. [44 sts]

RND 7: Ch 3, dc in same dc, dc in ea of next 8 dcs, 2 dc in next dc, sk next ch, (2 dc in next dc, dc in ea of next 8 dcs, 2 dc in next dc, sk next ch) 3x, sl st join to top of beg ch-3. [48 sts]

RND 8: Ch-3+dc2-tog in same st and next st, dc in next 8 sts, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, ch 2, (dc2tog in next 2 dcs, dc in ea of next 8 dcs, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, ch 2) 3x, sl st join to beg st. [48 sts]

RND 9: Ch-3+dc2-tog in same st and next st, dc in ea of next 6 dcs, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, sk next 2 chs, ch 4, (dc2tog in next 2 dcs, dc in ea of next 6 dcs, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, sk next 2 chs, ch 4) 3x, sl st join to beg st. [48 sts]

RND 10: Ch-3+dc2-tog in same st and next st, dc in ea of next 4 dcs, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, sk next 4 chs, ch 7, (dc2tog in next 2 dcs, dc in ea of next 4 dcs, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, sk next 4 chs, ch 7) 3x, sl st join to beg st. [52 sts]

RND 11: Ch-3+dc2-tog in same st and next st, dc in ea of next 2 dcs, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, sk next 7 chs, ch 10, (dc2tog in next 2 dcs, dc in ea of next 2 dcs, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, sk next 7 chs, ch 10) 3x, sl st join to beg st. [56 sts]

Continue to HANGING CORDS.

HANGING CORDS

ROW 1: Ch-3+dc2-tog in same st and next st, dc2tog in next 2 dcs, turn. [2 sts]

ROW 2: Ch-3+dc2-tog in same st and next st, turn. [1 st]
Ch 40 (about 12 inches), mark ch, ch 5, sl st in back ridge loop of marked ch (remove marker) and ea ch across, continue sl st in loop on edge of row 2, and on row 1, continue sl st in ea ch along top row of BODY, sl st into next dc.

Repeat Rows 1-2 3x.

FINISHING:  Fasten off. Weave in ends. Straighten hanging cords, gather the ch-5 loops together, and hang.

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