Crochet plant hanger pattern is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
This simple, easy and quick to make crochet plant hanger pattern is the perfect way to display your beloved beautiful houseplants and add a touch of boho charm to your home decor.
With Mother’s Day coming up in just a few days I was thinking about what I could make for my mom as a quick last-minute gift this year. Since she has a green thumb and has plants that have been thriving for years (unlike me!) I knew a plant hanger would be the perfect project.
I absolutely love the look of macrame. I keep pinning gorgeous macrame projects on pinterest but have never done anything more than admire. I really feel like I should learn the art of macrame – it doesn’t seem like it would be terribly difficult and there are so many lovely things you can make!
This easy project would be a wonderful way to display a pretty little flower pot or succulents.
Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern Details
Since I wanted a crochet “faux” macrame appearance I had to find the perfect cord to use. Some cord I have found is not very pleasant to work with – rough and hard on the hands. I did a lot of comparison shopping and came up with a couple of options.
The first one I used is a macrame cotton cord I ordered from Amazon. It is surprisingly soft on the hands! It really works up looking like macrame – the cord twist really makes a difference in the final appearance of my plant hanger.
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The basket portion of my crochet plant hanger works in the round from the bottom up using double crochet + chains. I basically reworked my spider web crochet pattern and turned it into a plant hanger!
After a few rounds of webbing, I worked one round of single crochet stitches and then the final round is the hanging chains. These are simple chains – working one slip stitch over the wooden ring you will use for hanging your crochet plant hanger.
Basic, beginner-friendly stitches throughout this pattern and using larger cord or bulky yarn means they work up quickly as well.
This flower pot hanging basket is so customizable, too! Simply adjust the number of rounds for your basket base before you begin working your straps. Your straps will then skip over the chain spaces – however many stitches that may be for the last round of your basket. You can use my crochet spider web pattern for additional basket rounds.
To adjust the length of the straps you will simply add or subtract chains as necessary. So, if you want a loooong strap, chain 25, slip stitch into the first chain OVER your ring, then chain 24 before making a slip stitch in the top round of your basket. You will want to subtract one chain from the second set of chains as you are using up the last chain while working over the ring.
For the hanging ring you can use any sturdy ring you can find. I am using a 2″ ring but you could use a 3″ ring or even a metal ring if you choose. As long as the ring can hold the weight of your plant hanger + the plant. Nothing flimsy, please! Nobody wants a pile of dirt scattered all over the carpet. 😉
You can easily add some boho charm to this crochet plant hanger by adding tassels to the edge, bottom or sides as well. Fringe around the outside edge would be pretty, too! Add some wooden beads for an additional faux macrame boho look.
For the straps I am skipping over one dc post from two rounds below. However, in the version shown below I made additional straps by only skipping 5 stitches instead of 11 and placing a strap over ever dc post from two rows below. Another unique look!
The second macrame cord option I used is Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Macrame cord. Listed as the same size – 3mm but it really worked up a bit smaller than the macrame cotton cord. I will warn you however that this cord is so splitty! I mean like the worst splitty I have ever encountered before. Which meant I had to go so slowly while crocheting with it. Otherwise, I would split it and it looked pretty awful. I love the finished look but I didn’t love working with it. You are not going to be on cruise control with this cord. But, it was a little easier on my hands as far as softness goes. Always a consideration!
I found that most of the cords are sold on a tube which is difficult for me to manage – the thing was flying all over the place. I used my Barva Double Wood Yarn Holder – the spindle fit perfectly inside the tube which allowed me to corral my cord much more effectively. Also a great way to pull your yarn skeins from the outside which prevents the always dreaded yarn barf. 😂
I have a couple of tutorials that you may find helpful for this crochet potted plant hanger. I have a complete tutorial from start to finish for the hanging basket plus I have a tutorial for my Spider Web pattern that will show you how to increase if you wish to make the basket portion of your plant hanger larger. You can find the complete video tutorial for the plant hanger and spider web tutorial below or on YouTube. If you would like the written pattern instructions for the spider web I have the free pattern on the blog. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.
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- 1. Never Ending Star Plant Hanger free crochet plant hanger pattern
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Plant Hanger free crochet pattern instructions
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
- Macrame Cord (100% cotton, 3 mm thickness / 220 yards)
- Natural 4.0 oz / 35 yards
Size N/P (10.0 mm) crochet hook
1 2-inch cabone wood ring
Approximate finished size: 9” wide x 11” tall (without pot)
To fit approx 3”- 4” wide x 3 – 4” tall pot
- RS = right side
- MC = magic circle
- ch(s) = chain(s)
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- dc = double crochet
- sp(s) = space(s)
- sc = single crochet
Faux Macrame Plant Hanger complete video tutorial
Spider Web pattern & tutorial – check out this pattern if you wish to make the main part of your basket larger. Will show you how to increase round to round.
Make a MC.
Round 1: (RS) Ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch-1), (1 dc, ch 1) 7 times in MC, sl st in third ch of ch-4. (8 dc sts + 8 ch-1 sps)
Round 2: Ch 6, (1 dc, ch 3) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-6. (8 dc sts + 8 ch-3 sps)
Round 3: Ch 8, (1 dc, ch 5) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-8.
At this point in the pattern fit your pot into the center of the ring and pull up the sides. The center of each ch-5 from previous round when pulled up should reach top of pot. If it doesn’t reach the top of the pot you can add rounds by working the same stitch pattern but increasing by 2 chains each round to size desired.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *5 sc in next ch-5 sp, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, omitting final sc, sl st in first st. (48)
Round 5: *Ch 15, sl st in first ch from hook OVER the wood ring, ch 14, sk next 11 sts from previous round, sl st in next st,* repeat from * to * to end of round, working last sl st in top of first sl st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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