Crochet Plant Hanger – The Never Ending Star free pattern

May 24, 2023 | Crochet patterns, Most Popular

This crochet plant hanger is a free crochet pattern for the Never Ending Star Plant Hanger by Kristyn Crochets!

Never Ending Star Plant Hangers a free crochet pattern

Nana’s Crafty Home is excited to host this free crochet plant hanger pattern as Kristyn has stepped away from blogging for the time being. 

Crafted to enhance both aesthetics and functionality, this crochet plant hanger is not only a stylish accessory but also a practical solution for optimizing space. It keeps your plants off the floor and allows for better sunlight exposure and ensuring a clutter-free environment.

With Never Ending Star Crochet Plant Hanger, you can enjoy the beauty of plants in a chic and contemporary way. Embrace the trend, showcase your green thumb, and add a touch of flair to your space effortlessly. A functional and practical way to use up your yarn stash!

Spruce up your home and plants with this easy to make crochet plant hanger. The Never Ending Star Hanger works up quickly and uses a simple star pattern. Would make excellent gifts, too!

Crochet Plant Hanger pattern details

This crochet plant hanger pattern would be a great project for an adventurous beginner crocheter.  This plant hanger pattern uses basic stitches throughout – double crochet, half double crochet, chains and single crochet stitches.  

The base of this crochet plant hanger begins by making a star shape and then the star shape is continued throughout the remainder of the pattern and up the sides of the hanger.

Once the sides are complete you will work your straps in the last round.  These are made by working long chains and then working a single crochet over the ring you will be using for hanging.  Single crochet in each chain back to the top of the basket to work single crochet stitches along the edge to the next point and repeat steps.  Easy, peasy!

For the ring you will want to find a sturdy functional ring which can be wood, metal or plastic. I enjoy using wood rings as they add a touch of boho vibe.

The small and large-sized crochet plant hanger fits most common sized pots. If you are looking to add your own size so its just right I’ll show you how to do that, too. This pattern was designed out of necessity to give my plants that much-needed light and clean up some table surfaces, it’s a great way to add some style to your home and plants.

Complete video tutorial for the Never Ending Star Plant Hanger is provided by Kristyn below.

The original pattern recommended Lion Brand Fast Track yarn which is now discontinued and no longer available so I wanted to find some yarn substitutions that would work just as well.

I worked up a sample in Bernat Maker Home Dec which is a bulky tubular cotton blend option.  This is one of my personal favorites and is available through both Joann’s as well as online at Yarnspirations.  Perfect for all kinds of home decor projects!

Cotton yarn is a good option for these pots as well as cotton is very durable.  If you do decide to use a medium #4 worsted weight yarn and want a larger hanger I would recommend doubling up your yarn thickness and a larger hook size.

crochet plant hanger pattern

Following the pattern instructions for the large plant hanger and using the recommended hook size of L (8.0 mm) for my sample, the finished size ended up close to 20″ total in length from top to bottom. The wonderful thing about this pattern is that you can add smaller to larger size pots for different looks.  I was able to fit easily a 5-6″ round pot all the way up to a 10″ diameter pot.  

They work up so quickly, too!  I was able to complete my hanging planter in less than an hour.  What a fantastic last-minute project.

You could easily add fun features – tassels, wooden beads or fringe to customize the final appearance of your crochet plant hangers.  So many different options!  

The Never Ending Star crochet plant hanger pattern

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The small and large-sized hangers fits in most common pots.  If you are looking to add your own size so its just right I’ll show you how to do that, too.  This pattern was designed out of necessity to give my plants that much-needed light and clean up some table surfaces, it’s a great way to add some style to your home and plants.

Complete video tutorial for the Never Ending Star Plant Hanger is provided by Kristyn below!

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crochet plant hanger pattern

Never Ending Star Plant Hanger Free Crochet Pattern

Size:

Small: 25in total length fits 4in. to 6in. pots

Large: 36in total length fits 6in. to 12 in. pots

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand Fast Track (Super Bulky) Note: this yarn is now discontinued. See above for possible substitutes!
    • Pink Convertible (less than 1 skein)
    • Airstream White (less than 1 skein)
    • Cruise Ship Aqua (less than 1 skein)
  • Or any yarn and matching hook size I’m using Caron Simply Soft for the photo tutorial and Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton for the video and both make nice hangers.
  • 9.0 mm Hook
  • 2 in wood craft ring or 4 in wood craft ring
  • Needle for weaving in ends

Stitches:

  • CH – Chain
  • MR – Magic Ring
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet

Notes:

  • * To * indicates a repeated stitch sequence.
  • A “cluster” refers to 3DC in the same space.
  • You can make about 1 and 1/2 large plant hanger or 2 small plant hangers with one skein of Fast Track.

Recommended Tutorial:

Small and Large Crochet Plant Hangers:

With desired color, make a MR, CH2

Round 1: *3DC, CH3,* 5 times into the MR, SS to the first stitch of the round.(15DC or [5 clusters], 5-CH3 spaces)

You should have 3 CH3 spaces and 15DC

Round 2: CH1, skip the stitch you SS into to join round 1, HDC in the next stitch, skip next stitch, *in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), skip the next stitch, HDC in the next stitch, skip the next stitch,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), skip the next stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round.(30DC or [10 clusters], 5-CH3 spaces, 5HDC)

never ending star hanger process
Be sure to place 1HDC in the center DC stitch.

Round 3:  CH1, HDC in the same stitch as the SS, skip next 2 stitches, *DC in the next stitch, in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, HDC in the next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC in the next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches, SS to the first stitch of the round.(40DC or [10 clusters, and 10DC], 5-CH3 spaces, 5HDC)  **Stop here for the small hanger, continue for large hanger**

Never Ending Star hanger process 2
From here make sure you skip 2 stitches before and after your HDC stitches, then DC in each stitch until you reach the next CH3 space.

Large Plant Hanger:

Round 4:  CH1, HDC in the same stitch as the SS, skip next 2 stitches, *DC in the next 2 stitches, in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC the next 2 stitches, skip 2 stitches, HDC in the next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC in the next 2 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, SS to the first stitch of the round.(50DC or [10 clusters, and 20DC], 5-CH3 spaces, 5HDC)

Round 5:  CH1, HDC in the same stitch as the SS, skip next 2 stitches, *DC in the next 3 stitches, in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC the next 3 stitches, skip 2 stitches, HDC in the next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC in the next 3 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, SS to the first stitch of the round.(60DC or [10 clusters, and 30DC], 5-CH3 spaces, 5HDC)

Begin Shaping upwards Small Hanger:

To shape the hangers to fit around a pot we simply continue to grow our star, replacing the HDC stitch with a SC stitch.

Round 4:  CH1, SC in the same stitch as the SS, skip next 2 stitches, *DC in the next 2 stitches, in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC the next 2 stitches, skip 2 stitches, SC in the next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), skip the next 2 stitches, SS to the first stitch of the round.(50DC or [10 clusters, and 20DC], 5-CH3 spaces, 5SC)

Never Ending Star hanger process 3
Simply replace the HDC with a SC to shape upwards.

Begin Shaping upwards Large Hanger:

Round 6:  CH1, SC in the same stitch as the SS, skip next 2 stitches, *DC in the next 4 stitches, in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC the next 4 stitches, skip 2 stitches, SC in the next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC in the next 4 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, SS to the first stitch of the round.(70DC or [10 clusters, and 40DC], 5-CH3 spaces, 5SC)

Round 7:  CH1, SC in the same stitch as the SS, skip next 2 stitches, *DC in the next 5 stitches, in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC the next 5 stitches, skip 2 stitches, SC in the next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, (3DC, CH3, 3DC), DC in the next 5 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, SS to the first stitch of the round.(80DC or [10 clusters, and 50DC], 5-CH3 spaces, 5SC)

Supports and Ring Attachment for small hanger:

Round 5:  CH1, SC in the same stitch as the SS, SC in the next 5 stitches, *in the CH3 space, SC once, CH37, working back down the CH, skip the first CH space, SC over the craft ring and into the 2nd CH space, SC in the remaining 35CH spaces, SC in the CH3 space, SC in the next 11 stitches,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, SC once, CH37, working back down the CH, skip the first CH space, SC over the craft ring and into the 2nd CH space, SC in the remaining 35CH spaces, SC in the CH3 space, SC in the next 6 stitches, SS to the first stitch of the round, fasten off and weave in ends.(65SC, 5-36SC CHs)

Never Ending Star Plant Hanger a free crochet pattern
Never Ending Star Plant Hanger a free crochet pattern

Supports and Ring Attachments for Large Hanger:

Round 8:  CH1, SC in the same stitch as the SS, SC in the next 8 stitches, *in the CH3 space, SC once, CH37, working back down the CH, skip the first CH space, SC over the craft ring and  into the 2nd CH space, SC in the remaining 35CH spaces, SC in the CH3 space, SC in the next 17 stitches,* 4 times,  in the CH3 space, SC once, CH37, working back down the CH, skip the first CH space, SC over the craft ring and into the 2nd CH space, SC in the remaining 35CH spaces, SC in the CH3 space, SC in the next 9 stitches, SS to the first stitch of the round, fasten off and weave in ends.(100SC, 5-36SC CH’s)

Custom Size:

If you would like to make this hanger your own size you can do that very easily, lets break down how it works:

Building the Base:

First we start making a star pattern.   You want to make the star so it fits around the bottom of your base.  Crochet the never-ending star for as many rounds until the inverted peaks cover the base of your pot.

Never Ending Star Plant Hanger a free crochet pattern
Depending on your yarn and hook you may need to grow more or less to cover the base.

Building the sides:

Once you have the base sized for your pot you can begin building the star upwards to create the sides.

To do this you simply follow the same star pattern as you would to grow the star, the only change is you will replace that HDC stitch with a SC stitch.

Continue adding rounds to your star, replacing each HDC stitch with a SC stitch until your star comes up 2/3 from the top.

Never Ending Star Plant Hanger a free crochet pattern
Use the start pattern with the SC stitch until the star is 2/3rd of the way up the pot.

Adding the hangers:

The final round should have all SC stitches, and no need to skip stitches or keep count, simply SC in each stitch.  When you reach the CH3 spaces you will add in your CH, connect it to the ring, and SC back down the CH.  Be sure to place a SC in the CH3 space before and after your long CH.

Lets discuss the length of your CH.  I personally like 37 chains exactly for the T-Shirt yarn.  It makes my plant stretch to about 18 inches from the top.  Depending on where you are hanging your plant you may want this longer or shorter.  32CH’s give you about 12-15 inches.  Just keep in mind when determining your CH length that it will stretch considerably, here are a few CH counts for t-shirt yarn and the length you get from them:

32CH — 23in. from point of hang to top of pot

37CH — 27in. from point of hang to top of pot

If you are using a different yarn, simply CH until you reach your desired length.  I would stretch the CH to take my measurements, as it will be stretched when a plant is in it.

Once you work your CH to the desired length just remember the first stitch working back down the CH will also be worked over the craft ring, making it nice and easy to hang.

Never Ending Star Plant Hanger a free crochet pattern
Never Ending Star Plant Hanger a free crochet pattern

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