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This season I’ve seriously gotten into “making jerseys” to the pots of my indoor plants. I had some that I did not like at all, other plants that did not even have a pot cover in conditions and others that I did not dislike, but that ones have taken a Knitted Plant Cozy for free. Once I start, I do not stop!
This is a very simple way to give a new breath of fresh air to your planter pots and your decoration and, probably, to use some occasional yarn.
In addition, if you opt colors and natural fibers with a rustic look (my preferred option), you will get a basketry touch that is very popular lately on.
Both the thickness of the crochet hook and that of the knitting needles will depend on the material you choose to create your knitted pot.
How to make a knit and crochet Planter Pot
At all times, throughout the tutorial, I will not give measures of the finished project, since the idea is that you can adapt it to the different measures of the pots that you have at home.
1. Crochet the base of the Knitted Plant Cozy
Start by working 6 single crochet into a magic ring. Hereinafter crochet in a round, using the next pattern of increases, until the base is the size you need.
- Work 2 sc into each stitch (12 sts)
- Work *1 sc, 2 sc into the next sts* repeat from * to * until the end (18 sts)
- Work *2 sc, 2 sc into the next sts* repeat from * to * until the end (24 sts)
- Work *3 sc, 2 sc into the next sts* repeat from * to * until the end (30 sts)
- Work *4 sc, 2 sc into the next sts* repeat from * to * until the end (36 sts)
Once you have the size of the base you need, cut the yarn and weave in the end. We will continue knitting the body of the Plant Cozy and we will take up the base when we finish the next step.
2. Knit the knitted body
With your knitting needles, cast on the stitches you deem necessary to cover the height of the pot. In my case, I am using a fairly thick material, I needed 12 stitches.
Knit your stitches flat in garter stitch until the fabric completely covers the pot. Keep in mind that this fabric is very stretchy, even more, the way we are going to use it, so it is better to dress the planter pot tightly.
Join the two ends of the fabric to give it a cylindrical shape. You can make this joint using your crochet needle or by sewing with the tapestry needle.
If you decide to make the union with a tapestry needle, keep in mind that when cutting the yarn, you must leave enough length to make this seam and, also sew the body to the base. Better safe than sorry!
3. Attach the base of the Knitted Plant Cozy to the body
To finish today’s project, you just have to secure the base of the Plant Pot to the body using pins and sew the entire contour.
It’s that easy and in a very short time, you will be able to renew your old-fashioned planter pots and dress them with trendy natural fibers so no one would say that the tailor’s wife is the worst clad!
If you liked this tutorial and it has inspired you, comment and share your discovery! And of course, once you have finished your Knitted Plant Cozy, do not forget to show off the result on social networks with the hashtag #creativaPlantCozy and #creativaatelier.