I am excited to have Monica from Mon Makes Things here with us today! If you haven’t, check out her site, it has all sorts of fun crafts, and lovely crochet projects. And today, she is here to share her pattern for these coloful crochet pot covers. Take it away, Monica…
Hi there, Little Things Blogged readers! I am so excited to be sharing a summery pattern with you today here on Tania's blog. Doesn't Tania make the cutest amigurumi you've ever seen? I'm so smitten with her critters and projects that I just did an interview with her not too long ago. And now here I am, writing my first ever guest post (oh boy, oh boy!). Again, I'm just super excited over here. ;)
Tania asked me to come up with something colorful, fun, and summery, and I'm hoping this fits the bill. I've been craving some greenery in my life, and knew I wanted to use some neon cord I scored at the hardware store recently in more summery projects. I tried crocheting the entire pot cover with white cord, and it can be done... But I love the contrast in texture you get from mixing regular yarn with the cord.
Stuff you'll need: SOCKER pots from IKEA in small and medium, worsted weight yarn (white), neon cord from the hardware store (in the rope section!), 4.25mm (G) & 5mm (H) crochet hooks, and a lighter.
Using your worsted weight yarn and 4.25mm (G) crochet hook, make a magic ring.
Rnd 1 - 6 sc into the ring = 6 sts
Rnd 2 - 2 sc into each st around, join with slpst = 12 sts
Rnd 3 - ch 4, tr into same st, 2 tr into each st around, join = 24 sts
Rnd 4 - ch 4, 2 tr into each st around, 1 tr in last st, join = 46 sts
Rnd 5 - In back loops only (BLO), ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around = 46 sts
Rnd 6 - sc in each st around = 46 sts
Rnd 7 - sc in each st around, join = 46 sts
Rnd 8 - ch 4, sk 1 st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st*, repeat from * around, join = 46 sts
Rnd 9 - In BLO, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around = 46 sts
Rnd 10 - In BLO, sc in each st around, join = 46 sts
Rnd 11 - In BLO, ch 4, tr in each st around, join = 46 sts
Rnd 12 - ch 6, sk 2 st, tr in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 st, tr in next st*, repeat from * around, sk last 3 sts, ch 3, join = 46 sts
Rnd 13 - ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in each space, 1 sc in each tr, 3 sc in last space = 46 sts
Rnd 14 - sc in each st around = 46 sts
Rnd 15 - sc in each st around, finish off & weave in ends = 46 sts
Stretch your pot cover over your pot and grab your neon cording. Weave your cording around the pot through your treble crochet stitches in round 12. You will have an odd number of trebles, so I simply wove the cord under two stitches in a row (you can see this on the purple pot), but you could also continue alternating for a different look. When you are satisfied with the fill of your cord, cut it and carefully melt the ends with a lighter.
For the purple pot, I simply switched the order of the rows as I went for a different arrangement. Use your imagination! :)
For the larger pot, the pattern is essentially the same (though again, I switched the order of the rows), but rather than using the 4.25mm (G) hook, you will use the 5mm (H) hook. This simple switch changes the gauge enough for the crochet work to fit over the larger pot!
Now you just need some plants for your pretty pretty pots! I am hoping to eventually turn these into hanging planters, but I don't have hooks for hanging planters in my apartment right now. I'm moving soon, and you better believe I'm gonna hang some plants in my new place. ;) I'll post an update on my blog if and when I get these babies converting into hanging baskets! Thanks for having me, readers, and happy crocheting!
Can't wait to try the pattern myself! Make sure you visit Monica's blog for lots more crochet projects!