Succulent Stacker

This project is a departure from the cozy and wearable patterns I have posted a lot lately, but it's near and dear to my heart because it combines my two nerdiest (super cool?) obsessions.  Crochet and plants <3  This quick home decor piece will certainly brighten up your house for spring time!  

Isn't that cheerful?  It's hanging by my kitchen window as I write, and I am really loving the look of succulents in the mini plant hanger.  They are easy to grow and easy to find (most grocery stores/home and hardware stores have little mini succulents for sale).  And there are so many different kinds!  For real...if anyone wants to talk plants with me you could really get me going :)  Did you know that you can even trade plants and seeds through an online forum?  ...yeah...I've done that also.  Anyone else out there love their greenery??

Anyway back to this project, it is extremely easy and fast.  I used a banana fiber yarn from Darn Good Yarn that is beautifully textured, quite strong, and so vivid in color!  It is also sustainably sourced and made (you can read more about that here), bio-degradable and eco-friendly which I thought seemed very appropriate to pair with this project :)  Seriously, I love the mission of this yarn and the company that makes it.

And just FYI-they also offer a $10 monthly yarn subscription that I wrote about here.  They sent me their March box to try out and when I have the project finished, I will share it and a giveaway with you!

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You can buy Darn Good Yarn via their website here.  If you would rather work with yarn you already have-I would recommend acrylic or cotton!  The banana fiber yarn was on the bulkier side of worsted so you may have to work with double strands or go up a hook size if you work with a different yarn.  The good news?  This pattern is super flexible and you can't really mess it up!  You can make it tiered like I did or it would also be adorable as a one (or a few) single plant hangers.  You could use it for succulents for decor or herbs in your kitchen.  You're imagination is the limit!


Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • DC: double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • The finished size/gauge isn't terribly important for this project as long as you check your size as you go along!  As long as it slips over your pot-you're good :)
  • The Ch 5 at the beginning of rounds DOES count as a stitch (ch 5 = DC+ch 2). 
  • The Ch 1 at the beginning of SC rounds DOES NOT count as a stitch
  • The end of each round is joined to the first stitch of that round with a sl st

Here is a magic circle video tutorial if you need help getting started with that!

Large Holder (for 3" x 4" pot)

start with a magic circle

Round 1: 6 SC in magic circle.  Pull tight and join with a sl st(6)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 SC in each stitch around.  Join with sl st. (12)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 SC, SC, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st. (18)

Round 4-6: ch 5, skip 2, *DC, ch 2, skip 2, repeat from * around.  Join to the 3rd chain of the original ch 5 with a sl st. (18)

Round 7-11: ch 1, *SC, 3 SC in ch 2 space, repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st. (24)

Tie off leaving a 12" tail.

Middle Holder (for 3" x 2.5" pot)

start with a magic circle

Round 1: 6 SC in magic circle.  Pull tight and join with a sl st(6)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 SC in each stitch around.  Join with sl st. (12)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 SC, SC, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st. (18)

Round 4-5: ch 5, skip 2, *DC, ch 2, skip 2, repeat from * around.  Join to the 3rd chain of the original ch 5 with a sl st. (18)

Round 6-8: ch 1, *SC, 3 SC in ch 2 space, repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st. (24)

Tie off leaving a 12" tail.

Small Holder (for 2" x 1.5" pot)

start with a magic circle

Round 1: 6 SC in magic circle.  Pull tight and join with a sl st(6)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 SC in each stitch around.  Join with sl st. (12)

Round 3: ch 5, skip 2, *DC, ch 2, skip 2, repeat from * around.  Join to the 3rd chain of the original ch 5 with a sl st. (12)

Round 4-6: ch 1, SC around (12)

Tie off leaving a 12" tail.

Construction

Starting with the largest and middle holder, use the long tail from the largest holder to thread it through the bottom the of middle holder.  I highly recommend doing this before you add your plants to your pots (as you can see, I did not...).  Knot the tail on the other side when you have your desired length and weave in the excess.  Repeat this process to connect the middle holder to the small holder.  Use the tail from the small holder to create the "hanger" by knotting it on the other end and weaving in the ends.

I'd love to see your finished projects!  I would especially love to see some herbs in the pots as well so if anyone does that, shoot me a picture on Facebook or Instagram :)  Happy Weekend!


Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically.  The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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