Plants, Succulents especially, have made their way into our home in such a special way. They add fresh air and more “life” to each room they are placed in. Today, our newest Yarn Punk Erin of Simply Made by Erin is showing us the most lovely way to home our little plants! For you succulent enthusiasts, this is the perfect pattern for you – be sure to give Erin lots of love on her side of the internet by visiting her blog HERE.
“Hi there, my name is Erin and I run a little crochet business called Simply Made by Erin. I started designing in 2011, and created my 50th pattern last year! I specialize in crochet hats, baskets, and planters, but dabble in a little bit of everything. I especially love working with chunky and super chunky yarns.
I live in a small town in Arizona, just off of Route 66, with my husband David of almost 12 years, and our ten year old son Owen. Were getting ready to add an addition to our family, a cute little Golden Retriever puppy named Tobey! I enjoy interior design, collecting vintage finds, and spending time with my family. You can find my work on Etsy, Ravelry, and Love Crochet. Find me on Instagram or Facebook and say hi!”
Pattern and images are copyright protected and the sole property of Simply Made By Erin. The written pattern is for personal use only. Please do not redistribute, transfer, or sell the pattern or images.Feel free to do what you like with the finished product, but please credit me as the designer.
Abbreviations (Standard American Crochet Terms)
ch(s) – chain/chains
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
st(s) – stitch/stitches
rnd(s) – round/rounds
blo – back loop only
x – times
Size 6, super bulky yarn (6oz./170g (106yd/97m),
Approximately 55 yards
I prefer Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (results will vary depending on yarn used)
J10/6mm Crochet Hook (or size to meet gauge)
Flexible Measuring Tape
Optional – Logo Tags from
Gauge Working in the Round
First 3 Rounds in Pattern = 3 ¼ – 3 ½ Inches with J Hook
Please be sure to check your gauge before starting, as tension can vary greatly from person to person and depending on the yarn used.
Don’t forget to pin this pattern for later!
– Beginning ch/chs of each rnd do not count as 1st st, join each rnd in 1st stitch
– When working the
sides make sure the sc is worked into the dc from previous rnd and the dc is
worked into the sc from previous rnd.
– Finished measurements are approximately 4 ¼” diameter and 4 ½” tall
Rnd 1. Create a magic circle, ch1, work 9 hdc in circle, join with sl st. (9hdc)
Alternate Method: Ch4, join with sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch1, work 9 hdc in circle, join with sl st. (9hdc)
Rnd 2. Ch1, work 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st. (18hdc)
Rnd 3. Ch1, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl st. (27hdc)
(diameter should measure approximately 3 ¼ – 3 ½” across)
Rnd 4. Ch1, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl st. (36hdc)
(diameter should measure approximately 4 ½” across)
Rnd 5. Starting sides, ch1, working in blo, *sc in next st, dc in next*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl st. (36sts)
Rnd 6. Ch2, continue working in both loops throughout, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc*, repeat from
* to * around, join with sl st. (36sts)
Rnd 7. Ch1, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl st. (36sts)
8,10,12. Repeat rnd 6.
Rnds 9,11. Repeat rnd 7.
(height should measure approximately 4” after
rnd 12, repeat alternating between rnds 6 & 7 as many times as necessary to
get desired height)
Rnd 13. Sl st in each st around, join with sl st (36sts)
Rnd 14. Starting straps, ch60, [sk next 11 sl st, sl st in next sl st, ch60]2x, sk next 11 sl st, sl st in last sl st, fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Follow Pictures below for finishing the straps.
- Take about 2 feet of yarn and fold in half, (being careful not to twist the chns/straps) wrap yarn around the three straps as shown in 1st & 2nd photos about 1.5 inches down from the top of the straps.
- Continue to wrap yarn around about 5-6 times.
- Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
I like to place a cute faux or living plant inside. You can use a lightweight metal or plastic planter as a liner to protect the yarn and create a sturdier base. Make sure you don’t weigh down the planter too much, as the yarn will stretch and loose its shape. I’ve even used foam floral rounds and inserted floral and succulent stems for a cute look. If using a real plant, be sure to remove it before watering.
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