Fun and Pretty planter pot cover project
Summer is here and what better way to prepare than by crochet some fun and pretty plant pot covers. There is no need to be stuck with plain plant pots. Some of my favorite pots have started to look a little old, and a bit worn out. They definitely needed a makeover. Since I love to crochet I decided what better way to spruce them up than by crocheting some pretty covers.
I used acrylic yarn in this example but cotton yarn would also make a great choice. The plant pot that I decided to cover were purchased at my local Dollar Tree store. In case you haven’t heard items are no longer priced at $1.00 but rather prices have increased to $1.25. I see that inflation has even hit our favorite discount store. Still, the price is right to pick up some plastic planter pots and get started with this project.
What I like about these fun and pretty plant pot covers is that you can use whatever colors you have on hand. It’s also a perfect project for using partial skeins of yarn. I hate to throw away yarn and with a little creativity you can create solid colors covers or use several colors for fun stripes.
Crochet Planters Covers/Cozy Instructions:
3 oz. Medium Weight yarn of your choice
L Hook (8 mm)
Optional embellishments such as ribbon, silk flowers, etc.
Working with 2 strands at the same time thru out project.
Chain 4, slip stitch into first chain to form a circle
Round 1: chain 3, (counts as double crochet here and thru out project), 7 double crochet into circle, slip stitch into the third chain (starting dc) ( 8 stitches)
Round 2: chain 3, dc into same stitch, 2 dc into each remaining stitch, slip stitch into third chain (16 stitches)
Round 3: chain 3, dc into same stitch, dc, * 2 dc into next stitch, dc,* repeat from * to *, slip stitch into 3rd chain (24 stitches)
Round 4: (Working in back loops only) chain 3, 1 dc into each stitch, slip stitch into 3rd chain (24 stitches)
Round 5: chain 3, dc into same stitch, dc into next 5 stitches, *2dc (increase), dc into next 5 stitches* repeat from * to *, slip stitch into third chain ( 28 stitches)
Round 6: chain 3, dc into same stitch, 1 dc into next 6 stitches, * 2dc (increase), dc into next 6 stitches*, repeat from * to *, slip stitch into third chain ( 32 stitches)
Round 7 – 9: chain 3, dc into each stitch, slip stitch into third chain (32 stitches)
Optional trim: ch 1, reverse single crochet into each stitch (crab stitch) fasten off, and sew in tails. Embellish as desired.