Crochet Summery Garden Makes, Part 1: Crochet Hanging Plant Basket Pattern

The perfect way to add more plants into a garden this summer, even if your short on space – crochet hanging pot holders. These would also be great for indoor plants too – don’t think you can ever have too many plants around.

I have loads of different ideas for these so keep an eye out for all the different styles over the next few weeks.

Crochet Hanging Plant Basket Pattern

Fits pot size:

  • 8cm diameter base, 10cm diameter top, 9cm high.

Materials:

  • 100g ball of 4ply in blue.
  • 3.5mm hook.
  • Darning needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Crochet Hanging Plant Basket Pattern

Using 2 strands at the same time:

ch5, ss into 1st ch to make a round.

Round 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 8sc into ring, ignore ss and ch1 at the end of previous round, ss into 1st sc of the round (8).

Round 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (2sc into next stitch)x7, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc of the round (15).

Round 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (ch5, skip 2 stitches, sc into next stitch)x4, ch5, skip 2 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round , ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (6htr/hdc into ch5 space, sc into sc)x4, 6htr/hdc into ch5 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (ch7, skip 6 stitches, htr/hdc into next stitch)x4, ch7, skip 6 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (8htr/hdc into ch7 space, sc into htr/hdc)x4, 8htr/hdc into ch7 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round , ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch (8sc, 2sc into next stitch)x4, 8sc, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc of the round (50).

Rounds 8-9: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (ch4, skip 4 stitches, htr/hdc into next stitch)x9, ch4, skip 4 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Round 10: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (4htr/hdc into ch4 space, htr/hdc into htr/hdc)x9, 4htr/hdc into ch4 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Rounds 11-12: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (ch4, skip 4 stitches, htr/hdc into next stitch)x9, ch4, skip 4 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Round 13: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (4htr/hdc into ch4 space, htr/hdc into htr/hdc)x9, 4htr/hdc into ch4 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Rounds 14-15: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (ch4, skip 4 stitches, htr/hdc into next stitch)x9, ch4, skip 4 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Round 16: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (4sc into ch4 space, sc into htr/hdc)x9, 4sc into ch4 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 17: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) ss into same stitch, 6ss, ch3, skip 3 (7ss, ch3, skip 3)x4, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st ss of the round.

Fasten off.

For the hanging strings (make 5):

Using 1 strand and the 3.5mm hook, ch the length required and fasten off.Tie the strings in the ch3 spaces from round 18.

Crochet Flowers Pattern: Part 5 – Dahlias 

How could I do crochet flowers without doing dahlias, with their lovely colours and being such different shapes and sizes I just had to make some! However, I couldn’t quite decide on which dahlia types to make to start with – there are just so many to choose from!

Eventually after a long time looking at pictures of different dahlias (of which there are a ridiculous amount!) I managed to narrow it down to 4 different flower heads to attempt to make. The shape and size of some of these flower heads did pose me some problems when thinking about how to make a pattern for them, but I think I have managed to get them right in the end!

After the flurry of flower makes recently, I will be taking a break from any more crochet flowers for now – I have so many other makes I need to get on with – along with actually dealing with the real flowers in my garden outside! I do still have a few in mind I would like to make, and I know they will sneak their way in to be made at some point!

All using a 4mm hook

Crochet Dahlia Pattern:

Single colour dahlia:

In your selected colour:

ch76.

sc into second chain from hook, into next stitch: sc, tr(UK)/dc(US), double treble(UK)/treble(US), ch2 slip stitch into second chain from hook, double treble(UK)/treble(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), sc. *sc into next stitch, into next stitch: sc, tr(UK)/dc(US), double treble(UK)/treble(US), ch2 slip stitch into second chain from hook, double treble(UK)/treble(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), sc. Repeat from * along rest of row.
Fasten off.

Using a long piece of wool, attach to the start of the row, then sewing as you go roll the row around to give the flower shape, tighter at the start and getting looser as you go around. If you sew from the back it makes it easier as when you roll the row you can see where you need to go next as a spiral will form on the back as you go, and you won’t be fighting the petals as much if you sew from the back.

Dahlia with yellow middle, pointed petals, with different colour edging:

For the yellow middle:

In yellow:

Ch10.

sc into second chain from hook,* into next stitch : 2sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * along rest of row.

Fasten off.


In chosen petal colour:

Ch57.

Row 1: sc into second chain from hook, * into next stitch: sc, tr(UK)/dc(US), double treble(UK)/treble(US), ch1. Into next stitch: double treble (UK)/treble(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), sc. sc into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * along rest of row.

Fasten off.

Row 2: In different colour join onto first sc of the previous row, ch1, 5sc, in ch space: sc, ch2 slip stitch into second stitch from hook, sc. 3sc, sc2tog. *3sc, in ch space: sc, ch2, slip stitch into second stitch from hook, sc. 3sc, sc2tog. Repeat from * to end of row (ending on a sc2tog). Fasten off.


To assemble:
Stitching as you go roll around the yellow centre section, fasten off. Then again stitching as you go roll the petal section around the yellow middle and continue rolling to create the flower.

You could also do these in just one colour, completing both the main section and edging in the same colour. They look good with a speckled colour wool.



Dahlia with long skinny petals:

In chosen colour:

Ch76.

sc into second ch from hook, sc, *ch7, sc into second ch from hook and remaining 5ch, sc into foundation ch at the base (the same stitch you started the ch7 in) sc. Repeat from * to end of row. Fasten off

Stitching as you go, roll around to make the flower.

 
Dahlia with inner petals:


Starting in Orange:
Make a magic ring, ch1.

Round 1: 8sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch.

Change to yellow:

Round 3: *into next stitch: sc, ch3, sc into 2nd chain from hook and remaining 1sc, slip stitch into stitch at base of ch. repeat from *around.

Fasten off.


In red:

ch18.

sc into second ch from stitch, *into next stitch: sc, tr(UK)/dc(US), double treble(UK)/treble(US), triple treble(UK)/double treble(US), ch2, slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook, in next stitch: triple treble(UK)/double treble(US), double treble(UK)/treble(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), sc. Repeat from * along row. Fasten off.

Sew petals on around the outside of the orange centre, aligning up the red petals so the yellow inner petal is in the middle of each petal.



You could also add another colour along the edge of the petals. Join another colour in the first dc of the petal row, ch1 and dc into each dc along the rest of the row, putting 1dc, ch2, slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into the ch space at the top of the petals.