I’ll be honest; this pattern took a few tries to get right.
I pulled together some scraps of worsted weight yarn to start.
The pattern is only 9 rows and four of those rows are all the same so it’s a pretty simple pattern. You start out with the base done as a circle, move on the body and then the hanging straps. Feel free to play along below:
Row 1: 8 sc in ring, join with sl st to first sc, ch 1
Row 2: *2 sc in same st as sl st, sc in next st, repeat from the * around, join with sl st, ch 1
Row 3: Repeat row 2, join with sl st, ch 3”
Then you move on the granny square like section.
“Row 4: Dc in same st (as sl st, ch 3), ch 1, sk 2, 2 dc in next st, ch 1. Repeat around ending ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in ch 1 sp, *ch 1 sk 2 dc, 2 dc in ch 1 sp. Repeat from * around end with ch 1, join in top of ch 3.
Rows 6, 7 and 8: Repeat row 5, join, ch 1.
Row 9: Sc in same sp as sl st, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc.”
At this point you should have a small basket like thing. It’s kind of skinny but maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be.
Let’s move on to the straps.
“Row 10: Ch 30 (place marker in the 30th st), continue to ch 29 more sts, sk 4, sc to row 9 and connect ch to the 5th sc with sl st. *Sl st in next 4 sts, ch 30 (place marker in the 30th st), continue to ch 29 sts, sk 4 sc on row 9, connect ch to 5th sc with sl st. Repeat from * once more, fasten off. “
Wait! Repeat? I’m out of space to do another repeat!
I’ll try again – maybe I missed something.
Same result. There must be a problem with the pattern.
This is a small plant hanger but it doesn't look like the photo.
Here’s where including the stitch count at the end of each row in the instructions would have been really helpful. After a little math to figure out how many stitches I needed to be able to do the third strap, I was left with two options. Either the base is missing a row or there should have been an increase somewhere in the row 4-9. The base was the easiest to resolve so I added an additional round to the base.
Row 1 = 8sc
Row 2 = 12sc
Row 3 = 18 sc
Row 3B = 27 sc
Row 4 – 10 as above
and it worked!
To finish, “Cut a strand 3 inches long and pull through all 3 marked sts, tie a regular knot, lay the pieces of yarn together and make a loose slip knot, leaving an opening to hang on hook (hanger made).”
Add a tassel to the bottom and you have a mini-hanging planter. This is about 14 inches from the point where the tops are tied together to the bottom of the tassel. The cup I put inside is 3.5 inches across.
Next week I'll have May voting ready!
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.