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25+ Free Crochet Plant Hanger Patterns

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These free crochet plant hanger patterns are a charming way to add some greenery to your home. If you’re a fan of foliage, love a good DIY, or just want to clear up some shelf space, then crochet plant hangers might just be your next favorite project. For crocheters, they’re a fun, beautiful project that’s a great alternative to macrame plant hangers. Enjoy these beautiful patterns!

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Our Favorite Free Crochet Plant Hanger Patterns

Who among us doesn’t need more plants? The only problem is figuring out where to put them all…

But here’s the magic of crochet plant hangers: Not only are they a quick, enjoyable project, but they also open up so many options for adding new plants to your home without taking up any precious shelf or floor space. They’re also a great way to spruce up a cheap or boring plant pot.

If you don’t need any more plants for yourself, crochet plant hangers also make a wonderful gift. Many of these designs fit a 3″ or 4″ terracotta pot, which you can usually find easily at your local greenhouse. Pair a simple plant hanger and an inexpensive potted plant, and voila! You’ve got the perfect housewarming, birthday, or graduation gift.

And hey, let’s not forget about craft shows. Because these plant hangers are quick to make and don’t use a lot of yarn, they would also be a great project to crank out to bring to your next show.

25+ Crochet Plant Hanger Patterns

Take a look at these free crochet plant hanger patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

Supplies for Crochet Plant Hangers

Now, let’s talk supplies. Here’s what you’ll need to make your crochet plant hanger:

  • Crochet hook(s)
  • Yarn, macrame cord, or jute
  • Other notions (scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers, beads, metal rings, hooks, etc.)

What type of yarn is best for crochet plant hangers?

Worsted-weight cotton yarn is the most common type of yarn for making plant hangers. It’s strong, sturdy, and durable. You can also use jute twine or thin macrame cord for crocheting your plant hanger.

Our favorite cotton yarns include Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.

Crochet Techniques for Plant Hangers

Crochet plant hangers make a good project for beginner crocheters who are familiar with basic stitches and techniques. Some of the most common stitches and techniques used to make plant hangers include:

Depending on the pattern, you may also need to be comfortable working with macrame cord or jute twine, braiding, and making tassels.

Some of the best beginner patterns from this list include the Granny Square Plant Hanger (#11), Crochet Flower Pot Hanging Basket (#16), and the Easy Crochet Wall Plant Hanger Basket (#20).

Tips for Crocheting Plant Hangers

Now, a few quick tips to ensure your crocheting journey is a successful one:

Choose a durable yarn.

Choosing a strong, durable yarn or cord for your project is a must. Who wants to hang up a beautiful plant just to have it come crashing down? Worsted-weight cotton yarn, macrame cord, and jute twine are good options for crocheting a sturdy plant hanger.

Secure your hanging cord.

You can attach your plant hanger to the ceiling using a metal hook. For wall-hanging baskets, a metal hook or even a strong nail will do. Use the appropriate drywall anchors, or look for a stud before installing. 

Personalize your plant hanger.

Lastly, have fun making your plant hanger your own! Whether you’re crocheting one for your own home or for a gift, half the fun of making this project is choosing your favorite color(s) and adding beads, tassels, braids, or other embellishments to personalize the pattern.

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