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!
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.
Supplies for Crochet Plant Hangers
Now, let’s talk supplies. Here’s what you’ll need to make your crochet plant hanger:
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:
This chic and adorable plant hanger comes in two different sizes and doesn’t use a lot of yarn. The woven lattice stitch used for this pattern gives an open, holey look to this design. The smaller size fits pots that are 3.5”-4” in diameter, with the larger size holding 5”-6” pots.
This festive plant hanger is made using a simple star pattern and is quick to complete. Using a few basic stitches, this pattern is geared toward the comfortable beginner. This project can be made in an hour or less and would be great for a last-minute gift!
This cute, boho plant hanger is available in three different sizes. You can make this project quickly, and the small and medium sizes use just one ball of yarn or less! To make this pattern, you’ll need to be comfortable with the chain stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and slip stitches.
Here’s a striped, chevron design that fits 3” planters. 3” terracotta pots are easy to find at nearly any garden shop, so you could easily make this quick project and grab a plant as a quick (but lovely!) gift! Grab some wooden beads to add some flair to your project if you’d like!
This unique and beautiful boho design is quick to make and can be finished in less than an hour! The interesting twists on the sides of this project are made with twisted double crochet rows. A pot that’s approximately 10cm by 13cm fits in this plant cover perfectly.
This chunky, ribbed plant hanger is worked in the round and is quick to make. It’s crocheted with two strands held together. Choose two strands of the same color, or pick different colors to add lots of visual interest!
These modern pods are made to hang on your wall and are a great way to bring life to your space! They’re worked in the round in one piece using single crochets and half double crochets. Both a small and large size is available.
This ring plant hanger is a beautiful way to add color and design to an empty wall space and display your favorite plants. It measures about 17” long and is a good pattern for comfortable beginners or intermediate crocheters.
This gorgeous collection is a fun way to display a trio of plants in similar-sized pots. It’s made using mostly single crochet stitches. This project has some stretch to it, but 3” diameter pots fit best.
This super cute project is made with stretchy t-shirt yarn. You can purchase t-shirt yarn online or at your local craft store, or get innovative and make your own! This pattern best fits a pot that’s about 7” in diameter.
This beginner-friendly project is made of vintage-looking granny squares. It’s a great way to use up scrap yarn and pick your favorite colors to fit your space. It’s made with granny square sides and braided ropes on the top and bottom.
Designer: Hobby Craft
Yarn weight: DK
Suggested yarn: Knitcraft Lilac Make the Change DK Yarn
This easy crochet plant hanger pattern is worked in one solid piece and measures 23” long by 7” wide. It’s a good advanced beginner or intermediate pattern that makes a great stash buster for your extra worsted-weight yarn.
This gorgeous hanger is created by making two monstera motifs that are joined together. Check out the right-hand or left-hand video tutorial for this leafy design! You can choose to use either a medium-weight yarn or jute twine to make this beautiful project.
This stretchy plant hanger pattern’s instructions walk you through how to easily adjust the size of your pattern to fit the pot of your choice. It’s worked in the round starting with a magic ring. If you’d like, you can add some beads to your hanging ropes when you assemble your hanger!
This cute and simple pattern uses the magic circle, chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. It stretches to fit various pot sizes, but is best for a plant pot that’s about 3” wide by 4” tall. This easy pattern would be a good beginner project.
This simple plant hanger is inspired by a macrame design and fits pots up to 5” in diameter. To make this design, you’ll need to know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. Check out the video tutorials (right hand and left hand are available) if you need help!
This wall-hanging plant basket is gorgeous for holding plants, of course, but it would also be put to good use storing your balls of yarn or even your bathroom supplies! It’s created with two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together, making it a thick, durable option for decorating your space.
This crochet air plant hanger pattern features an adorable, teardrop-shaped crochet basket that was adapted from a doily pattern. It measures about 16” long by 9” wide. A lightweight yarn really brings out the elegant detail in this pattern.
Here’s a lovely design that uses chain stitches to make an open fabric with diamond formations. The wooden beads and tassels add character to this artistic design. This easy pattern would be great for decorating your space or giving to a friend!
Spruce up your plant pots and save some space with this beautiful and unique plant hanger. This pattern is a good option for advanced beginners or intermediates. It best fits a pot with a base diameter of 3” and a height of approximately 5”.
Here’s a more elaborate plant hanger pattern that features ladder-like hanging cords and an umbrella-style upper ring. It’s worked from the bottom up with metal rings to create a sturdy holder. Crochet charts are available within this pattern.
This vintage, granny stitch plant holder pattern is both fun to make and beautiful! This pattern would look good in either a neutral or a more vibrant shade. Scroll down to the bottom of this pattern to find the English instructions.
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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