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How to crochet a cosy for a plant pot | Easy DIY

How to crochet a plant pot

Today I’m going to show you a super easy DIY that will look absolutely lovely in your house! I wanted to share some easy to do DIY-projects and this is the first one! Because you need a large crochet hook for this project, you don’t need to crochet a lot. This project will take about 30 minutes, I guess. And I know you need to crochet for it, but this is a great first project if you are new to crocheting and need a project to start with. Let’s have a look!

What do you need?

Plantenpot haken (1)

As you can see, you don’t need a lot for this project:

  • a cute plant or cactus in an ugly pot (this is the cactus we got from a lovely lady during our holiday in England.).
  • hooked zpagetti in a colour that you like
  • crochet hook size 10

This is how you make it

Plantenpot haken (2)

  1.  You start with a magic loop and then crochet 6 sc. There are 6 stitches now.

Plantenpot haken (3)

2. 2 sc in every stitch: you get 12 stitches as a result.

Plantenpot haken (4)

You need to check if this round piece fits the bottom of your pot: if you have a larger pot, you need to adjust your crocheting.

Plantenpot haken (5)

3. Crochet 12 sc (1 sc in every stitch).

4. You still need to increase, because the pot is getting bigger around the top. You crochet *1 sc, 1sc, 2 sc* and repeat this till you’re round. There are now 16 stitches in total.

Plantenpot haken (6)

As you can see, there’s an edge showing.

Plantenpot haken (7)

5. *1 sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc* and repeat this till you’re round: there are now 20 stitches.

Plantenpot haken (8)

6 – 8: Crochet 20 sc (1 sc in every stitch).

It’ll become a sort of pouch.

9. *1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc* and repeat this pattern till you’re round. There are now 24 stitches.

10 – 11. Crochet 24 sc (1 sc in every stitch).

Plantenpot haken (9)

12. Crochet 1 sc in the next 11 v, and then in the 12th, crochet 2 sc. And repeat this. There are then 26 stitches.

13. Crochet 1 sc in every stitch (still 26 in total).

Plantenpot haken (10)

And then you’re done! Finish your work and take care of the thread. You could crochet another round if you want to, so you don’t see anything of the pot anymore, but I like it the way it is now.

Plantenpot haken (11)

Isn’t it nice? A lovely purple cosy for my cactus. Or actually, for the pot of the cactus :-).

Plantenpot haken (12)

Plantenpot haken (13)

Plantenpot haken (14)

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I really did finish this project within half an hour. Love these Easy DIY projects!

Did I inspire you to make this simple project?



  1. Saskia

    Wednesday September 7th, 2016 at 02:07 PM

    Wat een onwijs grappig idee zeg. Ik kan niet haken maar vind dit er wel heel erg schattig uitzien 🙂

    1. Loes

      Friday September 9th, 2016 at 01:13 PM

      Thanks! Het is ook super snel klaar! En helemaal niet moeilijk hoor!

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