Project #1

Trendy Plant Hanger
Please note that the yarn color shown in the instructional photos may vary from the color included in your box.

Materials:

∙ Half a skein of Merino Ambience yarn
∙ US size 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook ∙ Sewing needle
∙ Ruler
∙ Scissors

Stitches uses / abbreviations:

∙ Magic circle
∙ Ch – chain
∙ St(s) – stitch(s)
∙ Sc – single crochet
∙ Hdc – half double crochet ∙ Sl – slip stitch

Instructions:

Make a loop.

Chain 4.

Sl in the 1st st and make a circle.

(To make a slip stitch (sl) – insert the hook into the st, pull the yarn through the st and through the loop on the hook).

Round 1

Sc 15 in the circle.

(To make a single crochet (sc) – insert the hook into the stitch, pull the yarn (you will have 2 loops on the hook, pull the yarn through 2 loops together).

Sl in the 1st st.

Round 2

Ch 1, sc 30 (2 sc in 1 sc). Sl in the 1st st.

Round 3

Ch 1, sc 30, sl in the 1st st.

Round 4

Ch 1, sc 30, sl in the 1st st.

Round 5

Ch 1, sc 30, sl in the 1st st.

Round 6

Ch 1, sc 2 in each stitch, you will have 60 sc in the end, sl in the 1st st.

Round 7

Ch 1, sc 60, sl in the 1st st.

Round 8

Ch 1, sc 60, sl in the 1st st.

Round 9

Ch 1.

To make a half double crochet (hdc) follow these instructions – yarn over, insert the hook
in the stitch and pull up a loop, you will have 3 loops on the hook, grab the yarn and pull
through the three loops. You have completed your half double crochet stitch.

Hdc 60, sl in the 1st st.

Round 10

Ch 1, hdc 60, sl in the 1st st.

By this point, the radius of your circle should reach 5.5 inches. Measure the bottom of your
flower pot. In case you have a bigger pot, continue to crochet until you reach the desired size.
If you decide to continue, follow these instructions – make one row of increase (2 stitches in the same stitch) followed by three rows of regular stitches.

Round 11

Ch 5, skip 4 stitches and sc in the 5th, ch 5 skip 4 stitches and sc in the 5th. Repeat this pattern till the end of the round.

You will make 12 5-chain sets.

Round 12

Ch 5, sc into the 5-chain loop, repeat this pattern till the end of the round.

Round 13

Ch 5, sc into the 5-chain loop, repeat this pattern till the end of the round.

Round 14

Sc 4 in each 5-chain loop.

Cut the yarn, tie the knot several times and secure the yarn.

The crochet holder might seem small, but remember that we are crocheting a plant hanger, so it will stretch when you hang it. Remember to place your pot in it and measure how far
it will stretch.

In our case, the pot was 4 inches high, and making three rounds of the 5-chain sets
was enough. If you have a higher pot, make 5-chain set rounds until you reach the
desired length.

When you reach your desired length, move to the next step. We need four sets of straps
to hang the pot.

Straps

Chain 100, make two straps.

Attach the straps to the project by making double knots in 4 places.