Make your own Small Crochet Hanging Basket
I have a bit of an obsession with plants and I love having them in the studio, but I don’t always have a lot of shelve space, or if I do it’s full of fabric. I found I was always looking for new ways to hang my plants up. Then it struck me if I worked with garden string and a crochet hook I could make hanging baskets to the size of my small pots and I’ve been making them ever since. I have included the pattern to make the small crochet hanging basket below, it works out approx 8cm x 10cm and has a fair bit of stretch.
Size 5 crochet hook
Make a magic circle, work a single chain into the circle
Work 10 single crochet stitches into the loop, slip stitch the circle together and pull the loop closed.
Chain up 1, Work 2 single crochet stitches into each stitch (20 stitches) slip stitch closed.
Chain up 1, work 2 single crochets into every 3rd stitch (25 stitches) slip stitch closed.
Chain up 1, work a single crochet into each stitch, slip stitch closed.
Chain up 1, work 2 single crochet stitches into every 3rd stitch (32 stitches) slip stitch closed.
Turn the circle, the reverse side facing you.
Chain up 2 and work a double crochet into the back of each stitch.
Chain up 2 and work a double crochet into each stitch, slip stitch closed.
Repeat for row 8, 9, 10.
Using a darning needle work the loose string into the basket.
Cut three lengths of string, divide the top of the basket into thirds and tie each string into position. Tie the other ends of the string together.
Pop your plant into the holder and hang up.
Magic circle how to:
Note: pattern written in US terminology to translate to UK
Single crochet = double crochet in UK terminology
Double crochet = treble crochet in UK terminology