Here’s a quick tutorial to learn how to make an adorable DIY mini crochet plant basket!
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This is going to be a short post. If I’m being truthful, I’ve been feeling a little blue lately and I find it hard to write when I’m blue. I tend to just stare and stare at the screen and not make any meaningful progress.
So I’m cutting myself some slack and letting myself off the (crochet) hook (Ha! At least I’m still funny even when I’m blue) I’ll make the next DIY post extra long to make up for it! Haha
I hope you still find this little DIY crochet plant basket a valuable craft project though.
Also, I had a heck of a time figuring out what to call this thing! Is it a basket? A cozie? A container? Well, at least it’s adorable, even if we don’t know what to call it!
This is a really easy, beginner friendly crochet tutorial. I’m a beginner crochet-ist myself, so I stick with simple designs. That being said, if you need any guidance with the pattern terminology, check in with my friend Google. l won’t go into detail here because Google can do it better.
I designed these colour blocked plant sweaters to fit perfectly over the Fejka fake plants from Ikea. But any little pot that is 2.25″ or 6cm in diameter should fit.
You also don’t have to use them as plant cozies, they are super cute for holding little trinkets or other small objects!
DIY Crochet Mini Plant Baskets
For these mini baskets, I used the cotton Bernat handicrafter yarn you can get at Michael’s for like $2 a skein. It’s the same stuff you’d use for a dishcloth. I just really liked the colour options and the price point!
You can also grab it on Amazon if that’s easier. Or you can use another #4 worsted weight yarn. I’m a big fan of using up materials that you already have on hand! And this colour blocked design would be perfect for using up small bundles of leftovers from other projects.
The colours you see pictured are Jute, Coral Rose, Robin’s Egg and Teal.
I used a 3.5mm crochet hook.
Row 1: SC 8 into a magic circle, join (8)
Row 2: Ch 1, SC 2 into each stitch, join (16)
Row 3: Ch 1, *SC 2 into first stitch, SC 1 into second stitch* repeat around, join (24)
Row 4: Ch 1, SC around, join (24)
Rows 5 through 9: Ch 1, SC around, join (24)
Row 10: Ch 1, SC around, join (24)
Row 11: Ch 1, SC 4, Ch 6, skip 4, SC 8, Ch 6, skip 4, SC 4, join
Row 12: Ch 1, SC 3, SC 8 into ch6 space to form handle, SC 8, SC 8 into ch 6 space, SC 5, join
Row 13: Ch 1, SC around but on each handle decrease stitches by 2 (6 stitches per handle instead of 8)
fasten off and weave in yarn ends
This is a great short video on how to decrease stitches. I tried writing out an explanation and I couldn’t get it to make sense. (Hello, sad blue brain) So I thought a video would be more helpful.
Anyway, that’s it really, there’s not much more to say. I told you this DIY crochet tutorial would be short and sweet!
These little baskets take under an hour to work up, so they’re a great last minute gift idea!