Crochet yourself some nature with this cute mini crochet fern planter. A gorgeous new plant pattern that doesn’t need any maintenance.
Getting outside is life’s simplest but overlooked pleasures. Nothing puts me in a better mood like going for a walk, somewhere green and plenty of fresh air.
Recently, the weather’s not been great, and I’ve been cooped up more than normal. I definitely notice my mood change when I’ve not been outside – I’m crankier and more irritable. To help alleviate some tension, keeping my hands busy is key. I craved making something related to nature, something green.
Thankfully I stumbled across this super cute pattern by Attic24 for a fern and instantly fell in love.
Assembly of mini crochet planter
This fern pattern is very simple, using only chain and slip stitches. I made two sizes which are detailed in a diagram below. The more you make, the fuller the plant will look but these build up very quickly so it’s no problem.
Next, arrange the ferns and stack them on top of each other, with the smallest ferns on top.
Not essential, but to ensure the fern stays in place, sew a few buttons to the bottom which will fit in the planter.
Next, the fern goes into the mini plant pot (which was done in 12 continuous rounds). In this case, keeping the fern plant in a pot alone didn’t seem to do it justice. I always wanted to try out macramé, so decided this would be the perfect project to incorporate the two and keeping things mini made things more manageable.
As a result, the planter uses three different types of macramé basic knots – great for beginners. I was so happy with the result of this mini fern planter. I think the combination and colours created a super cute and pretty new accessory for the home.
INSTRUCTIONS: ***UK TERMS***
- Brown yarn for planter, green yarn for fern, colour of your choice for the macramé planter
- 3mm hook
- Needle and thread
PLANT POT = 3mm hook
NOTES: Worked in continuous rounds, using brown yarn.
|1||6DC||= 6 ST|
|2||6INC||= 12 ST|
|3||(DC, INC) X6||= 18 ST|
|4||(2DC, INC) X6||= 24 ST|
|5||BLO 24DC||= 24 ST|
|6||(4DC, INC) X4||= 32 ST|
|7||32DC||= 32 ST|
|8||32DC||= 32 ST|
|9||32DC||= 32 ST|
|10||32DC||= 32 ST|
|11||32DC||= 32 ST|
|12||32DC||= 32 ST|
|Fasten off, tie in the ends|
FERN LEAVES = 3mm hook
As I stated, this is made with a combination of three different knots.
First, start with six strands of yarn, each measuring 1.5 metres. Then fold them in half, through your hoop (I used an old keychain). You will have 12 strands to work with. Using some thread, secure the stands close to the hoop by wrapping thread tightly around the base, repeat this many times and then sew the end underneath.
The first knot is a CROWN KNOW, repeat this process until you have 1 inch. Here is a really helpful and easy to follow video from Elsie Goodwin’s YouTube channel.
Then I split the strands into three groups of four and made a HALF SQUARE KNOT SPIRAL for 2 inches.
Next, a space is needed for the planter to sit in. Leaving a 1-inch gap, combine 2 strands from each of the previous spirals and make three SQUARE KNOTS. Leave another 1-inch gap underneath and create another three SQUARE KNOTS, alternating the knots so they aren’t aligned.
Now you can secure strands together, use some yarn to wrap around the strands, nice a tightly sewing in your ends underneath.
Lastly, slightly dampen the ends of your macrame, and use a comb to brush out the ends. Let this dry and you’ll have nice fluffy ends to finish.
And there you have it. A super a super adorable and cute mini crochet fern planter.