Planters Pot Cover

Planters Pot Cover
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Step 1: Getting Started

 

Warmer weather brings more time spent outside: gardening, picnicing and soaking up the sun! Add some yarn bling to your potted plants with our free knitting pattern for a planters pot cover. I love the unique blend of stitches and bead details incorporated into this pattern.

Melanie has included two different patterns for small and medium sized pots. And I think your plants will love these adorable covers too! This is a great project for old pots that we all have around the house and bit of left over yarn and beads.

Skill level: beginner

Materials: 150 yards of worsted weight yarn. (The samples were knit using Lily’s sugar and cream cotton) for medium pot.

50 yards of sport weight yarn for small pot.

Medium pot = 8 inch pot

Small pot = 4 inch pot

16 inch size 6 circular needle for medium pot

Size 5 dpn for small pot

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

Assorted medium sized Beads ( 10 to 12 mm)

Gauge: 5 sts to the inch for medium pot

 

Stitches used:

K= knit

P = purl

K2tog = Knit 2 sts together

Sl = slip one

Psso= pass slipped stitch over, k2tog

Special notes:

Placing the beads, using the crochet hook place the bead onto the hook, slip the stitch that you want the bead on through the bead using the hook. Place the bead back onto the left needle and continue working.

Planters Pot Cover

Step 2: Small Pot Cover

 

Small Pot Cover

Cast on 40

Round 1: Divide the stitches over 3 needles as follows , 13, 13 and 14, being careful not to twist, P in each stitch around.

Round 2 – 24: K in each stitch around, slipping marker as you come to it.

Round 25: * K2tog, Yo, repeat around.

Round 26: K in each st, around.

Round 27: P in each st around.

Cast off loosely

Finshing it up

Weave in ends. May a cord 18 inches long and weave through round 25. Tie in a bow and add beads if you would like.

Small Pot Cover

Step 3: Medium Pot Cover

 

Medium Pot Cover

Cast on 60

Round 1: Join in the round, being careful not to twist, place marker, P in each stitch around.

Round 2-5: K in each st, slipping marker as you come to it.

Round 6: Pin each sts around, slip marker when you come to it.

Round 7: K 7,*Yo ,sl 1,K2tog,psso, Yo, K 7, repeat from * around to last 3 sts, Yo, sl 1, K2tog,psso, Yo.

Round 8: K 8, place bead and K the same st,* K 9, place bead and knit the same st, repeat from * around, to last 2 sts, place bead, K1, slip marker.

Round 9: P in each sts around, slip marker as you come to it.

Round 10-14: K in each st, slipping marker as you come to it.

Round 15: *K2tog, Yo, repeat from * around.

Round 16- 20: K in each sts, slipping marker as you come to it.

Round 21: repeat round 9.

Round 22: repeat round 7.

Round 23: repeat round 8.

Round 24: P in each st around, slip marker as you come to it.

Round 25-29: K in each st around, slipping marker as you come to it.

Round 30: P in each sts around.

Cast off.

Finishing is up

Weave in ends. Make a cord 1 yard  long. Weave in Yo holes on round 15. Tie in a bow and add beads to the end. Slip onto pot.

Medium Pot Cover

 

About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.