Lobelia Crochet Plant Pot Holder Basket Free Pattern

Last Updated on December 21, 2022

I just can’t get enough of making crochet baskets!

With my journey in designing crochet baskets, I decided to create a basket as a crochet plant pot holder.

This crochet plant cozy is perfect as a gift for housewarming, and to add some chic to your home decor.
Although this basket is intended as a plant pot holder, it can be used as a regular crochet basket.

Crochet plant cozy free pattern made by gootie

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The Lobelia Basket Set

The Crochet Plant Pot Holder Basket pattern is part of the Lobelia Basket Pattern Set.

You can also find the Lobelia Nesting Basket, which is a bit bigger basket without handles. It’s the perfect size to hold all the things that are scattered around on my desk or my current WIP!

Both baskets are great crochet storage baskets and can be modified to any size you want.

You can get both baskets’ PDF patterns for only $6.5 through Ravelry!

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How Do You Cover a Plant Pot in Crochet?

Before you start making a planter cover, I suggest choosing a plant so you know the size of your pot. I mainly grow succulents, because it’s easier to take care of them and my cats don’t eat them.

Once you have your pot, you need to make a perfectly round crochet circle in the diameter of your pot, and then stop increasing and continue working the body of the cover.

In most plant pot holder patterns, you will find instructions on how to change the size of the basket’s bottom to fit your plant pot.

Lobelia Crochet Plant Pot Holder Basket Free Pattern Made by Gootie


What Type of Yarn Is Best For Crochet Plant Covers?

When I’m making home decor items that I will use a lot, I always prefer to use 100% cotton yarn. Cotton yarn is more sturdy, and it’s easy to clean if it gets wet or dirty from the soil.

For this crochet pot cozy, I used Knit Picks – Dishie yarn which was very generously provided to me by WeCrochet.

Dishie yarn is one of my favorite cotton yarns to use for crochet home decor items. it’s soft, yet very sturdy and has great stitch definition, and as a bonus comes in many beautiful colors!

I used this yarn in the Paved Diamonds Rug, Suzette Hanging Basket, Double Hanging Basket, and Knit-Look Can Cozies.

Crochet Basket PDF Pattern
You can find the ad-free PDF pattern with the full photo-tutorial at one of my shops below: 

Easy Crochet Planter Cover Pattern

The Lobelia crochet plant pot holder is easier than it looks, and a great project if you are an advanced beginner crocheter.

The pot cover has a look of a modern crochet basket which achieves with a combination of the Spider stitch and the Single crochet stitch.

While the lower and upper parts of the body are worked with simple single crochet in the back loop.




Lobelia Crochet Plant Pot Holder Basket Free Pattern

Skill Level – Easy

Materials

5 mm / H & 6 mm / J crochet hooks (I use Tulip Etimo Hooks)
– Worsted (#4) weight cotton yarn (I used Knit Picks – Dishie in Inlet)
Total amount of yarn needed130gr/225m/247yds
* The pattern is worked with 2 strands held together.

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Abbreviations (US)

blo – through back loop only
ch – chain
inc increase: 2 single crochet in same stitch
sc – single crochet
ss – slip stitch
st – stitch
sp – space
V-sc – [1sc, ch1, 1sc] in same stitch

Gauge – Working rounds 1-12 will result in a 6″ (15.2cm) diameter circle.

Finished size – 6” (15.2cm) diameter base, 4.5” (11.4cm) height

Notes

  • Ch1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch. The first stitch is always worked into the first stitch which you slip stitched to in the last round.
  • […] – crochet the instructions within brackets into the same indicated stitch.
  • (…) – crochet the instructions within brackets as many times as directed.
  • How to change the size of your basket: The basket’s body is worked over a multiple of 4 stitches. To change the size of the basket, you can change the size of the base and make sure the first round of the body which is also an increased round (round 12), is a multiple of 4.
  • The basket’s body is worked with the Spider stitch (V-sc worked into each ch-1 sp), separated by single crochet stitches.

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Lobelia crochet Plant Pot cover Basket free pattern made by gootie


Lobelia Plant Pot Holder Crochet Pattern

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Basket’s Base

With a 5 mm / H hook – Make a magic ring

Round 1: ch1, 6sc into ring, pull the ring tight, ss to 1st sc. (6 sc)

Round 2: ch1, inc in each sc around, ss to 1st sc. (12 sc)

Round 3: ch1, (1sc in next sc, inc in next sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (18 sc)

Round 4: ch1, (1sc in next sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (24 sc)

Round 5: ch1, (1sc in next 3 sts, inc in next sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (30 sc)

Round 6: ch1, (1sc in next 2 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 2 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (36 sc)

Round 7: ch1, (1sc in next 5 sc, inc in next sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (42 sc)

Round 8: ch1, (1sc in next 3 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 3 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (48 sc)

Round 9: ch1, (1sc in next 7 sc, inc in next st) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (54 sc)

Round 10: ch1, (1sc in next 4 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 4 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (60 sc)

Round 11ch1, (1sc in next 9 sc, inc in next st) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (66 sc)

 

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Basket’s Body

Round 12ch1, (1sc in blo of next 5 sc, inc in blo of next sc, 1sc in blo of next 5 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (72 sc)

Round 13-14: ch1, 1sc in blo of of each sc around, ss to 1st sc. (72 sc blo)

With a 6 mm hook
Round 15: ch1, 1sc in blo of 1st sc, skip next sc, V-sc in blo of next sc, skip next sc.

* 1sc in blo of next sc, skip next sc, V-sc in blo of next sc, skip next sc; repeat from * to end of the round, ss to 1st sc. (18 sc, 18 V-sc)

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Round 16: ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, skip next sc, V-sc in ch-1 sp, skip next sc.
* 1sc in next sc, skip next sc, V-sc in ch-1 sp, skip next sc; repeat from * to end of the round, ss to 1st sc. (18 sc, 18 V-sc) 

Rounds 17-22: repeat round 16 (6 more repetitions).

With a 5 mm hook
Round 23: ch1, 1sc in blo of each st (each sc & ch-1) around, ss to 1st sc. (72 sc blo)

Round 24: ch1, 1sc in blo of next 4 sc, ch12, skip next 10 sc, 1sc in blo of next 26 sc, ch12, skip next 10 sc, 1sc in blo of next 22 sc, ss to 1st sc. (52 sc blo, 24 ch)

Round 25: ch1, 1ss in blo of next 4 sc, 1sc in blo of next 12 ch, 1ss in blo of next 26 sc, 1sc in blo of next 12 ch, 1ss in blo of next 22 sc, ss to 1st sc. (56 ss blo, 24 sc blo)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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4 Comments

  1. Jacqueline Laslocky

    I Love this pattern, but I cannot find the part where you make the handles for this particular basket. Is that only on the Ravelry pattern? Thank you for this lovely pattern!!

    1. Hi Jacqueline, I’m glad you love the pattern!
      The handles instruction are also in this post, they are made in the last two rounds of the basket: rounds 24-25.

  2. Thank you! So versatile! Chag Sameach!!!

    1. My pleasure, chag sameach!

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