Friday, August 16, 2013

Free Pattern: Large Plant Hanger

 



 I recently received a rosebush claiming to be "indoor", something I've never grown before. Very shortly after acquiring it, the plant became root bound. When transplanting I discovered there was more than one bush in the pot, and was able to split them. Now I have two new rosebushes. But again I need hangers for the pots. So once more, I turn to the trusty crochet hook.
  This pattern is designed to fit up to a one-gallon planter. The design is similar to the Small Plant Hanger, only even easier. 
  *I feel I should apologize for the pictures. That mischievous little troll has visited me again; this time he killed my digital camera battery and caused a problem in my cell camera in the same day. I'm not happy with fuzzy pictures and I bet he's laughing his little troll behind off, but I'm not letting that stop this pattern from being posted. Maybe he's mad that I never crochet him anything. Hmm...I sense a new pattern forming...
  For now, let's get back to this one.
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Skill Level:
Easy
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Materials:
About 400 yds (366m) 3 ply Natural Jute twine
Crochet hook size K/101/2 (6.50mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Smaller hook for weaving in ends
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Gauge:
In sc pattern - 4"(10cm) = 11 sts in 16 rows
In shell pattern - 4"(10cm) = 3 shells in 8 rows
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Pattern:
To begin, ch 3, sl st into beg ch to form a loop.
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Round 1:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 5 sc in loop formed. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (6 sc)
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Round 2:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in same st. 2 sc in next 5 sts. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (12 sc)
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Round 3:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc). *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times, 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (18 sc)
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Round 4:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times, join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (24 sc)
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Round 5:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (30 sc)
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Round 6:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (36 sc)
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Round 7:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (42 sc)
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Round 8:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a sl st in beg ch-1. (48 sc)
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Round 9:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (54 sc)
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Round 10:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (60 sc)
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Round 11:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (66 sc)
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Round 12:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (72 sc)
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Round 13:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in following st. *1 sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in following st.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (76 sc)
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Round 14:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1.
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Rounds 15-17:
Repeat round 14.
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Round 18:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 3 sc in same st, ch 1, skip next 3 sts. *4 sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * 17 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1.
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Round 19:
Sl st in next 2 sts, sl st into first available ch-1 sp. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 3 sc in same sp. Ch 1. *4 sc in next available ch-1 sp, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * 17 more times. (19 "shells", 19 ch-1 sps)
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Rounds 20-35:
Repeat round 19.
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Round 36:
Sl st in next 2 sts, sl st into first available ch-1 sp. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc, ch 1, 2 sc in same sp. Ch 1. 4 sc, ch 1 in following 3 ch-1 sps. *2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc in next available ch-1 sp, ch 1. 4 sc in following 3 ch-1 sps.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc in next available ch-1 sp, 4 sc, ch 1 in following 2 ch-1 sps. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. (24 ch-1 sps)
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Round 37:
Sl st in next st, sl st into ch-1 sp. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc, ch 1, 2 sc in same sp. 2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch-1 sp around. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1.
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Round 38:
Sl st in next st. *Sl st into first available ch-1 sp. Ch 20. Skip 1 ch-1 sp ("shell"), sl st in next available ch-1 sp. Ch 2, sl st into sp between "shells". {Ch 2, sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 2, sl st into sp between shells.} Repeat {} 2 more times. Ch 2.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join with a sl st to beg sl st. (4 ch-20 sps, ch-2 sps) 
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Round 39:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next 21 sts. Ch 1. Sl st into ch-2 sp. {Ch 2, sl st} in next 7 ch-2 sps. Ch 1. *1 sc in next 22 sts, beginning and ending in sl sts. Ch 1, sl st into ch-2 sp. {Ch 2, sl st} in next 7 ch-2 sps. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1.
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Round 40:
Sl st in each of next 8 sts. Ch 3 (for beginning strap, known as first), skip 1 st, sl st, ch 3 (second), skip next st, sl st in each of next 9 sts. Sl st into next ch-2 sp. {Ch 2, sl st} in next 6 ch-2 sps. *Sl st in next 9 sts. Ch 3, skip 1 st, sl st, ch 3, skip next st, sl st in each of next 9 sts. Sl st into next ch-2 sp. {Ch 2, sl st} in next 6 ch-2 sps.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with a sl st to last sl st of previous row.  Bind off, weave in ends.
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Creating Straps:
Each of the 4 straps will be worked individually.
  1. Join with a sl st in any first ch-3 sp. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 2 sc in same sp. Ch 1, 3 sc in second ch-3 sp. Ch 1 (counts as beg sc), turn.
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  2. Ch 2, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 1 sc in last st. Ch 1 (counts as beg sc), turn.
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  3. 2 sc in ch-2 sp. ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in last st. Ch 1 (counts as beg sc), turn.
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  Repeat steps 2 and 3 until strap is desired length, being sure to end with step 3. There is a total of 21 rows in these straps, for a final length of 10" (about 25.5 cm) from bottom of row 1 to the top of row 21. This will be the measurement while the straps are still loose. Once weight is applied to the finished hanger, the straps will stretch to about 14" (about 35.5 cm)
  Repeat for remaining 3 straps, making sure the number of rows used are all the same.
  Bind off and weave in ends of all straps. Turn project right side out.
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  Finishing:
Round 1:
  Join with a sl st in the sp between first 2 sc of strap. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), ch 2, 1 sc in ch-1 sp. Ch 2, 1 sc in sp between last 2 sc of strap. Ch 10. *1 sc in sp between first 2 sc of next strap. Ch 2, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 1 sc in sp between last 2 sc. Ch 10.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times, join with a sl st to beg ch-1.
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Round 2:
  *Sl st into ch-2 sp. Ch 2, sl st into same sp. Sl st into next available ch-2 sp. Ch 2, sl st into same sp, sl st into ch-10 sp. {Ch 2, sl st} into ch-10 sp 5 times.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. 
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Round 3:
  *Sl st into first available ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st into next ch-2 sp. {Sl st , ch 2} in next 4 ch-2 sps.  Sl st in 5th ch-2 sp.* Repeat from  * to * 3 more times. Join with a sl st in beg sl st.
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Round 4:
*Sl st into first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st into same sp. {Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 2} 3 times. Sl st into next available ch-2 sp.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join with a sl st to beg sl st.
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Round 5:
*Sl st into first available ch-2 sp. Ch 5, sl st into next available 3 available ch-2 sps, ch 5.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join with a sl st to beg sl st.
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Round 6:
Sl st into ch-5 sp, ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 2 sc in same sp, ch 1. {3 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1} in remaining 7 ch-5 sps. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. 
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Round 7:
Sl st into first available sc (this will be the middle sc of the previous row's "shell"), ch 3. {Sl st, ch 3} in every 4th st. Join with a sl st to beg sl st. Bind off, weave in ends.
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To finish the loop for hanging, join with a sl st in any ch-3 sp. You may decide to place it in line with the straps for a different look, or you may join in between the straps as I did. 
 1. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc, 2 sc in same sp. Ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp. (6 sc, 1 ch-sp)
 2. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next st. Skip following st, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, skip next sc, 1 sc in last 2 sts. (5 sc)
 3. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), skip next st, 1 sc in following st, skip 1, 1 sc in next st, skip 1, 1 sc in last st. (4 sc)
 4. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc next 2 tog, 1 sc in last st. (3 sc)    
 5. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), skip 1, 1 sc in last st. (2 sc)
 6. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in remaining st. (2 sc)
Repeat (6.) 11 more times.
 7. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc between sts, 1 sc in last st. (3 sc)
 8. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st. (4 sc)
 9. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in remaining 3 sts. (5 sc)
 10. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in next st, {1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc} in following st, 1 sc in last 2 sts. (6 sc, 1 ch-sp)
 To join: Skip 2 ch-sps from loop beg, join with a sl st into ch-3 sp. {Ch 1, sl st through ch-3 and into next sc} twice. Skip ch-1 sp of loop, move to next ch-3 sp. {Ch 1, sl st} through ch-3 and next 3 sc. Bind off, weave in ends.

Add a metal ring or hook if desired.