This easy crochet plant hanger will hold a variety of pots, and is made with fade-resistant, mold resistant outdoor yarn. Get your porch spring ready with some hanging plants! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support! 

crochet plant hanger free pattern deck and patio decor

My mind has been bubbling with ideas since I first tried out Bernat’s new Outdoor Yarn. Have you tried it yet? I designed the free crochet pattern for this adorable Bike Basket Bunting last week and have been cruising around in style. This week I got my yarn out again and made a cute and FAST crochet plant hanger for my porch (well, a few actually!). These ones are made are for smaller plants, so I am excited to make a few more to hold larger planters. This free crochet pattern is easy customizable for any size planter you want to hang. 


free crochet pattern for crochet plant hanger for small planter


This yarn is no joke, I kinda went with smaller planters for my crochet plant hangers because I wasn’t sure what kind of load the yarn could hold.  I am definitely going to make a couple larger ones and I don’t anticipate any problems. This yarn is hefty. 

Another thing to note is that Bernat Outdoor Yarn is quite stretchy. Keep that in mind as you are making your crochet plant hanger. You can estimate low on the size because the finished pieces will stretch a bit to accommodate your pots. 


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What you need: (affiliate links)
7 mm Hook
Bernat Home Dec OUTDOOR Yarn (#5 Bulky)

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only 

Begin with a Magic Ring
1. Ch 2. Dc 12 into ring. (12 sts) Join 
2. Ch 4 (counts a first st and next 2 chains). *Dc in next st. Ch 2* work 11 times. Join in the 2nd ch of the 1st 4 chains. (36 sts)
3.  Ch 5. (Counts as first st and chain sp). *Dc in next dc. Ch 3* work 11 times.  Join in the 2nd ch of the 1st 4 chains.

Continue this pattern, increasing a ch in between the dc stitches until your circle is about the same size as the bottom of your pot. 

crochet bottom of plant hanger

measuring crochet plant hanger

Then, repeat your last row 1 – 4 times until it goes up high enough on the pot for your liking. My small one only needed one row here, but one of my taller ones needed 3.  
Tie off. 

To add the hanging strings, you will need to cut three lengths of yarn, about 3 feet long (make it way longer than you think). Fold each piece of yarn in half, and using the loop end, tie them using a simple lark head knot, spacing them 4 dc sts apart. 

free crochet plant hanger made with outdoor yarn

Then, tie a knot at the end of all your strings. It’s helpful to place your pot inside the crochet plant hanger before tying this knot so you can be sure the strings are all perfectly even. 

knot for crochet plant hanger

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I love my new crochet plant hangers! I hope my plants will be happy in them all summer long.  And I am still coming up with more fun ideas for this outdoor yarn. 

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  1. I just made this, just in leftover wool to try the pattern, and it worked out fantastic ;) I’ll definitely make a few in some bright outdoor yarn, thanks!

  2. I love the idea of outdoor yarn. Would it be suitable for a swing seat. I just bought a hard rubber one , but now I’m thinking a softer yarn one could be just the thing. Love all your posts!!!