Gorgeous Cone Shaped Hanging Planter

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a pinterest image showing the desert rose cone shaped plant hanger

I guess it’s May basket month! I just can’t seem to get enough of hanging baskets of all sorts and this design is no exception. The Desert Rose Hanging Planter is a crochet pattern designed to give you one more option for your craft fair inventory or one more, amazingly gorgeous hanging basket to adorn the walls of your home.

A great project for spring, summer, or any time of year, this basket is the perfect little planter for faux succulents or real air plants. If you’d like to use it for real succulents or other live plants, simply cut down the foam cone insert and place your waterproof pot on top. 

I designed this particular cone-shaped basket because I have one or two awkward walls in the house that are too narrow for artwork but are the perfect spot for something lovely. So, a vertical hanging basket it is!

Are you ready to make your own? If your wall is wider or you’re looking to make a grouping of baskets, be sure to access my Free Pattern Vault because the PDF you’ll find there has instructions for two sizes of this planter. One is 6″ tall (shown in the photos) and the other is 9″ tall. You’ll also find the patterns for all kinds of coordinating home decor items like the adorable Aeryn Teardrop Hanging Basket. So, if you haven’t already subscribed, subscribe today!

a photo of a cone shaped plant hanger hanging on the wall

Materials 

60 – 90 yards size 6 (super bulky) yarn. (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick)

 6.00 mm (J) Crochet Hook

 Scissors

Latch hook or sewing needle to tuck ends

5.8″ Styrofoam cone

Variety of faux succulent plants

 

Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • HDC – Half-double Crochet
  • RSC – Reverse Single Crochet
  • SLST – Slip Stitch
  • ST(S) – Stitch(es)
  • XSt – Cross Stitch (see special stitches)

Notes

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • US Terminology
  • Gauge: not important for this pattern – size can be adjusted
  • Finished Measurements: 6″ tall
  • When a row begins with a CH1, the ch does not count as a st. 
  • When the row begins with a CH2, it does count as a stitch.

Special Stitch:

Cross Stitch (XSt): The cross stitch is a combination of two stitches worked together, crossing one another, to create the cross-stitch effect. Find a video tutorial here (worked in rows, but you’ll get the idea)

Starting a row/round with cross stitch: SK the first ST, SLST into the 2nd st, CH2 (counts as first HDC), HDC in the skipped st.

Mid-row/round cross stitch: SK the next unworked st, HDC in the following st, HDC in the skipped st.

Reverse Single Crochet (RSC): This stitch is worked from left to right (seemingly backward) on the piece. The stitch mechanics are the same as regular single crochet but working in reverse gives them a sort of twisted look. Find a tutorial video here.

With the right side facing you, insert the hook into the next stitch to the right, yarn over and pull the loop through the stitch, yarn over and pull through both loops.

 

a photo of a hand holding a hanging cone shaped plant hanger showing the reverse side with sturdy hanger.

Desert Rose Cone Shaped Hanging Planter Pattern

For Small (5.5″ tall) Planter

Working into a magic ring or CH-3 loop,

RND 1: SC8 into the loop. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (8 STS)

RND 2: CH1. SC2 in the first st, *SC in the next ST, SC2 in the next ST,* repeat * to * 2 more times, SC in the last st. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (12 STS)

RND 3: CH1 , SC in each of the first 2 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in each of the next 5 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in the last 3 STS. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (14 STS)

RND 4: CH1, SC2 in the first ST, SC in each of the next 6 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in each of the last 6 STS. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (16 STS)

RND 5: (XSt Round) SK the first ST, SLST into the 2nd st, CH2, HDC in the skipped ST, *SK the next unworked ST, HDC in the following ST, HDC in the skipped ST,* repeat from * to * all the away round. Join with a SLST to the top of beginning CH2. (8 XSTS)

RND 6: CH1, SC in the first 3 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in each of the next 7 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in the last 4 STS. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (18 STS)

RND 7: CH1, SC in each ST around. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (18 STS)

RND 8: CH1, SC2 in the first ST, SC in each of the next 8 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in the last 8 STS. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (20 STS)

RND 9: (XSt Round) Repeat rnd 5. (10 XSTS)

RND 10: CH1, SC in the first 4 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in each of the next 9 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in each of the last 5 STS. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (22 STS)

RND 11: CH1, SC in each ST around. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (22 STS)

RND 12: CH1, SC2 in the first ST, SC in each of the next 10 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in the last 10 STS. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (24 STS)

RND 13: (XSt Round) Repeat rnd 5. (12 XSTS)

RND 14: CH1, SC in the first 5 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in each of the next 11 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in each of the last 6 STS. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (26 STS)

RND 15: CH1, SC in each ST around. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (26 STS)

RND 16: CH1, SC2 in the first ST, SC in each of the next 12 STS, SC2 in the next ST, SC in the last 12 STS. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (28 STS)

RND 17: (XSt Round) CH17, SLST into the same stitch as beginning CH17, SLST in the next st, CH2, HDC in the first st, *SK the next unworked ST, HDC in the following ST, HDC in the skipped ST,* repeat from * to * all the away round. Join with a SLST to 2nd ch of beginning CH17. (14 XSTS, 17 CH)

RND 18: Working from left to right, work a RSC in each HDC around. Work 12 RSC into the CH-17 loop. Join with a SLST to beginning RSC. (40 RSC)

Finish off. Wrap a 36″ piece of yarn around the base of the loop to secure. Tuck ends.

a photo of a cone shaped plant hanger hanging on the wall. it hold succulents with bright green and lavender tones.

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a pinterest image showing the desert rose cone shaped plant hanger

2 thoughts on “Gorgeous Cone Shaped Hanging Planter

  1. Not a huge deal. But I found an error in the abbreviations. CH – Single Crochet.

    • Ack! Thank you for letting me know. It’s all fixed now. 🙂

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