"Loving You" Flower Pot (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - January 28, 2018


Good day, little love bugs~ 

Valentine's Day is almost here!

If you're like me, you're quite unintentionally talented at killing fresh flowers.  It's a sad superpower to have, but I cannot - for the life of me - seem to keep fresh flowers in their beautiful, pristine conditions past a day's time.

So, *drumroll*....

Here's a crocheted, never-dying, everlasting flower pot to save the day!

I think this bright, little pop of colorful flowers in a pot will be a joyful gift for a loved one this Valentine's Day!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bunny-lovey-9

Scroll down to find the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

www.etsy.com/listing/576099626/




Copyright Notice -- © 2018 Jasmin Wang (Sweet Softies, www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website, Etsy shop, and/or Facebook page. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may not make videos or tutorials of this project without my written consent. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website, Etsy shop, or Facebook page. No wholesale.

Introduction:
The “Loving You” Flower Pot Pattern provides instructions for crocheting this cute, little pot of happiness that can brighten anyone’s day!  This is a quick and easy DIY project that you can make in one afternoon.  It’s a real stash-buster, as you can easily use scrap yarns for the flowers and grass!
This lovely flower pot can be used as décor around the house for a pop of color, a whimsical crochet photo prop, or even a sweet and adorable desk accessory!  They’re suitable to gift to loved ones, friends, and family for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or any other special holiday, such as birthdays!
Crafters can customize and personalize this project in a variety of ways.  Change the colors to your favorite colors, add some beads in the center of the flowers for embellishment, attach some decorative buttons or ribbons to the pot, embroider initials and designs, and more!

Finished Measurements:
  • Height: approximately 3 inches (7 centimeters)

Level: 
  • Familiar beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), joining rounds, attaching yarn, changing color, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring (a.k.a. magic circle, magic loop) 
  • YO: yarn over
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet  
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Inc: increase (two sc in same stitch)
  • Dec: decrease (sc two stitches together)
  • BLO: back loops only  
  • Fpdc: front post double crochet
  • Bpdc: back post double crochet

Materials:

Before you begin, here are some CUSTOMIZATION IDEAS!
  • Use different yarn colors! Pick your favorite (or your giftee's favorite) colors for the flower petals.  You can make each of the flowers a different color, or all the same!  Do what brings you joy! 
  • Attach other embellishments, such as beads and buttons, to the pot or centers of the flowers! 
  • Embroider designs, such as initials, lettering, or short messages (e.g., "LOVE", "I <3 U") onto the pot.

~ CROCHET DIRECTIONS ~

POT:

Basket Portion

Note: *Join all rows with a sl st to the first st.

Using the 2.75mm hook, start with the pot color yarn (brown).

R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
R2: Ch 1, inc around. *Join. (12 sts)
R3: Ch 1, (sc, inc) x 6. *Join. (18 sts)
R4: Ch 1, (sc 2, inc) x 6. *Join. (24 sts)
R5: Ch 1, (sc 3, inc) x 6. *Join. (30 sts)
R6: Ch 1, (sc 4, inc) x 6. *Join. (36 sts)
R7: Ch 3, dc around in BLO. (36 sts)
R8: Ch 2. (Fpdc in 3 sts, bpdc in next 3 sts) x 6. *Join. (36 sts)
R9: Repeat R8.
R10: Ch 2, (Bpdc in 3 sts, fpdc in next 3 sts) x 6. *Join. (36 sts)
R11-12: Repeat R10.
Do not fasten off yet!

Continue with the grass portion

Note: Joining the rounds for this portion is optional. If you prefer a seamless look, ignore the “ch 1” and “join” instructions.

Switch to the grass color yarn (green). 

R13: Ch 1, sc around in BLO. *Join. (36 sts)
R14: Ch 1, (sc 10, dec) x 3. *Join. (33 sts)
R15: Ch 1, (sc 9, dec) x 3. *Join. (30 sts)
R16: Ch 1, (sc 8, dec) x 3. *Join. (27 sts)
R17: Ch 1, (sc 7, dec) x 3. *Join. (24 sts)

Stuff the pot firmly, but be careful not to overstretch.  Continue stuffing as you work.

R18: Ch 1, (sc 2, dec) x 6. *Join. (18 sts)
R19: Ch 1, (sc, dec) x 6. *Join. (12 sts)
R20: Ch 1, dec around. *Join. (6 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.


FLOWERS (x6):

[Video tutorial available; see below]

Using the 3.75mm hook, start with the flower’s center color yarn (yellow).

R1: Insert 12 sc in a magic ring. Pull tightly. (12 sts)

Switch to the flower color yarn (pink).  

Sl st with the first sc in R1 to join.
R2: Single petal: Ch 3, YO, insert hook in same st, YO, and pull up a tall loop to match the height of the beginning ch-3. (YO, insert hook into same st, YO, and pull up a tall loop) x 2. Then, YO, insert hook in next st, YO, and pull up a tall loop. (YO, insert hook into same st, YO, and pull up a tall loop) x 2. YO, and pull through all loops on the hook. Ch 3, and sl st in next st.

Repeat the petal directions 5 more times, for a total of 6 petals.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Video Tutorial for the Flower:





~ FINISHING DIRECTIONS ~

  1. Position the flowers onto the pot.  You can use sewing pins to temporarily hold them in place and until you are satisfied with the arrangement. (I put one flower in the center, with five flowers surrounding it.)
  2. Sew the flowers down using a yarn needle and yarn.  If preferred, you can sew beads into the centers of the flowers.
  3. Optional: decorate your pot by embroidering hearts, names, or initials!  You can also sew buttons onto your pot, or turn it into a cute amigurumi by adding eyes and a mouth. 

 

That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing the "Loving You" Flower Pot!


If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new and free designs!

Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

www.etsy.com/listing/576099626/

If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a loving Valentine's day whether it be with your love, family, or friends! 💖

Best wishes,


 

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