Friday, 7 January 2011

Flower Pot ...

I don't know about you but I never seem to have a plant pot around when I need one.  Over Christmas I treated myself to these hyacinth bulbs and as usual did not have a plant pot that I could use straight away ... so I thought I would knit a cover for the plastic pot that the bulbs came in.

Now I am not the worlds best knitter by any stretch of the imagination.  I remember my Mum and Nan patiently teaching me and my sister to knit when I was about 6 or 7 years old.  They were always knitting and produced some amazing jumpers for the whole family.  Projects that I could only ever dream of creating.  I remember every year as a child when we went to Nan's house from November onwards she would be knitting my male cousins a new jumper with either Thomas the Tank Engine or Postman Pat on Whilst Grandad was busy making his mince pies (always with a star on the top!).

I can just about manage to click 2 pins together to create something. Quite often I do get into trouble or drop a stitch so luckily Mum will sort it out for me!  So ... you will have to trust me when I tell you that this pot is really easy to create!

All I did was cast enough stitches on until the number of stitches on my pins reached from the bottom to the top of the pot plus a bit more so that I could turn the top of the pot over.  It really does not have to be exact as if your final pot is too wide just turn over the top to make a lip.

I roughly measured around the pot so that I had some idea how many rows I needed to knit.  Then I knit every row in a moss stitch (knit one, pearl one) until I had the correct length.

Finally I positioned the finished rectangle around the pot to make sure that it fit and stitched the back with the same colour yarn.  I did overlap the bottom part of the rectangle slightly more than the top when I stitched together to create the tapered effect. 

There is not a bottom to the pot so the pot just slips into to the cover.  You will still need to put the pot onto a saucer to catch any water when you are watering your plant!


  1. Great project - love it!

  2. Love the flower pot idea, ideal if giving a plant as a present to jazz it up a bit. Could cut felt letters or initials out using one of the craft cutters and add to the front of the pot to personalise it. Loved the sock monkeys too - have retrieved the pattern and will definately be having a go!

  3. Your cards and crafts are beautiful
    love the website