Crochet Plant Pot Cover – Hearts Full of Love

Learn to crochet a crochet plant pot cover that has several more uses than just a plant basket.

The Hearts Full of Love Crochet Basket uses less than one ball of yarn and makes a great indoor plant basket, mason jar cozy, crochet candle holder, and gift baskets for Valentine’s Day!

You’ll find the free crochet plant pot cover pattern below, or an ad-free print friendly PDF (including all photo tutorials) on Ravelry, or on Etsy (aff).

Crochet plant basket sitting in windowsill with owl plant holder and two other small plants.
When made in a neutral color, a crochet plant pot cover can be displayed long after Valentine’s Day.

The Hearts Full of Love Crochet Basket was designed as a mini-mystery crochet along project for January. My original intentions for this pattern for crochet basket were for it to be a Valentine’s basket to use as a candy bowl or a crochet plant cover pattern.

In reality, there are SO many more uses for this small decorative basket!

I like to make quick crochet projects that I can pair with a homemade recipe mix in a mason jar, a small store bought item such as a jar candle, or the recipient’s favorite candy.

The plant pot covers fit standard size mason jars and make a great mason jar cozy. Add fresh flowers to the mason jar and you’ll have a Valentine’s Day crochet flower pot holder.

Fill it with candy or a candle in a jar and you’ll have a fun Valentine’s Day gift basket.

They also make a great candy bowl for office.

Plant Pot Cover, Candle Cozy, Candy Basket

The Hearts Full of Love Crochet Basket has several different uses. The photos in this blog post show you three of them.

Certainly, the most common use for this crochet pattern is a crochet flower basket. But, it also makes a beautiful crochet candle cozy or a fun mason jar cozy.

Crochet Plant Pot Cover – Crochet Flower Basket & More

Now, just because I’ve added embossed crochet hearts to this crochet basket pattern, this doesn’t mean that it’s only a Valentine’s crochet pattern. This one is perfect for year round use, especially if you have boho home decor and make it in a neutral color.

The small crochet heart basket would also make a great centerpiece for a bridal or baby shower. Fill them with dinner mints for decorative candy bowls.

Pink crochet plant pot cover with an indoor house plant and cream color crochet candy dish filled with candy.
A crochet bowl or plant pot cover, what will you use it for?

Plant Pot Cover – Finishing Touches

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What Size Jar Candle

I purchased a large jar Yankee Candle from a local store, but you can also find large jar candles, such as Yankee Candles, on Amazon.

Look for jar candles that are similar in size to a quart size mason jar. The large jar candle I purchased is 22 oz.

One of my favorites for the winter season is Yankee Candle’s Balsam & Cedar. You can find them on Amazon.

Related: If you love the textured heart design on this crochet pot cover, you may also love my other designs that use the same technique: My Love Beanie & Slouch, Valentine Treat Bags, and Argyle Beanie & Slouch.

How to Crochet a Plant Pot Cover

This crochet plant pot holder is worked from the bottom up.

First, you’ll crochet a base for the basket. The base is worked in rounds.

To start the sides of the basket, you’ll work a round of back post single crochet (bpsc). The bpsc stitches help to turn the sides upward.

Next, you’ll crochet the sides of the plant basket. This section is worked in a spiral (aka continuous rounds). Make sure to use a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning and end of each round. Also in this section, you’ll crochet the embossed heart design. You can follow the written instructions or the color chart that’s included below.

Lastly, you’ll add a fold over ribbed crochet cuff to the top edge of the basket.

Yarn

Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn is a natural, 100% USA-grown cotton yarn. It’s a versatile worsted weight yarn, that’s great for small projects like dishcloths and hand towels, to home décor, and even accessories. I love to use it for crochet bags!

This yarn is a little stiffer so it makes a perfect cotton yarn for this free crochet plant pot cover pattern, especially if you intend to use it as a crochet gift basket.

Available in a wide variety of colors, including neutrals, brights, and pastels. It’s machine washable and dryable for easy care.

Hearts Full of Love – Free Crochet Plant Pot Cover Pattern

The free crochet plant pot pattern is below, but if you love to work offline, I’ve got a couple other great options for you.

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Materials

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together
  • dc: double crochet
  • Alt-dc: alternate double crochet
  • bpsc: back post single crochet
  • BLO: back loop only
  • FLO: front loop only
  • RS: Right Side
  • Rep: repeat
  • Rnd: round
  • SM: stitch marker
  • yo: yarn over

Experience Level

  • Easy

Gauge

  • Base of Plant Basket: dimensions given at the end of each round
  • In BLO sc: 6 sts = 1.25″; 6 rounds = 1.25″

Size

  • One Size: Fits a quart size mason jar
  • 11.5″ circumference x 5″ H
  • Fits a 4″ diameter flower pot

Pattern Notes

  • Turning chains are not included in stitch count, unless noted otherwise.
  • The majority of the pattern is worked in continuous rounds (a spiral). I suggest using a stitch marker or scrap of yarn to keep track of the round you’re on.
  • Yarn Notes: Lily Sugar n’ Cream worsted weight cotton yarn was used for the sample, 100% Cotton (120 yards / 109 m / 71 g / 2.5 oz).
  • Yardage: 110 yards
  • Pot Cover Construction: This crochet plant pot holder is worked from the bottom up. You’ll first make the crochet basket base, then crochet the sides with the embossed crochet hearts, and lastly, finish with a fold over ribbed crochet cuff.
  • This crochet plant holder can also be used as a candle cozy, a mason jar cozy, a small candy dish, or a decorative basket for your home. It also makes a great crochet gift basket.

Special Stitches

  • Back Post Single Crochet (bpsc): Insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the designated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook.
  • Alternate Double Crochet (alt-dc): After turning your work, do not ch, instead, insert your hook into the first st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops, insert your hook between the legs of the st just made, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through one loop, yo, pull thru remaining loops.
  • Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog): (Yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop) twice, yo, pull through all loops on your hook.

Crochet Plant Pot Cover Pattern

Crochet Basket Base

Rnd 1: With yarn & a 4mm crochet hook, ch 3 (does not count as a st), work 12 dc into the 3rd ch from your hook. Join with a sl st to the 1st dc. (12 sts)  The diameter of your circle should be approximately 1″.

Rnd 2: Alt-dc in the first st, work 1 more dc in the same st, 2 dc in each remaining st around. Join. (24 sts)  The diameter of your circle should be approximately 1.8″.

Rnd 3: Alt-dc in the first st, work 1 more dc in the same st, dc in the next st, * 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, rep from * around. Join. (36 sts)  The diameter of your circle should be approximately 2.75″.

Rnd 4: Alt-dc in the first st, work 1 more dc in the same st, dc in each of the next 2 sts, * 2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around. Join. (48 sts)  The diameter of your circle should be approximately 3.5″.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the first st, work 1 more sc in the same st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around. Join. (60 sts)  The diameter of your circle should be approximately 4″.

Do not fasten off. Continue on to the Sides of the Basket.

Sides of the Basket

The section is worked in continuous rounds. I strongly suggest using a scrap piece of yarn to keep track of the beginning and ending of each round.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, bpsc in each st around. Do not join. (60 sts)

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each st around. (60 sts)

Do not fasten off. Continue on to the Triple Heart Design.

Triple Heart Design

This section is worked in continuous rounds. I strongly suggest using a scrap piece of yarn to keep track of the beginning and ending of each round.

*See The Chart Below For a Visual of the Triple Heart Design*

Rnd 1: BLO sc in each of the next 40 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Crochet stitch tutorial showing a FLO dc worked 2 rounds below.

Rnd 2: BLO sc in each of the next 29 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each of the next 9 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each of the next 28 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each of the next 7 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 2 times, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 4: BLO sc in each of the next 27 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 2 times, BLO sc in each of the next 5 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 3 times, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 5: BLO sc in each of the next 18 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each of the next 7 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 3 times, BLO sc in each of the next 5 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 2 times, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 6: BLO sc in each of the next 17 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each of the next 5 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 4 times, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 3 times, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 7: BLO sc in each of the next 16 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 2 times, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 5 times, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 8: BLO sc in each of the next 15 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 3 times, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 4 times, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 9: BLO sc in each of the next 16 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 2 times, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 5 times, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 10: BLO sc in each of the next 15 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, (BLO sc in the next st, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below) 3 times, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, FLO hdc in the next st 1 rnd below, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, FLO hdc in the next st 1 rnd below, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnd 11: BLO sc in each of the next 16 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each of the next 3 sts, FLO dc in the next st 2 rnds below, BLO sc in each remaining st around. (60 sts)

Rnds 12 – 14: BLO sc in each st around. (60 sts) Join with a sl st at the end of Rnd 14.

Do not fasten off. Continue on to the Ribbed Cuff. Approximate height at this point is 4″ H.

Crochet heart stitch chart.

How To Read The Chart Above

  • Read the chart from right to left, bottom to top.
  • The Red squares indicate when you’ll work a dc. The Green squares indicate when you’ll work a hdc.
  • Make sure to work the dc in the front loops of stitches 2 rounds below the current round.
  • Make sure to work the hdc in the front loops of stitches 1 round below the current round.
  • The horizontal numbers along the bottom of the chart are stitch numbers.
  • The vertical numbers indicate the round you’re on. Begin following the chart and working a dc in round 1 of the Triple Heart Design.
  • After working Round 11, continue with Round 12 of the written instructions above.

Related: I think the Triple Heart Design would also look cute on the My Love Beanie, instead of just a single heart.

Ribbed Crochet Cuff

Do not count stitches in the photos below. These photos are from another design, but the crochet technique is exactly the same.

Row 1: Continuing on from the triple heart design, ch 13, working into the back humps of the ch, hdc in the 2nd ch from your hook, hdc in each of the next 10 sts, hdc2tog in next st and same st as ch 13. Do not turn yet. (12 sts)

Step one photo of a crochet ribbed cuff with a pink crochet hook.
The yarn needle in the image above is showing where to work the first hdc in the back hump of the chain.
Row 1 of the ribbed cuff being completed.
The photo above shows Row 1 completed to the hdc2tog. The yarn needles are showing where to work the hdc2tog (in the next ch and the same st as the ch 13).
Row 1 of the ribbed cuff completed and yarn needles showing where to work next.
The photo above shows the hdc2tog complete. The yarn needles are inserted into the next 2 sts along the edge of the plant basket where you will work the 2 sl sts at the beginning of row 2.

Row 2: ( Sl st into the NEXT st along the top edge of the cozy 2 times, Turn, BLO hdc in each of the next 12 sts. Turn. (12 sts)

Sl st into the next two stitches along the edge of the opening.
The photo above shows the beginning of Row 2 of the ribbed cuff. The yarn needles are showing the first 2 sl sts of Row 2 that you will work before turning. I also placed a SM in the hdc2tog to help locate the first st to work into after we turn to finish Row 2.
After turning to work the rest of Row 2, you can see the 2 sl sts you worked before turning, and the stitch marked where you will work the first hdc.
After turning to work the rest of Row 2, you can see the 2 sl sts you worked before turning, and the stitch marked where you will work the first hdc.
Crochet ribbed cuff photo tutorial.
The photo above shows Row 2 of the ribbed cuff complete. I placed a SM in the FLO of the last stitch of the row to mark the loop where I need to begin the next row.

Row 3: Ch 1, BLO hdc in the first st, BLO hdc in each of the next 10 sts, BLO hdc2tog in the next st and the NEXT st along the top edge of the cozy. (12 sts)

The SM in the photo above shows where to work the first stitch of Row 3.
The SM in the photo above shows where to work the first stitch of Row 3. The yarn needles show where to work the hdc2tog at the end of the row.
Work a hdc2tog to connect the ribbing to the top edge of the plant holder.
The yarn needles in the photo above are showing the 2 sts along the edge of the cowl where you will work the first two sl sts of Row 4. The SM is placed in the FLO of the hdc2tog to mark where to work the first stitch in the next row.
The first few rows of the ribbed cuff are complete.
The photo above shows Rows 1 -4 complete.

Rows 4 – 39: Rep Rows 2 – 3.

Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail of yarn. Using a yarn needle and the tail of yarn, whipstitch the last row to the first row. Weave in ends. Fold the cuff in half to finish the look.

Crochet cuff completed and waiting to be seamed.
The photo above shows the ribbed cuff complete on my swatch. The first row is on the left and the last row is on the right.
Seam on ribbed cuff being whipstitched together from beginning of the row.
Line up the stitches of the first and last rows. Use a yarn needle and tail of yarn to whipstitch the rows together.
Seam on ribbed cuff being whipstitched together.
Continue to whipstitch the rows together.
Small swatch with ribbed cuff being whipstitched with a yarn needle.
The photo above shows the whipstitch seam partially complete.
Pink crochet basket with hearts holding a green indoor houseplant sitting on a windowsill with other small plants.
The photo above shows the ribbed cuff folded down.

Questions Crocheters Frequently Ask About Crochet Plant Pot Covers

If you have any questions that I haven’t answered below, always feel free to reach out to me, (e-mail me: ACrochetedSimplicity at Gmail dot Com), and I’ll do my best to help!

What is the best yarn for a house plant basket?

Cotton yarn plant pot covers are my favorite things to use to cover plant pots. Cotton yarn is absorbent which is great for holding live houseplants. Cotton is also machine washable and dryable for easy care.

How do you crochet a sturdy plant pot cover?

There are several different ways you can make sure that the plant pot cover you’re making is sturdy, but the easiest way to stiffen up your yarn is to use a crochet hook that is much smaller than the suggested hook size on the yarn label.

You can also crochet with two strands of yarn, instead of one.

Can I used recycled containers inside my plant basket?

Absolutely! Empty cans from canned goods work great inside plant baskets as do yogurt cups and mason jars, just to name a few.

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