Introduction: Golf Themed Crochet Air Plant Hanger
Know a golf lover or wood worker that’s hard to find a unique gift for? Make them a one-of-a-kind crocheted golf themed planter with 5 items: air plants, golf balls, tees, a hand screw and green yarn of course!
Inspiration struck at the thrift store when I saw this wooden handscrew. However, I didn’t want to pay $40. During the same outing we visited an antique store where we found this wooden clamp for only $20. Although not a REAL working clamp, it was perfect for a gift idea I’ve been thinking about.
Isn't it ironic that the real clamp could be found in a thrift store, while the antique market was selling a fake? Talk about opposite-land!
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For this project, you will need:
- 12″ wooden handscrew clamp
- Egyptian cotton (I’m using 3764 NE 5/2×3 100% Egyptian cotton yarn made in Greece found in a thrift store!)
- Crochet hook (3 1/2 mm). I also used a 4.5 mm hook on the video for a slightly larger version (multi size crochet hook set here)
- 2 3/4″ Wood golf tees
- Plastic golf balls (or real golf balls if you prefer)
- Bobby pin or crochet marker
Step 1: About the Pattern
This is a simple project to make. If you know basic crochet stitches, it will be a breeze. If you're a beginner, be sure to watch the video. I try to explain every step so you'll be able to duplicate it with ease.
You can make this project in any yarn, but I do love this particular shade of green as it goes so nicely with the golf gift idea. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift, birthday gift or something for Father’s day, the combination of wood clamp and golf theme might be just what you need! Or for that matter, there may be a woman in your life this would be perfect for too! I know I’d love it if I got it as a gift!
You can display one holder as above. But you can have up to 3 crochet air plant hangers on this wooden clamp if you like!
Step 2: Abbreviations
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- Sc2tog – single crochet two together
- join (with a slip stitch)
- y/o – yarn over
Step 3: Round 1: Start With a Magic Circle
Cross the yarn over two fingers, insert the hook through the first loop and catch the yarn with the crochet hook pointed down.
Pull the yarn back through the loop.
Yarn over and pull through the loop on hook.
Chain one more time for a total of 2 chains.
Add marker if desired.
Work 8 hdc into the magic circle (watch the video if you’re unfamiliar with this stitch).
Pull on the tail end to tighten the magic circle. Join with a sl st. (8 sts)
Step 4: Round 2
ch 1. Work 2 scin each st around. Join. (16 sts)
Step 5: Round 3
ch 1. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join. (24 sts)
Step 6: Round 4
ch 1. *Sc in each of the next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join. (32 sts)
Step 7: Round 5
ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join. (32 sts)
Step 8: Rounds 6 - 7
ch 2. Hdc in each st around. Join. (32 sts). The work will start to curve like the second pic.
Step 9: Round 8
ch 1. Sc in each of the next 10 sts. Hdc in each of the next 12 sts. Sc in each of the next 10 sts. Join. (32 sts)
This helps form the teardrop shape.
Step 10: Round 9
ch 1. Sc in each of the next 10 sts. Sc2tog*, 6 times. Sc in each of the last 10 sts. Join. (26 sts).
*Note: To single crochet two together (Sc2tog), insert the hook through the front loops of the next two sts. Yarn over (y/o) then pull through two loops. Y/O and pull through last two loops. This completes the decrease.
See the last pic for how it should look so far.
Step 11: Create Hanging Loop
For this step, we're crocheting a Romanian cord.
Use a slightly larger hook or crochet loosely. Chain 2. sc into 2nd chain from hook.
Turn your work. Sc into single side loop. This sets you up for the next repeat as follows:
Turn your work. Sc into two side loops. If using a 3.5 mm hook, repeat for a total of 62 sts. Otherwise, when using a 4.5mm hook, as I do in the video, crochet 52 Romanian cord sts. Sl st to beginning, cut yarn and weave in end.
Here is a comparison in size a difference of 1mm makes in crochet hook size. Notice how the first crochet hook is crooked? Because I sat on it, and bent it all out of whack, I opted for a larger one for this project. Like I really had a choice :)!
Step 12: Attach the Golf Tee
Fasten off yarn, leaving a long tail. Insert a golf tee as shown. Leave at least 3/4″ poking out the bottom.
Starting at the bottom, wrap yarn around; I did about half a dozen wraps toward the top of the golf tee.
Secure yarn in back (a darning needle helps with this). Hide the yarn by weaving in and knot.
Cut end. The hanger is done! The golf tee is actually integral in hanging these crochet plant hangers as you’ll see below.
Step 13: Assemble
Bring the hanger around the back of the handscrew. slip it over the tip of the golf tee to secure. Once hung, it’s time to embellish!
Add real golf balls or plastic ones from the dollar store. Add air plants.
Step 14: Display
Display your new crochet plant hanger! When using the plastic golf balls, which are light, you can display the air plants on the bottom of the hanger. Since real golf balls are heavy, insert the air plants on top of them.
Don’t forget to remove your air plants to water once a week.
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