Itsy Bitsy Tiered Air Plant Holder

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Air Plants are a super popular and trendy right now. You can put these little guys ANYWHERE! You can glue them to rocks or even just leave them out on the counter. You can even put them in your little indoor Fairy Gardens OR you can hang them – practically anywhere. No dirt is needed!

They are a fun way to add living plants to your home because even if you do not have a green thumb Air Plants are resilient. I have picked up a few from the one local nursery here in the area that carries them year-round and designed this Itsy Bitsy Tiered Air Plant Holder to hang them wherever I want…which means even if my room doesn’t have a ledge for a pot I can hang these up and they will thrive.

There are some care tips here at this great Air Plant site, including when the Air Plants can have full sun and when they should be more protected so they don’t ‘burn’ from the heat – how to water them (which is pretty easy – they like to be placed in a bowl of water for a few hours a week) and then to let them dry before putting them back into their containers or pots (they don’t like to sit in the ‘wet’ because they can rot).

Read the specific instructions here: Air Plant Care

Get your own Air Plants on Amazon here:

Air Plants – Ionantha Air Plant Pack (5 Pack)

Air Plant Combo Pack – 10 Plants with Fertilzer

Airplant Care: https://www.air-plants.com/pages/air-plant-care

Itsy Bitsy Tiered Air Plant Holder

Itsy Bitsy Tiered Air Plant Holder Free Crochet Pattern from Oombawka Design

 

If you are able to find larger Air Plants, Darn Good Yarn has a great package available for a pattern for a Tiered Air Plant Hanger and Yarn (and free surprise gift) right here in their $10 Yarn Club:

 

In fact, you will have sufficient yarn to make their fabulous Air Plant Holder and at least 3 of my itsy bitsy Air Plant holders too! If you would like to see what you receive in their Darn Good Yarn of the Month Box please see this post where I open my first box! Darn Good Yarn of the Month Review

These fun little projects make great gifts – I hope you try the pattern and please if you do use Ravelry, add your project pages HERE.

Itsy Bitsy Tiered Waterplant Holders

 Supplies

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER – EASY

Finished Size

24 inches long from top of the string to base of bottom basket

each basket is approximately 2 inches long and 1.5 inches wide when flattened on a flat surface

Airplant Holders different sizes

Gauge

is not really imperative so long as the stitches are close together (no gaping holes)

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

bl – back loop
ch – chain
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Magic Ring

 

Notes

  • The little tiered baskets are crocheted in continuous rounds – this means you do not need to slip stitch to join or chain additional stitches at the beginning of the round. You will need to mark your position with a stitch marker of some sort to keep track of the beginning/ending of the rounds.
  • You may substitute any level 3 or DK weight yarn for this project.
  • If you need an even smaller Air Plant Holder like I did for the long armed Air Plant pictured below work the following pattern in single crochet in regular loops (not just back loops) and only repeat R3 2 times (instead of 3). It gives you a slightly smaller basket perfect for these top heavy fellas 🙂

Air Plant Holders Oombawka Design

 

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Pattern Instructions

Itsy Bitsy Tiered Air Plant Holder Free Crochet Pattern Click to Tweet

Starting at the bottom basket and working our way to the top basket all in one piece.

Mini Air Plant Holders

Basket 1

R1: Work 6 sc in a MR [6 sc]

R2: 2 sc in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

R3: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

R4-R6: Rep R3

R7: 1 sl st in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

Chain 16.

Basket 2

R1: Work 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook [6 sc]

When you are working this round be sure to slide the ch portion downward to work around it; this will allow it to hang beneath the basket you are crocheting now.

R2: 2 sc in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

R3: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

R4-R6: Rep R3

R7: 1 sl st in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

Chain 16.

Basket 3

R1: Work 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook [6 sc]

When you are working this round be sure to slide the ch portion downward to work around it; this will allow it to hang beneath the basket you are crocheting now.

R2: 2 sc in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

R3: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

R4-R6: Rep R3

R7: 1 sl st in the bl of each sc around [12 sc]

Chain 50.

Sl st to the last sl st of R7 (Basket 3). Finish off and weave in ends.

 

All done!

If you would like more tiers, for more air plants, simply repeat the instructions for Basket 2 again, before chaining 50 for the hanging loop!  Have fun!

Itsy Bitsy Water Plant Holders Oombawka Design

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  1. This combines so many things I adore! Darn Good Yarn, succulents, these colors, crochet..!! Awesome.