Spring is here, and my thoughts are turning towards gardening -- both indoors and out. This year I'm excited about growing more herbs and flowers in our kitchen, and I like the idea of dressing up our cheaper pots with knitting and crochet.
I also think it will be fun to use some plants in cozies for outdoor dinner party centerpieces and to give as small hostess gifts (in addition to the required bottle of wine, of course).
I've gathered up some patterns that look promising, below. Have you done any of these projects? If so, I'd love to know what your favorite patterns are. Link to them in the comments below or come share with me on Instagram.
Cozy Pattern Round-up
1) Plant Cozies by SpillyJane (top photo)
I've yet to take on a fair isle knitting project, but maybe this is a perfect starter project to learn by. I love that this pattern uses fingering weight yarn, so that I can use leftover bits from my sock projects. I could see making some fab centerpieces for the right party by choosing certain colors, too -- like orange, yellow, blue and green for a taco night. (top photo)
2) Plant Cozies by Nicole Winer (middle right)
This bulky yarn knitting pattern has great texture, and I love the modern simplicity of a row of coordinated colorful pots. The pattern is for 6" containers, too -- an ideal size for gift giving.
3) Bubbly Plant Pot by Nihal Salem (bottom left)
This crochet pattern uses jute twine along with a cotton yarn accent. I don't know how it would feel on my hands to crochet with actual twine, but I really like the way it looks.
4) Little Potted Plant Cozy by Yarnspirations Design Studio (bottom right)
I adore this boho style project! This worsted weight crochet pattern has you creating the plant cozy and the fringed macramé-look trim piece separately, and then join. But if you have a nice looking pot (like a rustic aged terra cotta, say) -- I think it could be adorable to make just the crocheted trim, and let the pot itself be part of the design.
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