Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy and Card

This year our family had 6 teachers we wanted to thank – all of whom have helped our children in profound and wonderful ways. And, like most families, we’re on a budget. So for our special teachers this year, I came up with the Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy and printable card!

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy - free crochet pattern with matching printable card! Great teacher gift!

This really is a fantastic teacher gift for those on a budget. For each gift, I spent as follows:

Cotton Yarn: $0.90
Flower pot: $0.78
Begonia (sold in an 8 pack for $3.33): $0.42
Potting Soil: approximately $0.20
Card: a few cents for printer ink and paper

TOTAL: less than $2.50 each!

But as with all handmade things, it’s more than it’s parts. Fill the card with thanks and it’ll be a lovely gift that lasts all summer long!

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy - free crochet pattern with matching printable card! Great teacher gift!

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy

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  • US – H, 5.00mm hook
  • 50 yards total worsted weight yarn in 3 colors (Lily Sugar’n Cream and Spinrite Peaches & Creme shown)
  • 4.25″ terra cotta flower pot
  • Put a Bird On It Applique (optional)
  • For video tutorials, click the name of the technique or stitch in blue text.

Instructions:

Round 1: With Color A, ch 6 and join to first ch with a sl st to form ring. Ch 4, dc in ring, ch 1. *Dc in ring, ch 1. Repeat from * 10 more times. Join with a sl st in ch 4 sp. (12 dc, 12 ch)

Round 2: Ch 1, work 3 hdc in each ch sp around. Join with a sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy - free crochet pattern with matching printable card! Great teacher gift!

Round 3: Ch 2, bpdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy - free crochet pattern with matching printable card! Great teacher gift!

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Round 5: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Break yarn and seamless join in 2nd st of round. (36 sts) Weave in ends.

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy - free crochet pattern with matching printable card! Great teacher gift!

Round 6: With Color B, use the standing dc method to join with a bpdc to any st of the previous round. Bpdc in each remaining st around. Join with a sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy - free crochet pattern with matching printable card! Great teacher gift!

Round 7: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Round 8: Ch 2, dc in the first 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st. *Dc in the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join in 2nd st of round. (40 sts) Weave in ends.

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy - free crochet pattern with matching printable card! Great teacher gift!

Round 9: With Color C, use the standing dc method to join with a bpdc to any st of the previous round. Bpdc in each remaining st around. Join with a sl st to first st. (40 sts)

Round 10: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first st. (40 sts)

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 1, skip the next st. * Sc in the next st, ch 1, skip the next st. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join to the first st of the round. (20 sc, 20 ch)  Weave in ends. If desired, add applique.

Printable Card for the Planting Seeds Flower Pot CozyPrintable Card for the Flower Pot Cozy - Preview

To go with the Flower Pot Cozy I designed two different gift cards! And because you might want to make it for someone besides a teacher, I’ve included versions of each with and without the text, “Teachers plant seeds that grow forever.” I’ve shared them on Google Docs – download the pdf, make sure your Adobe Reader is set at 100%, and then print!

Download the Printable Cards here!

A personal touch goes a long way, and a pretty plant is something everyone can enjoy. The Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy is great for teachers, but it’s also a great gift for anyone who could use a little pick me up, or deserves a special thank you. Or just perk up the plants on your own windowsill – you deserve pretty things too!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2013. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details.You can contact me via Facebook messages or at [email protected]

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Comments

  1. 1

    Penny says

    That is one of the most clever, thoughtful, and beautiful gifts! I just love it. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing this! I don’t have kids in school, but I do know many people who would love a beautiful gift like this!

  2. 5

    Ginny Acton says

    How very sweet. They are beautiful and so cheerful. Thanks so much for thinking of others and sharing. I’m anxious to make a few.

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