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{FREE} Garter Stitch Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern


Garter Stitch Plant Pot Knitting Pattern


Grab this FREE Garter Stitch Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern to dress up your potted plant. Check out my other FREE Plant Patterns here.


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:) About the Pattern:

  • Time it took me to knit: 3-5 hours
  • Gauge: 15 sts & 21 rows per 4” {10cm} square
  • Weight: 2.8oz {80g}
  • Measurements: 8” {20cm} W x 5 1/2” {14cm} H

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:) Material:

  • Approximately 120-140 yards of a worsted cotton yarn
  • I used Simply Cotton Organic Worsted Yarn by Knit Picks
  • Size 9 {5.5mm} circular knitting needles
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Pattern, Knit Flat:

  • This cozy is Knit flat in garter stitch, meaning you’ll knit all the rows, however I’m tweaking it a little bit to create a nice clean edge:
  • Using 2 strands of yarn
  • CO 21 STS {CO loosely otherwise it’ll be a tighter stitch at the seam and it’ll look cinched}
  • {The CO edge is the height, not the circumference.}
  • Even rows: K1TBL *K* K1TBL
  • Odd Rows: WYIF S1PW *K* WYIF S1PW
  • Tip: Place a stitch marker on the Odd side, so you know which side to slip sts and which side to knit :) {It doesn’t matter which side you put the stitch marker on as long as your consistent with which side you knit and which side you slip the first stitches.}
  • Knit until it’s about 16 1/2″ long for a 5″ diameter pot/container. Make it to where you’ll have to give it a little tug to slip it over your pot, so it fits nice and snug.
  • BO in all knit STS on an Odd row.
  • Sew the CO & BO edges together to create the circumference.
  • Put on your planter and fold the top edge down.

:) Video:


Knitting Notes:

  • This is a 2 row repeat, so it’s easy to memorize to travel with you or to help you relax.
  • To make it larger or smaller CO in any number of STS, Hold it up to the height of your container and estimate the number of CO STS for your container and style. You’ll want to have enough to touch the bottom, where it meets the table/floor and enough for it to fold over to your desired length.
  • I knit this a bit on the tight side, so it stands up on it’s own.
  • Don’t tug on it as you knit, leave it dense, it helps it stand up on it’s own.
  • If you make the edge stitch too tight on the odd rows, the edges won’t have as much stretch as the center, if it’s too lose the stitches will look like extra loops on the end of your row. So, like Goldilocks, you want it somewhere in the middle :)

:) Video: BO Edge:


:) Video: Sew Seam:

My 2 Cents on Seams :)

My best advice is to follow your stitches and try to hide the seam. For me, I’m learning to come to terms with seams and accept them for what they are… seams. It’s a noticeable line in my project, which I’m not completely thrilled with. But they’re not meant to be invisible, otherwise they wouldn’t be called seams ;)


:) Gauge:

  • Gauge: 15 sts & 21 rows per 4” {10cm} square
  • Garter Stitch Plant Pot Knitting Pattern

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Comparing Cotton Yarn:

For my plant cozy I’m using Simply Cotton by Knit Picks, but I think you can use the Sugar N Cream brand interchangeably, which is usually pretty easy to get your hands on if you have a LYS, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or even Walmart :)

Simply Cotton Worsted by Knit Picks Sugar ‘n Cream
Simply Cotton by Knit Picks Sugar N Cream

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How I Transplanted my Plants:

I have several little pots of succulents and I thought it would be nice efficient to consolidate some into one pot. So, I’m transplanting them into a glass jar and knitting a cozy for it. Here’s what I did:

  • 1. Clean glass container
  • 2. Put rocks on the bottom, or something else for drainage. FYI – the rocks made my pot heavy, Monty Don recommends using Styrofoam to help with drainage and it keeps your pot light.
  • 3. Add some soil mixture.
  • 4. Add plant(s). I transplanted all of these, roots and all.
  • 5. Add more soil to about 1/2″-1/4″ from top, pressing firmly. Leave enough room from the top so you can water it without the water spilling over the side and ruining your knitted plant cozy.
  • 6. Water
  • 7. Wipe dirt from glass.
  • 8. Put cozy on from the bottom up. {An extra set of hands makes this much easier!}

Before After
Plants Before Transplant Plants After Transplant

Planting Notes:

  • I got my glass jar at Dollar General for $3.50. I found it near the candles at me local DG. I chose it because it has straight sides, unlike a planter that tapers at the bottom. This makes knitting it easier so I don’t have to increase or decrease stitches to keep it tight against the container.
  • This method works nicely for succulents.
  • You’ll need to put a layer of rocks, seashells, marbles or something at the bottom for drainage. {FYI – the rocks made my pot heavy, Monty Don recommends using Styrofoam to help with drainage and it keeps your pot light.}
  • Make sure your soil is slightly sandy.
  • I mixed equal parts of potting soil with sand. You could purchase a specific succulent soil.
  • If you can find a watering can like the one in my photo, get it, it’s awesome! I found this one in an old shed. I think it’s brass, but I’m not sure. The water pours out nice and gently, which is perfect for house plants. The only draw back is that it doesn’t hold a lot of water, so I have to refill it a few times.

:) Abbreviations:


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FREE Garter Stitch Plant Pot Knitting Pattern

PS. I got my inspiration for my knitted pots from Crate & Barrel here and here.

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