Garter Stitch Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern

Knit this super quick and easy garter stitch cozy for your plant pot. I love knitting these cozies, they’re so much easier than baskets, because they don’t have a bottom on them! This also makes it a great stash buster knitting pattern. :) Happy knitting!



Available Sizes: One
Size: Fits a 5” {13cm} Diameter Container
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
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Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit Stitches
Clean Edge



Yarn Weight: Worsted
Yardage: 120 – 130 yards {110 – 119 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks, Simply Cotton Organic Worsted Yarn
Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Knitting Needles



Measurements: 8” wide x 5 1/2” {20cm x 14cm}
Gauge: 15 STS & 21 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 2.8oz {80g}



CO edge is the height, not the circumference.
Knit using the garter stitch.
Knit holding 2 strands of yarn together throughout.
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.
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 loose the stitches will look like extra loops on the end of your row. So, like Goldilocks, you want it somewhere in the middle. :)


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Video: Cast-on the Garter Stitch Plant Cozy

Holding 2 strands of yarn

CO 21 STS {CO loosely otherwise it’ll be a tighter stitch at the seam and it’ll look cinched}

All EVEN Rows: K1TBL *K* K1TBL


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 you’re consistent with which side you knit and which side you slip the first stitches.}

Knit until it’s about 16 1/2″ {42cm} long for a 5″ {13cm} diameter pot/container. Make it a little small so it fits over your pot nice and snugly.

BO in all knit STS on an ODD row.


Video: Garter Stitch Plant Cozy BO Edge

Sew the CO & BO edges together to create the circumference.


Video: Sew the Seam on the Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern

Put on your planter and fold the top edge down.


Size Alteration Options:

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 bottom and enough for it to fold over to your desired length.



* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
STS – stitches
WYIF – with yarn in front




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Garter Stitch Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern


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