Herringbone Plant Pot Cozy Knitting Pattern

Grab this FREE Herringbone Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern to spruce up your potted plant.
Learn how-to knit the Herringbone stitch in the round while knitting a cozy for your plant. I like knitting these cozies, they’re much easier than baskets, because they don’t have a bottom on them! Making it a great stash buster knitting pattern too. :)



Available Sizes: One
Size: Fits a 5” {13cm} Diameter Container
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Bonus: Video, Checklist


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Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches
Herringbone Stitch



Yarn Weight: Worsted
Yardage: 60 – 70 yards {55 – 64 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Worsted Yarn
Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {41cm} Cable
Extras: Stitch Marker



Measurements: 4″ x 8″ wide {10cm x 20cm}
Gauge: 21 STS & 46 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 1.5oz {40g}



Not reversible.
Knit bottom up.
Fits a 5” {13cm} diameter container.
CO edge is the width/circumference.
Knit using the herringbone knit stitch.
Knit in the round with a circular needle.
When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.



Click here to watch the “Herringbone Twill Knit in the Round” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 80 STS, PM, join in the round

Rounds 1-8: *K2, WYIF slip 2* remove SM, slip 1 ST from LH needle to the RH needle, replace SM

Rounds 9, 11, 13, 15: *WYIF slip 2, K2* remove SM, slip 1 ST from LH needle to the RH needle, replace the SM

Rounds 10, 12, 14, 16: Repeat round 1

Repeat rounds 1-16 1 more time {or until desired height}

Rounds 33-40: Repeat round 1

Rounds 41, 43, 45: Repeat round 9

Rounds 42, 44: Repeat round 1

Round 46: BO tightly in all knit STS

Knitting Notes:

Technically this pattern only has 2 different rows, so don’t be scared it’s a pretty easy pattern.

To make it larger or smaller CO in multiples of 4.

I CO tightly using the long tail CO method.

I knit this a little on the tight side, I usually knit a little on the loose side.

I slipped the 2 stitches at once to create a tighter stitch.

A mistake I frequently made was knitting 2 together when I was supposed to be slipping 2 STS. :(

This is an unforgiving stitch. When you make a mistake, it’s noticeable and the only way to fix it is to tink back or frog. :( Don’t despair! It’s sooo pretty when it’s finished! It’s worth it! :)



* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
LH – left hand
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
PM – place marker
RH – right hand
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
SM – stitch marker
ST – stitch
STS – stitches
WYIF – with yarn in front



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