The Lemon Peel Planter Crochet Pattern displayed with faux succulents.

The Lemon Peel Planter | Free Crochet Pattern

The Lemon Peel Planter is the perfect crochet project for the plant lover in your life. Making crochet planters is a passion of mine. I’m a plant lover, and I have over thirty living plants in my house! My favorite way to display my plants are with hanging planters. This planter creates a nice hook on top, making hanging easy.

The Lemon Peel Planter is named after its crochet stitch, the lemon peel stitch. The lemon peel stitch is simply alternating between single crochet and double crochet stitches, which creates a beautiful lemon peel texture.

The pattern is rated advanced beginner to easy level. The toughest part is completing the straps, but I’ve included some photos that should make it a breeze.

The planter is a great project to start if you’re wanting to branch out slightly from a beginner project, and learn some new techniques (likes the no-cut join method shown in the special stitch section below).

The Lemon Peel Planter was also featured by Vincent on the Knot Bad Blog. Be sure to check out Vincent’s blog for some fun free amigurumi patterns.

The Pattern is written using a super bulky yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. The colors shown are Marble, Grey Marble, and Succulent.


The pattern includes one size:

– Finished measurements are approximately 4 ¼” diameter and 4 ½” tall


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Skill Level

Advanced Beginner/Easy

Stitch Key | US Terms

beg – beginning
ch(s) – chain/chains
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
st(s) – stitch/stitches
rnd(s) – round/rounds
blo – back loop only
x – times


Size 6, Super Bulky Yarn
Approximately 55 yards
I prefer Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick , colors used is Fisherman, (results will vary depending on yarn used)
J10/6mm Crochet Hook (or size to meet gauge)
Tapestry Needle
Flexible Measuring Tape

Gauge | Working in the Round

First 3 Rounds in Pattern = 3 1⁄4 – 3 1⁄2 Inches with J Hook

Please be sure to check your gauge before starting, as tension can vary greatly from person to person and depending on the yarn used.

Special Stitches

Special Stitch: No-Cut Join Method
Instead of joining the end of a round with a slip stitch, remove hook from loop. Insert hook from back to
front under both bars of first stitch of round. Put loop back onto hook and draw through to the back. Pull
loop tightly to draw stitches together, then pull working yarn to draw loop back to usual size.


– Beg ch/chs of each rnd do not count as 1st st, join each rnd in 1st st
– When working the sides make sure the sc is worked into the dc from previous rnd and the dc is worked into the sc from previous rnd.

Rnd 1.
Create a magic circle, ch1, work 9 hdc in circle, join with sl st. (9hdc)

Alternate Method: Ch4, join with sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch1, work 9 hdc in circle, join with sl st. (9hdc)

Rnd 2.
Ch1, work 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st. (18hdc)

Rnd 3.
Ch1, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st. (27hdc)
(diameter should measure approximately 3 ¼ – 3 ½” across)

Rnd 4. Ch1, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st or no-cut join method (shown in special st section above). (36hdc) (diameter should measure approximately 4 ½” across)

Starting Sides

Rnd 5.
Ch1, working in blo, *sc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st. (36sts)

Rnd 6.
Ch2, continue working in both loops throughout, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, repeat
from * around, join with sl st. (36sts)

Rnd 7.
Ch1, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc, repeat from * around, join with sl st. (36sts)

Rnds 8,10,12.
Repeat rnd 6. (36sts)

Rnds  9,11.
Repeat rnd 7. (36sts) (height should measure approximately 4” after rnd 12, repeat alternating between rnds 6 & 7 as many times as necessary to get desired height)

Rnd 13.
Sl st in each st around, join with sl st (36sts)


Rnd 14.
Ch60, [sk next 11 sl st, sl st in next sl st, ch60]2x, sk next 11 sl st, sl st in last sl st, fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Follow Pictures Below for Finishing Straps

  1. Take about 2 feet of yarn and fold in half, wrap yarn around the three straps as shown in 1st & 2nd photos, about 1.5 inches down from the top of the straps.
  2. Continue to wrap yarn around about 5-6 times.
  3. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


I like to place a cute faux or living plant inside.  You can use a lightweight metal or plastic planter as a liner to protect the yarn and create a sturdier base.

Make sure you don’t weigh down the planter too much, as the yarn will stretch and loose its shape.  I’ve even used foam floral rounds and inserted floral and succulent stems for a cute look.

If using a real plant, be sure to remove it before watering.

The Boho Plant Hanger Crochet Pattern designed by Simply Made by Erin. Shown hanging with three different types of plants.

You may also enjoy The Boho Plant Hanger pattern available on Etsy and Ravelry, as well as these Free Home Decor Patterns.

If you try the pattern, I’d love to see pics. Be sure to tag me @simplymadebyerin

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