The pirouette planter mini crochet planter cover pattern with mini trees and leather logo tags

Mini Crochet Planter Cover | Free Crochet Pattern

Let’s learn how to make a mini crochet planter cover, by following this fun, beginner friendly crochet pattern, called the Pirouette Planter!

Mini crochet planter covers, or as I like to call them, planter sweaters or a plant cozy, are a fast and easy way to elevate your plant pots and turn them into something completely new. I’ve created several planter patterns over the years, but the Pirouette Planter is one of the fastest and easiest to work up, and it’s the one I find myself going back to most often.

The mini crochet planter covers are quick to make and take very little yarn, making them the perfect project to stock up on for markets, gifts, etc. Bonus….they are HUGE sellers!

Mini Crochet Planter Cover, set of three, with faux mini trees, in green, off white, and red and leather Christmas themed tags attached by a screw

The mini crochet planter cover pattern is worked in the round using super bulky yarn, my favorite is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. Pictured is Kale, Starlight, and Cranberry.

The Faux Mini Tree Planters can be found at Ikea during the Christmas season. The Christmas themed leather tags are from Savlabot. I use 5x10mm Bronze Chicago Screws to attach them.


– Fits pot approximately 2 ¼” diameter & 2” tall
– Finished Measurements are 2 ½” diameter and 2 ¾” tall

Planter Sources

The mini crochet planter cover fits the 2 ¼” faux Fejka brand plants that are carried at Ikea.

The Christmas styles are seasonal, and may change from year to year, but they also carry non-seasonal styles. Below are a few examples.

If you don’t have access to Ikea, there are many similar sized pots sold at other big box stores. Try Target, Michaels, Joanns, or Hobby Lobby. You can always add or subtract rounds of single crochet to fit your height needs.

Faux poinsettia with a mini crochet planter cover and snowflake leather tag

You may also like The Faux Mini Poinsettia from Ikea. It’s seasonal during Christmas only. The pattern was followed as below. Again, the snowflake themed leather tags are from Savlabot. I use 5x10mm Bronze Chicago Screws to attach them.

Fun Tip

Add your planter as part of a place setting on your Christmas table, as shown here. It doubles as a take home gift for your guest. Just tie a cute little name tag around the top.



three mini crochet planter covers with faux trees and leather tags with snowflakes

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Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

Stitch Key | US Terms

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


Size 6, Super Bulky Yarn, Approximately 15 yards
I prefer Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick , (results will vary depending on yarn used)
L11/8mm Crochet Hook (or size to meet gauge)
Tapestry Needle
Flexible Measuring Tape
Faux Plants and/or Planters (all sources listed above)

Spanish Moss
Leather Tags from Grain Deep, Angie & Britt, or Savlabot
5x10mm Bronze Chicago Screws to attach the tags

Gauge | Working in the Round

First Round in Pattern = 2 ¼” – 2 ½” Inches with L 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

Reverse Single Crochet (rsc) aka Crab Stitch
Working from front to back insert hook in next stitch to the right and complete a single crochet.
Video Instructions Here

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.
Video Instructions Here

Mini Crochet Planter Cover Video Tutorial

Mini Crochet Planter Cover Instructions

– Beg ch/chs of each rnd do not count as 1st st, join each rnd in 1st stitch, not beg ch/chs
– The cover is worked from the bottom up.
– The cover is made to fit snug, and should be stretched in place over the planter to stay in place better.

Starting Bottom
Rnd 1. Create a magic circle, ch2, work 14 dc in circle, join with sl st. (14dc)
Alternate Method: Ch4, join with sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch2, work 14 dc in circle, join with sl st. (14dc) (diameter should measure about 2 ¼”- 2 ½” across)

Alternate Join Method: Join using the no cut join method (video instructions above), this will create a less noticeable seam.

Starting Sides
Rnd 2.
Ch1, working in blo, sc in each st around, join with sl st. (14sc)
Rnd 3-6. Continue working in both loops, ch1, sc in each st around, join with sl st. (14sc) (height should measure about 2 ¼” tall, add additional rnds here if you’d like your cover taller)
Rnd 7. Ch1, rsc in each sc around, add an extra rsc in the joining sl st from previous rnd. (15rsc)

Fasten off, weave in loose ends, and attach optional logo tag.  Stretch and adjust the little planter cover over the pot of your choice, and add Spanish moss around the base of the plant, if desired.  

Your planter is finished, enjoy!

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

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2 Comments on “Mini Crochet Planter Cover | Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Hello,

    Thank you so much for the darling pattern! I’m busy making many of them for Christmas gifts! I can’t remember if I saw a little wooden crate (kinda off-white) with all 3 trees inside – believe the outside of the crate said “Christmas trees”…went & looked at Hobby Lobby, but couldn’t find it & then wasn’t even sure you had included a picture of that … LOL! If it is something you posted, could you please let me know where you purchased it? Thank you! :o)

    1. You’re welcome, and yes, It’s a wooden crate that I got from the Target bullseye section last year. I’ve seen different styles throughout the year, so I’m sure they’ll get them back again this year, I can’t find them online.

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