I recently learnt of the feather stitch when a video tutorial popped up in my youtube suggestions (I’ve linked this tutorial in the pattern below). I really liked the way the stitch looked so I grabbed some yarn and a hook and started the video. It’s a fairly simple stitch once you get the hang of it and it looks great! I knew immediately I wanted to use this stitch in a project and after trying a few different things I came up with this plant pot cover.
Just like my previous plant pot patterns, this one can be adapted to fit any plant pot you have. You can also use any yarn, any hook and gauge doesn’t matter although I would suggest using the recommended hook size on the yarn label. The yarn I’ve used is Somen by Hoooked in the colour Oro. I also used this yarn for my simple shawl, it is a blend of 60% recycled cotton 40% sustainably sourced linen which means its a good durable yarn, perfect for this sort of project.
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ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
st/s – stitch/es
Sk st – skip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
bpdc – back post double crochet
inc – increase
Feather stitch – yo, insert hook into the same ch sp where the last leg of the previous feather was made, yo, pull up a loop on the hook (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into skipped stitch or ch sp right below the current chain sp, yo, pull up a loop on the hook (5 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into the next ch sp, yo, pull up a loop on the hook (7 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook.
Round 1: Using yarn 6 sc into a magic ring. (6)
Round 2: 6 inc (12)
Round 3: *1 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (30)
Round 6: *4 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (36)
Continue increasing rounds in this way until the circle is the same size as the base of your pot.
Round 7: *hdc, ch1, sk st,* repeat to the end of round ending with a ch 1.
Round 8: hdc in the first stitch, ch 1, work feather stitch into the first ch space, ch 1. *feather st, ch1* repeat to the end of round
Continue working feather stitches and ch 1s around until your pot cover is about an inch shorter than your desired size ending with a ch 1.
Round 9: work a dc into every feather stitch and ch 1 space.
Round 10: *fpdc, bpdc* repeat to end of round
Round 11: fpdc into every fpdc, bpdc into every fpdc, slst with first st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.