DIY crochet plant pots – bunny and lamb patterns

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

Spring reminds us of two things, baby animals and plants! These DIY crochet plant pots by Sandrine Deveze have the cutest bunny and lamb faces and will be your most popular Easter decorations this year. Plus you could use yours as Easter baskets for the big day.

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Materials

  • DMC Natura Just Cotton, 100% cotton, 50g/155m per ball, one ball each in Nacar (N35) and Ambar (N04) (or similar 4 ply cotton yarn)
  • Black, brown and pink embroidery thread
  • Small piece of scrap fabric and red coloured pencil
  • 3mm (UK 10, US D/3) crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations (UK)

Need some help? Check out our crochet videos for beginners here.

st(s) stitch(es)

ch chain

ss slip stitch

dc double crochet

tr treble

yrh yarn round hook

dc2tog double crochet 2 together – (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Finished Size

Each cover fits a plant pot around 12cm (4¾“) in diameter and 12cm (4¾“) tall, but they can be easily adapted to any size by increasing the rounds.

Tension is not too important for this project, just aim for a firm finish that covers the pot well.

DIY crochet plant pots

The pots are made in one piece, crocheting from the base upwards. They are then decorated with crocheted ears and embroidery for the face details.

Each piece begins with a ring. To start a round, use any type of ring you are comfortable with. We prefer (ch2, work 6 dc into 1st ch) but you can use the magic ring method if you like – click here for our video tutorial. Work in one continuous spiral (do not join rounds) and mark the last stitch of each round with a stitch marker to keep track of where you are.

How to bobble stitch

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial
DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

This is where you work several stitches into the same place but omit the last step of each stitch. After you complete the stitches, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on the hook.

This pattern uses a 5tr bobble stitch as follows: (yrh, insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through just 2 loops on hook) 5 times, yrh and draw through remaining 6 loops on hook. Crochet tightly, taking care that your bobble stitch stands out on the front of your work and not on the back.

How to make the base

Use Nacar yarn for the sheep and Ambar yarn for the bunny.

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

Round 1 ch2, work 6dc into 1st ch [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around [12 sts]

Round 3 (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st) 6 times [18 sts]

Round 4 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 2 sts) 6 times [24 sts]

Round 5 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts) 6 times [30 sts]

Round 6 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts) 6 times [36 sts]

Round 7 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 5 sts) 6 times [42 sts]

Round 8 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 6 sts) 6 times [48 sts]

Round 9 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 7 sts) 6 times [54 sts]

Round 10 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 8 sts) 6 times [60 sts]

Round 11 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 9 sts) 6 times [66 sts]

Round 12 (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 10 sts) 6 times [72 sts]

Round 13 (dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 10 sts) 6 times [66 sts]

Round 14 (bobble in next st, 1dc in next st) all around [66 sts]

Round 15 (dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 9 sts) 6 times [60 sts]

Our plant pot cover diameter measured 12cm (4¾”). If yours is larger, continue increasing after Round 12 until you reach the size you require, before finishing with Rounds 13 to 15.

How to make the sides

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

Round 16 (bobble in next st, 1dc in next st) all around [60 sts]

Round 17 (dc in next st, bobble in next st) all around [60 sts]

Note that the bobble st on one round goes into the dc in the round below, and the dc on a round goes into the top of a bobble on the round below.

Repeat Rounds 16 and 17 a further 7 times, then repeat Round 16 again (32 rounds in total)

Slip stitch to join final round. Fasten off and sew in ends.

Bunny’s ears (make two)

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

These are also made in the round, in a spiral using Ambar yarn.

Round 1 ch2, work 6dc into 1st ch [6 sts)

Round 2 1dc in each st around [6 sts]

Round 3 2dc in each st around [12 sts]

Round 4 1dc in each st around [12 sts]

Round 5 (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st) 6 times [18 sts]

Rounds 6-15 1dc in each st around [18sts]

Round 16 (dc2tog, 1dc in next st) 6 times [12 sts]

Round 17 1dc in each st around, ss to 1st dc of round to join [12 sts]

Break yarn and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sheep’s ears (make two)

These are also made in the round, in a spiral using Nacar yarn.

Round 1 ch2, work 6 dc into 1st ch [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around [12 sts]

Round 3 (bobble in next st, 1dc in next st) all around [2 sts]

Round 4 (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st) 6 times [18 sts]

Round 5 (bobble in next st, 1dc in next st) all around [18 sts]

Round 6 (dc in next st, bobble in next st) all around [18 sts]

Note that the bobble st on one round goes into the dc in the round below, and the dc on a round goes into the top of a bobble on the round below.

Round 7 Repeat Round 5

Round 8 Repeat Round 6

Round 9 Repeat Round 5

Round 10 (dc2tog, dc in next st) 6 times [12 sts]

Round 11 (bobble in next st, 1dc in next st) all around, ss to 1st bobble of round to join [12 sts]

Break yarn and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembling your crochet plant pots 

Using a tapestry needle, sew the ears to the body. Then using black embroidery thread, embroider the bunny’s and sheep’s eyes, using the image as a guide.

The sheep’s nose is also made in the round, in a spiral using Nacar yarn.

Round 1 ch2, work 6dc into 1st ch [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around [12 sts]

Round 3 (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st) 6 times [18 sts]

Round 4 1dc in each st around, ss to 1st dc of round to join [18 sts]

Break yarn and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

With an embroidery needle and brown thread, embroider the nose using the image as a guide. Then sew the nose onto the sheep’s face.

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

For the bunny, embroider a nose in pink using the image as a guide.

DIY crochet plant pots bunny and lamb tutorial

Finally, rub a red coloured pencil repeatedly on a piece of scrap fabric. Then gently rub the fabric on the cheeks of their faces for an extra-cute finishing touch.

We hope you enjoy your new DIY crochet plant pots and fill them with all sorts of spring beauty. Check out our other Easter blog posts below: