It takes a neighbourhood to make a plant holder! We got these beautiful, fish hook plants from Willem and Jools which is a wonderful plant and container shop just down the street from us on Roncesvalles Avenue. The chains and findings that hold the plant holders came from our local Home Hardware store. We custom made these hanging plant baskets with a trusty, large size crochet hook and yarn made from recycled jersey fabric found right here at The Knit Cafe.
The best part was embellishing them with tassels and pompoms!
You can make one too. You will need some of this great yarn from Wool and the Gang called Jersey Be Good. It’s available in our webshop HERE or instore. Gather some pretty yarns for your tassels and pompoms and visit your local hardware store for the findings, then follow the FREE PATTERN that you will find at the bottom of this post.
Here’s How We Made The Fancy Tassels
Make 4 bundles of tassel yarn and fold each in half
Wrap one around another and place as shown in picture 2.
Now you have two connected bundles of tassel yarn.
Take one of the bundles that is wrapped around the other and thread the ends through the loop of the other connected bundle. Do the same with the other connected bundle.
Now all four of the bundles are connected!
Pull them tight to make a pretty knot.
Add a tie to the top with a spare piece of tassel yarn and a darning needle. Thread the yarn from the top down through the knot and then from underneath back up again.
Let all the tassel strings hang down. Use contrasting coloured yarn to wrap around just under the base of the knot, making sure to hide the contrast colour tail as you wrap.
When wrapping is complete tie a knot and use your darning needle again to hide the tail of your wrapping yarn. You can add more colours if you want.
You can find a pompom making tutorial HERE