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ImageLauraCarnosa
Jul 6, 2011 3:14 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Saw the idea in a commercial greenhouse here, and for $16.50, I thought- I can do that!
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"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
AlohaHoya
Jul 6, 2011 5:56 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Really Really nice!!!! You could take orders on here!!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageMyHoyas
Jul 10, 2011 2:13 PM CST
Name: Christina Karlsson
Sweden
I like those for outside non-hoya plants so the water can run through.

For my hoyas inside I buy cheap plastic pots and crochet the outside. Takes some time, but the total cost is around 2 dollar!

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AlohaHoya
Jul 10, 2011 2:45 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
OH...you clever Swedes!!!!! Lovey dubby
Leap. The net will appear.
RandyBoatwright
Jul 10, 2011 3:28 PM CST
Alright, my wife wants to know if you can give her directions for the pot hangers. She wants to crochet some for all my hanging ones in clay pots. If you can she would appreciate it and she said if it's too complicated here on the cubit she will give you our mailing address or we can do a cmail. Thanks, Randy
Imagegoldenca
Jul 10, 2011 7:50 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Langley, B.C.
Yes I really like those crocheted ones! Very nice!
Imagethreegardeners
Jul 10, 2011 9:59 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
ohhhh...post the directions here! Make a new thread and I'll sticky it!!
Imagecpawl
Jul 10, 2011 10:13 PM CST
Name: cindy
Delta, BC,Canada
Nice hangers guys and I would also like to know how to make them. I tip my hat to you.




Cindy
ImageMyHoyas
Jul 11, 2011 5:30 AM CST
Name: Christina Karlsson
Sweden
Okay, here it goes... had to translate it from Swedish, but I hope I got all the crochet words correct:

the first "circle" is 8 chain stitches,
the second is 16 trebles (first one is 3 chain stitches),
the third is 16 double trebles (first one is 6 chain stitches =
4 for the treble and 2 extra) with 2 chain stitches in between,
the forth is 16 double trebles (first one is 7 chain stitches =
4 for the treble and 3 extra) with 3 chain stitches in between,
the fifth is 16 double trebles (first one is 8 chain stitches =
4 for the treble and 4 extra) with 4 chain stitches in between,
the sixth is 16 double trebles (first one is 9 chain stitches =
4 for the treble and 5 extra) with 5 chain stitches in between.

This "pattern" gives you a very shallow "bowl", almost flat and
after that sixth row I stop increasing and just crochet up. My
pattern fits a pot 11 cm in diameter (1 inch is 2.5 cm), just so
you have something to work with. I just hope it makes sence!!

The crochet hook I use is 2.5. If that makes sence...

I also crochet very tight, so take that into consideration.

I'm enclosing a photo of the bottom.

/Christina

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ImageLauraCarnosa
Jul 12, 2011 7:36 AM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Very beautiful, Christina. I love the colours on this one.
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imageplantladylin
Jul 12, 2011 8:09 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Very nice ladies!!

Laura: Great job on the rope hangers ... is it nylon rope? It reminds me of the macrame I did back in the 70's. Nylon holds up for a long time in my climate so those type of hangers made out of nylon would be great for my outside plants. I'd love directions on how you made those!

Christina: Those are really beautiful crocheted hangers! Unfortunately, I don't have the talent of crocheting but those are sure beautiful for inside plants! I'm printing out the directions ... maybe I can talk one of my crafty friends (who do crochet!) into making me a couple. Big Grin

ImageLauraCarnosa
Jul 12, 2011 8:28 AM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
I'll work on directions w/ pictures for all who are interested & post.

It is nylon rope, but I use what I can find. I like nylon for durability. Smaller gage is easier to work with.
Hemp or jute would degrade too quickly, I'd think.

It is macrame based, in a sense. I've been making marcrame (hemp) jewelry for ten years+. I was born out of time, I suppose! Rolling on the floor laughing I still wear bell-bottoms...

I'll tell ya- these are WAY less time consuming that marcrame! I could make 6 of these before I'd be done one bracelet! Big Grin
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imageplantladylin
Jul 12, 2011 9:03 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
[quote="LauraCarnosa"] I was born out of time, I suppose! Rolling on the floor laughing I still wear bell-bottoms...

Laura: The bell-bottoms sure bring back memories! I was in my late teens during the "hippie"/ bell-bottom era, a young and very naive "Flower Child" of the 1960's. I had very long straight hair, wore humongous hoop earrings, and flowers in my hair ... and bell-bottoms! Those were different times, and I thank God that I never got into some of the "other" hippie type stuff that was going on during that era.

Imageplantladylin
Jul 12, 2011 9:05 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Laura: Yes, please post directions for your rope hangers!
ImageLauraCarnosa
Jul 12, 2011 10:35 AM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Will do Lin. Give me some time so I can do a step-by-step photo instruction like what was done for the self-watering pots.

***If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair***
***If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there***

Big Grin

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageJulieK
Jul 12, 2011 2:49 PM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
UK
Big Grin Big Grin
Fantastic handiwork, I don't have the talent either, so can appreciate the skill of those who do!
ImageLauraCarnosa
Jul 12, 2011 3:06 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
JulieK-

I'm sure you can tie knots! And if one can tie knots, they can make my rope hangers!

But I wish I knew how to crochet! Angel
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageJulieK
Jul 13, 2011 12:33 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
UK
Laura - yeah, I can tie knots, but I think I lack the patience and precision Big Grin
ImageLauraCarnosa
Jul 13, 2011 7:57 AM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 1, 2011 9:08 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
I've not forgotten! Just got new hardware tonight, so I may begin my tutorial!

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"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb

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