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« on: April 23, 2012 03:45:00 PM »


I wanted to create a setting that reflects the character of these beakless birds, so I set out to make a planter out of jute and put these fern-like plants in them.  I learned about the plant, Brass Buttons or Platt's Black from a public garden I volunteer at. 
It likes to be in moist soil, and is not very forgiving if the soil is allowed to dry out.  I figured they could handle the humidity in a closed terrarium.

Then my 11-year-old said, those look like pineapples...


Maybe you'd like to make some pineapples....

HOOK: I
FIBER:  Lightweight jute twine (typically found in hardware stores)
Potting Soil, Platt's Black plant (sometimes this is called Brass Buttons)

PATTERN:
Abbreviations:
ST or st = stitch
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
DC2tog = 2 DC together
SC2tog = 2 SC together

ROUND1: Magic Circle 8 SC ( 8 )
For each round, join the last and first st with a SL ST and CH1 from this point on
ROUND2: 2DC in each st (16)
ROUND3: (1DC in next 3 st, 2DC in next st) 4 times (20)
ROUND4: (1DC in next 3 st, DC2tog) 4 times (16)
ROUND5: (1SC in next st, SC2tog) 5 times, 1SC in last st (11)
ROUND6: SL ST around (11), fasten off and weave the end in

Pack with enough potting soil to fill one-third of the way, then insert the plant.
 
Use an eye-dropper to water the plant from overhead.  When placed in a terrarium, it only needs to be watered once a month depending on how well sealed it is.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012 12:14:51 AM »

Your pinapple planters are lovely and they do tone well with your beakless birds.
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