I grew up gardening. My parents always had a small garden in our backyard and a big garden a few miles from our house on the family farm land. I have had ample opportunities to learn how to grow and nurture plants, but for some reason, it’s a skill that I can’t master. I have been loving the succulent trend, they are gorgeous and “low-maintenance.” Unfortunately, I have managed to kill all of mine. So I decided to create these crochet succulents. I am determined not to kill these!
Do you have a friend like me? We mean well, we really do. But for some reason, we can’t make plants thrive! For those like me, these crochet succulents are indoor greenery with a perfect touch of handmade.
What you need:
- Mossy green yarn (or any color you prefer)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Flower pot or dish ( you can get these at the $1 store)
- River Stones ($1 store)
- Acrylic Paint
- Size G hook (4.25 mm)
Begin by working the crochet succulent pattern here: Crochet Succulents
Once you have made it, it won’t look like a succulent just yet, but like this weird curly thing.
The piece will naturally curl a certain way, so twist and curl it in a spiral shape.
It works best to add small dabs of glue as you go along.
Repeat for all the succulents you make.
I added bit of color to one of mine as well. Succulents come in such beautiful colors! To do this, I simply watered down some acrylic paint and gently dabbed it on the ends of each of the outside petals.
The spiky succulent really wants to curl up its ends. To combat this, I misted it with some hairspray and flattened the ends with my fingers. Dab or wipe it to eliminate the mist from drying in little beads on your project.
I think the really cheap, sticky hairspray works best.
The small round succulents did really well on top of the rocks in the dish. I didn’t secure them.
The large spiky one needs a bit more help.
To secure mine, I first stuffed a wad of newspaper in my flower pot.
Using a bit of hot glue, run a thin line of glue around the underside of the succulent. Don’t glue too near to the outside of your succulent, or it will be hard to add rocks later and it won’t sit nicely. Press it to your newspaper.
Next, add a layer of rocks on top of the newspaper. Tuck them under the petals of your succulent, concealing the newspaper.
I love how these adorable succulents turned out! Here is the best part: they have been sitting on my shelf for a few weeks now and still look green and happy. Yay!
Have you crocheted decor before? I am thinking I need to do more projects like these, I had so much fun!
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Originally posted at Pretty Providence