Do you have a black thumb? Then these darling crochet succulents are perfect for you! Make them in two styles and fill your home with cute, handmade greenery. The free crochet pattern for these crochet succulents includes a small round succulent and a larger spikey succulent. You can also get the PDF which includes 3 more patterns: a barrel cactus, a prickly pair and a columnar cactus! These darling crochet succulents make perfect gifts as well! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
I grew up gardening. My parents always had a small garden in our backyard, my mother tended and cultivated large flower gardens in the front and a big vegetable garden a few miles from our house on the family farm. 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 love succulents, 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 (or maybe you understand yourself) ? 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.
CROCHET SUCCULENTS – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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ROUND TIP CROCHET SUCCULENT
Ch 55 (multiples of 3 +1)
1. Working the 3rd ch from hook: Work 2 hdc, ch 2, hdc twice. Sl st in next 2 chs. *Hdc twice, ch 2, Hdc twice– all in next ch. Sl st in next 2 chs. *work 8 times. *Sc, dc twice, ch 2, dc twice, sc –all in next ch. Sl st in next 2 chs.* work 8 times. Sc, dc twice, ch 2, dc twice, sc– all in next ch. Sl st in last st.
SHARP TIP CROCHET SUCCULENT
1. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next st. Hdc in next st. Sk 2 chs and sl st into next ch. Sl st. *ch 4. Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in last st. Sl st into next ch on foundation.* work 17 times. * ch 5. Sl st into 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next st, dc in last 2 ch. Sl st into next ch on the foundation. Sl st. * work 23 times.
Using dabs of hot glue, glue your piece in a spiral, in the natural way it twists; try to offset the spike tips with each round.
If desired, dab the tips of your succulents with water-diluted acrylic paint.
Set in a pebble-filled dish or flower pot.
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 water and gently uncurled each spike.
The small succulents do really well on top of the rocks in the dish. I didn’t secure them.
I also like the look of using aquarium substrate with these cactuses and succulents. The bright pink looks so happy!
These adorable crochet succulents turned out so cute! Here is the best part: they have been sitting on my shelf for a few weeks now and still look green, happy and healthy!
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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