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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 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 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.
CROCHET SUCCULENTS – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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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)
Small Round Tip Crochet Succulent:
1. hdc into 3rd ch from hook. Hdc 1 more in same ch. Ch 2, hdc 2—all in same ch. Sl st 2. *(Hdc 2, ch 2, Hdc 2) all in next ch. Sl st 2. *work 8 times. *(Sc, Dc 2. Ch 2. Dc 2, sc) all in next ch. Sl st 2.* work 8 times. *(Sc, Dc 2. Ch 2. Dc 2, 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, 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 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.
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!
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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