Black thumb? No worries. Add some zero maintenance greenery/colour to your home with this quick and easy crochet succulent pattern.
I’ve been on a plant kick lately and I’m so excited to add this one to my collection of plants that I can’t kill.
These little succulents look darling sitting on a desk or shelf. Add a hanging loop and it would make a cute car plant hanger too.
This crochet succulent is no-sew and uses mostly basic stitches with the exception of the single crochet spike stitch.
The combination of alternating spike stitches and single crochet stitches gives the pot it’s fun texture.
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- DK weight yarn in pot colour, dark brown and succulent colour (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Vintage Pink, Coffee Bean and Pine Green/Dusty Lilac)
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- Polyester fiberfill
- Optional: card (tissue box, cereal box, etc)
- Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- inc – increase
- invdec – invisible decrease
- BLO – back loop only
- SPsc – single crochet spike stitch
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/s – stitch/es
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
Single crochet spike stitch (SPsc): Insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop to the height of the stitches of the working round, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook.
- The finished item measures approximately 2″ (5cm) tall. Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.
- Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.
LET’S GET STARTED!
Pot (pot colour)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: BLO 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7: [11 sc, inc] x3 (39)
In the next round, we start alternating sc and SPsc. All spike stitches are worked into the round below.
R8: [Sc, Spsc] x19, sc (39)
R9: [SPsc, sc] x19, SPsc (39)
R10: [Sc, Spsc] x19, sc (39)
R11: [SPsc, sc] x19, SPsc (39)
R12: [Sc, Spsc] x19, sc (39)
R13: [SPsc, sc] x19, SPsc (39)
R14: [Sc, Spsc] x19, sc (39)
R15: [SPsc, sc] x19, SPsc (39)
R16: [Sc, Spsc] x19, sc (39)
R17: [SPsc, sc] x19, SPsc (39)
R18: [Sl st] x39 (39)
Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.
Optional: measure the base of the pot and cut a circle out of card. Place in bottom of pot.
Soil (dark brown)
Rounds 2-5 are worked in the back loop only.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: BLO [inc] x6 (12)
R3: BLO [sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: BLO sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: BLO [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7-13: [Sc] x36 (36) 7 rounds
R14: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)
R15: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)
Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.
R16: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)
R17: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R18: [Invdec] x6 (6)
Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the soil.
Succulent (succulent colour)
Join yarn in the first leftover front loop from R2 of the soil. You will continue to work in a spiral using the leftover front loops following the instructions below for each round.
R1: [Ch 1, (hdc, dc) in same space, (dc, hdc) in next front loop, ch 1, sl st in next front loop] x2, ch1, (hdc, dc) in same space, (dc, hdc) in next front loop, ch 1 (3 leaves)
Weave in starting tail.
R2: [Sl st in next front loop, ch 1, (hdc,dc) in same space, (dc, hdc) in next front loop, ch 1, sl st in same space] x6 (6 leaves)
R3: [Sl st in next front loop, ch 2, (dc, tr) in same space, (tr, dc) in next front loop, ch 2, sl st in same space] x9 (9 leaves)
R4: [Sl st in next 2 front loops, ch 2, (dc, tr) in same space, (tr, dc) in next front loop, ch 2, sl st in same space] x7, sl st in next 2 front loops, ch 2, (dc, tr) in same space, (tr, dc) in next front loop, ch 2, sl st in same space (8 leaves)
Fasten off and weave in end.
Place your succulent inside the pot.
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