Taking care of plants, like taking care of a pet, is not an easy task. Houseplants, particularly succulents, are popular right now, but some of them require a lot of care. So, all you plant parent wannabes who don’t have a green thumb are probably suffering from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Rather than being afraid of killing your plant, why not crochet plants that will live forever? Decorate your home or kitchen with these everlasting crochet plants, or give them as a gift to friends. The gift of evergreen plants that do not require watering.
Do you require crochet patterns to make them? Look no further; we’ve compiled a list of a wide range of crochet plants for you. The patterns include leafy plants, vegetables, flowers, cacti, and even succulents.
These crochet plants help those of us who are too busy to water, care for, and maintain our actual plants. Make your own crochet plant hanger to finish off the look of your plant garden made entirely of crochet. Check out our list of free crochet plant hanger patterns!
Craft Supplies To Crochet Plants
You can make your own beautiful garden with just a few materials, some basic crocheting knowledge (check out the complete guide to crochet for beginners if you need some help), and some patience.
To begin, you will need a crochet hook and some yarn. However, some of the patterns on this list will require tapestry needles, stuffing, glue, and, in some cases, wire.
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is the best yarn to use for crochet plants?
There is no definitive answer to which yarn is best for crocheting plants. If I had to pick one, I’d go with cotton yarn. Although it is slightly inelastic and may be difficult to crochet, it is an excellent choice for your crochet plants. The reason for this is that it produces a smoother and less frizzy surface than acrylic and wool. However, if the tutorial specifies a specific type of yarn, it is best to stick with it to achieve the best results.
2. What yarn weight should I use?
The bulkiness of the yarn is an important factor in determining the size of your crochet plant. That is, a plant crocheted from sport-weight yarn will be slightly smaller than one knitted from worsted-weight yarn. So, if the tutorial does not specify, yarn weight can be chosen based on how large you want your plants to be.
3. How do I add character to crochet plants?
Adding details to your crochet plants is a great way to give them personality. Adding a cheeky grinning face to your crochet pots, a blushing face to your leaves, or a demure, meek face to your crochet flowers will give your crochet garden personality and a lot of life. You can also consider using cute little bows or ribbons on your projects.
4. How do I care for the crochet plant?
Crocheted plants, like any other decorative item, can accumulate dust over time. Dust the surface of the crocheted plant gently with a soft brush or a lint roller.
While crocheted plants do not require sunlight or water, it is best to keep them away from direct sunlight and high humidity to prevent color fading and yarn damage.
If a small stain or dirt spot appears on your crocheted plant, spot-clean it with mild detergent and water. Dab the affected area gently with a damp cloth and allow it to air dry.
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Plant care is as difficult as math. Knowing when to water them, how much light to give them, and how to avoid over-fertilizing them. If you don’t have a green thumb but still want to have a garden, this list of free crochet plant patterns is for you. I’m sure you’ll be able to find a crochet plant perfect for you among the various plants in various sizes with tutorials suitable for beginners and above.
38 Free Crochet Plants
Taking care of plants is as hard as math. Knowing when to water them, how much light to give and making sure you do not over-fertilize them. If you lack a green thumb but still want to enjoy owning a garden, this list of free crochet plant patterns is your solution. From various plants in different sizes with tutorials suitable for beginners and above, I'm sure you will be able to find a crochet plant perfect for you.
These adorable flower bulb doll amigurumi patterns come with freesia, daffodil, hydrangea and tulips. These are perfect as a gift set or as a cohesive home decor. As these are amigurumi patterns it will help to refer to this guide for beginners to start off.
Another romantic way to show love is through flowers! Roses specifically, as paper roses came in trend last year, why don't you start your own trend by giving your loved one a bouquet of crochet roses? A lovely gesture memorialized for eternity.
You may be familiar with mandrakes from Harry potter, however these plants originated way before the series was even created, Regardless of whether or not you've heard of them they make unique crochet plants to add to your forever garden!
This zero maintenance danglling plant will forever be by your side. Mainly requiring on a magic ring to achieve the shape and design for the plant and the soil, this is another beginner friendly plant to crochet!
This is a tutorial pdf on various crochet plants mainly crochet succulents such as cactus, Burro’s tail succulent, Ghost plant succulent, String of pearls succulent and a Hyperbolic cactus. The pattern also includes the soil base. The perfect pattern to attempt if you are looking for a big project!
Mushrooms are not technically plants but these crochet fungi make adorable little decorations that add some colour to your leafy green garden. They are also easily customizable and not super hard to make either.
This beetroot plant amigurumi is simpler in terms of amigurumi patterns. However, like other amigurumi plant crochet tutorials featured in this list, its best to first refer to the amigurumi guide for beginners.
Meet Oddish, this plant that can be placed in a pot as a normal raddish but when you pull him out he sports a big cheeky grin! Pair it with other cute plants and you will have your own crochet plant garden kawaii style.
This Youtube video tutorial on a crochet spider plant by Gonkui Crochet comes in two parts. This link leads to the first part and the second part can be found here. This plant uses a 4 ply yarn that's 100% acrylic and requires knowledge of only 5 stitches!
You only need to know the double crochet, slip stitch and chain to crochet this crochet wheat plant. Part one of the video features all the essential crocheting whereas part two teaches you how to assemble your little wheat plant.
This crochet monstera ginny plant is slightly more challenging as it requires a vaster knowledge of stitches. Part 1 teaches you how to make the leaves which produces 10 leaves, and part 2 is a video on assembling.
Not up for the Monstera ginny challenge? Then opt for this small monstera plant that is simpler but still equally gorgeous. If dainty and easy is what you're looking for then this plant tutorial is perfect!
Make multiple of these ball cacti and create a cohesive home decor or simply customize each cactus as a gift to a friend. Follow along with the Youtube tutorial and you will be done in not more than an hour!
This Echeveria plant video tutorial is a gorgeous succulent shaped cactus. Although the whole tutorial is under 30 minutes, but a lot of types of stitches are involved hence it may not be as beginner friendly.
With the premier of Barbie, we're embracing all things pink so why not crochet a Pink Princess Philodendron? It has a unique twist on your normal green leaved crochet plant, but still stays true to what a plant essentially looks like.
Make this little cactus crochet plant in a cup if you can't find a small enough pot to keep your forever plants in. It's so cute and tiny you will absolutely fall in love with it, also because it works up so quickly!
This adorable miniature barrel cactus plant is available for free download on Ravelry. This is a beginner to intermediate project as you have to be familiar with all the basic stitches. You can use any yarn weight of your choice, it is just advisable to crochet tightly so the stuffing will not show.
Adding on to the cuteness in this list is this crochet saguaro cactus. You'll need to know the difference between front loop and back loop only as well as how to invisible decrease to attempt this pattern.
For something a little more unconventional and romantic, here are these mini cherry blossom patterns. Using only simple stitches like single and double crochet, this is also a beginner friendly project.
Featuring ECHINOPSIS (Round Cactus), FENESTRARIA (Straight Cactus), RUFFLED ECHEVERIA, SCHLUMBERGERER (Christmas Cactus) and the LITHOPS (Stone plant), this is a relatively larger project at 28cm in diameter that requires patience and an intermediate skill. Even the small flowers, soil and pot are made of yarn!
Another project for those of you who are into miniature, cute plants. The stand out feature of this plant is that its interactive as it 'grows' overtime. Pulling on the little leaves makes him grow into a plant!
Mason jars have been an ongoing aesthetic trend over the last few years. From using them as decor, to oranizing and to even using them as mugs, these succulents would look so aesthetically pleasing in these jars. This tutorial teaches you how to make 3 different easy succulents perfect for beginner level crocheters.
This mini project includes tutorials for the simple plant as well as the crochet plant hanger. Although it looks complex, its actually very simple and hence beginner level friendly. Add this plant to your collection of hanging plants in your crochet garden.
This elegant snake plant pattern is available for free download on Ravelry. This pattern is simple. The only advice would be to crochet tightly so the project will twirl on itself as shown on the pictures.