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27 Free Crochet Plant, Cactus, and Succulent Patterns

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If you love greenery but struggle to keep plants alive, these crocheted plant patterns are the perfect way to decorate your space! From succulents to cactus plants to ivy, this list has 27 free and easy crochet plant patterns you’ll absolutely love.

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Free Crochet Plants and Succulents Patterns

Welcome to the world of crochet plants! If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a soft spot for luscious, vibrant greenery… but let’s be honest, not all of us were blessed with a green thumb. 

Luckily, handmade crochet plants and succulents are a super low-maintenance way to bring the charm of plants and greenery to your home or office! 

You’re going to adore the free plant patterns on this list. We’ve got everything from adorable succulents to whimsical cacti, and even some sweet ivy to string along your favorite spaces. Whether you’re dressing up your workspace, decorating your living room, or looking for a unique handmade gift, these easy crochet plant patterns got you covered.

Are crochet plants a good beginner project?

Crochet plants can be a good beginner project depending on the pattern you choose. For most of these amigurumi plant patterns, you’ll need to know basic stitches, how to work in the round, how to stuff your plant, and how to seam pieces together.

Some easy crochet plant patterns from this list include the Crochet Oak Leaves (#8), Cactus Amore (#21), and the Crochet Cactus (#25).

27 Free Crochet Plant, Cactus and Succulent Patterns

Check out these free crochet patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

Supplies You’ll Need for Crochet Plants and Succulents

Before you start working on your crocheted plant, be sure to check your pattern’s supplies list. Here are some of the most common supplies you may need:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook(s)
  • Other notions (tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers, stuffing, plant pot, embroidery thread, wire, wooden dowel, small stones, etc.)

What yarn is best for making crochet plants?

Cotton yarn is an excellent choice for making amigurumi plants. It’s durable and makes it easy to see stitch definition and count your stitches. DK or worsted-weight cotton are both popular options. Acrylic yarn is another good choice.

Some of our favorite yarns for making crochet plants include Lily Sugar’ n Cream, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, and Bernat Super Value.

Because many of these projects use less than one skein of yarn, they can also be excellent stash busters!

Crochet Techniques for Plants and Succulents

Wondering what you’ll need to know for your project? Here are some of the most commonly used techniques and stitches you’ll find in the patterns below:

Tips for Crocheting Plants and Succulents

Before you get hooking, here are a few tips and tricks for making croche plants.

Choose the right yarn color for your plant.

If you want to make your plant as lifelike as possible, do a quick search to find out what that variety of plant looks like in real life. Then, choose a yarn color and texture that mimics the live plant as much as possible. For some patterns, a variegated green yarn may give you a more realistic look than a solid color.

Use stitch markers.

Most of these patterns are crocheted in the round. Using stitch markers is an easy way to keep track of where you are in your project, without having to spend lots of time and brain space counting stitches and rows.

Stuff your amigurumi as you go.

Stuffing your amigurumi plant just right will also help it to look more realistic. Too much stuffing will lead to an ultra-stiff plant, while too little will have your plant drooping. Adding stuffing as you crochet is a good way to ensure that you don’t overstuff or understuff.

Use a slightly smaller crochet hook than usual.

Another way to help your stuffing look perfect is to crochet your plant with a slightly smaller hook size than you would typically use. This helps to create a tighter fabric that doesn’t allow any stuffing to fall out.

Make your crocheted plant your own!

Lastly, have fun with your project! You can add plenty of personality to your plant by choosing your favorite colors and embellishments. For cactus plants, adding a colorful flower is a fun way to put your own artistic touch on your project. Adding beads or embroidery stitches and faces are also great ways to add life and expression to your plant.

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Saturday 16th of September 2023

Gosh, who would have ever thought...Plant Crochet. Your work is amazing.


Sunday 6th of August 2023

Wow, what a great idea. I will try some of these for my granddaughters who love to garden with their daddy. Thanks for sharing.