Crochet plants are now hot and in trend, a must-have for both indoor and outdoor decoration. You can totally customize these croche plants to fit your taste in terms of colors, sizes, and shape!
A crochet plant is a handmade decoration created using crochet techniques to resemble a real plant. It can include flowers, leaves, and even pots, made with different colors and types of yarn to mimic the textures and appearance of various plant species.
These crochet plants included in this round-up are also ideal for people without green fingers or for anyone who wishes to add some pop of color to your decorations!
To someone who doesn’t crochet, crochet plants are a whimsical concept. A plant that never wilts never needs watering, yet brings the same comfort and greenery to any space.
To the crocheters, it’s a labor of love, each stitch carefully hooked to mimic the unique nature of each leaf, each petal. But it’s more than just crochet work. It’s an art form, a hobby one that brings the crocheter so much joy!
Crochet plants are a wonderful way to bring a touch of greenery into your space without the need for watering or sunlight. They are great for those with a busy lifestyle, allergies, or a lack of a green thumb. Plus, creating them can be a fun and relaxing hobby.
The Right Yarn for Your Crochet Plants
Cotton yarn is often recommended for crochet plants because it holds its shape well and has a more natural look. However, you can experiment with other types of yarn depending on the look and texture you want to achieve. Always go down a hook size for a sturdy crochet plant!
How realistic is the pumpkin in 3 different sizes? I might be biased, but I love every part of this project. From designing these pumpkins to watching my kids grab one each! Yes, we decorated our house with these pumpkins with one in our rooms each.
You need any Dk weight yarn in at lease two colors and polyfill to keep your pumpkin plants realistic.
I definitely rate this crochet plant 5 out of 5 stars!
Do you know that snake plants are super resilient and can survive in less-than-ideal conditions? Much so, these crochet snake plants are ideal if you are looking to have decorations that need absolutely no water!
The finished measurement - This crochet snake plant measures about 8 inches tall and 4 inches wide
This detailed free pattern also provides various videos to help with effortlessly changing your colors, how to make your decreases, and a clean fastening off!
Next in the group of crochet plants is this cute little Amigurumi Mushroom! I love everything about this guy! But those little dots are my favorite part. In this crochet mushroom-free pattern, you will need to crochet the stem and mushroom cap, and then add the dots.
Yarn - This crochet mushroom plant was made using Lily Sugar'n Cream Solids and Denim. You can also substitute with Knit Picks Dishie.
Also, you will need some polyfill to keep your mushroom in shape and to make it look realistic.
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars - super easy-to-follow instructions.
The Crochet cactus plant pattern by Yarnplaza comes in different sizes with some striking uniqueness. The cactus pattern includes instructions for the round cactus, the cactus with a red bulb flower, the quadruple cactus.
What a fun and realistic way to have a crochet plant that will never die! I love the dangling curly plant pattern by Anna Sands. Such a breath of fresh air that you can customize this project using any weight of yarn and colors of your choice.
You will also need some polyfills for the root.
This is definitely an easy-to-make pattern with lots of photos and a well-written pattern! A 5 out of 5 from me!
I so much love the creativity in this Scrat Acorn croche pattern by A Hook Amigurumi. Do you know that the lid can be opened? I can imagine the excitement on any kid's face when you hand them this cute crochet acorn with some candies inside!
The detailed pattern is made in 3 stages - the container, cover, and stem.
A beginner-friendly pattern with a fun story to make this project interactive.
Next in the Crochet Acorn family are the Acorn Buddies by Katrine Klarer. These are two close friends that love to keep each other company. A detailed pattern with lots of photos and tips to help everyone make this project.
The Peas in a Pod Food Friends another cute and easy pattern by stringydingding. The fun project is designed to make the pea pod for tan joined by the sides, after which the peas are then made. You will love this project, it is super easy to follow and well-explained.
Now this cute crochet Tulip Bulb is perfect as a scrap-busting project. How adorable to gift this even to a plant-loving person!
You will need any worsted-weight yarn in at least 3 different colors and 3.75 mm and 5 mm crochet hooks. Polyfill and safety eyes (8mm) are also important in the making of this crochet plant pattern. A glass Vase will even make this more presentable!
This maintenance-free crocheted plant is a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day.
The string of pearls plant also called string of beads is a tough succulent plant. The string of pearl plants loves bright light and dry indoor air but this crochet version can be placed in any part of the house as it will not matter if there is enough sunlight or air.
The perfect houseplant for winter in the home. This crochet plant pattern is a very simple one and super easy to customize.
Daisies are one of my favorite plants! So seeing a crochet version that is easy to follow excites me. For this crochet daisy pattern, you can use any DK weight yarn in colors of your choice. You will need about 90 yards.
The finished crochet daisy measures about 6" across
Do you know that Daisies are edible? That was what my 6-year-old boy shared with me during one of our walks to school a few days ago!
This is a must-make if you want a crochet plant to decorate your space with this spring!
I just can not get over the beauty of the Crochet Toadstool and the accompanying Korknisse by Anna Boos House
You can literally make the toadstool in the colors of your choice! I see placing mine in our garden!
Yarn requirements - You need DK weight yarn for this patternHook 4 mm
Other materials - You will need some polyfill to keep the stem of the toadstool upright.
Also, you need some felts - preferably white to make your crochet toadstool plant realistic!
FAQs about crochet plant patterns
Best materials needed for most crochet plant patterns
Besides the basic crochet tools (yarn and a hook), you also need polyfill to keep your plants in shape. Depending on the project, you might also need florist wire and of course a good crochet pattern with my best picks listed above.
Do I need to be an expert crocheter to make crochet plants?
Not at all! While some patterns might involve more complex stitches or techniques, there are plenty of simple crochet plant patterns that are suitable for beginners. As with any new project, be patient with yourself and practice often.
How do I create different plant shapes as seen in the crochet plant patterns?
Different plant shapes can be created by using different stitches and techniques. For example, taller plants might be created using more repeats of the basic pattern until you get to your desired height, while rounded leaves could be made by increasing and decreasing stitches. Following a pattern can guide you through these techniques.
Can crochet plants be washed?
Yes, but how you wash them will depend on the type of yarn you used. Always check the care instructions on your yarn label. Generally, it is safe to gently hand-wash your crochet plants with mild soap and cold water, then let them air dry.
How do I make my crochet plants stand up?
Depending on the design (crochet stitches), some crochet plants may stand up on their own, especially if they’re crocheted tightly or include a pot as part of the design. For others, you might need to use stuffing with polyfill, a wireframe, or other supports to help them maintain their shape.
Can I sell my crochet plants?
Absolutely! Many people enjoy buying handmade crafts, and crochet plants can make unique gifts. Just make sure you have the right to sell any patterns you’re using, as some designers may restrict commercial use of their patterns.
Are crochet plants safe for pets?
Generally, crochet plants are safe as they don’t contain the toxins some real plants do. However, ensure your pets don’t chew on or swallow them, as the yarn and stuffing could pose a choking hazard or cause digestive issues.
I hope to see your beautiful makes from the collection to the best crochet plant patterns included in this article.
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