Hello Pretty Providence readers! My name is Bethany, and I blog at Whistle and Ivy. Today, I am sharing these adorable and easy crochet succulents. I actually love houseplants, and I love surrounding myself with greenery. However, I have a horribly black thumb and I haven’t been able to keep a single indoor plant alive (and I have tried several plant varieties). So if any of you are like me, or know someone who is, then these crochet succulents are for you! They don’t need water and will stay green and beautiful (almost) forever.
Plus, they would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift! My mom works in an office, and this little zero-maintenance beauty would be a bright and pretty addition to her work space.
What you need:
- Mossy green yarn – medium weight (or any color you prefer)
- Size F Hook
- Hot Glue Gun
- Flower pot or dish
- River Stones
- Acrylic Paint
Begin by working the crochet succulent pattern:
Once you’re done, it will look like this weird curly thing.
Starting at the beginning, wrap it in the natural way it curls. Glue it down with dabs of hot glue as you go. I tried to line the petals so they were offset a little bit.
Repeat for all the succulents you crochet.
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 with a paintbrush.
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.
For the small round succulents, I simply set them on top of the rocks in my little dishes. The large spiky one needs to be a bit more secure.
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.
I had so much fun creating this project. I love how they look, and I am excited to have a bit of bright, cheery green that won’t be brown in a few weeks!
Thanks so much for reading!
Until next time!