Crochet Succulents

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Warmer temperatures and longer days have me yearning for Spring! I’ve started getting into gardening again. While I was propagating succulents I thought, “Why not crochet one?”. This thought prompted a crochet succulent journey. I’ve experimented with a few  patterns & techniques to come up with something that I think looks really true to nature.

Rosette Succulents - FREE crochet pattern & tutorial. Use items that you already have at home to make your crochet succulents look even more realistic! picotpals.com #succulents #free crochet pattern

Scroll down to read the free pattern & see how I colored my crochet succulents! You can also purchase the printable version of this pattern HERE.


Rosette Succulent

a free crochet pattern from picotpals.com

Finished Size

3″ in diameter (7.62 cm)

Materials

Abbreviations (US terms)

  • BLO – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • ch sp – chain space
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • inc – single crochet increase
  • mc – magic circle
  • p – picot (see special stitches)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch

Special Stitches

picot – ch 2, skip first ch from hook, sl st

Pattern Notes

  • Rows 1-4 are Worked in joined rounds
  • Rows 2-4 are worked in the BLO.
  • Rows 1-4 make a base for the other rows to be worked on top of.
Rosette Succulents - FREE crochet pattern & tutorial. Use items that you already have at home to make your crochet succulents look even more realistic! picotpals.com #succulents #free crochet pattern
This illustration shows how rows are worked on top of one another.

Pattern Instructions

Row 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Row 2: inc in each st (12)

Row 3: *inc, sc* 6 times (18)

Row 4: *inc, 2 sc* 6 times (24)

Finish Off. Weave in ends on the wrong side of your work.

Reattach yarn in the 1st st of row 1.

Row 5: *ch 2, skip next st, sc* 3 times. (the last sc will be worked in the first st of the row)

Work on top of row 5.

Row 6: *Sl st into ch sp, ch 1, sc, ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 1, sc, sl st* 3 times

Finish Off. Weave in ends on the wrong side of your work.

Reattach yarn to 2nd st of row 2.

Row 7: *ch 4, skip 3 st, sc* 3 times. (the last sc will be worked in the first st of the row)

Work on top of row 7.

Row 8: *sl st into ch sp, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, sl st* 3 times

Finish Off. Weave in ends on the wrong side of your work.

Reattach yarn to 1st st of row 3.

Row 9: *ch 3, skip 2 st, sc* 6 times (the last sc will be worked in the first st of the row)

Work on top of row 9.

Row 10: *sl st into ch sp, sc, ch 1, 2 dc, p, 2 dc, ch 1, sc, sl st* 6 times

Finish Off. Weave in ends on the wrong side of your work.

Reattach yarn to 1st st of row 4.

Row 11: *ch 4, skip 3 st* 6 times (the last sc will be worked in the first st of the row)

Work on top of row 11.

Row 12: *sl st into ch sp, sc, ch 1, 2 dc, p, 2 dc, ch 1, sc, sl st* 6 times

Finish Off.

Weave the tail through the loops underneath each petal and pull tightly.

Weave in ends on the wrong side of your work.

If you’re having trouble figuring out this pattern, try watching this tutorial by Crochet Owl:


It’s time to color in your succulent! You can use a bunch of different items from around your home. Here are a few items that can be used to color crochet:

  • chalk pastels
  • eye shadow (I can confirm that this works well!)
  • hair chalk
  • alcohol inks (these dry down quickly)
  • watered down acrylic paints
  • fabric markers
  • brush pens

I used brush pens, cotton swabs, and a little bit of water to paint my succulents. You can get the same pens that I used here.

Rosette Succulents - FREE crochet pattern & tutorial. Use items that you already have at home to make your crochet succulents look even more realistic! picotpals.com #succulents #free crochet pattern

Once I applied the ink, I used a damp cotton swab to distribute the color a little more evenly for a natural looking effect. This seemed to work well on both acrylic and cotton yarns.

Rosette Succulents - FREE crochet pattern & tutorial. Use items that you already have at home to make your crochet succulents look even more realistic! picotpals.com #succulents #free crochet pattern

I had a lot of fun experimenting with different pigments! The one to the far left was colored with a reddish toned eye shadow. The one in the center is bare. The one to the far right was painted with green and pink brush pens.

I’ll definitely be making more of these! I love DIYs that satiate my succulent obsession.

Rosette Succulents - FREE crochet pattern & tutorial. Use items that you already have at home to make your crochet succulents look even more realistic! picotpals.com #succulents #free crochet pattern

As always, Let me know if you have any questions about this pattern in the comments below.

Happy Crocheting!

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21 Replies to “Crochet Succulents”

  1. Fabulous post, so glad that I came across it! I haven’t tried to crochet in a very long time, but I really appreciate that you added the video link, just in case the pattern was too much to take in. I plan to try this out. These are absolutely beautiful and I think that you did a great job at getting the finished product to mimic nature. I have recently fallen in love with succulents, so I am always happy to meet a fellow fan!

    1. Thank you! This is intermediate level crochet but Crochet Owl does an awesome job showing how the pattern works in her tutorial. I’m currently working on growing my own succulents from leaf cuttings. It’s a fun hobby to have in addition to crochet! Thanks for all of your kind words (:

      1. You are welcome! : ) I would love to hear more about growing your own succulents from leaf cuttings. Will you be doing a future post about it?

      2. That’s a great idea! It’s a really simple process but it takes some patience. I’ll definitely be documenting my next cuttings for a future post this summer.

  2. Omg, I know what I’m making for my sister’s birthday this yeaaaar!! She LOVES succulents and she’s crazy about any fibre crafts, and she’s gonna flip!

    1. Yay!! I’m obsessed with succulents & fiber crafts too. Let me know how yours turn out! I also saw super cute needle felted succulent kits floating around the web if you need extra gift ideas.

  3. I am a little confused about the pattern. It says Rows 1-4 are joined loops, Then it says Rows 2-4 are BLO. So does this mean that Rows 2-4 are BLO and joined? Thanks

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