Crochet How-To: Crochet Succulent

Finished succulent with painted flower pot

Photo: Monica Guajardo

Finished succulent with painted flower pot

I love plants and I love crochet. When I found this free pattern on Pinterest I fell in love with it, so I decided to make them. This is my first time making these succulents, and I feel like they turned our great and they only took me 10 minutes total to do.

  • Materials:
  • Size H crochet hook
  • Green yarn, any weight
  • Yarn needle
  • Mini flower pot
  • Acrylic paints and a design


Photo by Monica Guajardo
Crocheting Row 2


First, chain (ch) 41, the pattern requires a multiple of 10, plus 1. If you want a smaller plant, you only chain 21 or 31 instead of 41 or 51 which gives you a medium sized plant. Then, single crochet (sc) into the second stitch, ch 2, skip a stitch and do that until the end of the row.

Row 2: In the chain space, knot the chain, work two double crochet (dc), ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1 and slip stitch. This gives the pointed petal look. Do this about 1/3 of the way and then reduce to half double crochet (hdc) instead of dc. Then in the last three chain spaces, substitute hdc to sc.

Photo by Monica Guajardo
Finished succulent

Leave a long tail for sewing the plant in a circular shape. You just have to play with the look and the way you want the plant to look.

I rolled mine as I went and pulled the petals and made sure they looked the way I wanted them to. The center has to be tighter than the outside because real succulents grow that way, they blossom out.

I decided to go ahead and paint a mini pot for my little crochet succulent. I had a few spare flower pots in my greenhouse. I painted the pot all black then dabbed some violet and dark blue to make a galaxy and give depth. Then, I speckled white paint on the pot and honestly, got a little carried away on the stars. Now, I’ve finished my little succulent and flower pot.

Enjoy your little crochet succulent and flower pot, just in time for Spring!