If you can't keep a house plant alive to save your life, make one instead! These free crochet plant patterns are fun, unique, and low-maintence, whether they're hanging from the ceiling or planted in a pot.
How to Crochet a Plant
You can crochet plants if you know basic crochet techniques, like a magic ring, double crochet, and single crochet stitches. Plus, unlike real plants, plants made from yarn don’t require much space, time, or water.
Whether you are just learning how to crochet amigurumi or a veteran crafter, there are a few things to know before you start.
Most importantly, the supplies you need to make plants differ slightly from other crochet patterns.
Why you'll love crocheting plants!
Supplies For Crocheting Plants
While the materials for making plants are very similar to what you need to make amigurumi stuffed animals, there are a few specific things your pattern may call beyond yarn and a crochet hook.
- Beads - can be used to decorate plants like cacti or even as eyes for cute amigurumi plant characters
- Beans - can be used as a weight to help your plants stand up in store-bought pots
- Wire - projects like cut flowers and stylish trees use wire for shaping
- Plant pots - while you can crochet a container, using real terra cotta pots is a time-saving shortcut
- Pebbles or rocks - if you want to make a wonderful amigurumi plant project, adding rocks near the base can make it look more like other indoor plants
- Craft glue - can be used to join pieces quickly or attach accessories, like beads, without seaming
- Stitch markers - since you join multiple pieces when making plants, these are vital for picking good placement
Pro tip: if you'd like to put your amigurumi plant in a store-bought flower pot, crochet the plant before sourcing the pot. That way, you can measure the plant and know precisely what container size to get.
Best Yarn For Making Plants
There is no one-size fiber that is best for making crocheted plants. Medium, worsted-weight yarn is probably the most common weight.
However, the main considerations when buying yarn for these plant projects is material and color variety.
For crocheting plants, you’ll want a kind of yarn that will give your project good structure and some stitch definition. This is because the leaves are generally thin and need to hold their shape.
I especially like using cotton yarn, like Lion Brand's 24/7 Cotton. This is a fantastic yarn line with vibrant, saturated colors. When paired with tight single crochet stitches, 24/7 Cotton also retains its shape. I used it in this crochet bucket hat pattern for the same reasons.
And don’t be to raid your scrap yarn stash as most of the time, the yarn quantities you need for plant patterns are quite small.
Picking the color of yarn for your cactus, succulent, or fern is a bit easier. I recommend following your own preferences so you end up with artificial plants that are the perfect addition to your home decor.
Using a variety of shades of green yarn in your crochet plants will only increase their realistic look.
More Free Amigurumi Patterns
Whether you need more easy amigurumi patterns for beginners or want to find creative toys to crochet, we have plenty more inspiration for you.
Free Plant Crochet Patterns
No worries about your brown thumb; this list of crochet plants is wilt-proof! Whether you want to make a forever plant friend for your dark office, add a bit of kitsch to your mantle, or make an evergreen gift for a friend, you'll find a plant pattern to crochet here.
If you travel often, share your home with mischevious pets, or prefer low-maintenance greenery, these crochet plants in pots have you covered.
Crochet Snake Plant Amigurumi
Unique Dangling Curly Plant
Venus Flytrap Pattern
Try crocheting one of these hanging plant patterns, whether you want something small to hang on your doorknob or large dangly plants that are impossible to kill.
String of Pearls Hanging Plant
Mini Plant Hanger Crochet Pattern
Forget forever roses, these flowers have personality and natural appeal. Plus, you don't have to keep them in a clean vase! A pot of crocheted flowers is a great gift for Mother’s Day or any wannabe plant parent.
White Tulip Bumble Blossom
Colorful Flower Pot
Basket of Amigurumi Flowers
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Amigurumi Succulents And Cactus
If you are like me, you might get an illogical urge to squish the leaves of succulent plants. Well, now you can! These crochet house plants might look a bit spikey, but they are full of stuffing and perfect for squishing.
A small crochet succulent or cactus in a terracotta pot would make a delightful hostess gift or wedding favor.
Fishbone Easy Cactus Pattern
Golden Glow Crochet Succulent Pattern
Crochet Cactus in Pot
Saguaro Cactus Amigurumi
Fantastical Amigurumi Plants
If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary, these patterns will be right up your Diagon Alley.
Oversized Pinecone Pattern
Pea Pod Stuffie
Fake Aloe Plant
Free Crochet Beetroot Pattern
Forest Mushroom Amigurumi Pattern
Amigurumi Mandrake Potted Plant
Leaves And Things
Monstera, ferns, and begonias, oh my! If large leaves are your thing, you'll love how these decorative plants look on your shelf.
How to crochet fern leaf
Four Leaf Clover Amigurumi
Real trees, like bonsai and palms, can take a lot of upkeep. While you should trim off the loose yarn ends, these crafty trees won’t need any more pruning.
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Amigurumi Plant Patterns FAQ
The best yarn for crochet plants depends on the pattern you are using. In general, DK weight or worsted weight cotton or cotton blend yarn will create a nice stiff leaf structure and stitch definition. It also tends to come in vibrant colors, which is helpful when creating realistic amigurumi plants.
Plant patterns are generally small and come together quickly using mostly single crochet stitches. If you are an experienced crafter, you can finish a decorative plant in a few hours. If you just learning how to crochet, it might take a few days.
If you are looking for an easy plant to crochet, look for forgiving patterns that don't have a lot of detail. Snake plants and amigurumi succulents are generally a good place to start since they only use simple stitches.
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Crochet Home Decor Patterns to Make Next
Now that you've crocheted a plant or two, you might be ready for a blanket pattern or new throw pillow. Here are a few of our most-loved home dec projects to try next.
- Crochet Basket Made with Dollar Store Twine
- One Day Fast Blanket Pattern
- C2C Crochet Monstera Leaf Blanket
Learn a New Skill
When you're ready to master a new skill, check out our detailed guides that include everything you need to know to level up your crochet game.
- How to Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet for Beginners - with video tutorials to get you started
- How to Crochet a Beginner Hat - make an entire beanie in 1.5 hours!
- How to Crochet Amigurumi for Beginners - the ultimate guide to making your own toys and plushies
- How to Tunisian Crochet - learn with this video and a standard hook
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