These are instructions for knitting and planting something that we call a Plant Pillow. When planted, you can hang it in your garden or elsewhere for an extra bit of colour. The Plant Pillow is a slight variation on the open top Plant Pocket
. In this version, the front and back are the same length with window where you’ll insert a few succulent cuttings.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Yarn — I decided to use acrylic yarn for our plant pillows. Given how damp San Francisco can be, we wanted something that would be less likely to rot. For this pillow, I’ve used Red Heart Blue Tones Super Saver Economy Yarn.
Needles — Size 8 US. I have both bamboo and plastic needles in this size and I’ve found the plastic ones easier to knit with the Red Heart yarn.
Darning or tapestry needle
Soil — we used succulent potting mix.
Plants — three or four succulent cuttings.
Rooting powder (optional) — makes for happy plants.