Crocheted House Plant

Introduction: Crocheted House Plant

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If you're someone who can't keep a houseplant alive no matter what (no shame there, I am also one of those people), then this is the perfect project for you! This crocheted houseplant will never die on you, and you can customize it to be whatever colors you like! In order to complete this project, you need to have a basic knowledge of crochet knowledge, like how to do a single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch, fasten off, etc. If you don't know all these things I've listed, I'll link an incredibly useful PDF that explains how to do them, along with more information about crocheting.

Abbreviations:

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet

sl = slip

ch = chain

https://blaine.msuextension.org/4-h/4h_documents/C...

Supplies

  • Light green yarn (size 4)
  • Dark green yarn (size 4)
  • Brown yarn (size 4)
  • Crochet hooks (4.0mm and 5.0mm)
  • Stuffing (if you don't have any, feel free to use cotton balls, scrap yarn, or whatever you have on hand)
  • Plant pot
  • Wire (I used 26 gauge wire, but use whatever you have on hand)
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors

Step 1: Making the Leaves

For the large leaves (make 4, or more if you like!)

Round 1: ch. 21 with the light green yarn, and turn

Round 2: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and sc in the next 2 stitches as well. hdc in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 8 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches. Place 3 sc in the last stitch of the row, and turn your work so you are working on the other loops from the chain you made (see picture 3 in this step).

Round 3: sc in the first 2 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 8 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the last 3 stitches, and fasten off.

Round 4: with the dark yarn, attach the yarn to the first sc (see picture 4 in this step). ch1, and single crochet into the next 20 stitches. You should reach the place where you chained 3 sc into one stitch from the previous row. In the 2nd sc in the bundle of 3, do the following: ch 2, sl in the first chain you made, and 2 sc in that stitch (this should form a point). sc the rest of the way down, and fasten off.

For the small leaves (make 2, or more if you like!)

Round 1: ch. 16 with the light green yarn, and turn

Round 2: sc in the 2nd chain from hook, and sc in the next 2 stitches as well. hdc in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches. Place 3 sc in the last stitch of the row, and turn your work so you are working on the other loops from the chain you made.

Round 3: sc in the first 2 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the last 3 stitches, and fasten off.

Round 4: with the dark yarn, attach the yarn to the first sc. ch1, and single crochet into the next 15 stitches. You should reach the place where you chained 3 sc into one stitch from the previous row. In the 2nd sc in the bundle of 3, do the following: ch 2, sl in the first chain you made, and 2 sc in that stitch (this should form a point). sc the rest of the way down, and fasten off.

Step 2: Making the Soil

TOP:

Round 1: make a magic circle, and sc 8 into the circle, and tighten

Round 2: ch1, 2sc in each stitch, sl stitch to first sc (should have 16 stitches total)

Round 3: ch1, sc in the first stitch, then repeat (2sc, 1sc) till right before the last stitch. 2sc in the last stitch, and sl stitch to the first sc (should have 24 stitches total)

Round 4: ch1, sc in the first 2 stitches, then repeat (2sc, sc in next 2) till right before the last stitch. 2sc in the last stitch, and sl stitch to the first sc (should have 32 stitches total)

Round 5: ch1, sc in the first 3 stitches, then repeat (2sc, sc in next 3) till right before the last stitch. 2sc in the last stitch, and sl stitch to the first sc (should have 40 stitches total)

Round 6: ch1, sc in the first 4 stitches, then repeat (2sc, sc in the next 4) till right before the last stitch. 2sc in the last stitch, and sl stitch to the first sc (should have 48 stitches total)

Round 7: ch1. Working in the back loops only, sc in each stitch around, and sl stitch at the end to first sc

Rounds 8-9: ch1, sc in each stitch around and sl stitch at the end to join. Fasten off

BOTTOM:

Repeat rounds 1-6, and then fasten off (leave a long tail of yarn to sew the pieces together!)

SEWING THEM TOGETHER:

Line up the pieces, and using the tail from the bottom piece and your sewing needle, start sewing the pieces together until you only have ~15 stitches left. Stuff the soil to your desired size, and finish sewing the pieces together. Hide the ends by tucking them inside the soil.

Step 3: Putting It All Together

Using the wire, cut a piece about 1.5 times the size of the length of the leaf. Thread the wire through the middle of the leaf, and fold it over at the top to secure it. Stick the wire into the soil and arrange the leaves how you like.

Congrats! You now have a plant that will never die on you! I hope you enjoyed this pattern, feel free to check out any of my work on my Instagram, @crochetbytheo :)

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