Crochet flowers and bouquets have become popular projects! Patterns, however, exist for all kinds of plants from flowers (check out my post on free, beginner-friendly flower patterns here) to cacti and succulents. Crochet plants provide a solution for those of us without outside space of our own and no time to tend indoor plants. With just a couple supplies, you can create a no-maintenance, handmade garden, and these crochet plant patterns will help inspire you to start right away!
Of course, there are also patterns for plant accessories: like hanging baskets and pot covers. So, we’ve got any green-thumbed crocheters covered too.
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To make yourself a garden full of crochet plants, you’ll need a couple basic materials! A crochet hook and yarn are musts, but many of the following patterns call for tapestry needles, stuffing, and sometimes wire. Check out my list of recommended materials, for all projects, at this link here.
All of the following patterns are online and can be accessed for free! Some are linked on Ravelry, a website for the fiber arts, where you can make a free account to download the patterns.
Cacti, Succulents, & Leaves
This adorable snake plant pattern is available as a free Ravelry download. The listing recommends crocheting tightly to achieve curling leaves, as shown in the photo above. The link to this pattern can be found here.
This little cactus pattern is also a free Ravelry download! The pattern includes the pot, cactus, flower, and a dirt base. Check out this link here to download the pattern.
This crassula, or succulent, pattern is a great addition to any desk, side table, or bookshelf. It can be sized up or down, and the pattern comes in 2 languages! Download the pattern at this link here.
These crocheted plants are sure to brighten up your house! The pattern for both the Pea Plant and the Echeveria Succulent are linked at Durable Yarn’s website here.
These beautifully lacy crochet ferns make beautiful table decorations. The free pattern can be found at this link here.
This is yet another pattern available as a free Ravelry download. This cute barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) is fast and easy to crochet. The PDF includes step-by-step written instructions and photo-tutorials to help you. It is also in 2 languages: English and Spanish. The barrel cactus pattern is recommended for beginner-intermediate crocheters and can be downloaded here.
This tiny hanging plant is perfect for the car! Attach it to a keyring, and display your crochet plant with pride in your rear view window. The free pattern can be found here.
This little cactus pattern is super unique! It is crochet in a spiral, rather than crocheting in rows and sewing together to get the “ridges” of the cacti. Get the pattern at this link here.
This cactus features little pink flowers and multiple branches, making it taller than the other round cacti on this list. The pattern can be downloaded in 3 languages: Spanish, Italian, and English. Check out the free pattern here!
Opuntia, commonly called prickly pear or pear cactus, is another large crochet plant for you to make! This flowering cactus is a beautiful way to add a touch of green to your home. Download the free pattern here.
This handy one-stop webpage is where you will find a variety of different leaf patterns. These can be made in multiples and combined to create your very out plant. Check out the leaf designs at this link here!
This amigurumi cactus pattern is perfect for those who are familiar with crocheting flat, but want to try out an amigurumi project.
This cactus is made from a rectangle, and uses a simple BLO technique that gives it a cute ribbing detail.
If you’re nervous about attempting this project, the written pattern is chock-full of beginner crochet resources and there’s a video to walk you through any elements that you find confusing.
The video is also geared towards complete beginners, with minimal fast forwarding — a huge win!
I love how adorable this mini cactus is and the video also includes written instructions in captions so that you can get used to crochet abbreviations that are commonly used in patterns.
This little snake plant is absolutely adorable! Amigurumi plants are a must-try for any amigurumi fans out there. This pattern would be a great one to start with! Check out the snake plant pattern at this link here.
This sweet little potted plant is a fun and easy project for both children and adults alike. Pulling on the leaves makes him grow from a little seedling to a tall proud plant. Click on this link here for the free pattern.
Calling all cat lovers! This pattern is for you. Follow the free video tutorial, linked here, to make your very own cactus cat.
Plant Hangers & Pot Covers
This gorgeous plant hanger is perfect for beginners, using a handful of basic crochet stitches. It can also be customized to fit any plant pot or glass vase. The free pattern is available at this link here.
Give a hanging plant a home with this quick and easy crochet holder. It’s a beginner-friendly and boho-style project that’s made entirely of basic granny squares! You can find the free pattern at this link here.
This pattern is written to fit over terracotta pots with a 11cm diameter at the top! Follow Grace’s instructions to crochet your own pot cover. Use this link here for the free pattern.
These crochet plant holders or hangers can be made in under an hour! They make great gifts and are great ways to display your favorite plants. For outdoor use, nylon crochet thread or nylon mason’s line is recommended. Get the free pattern at Naztazia’s website here.
This simple plant cozy is worked in a spiral to fit any pot you may have! Check out the free pattern here.
The download for this free pattern is available on the Yarnispirations website. Both baskets can be made with a single ball of Bernat Maker Home Dec. yarn! Download the pattern for yourself at this link here.