I may be crafty, but the only thing in the garden I can craft is the certain demise of any foliage that meets my black-thumbed grasp. And yet, I can’t help feel smitten by the promise of Spring and all of its floral glory! Alas. Lucky for me I cam across these sweet, little succulents — more plastic than plant — that will give my office the air of wilderness without any living item getting hurt. They’re cute as is, but you know, because I’m a stitcher, I thought a little crochet adornment would add an extra dose of happy to their tiny, ceramic habitats. Sometimes, it’s the little things, people — and these little bits make my whole mouth smile. Happy Spring stitching! xx, Vickie
P.S. Don’t forget to bookmark this project for future teacher, host, and Mother’s Day gifts!
Scraps (read: stashbuster!) of sport-weight yarn
Size U.S. G/4mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook
Mini succulent pots (these are from the Dollar Spot at Target)
Made for 2 1/2″/6.5 cm pot
Approx. 20 sc x 24 rows = 4″/10cm, slightly stretched
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch).
Ch 4. Join with a sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), 6 sc in center ring. Join with a sl st. –6 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc around. –12 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. –18 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next two sts; rep from * around. –24 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. — 30 sts.
Note: If working with a larger pot, continue in this manner, increasing 6 sts evenly each round until desired diameter, but taking care to finish with a multiple of 12 plus 6.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around.
Rnds 2-3: *Picot, ch 3, sk 3, sc; rep from * around, ending with a ch 3. Join with a sl st in ch-1 of picot.
Rnd 4: *Ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending with a ch 3. Sl st in 1st ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 5: Ch 1 *3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc; rep from * around. Join with a sl st.
Weave in ends.
This cozy with be really, well, cozy. It needs to fit snuggly to stay put, so expect a little wiggle-waggle when getting the pot in place!