Crocheted Succulents

Thursday 13th January 2022

Tags: Blogstars, Fun, Crochet

It’s National Houseplant week!   We’ve noticed that plants are having a bit of a moment with more and more people bringing them in to their homes to bring something natural into their living spaces, whether for aesthetic reasons or for health and well-being benefits.

If you don’t have much space, you could always knit or crochet one to brighten up your home.   Blogstar, Emma Varnam published a very successful book called Crocheted Succulents, a couple of years ago, so we thought we would catch up with her for some insight and advice.

Lots of crocheters really enjoy making these as gifts and as part of their charity work, selling them at summer or Christmas fairs. They are a brilliant quick project for a beginner or a more experienced crocheter.

 “When succulents began to make a resurgence, I found their regular pattern and their colours so appealing. I began growing them at home. I was sharing them on Instagram and my darling editor asked me if I would think about making crocheted versions. My immediate reaction was ‘No…don’t be silly!’, but like so many of my design journeys – the idea began to grow. When I finished my first cactus I literally laughed out loud. They delight me,” Emma explains.

So, what are her tips for creating the perfect succulent: “If you can use a slightly variegated yarn, it replicates the natural look of leaves and cactus skin. Plus have a look for tinsel yarn which make fab spines. If you mix you crocheted plants amongst your real houseplants and cut flowers, you will be surprised by how few people spot the difference. Crochet Succulents and cacti really do amuse people – no one can resist picking them up for a closer look.”  There are lots of options in our ranges for you to choose from.

The exciting news that we can share with you is that Emma has a new plant book in the pipeline out later this year. “I am working on my next crocheted plants book at the moment. I am having such fun making these next projects, frequently I can be heard giggling at the finished plant. I am hoping my crocheters are going to love them.”  We can’t wait!