Crocheting used to be an art that our grandmothers took up as a lesson in their younger days. They used to knit sweaters, socks, caps, and really any piece of clothing. At some point, crocheted pieces were used as decorative covers on furniture.
Then came the new century, and the art almost became obsolete. It seemed like an uncool thing to do.
But then something amazing happened, people realized that they could crochet anything they wanted to. As weird as it sounds, one could also knit succulents using wool. Yup, you read right, you can now crochet a succulent. And in this particular piece, you shall be learning how to crochet a string of pearls plant.
Just as the name suggests, this plant has unique stems that cascade flawlessly with pearl-shaped beads attached to the stems. This light green-colored succulent looks particularly fantastic planted on its own on a hanging basket or pot.
The crocheted version of it is meant to look as realistic as possible. It is best placed in a lofty position or hanging as well. We hope by the end of this piece, you shall be in the best position to start on your crocheting journey with all the necessary skills up your sleeve.
Considering we are going to be making the whole package- the soil and the pearls plant,
We shall be needing:
- Grass green, brown and orange yarn wool
- 2.5 mm crochet hook
- A pair of scissors
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
- A terracotta pot
Before we even get to the nitty-gritty of crocheting, you need to keep in mind that you do not need to be a pro and basic knowledge of crochet skills and needlework will do.
Below are the necessary skills and terminologies you will have to be familiar with:
- Reading a crocheting plan.
- Making of the magic circle.
- Making a popcorn stitch.
- A chain stitch which is basically the basis of all crochet work. It Is abbreviated as ch.
- A slip stitch is a stitch that is used to join stitches that are worked in rounds. It is abbreviated as Sl st.
- A yarn over is basically wrapping the wool over your crochet hook.
- Single crochet is the fundamental of all stitches, and it creates a tight, dense, and firm fabric. It is abbreviated as Sc.
- Single crochet decrease or invisible decrease, which is basically reducing the number of stitches you are working on as you are finishing off. It is abbreviated as Sc dec.
- The double crochet is a longer stitch than the single one. And is formed by a yarn over which is wrapping the yarn from back to front before placing the hook in the stitch. It abbreviated as dc.
- The half double crochet is when you draw the yarn through three loops on the hook. It is abbreviated as hdc.
- The Triple crochet is longer than the double crochet. It is made by making two yarns over at the start of the stitch and is abbreviated as tr.
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After you have gathered all your needed materials, the next step is to get started on your project. And we shall approach the making process step by step. In terms of pots, we have an article about hanging planters to choose from that look attractive with real succulents and should also work well for yarn succulents.
Crotchet of the soil matter
In the first part, you shall knit your soil matter using brown-colored wool. And you have two options to do just that. You either knit a chunk of brown yarn that entirely fits into the pot or just knit a flat rounded shape that will cover the brim of the container. Well, if you settle on the flat type, make sure you use it as coverage on something substantial that will anchor the strings in place after they have been attached to it.
The soil is made in spiral rounds. To commence, you first start with the magic ring to begin the first chain where you use the single crochet, the half double crochet, and two double crochet stitches respectively. Next, you pull your loop to tighten the magic loop; then you work two double crochets into the first single stitch. Continue with double crochets sequentially until you reach the circumference size you desire. To finish off use the single crochet decrease to finish off the piece with a tapered end.
Crotchet of the succulent stems
This is an essential part of your project, and the most straightforward part too.
To begin your work, you first knit six chains followed by five double stitches in one stitch and then pull out your hook to leave a big loop. You then place the hook through the first double crochet and the loop, tighten it and pull through the first double crochet. This is the popcorn stitch that makes the pearl-shaped feature of the plant. Now again repeat the process until you reach the desired length.
For individual strings use varying lengths and numbers of beads. Remember, the more the lines you have, the more the foliage on your crochet is succulent. This ensures your final product will look as realistic as possible.
Assembly to crochet a string of pearls
Once you have completed all your threads, the next step is to attach them one by one to the soil matter you created earlier.
Using the needle, sew in the individual strings on the spiral soil fabric starting at the center as you move outwards. Once you have all the pieces attached, grab your terracotta pot and place the crochet piece inside your container.
Congratulations, mission accomplished. You now have your string of pearls plant. See, it is easier than you thought, right?
Feel free to place it at any spot within your household you wish so you can enjoy it for years. Or better yet, gift it to a friend, colleague, or family member on their special day. Frankly, this little beauty you just created will add life wherever one decides to place it. Be it the photo shelf, the patio, the office desk, or even hang over your dining table.
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