Mini Succulent Planter – Free Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

Succulents are definitely a popular trend, mostly because they are so easy to take care of. As someone who used to work at a botanic garden, the desert room filled with succulents and cacti was my favorite to visit. These unique plants are quite versatile and the crochet version is even better because it never dies! This pattern is one of my favorite beginner amigurumi creations. Also, the small size of this succulent makes it perfect for a keychain or little decor for your work desk.

Succulent Materials & Abbreviations

You will need:

Three different colored yarn size medium

-Light brown (for planter)

-Dark Brown (for dirt)

-Green (for plant)

I used Loops & Threads brand yarn, medium which I bought at Michael’s craft store. Feel free to differentiate the colors as your creativity sees fit!

Crochet Hook in Size 4.0mm or 3.5mm

Tapestry Needle


6-10 mm safety eyes (your choice in size based on preference)

Stiff black felt & fabric glue (I used Fabri-Tac)

Stitch marker

CH – chain

ST – stitch

SL ST – slip stitch

SC- single crochet

INC- single crochet increase (2SC in each stitch)

HDC – half double crochet

DEC- decrease (or 2tog) (put hook through the front loop of two consecutive stitches [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through both loops. [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through two loops)

MC (Magic Circle)– Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. There are many wonderful YouTube videos on how to make a magic circle if you are a visual learner!

BLO – crochet in the back loops only

Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Each number before the text counts for a round.

Succulent pattern

Planter (using light brown yarn):

R1: 6 SC in MC (6 sts)

R2: INC in each ST around (12 sts)

R3: (SC 1, INC) 6 times (18 sts)

R4-R7: SC 18

R5: SC 1 round in BLO (18 sts)

Fasten off

Dirt (using dark brown yarn):

R1: 4 SC in MC (4 sts)

R2: INC in each st around (8 sts)

R3: (SC 1, INC) 4 times (12 sts)

Fasten off

Plant (using green yarn):

CH 55

Decrease twice

Chain 2

DEC once in chain and main chain

single stitch in big stitch on main chain

Single stitch 2 on main chain

Repeat until you reach the end of the chain

Fasten off.


-Insert safety eyes in planter between rounds 5 & 6

-Cut a half circle out of black felt for mouth, glue onto face using fabric glue

-Stuff top of planter with polyfil and sew dark brown dirt on top

-Spiral plant leaves together as shown above, sew together using green yarn and sew plant to top of dirt

Congratulations you did it! Tag your creation on social media with #WonderCrochet

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