A crochet amigurumi cactus in a pot.

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Free amigurumi crochet patterns for plants have arrived, beautiful people! While winter is not over, why not help things along with some permanent amigurumi plants? They bring a touch of the vernal equinox into your home but don’t require much in the way of light. It may be significant for those of us without a lot of natural light in our homes, or with darker areas that could use a little green.
Apart from that, the plant crochet patterns are a lot of fun and will make great gifts, for example for a housewarming. Below you will find our selection of free amigurumi plant patterns for succulents, snake plants, and sunflowers. Choose one of the best crochet hooks for beginners and crochet away! Links to free patterns are under the photos.

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Succulents, Aloe Vera

Did you know that aloe vera has magical powers? It will calm your senses and surely make your window sill look beautiful. With this crochet plant pattern
by Yarnspirations, you can make many in different sizes and shades of green. There are many types of succulents, but this one will make the best home decor.

three pots with various crochet succulents

The original pattern and the photos are on Yarnspirations:

Succulents, Aloe Vera

String of Pearls

Have you ever seen this awesome plant? Mother’s nature wonderful creation, without a doubt, so if you love plants, be sure to try it. Hanging plants are very popular nowadays, and crochet succulents are the solution. Take a look below at the beginner-friendly, free crochet amigurumi plant pattern by brilliant Ollie + holly!

Crochet Succulent

The original pattern is on Ollie + holly:

String of Pearls

The photos are on Instagram here and here.

Barrel Cactus

Have you already found your favorite free crochet cactus pattern? There are many awesome options out there, but this one with a flower on top is our favorite. If you don’t feel like looking any longer, no worries. This free amigurumi pattern by genius Nuria Álvarez certainly ticks all the boxes.

amigurumi cactus

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry:

Barrel Cactus

Desktop Succulent Fence Post Cactus

Succulents are amazing plants that can deal with very harsh, very dry environments and bring a touch of life to otherwise bare landscapes. That’s a quality well represented in this amigurumi succulent plant that will be a great touch on your desktop or in a nook somewhere in the home. Amigurumi cactus would also work amazingly well in a windowless bathroom that could do with a green touch.


Crochet Succulent

The original pattern and the photos are on Yarn and Chai:

Desktop Succulent

Snake Plant

The snake plant is a decorative plant that has been cultivated for centuries, and it’s lovingly represented here in crochet. This is a wonderful amigurumi plant project that will be a pleasant diversion from blankest, squares, and teddies, which are usual crochet fare. The leaves are nicely rigid and stand just like on the real plant, and the whole pattern itself will be great for an area at home that doesn’t get a whole lot of sunshine.

crochet snake plant with embroidered smiley face

The original pattern is on My Blu Print:

Snake Plant

Info about this version and the photos are on Ravelry here.

Snake Plant

Continuing, here is another pattern for a snake plant. If you don’t have any sunny spot in your home or don’t have a green thumb, do not worry. The crochet plant is resistant, looks real, and is fun to make! It undoubtedly will upgrade your interior ambiance, or you can make more and create cactus gardens.

Amigurumi Crochet Snake plant

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry:

Fence Post Cactus

UPDATE: This pattern is no longer available for free. 

These flowering crochet cacti are a wonderful example of how well crochet can imitate real life. This Fence Post cactus in a pot is simply amazing, highly lifelike, and a joy to make.

It’ll be a great decoration for a windowsill or a nook where the light doesn’t get intense enough to grow a real cactus. Moreover, it’ll simply be fun to make. What could be a better a crochet plant pattern free idea?

Fence Post Cactus Free Crochet Pattern

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry:

Fence Post Cactus


Happy Sunflowers for Windowsill

To bring even more sunshine into your rooms, take a look at the happy sunflowers pattern. This will brighten up your windowsills or nooks and crannies around the house.

Crochet Sunflower

The original pattern and the photos are on Ink & Stitches:

Happy Sunflowers


What yarn is the best for crochet plants?

It’s cotton yarn because it creates a smooth surface and doesn’t stretch much. There are a lot of colors available, so you can make sure you’ll choose the right shades for your houseplant.

Are these crochet plant projects suitable for amigurumi beginners?

Yes, they are, especially the simplest ones, such as snake plants, or cacti. Simple shapes are easy enough to work up quickly, so the satisfaction is almost immediate!

How to add character to amigurumi plants?

The best way is to add details! Sewing on little cactus flowers, attaching plastic eyes on a flower, or painting with pastels over the finished object all add character.


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  1. Maria Randerly Cunha Feitosa says:


  2. they are so cuuuuuute!!!!!

  3. Hester Denny says:

    Very well done and it looks stunning!!

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