Crochet an easy DIY succulent pumpkin cozy. Follow our beginner step by step crochet succulent tutorial to make your own gorgeous crochet succulent garden. This tutorial not only teaches you how to crochet the succulent pumpkin cozy but also how to make the potted succulent.
“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.”
― Saul Bass
Fall inspires me to get creative. I love flipping through the pages of modern home decor magazines and mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest looking at all the pretty things I want for my home. In the back of my mind I’m always wondering if I can make that… in crochet…
I’m in love with succulents, preferably artificial ones, so I don’t kill them! I’ve been seeing beautiful centerpieces for Fall with succulents potted in pumpkins. I knew I could come up with a crocheted version that would complement my farmhouse decor and make a stunning Fall centerpiece.
Once I had the succulent pumpkin cozy idea in my head, I dropped everything and headed out to the Dollar Tree and Dollarama to see what inexpensive supplies I could round up. Fortunately, I was able to grab most of what I needed except the perfect succulents. I ordered a variety of artificial succulents from Amazon. They only took a couple days to arrive and I was very impressed with their quality and colour range. The perfect yarn, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, was already in my stash to make this one skein easy Fall centerpiece.
So I bet you’re wondering how much this is going to cost? The succulents and yarn are a bit of a splurge, but once you break it down, it’s very affordable to make and much less than what you’d pay for a plain Jane succulent pot in most stores.
Breakdown of Supplies and Cost per Succulent Pumpkin-
- Tin Pots (3 for $3) $1 (Dollar Store)
- Floral Foam ($1.25/3) .42 (Dollar Store)
- Moss ($1.25/10) .13 (Dollar Store)
- Succulents 12 piece ($18/3) $6 (Amazon)
- Yarn ($9.5/2) $4.75 (WeCrochet)
- Polyester Fibrefill (estimated) .50
Total Cost $12.80 give or take
You’re probably also wondering how easy this is actually to make. The potted succulent is so simple and easy; it requires no crafting skills whatsoever! If you only go this far, then good job! They look beautiful without the pumpkin cozy.
If you can crochet, then you’ll find the succulent pumpkin cozy quick and easy Fall decor to make. You’ll need to know how to double crochet, front post double crochet, and work in the round. I have you covered with a step by step tutorial for this on my YouTube channel.
If you’re looking for a centerpiece for Fall or a Fall wedding centerpiece, check out how I’ve displayed my dining room table. You can shop this look too! Placements and chargers are from the Dollar Tree ($1.25 each), pumpkin jar Dollarama ($3), plastic pumpkins Walmart ($1.98), stemless wine glasses (6 for $12.99), table runner ($19.99) and napkins (8 for 12.99) at HomeSense. Plates I’ve had forever! The brown/grey pumpkin is also one of my designs you can find HERE.
DIY FALL DECOR IDEAS
I wanted to show you more DIY Fall decor ideas for your home. I pulled out all the crochet pumpkins I’ve made over the years to add to my display. Nows a great time to start your Fall decor 2020 shopping. Supplies are limited this year, so it’s a perfect time to get crafty and make what you can. Pillow ($29.99) and Turkey ($16.99) from Homesense. Baskets are one of my designs you can find HERE
Besides my attic studio, my sunroom is my next favorite spot. When I was pregnant with my 4th, I told my husband he HAD to build a mudroom! I won that battle, and our covered porch turned into this beautiful space. My amazing grandfather built me the bench and cubbies.
Let’s get into the free small size succulent pumpkin cozy tutorial. If you’d like to purchase an AD-FREE PDF, it also includes a BONUS large size pumpkin cozy. If you’re looking for Fall decor porch ideas, our large crochet succulent pumpkin cozy will look fantastic mixed with our other crochet pumpkin patterns. Fall Front porch inspiration pictures below.
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Succulent Pumpkin Cozy – Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern is written in Standard American Terms
Skill Level: Easy
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick 82% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 8% Rayon (6oz/170g/106yds/97m)
Two Sizes: Small (Large) shown in mustard, pumpkin, oatmeal, claret and fisherman
Balls Needed 1
1 ball makes 2 small pumpkins or 1 large
Crochet Hook Requirements:
US M/13 (9mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
10 sts and 6 rounds equal to 4″ in pattern
Small Pot (4″ diameter by 3.5″ height)
Large Pot (6″ diameter by 5.5″ height)
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Dc2tog – Double Crochet Decrease
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp(s) – Space(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Finished Measurements: Stuffed
Small – 6.5″ diameter by 3.5″ height
Large – 10″ diameter by 5.5″ height
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This pattern is the sole property of MJs Off the Hook Designs. This pattern is copyright protected and cannot be copied or reproduced in any way. You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. I require a reference or link for my design. My photos are copyright protected and are not to be used to sell your items.
Succulent Pumpkin Cozy is worked using 1 strand of super bulky yarn #6. You may use a combination of 2 strands of any bulky yarn #5, or 3 strands of worsted weight yarn to make the cozy. Cozy is worked from the bottom up. Put a succulent pot inside cozy and stuff with polyester fiberfill. Turning ch counts as a stitch unless otherwise indicated. An exact amount of yarn is used. If yarn runs out before cozy is made, try dropping a hook size. Step by step video for size small on YouTube.
Cut floral foam to fit the pot. Use a glue gun to secure pieces if needed. Add gravel or cover with moss. Add succulent plants. Once satisfied with plant position, use a glue gun to secure stems into the foam. Fill in any open spots with moss.
Round 1: Magic Circle, ch 2 (does not count as st) work 8 dc in ring, pull ring tight, sl st in first dc to join—8 sts.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), work 1 fpdc around first st, * 1 dc in next fpdc, work 1 fpdc around same st; rep from * around, sl st in first fpdc to join—16 sts.
Round 3: Ch 2, work 1 dc in ch sp, work 1 fpdc around next post, * work 2 dc in next st, work 1 fpdc around next post; rep from * around, sl st in first dc to join—24 sts.
Round 4: Ch 2, work 1 fpdc around first dc, work 1 dc in next fpdc, work 1 fpdc around same st, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 1 fpdc around same st, work 1 dc in next st, work 1 fpdc around next post; rep from * around, sl st in first fpdc to join—32 sts.
Rounds 5-9: Ch 2, work 1 fpdc around next post, * work 1 dc in next st, work 1 fpdc around next post; rep from * around, sl st in first fpdc to join—32 sts.
Round 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, *sk next st, work 1 sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join—16 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Put succulent pot inside pumpkin cozy. Stuff polyester fiberfill around the pot to shape pumpkin. Pull up cozy to cover the pot. Add more moss to fill in any gaps.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! You can purchase the PDF that includes the large size succulent pumpkin cozy HERE.
You might also love our popular Rustic Farmhouse Pumpkin tutorial made with cinnamon stick stems.
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Happy Hooking MJ
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