Crafts & DIY
People are crocheting houseplants so they never have to worry about watering again
I can see why this trend is taking off so much. These are almost too adorable. 🌻🥰
Laura Shallcross
08.19.21

Owning a houseplant is a lot of responsibility.

The salesperson in the store might have assured you that your plant was one of the easiest to look after, but you sort of think they were wrong.

The problem is the watering.

Many people actually over-water their houseplants, worrying that they’ll die without adequate H20 – but when soil is too wet, it can end up rotting the plant and causing all sorts of moss, mildew, and fungus issues.

So, how often should you water a houseplant? It depends.

The type of plant you buy will affect your watering schedule. Most plants, however, require watering between every 1 and 3 weeks.

It’s better to get to know your plant, its appearance, and the feel of the soil it sits in. You’ll then be able to water it when it needs watering, rather than to a schedule.

Sounds like too much fuss for you?

There’s a much simpler solution, and it involves some crochet needles and wool.

You’ve never seen anything as cute as crocheted houseplants before. But now you know they exist, you need them in your life.

You can buy crocheted houseplants from websites like Etsy, and if that’s great if you want to support a small business.

But crocheting your own houseplants is where you can really have some fun.

You can give your houseplants their own little personalities and color schemes. Plus, you can size them however you like.

There are no creative boundaries when you’re crocheting your own houseplants. The complexity of your designs may be somewhat determined by your skill level, but with a bit of practice, you can do anything.

Even if you’ve never crocheted before, it’s worth giving the hobby a try.

Crocheting is one of the simpler needle-based pastimes, and there are plenty of YouTube explainer videos that offer how-tos for complete beginners.

From bonsais to venus flytraps, cacti to succulents, if you can own the plant in its real form, you can turn it into a crochet masterpiece.

Instagram is the best place to head if you’re looking for some crochet houseplant inspiration.

There are so many wonderfully creative people in the crochet community. You can easily find a whole batch of designs that you want to try out yourself.

Whether you’re looking to create something understated and pretty, or something cute and cuddly, Instagram has it all.

If you’re hesitant to try your hand at crocheting, think of the benefits of doing so.

Crocheting is actually a type of therapy in the US, and can reduce stress, migraines, fatigue, and even heart disease.

And when you’re proudly showing off your finished result, the hard work will all be worth it.

Plus, that’s where the work stops – as you won’t need to water your plant, cut it back, change its soil, or do any of the maintenance of owning a real-life houseplant.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your crochet needle set and get started!

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By Laura Shallcross
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Laura Shallcross is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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