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FREE Pineapple Succulent Cozy Planter Crochet Pattern

I've really been into collecting plants lately and am loving some varieties of succulents. This is a picture of a Haworthia Cooperi. It's got green leaves and sometimes the tops are translucent which makes them pretty cool to look at. I purchased this at a pretty good deal at a local nursery because I ended up getting 3 plants out of it, by separating the mother and the two offsets. Even though they're slow growing; I'm already seeing offsets from the babies that I've separated. I thought this succulent would go fitting with a pineapple cozy so I tried my hand on this 'crocodile stitch'. Hope you enjoy the pattern below.

Pattern Notes

This is pineapple cozy that fits a 4” clay pot. I created this cozy so that it goes around the clay pot and with an addition of a button, it secures the cozy in place so that when you pick up the pot, the cozy will not accidentally slip out of your hand. This pattern works with the ‘crocodile stitch’ to produce the pineapple skin. In addition, unlike traditional crochet planters; it doesn’t have a bottom so when you water your plant, you don’t have to take the cozy off, and it won’t get dirty or wet. One size only. You can adjust the base chain if your pot is wider, and the height by working more rows.

Materials & Yarn:

Lily Sugar n’ Cream Solid Cotton (Worsted): Sunshine(<200yds/184m) - get 15% off here

Crochet Hook Size: 3.0 mm

Needle for Sewing

4” Clay Pot


Ch = Chain

Inc = Increase

(Inv)Dec = (Invisible) Decrease

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Tc = Triple Crochet

Slst = Slip stitch

St(s) = Stitch(es)

MR = Magic Ring

F/O = Fasten off

[repeat everything within brackets]

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Foundation Row: Dc into the 3rd st, [ch2, skip 2 sts, 2dc into the next st] repeat to end of row

Row 1: Turn work (90 degrees clockwise) so the top of the sts are on the right side. [Ch3 (count as 1dc so when you repeat this, do 1dc +), 4dc into the first/next post. Ch1. Turn work (180 degrees clockwise) so the top of the sts are now on the left side. 5dc into the second/next post. Ch1. Skip the next 2 posts] repeat (without the ch3 but work 1dc; you should have 5 dc per post) to the end of the row (you should have 2 unworked posts at the end - only for the first round).

Row 2: Ch2 and a dc into the last st of the last scale. [ch2, 2dc into the center of the first scale] repeat but the 2dc this time will be in the middle of the first and the 2nd scale and also going through the unworked posts of the previous row, so the scale is not loose (alternate between putting the 2 dc into the center of the scale and in between scale & foundation row). Repeat so that the last insert of the 2dc is in the last st of the scale (this will be your increase)

Row 3: Repeat Row 1 (you should have scales being made in between 2 scales of the previous ones) and 2 until the desired height is reached. Slst to the first st to close the round. F/O and weave/sew in the tail.

Sew the piece together in a round. Some scales may overlap on the top, which is perfectly okay. If you don’t sew it so the scales overlap, then you’ve created yourself a little pot handle to hold on to. The important part is the button attachment below that surely secures the sleeve securely.

Add a button on the last unfinished 2 posts of the foundation stitch. This allows you to put the cozy over the planter and then put the button through the middle of the last scale on the first row will allow you to secure the cozy in place; so when you go to pick up your planter, the cozy will not slip off.


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