FREE Crochet Pattern - Cacti & Succulents (part 5) | Tante Koek

FREE Crochet Pattern - Cacti & Succulents (part 5)

Glad you made it to part 5 of my cacti & succulents crochet pattern. Just one more to go after this, we are almost done. In this part we are going to make a String of Pearls Plant, that’s also a succulent. Woohoo! :)

The other parts of my pattern can be found here:

Part 1 – Tall Cactus
Part 2 – Aloe Vera
Part 3 – Round Cactus
Part 4 – Echeveria
Part 5 – String of Pearls Plant
Part 6 – Foundation & Assembly

All parts of the pattern are written in US terms.

So here we go with part five of the English version of my cacti & succulents pattern (the original Dutch version of the pattern can be found here).

String of Pearls Plant


  • Light green yarn, I used acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook size E (3,5 mm)
  • A large tapestry needle


Note: The String of Pearls Plant blooms during the summer when it grows small white flowers that smell like cinnamon. In this case you have to crochet the flowers yourself and sprinkle them with some cinnamon powder.

Tante Koek, botanist and funny pants

Skill level

  • You need to know how to crochet a chain, double crochet and popcorn stitch (the popcorn stitch is explained in the video below).
  • This pattern should be easy enough for beginners, but don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you might have.


ST = stitch
CH = chain
DC = double crochet

Shall we start then? Yes please Tante Koek, don't keep us waiting any longer!


1.       Ch6
2.       Starting in third chain from your hook work 6DC in the same stitch
3.       Use the technique as shown in the video above (and pictures below) to close the popcorn stitch.
4.       You have now crocheted the first “pearl” on your string. Now again ch 6 and repeat the process until you have 3, 4 or 5 pearls on your string. You can weave in the yarn at the end of each string. Leave the yarn at the beginning so you can use that yarn to sew your String of Pearls Plant to the foundation we are going to make in the next and last part of the pattern.

1. Work 5dc in one stitch

2. Pull your hook from your work leaving a big loop

3. Put your hook through the first dc and through the loop

4. Tighten the loop en pull through the first dc

5. Now again ch6

6. Repeat the process until you have the desired length

For this String of Pearls plant I crocheted:

  • 4 strings with 3 pearls
  • 2 strings with 4 pearls
  • And 1 string with 5 pearls

You can make more or less strings if you want to, depending on how big you want your String of Pearls Plant to be. 

Well done! Your String of Pearls plant is all finished and so we can move on to the final part of the pattern in which we will be making a foundation for all of the cacti and succulents. In it I will also explain how to put everything together to get a collection like to one in the picture at the beginning of each pattern. 

Have fun with it and I when you’re ready let’s continue to part six!


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