We are doing a Terrarium Crochet-A-Long on the Treblemaking Hookers facebook page that I’m an admin for. So we are filling our terrariums with greens that even the most potent brown thumb can’t kill! For part of my greenery, I saw this fiddlehead fern posted on a blog and thought it was very neat and would add a lot of interest to my terrarium. I didn’t see a pattern for this but it didn’t look too difficult so I took a stab at it and this is what I came up with for my own terrarium, using only items I already had in my stash. It’s so simple and adds a lot of interest.
Fiddlehead Fern Pattern
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Copyright 2013 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved
Using an F hook (3.75mm) and a light and a dark shade of worsted weight green yarn, I simply started with the darker yarn and chained a length that I thought would be long enough to curl around a bit and still have enough left for a stem – about 24 for the smaller fern, and 50 for the larger one. Then I just worked flat in equal amounts of SC for the next two rows, using a CH1 to turn, and did a third row by changing to the lighter green. Then I just finished off with a long tail for sewing and wrapped the sucker around a pipe cleaner, using the tail to sew the beginning row to the last row, going through both sets of loops on each stitch. That is all there was too it. Curl your stem around, plant it in a faux terrarium and you are set! For the larger fern, I did find it necessary to stick a wooden skewer into it from the bottom of the stem so it would not fall over in my terrarium. This was not necessary for the smaller one.
Amiguruthi has a really adorable pattern out now too and it makes me want to make some bamboo for my terrarium! How cute is this?