Strawberry Drop Coleus

 

Love Coleus plants? Me too! I love the many colors that they grow in and the happiness they bring. But this Strawberry Drop Coleus is one that will make you fall in love with Coleus all over again! It's bright and grows on a much smaller scale which makes it so much easier to crochet them in such a short time. Follow an easy step-by-step crochet pattern to easily create your very own crochet coleus plant.

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) or Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

 

  • Forest Green
  • Lemonade
  • Hot Pink

 

Other Materials 

  • 24 gauge wires
  • 1.25 crochet needle
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Burgundy marker or paint

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water)

- Light green floral tape

Some Coleus Fun Facts

  • Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) is part of the mint family, and they’re very popular house and garden plants. Their cousins include basil, oregano, peppermint, salvia, Swedish ivy, and thyme.
  • According to Dave’s Garden, The botanical name is from the Greek "Koleos", meaning sheath, it refers to the male portions of Coleus flowers, the stamens, which are fused into a tube or sheath. Coleus is also called Painted Leaf, or Flame Nettle
  • Coleus is said to have potential treatment for asthma, bronchitis, glaucoma, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. Some species  also used to flavor food by some people. I can remember my mom using them to add flavoring to her pot! That was interesting to see as I did my research.
  • There are said to be over 600 species of Coleus.
  • They come in lots of colors shapes and patterns.