Stilly River Crochet- Shingle Plant
Shingle Plant Wrap by Stilly River Yarns
While at a holiday market last winter, I fell in love with Monstera dubis. It’s a climbing vine whose heart-shaped leaves lay flat against the surfaces they grow on - it’s often displayed with a wooden plank or stiff mesh in the pot to provide the leaves room to climb; the flat lay of the leaves gives the plant its common name, as they resemble overlapping shingles. It’s toxic to pets, so I can’t have one at home, but I thought its structure and look might lend itself to a nifty botanically-inspired wrap… and the bonus is that your crocheted version will thrive nicely, no matter how unskilled a gardener you might be!
Yarn: MC: Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus (worsted-weight solid color, 94% cotton/6% nylon, 246 yards/227 meters per 3.5 oz/100g) - 1 ball; sample shown in Cactus Bloom, color 212
CC: Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus Rainbow (worsted-weight gradient colorway, 94% cotton/6% nylon, 251 yards/230 meters per 3.5 oz/100g) - 1 hank; sample shown in Seafoam, color 42
Hook: USJ / 6.0mm
Gauge: Using USJ / 6.0mm hook and single crochet, 17 sc and 15 rows = 4”