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Cactus Pattern

Posted on: April 21, 2015

I love cactus plants, but since I do not have a green thumb I decided to make one with yarn since a crocheted cactus never needs watering, and never dies!

crochet cactus plant

This little desert cactus is about 5.5 inch tall, crocheted with a 2.75mm hook and medium/4 worsted yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver). This amigurumi is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds.

Materials:
– Yarn: brown, dark brown, green, and scraps of white
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Thick piece of cardboard
– Stitch marker
– Yarn needle
– Pins
– Glue gun, or fabric glue

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
rnd = round
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
inc = increase
dec = dec
FLO = front loop only
BLO = back loop only

THE PATTERN

Pot:
– With brown yarn, start with magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 5 times (20)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 5 times (25)
Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 5 times (30)
Rnd 7: BLO, sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 8: [5 sc, inc] 5 times (35)
Rnd 9 to 12: sc in each st around (35)
Rnd 13: ch 2, FLO: dc in same stitch, then in each st around (35)
– Join the row with a sl st. Fasten off, and weave the remaining thread into the stitches of the pot.

pot crochet pattern

– Cut a circle in a piece of thick cardboard to place at the bottom of the pot. This will keep it flat. Start stuffing up to the back stitch line inside the pot.

Cactus and dirt:
– With green yarn, start with magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3 to 20: sc in each st around (10)
– Change yarn to dark brown
Rnd 21: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 22: [2 sc, inc] 5 times (20)
Rnd 23: [3 sc, inc] 5 times (25)
Rnd 24: [4 sc, inc] 5 times (30)
Rnd 25: [5 sc, inc] 5 times (35)
– Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.(Do not sew to the pot yet)

cactus pattern

Cactus branch (small) :
– With green yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3 to 6: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 7: 5 sl st, 5 sc (10) – Do not make your sl st too tight
Rnd 8: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 9: 5 sl st, 5 sc (10)
Rnd 10: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 11: 5 sl st, 5 sc (10)
Rnd 12: sc in each st around (10)
– Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Cactus branch (Large):
– With green yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3 to 10: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 11: 5 sl st, 5 sc (10)
Rnd 12: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 13: 5 sl st, 5 sc (10)
Rnd 14: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 15: 5 sl st, 5 sc (10)
Rnd 16: sc in each st around (10)
– Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing

cactus branches

– Use pins to position the branches on each side of the cactus, and sew them.

– Sew the cactus to the pot using the back stitches inside the pot. You can stuff your pot a little more as you go, but do not overstuff. You want to keep the brown dirt part flat.

sewing plant to pot

Flower:
-With off white yarn, ch.6
Rnd 1: 3 sc in second ch. From hook, then 3 sc in each st on the row (15)
Fasten off, weave the remaining threads into the row. Twist in a flower shape and glue the 2 ends together. Glue on top of one of the cactus branches.

cactus crochet pattern

Voila! The cactus is done. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to write a comment!

Happy crocheting!

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2 Responses to "Cactus Pattern"

That is so gorgeous! I tatted a plant once, but I think yours is cuter.
😉

aaaw thank you. I am sure yours was as cute as mine.

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