Cosy Crochet Cactus Free Pattern

Cosy Crochet Cactus

This cute little crochet cactus needs no water, has no spikes and smiles from your shelf or windowsill in her brightly coloured pot.

This huggable cactus has been designed by our very own Anna Wade over on her Dotty Doily Blog.

Make lots of friends for her with different coloured pots and flowers to brighten up your home or as gifts.

Cosy Crochet CactusYou will need:

YARN

DK yarn in two shades of green, brown for the soil, plus your choice of colours for pot and flower. I used Stylecraft special DK in the following:

EQUIPMENT

CACTUS BODY AND SOIL

Using Meadow and Khaki yarn (two strands held together to make variegated shading) and a 4mm hook. Work in a spiral without joining.

Round 1: 6dc into magic ring.

Round 2: *2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (12dc)

Round 3: *dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between **around. (18dc)

Round 4: *dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (24dc)

Round 5: *dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (30dc)

Rounds 6-10: dc in each dc around.

Round 11: *dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog* repeat between ** around. (24dc)

Add safety eyes. Stuff with toy filling.

Round 12: *dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog* repeat between ** around. (18dc)

Round 13: *dc in next dc, dc2tog* repeat between ** around. (12dc)

Join Mocha yarn.

Round 14: fldc in each dc around.

Round 15: *dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (18dc)

Round 16: *dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (24dc)

Round 17: *dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. Fasten off. (30dc)

Sew in tails. Sew mouth with black embroidery cotton.

CACTUS POT

Using fondant yarn and a 4mm hook. Work in a spiral without joining.

Round 1: 6dc into magic ring.

Round 2: *2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (12dc)

Round 3: *dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (18dc)

Round 4: *dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (24dc)

Round 5: bldc in each dc around.

Round 6-8: dc in each dc around.

Round 9: *dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat between ** around. (30dc)

Rounds 10-14: dc in each dc around.

Join Lemon yarn.

Round 15: *sp2 in next dc, dc in next dc* repeat between ** around.

Join Turquoise yarn

Round 16: dc in each st around.

Fill with plastic pellets.

Tip: sew a fabric pouch or use some old tights as a liner to stop the pellets working loose. If you are using the pellets loose then add them in near the end of round 17 instead.

Round 17: Place the soil circle with the cactus body at the top of the pot in position and hold the top of the pot with the blue edge to the edge of the soil. Using the blue yarn still attached, dc in each dc around to crochet the two pieces together. Fasten off.

Sew in the tails.

CACTUS FLOWER

Using shrimp yarn and 3mm hook.

Round 1: 7dc into magic ring. Join with slst to 1st dc.

Round 2: (1ch [does not count as a st], dc) in same st, *4ch, dc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 dc, dc in next dc.* repeat between ** 5 times, 4ch, dc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 dc, slst in top of1st dc of round. (7 petals)

Round 3: 1ch, *dc in bottom loop of next 3 ch, 3ch, dc in next 3 dc, slst in next dc,* repeat between ** 5 times, dc in bottom loop of next ch, 3ch, dc in next 3 dc, slst in 1st ch. Fasten off.

Sew in tails.

Using pomegranate yarn: Stitch loops through the centre of the flower then cut through them and tie the ends to make them look like stamens of the flower.

Use a bristle brush to comb out the fibres on the cactus body, giving it a fuzzy appearance.

Stitch the flower onto the top of the cactus body.

Download the pattern PDF here.

Make lots of these little guys and have your very own Cactus garden that requires no watering. Send us your pictures by tagging us on social using @SewandSoUK

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