Crochet Cactus


Crochet Cactus

I have been seeing crocheted cactuses posted on social media. They are adorable and I just had to make one! I do not have a green thumb so I thought a mini cactus would make a cute addition to my home. These are excellent gifts and can be used for pin cushions too. I already have a list of crafty friends that I’ll be making these for.

The version I made is for a 2.5 inch and 2 inch mini pots. I found my mini pots at Walmart in the garden section for under a dollar. I used cotton yarn however you can use a variety of yarns. Acrylic and wool would work nicely too. The key is hook size. When you stitch it all up you just want it to sit nicely in your pot. Also you want your last row to be a behind the post single crochet stitch. This will allow for cactus to look clean and symmetrical.

Be creative and have fun!! Feel free to share pattern on Facebook and pin pattern on Pinterest. Post your pictures on Instagram and tag me @pinkplumeriamaui and hashtag #pinkplumeriamaui. Post them on my Facebook page too. Enjoy!!

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Materials Needed:
Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream (Country Green, Hot Pink, Sunshine, Hot Green & Hot Orange)
F Hook
Mini Flower Pot 2 inch or 2.5 inch
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

SC = Single Crochet
BP SC = Back Post Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
Notes: This is a great tutorial the Back Post Single Crochet here . If you need a little help making mini pom poms here’s an excellent tutorial here.

Cactus for 2.5 inch Flower Pot

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Row 1: Chain 1, SC in same stitch, SC across in each stitch
Row 2: Chain 1, BP SC of stitch below next chain. BP SC in each stitch across.
Row 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27: Chain 1 and repeat row 1.
Row 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28: Chain 1 and repeat row 2.
With wrong side facing you slip stitch sides together. You will know which is the wrong side as it will have a smooth surface. The right side should have all the visible back post stitches which makes the texture for the cactus.
Sew one end together by sewing in a straight stitch through edges and pull. It will bunch of edges and draw them together.
Take polyfill and stuff your little cactus to your liking. I like mine a little firm so I put a little extra stuffing.
Sew other end to close.

Cactus for 2 inch Flower Pot

With green yarn Chain 21, SC in 2 Chain from hook.
Row 1: Chain 1, SC in same stitch, SC across in each stitch
Row 2: Chain 1, BP SC of stitch below next chain. BP SC in each stitch across.
Row 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21: Chain 1 and repeat row 1.
Row 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22: Chain 1 and repeat row 2.
With wrong side facing you slip stitch sides together. You will know which is the wrong side as it will have a smooth surface. The right side should have all the visible back post stitches which makes the texture for the cactus.
Sew one end together by sewing in a straight stitch through edges and pull. It will bunch of edges and draw them together.
Take polyfill and stuff your little cactus to your liking. I like mine a little firm so I put a little extra stuffing.
Sew other end to close.

Flower

With Yellow Yarn, make a magic ring chain 1 and SC 4 times in center. Slip stitch to top of chain 1. Leave a long tail for sewing flower on. Fasten off. Pull center yarn to close ring.
With Pink or Orange Yarn, attached and *chain 2, DC, chain 2 and slip stitch in same chain, slip stitch to next chain.* Repeat four more times. Fasten off.
Sew ends in and sew your flower on top of your cute little cactus.

Mini Pom Pom

I used my fingers to make a mini pom pom. I wrapped yarn around 3 fingers for length and wrapped to thickness I desired. Cut a piece 8 inches and tightly secured around center of yarn, knotted cut ends and trimmed. If you need video in notes section will help too.

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