Crocheted Cactus Stocking


Crocheted Cactus Stocking 4

Crocheted Cactus Stocking 4I’m so excited for Christmas in July and to share my new pattern with you! Welcome to a free pattern for Crocheted Cactus Stocking. So I’m a little in love with anything cacti. After creating my Crocheted Mermaid Tail Stocking I wanted to make Crocheted Cactus Stocking. I love the idea of celebrating the holidays with Crocheted Cactus Stocking hanging up.

In this pattern it calls for 2 cacti to be made, flowers, some stabilizer inserts for the arm and than single crocheting it all together. The stabilizers for the arms are easy to make and don’t require any sewings. I’ve included a template to be printed out. With small amount of green fabric you cut out a right and left arm and using a hot glue gun and glueing the 2 pieces together leaving one side open to stuff. Once it’s stuffed the final side a glued together and the stabilizer is inserted as you crochet the cacti together.

I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice and Red Heart With Love yarn but any worsted weight yarn can used. The color options are endless. I look forward to seeing what you make so please if you post on Instagram tag me @pinkplumeriamaui.

Materials Needed:  

Worsted Weight Yarn. I used 2 Skeins Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fern and 1 skein Red Heart With Love Yarn in Hot Pink for flowers.

K Hook, I used Clover Armour for Cactus

I Hook, I used a Clover Armour for Flowers

Cactus Arms Insert Template

Small amount of green material

Hot Glue Gun 

Poly Fill      

Tapestry Needle   

Abbreviations:  

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet  

HDC = Half Double Crochet

TC = Triple Crochet

SC TOG = Single Crochet Together

SL ST = Slip Stitch  

Crocheted Cactus Stocking 2Cactus

With 2 strands of yarn, and K hook, CH 17.

Row 1: DC in 3rd stitch from hook, DC remaining 14 stitches. Turn work. (15 DC)

Row 2 – 8: CH 2, DC across. Turn work. (15 DC)

Row 9: CH 2, DC 15, CH 9. Turn work. (15 DC + 9 CH’s)

Row 10: DC in 3 stitch from hook, DC in 6 remaining chains, DC 15, CH 9. Turn work. (22 DC + 9 CH’s)

Row 11: DC in 3 stitch from hook, DC in 6 remaining chains, DC 21, 2 DC in last stitch. Turn work. (29 DC)

Row 12: CH 2, 2 DC in same stitch, DC 28, 2 DC in last stitch. Turn work. (32 DC)

Row 13: CH 2, 2 DC in same stitch. DC 22. You will come back and finish Cactus Arms. Turn work. (24 DC)

Row 14 – 17: CH 2, 15 DC. Turn work. (15 DC)

Row 18: CH 1, SC TOG in next 2 stitches, SC 11, SC TOG in last 2 stitches. Turn work. (13 SC)

Row 19: CH 1, SC TOG in next 2 stitches, SC 9, SC TOG in last 2 stitches. Turn work. (11 SC)

Row 20: CH 1, SC TOG in next 2 stitches, SC 7, SC TOG in last 2 stitches. Turn work. (9 SC)

With Right side of work facing you, you will now go back and finish Cactus Arms starting with the right arm.

Right Arm:

Attach yarn on very far right end of where last stitch was made.

Row 1:  CH 2, 2 DC in same space, DC 5. Turn work.

Row 2 – 3: CH 2, DC 7. Turn work.

Row 4: CH 1, SC TOG in next 2 stitches, SC 3, SC TOG in next 2 stitches. Turn work.

Row 5: CH 1, SC TOG, SC, SC TOG, SL ST in same stitch. Fasten off and leave tail to sew in.

Left Arm:

Attach 6 stitches over from left side/end of row on left arm.

Row 1: CH 2, DC, DC 4, 2 DC in last stitch. Turn work.

Row 2 – 3: CH 2, DC 7. Turn work.

Row 4: CH 1, SC TOG in next 2 stitches, SC 3, SC TOG in next 2 stitches. Turn work.

Row 5: CH 1, SC TOG, SC, SC TOG, SL ST in same stitch. Fasten off and leave tail to sew in.

Assemble:

Crocheted Cactus Stocking 1You will want to make inserts for Cactus arms by printing template, cutting out template, placing on 2 layers of fabric and cutting out fabric. On fabric I used a pencil and wrote an L on left and R on right as you won’t see it once it’s inside. Using your hot glue gun you will make a thin line around inside edges and press fabric tougher a little at a time. Leave the straight edge of arm open to be able to stuff it. Once you’ve slowly glued and pressed edges together stuff the arm. I stuffed my medium firm and pushed stuffing in to leave room on the straight edge to glue together. Glue together straight edge and let cool down. Double check you don’t have any open spots and if you do just put a little glue and press fabric together. Repeat for other side.

Make as many flowers are you would like. I’ve included Flower patterns on the bottom of this pattern. Sew on Flowers.

To Assemble you will have to double check the rows on side are lined up by counting rows. Once you have both cacti lined up and right side facing you, attach 2 strands of green yarn in left hand corner. CH 10, SL ST back in same spot. This will be your loop to hang Cactus. SC loosely down until you are a stitch from the inside corner of arm, SC TOG with the next 3 stitches: stitch before corner, stitch in corner and stitch after corner. SC, then repeat in other corner. This will keep arms upright. On rounded edges of arm do 2 SC to keep corners rounded. Insert the Left Arm filling and SC.

On bottom corner of arm just SC normally. Continue SC to bottom of Cactus. On the very bottom corner 3 SC in same spot to have a cornered edge. SC across bottom and repeat 3 SC other corner. Repeat the same for other arm but add Right Arm Insert when you have SC bottom of arm. SC to top left corner of Cactus. SL ST and fasten off  with a tail to sew in.

An option to keep arms tight to body is with a strand of yarn sew top of arm to side of stocking and secure end on the inside of the stocking. It’s a minimal fix that will keep those cute arms up.

Sew your ends in!!  You now have a Cactus Christmas Stocking!!

Large Flower:

With 1 strand of yarn make a magic ring.

Row 1: CH 1, HDC 10 times in magic ring, SL ST to CH1.

Row 2: CH 2, skip a stitch, SL, CH 2, skip a stitch, SL ST, continue 3 more times. You will have 5 CH 2 spaces.

Row 3: SL ST in CH 2, CH 3, TC 3 times, CH 3 and SL ST in same space. SL ST into next CH 2 space and repeat. Repeat 3 more times for a total of 5 petals. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on to Cactus.

Medium Flower:

With 1 strand of yarn make a magic ring.

Row 1: CH 1, SC 10 times in magic ring, SL ST to CH1.

Row 2: CH 2, skip a stitch, SL, CH 2, skip a stitch, SL ST, continue 3 more times. You will have 5 CH 2 spaces.

Row 3: SL ST in CH 2, CH 2, DC 2 times, CH 2 and SL ST in same space. SL ST into next CH 2 space and repeat. Repeat 3 more times for a total of 5 petals. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on to Cactus.

Crocheted Cactus Stocking 3I would love to see how your Crocheted Cactus Stocking turned out! Follow me and share your pictures on Instagram using hash-tag #pinkplumeriamaui and tagging me @pinkplumeriamaui. Follow me on Pinterest to see what I’m pinning and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter.   

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