Free Crocheted Potted Cactus That Stands Up


Tall and Short Crocheted Cactus in a pot that stands up.

Sleepy Girl Succulents with Free Crocheted Cactus That Stands Up.

What would you do with your Free Crocheted Potted Cactus That Stands Up? Would you use it as a pin cushion in your sewing room? Gift it to your Best Friend? Or would you display it on your desk at work for everyone to see?  Free Crocheted Potted Cactus That Stands Up is an easy pattern that works up quick.

I have modified my pattern Free Crochet Cactus for a Mini Pot with an addition of a crocheted pot. I added some weight to so it stands straight up by making a little bean bag. When making the bean bag I used an old sheet and cut into 3-inch square. You can use any cotton fabric on hand or even felt. Using a hot glue gun, you glue 3 of four sides, stuff with uncooked beans of choice and the glue the fourth side making sure all edges are securely glued. I try not to overstuff my little bean bag as it makes it easier to glue that last side.  

You can use any shade of green for choice of yarn. I personally like to use cotton yarn. You can also add a pom pom and/or a flower. The choices are endless and I have a feeling you’re going to want to make more than one.  

Materials Needed: 

Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream (Sage, Hot Green, Hot Pink, Sunshine, Hot Orange, Jute, Warm Brown, Tangerine, Robin’s Egg) 

G Hook, I used a Clover Armour 

Small amount of fabric 

Hot Glue Gun 

Uncooked Beans 

Poly Fill  

Tapestry Needle  

Abbreviations: 

SC = Single Crochet 

BP SC =  Back Post Single Crochet 

HDC: Half Double Crochet 

DC = Double Crochet 

SL ST = Slip Stitch 

Free Crocheted Cactus that Stands Up under construction with bean bag. Cactus 

With Hot Green yarn Chain 21 

Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC across in each stitch. (20 SC) 

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, 29: Chain 1 and repeat row 1. 

Row 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30: 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.  

SC TOG in every 2 spaces around top to gather the top. 

Sew one end together by sewing in a straight stitch through edges and pull. It will bunch of edges and draw them together.  

Sew your flower on. Take polyfill and stuff your little cactus ¾ full.  

Start crocheting dirt, you will work in rounds so grab a stitch marker and attached you’re brown or Jute.  

Row 1: CH 1, 2 SC in each chain space. (32 SC) 

Row 2: SC around 

Row 3: SC around & SL ST at end and fasten off.  

I ended up with 32 SC so I will make a pot to fit. 

Choose your color for the pot.  

Pot: 

Magic Ring, CH1 (working in contunious SC so use a stitch marker) 

Row 1: 8 SC into Magic Ring. (8 SC) 

Row 2: 2 SC in each stitch.  (16 SC) 

Row 3: 1 SC in first stitch, 2 SC in next, continue all around. (24 SC) 

Row 4: 1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC all around. (32 SC) 

Row 5 – 11:  CH 1, SC around. (32 SC) 

Row 12: CH 1, Crab Stitch around and Leave a tail about 8 inches long and fasten off. When I crab stitch I sew my end behind the previous stitch to make my Crab Stitches look even. You will then have a long tail to sew pot to your cactus.  

Flower on free crocheted cactus that stands up.

Round Cactus 

With Hot Leaf Green Chain 16.  

Row 1: SC in 2 Chain from hook, SC across in each stitch. (15 SC) 

Row 2: Chain 1, BP SC of stitch below next chain. BP SC in each stitch across. (15 SC) 

Row 3: CH 1, SC in each stitch. (15 SC) 

Row 4: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.  

Row 7 – 9, 11 – 13, 15 – 17, 19 – 21, 23 – 25, 27 – 29, 31 – 33,  Repeat Row 3.  

Row 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34, Repeat Row 2.  

Row 35 – 36: CH 1 SC across.  

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.  

SC TOG in every 2 spaces around top to gather the top. 

Sew one end together by sewing in a straight stitch through edges and pull. It will bunch of edges and draw them together.  

Sew your flower on. Take polyfill and stuff your little cactus ¾ full.  

Start crocheting dirt, you will work in rounds so grab a stitch marker and attached you’re brown or Jute.  

Row 1: CH 1, 2 SC in each chain space. (34 SC) 

Row 2: SC around 

Row 3: SC around & SL ST at end and fasten off.  

I ended up with 34 SC so I will make a pot to fit. 

Pot:  

Magic Ring, CH1 (working in continuous SC so use a stitch marker) 

Row 1: 8 SC into Magic Ring. (8 SC) 

Row 2: 2 SC in each stitch.  (16 SC) 

Row 3: 1 SC in first stitch, 2 SC in next, continue all around. (24 SC) 

Row 4: 1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC all around. (32 SC). 

Row 5: 15 SC, 2 SC, 15 SC, 2S SC. You Will Slip Stitch to next stitch to so you can make top of pot. (34 SC) 

Row 6: Attach behind post of last stitch. SC BP around Row 5 and use stitch marker to mark end of row. (34 SC) 

Row 7: SC around. (34 SC) 

Row 8 – 9: HDC around. (34 SC) 

Row 10: SC around and Slip Stitch to next stitch. (34 SC) 

Row 11: CH 1, Crab Stitch around and Leave a tail about 8 inches long and fasten off. When I crab stitch I sew my end behind the previous stitch to make my Crab Stitches look even. You will then have a long tail to sew pot to your cactus.  

You can make insert your bean bag and add a little stuffing on top. I like to sew my cactus and pot together and when half done I add more stuffing. Just before last 5 stitches I will add a little more so it’s nice and full.   

Free Crocheted Cactus that Stands Up side by side.

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.  

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