Amigurumi Cactus Crochet Pattern

I've always been a very sentimental person, it's just who I am.
I can't count the number of boxes I have in my bedroom full of keepsakes, cards and odd little knickknacks that remind me of something or someone.

Roughly a year ago, I stayed up past 1am helping a dear friend of mine create cacti for her Mexican 21st, and despite our endless yawns, we had the best time making them!
So this past Christmas I thought long and hard what to make her, and decided to embody that memory in the form of a cute little cactus!

Do you prefer making handmade gifts?



What You'll Need
4.50mm Crochet Hook
50g DK Cotton Yarn {8ply} - I used Patons Cotton Blend
Toy Stuffing
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Black Thread & Sewing Needle
2 Black Buttons {0.35 inches x 0.35 inches}
Small Plant Pot
Glue Gun

Finished Size
Height - 3.5"
Width - 2.25"

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Apple Green
Brown


~ Cactus Body ~

Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and apple green yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the second chain from your hook. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet. You should have 6 single crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet. You should have 12 single crochets now.
Round 3 - 19~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Taking some toy stuffing, stuff your cactus body.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Cactus Arm ~

Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and apple green yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 4 Single Crochets into the second chain from your hook. Slip Stitch into first single crochet. You should have 4 single crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets  into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet. You should have 8 single crochets now.
Round 3 - 6~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Round 7 - 8~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next 4 stitches. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Round 9 - 10~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Taking some toy stuffing, stuff the cactus arm.
Then, taking your tapestry needle, sew the cactus arm onto the cactus body.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Dirt ~

Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and brown yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 8 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.

Round 2~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 40 half double crochets now.


Round 6~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 48 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now fill your plant pot with toy stuffing before gluing your dirt over the stuffing. {Note: I'd recommend using a glue gun, instead of standard glue.}
Taking your tapestry needle, sew your cactus onto the dirt section, right in the middle. Then sew 2 small black button onto your cactus (These are the eyes) making sure to space them out evenly. Taking some black thread and a sewing needle, stitch a small smile beneath the 2 eyes.

Hope you all enjoyed this quick desert-y pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




11 comments:

  1. I think the little cactus is adorable! You create AMAZING creations

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I'm so glad you like them so much! :D

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  2. I just finished your slouchy puff stitch beanie, an will probably start on this! All your things are so cool/cute!

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    1. Aww, thank you! You just made my day!

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  3. This is insanely adorable! Also I made one of your headbands for my friend's birthday and everyone loves it :)
    Love Hayley,
    Water Painted Dreams

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    1. Thanks Haley!.. And that's so nice of you making a handmade gift for your friend! :)

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  4. Hi Olivia, I just love all of your patterns! Thank you so much for sharing them. I feature a lot of my crochet projects at my blog, in case you'd like to check it out: https://donnamarrin.wordpress.com/
    Thanks, again!
    Donna

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  5. Wooopeee! I am so glad I found your blog, new to crochet last year, and you have so much to offer, thank you :)

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  6. Love this so much! Definitely going to be my next project! :)

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  7. Thank you so much for your very toutiorls sp. wrong. please for give an old lady who is fairly new to crochet, But I have many of your free patterns & am working on hats mostly. but love your clear directions on different stitches. Thanks.

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