Cactus Crochet Pattern - Free!

Updated on March 4, 2017
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How to Crochet a Cute Cactus

Cactus are very trendy. A must have for every modern interior.
This cactus looks cute and is easy to take care off, it doesn't need any water and will always look cute and pretty! It is easy and fun to make. This cactus makes a perfect gift for anyone.
I already made more than 30 for friends and family. They all love their cactus!You can make variations of this cactus by making more side parts and/or flowers.

Abbreviations

  • Rnd: Round
  • st: stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • dec: decrease
  • inc: increasehdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • BLO: Back Loops Only

Materials:

These are the materials that I used. You can replace them with other materials. If you wish to make a larger or smaller version of this cactus, you can just use a thicker or thinner yarn/crochet hook.

  • Brown cotton - catania color: 162
  • White cotton - catania color: 105
  • Yellow cotton - catania color: 208
  • Green cotton - catania color: 212
  • Synthetic Poly filling
  • pot

Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needles with a blunt point, nr. 16
  • Pins
  • Crochet hook size 2.5 mm 4/0 for the cotton

Soil

Use brown yarn—

  • Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12)
  • Rnd 3: (sc, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
  • Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
  • Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (36)
  • Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (42)
  • Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (48)
  • Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (54)
  • Rnd 10-14: sc in all 54 st (54)
  • Rnd 15: (sc in next 7 st, dec) repeat 6 times (48)
  • Rnd 16: sc in all 48 st (48)
  • Rnd 17: (sc in next 6 st, dec) repeat 6 times (42)
  • Rnd 18: sc in all 42 st (42)
  • Rnd 19: (sc in next 5 st, dec) repeat 6 times (36)
  • Rnd 20: sc in all 36 st (36)
  • Rnd 21: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 6 times (30)
  • Rnd 32: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times (24)
  • Rnd 33: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Stuff the soil with filling

  • Rnd 34: (sc, dec in next st) repeat 6 times (12)
  • Rnd 35: dec 6 times (6)

Finish the soil by taking the last strand of yarn and sewing it through the front loops of every crochet stitch that you made in the last round. Pull the yarn tight to close the hole. Now stick a needle under the hole and weave in the yarn end.

Cactus Side Part

Use green yarn—

  • Ch 15
  • Row 1: Start in the second ch from hook, BLO sc in next 14 st, ch 1, turn (14)
  • Row 2-14: BLO sc in next 14 st, ch 1, turn (14)
  • Crochet rows 1 and 14 together with a row of sl sts.
  • Cut the yarn, pull through the side sts of one open end and pull tight, weaving in the ends.
  • Stuff the cactus.
  • Now attach a piece of yarn to the top of the cactus part.
  • Sew along the side and pull the thread to get a bended shape.
  • Make a knot on the bottom side to make sure the round shape stays in place.
  • Now use the remaining thread to sew the cactus part on the long cactus.

Closing the top of the green cactus parts
Closing the top of the green cactus parts
Bending the side part.
Bending the side part.

Long Cactus

Use green yarn—

  • Ch 30
  • Row 1: Start in second ch from hook, BLO sc in next 29 st , ch 1, turn (29)
  • Row 2-22: BLO sc in next 29 st, ch 1, turn (6)
  • Crochet rows 1 and 22 together with a row of sl sts.
  • Cut the yarn, pull through the side sts of one open end and pull tight, weaving in the ends. Stuff the cactus and attach to the soil.

Flower

Start with yellow yarn—

  • Rnd 1: start 5 sc in a magic ring (5)
  • Switch to white yarn.
  • Round 2: 1 hdc, 1 db, 1 hdc in the first stitch, (1 sl st, 1 hdc, 1 db, 1 hdc in the first stitch)
  • Repeat 4 times, sl st in first st.
  • Fasten off and sew to cactus top.

Now your cactus is done! I hope you enjoyed making it.

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        Barbra Knight 

        6 months ago

        On Round 2 of the flower where it says "1 hdc, 1 db, 1 hdc in the first stitch, (1 sl st, 1 hdc, 1 db, 1 hdc in the first stitch)". Are the db supposed to be 'dc' instead of 'db'?

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