Amigurumi, Crochet

Crochet Cactus Mini Series – Tall Cactus

In this 4 part mini series I will be giving you 4 detailed posts on how to make your own variations of Cacti.

This pattern is for the Tall Cactus.

These cacti patterns are also incredibly adaptive and you can use the basic parts to create hundreds of unique cacti, you can even combine the different variations in the same pot.

This mini series include 4 variations of basic Cacti:

  1. Prickly Pear Cactus
  2. Round Barrel Cactus
  3. Tall Cactus
  4. Dessert Cactus

Each pattern has the exact same “soil” pattern and the same mini plant pot.

Difficulty: Beginner

Time to create: 1-2 hours per

Time to create: 1-2 hours per cactus

Please feel free to sell what you make but please reference me and this pattern if you do. Do not sell this pattern or redistribute as your own. If you want to share this pattern, send a link to this page

What you’ll need:

  • US 4 (3.5mm) Crochet Hook
  • Yarn A: 20g brown yarn
  • Yarn B: 20g green yarn
  • Yarn C: small quantities yellow yarn
  • Yarn D: small quantities whiteyarn
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing Needle
  • Acrylic toy stuffing – I get mine here
  • Small Terracotta Plant Pot – 6cm x 6.8cm x 4cm

Abbreviations:

  • MR – Magic ring
  • CH – Chain
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SC Inc – Two single crochet stitches in the same stitch
  • SC2tog – Single Crochet two stitches together in the front loop only.
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • TR – Treble Crochet
  • * – Repeat from star to end
  • FO – Fasten off

Soil

Using yarn A:

Round 1: MR 6

Round 2: *SC Inc (12)

Round 3: *1 SC, SC Inc (18)

Round 4: 1 SC, *SC Inc, 2 SC until last stitch, 1 SC (24)

Round 5: *3 SC, SC Inc (30)

Round 6: 2 SC, *SC Inc, 4 SC until last 2 stitches, 2 SC (36)

Note: If your pot is larger continue increasing in this way until the circumference of the soil fits just inside the pot as pictured below.

At round 7:

Round 7- 15: SC around (36)

Note: If your pot is larger continue until soil fits just inside the pot as pictured below.

Round 16: 2 SC, *SC2tog, 4 SC until last 2 stitches, 2 SC (30)

Round 17: *3 SC, SC2tog (24)

Round 18: 1 SC *SC2tog, 2 SC until last stitch, 1 SC (18)

Round 19: *1 SC, SCtog (12)

Round 20:  *SCtog (6)

FO.

Cactus

Using yarn B:

CH 24

Row 1: In 2rd Loop from the hoop, SC, repeat for remaining 22 stitches, CH1 turn

Row 2: In 2rd loop from the hook, SC in the back looks only for all 23 stitches, CH 1 turn

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 11cm.

 

Assembly

Weave through one side of the cactus, drawstring close.

Sew up the side of the cactus by crocheting through the stem of the first row and the back loop of the last row.

Stuff firmly.

Weave the other side of the cactus as above and drawstring to close.

Sew to the soil.

For more detailed pictures of the sewing process – see my round cactus pattern

Flowers (Optional)

Using Yarn C:

Round 1: MR 6

Change to Yarn D:

Round 2: SS to the first stitch, in the same stitch: 2 CH, 2  TR, 1 DC. For the remaining 5 stitches: SS to the next stitch, 2 CH 2 TR, 1 DC. SS to the first stitch.

FO.

These cacti make adorable home decor or you can use it as a pin cushion!

Don’t forget to make the rest of my cacti patterns so you can have a cute cacti family!

 

If you make your own miniature cactus plants with this pattern, I would love to see them! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.

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Happy Making!

Zoe

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