Crochet a cactus

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Crochet a cactus - Trend alert! The cactus is totally hot and a must have in your designed interior. If you do not like the prickly, colourless beauty, you should love this gentle alternative. These crocheted cacti are soft, cuddly and colourful and easily made by following this free pattern!

Cute, small cacti are very trendy at the moment. To just follow the trend we crocheted this huggable guys. There are four different patterns so you can vary widely. These plants are also ideal for those without green fingers!
For the right 'cactus colours' we used different types of yarns. The green shades of the Cabotine and Coton 4 by Phildar do well for this desert plant, but also the Cotton Aran has beautiful, suitable shades. Of course we finish the cacti with cheerful flowers from Phil Coton 3.

Materials:
- 1 ball Phildar Cabotine colour 30
- 1 ball Phildar Phil coton 4 colour 44
- 1 ball Rico Creative Cotton Aran colour 41
- 2 balls Rico Creative Cotton Aran colour 58
- 1 ball Phildar Phil Coton 3 colour 84, 77, 34
Crochet hook no. 2, 2,5, 3, 3,5
- Small jars 7 cm diameter, height 7 cm
Stuffing

Stitches used:
ch = chains
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Crochet pattern cactus:

Soil
Creative Cotton Aran colour 58, crochet hook 3.5mm.
The soil is worked in the same way for each potted cactus.
Start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring.

Row 1: sc 2 in each st (= 12 sts).
Row 2: * sc 1, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 18 sts).
Row 3: * sc 2, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 24 sts).
Row 4: * sc 3, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 30 sts).
Row 5: * sc 4, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 36 sts).
Row 6: * sc 5, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 42 sts).
Row 7: * sc 6, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 48 sts).
Rows 8-11: sc 48.
Row 12: *sc 6, sc2tog*. Repeat ** to the end (=42 sts).
Row 13: *sc 5, sc2tog*. Repeat ** to the end (=36 sts).
Row 14: *sc 4, sc2tog*. Repeat ** to the end (=30 sts).
Row 15: *sc 3, sc2tog*. Repeat ** to the end (=24 sts).
Row 16: *sc 2, sc2tog*. Repeat ** to the end (=18 sts).
Stuff the ball.
Row 17: *sc 1, sc2tog*. Repeat ** to the end (=12 sts).
Row 18: sc2tog 3x (= 6 sts).
Cut the yarn, pull through the last sts and pull tight, weaving in the ends.

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Crochet a cactus with flowers
Phildar Cabotine colour 30 and crochet hook 2.5mm.
Ch 25.

Row 1: start in the 2nd ch from the hook and sc 24, 1 turning ch.
Rows 2-20: sc 24 worked in the back loop.
Crochet rows 1 and 20 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 in the pot.

Flowers
Phil Coton 3 colour 34, Phil Coton 3 colour 77, crochet hook 2mm
Start with a magic ring and sc 10 in the ring.

Row 1: ch 2, dc, hcd in the same st, sl st in next st, *[hdc, dc, hdc] in next st, sl st in next st*. Repeat ** 3x. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop.
Work the heart of the flower in colour 77 by embroidering a double cross stitch on top.
Attach the flowers on the cactus.

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Crochet a cactus with red bulb flower

Phildar Phil Coton 4 colour 44, crochet hook 3mm
Start with a magic ring and sc 6 in the ring.

Row 1: sc 2 in each st (= 12 sts).
Row 2: * sc 1, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 18 sts).
Row 3: * sc 2, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 24 sts).
Row 4: * sc 3, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 30 sts).
Rows 5-13: sc 30. Bind off.
Shape the cactus and try to squeeze it, to give it 3 lamina. Add a little bit filling in the middle of the cactus, not too much or else it will become too round. Attach to the soil in the pot.
 
Red bulb flower
Phil Coton 3 colour 84, crochet hook 2.5mm.
Ch 13.

Row 1: start in the 2nd ch from the hook and sc 12, 1 turning ch
Rows 2-26: sc 12 worked in the back loop.
Crochet rows 1 and 26 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 ball and close up the other side as well. Attach the flower on top of the cactus.

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Crochet a Round cactus

Creative Cotton Aran colour 41, crochet hook 3.5mm.
Ch 20.

Row 1: start in the 2nd ch from the hook and sc 19, 1 turning ch.
Rows 2-32: sc 19 worked in the back loop.
Crochet rows 1 and 32 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 ball and close up the other side as well. Attach the cactus to the soil in the pot.

Flower
Phil Coton 3 colour 77, Phil Coton 3 colour 84, crochet hook 2mm.
Start with a magic ring and sc 6 in the ring.

Rows 1-2: sc 6.
Row 3: In this row, work in the back loop only. sl st, *ch 12, sl st in the next st*, repeat ** 5x, closing the row with a sl st in the same st as where you started in row 3, but in the front loop.
Row 4: Work this row in the same sts as row 3, but in the front loops only. *ch 12, sl st in the next st*, repeat ** 5x. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Attach a few scraps of yarn in the heart of the flour. Attach the flower on top of the cactus.

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Crochet a quadruple cactus

Phildar Phil Coton 4 colour 44, crochet hook 3mm.
Start with a magic ring and sc 6 in the ring.

Row 1: sc 2 in each st (= 12 sts).
Row 2: *sc 1, sc 2 in the next st*. Repeat ** to the end (= 18 sts).
Rows 3-7: sc 18 (small, cactus 1)
Rows 3-11: sc 18 (large, cactus 2)

Start with a magic ring and sc 6 in the ring.
Row 1: sc 2 in each st (= 12 sts).
Rows 2-9: sc 12 (small, cactus 3)
Rows 2-15: sc 12 (large, cactus 4)
Stuff the cacti and attach them to the soil in the pot.

Flowers

Phil Coton 3 colour 34 and 84, crochet hook 2mm.
Start with a magic ring and sc 6 in the ring with colour 34. Close the row with a sl st. Change to colour 84.

Row 1: *ch 4, start in the 2nd ch from the hook and sc 3, sl st in next st*, repeat ** 5x. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Attach the flowers on the cactus.

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