Free Crochet Cactus pattern by Ina Rho
Free Crochet Cactus pattern by Ina Rho

A crochet cactus has been on my to-do-list since I learned to crochet (that is years!), and every now and then I have been looking for small terra cotta pots in local stores, with no luck. At last I went on ebay and searched for it, and realized these are widely available on ebay for a decent price, I bought 10 5.5x 5.5 cm terracotta pots for a little above 100 NOK, and I got them in just a couple of weeks (but it might take longer).

CACTUS STYLE #2

Equipments:
For this cactus you need:
Small amount of brown yarn calling for a 2.5mm hook (I used DROPS Safran 50g/160cm):Β 
Some green yarn (I used some sparkling light green that I unfortunately don’t remember the name of)
Tiny amounts of yellow and orange yarn (or whichever colors you’d like for the little flower)
Something for stuffing/filling,Β  like polyester filling
2.5 mm hook
Needle

For this one you will only fill the brown part. Make sure you crochet pretty tight.

This one fits a 5.5 cm x5.5 cm terra cotta pot;

Using brown yarn:

R1: 6sc in MR
R2: inc x6 (12)
R3: (sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: In BL only; sc24
R6: 24sc (24)
R7: 24sc (24)
R8: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
R9-13 (5 rnds): 30sc
R14: (4sc, inc) x6 (36)
R15: (4sc, dec) (30)
R16: (3sc, dec) (24)
R17: (2sc, dec) (18)
R18: (sc, dec) (12)
cut, join green yarn
R19: 12sc (12)
R20: (1sc, inc)x6 (18)
R21: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R22-30: (9rnds) 24sc
R31: (3sc, inc)x6 (30)
R32-34: 3rnds 30sc(30)
R35: (3sc, dec)x6 (24)
R36: (2sc, dec)x6 (18)
R37: (sc, dec) x6 (12)
R38: dec x6 (6)

BIG “ARM”:
R1: 6 in MR
R2: inc x 6(12)
R3: sc, inc)x6 (18)
R4-7 (4rnds) 18sc (18)
R8: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R9-13(5rnds): 24sc (24)
R14: (2sc, dec) x 6(18)
R15: (sc, dec) x6 (12)
R16: dec x6 (6)

 

Free Crochet Cactus pattern by Ina Rho
Free Crochet Cactus pattern by Ina Rho

 

SMALL “ARM”:
R1: 6 in MR
R2: incx6 (12)
R3-7 (5 rnds): 12sc(12)
R8: decx6 (6)

FLOWER
With orange: 6 sc in a MR (6)
Attach yellow yarn: *ch2, make a cluster of 4dc, ch2, sc in same st, sl st to next* repeat around (=6 petals)

Free Crochet Cactus pattern by Ina Rho
Free Crochet Cactus pattern by Ina Rho

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