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

Do you remember my other cactus?

I think it’s time to extend the cactus family!

Crochet Cactus – Equipments

I used these  5.5x 5.5 cm terracotta pots
Small amount of brown yarn calling for a 2.0-2.5mm hook (I used DROPS Safran 50g/160cm): 
Some green yarn (for the cactus itself), tiny amount of yellow, pink and red yarn (or whatever color you’d like your flowers to be)
Something for stuffing/filling,  like polyester filling
2.0-2.5 mm hook (or whatever fit your yarn .. using sport weight yarn and this size hook like I did the cactus will fit a 5.5×5.5-pot. If you got a bigger pot use a bigger hook and suitable yarn)
Needle to attach and weave in ends

Cactus Pattern

Start with 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)
R15-16: 36sc
R17: (4sc, dec )x6(30)
R18: (3sc, dec) x6 (24) – Fill and continue fill as you go
R19: (2sc, dec) x6 (18)
R20: (sc, dec) x6 (12)
R21: dec x6 (6)
Make 4 «arms»and attach all to the «soil»

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

ARM1:
R1: 6 i MR
R2: incx6(12)
R3: (sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: 18sc
R5 (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R6: 24sc
R7 (2SC, DEC) x6 (18)
R8: (SC, DEC)x6
R9-10: 12sc

ARM2:
R1: 6 i MR
R2: incx6(12)
R3: (3sc, inc) x3 (15)
R4-(18rnds): 15sc

ARM3:
R1: 6 i MR
R2: incx6(12)
R3: (sc, inc) x6 (18)
5rnds 18sc
R3-10 (8 rnds): 12sc
Leave a long tail for attaching to main body, fill the «arm» firmly

ARM4:
R1: 6iMR
R2: inc x6 (12)
R3-11 (9rnds): 12sc

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

Make 2 flowers and attach to arm 2 and 3

Free crochet cactus pattern
Free crochet cactus pattern

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Disclaimer: This pattern is for free personal use only. You are not permitted to sell or distribute this pattern without my permission, please direct link whoever you want to share this pattern with. You are free to sell your finished product but please credit the original designer when suited (ex; «Crochet cactus. Original design by Ina Rho/inart.no»)

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