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Ever since my cactus died ( I’m not the greatest at remembering to water plants), I wanted to crochet myself a new one. I found a cute free cactus pattern last night that I just had to make!
I changed up the pattern a little bit by joining rounds and crocheting in the back loops only. Otherwise, everything is done just like the pattern. I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the shades mushroom (for the dirt) and tea leaf (for the cactus). I used a 2.75mm hook and my cactus came out tinier than I expected.
Because the pattern for the tiny cactus flowers isn’t given, I came up with my own pattern! I used pink and yellow cotton embroidery thread and a 1.75 mm hook to make them.
Crochet Cactus Flower Pattern
Here are the abbreviations I use and what they mean:
sc = single crochet
mc= magic circle
sl st= slip stitch
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
row 1: 6 sc in mc, sl st to first st
row 2: In the first stitch ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc, sl st
ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc, sl st in each of the next 5 stitches
sl st to first ch, finish off
leave a long tail of thread so you can attach them
Once you’ve sewn on the flowers, find your cactus a home! I crocheted my own mini pot but a cactus would look cute in an old tea cup or a glass jar. let me know how you pot your cactus!