Crochet a Cactus

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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.

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Crochet Cactus Flower Pattern

Here are the abbreviations I use and what they mean:

sc = single crochet

mc= magic circle

sl st= slip stitch

st= stitch

ch= chain

hdc= half double crochet

dc= double crochet

Pattern:

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!

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