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Amigurumi Cactus Garden

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Materials:


- worsted weight yarn: cactus color, graft color, soil color, flower color, & flower pot color

- size G (4mm) crochet hook

- stuffing

- glue (I used a hot glue gun)

- yarn needle



 

Abbreviations:


ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

fphdc = front post half double crochet

dc = double crochet

Dec = sc2tog or invisible decrease

BLO = Back Loops Only

st / sts = stitches



 

Instructions:



You will need to make one Pot Plug and one Flower Pot Base for each cactus.

 

POT PLUG


This is to make sure the stuffing doesn't fall out of the bottom hole of the flower pot before you attach the flower pot base. Use any color yarn you want for this because this part will not be visible when your cactus is completed.

Starting with a magic ring, 6 sc into ring.

2 sc in each st around.

(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st)twice.

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Glue this piece to the inside of the bottom of the flower pot to plug the hole in the pot.


FLOWER POT BASE


With flower pot color, start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into ring.

Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)

Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)

Round 3: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)

Round 4: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (30)

Round 5: Sc in BLO of each sc around. (30)

Round 6: (Dec, sc in each of next 13 sc)twice. (28)

Round 7: Sl st in each st around.

Sl st in next st and fasten off.



 

ROUND CACTUS WITH FLOWER



CACTUS


With cactus color, start with a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.

Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)

Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)

Rounds 3-4: Sc in each sc around. (24)

Round 5: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (32)

Rounds 6-8: Sc in each sc around. (32)

Round 9: (Dec, sc in each of next 6 sc)around. (28)

Rounds 10-12 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (28)

Sl st in next sc and fasten off.


FLOWER


With flower color, ch 2. 6 sc in second ch from hook.

Round 1: (Ch 2, work [hdc, dc] in next st, sl st in next st)three times.

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.


FINISHING


Fill the flower pot with poly-pellets or stuffing.

Glue the flower pot base to the outside bottom of the flower pot.

Glue the pot plug to the inside bottom of the flower pot.

With glue, attach the cactus to the inside of the flower pot.




TALL ROUND CACTUS WITH FLOWER & BUD


 

CACTUS


With cactus color, start with a magic ring and 7 sc into ring.

Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)

Round 2: Sc in each sc around. (14)

Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)around. (21)

Rounds 4-6 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (21)

Round 7: (Dec, sc in next sc)around. (14)

Round 8: Dec around. (7)

Round 9: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)

Round 10: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (21)

Round 11: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (28)

Rounds 12-18 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (28)

Round 19: (Dec, sc in each of next 12 sc)twice. (26)

Round 20: Sc in each sc around. (26)

Sl st in next sc and fasten off.


FLOWER


With flower color of choice, ch2. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Round 1: Sc in each st around.

Round 2: Working in back loops only, *(sc in next st, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next chain, hdc in next chain, sc in same space), repeat from * four more times. (5 petals)

Sl st in first sc and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Sew flower to cactus.


FLOWER BUD


With flower color of choice, ch2. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rounds 1-2: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off flower color and attach cactus color by pulling up a loop through the last stitch worked.

Round 3: Sc in each sc around.

Sl st in next sc and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Sew flower bud to cactus.


FINISHING


Fill the flower pot with poly-pellets or stuffing.

Glue the flower pot base to the outside bottom of the flower pot.

Glue the pot plug to the inside bottom of the flower pot.

With glue, attach the cactus to the inside of the flower pot.




GRAFTED CACTUS



CACTUS


With cactus color, ch 15.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in BLO of each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in each of last 3 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sc in each of next 10 sc, Dec twice, sc in each of last 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.

Row 10: Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in each of last 5 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Repeat Row 3.

Row 13: Sc in each of next 5 sc, Dec three times, sc in each of last 6 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 14-15: Repeat Row 2.

Row 16: With wrong sides together, hold front row to back row and sc down both rows at once.

Now you should have what looks like a tube.

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

 

GRAFT


With graft color, start with a magic ring and into ring work (sc, hdc) four times. (8 sts)

Round 1: (2 sc in next sc, fphdc in next st)around. (12 sts)

Round 2: (2 sc in each of next 2 sc, fphdc in next st)around. (20 sts)

Round 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, fphdc in next st)around. (28 sts)

Round 4: Sc in BLO of each sc, fphdc in each hdc. (28 sts)

Rounds 5-8 (4 rounds): Sc in each sc, fphdc in each hdc. (28 sts)

Round 9: (Sc in next sc, Dec twice, sc in next sc, fphdc in next st)around. (20 sts)

Round 10: (Dec twice, fphdc in next st)around. (12)

Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Add stuffing.


FINISHING


Fill the flower pot with poly-pellets or stuffing.

Glue the flower pot base to the outside bottom of the flower pot.

Glue the pot plug to the inside bottom of the flower pot.

Use yarn needle and thread tail of yarn through the stitches around the opening of the graft piece. Pull stitches to cinch and match the size of the opening of the cactus piece to the size of the opening of the graft piece.

Fill with stuffing and sew both pieces together.

Attach soil color to the cactus piece by pulling up a loop anywhere along the bottom ring of the cactus.

2 sc around base of cactus.

Work a few rounds sc in each st around.

Add more stuffing, if needed.

With glue, attach this part to the inside of the flower pot.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Hannah for offering your free patterns, I appreciate them very much and value your site. I'm very excited to try these cactus patterns, and can't wait to try more of what your site has to offer
    Mahalo from Hawai'i ; )

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  2. What a beautiful garden! Thank you for sharing!

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