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Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti
November 22, 2010 Julie Free Crochet Patterns Remember these guys? I posted them a few months ago, I think. They’ve all found homes but now I’m back to share the patterns so you can make your own! I hope you enjoy! Please share a link to pictures of your cacti in the comments if you make one! :D

I made these ones in tiny terra cotts pots (purchased at Michael’s for about 60 cents, I think). And I crackle painted them (tutorial here). But in case you don’t want to do that or can’t find the right pot, I also designed a crochet pot pattern for you! (pics below) SUPPLIES ● Size E crochet hook ● Yarn needle ● Stitch Marker ● Worsted weight yarn: Green (CA), Brown (CB), 2 colors for the flower (CC & CD), 1 color for the pot (CE) ● 6mm safety eyes (2 for each) ● Stuffing ● Plastic Pellets (recommended for filling the crocheted pot) ● Black embroidery floss ● Tiny terra cotta pot (optional- you can crochet a pot instead) The pot I used is approx. 2 inches in diameter at the top and 1 1/2 inches tall. ● Hot glue gun (not needed if you’re crocheting the pot) ABBREVIATIONS ch – chain sc – single crochet ea – each st – stitch rep – repeat rnd – round
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(6) rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st (12) rnd 3: [1 sc. 2 sc in next st] rep around (18) rnd 4: [2 sc. but remember to keep your stitches tight. 2 sc in next st] rep around (30) rnd 9-11 (3 rnds): 1 sc in ea st (30) sl st to join at the end of rnd 11 rnd 12: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). then double crochets are also used).com/blog/?p=471 2/14 . You’ll probably want to use a stitch marker to mark your rounds. rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. In back loops only – 1 dc in ea st (30) invisible join and FO www. Ch 2.24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti sc2tog – 2 single crochets together (decrease) sl st – slip stitch FO – finish/fasten off CA – Color A (cactus) CB – Color B (dirt) CC – Color C (flower) CD – Color D (flower center) CE – Color E (pot) INSTRUCTIONS This pattern is worked in rounds using single crochets (unless you’re making a crochet pot.gleefulthings. Or a circle 30 sts around measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter. POT With CE. If you’re using a regular pot. Gauge is not important if you’re crocheting a pot. you’ll need to check your gauge to insure that your cactus will fit into the pot. Gauge is: 6 sc = 1 inch. 2 sc in next st] rep around (24) rnd 5-7 (3 rnds): 1 sc in ea st (24) rnd 8: [3 sc. Do not join at the end of rounds except where the patterns says to.

24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti THE TALL ONE With CA. 2 sc in next st] rep around (18) rnd 4-11 (8 rnds): 1 sc in ea st (18) *insert eyes between rnds 5 & 6 with 3 sts between them* *use a small scrap of embroidery floss to embroider a mouth between the eyes* rnd 12: [1 sc. sc2tog] rep around (12) rnd 13: 1 sc in ea st (12) *stuff* With CB: rnd 14: In front loops only – [1 sc.gleefulthings. 2 sc in next st] rep around (30)* * You may not need to complete this round. 2 sc in next st] rep around (18) rnd 15: [2 sc. (6) rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st (12) rnd 3: [1 sc. Ch 2. FO www. Keep checking to see if the dirt is wide enough to fit the pot and stop when you’re happy with the fit.com/blog/?p=471 3/14 . rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2 sc in next st] rep around (24) rnd 16: [3 sc.

2 sc in next st] rep around (30)* * You may not need to complete this round. Ch 2. rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2 sc in next st] rep around (18) rnd 4: [2 sc. sc2tog] rep around (18) rnd 10: [1 sc. (6) rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st (12) rnd 3: [1 sc. 2 sc in next st] rep around (24) rnd 5-8 (4 rnds): 1 sc in ea st (24) *insert eyes between rnds 5 & 6 with 3 sts between them* *use a small scrap of embroidery floss to embroider a mouth between the eyes* rnd 9: [2 sc.24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti THE STUMPY ONE With CA. sc2tog] rep around (12) *stuff* With CB: rnd 11: In front loops only – [1 sc. 2 sc in next st] rep around (18) rnd 12: [2 sc.com/blog/?p=471 4/14 . Keep checking to see if the dirt is wide enough to fit the pot and stop when you’re happy with the fit. FO www.gleefulthings. 2 sc in next st] rep around (24) rnd 13: [3 sc.

Ch 2. rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2 sc in next st] rep around (18) rnd 4-6 (3 rnds): 1 sc in ea st (18) *insert eyes between rnds 3 & 4 with 3 sts between them* *use a small scrap of embroidery floss to embroider a mouth between the eyes* With CB: rnd 7: In front loops only – [2 sc. 2 sc in next st] rep around (24) rnd 8: [3 sc. (6) rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st (12) rnd 3: [1 sc.com/blog/?p=471 5/14 .24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti THE WEIRD ONE With CA. Keep checking to see if the dirt is wide enough to fit the pot and stop when you’re happy with the fit. FO *stuff* Making the top nub: With CA. 2 sc in next st] rep around (30)* * You may not need to complete this round. (6) rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st (12) rnd 3-4 (2 rnds): 1 sc in ea st (12) rnd 5: sc2tog 6 times (6) *stuff* Cut a piece of yarn long enough to attach this nub to the top of the first half. Attach using your yarn needle. rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 2. FO www.gleefulthings.

1 sc in 5th ch from hook. stitch around the edge of the dirt. FO ASSEMBLY If you made a crocheted pot: Fill the pot with plastic pellets or stuffing. Next. I try to line the dirt up with the bottom of the final rnd of the pot so it’s a little bit lower than the top edge. make three french knots in the center of the flower. 1 sc in same ch as previous sc] 4 times. ch 5.com/blog/?p=471 6/14 .24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti FLOWER With CC. FO leaving a piece of yarn long enough to attach the flower to the cactus. With a scrap of CD and your yarn needle. make a couple stitches to attach the flower to the top of the cactus.gleefulthings. [ch 3. they’ll help the bottom stay flatter so it doesn’t tip over. www. attaching it to the inside of the pot. using a piece of CE and your yarn needle. FO Using the piece of CC that you left and your yarn needle. I recommend pellets.

Derivative works are prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Next.24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti If you’re using a regular pot: If your pot has a hole in the bottom of it. you can glue a little blob of CB in to cover/plug the hole. You might also like these posts: Tutorial Round Up Crochet How To: Invisible Join Free Crochet Pattern: Waffle Cone Slouchy Hat Favorite Finds Leave a Comment Name (required) E-mail (will not be published) (required) Website Submit Comment 43 Responses to “Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti” www. please consider supporting me by purchasing a pattern from my shop. This pattern and anything made from it may not be used for commercial purposes. You may not resell or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole.gleefulthings.com/blog/?p=471 7/14 . Thanks for considering! :) TERMS OF USE: This pattern is protected by United States & International Copyright law. using your hot glue gun. just a little bit lower than the top edge. Copyright © 2010 Julie King / Gleeful Things. you can fill the pot with stuffing or plastic pellets. Your support will help insure that I’m able to continue making new patterns to share (both free & paid). Quickly place the cactus/dirt on top of it and press down for a minute until the glue cools. If you use this free pattern. This pattern and items made from it are intended for your personal use only. make a line of glue all the way around the inside of the pot. Then. You may not sell anything made from this pattern.

2011 at 12:35 pm 8/14 www.. Reply 3. I’d love to see! :) Reply Mel says: March 20. 2010 at 3:10 pm Wonderful! How I am wishing I could crochet.jpg Reply 6.] A plant I might not kill? WIN! Free pattern here. 2010 at 7:29 pm [. inspire : Tiny Cacti « sky / dra*** / **mini says: November 22.. Chicks says: April 11.com/uploads/melliechicken/57857351/IMAG0799_medium2. I love them! I have made one tall cactus so far and can’t wait to make the other two types. 2011 at 4:09 pm My cactus is happily sitting on my desk at work :) http://images4. 2011 at 11:45 am I’ve never made them with thread! That will probably be really cute and so so tiny! I look forward to seeing them! :) Reply 4. Kellie says: April 2. I am in an ornament exchange and these would be perfect.24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti 1. Heike says: January 5.. VirginiaTaylors says: December 6.] Hoy toca post ganchillero que hace un montón que no publico nada del tema…En la web de Gleeful things hay algunos patrones gratis. como por ejemplo este gorro que tiene pinta de quedar muy bien puesto. 2011 at 5:21 pm I LOVE cacti! These are super cute. 2011 at 2:46 am [. Mel says: March 13.com/blog/?p=471 . Reply Julie says: March 15. Thank you for sharing! Reply Julie says: April 6. 2011 at 2:29 pm Thank you! I’m glad you like! I heart cacti too! :) Reply 7.ravelrycache. [. 2011 at 11:18 am You’re welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying the pattern! You should post a pic of your cacti. Patrones gratis de ganchillo | Desenfoque gaussiano · Design and inspiration says: March 4. 2011 at 10:08 am very cute… have you made these in thread yet? I think I want to try them in thread… I will send a picture if they come out okay :D Reply Julie says: January 5.....] Reply 2.gleefulthings.] Reply 5. 2011 at 3:10 pm Thank you for these patterns.. y unos pequeños cactus… [.

rnd 3: [1 sc. Reply 12. 2011 at 9:26 am Thank you so much for the cacti pattern.com/projects/Ch1x/tiny-cacti Chicks Reply Julie says: April 13. I can’t wait to crochet these adorable little guys. I love your entire blog and I am very happy that I came acroos it when searching for the cacti.24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti Hey! Thanks for posting this pattern. then 2 sc in the stitch after that :) Very cute cacti. She kills all plants. 2011 at 4:12 pm Emily I’m sure you’ve already worked it out.de/2011/10/09/week-40-this-is-forever/ I sure will make some more. My cactus is abut 15cm tall. He’s from Phoenix AZ and sometimes gets homesick. Week 40 – This is forever « tina langheinrich says: October 9. 2 sc in next st] rep around (18) rnd 4: [2 sc.ravelry. Reply 11.gleefulthings.] Reply 9. this article: Cacti on Gleeful Things. 2011 at 6:54 am [. Thanks so much for sharing these patterns. I wasn’t sure how that made 24 stitches and if there is something I’m missing. 2011 at 10:59 pm aw it’s cute!! Thanks for sharing the picture with me! :) Reply 8. 2011 at 12:04 pm Julie. made of some green acrylic yarn from which you can only make [. I have a friend who grows cacti and it’s going to make an awesome Christmas gift. this will cheer him up a little! lol Pics on Ravelry here if you’d like to see them! http://www.tinalangheinrich.. BTW. 2011 at 6:57 am Hello Julie. 2 sc in next st] rep around (24) If there are 2 sc in the first and then 2 sc in the second repeated.. Lu Ann says: November 11. Kathy Robinson says: November 3. You are so kind to share your designs. I wonder if I could figure out a way to join the dirt so I could do multiple cacti in one bigger pot. emily says: November 28. hmmmm. but I would read round 4 as 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches.. Tina says: October 9.] it but was certainly inspired through a picture search on Google and among others. Reply www.. thank you for this pattern! I did not follow it but the pictures inspired me to wing a simple cactus: http://blog. 2011 at 11:37 am I LOVE these! I’m working on the pot right now and I’m a little confused with the 4th row. Greetings from Germany! Tina Reply 10. Please help! Reply Monique says: December 27. I made the tall one for my husband. I might need to make a few for my Mum.com/blog/?p=471 9/14 .

Thanks Judy Reply 23. I will be making these soom for this special person Reply 16. 2011 at 9:13 am I have a friend who loves cacti. Beth says: December 27. Judy says: December 27. Allie says: December 27. 2011 at 5:58 pm These are so adorable. Patricia Jones says: 10/14 www. Robbie says: December 27. I have a Cactus garden and will ad these to it as soon as the weather has changed. I intend to make them all and have a waterless cacti garden! Reply 17. Thank you so much for sharing you wonderful gift. 2011 at 10:01 am Ilove these. An the Octo-ma-pus. to my collection of Octopus. I’m going to try them. 2011 at 7:41 pm I think the cactis plants are very cute. RB. so it did’nt turn out as neat as yours. Thanks Judy Reply 21. 2011 at 10:02 am PS: You are so talented.gleefulthings. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.! Reply 22. I want to make these for a friend in Arizona who is well-off and hard to buy gifts for. but i still love it! =D Reply 14. I am on disability and can use up yarn scraps for these and send her a cute gift!! Reply 19. And the Octo-ma-pus. crocheting is still new to me – flat things ok. I have a Cactus garden and will ad these to it as soon as the weather has changed. I can’t wait to try and crochet these.com/blog/?p=471 . 2011 at 3:21 pm These are absolutely adorable. 2011 at 8:55 am Gleeful is right! So fun! Found via FreeCrochet. Diane says: December 27. Carol says: December 27. Reply 20. to my collection of Octopus. 2011 at 7:28 pm Adorable. they are so cute. I laughed harder with each picture of the cacti. Judy says: December 27. 2011 at 8:05 pm Adorable. Carolyn Hartle says: December 27.24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti 13. Reply 18. non-flat…challenge! This will be a fun challenge! Reply 15.A says: December 1. Allie says: December 27. 2011 at 5:20 am I just finished making my cactus! im just a beginner.com just made me smile all over – I’m from Texas living in Maryland so a little bit of home is always fun! Thanks for sharing your talents! I hope I can make a couple.

2012 at 9:14 am I teach crochet at a rec center for seniors. Thanks for the pattern! Reply 32. I’m new to crocheting but I want to try fun things to learn. I put 5 in one of the pots(it takes 4/5 to hold up a twist) I have sold many of these hair pots at craft fairs. and they would be a pickup for her. Gloria says: January 21. Em M. Ashley Rose Johnson says: December 28. how many stitches should I have after I complete the six single crochet? I just don’t know how I should be counting the slip stitch and chain that come at the end of the round. Verity says: January 23. thanks for sharing your pattern Reply 24. 2012 at 6:28 am Very nice Thank you for pattern. I think they would be a cute thing to give to my sister. 2012 at 5:50 pm Beautiful. ty Gloria Reply 29. They are a BIG HIT<3 Thanks for this added joy.the translation Washington horrible if you need help in the translationi will help you Reply 27. then chained one to go to round one. These are super cute. she is having a lot of problems. and don’t glue down the “frosting” on the cupcake so I can fill the pot with small candies.com/blog/?p=471 . I also make the mini cupcake pot. I hot glue a button to the side of the pot. and attach them to hairpins. Vickie Doyle says: January 2. but I’m a beginner still and I’m having trouble getting my stitches to come out in the proper amount on the tall one. 2012 at 7:37 pm these are soooo cute I am going to attempt making one. I will give you credit for the cacti pattern…I always give credit where due. says: February 13. 2012 at 10:07 pm This is kind of a silly question. Jenn says: January 11. and of course i will buy a patterns Reply 31. I’m always looking for something small.gleefulthings. I chained two. so I am definately going to bookmark your pattern & try it. really turned out cute. 2012 at 9:33 pm I just made one of the tall ones… It is SO CUTE! Thank you for a WONDERFUL tute! Xo Reply 30. Ivette says: February 13. 2011 at 12:01 pm I love your Cacti Pattern this would be great for giving to cacti growing people and be great as gifts but i would not sure the pattern! Reply 25. I made one using googly eyes instead of small black ones. Reply 26.i could not find it anywhere. 2011 at 8:12 pm I love the little cacti. 2012 at 9:08 am 11/14 www. I bought ‘many’ of these small pots a couple years back. made a slip stitch.ect. so I want to get them right. Adele says: January 6. Marisa says: February 14.24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti December 27. When I saw these I thought they would be perfect for them. I disassemble small silk flowers. 2012 at 12:38 pm These are sooo cute. I make “Hair Pots” . I am going to make some of them. How can you not smile when you look at one of these? they are so cute :) Reply 28. These are just so cute.

] cushion or two anyway.] Reply 36..com/blog/?p=471 12/14 .] Reply 37.. These little cacti are adorable! Reply I'm Julie. & I have bought a few!! :D Reply 35. A Terrarium with a Twist (or Two!) « Nat. Getting Crafty | For.. 2012 at 10:34 am [. Pon un cactus de crochet en tu vida | © 2012 ObjetivoLaLuna says: April 2. 2012 at 6:23 pm You are absolutely inspiring! Thank you for the patterns and for all of your other beautiful and adorable patterns and projects..e.. More about me. I got my idea from http://www.Blog.earth@gmail.. a crochet designer from Southern California...] Reply 34.gleefulthings. says: August 15.. www.] I could crochet some realistic looking cacti (i. 2012 at 7:23 am [. but I did [. Nikki says: December 8.24/01/13 Gleeful Things » Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Cacti I love amigurumis Reply 33...] Gleeful Things (con patrón).com/blog/?p=471 and simply made a few modifications.. 2012 at 9:44 am I love these!! :) I’m making a collection of them for spring/summer decorations for my living room! All your patterns are fab. Mitten and Makings (con patrón).love... but as soon as I discovered this pattern from Gleeful Things I just knew they were perfect for my [. Sascha love to knit (con [.. 2012 at 5:25 pm [. My blog is a place for me to share little bits of my daily life as well as all of the crafty stuff I'm working on.Ro.com says: February 14. I didn’t have a spare flower pot anywhere. Kristen says: March 24. I decided to give it a go and post it for the challenge. without faces).gleefulthings.

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