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Casey Cactum – Free Pattern


I’ve been making a bunch of Ms. Prickles for an upcoming craft fair. My son decided he needed to sketch a Cactus for me to make.

Tommy's sketch
Mom – make me this.

I did as I was asked. Here’s Casey Cactum, another addition to my collection of Cacti.

Crochet Cactus Pattern

As always, this pattern is not tested, if you find any errors, let me know.

Please use #drunkenauntwendy if you make him so I can find him.

Here’s your pattern:

Materials

Yarn in Tan, Lime Green, Sky Blue, Hot Pink
Embroidery Floss in Black
Size E Crochet Hook
2.5 inch Terra Cotta Pots
Poly fiberfill
Glue if you want
Large eye blunt needle

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
INC – 2 Single Crochet in designated stitch
DEC – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
DC – Double Crochet
FLO – Front loops only
BLO – Back loops only

Gauge is not important for this project unless you have purchased a kit. Using the right size hook is important to ensure you have enough yarn.

Notes: Almost the entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.
Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

BASE
In Tan, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 7: SC row in BLOs [36].
Round 8: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30]
Round 9: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 10: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 11: (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].
Stuff
Round 12: DEC 6 times in BLO.
Fasten off. Using a long tail sew up opening. Once you have sewn on the body stuff into the pot. You can glue it in if you want. I recommend gluing it in to keep it in place.

BODY

In LimeCH 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Rounds 8-15: 8 rows SC [42 stitches in each row].
Round 16: (DEC, 5 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 17: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30].
Round 18: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Using embroidery floss, embroider the face using the picture for reference. Double up to make the features show up better.

Using Hot Pink,

Embroider Cheeks using straight stitches.
Thread tail through the last year to close up the bottom a little.

Stuff firmly. Sew to Base.

FLOWER
In Sky Blue
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch around, slip stitch to join [12].
Round 3: In FLOs (3 DC in 1st Stitch, Slip stitch in next stitch) 6 times, [6 DC, 6 Slip Stitch].

 

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