Cactivae the Cactus- Free crochet cactus pattern

This is a crochet pattern on how to crochet a beautiful cactus doll. The pattern is free and uses simple crochet terms and stitches. #CrochetCactus #AmigurumiCactus #CrochetPlant #CrochetSucculent #CactusDecor

I recently designed a crochet cactus for LoveCrafts and I have to admit I have a cactus bug! I couldn’t resist designing another one, especially when I got the new Needles yarn by Crochet Kenya. Crochet your own adorable cactus doll using this special yarn! This sweet stuffie is so soft and cuddly and will make a perfect gift for you and your loved ones!

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This is a crochet pattern on how to crochet a beautiful cactus doll. The pattern is free and uses simple crochet terms and stitches. #CrochetCactus #AmigurumiCactus #CrochetPlant #CrochetSucculent #CactusDecor

About the yarn.

Crochet Cactus Doll is made using Needles 8 ply acrylic yarn. I really loved working on it for this project. It has a really amazing texture and deep rich colours. For this project I used 1 ball of Chocolate, Ice Mint, Leaf Green and Pink. The head, body and arms of this crochet cactus is made using the colours chocolate and leaf green. I absolutely love when cactus sprout flowers and thought it would be so adorable to see this crochet cactus with tiny flowers too. For these, I used the mint green.

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This is a crochet pattern on how to crochet a beautiful cactus doll. The pattern is free and uses simple crochet terms and stitches. #CrochetCactus #AmigurumiCactus #CrochetPlant #CrochetSucculent #CactusDecor

Stuffed animals look so adorable with accessories, and it is so fun dressing them up. I thought a scarf using the pink yarn would contrast so well with the other colours and it did! This crochet cactus is a winner and I can’t wait to see all the versions you make.

This is a crochet pattern on how to crochet a beautiful cactus doll. The pattern is free and uses simple crochet terms and stitches.

Crochet cactus doll pattern.

Materials:

  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Needles 8 ply acrylic yarn in the colours: Chocolate, Ice mint, Leaf green and Hot Pink
  • 14 mm safety eyes (optional)
  • Stitch marker
  • Stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Stitches and terms used:

  • Sl st- slip stitch
  • Ch- chain
  • St(s)- stitches
  • Sc- single crochet
  • Dc- double crochet
  • Inc- increase
  • Dec- decrease

Notes:

  • Read through the pattern from beginning to end before starting your work just to be sure don’t have any questions that might cause frustration while working on the project..
  • For colour changes, when working last stitch in old colour, work as a typical sc until you have 2 loops on your hook. Use the new colour to yarn over and pull through both loops.
  • The pattern uses magic circle technique. If you are unfamiliar with this method of would like a refresher, I have a detailed tutorial on my blog post How to work & secure the magic circle

Instructions:

Head- leaf green

Ch 6.

Rnd 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next 3 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Now working on the other side of the ch, sc in the next 3 ch, sc in last ch. (12 sc)

Rnd 2: (inc) 2 times, sc in the next 3 sts, (inc) 3 times, sc in the next 3 sts, inc in last st (18 sts)

Rnd 3: (inc, sc) 2 times, sc in the next 3 sts, (inc, sc) 3 times, sc in the next 3 sts, inc, sc (24 sts)

Rnd 4: (inc, 2 sc) 2 times, sc in the next 3 sts, (inc, 2 sc) 3 times, sc in the next 3 sts, inc, 2 sc (30 sts)

Rnd 5: (4 sc, inc) 6 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 6-9: sc in each st across. (36 sts)

Rnd 10: (inc, 5 sc) 6 times. (42 sts)

Rnd 11-15: sc in each st across. (42 sts)

Rnd 16: (5 sc, dec) 6 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 17: (4 sc, dec) 6 times. (30 sts)

Rnd 18: (3 sc, dec) 6 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 19: sc in each st across. (24 sts)

Fasten off & leave a tail for sewing to the body later.

Insert eyes between rnds 9 & 10 with a 6 st space between them.

Nodes- Leaf green

1. Large node (make 1)

Rnd 1: 6 sc into magic circle. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: (inc) 6 times (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (sc, Inc) 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, Inc) 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 5-7: sc in each st across (24 sts)

Rnd 8: (2 sc, dec) 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 9: (sc, dec) 6 times (18 sts)

Sl st. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.

2. Small node (make 2)

Rnd 1: 6 sc into magic circle. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: (inc) 6 times (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (sc, Inc) 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4-6: sc in each st across (18 sts)

Rnd 7: (sc, dec) 6 times (12 sts)

Sl st. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2)- chocolate & leaf green

Rnd 1: 6 sc into a magic circle. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: (inc) 6 times. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (sc, inc) 6 times. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: sc in each st. across. (18 sts)

Rnd 5: 2 dec, sc in next 6, 2 inc, sc in next 6 sts. (18 sts)

Rnd 6: sc in each st. across. (18 sts)

Rnd 7: 2 dec, sc in next 6, 2 inc, sc in next 6 sts. (18 sts)

Rnd 8: sc in each st. across. (18 sts)

Fasten off on the 1st leg. Crochet the 2nd leg in the same way but don’t fasten off.

Body- leaf green

From the 2nd leg.Ch 3. Insert hook into the 1st st of the last rnd of the 1st leg and crochet in rnds from here throughout:

Rnd 1: 18 sc along the 1st leg, 3 sc on one side of the ch, 18 sc along the 2nd leg, 3 sc on the other side of the ch. (42 sts)

Change colour to leaf green

Rnd 2: (6 sc, inc) 6 times (48 sts)

Rnd 3-5: sc in each st. across. (48 sts)

Rnd 6: (6 sc, dec) 6 times (42 sts)

Rnd 7-9: sc in each st. across. (42 sts)

Rnd 10: (5 sc, dec) 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 11-13: sc in each st. across. (36 sts)

Rnd 14: (4 sc, dec) 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 15-17: sc in each st. across. (30 sts)

Rnd 18: (3sc, dec) 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 19-20: sc in each st. across. (24 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in your ends.

Arms (make 2)- leaf green

Rnd 1: 6 sc into magic circle. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: (sc, inc) 3 times (9 sts)

Rnd 3: (2 sc, Inc) 3 times (12 sts)

Rnd 4- 11: sc in each st across (12 sts)

Rnd 12: (sc, dec) 3 times (9 sts)

Rnd 13: sc in each st across (9 sts)

Sl st. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing onto the body.

Scarf- pink

Note: ch 3 counts as 1 dc here.

Rnd 1: Ch 4,dc in 1st ch (2 dc)

Rnd 2: Turn. Ch 3, dc in next st (2 dc)

Rnd 3: Turn: Ch3, dc in 2 sts (3 dc)

Rnd 4-22: Turn. Ch 3, dc in next 2 st (3 dc)

Rnd 23: Turn. Ch 3. Dc2tog (2 dc)

Rnd 24-25: Turn. Ch 3, dc in next st (2 dc)

Fasten off. Add fringe on both sides of the scarf

Flower (make 3)- Ice mint

In the magic circle, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2. Sl st into the magic circle.

Rpt until you have 5 petals.

Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing on later

Finishing:

  1. Attach the head to the body
  2. Fix the arms at around rnd 19 of body
  3. Attach one flower to the head and another one to the arm
  4. Add spikes and lips.
  5. Tie the scarf around your crochet cactus doll

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This is a crochet pattern on how to crochet a beautiful cactus doll. The pattern is free and uses simple crochet terms and stitches. #CrochetCactus #AmigurumiCactus #CrochetPlant #CrochetSucculent #CactusDecor

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This is a crochet pattern on how to crochet a beautiful cactus doll. The pattern is free and uses simple crochet terms and stitches. #CrochetCactus #AmigurumiCactus #CrochetPlant #CrochetSucculent #CactusDecor Cactivae the Cactus- Free crochet cactus pattern - This is a crochet pattern on how to crochet a beautiful cactus doll. The pattern is free and uses simple crochet terms and stitches.

3 thoughts on “Cactivae the Cactus- Free crochet cactus pattern”

  1. I’m having a real tough time following you Catctus pattern. I was hoping that you could do a vid on how to work the pattern. For instance, the 1st round is nothing like a regular ring. I could really use some help. Can you help me get this started?

    1. Hi Kim. I’m sorry to hear that. The first round for the head isn’t meant to look like a ring. It’s more rectangular, like how booties are made…does that help? Are you having a hard time following the instructions? Sadly I don’t have access to materials to make a video tutorial at this time but you can get in touch any time and I’ll see how I can help.

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