California is a desert. This means lots of Cacti. Who doesn’t love these spunky and beautiful plants?!?!? I have quite a few real ones in my “eden” of a yard.
It’s certainly a daily inspiration for me. I have also made so many of these crochet beauties!
My one big regret was not writing these patterns down to begin with. SMDH
It’s one of my most bought and requested item(s). Obviously i HAD to make a pattern for one eventually! So here it is! The very first pattern i ever wrote(not to be confused with my first posted pattern), is finally tweaked and tested and ready for you. I named it after my mother Diane because she was the inspiration for this. I’ve made her a cactus or two so that she could have a piece of beautiful Cali desert when she has to hesitantly fly back home to Pennsylvania after her visits.
Didi’s Desert Cactus:
What you will need:
Pattons wool solids. Colors of your choosing.
SC- Single Crochet
FPSC- Front post single crochet
HDC- Half Double crochet
Popcorn- Popcorn stitch.
Magic Circle. (Click HERE for Moogly’s Video Tutorial) visit Mooglyblog for more designs!!
1.) SC in 2nd sp from hook,SC across. (25)
2.) CH2, turn, FPSC across, SC in last sp. (25)
3-7.) CH2, turn, FPSC across, SC in last sp. (25)
SLST vertically across to join body.
Top of Cactus:
1.) CH2, *SC in next 5,Decrease. Repeat from * 4X (20)
2.) CH2, *SC in next 2, Decrease, Repeat from * 4X (10)
3.) CH2, Decrease until closed. Fasten off and weave in end.
arm1.) CH15, turn, SC across, CH2, turn
arm1row2.) FPSC across, SC in last sp.
Make five rows of FPSC and sew closed same as body.
Arm2.) CH10, turn, SC across, CH2 turn
Arm2row2.) FPSC across, SC in last sp.
Make five rows of FPSC and sew closes same as body.
Join to bottom of cactus (open part) with a SLST (brown yarn)
1.) SC in same sp as join, SC, Popcorn, *SC, 2SC in next sp, SC, Popcorn. repeat from * 4X SLST
2.)CH2, *Popcorn, SC, 2SC in next sp, SC. Repeat from * until end of row. Join and fasten off.
1.)Start with Magic circle. If having trouble, please visit Tamara Kelly’s tutorial, from Mooglyblog HERE.
2.) 10 HDC in circle. CH2
3.) 2HDC in each sp around. Join with SLST and fasten off
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