Sunday, 10 February 2019

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Chubby Cactus - free pattern and video tutorial!

Free crochet cactus pattern


Chubby Cactus Pattern


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(USA Stitch Terms)

Materials needed:

           Cygnet Chunky yarn in “Kiwi” - available from Snufflebean Yarn
           Cygnet Chunky yarn in “Chocolate” - available from Snufflebean Yarn
           A scrap of black and pink yarn
           4mm hook - I use Clover Amour hooks available from Snufflebean Yarn or Amazon
           10mm safety eyes - I buy mine from CelloExpress
           Stuffing
           Pom Pom - from Amazon (optional: alternative crochet flower – please see details below)
           Terracotta Plant Pot (5cm tall, 6cm across) - I buy mine from Amazon
           Stitch Marker (optional)
           Needle
           Scissors

Stitches used:

Magic ring / circle
Sc (single crochet)
Inc (increase = 2sc in same stitch)
Dec (decrease = 1sc over 2 stitches)
Slip Stitch (ss)
BLO (Back Loop Only)


Video Tutorial:




Written Pattern:

Cactus body

Using Kiwi yarn, leave a long tail (approximately 12”) for sewing

Chain 13

1.         Sc in 2nd ch from hook, then sc in next 11ch. Ch1, tur             [12]

2.         BLO sc across, ch1, turn.                                                                [12]


Repeat Row 2 until you have 22 rows in total

Ch1, ss12 to join ends together, ch1

Cut yarn leaving a long tail (approximately 12” long) for sewing

Form a running stitch around the top of your cactus using one of your long tails of yarn. (see video)

Pull yarn to gather the top of your cactus and knot tightly on the inside.

Attach safety eyes (see video) and stuff.

Form a running stitch around the base of your cactus and gather loosely.

DO NOT CUT YOUR YARN.

You will use your remaining yarn tail to sew your cactus to his soil.


Video Tutorial:



Written Pattern:


Soil  

working in continuous rounds 
– repeat the pattern between the asterisks *  * X number of times

Using Chocolate yarn

Into MR, 6sc                                     [6]

*inc* x 6                                             [12]

*1sc, inc* x 6                                     [18]

*2sc, inc* x 6                                     [24]

*3sc, inc* x 6                                     [30]

BLO sc in each stitch around         [30]

*3sc, dec* x 6                                    [24]

Sc in each stitch around                 [24]

Sew cactus to soil - see video

*2sc, dec* x 6                                    [18]

Sc in each stitch around                 [18]

Stuff your soil – see video

*1sc, dec* x 6                                     [12]

Sc in each stitch around                 [12]

*dec* x 6                                            [6]


Finish stuffing soil, cut yarn, form running stitch around outside loops of last 6 stitches and gather. 

Weave in your end and plant your new cactus buddy into his pot :D


Alternative to Pom Pom – Crochet Flower

*flower will be added on Thursday 14th Feb 2019! Make sure to check back*


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