Free Crochet Cactus Pattern: A Quick Plushie to Love

This cuddly crochet cactus pattern makes for a great weekend project or last minute gift for a kid or baby. Set your cactus on a shelf as home decor or tuck it in bed with the little ones. I promise this cactus is ouch free.

I love crocheting for my kids. They are at an age where they look forward to seeing what I have made them. When my 18 month old daughter say her cactus she reached out and said, “Please.” She proceeded to hug her new little friend.

This quick and easy crochet cactus is perfect for summer home decor or as a plushie for kids and babies. Free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet. #crochetcactus #crochetplush #cactuspillow

I do love making my kids plushies and toys, but sometimes I am short on time, so having this crochet cactus pattern made from Bernat blanket yarn, really helps me make something quick and very special for the ones I love.

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I have made several plushies out of Bernat Blanket yarn including a Sloth, Carrot and Easter Eggs. This yarn is so soft and works up so fast.

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The crochet cactus pattern is great because you can use scraps of blanket yarn from other projects. The pot and flower can be made from any color. The flower I made is from left over Bernat Blanket Ombre yarn that I used for Spike the Sloth.

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Crochet Cactus Pattern Materials

1.68 oz or 36 yds Bernat Blanket Yarn Green

1.68 oz or 36 yds of Bernat Blanktet Yarn Brown

0.14 oz or 3 yds Bernat Blanket Yarn Pink

Crochet Hook Size M/N 9mm

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Stitch Marker

18mm Safety Eyes

2-3 ft Black Acrylic yarn or Blanket Yarn

Polyfil

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Stitches and Abbreviations

MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

SlSt – Slip Stitch

BLO – Back Loop Only

FLO – Front Loop Only

St(s) – Stitch(es)

R – Round

Gauge and Finished Size

4 Sc = 2 Inches and 4 rows = 2 Inches

Final Cactus sits 10 inches tall.

This quick and easy crochet cactus is perfect for summer home decor or as a plushie for kids and babies. Free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet. #crochetcactus #crochetplush #cactuspillow

Crochet Cactus Pattern

Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Cactus Pot is worked in continuous rounds.

Crochet Cactus Pot

R1: Using Brown, Work 6 Sc into a MC. (6)

R2: *Work 2 Sc into the next St,* repeat form *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

R3: *Work a Sc into the next St, Work 2 Sc into the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

R4: *Work a Sc into the next 2 Sts, Work 2 Sc into the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

R5: *Work a Sc into the next 3 Sts, Work 2 Sc into the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

R6: Work a Sc into the BLO or the next 30 Sts. (30)

R7-10: Work A Sc into the nest 30 Sts. (30)

R11: Work a Sc into the FLO or the next 30 Sts. (30)

R12: Work A Sc into the nest 30 Sts. (30)

R13: Work A Sc into the nest 30 Sts. Slst to the next St. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet Cactus pattern instructions

Crochet Cactus

Leave a long starting tail.

Ch 15

R1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. (14)

R2-30: Ch1, turn, Sc into the BLO of the next 14 Sts.

Fasten off leaving a long tail.

 instructions

Crochet Cactus Flower

This flower is a single row worked into a Magic Circle.

R1: Working into a MC, *Ch3, Dc, Ch3, Slst to MC* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. Fasten off and pull your MC tight to tighten the middle of the flower.

Crochet Cactus Top Hat

R1: Using Brown, Work 6 Sc into a MC. (6)

R2: Work 2 Sc into the next St, repeat form to a total of 6 times. (12)

R3: Work a Sc into the BLO of the next 12 Sts. (12)

R4-5: Work a Sc into the next 12 Sts. (12)

R6: Work a Sc into the FLO of the next St, Work 2 Sc into the FLO of the next St repeat from to a total of 6 times.

R7: Work a Sc into the next 2 Sts, Work 2 Sc into the next St repeat
from to a total of 6 times. SlSt to the next St, fasten off and
weave in your ends.

Assembly

First lay your Cactus flat and position the safety eyes or embroider on eyes. Remember that the piece will stretch a little when you stuff it, so place the eyes a little closer together than you want them to be.

Cactus pattern instructions

On one end use the long starting tail to run a gathering stitch around the stitches in the side of the rows. Use this to gather all the stitches tightly together and secure them with a knot.

Use the other long tail to sew the Cactus to the cactus pot.

Now use the side opening of the cactus and stuff it with Polyfil. Using another strand of yarn sew up the side seam. I like to use an invisible stitch or whip stitch. Learn how to sew crochet pieces together with this video tutorial.

instructions

Sew on the Cactus flower or top hat and embroider a little mouth and eyelashes on our cactus friend using black acrylic yarn or blanket yarn.

Your Crochet Cactus Plushie is complete and ready for snuggling.

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2 Comments

  1. Nana K

    June 11, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Absolutely love these. They are so cute! Pinned!

    1. Lindsey

      June 11, 2019 at 11:12 pm

      So happy you like them. I am working on the video tutorial now,

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