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How to Make Amigurumi Cactus Characters
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How to Make Amigurumi Cactus Characters

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Brighten up your day with fun amigurumi cactus characters, perfect for anyone who wants to add to their collection. Designed by @sewing_the_seeds_of_love, these cute crochet cacti are sure to make you smile. 

 

 

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How to make

Step 1 - Plant Pot 

Make 3 in yellow, coral & bright blue
Create a magic circle 
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: Inc (12dc)
Round 3: 1dc, inc (18dc)
Round 4: 2dc, inc (24dc)
Round 5: 3dc, inc (30dc)
Round 6: 4dc, inc (36dc)
Round 7: 5dc, inc (42dc)
Round 8: Work in back loops only dc around (42dc)
Round 9-18: Dc around (42dc)
Round 19: 6dc, inc (48dc)
Round 20-22: Dc around (48dc)
Round 23: Work in front loops only dc around (48dc)
**the back loops are where you attach your ‘soil' **
Round 24: Dc around (48dc)
Round 25: Work in front loops only dc around (48dc)
Round 26: Crab stitch around to finish the edge of the pot.
Fasten off and sew in the ends.

Step 2 - Soil 

Use black

Create a magic circle
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: Inc (12dc)
Round 3: 1dc, inc (18dc)
Round 4: 2dc, inc (24dc)
Round 5: 3dc, inc (30dc)
Round 6: 4dc, inc (36dc)
Round 7: 5dc, inc (42dc)
Round 8: 6dc inc (48dc)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the back loops of R23 of the pot.
Stuff with fibre filling as you go.
Finish the pot off with a chain stitch detail around the top with the contrasting colour pictured

Step 3- Flower Cactus 

Using Teal ch31
Round 1: 1tr in 2nd ch & in each st to the end (30tr)
Round 2-24: Work in back loops only, at the end of each row CH2 & turn. Tr in each st to the end (30tr)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew R1 to R24. Position the eyes & sew up one end with a running stitch & pull closed. Stuff the cactus and sew up the other end of the cactus with a running stitch & pull closed.
Sew a mouth using black and add cheek details with the pink.

Step 4 - Flowers 

Make 3 in yellow
Create a magic circle 
Round 1: Ch2, 12tr (12tr)
Round 2: Ch1, 6tr in the next st, dc (repeat 6times)
Sl st in 1st ch1, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the cactus.

Sunglasses Cactus 

Use Teal
**Work in back loops only for the body of the cactus **
Create a magic circle
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: Inc (12dc)
Round 3: 1dc, inc (18dc)
Round 4: 2dc, inc (24dc)
Round 5: 3dc, inc (30dc)
Round 6: 4dc, inc (36dc)
Round 7: 5dc, inc (42dc)
Round 8: 6dc inc (48dc)
Round 9-14: Dc around (48dc)
Round 15: 6dc, dec (42dc)
Round 16: 5dc, dec (36dc)
Round 17: 4dc, dec (30dc)
Start to lightly stuff with fibre filling.
Round 18: 3dc, dec (24dc)
Round 19: 2dc, dec (18dc)
Round 20: 1dc, dec (12dc)
Round 21: Dec (6dc)
Fasten off, sew shut, leaving a long tail to sew to the soil.

Cactus Arm

Using Teal
**continue to work in back loops only **
Create a magic circle 
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: Inc (12dc)
Round 3: 1dc, inc (18dc)
Round 4: 2dc, inc (24dc)
Round 5-9: Dc around (24dc)
Round 10: 2dc, dec (18dc)
Start to lightly stuff.
Round 11: 1dc, dec (12dc)
Round 12: Dec (6dc)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the body of the cactus.

Heart Shaped Cactus Arm 

Make R1-6 twice
Create a magic circle 
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: Inc (12dc)
Round 3: 1dc, inc (18dc)
Round 4-6: Dc around (18dc)

**Fasten off 1st but not 2nd **
Attach the 2nd part to the 1st & continue to work dc around both pieces together.
Round 7: Dc around (36dc)
Round 8: 4dc, dec (30dc)
Start to lightly stuff with fibre filling.
Round 9: 3dc, dec (24dc)
Round 10: 2dc, dec (18dc)
Round 11: 1dc, dec (12dc)
Round 12: Dec (6dc)
Fasten off & sew shut, leaving a long tail to sew to the body of the cactus.

Sunglasses 

Start with black
Make 2
Create a magic circle 
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: 1dc, [2tr], [1tr, 1dc], 1dc, ch2, 1dc, [1tr, 1dc], [1tr, CH2 st st],
Change to red.
Round 3: 2dc up the side of the 1st tr, 5dc in the next 5st, 1dc in the 2ch sp, ch2, 1dc in the same 2ch sp, 5dc in the next 5st, sl st in the 1st st of R3.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the cactus face.
Position the sunglasses on the cactus face & 2 chain stitch between the lenses to finish the sunglasses off.
Sew a mouth using black and add cheek details with the lilac. 

Cactus with Moustache 

Teal
Create a magic circle 
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: Inc (12dc)
Round 3: 1dc, inc (18dc)
Round 4: 2dc, inc (24dc)
Round 5: 3dc, inc (30dc)
Round 6: 4dc, inc (36dc)
Round 7: 5dc, inc (42dc)

Round 8-17: Dc around (42dc)
Insert safety eyes between R17 & 18.
Round 18: 5dc, dec (36dc)
Round 19-20: Dc around (36dc)
Round 21: 4dc, dec (30dc)
Start to stuff with fibre filling.
Round 22-31: Dc around (30dc)
Round 32: 3dc, dec (24dc)
Round 33: 2dc, dec (18dc)
Round 34: 1dc, dec (12dc)
Round 35: Dec (6dc)
Fasten off, sew shut, leaving a long tail to sew to the soil.


Cactus arms
Make 2 using teal
Create a magic circle 
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: Inc (12dc)
Round 3: 1dc, inc (18dc)
Round 4-8: Dc around (18dc)
Round 9: 1dc, dec (12dc)
Round 10-14: Dc around (12dc)
Round 15-17: Inc (3times), 1dc dec (3times), 1dc
Round 18: Dc around (12dc)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the body of the cactus.
Position the cactus arms and sew in place.

Cactus arms
Make 2 in teal

Create a magic circle 
Round 1: 6dc (6dc)
Round 2: Inc (12dc)
Round 3: 1dc, inc (18dc)
Round 4-8: Dc around (18dc)
Round 9: 1dc, dec (12dc)
Round 10-14: Dc around (12dc)
Round 15-17: Inc (3times), 1dc dec (3times), 1dc
Round 18: Dc around (12dc)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the body of the cactus.
Position the cactus arms and sew in place.


Cactus flowers
Using coral make 1.
Ch6, dc in 2nd ch from hook & to the end, repeat 4more times.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the head of the cactus.


Make 2
Ch5, dc in 2nd ch from hook & to the end, repeat 2more times.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the arms of the cactus.


Moustache
Using black ch13
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc 2htr, 1tr, [3tr], sl st, [3tr], 1tr, 2htr, 2dc, sl st in last st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the face of the cactus.

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