Today, we are going to crochet a very happy little cactus. This fast and easy crochet project will make a perfect toy for your baby. You could even add a rattle. Or you might as well just put it into a little pot and put it in your office. I guess, you have a lot more ideas how to use this cutie, so let’s just go ahead and start!

You need

Green yarn (1-2 skeins)

Little bit of black yarn for the face

Hook, that is a little too small for your yarn (I use 3,0 when 4,0 is recommended)

Filling

Needle, scissors and everything you need for crocheting comfortably

Abkürzungen

bpsc = back post single crochet

dec = decrease

inc = increase

sc = single crochet

Trunk

  1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
  2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
  3. R: [sc, inc] 6x (18 sc)
  4. R: [3 sc, inc] 6x (24 sc)
  5. – 40. R: (35 rounds) 24 sc

41. R: 24 bpsc

42. R: 12 dec (12 sc)

43. R: 6 dec

Cut yarn and weave in the end.

Arms

  1. R: crochet 20 sc directly to the side of the trunk, so that they form a square
  2. R: 20 sc
  3. R: 20 sc
  4. R: 20 sc
  5. R: 20 sc
  6. R: sc around, except 1 triple at the top (22 sc)
  7. R: sc around, except 1 triple at the top (24 sc)
  8. R: sc around, except 1 triple at the top (26 sc)
  9. R: sc around, except 2 dec at the bottom and 1 triple at the top (26 sc)
  10. R: sc around, except 2 dec at the bottom and 1 triple at the top (26 sc)
  11. R: sc around, except 2 dec at the bottom and 1 inc at the top (25 sc)
  12. R: sc around, except 2 dec at the bottom and 1 inc at the top (24 sc)
  13. R: sc around, except 2 dec at the bottom (22 sc)
  14. R: sc around, except 2 dec at the bottom (20 sc)
  15. R: 10 dec
  16. R: 5 dec

Cut yarn and weave in the end.

Do the other arm in the same way on the other side.

If you wish you can give your cactus a face as seen on the picture.

Ready you are with your cactus!

P.S. I gave the cactus a little add-on in form of a sombrero hat. I publich the pattern as 1-minute-crochet video on my instagram account today, so you might want to rush over and watch it, save it and most of all crochet a hat for your cactus. You’ll find my profil here.