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Topic: I crochet a cactus (now with pattern!!)  (Read 21284 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007 04:08:24 PM »

that is the cutest cactus ever! I love it!
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007 05:42:24 PM »

OMG i love cacti! i would be super-duper happy if u posted a pattern!

great job on that! he's super cute, and i agree (with whoever said this) he would look awesome with some sewed on facial features too. or maybe a little flower on the side..

either way, i love him!

awesome job! <3
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007 05:54:17 PM »

oh so cute! I agree, this would look precious with a face or as a pin cushion. You could even put him in a tiny plant pot and weigh it down with sand. good job!
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007 07:54:47 PM »

That looks awesome! I would love a crocheted cactus!
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2007 07:58:09 PM »

What a lovely Saguaro Cactus!  (I happen to live in the Sonoran Desert, the only place in the world where Saguaros are (naturally) found.)  It's very cute - although at first not-really-paying-attention glance it looked like some kind of mitten sculpture!  ICLH!!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2007 08:46:48 PM »

Oooh i cant begin to describe how much i want your cactus!

A pattern would be awesome Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2007 02:32:27 PM »

I'm sorry for be too late, but here is the pattern:

Materials:
- Crochet hook
- Yarn
- Stitch marker
- Something to put inside the cactus (fill up(?))

Pattern:
Ch 20
1- Sc 6 rows
2- 2Sc in each St for 5 next stitches, Sc next 15 St
3- 2Sc in each St for next 10 st, sc next 15 st.
4- Sc 1 row
5- Sc next 5 St and put a stitch marker in this stitch, Sc 10 St and go to the stitch marker to make a little tube, like this:



(take of the stitch marker)

6- In the little tube Sc 4 rows
7- Sc 2, sc2tog for 1 row
8- Sc1, Sc2tog for 1 row
9- Close the branch, so you'll have:



10- Make this at the end of the branch, where it joins with the other tube and Sc 2:



11- Continue making the tube until your desire lenght.
12- Sc 3, Sc2tog for 1 row
13- Sc2, Sc2tog for 1 row
14- Sc1, Sc2tog for 1 row
15- Finish and close.

Now, you've got the cactus, fill it with cotton or something like this and turn to the hole:



Start crocheting to close it:

1- Sc 1 row
2- Sc2tog to the end and close

And that's it Smiley. I have to say that if the cactus doesn't stay up, you can sew in the finish so the base will be strong.



I added eyes and mouth Wink.
If you don't understand the pattern, please say to me and I'll help you.
I hope all is correct, that's my first crochet pattern.

Be happy!!
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Fudgegirl
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2007 06:13:03 PM »

*gaaaasp*!!!! eek! i love that!  Shocked  Cheesy  Wink  Grin
thank you so so so much for posting the tutorial/pattern!  Kiss
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sorry, this post is a bit stupid because i am delirious with cacti-loving joy!!!!
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mixi
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2007 06:33:11 PM »

oh my woooooooord!!!
lemon_yeye, you are the booooomb!!!  (sorry for all the "ooooo", but i'm delirious with cacti-loving joy tooo!!)

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2007 10:47:36 PM »



I love Cactus's, so I gave you a "This Rocks".

Your crochet cactus is so cool.  Smiley Smiley Cool
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