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« on: May 07, 2019 05:27:12 AM »

I am making a lot of these lately, trying to figure out how to write some patterns for the different shapes.

For my teacher friend to take to work, a green desk decoration that needs no attention.


I had fun with the octopus like shape of the light green one.


The base takes up a lot of yarn, and time. To solve that, I made just the top part. The bucket gets stuffed with tissue paper and a small amount of hot glue on the sides of the "dirt" holds it in place just fine. If wanted a weight can be added to the bottom of the bucket for stability but the cactus aren't that heavy so it's not necessary.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019 05:31:58 AM »

I love them all!  And I like that you used different shades of green, great way to use up scraps
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019 05:35:55 AM »

If I had scraps :/. I got rid of them all in the great destashing purge of 2018, lol. I needed new yarn for this project. I will be making a LOT of cacti, hope y'all don't get sick of seeing them Cheesy.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019 06:11:38 AM »

These are wonderful CLM! 

I may have to make one of these for Lana.  Fun, cute, and she doesn't need to water them.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019 04:51:31 PM »

I'm working on patterns but if you are any good at crochet they are easy enough shapes to figure out Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019 03:51:00 AM »

Lana actually has a kit with patterns, so what I am hoping to do is to sit with her and show her how.  I still want to make her one for her Bday!

Can't wait to see your patterns CLM!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019 09:37:38 AM »

I love your mix of tones of green.  It adds a great deal to the realistic feel of them.  And I love the idea of NOT poking/scratching myself on actual cactus spines.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019 07:30:39 AM »

Love this!

Give me back my yarn...ha ha ha ha...
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019 03:48:21 PM »

Love you!  So glad to see you Always!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019 08:14:16 PM »

I really like that octopus one!  You are such a genius making all these cool cacti!
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