Crochet Cactus In A Cup – Free Pattern!

If you’re someone that can’t keep a plant alive, this one’s for you. This free pattern will allow you to make a very cute crochet cactus in a teacup to decorate your home or give as a gift!


Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes

I love the look of a pretty cactus in a room. Unfortunately, it’s true: I don’t know how to take good care of plants, and they all end up dying! Right now I have one, ONE little plant on my front porch and it’s fighting for its life. So I decided to make this little cactus to brighten up a plantless room, and though I ended up giving it to my Mom, I plan to make a few more little crochet cactus plants to make my house a bit greener!

So here is the pattern for my crochet cactus! I find it easy to make and really fun, because you can use any colors that you want to customize it to your likes. I decided to make it in a cup because I couldn’t find a small enough pot, but I ended up loving it even more, since it looks so cute and tiny!


Notes about this pattern

SIZE
6.5″ tall (including the cup) using medium worsted weigh yarn size 4 and a 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook.
You can adjust the size of your cactus by using thicker or thinner yarn and a different crochet hook.
Use the hook size that you find best to achieve a tight fabric so that the stuffing will not be visible.

ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
mr: MAGIC RING: make single crochet stitches into an adjustable loop
sc: SINGLE CROCHET
ch: CHAIN
inc: INCREASE: make two single crochet in the same stitch
dec: DECREASE: make two stitches together
sl: SLIP STITCH
(  ): REPEAT: repeat the pattern between the parentheses the number of times specified
[  ]: TOTAL STITCHES: number of total stitches in a round

MATERIALS
Yarn (Colors: brown, green, pink, yellow)
Crochet hook: 3.75 mm (F)
Stuffing (polyfil, fiberfill, etc)
Small cup
Yarn needle
Scissors
Stitch marker
(optional)

Materials Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes

OTHER NOTES
– This pattern is worked in continuous spiral without joining rounds, unless otherwise specified.
– You can use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the beginning of a round so that you don’t get lost.
– Please, do not sell this pattern or the finished product. If you want to share the pattern, please provide a link to it instead of copying or reprinting it 🙂

Cup Size Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes

My cup has 2.5 inches in diameter, and is 2 inches tall. You could also use a terracotta pot or any other cute small container. Another option is to crochet your own cup!


Crochet Cactus Pattern

SOIL
*work with brown yarn
1: sc6 into mr = [6]
2: (inc) 6 times = [12]
3: (sc1, inc) 6 times = [18]
4: (sc2, inc) 6 times = [24]
5: sc in each stitch = [24]
6: (sc4, dec) 4 times = [20]
7: sc in each stitch = [20]
8: (sc3, dec) 4 times = [16]
9-12: sc in each stitch = [16]
13: (sc2, dec) 4 times = [12]
Stuff with polyfil firmly.
14: (dec) 6 times = [12]
Make a slip stitch, fasten off and weave in ends.

01 Soil - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes
02 Soil - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes

Make sure that it fits inside your cup! If it doesn’t, you might try making it with a different size hook, or maybe changing to another cup or pot.


These are the 3 green parts of the cactus:

03 Cactus Parts - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes

And here’s how to make them:

LARGE PART
*work with green yarn
1: sc6 into mr = [6]
2: (inc) 6 times = [12]
3: sc in each stitch = [12]
4: (sc1, inc) 6 times = [18]
5-6: sc in each stitch = [18]
7: (sc4, dec) 3 times = [15]
8: sc in each stitch = [15]
9: (sc3, dec) 3 times = [12]
10: sc in each stitch = [12]
Stuff with polyfil lightly.
Make a slip stitch, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Attach this part to the soil.

05 Attach Big Part - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes
06 Big Part - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes


MEDIUM PART
*work with green yarn
1: sc6 into mr = [6]
2: (inc) 6 times = [12]
3-4: sc in each stitch = [12]
5: (sc2, dec) 3 times = [9]
6: sc in each stitch = [9]
Stuff with polyfil lightly.
Make a slip stitch, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Attach to the top.

07 Medium Part - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes
08 Medium Part

 

It doesn’t have to be in the exact same position as I attached it. You can change it up if you want!


SMALL PART
*work with green yarn
1: sc6 into mr = [6]
2: (sc1, inc) 3 times = [9]
3: sc in each stitch = [9]
4: sc2, dec, sc3, dec = [7]
5: sc in each stitch = [7]
6: dec, sc5 = [6]
Stuff with polyfil lightly.
Make a slip stitch, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Attach in front of the big part.

09 Small Part - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes


 

FLOWERS
*work with pink yarn (or any color you like!)
1: sc5 into mr = [5]
2: (sc1, ch3, sl in the same st) 5 times
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Make another flower using the yellow yarn.
Attach them anywhere you’d like!

04 Flowers - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes
12 Finished - Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes

I attached the pink flower on top of the medium sized green part, and then I attached the yellow flower on top of the smallest green part.


 

Enjoy your cute crochet cactus!

Window Crochet Cactus Free Pattern - Paper and Landscapes

Wasn’t that easy? I hope you liked this pattern, and are able to make your very own cute crochet cactus. It makes a really nice gift, and it looks so cute anywhere in the house or office.

If you find any errors in the pattern, please let me know so that I can fix it! 🙂

Note: If you’d prefer to buy the finished cactus, instead of making your own, please contact us!

Check out other cute patterns by CyanRoseCreations at their Etsy shop.


 

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6 thoughts on “Crochet Cactus In A Cup – Free Pattern!

  • May 25, 2016 at 8:31 pm
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    I wish you would do a video about the inc and dec stitches. I’m new to crochet and trying to google how to do this is not be successful. I would love to create this. Help??

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    • May 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm
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      Hi !! Thank you for writing us!
      “inc” means INCREASE: make two single crochet in the same stitch.
      “dec” means DECREASE: make two stitches together.
      We’re planning on making some videos later on, but for now, I’ll give you this link: http://learntocrochet.lionbrand.com/faq/524.html where you can read a better explanation on how to increase and decrease, and there’s also a short video on that page that shows you how to make an increase. Also, the first 30 seconds of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcycT1YmSSM shows you how to make a decrease. 🙂 I hope that helps!

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  • December 14, 2016 at 9:57 pm
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    Me gustó! Todo lindo y explicado …El paso a paso para mí es muy importante por eso busco siempre proyectos acompañados de sus patrones. Muchas gracias .!

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    • December 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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      Gracias por tu lindo mensaje. Que lo disfrutes! 🙂

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