Friday, October 24, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern for Cactus - Amigurumi Plant (English version)

Amigurumi Plant - Cactus




Material:-
  • Worsted –weight yarn, Brown, Beige & Green color
  • F/5 3.75mm crochet hook
  • Poly-Fil or any stuffing of your choice
  • Yarn needle
  • 3” diameter plastic pot

Abbreviation Key:-
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet (triple crochet)
  • ch = chain stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • dec = decrease (join next 2 sts into 1)
  • inc = increase (2 sc in next st)
  • BLO = back loop only
  • FLO = front loop only

Notes:-
  • I love greenery, but I'm a bit forgetful, I always forget to water my plant! But it's alright now, I have this cute little cactus that make my cubicle look fresh and lively everyday!
  • Crochet in a spiral. Use something to mark the first stitch of a round and move it up as you work.
  • “The Magic Circle” is use to start each piece. Alternative technique: ch 2, then sc x6 into the second chain away from the hook. Slip stitch to join the round. This creates Round 1.


FLOWER:-
Use Beige colour yarn.
Round 1: Magic circle with a base of 6 stitches = 6 sts
Round 2: (1 sl st, 1 sc, 1 dc, 2 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc, 1 sl st in ONE stitch) x6
Round 3: Fasten off and leave a 6” tail for sewing.

CACTUS:-
Use Green colour yarn.
Round 1: Magic Circle with a base of 6 stitches = 6 sts
Round 2: inc x6 = 12 sts
Round 3: (1 inc, sc in the next st) x6 = 18 sts
Round 4: (1 inc, sc in the next 2 sts) x6 = 24 sts
Round 5: sc in the next 24 stitches = 24 sts
Round 6: (1 inc, sc in the next 7 sts) x3 = 27 sts
Round 7-8: sc in the next 27 stitches = 27 sts
Round 9: (1 dec, sc in the next 7 sts) x3 =24 sts
Round 10-11: sc in the next 24 stitches = 24 sts
Round 12: (1 dec, sc in the next 6 sts) x3 = 21 sts
Round 13-14: sc in the next 21 stitches = 21 sts
Round 15: (1 dec, sc in the next 5 sts) x3 = 18 sts
Round 16: sc in the next 18 stitches = 18 sts
*Sew the FLOWER between Round 3 & 4.
**sl st and leave a 12” tail for sewing.
***Stuff CACTUS body with Poly-Fil and sew onto the SOIL’s body.

SOIL:-
Use Brown colour yarn.
Round 1: Magic circle with a base of 6 stitches = 6 sts
Round 2: inc x6 = 12 sts
Round 3: (1 inc, sc in the next st) x6 = 18 sts
Round 4: (1 inc, sc in the next 2 sts) x6 = 24 sts
Round 5: (1 inc, sc in the next 3 sts) x6 = 30 sts
Round 6: (1 inc, sc in the next 4 sts) x6 = 36 sts
Round 7-12: sc in the next 36 stitches = 36 sts
Round 13: (1 dec, sc in the next 4 sts) x6 = 30 sts
Round 14: (1 dec, sc in the next 3 sts) x6 = 24 sts
Round 15: (1 dec, sc in the next 2 sts) x6 = 18 sts

*sl st and stuff the body with Poly-Fil. Position and sew CACTUS onto the SOIL’s body.