Saturday, January 15, 2011

Knit Cactus

I've created my very first pattern! Don't get too excited, it's really nothing fancy. But, I've been on the prowl for a cute little knit cactus pattern and have been unable to find one that doesn't require buying a whole book. I didn't feel like doing that for one little cactus. So, I got to crafting. Here's what I ended up with:
Isn't it cute? You can make one too! I'm planning on making some more of these...if I come up with anything exciting, I'll be sure to share!
Materials, Needles, and Finishing Bits:
Lily Sugar 'n Cream 100% Cotton yarn; Worsted; Dark Pine
US 5 double-pointed needles
yarn needle
Flower-shaped Brads (found in the paper-crafting section of your local crafty store)
Polyfill
1 1/2" terra cota flower pot
Cardboard
Hot glue
Pattern:
CO 18 sts, divide evenly on 3 dpns.
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Work in P2, K1 ribbing until piece measures 2".
*P2tog, K1* 6 times (1 round).
*P1, K1* 6 times (1 round).
*K2tog* 6 times (1 round).
Finishing:
Cut a short length of yarn and thread through remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight and thread through to the inside. Tuck loose ends of yarn into the cactus shape.
Choose a flower-shaped brad and insert near the top of your cactus. Stuff with polyfill.
Cut a small circle of cardboard that covers the base of your cactus and rests about half-way down your flower pot. Hot glue the base of the stuffed cactus to the cardboard round.
Place a bit of stuffing in the bottom of the flower pot. Hot glue the cardboard round into the flower pot.
Enjoy!

I feel like I need to put some statement in here asking you to please not distribute this pattern as your own or sell it for profit. Thanks.

8 comments:

  1. that is so cute! you should put up a picture of the cupcake you made me too!

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  2. Adorable! Too bad I only know how to crochet.

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  3. I love it! I really need to learn how to knit I think...

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  4. very cute, thanks for sharing the pattern

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  5. I love it !!!! I want one to brighten my day everyday!!!!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this! I've been looking for a crafty gift to send a crafty (in a good way) friend overseas. This one is especially great because I can mail it flat and she can stuff and pot it upon arrival! It'll cost so much less than mailing it finished, and we can both have some fun!

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  8. Thank you for sharing this pattern for free! I wanted to make a little gift for someone and this looks PERFECT!

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