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)
1 1/2" terra cota flower pot
Hot glue
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).
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.

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.


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

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

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

  4. very cute, thanks for sharing the pattern

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

  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!

  7. website happens to be on tille

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

  9. Love this Cactus,have you knitted anymore ?

  10. When you can't even keep a cactus alive (like me) knit one! Perhaps we could fashion a "thumb" to make an arm? or add a knitted flower? Or make it out of jumbo yarn and/or add a cute embroidered face?...

  11. I would love to give some people at a prayer shawl retreat this pattern to make their cacti garden.