Prickly Pear Cactus

Crocheted Prickly Pear Cactus

Crocheted Prickly Pear Cactus

Hook size: 2.00 mm

Weight: 1 cotton

Key
Sc - single crochet
Ch- chain
Sc2tog- single crochet 2 together
Sl st- slip stitch
Hdc- half double crochet

Main Body of Cactus

Row 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook and join with a slip stitch to first sc

Row 2: ch 1 2 sc in each sc around. Join with so st to first sc. (12)

Row 3: 3rd and alternate rows: ch 1 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Row 4: ch 1 2sc in first sc. * 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from* to last sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc.(18)

Row 6: ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. * 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from* to ladt 2 sc. 1 sc in each of ladt 2 sc Join with sl st to first sc (24)

Row 7: ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. * 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from* to last 3 sc. 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. (30)

Row 8 - 11: As 3rd row.

Row 12:Ch 1. * sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Repeat from* around row. Join with sl st to first st. (24)

Row 13 and 15: ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Row 14: ch 1.*sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Repeat from* around. Join with sl st to first st. (18)

Row 16: ch 1. * Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from* around. Join with sl st to first st(12) Fasten off leaving a long tail. Flatten the cactus and using the long tail sew bottom of Cactus closed.

Nubbin(optional)

Row 1: ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.

Row 2: ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc (12)

Row 3: ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. * 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from* to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. (18)

Row 4-6: ch 1 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Row 7: ch 1 *sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Repeat from* around. Join with sl st to first st. (12)

Row 8: ch 1 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Row 9: ch 1 (sc2tog) x6. Join with sl st to first st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Flatten nubbin and using the long tail sew the bottom closed and sew the bobbin to the main body of the cactus.

Flower(optional)

Row 1: ch 2. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook join with so st to first sc.

Row 2: Ch 2(1 hdc. 1 sc) in first sc.*(Sl st.Ch 2.1 hdc.1 sc) in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in sl st at base of bag ch 2. Fasten off leaving a long tail to attach onto the bobbin.

Inspired by Yarnspirations



Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Knitting and Crocheting Projects.