Cactus pincushion: crochet pattern


Hi everyone!

Today I'm going to show this cactus pincushion I crocheted a while ago. I think it is really helpful while your sewing. It is inspired on this pattern I found on the internet, but I changed the cactus a little bit.

This is what you need: a crochet needle of 2.5 mm, cotton wool in green, brown and blue (or you can use a different color for the cactus pot) and 2 safety eyes of 6mm.

Start with making the cactus pot:

Round 1: start with blue, magic loop, 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc, 12 sc
Round 3: 2 sc in each second sc, 18 sc
Round 4: 2 sc in each third sc, 24 sc
Round 5: 24 sc
Round 6: 24 sc
Round 7: 24 sc
Round 8: 2 sc in each fourth sc, 30 sc
Round 9: 30 sc
Round 10: 30 sc
Round 11: 30 sc
Round 12: for the border of the pot you have to crochet the last round half double crochets, 30 hdc

And than you have to make the cactus, of course:

Round 1: start with green, magic loop, 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc, 12 sc
Round 3: 2 sc in each second sc, 18 sc
Round 4: 18 sc
Round 5: 18 sc
Round 6: 2 sc in each third sc, 24 sc
Round 7: 24 sc
Round 8: 24 sc
Round 9: 24 sc
Round 10: 24 sc
Round 11: 24 sc
Round 12: decrease by crocheting each third en fourth sc together, 18 sc
Round 13: 18 sc
Round 14: 18 sc
Round 15: 18 sc
Round 16: change color in brown, 2 sc in each third sc, 24 sc
Round 17: 2 sc in each fourth sc, 30 sc

Sew the cactus and pot together and fill with some stuffing, and you can put a smaal piece of carton in the pot that it can stands up better.

I hope you liked it! And what do you use as pincushion?