Kawaii Crochet Cactus Free Pattern and Tutorial

8:00:00 AM

Hello darlings!

Despite the fact that we are covered in a red African dust from head to toe these last weeks, here in Athens, spring is here. I realized last year that my pregnancy to Natalia – even though it was one of the best things to happen to me – left me with a handicap. I am now allergic to pollen!




My allergy is not uncommon but the main symptom rather is. I have an itchy mouth roof. I am not sneezing all the time and my nose is not always filled with snot, but my palate feels like there are a hundred ants doing the cha-cha and mambo while eating chips and throwing the crumbs to the ground (my palate) for the others to step on. It’s torture!

The one thing I found to alleviate the symptom is mint tea and today I am also giving ginger a go. Other than that, I can’t do much since we are always out and about and in the forest no less.

I did decide to not bring any more flowers in the house though. So instead I made up some kawaii cactus with my yarn! They came out pretty cute so I wrote down the pattern and I am sharing it with you today! After all, I am not the only one with allergies, am I?


This kawaii cactus is not crocheted as a regular amigurumi. The first reason for that is that not everyone can crochet amigurumi style. It has some challenges especially for a beginner.

The other reason is that I like the texture this particular way of crocheting gives. I think it’s way easier to make the ridges of this cactus this way than crocheting it in the round with amigurumi rules.


There is a bit of amigurumi in the round for the soil part but even that can be substituted with just crocheting a circle with half double crochet or single crochets.

You can use the pot to store your buttons, your paper clips or any knick knack that fits. I have mine on my desk and I occassionaly pin a note on the cactus. It makes a cute office accessory!



And since Spring is a rather good time for crafts take a look at our new C2 magazine Issue out today!

As always it’s filled with Easter crafts, natural egg dyes and yummy recipes. This time we have two lovely guest blogs with us so don’t miss the chance to check them out!


I especially love the way Eleni decided to dye her eggs. I hate synthetic coloring with a passion. That thing is pure evil! I don’t care that they say it’s not toxic. I am not eating it and I am not giving it to my kid either. Eleni’s way of dying the eggs with turmeric and cabbage leaves is awesome! Have you tried it?

How is Spring going for you? Do you celebrate Easter? Do you have any special plans? I’d love to hear your news!

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27 comments

  1. I don't crochet, but oh my goodness! That is so cute!

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  2. This is so cute! I love crochet but I am just a beginner, will give it a shot!

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  3. This is one plant I can't kill! It looks really nice and cute my friend!

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  4. I am sorry you can't have plants at home due to your allergy. But I love your "crochet plant". This cactus looks so cute. What a great idea.

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  5. this is lovely! I wish i could chrochet, I tried it a few times, but I'm a disaster xd

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  6. This is so cute. I have a few friends who do these and I am going to share this pattern with them

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  7. This is so adorable, I think the only thing I can crotchet is a scarf which took a while but was an accomplishment.

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  8. You are very creative. Never saw a cactus plant displayed this way. It really has me curious about trying to create something like it.

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  9. this is so adorable and cute. you are really great at explaining how to make this. maybe i should try and see if i can manage to get it to look like it does here. Lets see. maybe project.

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  10. Wow You're really creative...this is the cutest thing! Mine would be a disaster! lol
    Xo, Sondra
    Cuisineandtravel.com

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  11. Wonderful! They look like they are natural cacti. Loved them.

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  12. Such a cute DIY. I am going to try it by myself for sure.

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  13. Thats very creative indeed. My wife loves such things. Im sure she will appreciate the post. Bookmarking now!

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  14. Oh what a fun little crochet craft to do! My kids woudl adore these, I will have a try!

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  15. This is so cute. I wish i can make it but i don't crochet. But thanks for the tutorial it will help those who want to try

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  16. That's a cute one.. I have no clue how to make one but it looks amazing to learn.

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  17. beautiful craft work i love the colour is amazing, nice work keep it up

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  18. How beautiful this crochet cactus is, I loved that we can make such DIY things and yet keep our home full of such green things.

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  19. Amazing idea! My friend who love cactus will surely like this. I will save this so I can practice.

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  20. How creative! Crocheting the kawaii cactus ? It really looks so adorable no doubt. It evens sounds better for an Easter craft!

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  21. the most beautiful cactus ever!

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  22. How adorable is this little cactus. Love that you made this yourself.

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  23. I love this. Your yarn cactus is really pretty. I will try to create my own.

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  24. This is the cutest thing ever! I'd love to make this, thanks for sharing this adorable plant. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love everything about this artwork. The creativity, the idea, the color and the fact that it is very unique. This will be a nice gift idea. Great post

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  26. Oh my goodness this is the cutest thing! I love cacti and this is darling!

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  27. That's really cute and creative . Really good thing to decorate your room or kids room .

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