Crochet an Amigurumi Potted Cactus
Intermediate | 54 min 42 sec
Crochet an Amigurumi Potted Cactus
You don't need a green thumb to keep this cactus happy. Crochet a smiling cactus and its pot with amigurumi designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad. Vincent specializes in Amigurumi, which is the Japanes artform of crocheting or knitting dolls. In this class, learn Amigurumi basics such as making a magic circle, working in the round to create 3D shapes, increasing, decreasing, seaming, and stuffing. You'll also work in front loops, back loops, crochet tiny flowers, and use a latch technique for adding soft, yarny cactus needles that are friendly for all fingers. This project is a great way to practice lots of different crochet techniques, plus a potted cactus is the perfect gift for your favorite plant lovers.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Worsted weight yarn in Tan, Brown, Green, Yellow, Pink, Black, White
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Poly-Fil stuffing
  • Two safety eyes
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Crochet a cute potted cactus
  • Make a magic ring
  • Work single crochet and double crochet stitches
  • Crochet in the round to make 3D shapes
  • Increase
  • Invisibly decrease
  • Work in back loops only and front loops only
  • Seam a toy together
  • Stuff a toy smoothly
  • Use a latch technique to add cactus needles
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Class Reviews
8 users recommended this class to a friend
I especially appreciated watching Vincent sew all the pieces together in a way that looks good -- this has always intimidated me about amigurumi and I picked up some good tips. Also love the Yarn Punk t-shirt and the reference to "yarn chicken" - LOL. Thanks, Vincent!
March 14, 2023
Lissa Horikawa
I like the detail work.
February 19, 2023
ShirleyA. Tomany
What a great idea for a gift or simple cheerful home decor. Very nice instructions. Thank you!
January 31, 2023