Grandma-cactus. Free amigurumi pattern.

Grandma-cactus. Free amigurumi pattern.

This is a very little cactus but it is very happy. You can use it as a keychain

La versión española.

This pattern is only for free personal use. You are not allowed to translate, sell or distribute this pattern without my permission, please send a direct link to whoever wants to share this pattern. You are free to sell your finished product, but please credit the original designer when appropriate.

I used acrylic and cotton yarn to test the pattern. You can choose your favorite colors.

Necessary materials

Yarn in two colors for the pot and the cactus  (I used acrylic yarn for needles 3).
Black and rose thread to embroider the face.
White thread to embroider the “thorns”
Thread to embroider the flowers (your favorite color)
Crochet hook de 2,5 mm
Stitch markers
Yarn needle for sewing parts.
Sewing needle for embroider the face.


I use American English crochet terms

mr – magic ring
ch – chain
st – stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
sl st – slip stitch
x – repeat


flower pot

1. 6sc en mr (6)
2. 6 inc (12)
3. (1sc, 1 inc) x 6 (18)
4. 18sc (18)
5. 18sc (18)
6. (8sc, 1 inc) x 2 (20)
7. 20sc (20)
8. (9sc, 1 inc) x 2 (22)
9. 21 hdc, 1 sl st.
10. Work in back loops only. (9sc, 1 dis) x 2 (20)
11. Work through both loops. (8sc, 1 dis) x 2 (18)
12.(1sc, 1 dec) x 6 (12)

Stuff the flower pot.
13. 6 dec (6)

Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

The big part

1. 6sc en mr (6)
2. 6 inc (12)
3. (1sc, 1 inc) x 6 (18)
4. 1sc, 1 inc, (2sc, 1 inc) x 5, 1sc (24)
5.  (3sc, 1 inc) x 6 (30)
6-9. 30sc
10. (3sc, 1 dec) x 6 (24)
11. 24sc
12. (4sc, 1 dec) x 4 (20)

Cut the yarn, but leave long tail for sewing. Stuff it.

The little part

1. 6sc en mr (6)
2. 6 inc (12)
3. (1sc, 1 inc) x 6 (18)
4-5. 18sc  (18)
6. (1sc, 1 dec) x 6 (12)
7. 12sc.

Cut the yarn, but leave long tail for sewing. Stuff it.

Sew the big ball with the flower pot in the 10th round of the pot.

Sew the small ball over the big ball as if it were a topknot.

Embroider eyes and mouth with black thread. The blushes with the pink thread.

Embroider the “thorns” using the French knot stitch with the white thread.

Embroider the flowers using the lazy daisy stitch.

Congratulations! Your Grandma-cactus is ready! Use your fantasy, your favorite yarn and hook!

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