In My Project Bag: Gardening with Crochet II

As you might have guessed by now, I’m working on the second Gardening with Crochet amigurumi pattern! =D

This time the woolly garden will include:

Saguaro cactus amigurumi home decor

The mighty Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea).

This guy was born from a request made from one of you guys! Requests and suggestions are always welcome, so fire away! ^^

Amigurumi crocheted brain cactus in skull

The funny Brain Cactus (Mamillaria elongate ‘cristata’).

The skull and brain of Yorick, as I like to call this amigurumi fella, were finished a long time ago but I wasn’t sure on how to crochet the eyes. I tried simple eyes, leaving it blank with just the depressions from the needle sculpting, and tried many different types of flowers. The flowers were definitely the way to go, always reminding me of the sugar skulls that I love so much! It was only when I tried these flowers on him that I thought he was completed! I truly love him and he will be on my desk watching my every move forever! ^^

Amigurumi golden barrel cactus

The well known Golden Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus grusonii).

I’m not sure if I’ll make flowers for this big guy or little babies around his base… I’m leaning more and more to the babies… What do you think? Babies or flowers?

Echinopsis amigurumi cactus

The elegant Echinopsis subdenudata cactus.

I really want to crochet the flower for this guy and really want to make it justice!

Amigurumi crinkle leaf cactus

And this time I decided to include a succulent in our amigurumi garden: the Crinkle-Leaf Plant (Adromischus cristatus).

The Crinkle-Leaf Plant just has a few leafs for now but I think it’s coming on very well!

Also, this time I want to have a bit of fun with the pots so I think I might crochet one or two! =)

If you can’t wait to have your own crochet cactus you can check out the first bundle of the series: Gardening with Crochet I

Off the Hook: Amigurumi Saguaro Cactus

As you may know I started working on the second volume of Gardening with Crochet!

This volume is going to have new cactus and succulents and some fun pots too!

First to be finished was the saguaro cactus! =)

Amigurumi Saguaro cactus

The Saguaro cactus was a custom request and made me think that was time for another Gardening with Crochet bundle! =D

I love receiving requests that challenge my skills and with this one the bent arms were a must! I think it came out well! I really like it and the person who requested it liked it too! =)

I'm already working on the next cactus and having lots of fun doing it! I think you are going to like it! =D 

Amigurumi Pattern: Gardening with Crochet

One of my passions, besides crochet and amigurumi is gardening, and in that world I love orchids, succulents and cacti! My orchid collection, while very loved, is small, but my succulent and cacti collection reaches almost 200 specimens!!! So I really had no choice in the matter… this pattern had to be made! =D

Amigurumi cactus and succulents

These cacti are inspired in the Organ Pipe cactus (Pachycereus marginatus), the Pincushion cactus (Mammillaria), the Star cactus (Astrophytum asterias), the Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica), the Spider cactus (Gymnocalycium horstii), and the Peanut cactus (Echinopsis chamacereus). 

Crochet pincushion cactus

They can be used as pincushions or as decoration! They add a fun detail to any part of your home! In your desk, in your kitchen's window sill, on your favorite shelf or among your real plants! =D

These guys don't need sunshine and don't need to be watered, they'll last forever! Perfect for those friends that keep loosing the plants you gift them! =)

Crochet prickly pear pattern

The pattern includes a tutorial on how to attach the cacti to a ceramic or plastic pot, giving the plant an even more realistic look! =)

This PDF pattern has 28 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques.

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