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.

In My Project Bag

Hello everyone!

My project bag is bursting at the seams! There's cat beds, amigurumi kitties and doggies, and gardens made of crochet! Let's take a look before it explodes! =)

I'm already in the final stages of the On the Road cat bed.The structure and cushion are finished, I just need to add some cute details and it's done! 

T-shirt yarn cat house

The front has a big door, and windows that your furry buddy can use to see what's going on outside! The On the Road pet house is spacious enough for two kitties or two small dogs.

Vintage caravan pet bed

The back has three windows. There are windows on the sides as well just like the real vintage caravans!

Custom amigurumi

This doggie is a custom request! The model is a cute Jack Russel Terrier mix named Penny!

I'm working on the main shapes of the body and latter I will add the spots and fur. I'm really pleased with how she is turning out. ^^ 

Minion amigurumi crochet

I started to make the small Minion first, for a keychain, but I realized I didn't have anymore safety eyes for his size, so I decided to make a bigger version while I wait for the small eyes to arrive! =)

Amigurumi cat

This one is a special project, it is inspired by Leeloo! ^^

I really want to capture the shape of her cheeks and nose, I'm trying out different techniques to see which I one like.

Amigurumi cactus

After all this, when I have a little bit of extra time, which is almost never,  I experiment with new shapes for my crochet succulent and cacti garden. These are the new shapes I came up with, all inspired by cacti and succulents I have in my own collection. =)

And that's it gang! Better start working because I don't have more space in my project bag(s)! =D

Off the Hook: Off the Hook and Amigurumi Cacti

Now that I finished all the orders I have more time to complete some projects I was working on before.

I started the Ipad cover more or less at the same time I started the cover for my mother's laptop, but I never seemed to find the time to finish it. Now i can proudly announce the cover is finished! =D

Crochet Ipad cover

I really like it! I used one of my favourite stitches, the Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch!

I finished three cacti for my Gardening with Crochet series.

Crochet cactus
Crochet Opuntia Cactus

I really like the look of the ceramic vases with the crocheted cacti! ^^

Cacto de crochet.jpg

For this one I chose to make a big and showy flower, different from what I usually make.

I want to make, at least, one more type of cactus and maybe add some other kind of plants, but I'm not sure which ones yet.

I also want to take this time to take on projects made by other designers, to learn new techniques and skills. The first one I'm going to make is Phillip the frog by Lauren Whitney from Crochet, Olé.

And last but not least, I really want to continue to work on the On the Road cat house design!

I think that these should be enough to keep me occupied for some time hehe =) 

Have fun everyone! =D