Ball cactus (notocactus) by Nuria Álvarez

Ball cactus (notocactus)

June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
2.0 mm
62 - 66 yards (57 - 60 m)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Do you like to have plants around but do not have enough time for them? Do you want to have a cactus in your office but you are worried of pricking your fingers with it? This cute ball cactus (Parodia sp.) is the solution. Fast and easy to crochet, this cactus will bring joy to your home or office, especially if you combine it with my bunny-ear and barrel cacti!

The PDF includes step-by-step written instructions and visual references and photo-tutorials to help you, and it is available in English and Spanish.

Level: beginner-intermediate.
You need to be familiar with the basic stitches used in amigurumis (chains, single crochet (US)/double crochet (UK), slip stitches, increases), and also with back post and front post stitches, working in the front or back or 3rd loop only, joining two pieces together with single crochet/double crochet, and with sewing parts. There are photo-tutorials to learn how to crochet back and front post stitches, and how to work in the front or back or 3rd loop only with both right- and left-handed versions, if you need them.

Yarn and hooks: You can use any yarn weight you prefer, you only have to choose a suitable hook so you can crochet tight enough so the stuffing does not show.

Feel free to contact me here or on Instagram to give me your feedback or if you have any doubt!

This pattern and its contents are only for personal use; please, do not copy, edit, redistribute or sell this pattern. You are welcome to make and sell items using my pattern, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere, and use your own photos to sell them. Please mention me as the designer when posting online or selling finished items. Thank you!