Cactus Pincushion by Amanda Berry

Cactus Pincushion

June 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
14cm tall
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


I don’t have green fingers so this is the perfect cactus for me, plus there are no spiky spikes!

I was recently asked to knit this cactus for a friend, and thought I would share the pattern with you. My friend is using the cactus as a pincushion, but you could just knit them for fun decorations.

This cactus is knit in the round (I used Magic Loop). The cactus and pot are knitted separately and sewn together. This pattern is 3 pages and written in English.


  • A 3.5mm circular needle for magic loop
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight) in green, brown and beige.
  • A few handfuls of toy filling

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Berry
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I have no objection if you wish to knit these cacti to sell to raise funds for charity. However please do not reproduce or sell this pattern.