Camel Stitch Cactus by Rina Artstain

Camel Stitch Cactus

December 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
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This pattern is available for free.

This cactus is an excellent project for learning Camel Stitch, which is a fun, soft, stretchy and extremely versatile stitch which gives a faux-knit-rib effect.
These make excellent last minute gifts, since they only take about an hour to make, and they are right on trend lately. If you skip crocheting the pot and buy a cheap cute planter at the dollar store they will take even less time and won’t be any less appreciated, I’m sure.

  • Gauge is not critical for this project, use thicker yarn to get a larger result or lighter yarn for a smaller result.
  • Use a smaller hook than recommended for the yarn you are using, the camel stitch is quite loose and we don’t want the stuffing to show.
  • Written instructions here are for the tall and thin cactus, but you can easily change the number of stitches and rows to change the shape of the cactus, you can go for tall and thin or short and squat, according to your preference.