Fruity Barrel Cactus by Susan Harrison

Fruity Barrel Cactus

Knitting
August 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.25 mm (D)
30 - 80 yards (27 - 73 m)
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This pattern is available for $2.00.

If you love cacti, making squishy miniatures, and using up odds and ends of yarn, this pattern is for you. It uses both knitting and crochet techniques. Knitting makes sense for the green cactus body, since the real cactus looks ribbed. Crochet bobbles are a quick and easy topping, like icing on a cake.

Yarn requirements: worsted weight acrylic or wool for the body, DK/sport weight yellow for fruit, any splitty brown yarn for the former-flower sprigs. Mainly, you want a thinner yarn for the fruit bobbles than the green cactus.

Many thanks to my dear friend Brenda for testing the pattern. You’re the best!

If you have questions or suggestions, drop me a note. I’m happy to help.