Niñocactus and Luciflor by Maria Sommer

Niñocactus and Luciflor

by Maria Sommer
May 2018
2.5 mm
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This pattern is available for €5.50 EUR
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Niñocactus is one of those cactuses that he is always being cold. There aren’t so many in the world but, sometimes, you come across with one of them.

He tries to be strong and stand it so other cactuses don’t take him as someone weird or different. And hold on, and on. Those long days at 40 degrees Celsius, and he just feels cold! Nights are even worse and, at times, he wants to start to cry. However, he doesn’t tell anyone because he doesn’t want to seem different.

Luciflor is his friend. She is a little cactus flower which is always talking and running. Niñocactus gets a bit nervous when she is around him, but he loves to have her as a companion.

Luciflor is always in a hurry. She spends limited time with us before disappearing until next year, so there isn’t time to lose. She is only interested in feeling good. She doesn’t understand Niñocactus’ concerns. She doesn’t know what’s like feeling different, either she has wasted time in her life thinking whatever other people believe about her. What is she’s totally certain about something: if you feel cold,you must bundle up.
Because of this, she has given Niñocactus a sweater; it’s made of small fibres, twigs, and items she have found in the desert.

Not only Niñocactus is warm and happy now, but other cactuses want a similar sweater for them.
But do you know what? If they’d wear a sweater, they will be too hot…

It’s better to embrace differences and enjoy them. We couldn’t nor mustn’t be all the same.


The pattern consist in a 9 pages PDF full of step by step pictures. There you’ll find 3 patterns, Niñocactus, Luciflor (wich is also a brooch), and the plant pot.



  • Cotton yarn in 12 colors: green, mottled ocher, pearl grey, black, blue, red, light green, blue/denim, brown, salmon, coral, orange/yam.
  • 2,5mm crochet hook (B / 00 / 1 ½ EEUU)
  • A pair of 9mm security eyes (0,3’’) for Niñocactus and another pair of 6mm (0,23”) for Luciflor
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Filling
  • 2 large cardboard circles measuring 3 cm in diameter (1,18’’)
  • Pipecleaners (not for babies!)
  • Measurements: 25 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm (10” x 4” x 4”)

The pattern is available in English and Spanish.

Any questions? Contact me!

This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern , or parts of it,
may not be reproduced, resold, published, altered, posted
or translated.
Finished product: If you want to sell , publish or post the finished
product (always handmade by yourself, not industrialized) please
refer always to De Estraperlo as the designer.

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