Snuggles The Big Cactus by Ira Rott

Snuggles The Big Cactus

Crochet
August 2018
both are used in this pattern
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 8.5 rows = 4 inches
in Sc sts with hook 8mm (L)
8.0 mm (L)
440 - 450 yards (402 - 411 m)
Approximately 32” (81.3 cm) tall including pot.
US
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Snuggles The Big Cactus Crochet Pattern PDF

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Here is my new friend - Snuggles the Cactus. Unlike other cacti, Snuggles is not pokey and he won’t hurt you…he is actually very soft, cuddly, and squishy, the opposite of what a cactus is. Snuggles is the only cactus you want to snuggle with!

CROCHET LEVEL: Easy

SIZES: Approximately 32” (81.3 cm) tall including pot. If you wish to make a mini version of Snuggles, just find a thinner yarn and a smaller size hook. For example, I used slightly over 1 skein of Paintbox Simply Aran yarn (4/medium) with a 4.5 mm (G) hook for cactus and a 3.5 mm (E) hook for eyes & bow. Snuggles Junior turned out just about 11” (27.9 cm) including the pot. His pot is a Yarn Bowl by Loops & Threads from Michael’s, which fits perfectly.

FORMAT: PDF, 11 pages, 8.1 MB (mobile devices friendly). Language - English. The pattern is written row-by-row using US crochet terms. It also includes diagrams, step-by-step photos, and a conversion chart to UK terms.

SKILLS: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, popcorn stitch, bobble stitch, working in the round, increasing, decreasing, sewing.

MATERIALS:
• Bernat Blanket Brights Big Ball; Weight category: 6 / Super bulky; Qty: 2 balls of GoGo Green
• Bernat Super Value Yarn; Qty: 1⁄3 skein of Lilac for bow (optional); a small amount of Black, White, and Peony Pink
• Tapestry needle & Bulky yarn needle
• Stitch markers
• Pot: Height 9”-10” (22.9-25.4 cm); Top diameter 11”-12” (27.9-30.5 cm)
• Hot glue gun & fabric glue sticks (optional)
• Large bag of polyester stuffing or bed pillow - approximately 45 oz (1.3 kg)

HOOKS:
• 5.5 mm (I)
• 8 mm (L)

GAUGE: 9 sc X 8.5 rows = 4” X 4” (10 X 10 cm), working with an 8 mm (L) hook & Bernat Blanket yarn. The gauge is not critical for this item and your finished size can vary depending on the materials used & your tension.

You might also like this matching Cactus Rug Pattern.

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