Yarn Ball Cactus by Osage County Crochet

Yarn Ball Cactus

Crochet
January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
30 - 100 yards (27 - 91 m)
US
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This adorable amigurumi yarn ball is parading around in disguise as a cactus!

Skill Level: Beginner Friendly!

Materials:
You will need yarn, 3.50 mm crochet hook, 8 mm safety eyes, embroidery thread/floss, tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers, and poly-fill for stuffing. Optionally you may need fabric/hot glue.

Let’s Talk Yarn!
You will need to use #4 worsted weight yarn for this project. I used 50 yards of Mainstay Basic yarn in the color green for the yarn ball cactus. I used 25 yards of Hobby Lobby’s I LOVE THIS YARN in the color pumpkin for the pot. I used 5 yards of Red Heart Super Saver in the color Cherry Red for the flower. You will also need some black and pink embroidery floss.

Final Measurement:
Your finished cactus will measure 4 inches tall. Your finished cactus will measure 3 ½ inches wide.

Gauge:
Gauge is not extremely important for this pattern. You just want your stitches to be tight enough that poly-fill won’t poke out!

Abbreviations:
-Ch: chain
-Sl st: slip stitch
-Sc: single crochet
-Inc: increase
-Dec: decrease
-Blo: back loop only
-Flo: front loop only

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If you have any questions, concerns, or need any help at all please don’t hesitate to contact me! I’d be happy to help! Please understand it may take me up to 12-24 hrs to reply!