Image credit: Flying Mio on Youtube
Crocheting is a great hobby that you can quickly adapt to. However, beautiful things take time. Like crocheting, it requires time and practice to produce work to be proud of. Flying Mio on YouTube shares with us this beginner-friendly amigurumi crocket kawaii cactus that makes a beautiful housewarming project gift or home décor.
Make a yarn ball by placing the hook underneath the green yarn string, crossing it over, and hooking the string by pulling it through. Repeat the process three times to make three loops.
Then, place the hook through the first loop and pull to make a small ring. This ring will serve as the beginning part of the crochet sphere.
Expand the circle by placing the needle through the center of your circle. Place the needle underneath the yarn and pull through. Place the hook underneath the yarn again and pull through the two loops. Repeat the process to make the second knot. Continue until you make eight total knots.
Expand the circle by using the exact same knot but this time going through the first knot you made.
There should be two knots under one loop as you go. Continue until you have made 16 knots at the end of the second ring. When you reach the second ring, repeat with your third loop to make another 16 knots. For the last ring, continue making 20 knots.
Once you have finished 4 rings, do one of each knot. Then, skip a loop for every four knots to decrease. The key to decreasing is to stop adding new knots once you’ve started skipping them.
Once you have formed a sphere, start stuffing your character and knit the rest until you fully close it. To close, pull the string through the hoop to form a knot. For the potting plant mud, repeat the process to make the flat circle using brown yarn.
Fill the small ceramic pot with as much stuffing as it will hold.Then, secure it using hot glue. To make the bunny looking cactus, repeat the process, but once you reach the eight ring, continue doing eight until you make it the length you want. Stuff with some stuffing and knit to close.
Make two-cylinder cactus arms and knit them into the circle you made. However large or small you want to make the cactuses, follow the process using the basic knitting techniques. To form the cactus flowers, needle felt using a sponge, felting needle, and some felt color of your choice.
Lastly, assemble the cactus parts using hot glue.