Free Pattern Tutorial – Amigurumi Cactus Keychain

Hello lovelies! Below is the written pattern for these cute cacti keychains. For a full tutorial on how I make these, please watch the video. ūüôā

Hook: 3.0mm
Yarn: worsted weight

Cactus size:  approx. 7cm x 9cm (widest and tallest points)

Body
Rd 1: 6 in magic circle (6)
Rd 2: [3 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next, sc in the next] repeat all around (12)
Rd 3: [2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat all around (16)
Rd 4-8: sc all around (16)
Rd 9: [inv dec, sc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat all around (12)
Rd 10: inv dec all around (6)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail, then close the hole.

Smaller Arm
Rd 1: 4 in magic circle (4)
Rd 2: [1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st] repeat all around (6)
Rd 3-4: sc all around (6)
Rd 5: inv dec 3 times (3)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Larger Arm
Rd 1: 6 in magic circle (6)
Rd 2: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around (8)
Rd 3-5: sc all around (8)
Rd 6: [inv dec, sc in next] around, ending in inv dec (5)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Flower
Step 1: Ch 4
Step 2: Sl st into the first chain (you have created 1 petal of the flower)
Step 3: Ch 3, then sl st into the first ch
Repeat step 3 for petals 3 and 4
Cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Using the long tails, attach the arms onto the body of the cactus as well as the flower onto one of the arms. Using the colour of your choice, create markings randomly and evenly across the entire cactus to mimic the needles.

Attach the keychain of choice onto the top of the cactus.

¬© Pattern is created by Celine of Leen’s Little Things. ¬†This pattern cannot be sold or posted as your own. ¬†You may create and sell the items but please credit the pattern back to me. ¬†

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Free Pattern: Small Crochet Bow

Hello everyone! ¬†It’s been a busy week¬†and I just want to let you know more tutorial videos are now up on YouTube so be sure to go check them out. ¬†I made a quick tutorial on how to crochet a simple small bow but thought it would be nice to post a written pattern here as well. ¬†You can watch the video tutorial down below. Here is the written pattern:

Worsted weight yarn
3.0mm crochet hook

Ch 12
Row 1:  SC from second ch from the hook, all the way across (11)
Rows 2-4:  Ch 1, turn your work, sc all the way across (11)
Edges:  4 Slip stitches across the short end starting from where you left off, 11 sl sts across the long side, and another 4 sl sts across the other short end of your piece.
Leave a short tail and cut the yarn.  Tuck the tail into the back of the piece with a yarn needle.
Take some yarn and place the tail so that it’s visible (you will use it to tie a knot later).  Wrap the yarn tightly around the centre of your crocheted piece, around 10 times or until you like how it looks.  Shape your bow as you wrap.  Knot the ends and tuck in the tails.

I’m now off on my honeymoon for the next two weeks! See you guys when I’m back! ūüėÄ

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Free pattern and tutorial: crochet flat (2D) stars

Happy weekend everyone!  The weather has been amazing here in Toronto and the heat wave warning has passed.  Finally can get back outside and do some running without risking a heat stroke, lol.

Recently I made a crochet star garland and I would like to share that with you today.

The pattern to the star is very simple because the version I made only has 2 rounds (yes you read that correctly).  So before you know it, you will already have crocheted a handful of stars for your project, whether you are turning them into an ornament, garland, or coaster.

Each star is roughly 5.5cm wide.

Terminology:

Ch – chain
St – stitch
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Sl st – slip stitch

Materials:

  • Medium weight (4) cotton yarn
  • 3.0mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Threading needle

Instructions:

Start with a magic ring, and double crochet 10 into the ring.

Slip stitch into the first stitch to close the round.  You will have 10 stitches in total.

In the next round, begin by chaining 1.  *In the next stitch, do all of the following in this order:  half double crochet, double crochet, chain 3, double crochet, and half double crochet.  In the next stitch, do a slip stitch.*  This creates a point for your star.  You will repeat from * to * all around.

  

After you have created 5 points, cut off the yarn by leaving a short tail.

Using your yarn needle, tuck the tail into the back of the star.  Now the points may be a bit round, so do a little pinching to make them pointy and more star-like.

And you are done!

 

Written Pattern:

Rnd 1:  Start with a magic ring, dc 10 into the ring.  Sl st into first st. (10 sc)
Rnd 2:  Ch 1. [(Hdc, dc, ch 3, dc, hdc) into the next st and sl st into the next st] 5 times (10 sc)

Leave a tail.  Now thread your yarn needle and tuck in the tail into the star.  Pinch the corners of the star to make them pointy and more star-like.

Hope you guys like this tutorial!

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