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. 🙂

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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