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)

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.

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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DIY Paper Banner

Happy hump day! Some time last year I posted a pic on instagram of the banner I made for my wedding.

People have been telling me how pretty it looked and some were surprised I made it myself. Honestly it was the easiest thing I DIY-ed for my wedding. It did not take long at all and it was so easy and simple to make! I decided to do a tutorial on it because for something so basic that you can make and customize on your own shouldn’t have to cost $10+.  I understand not everyone has the time but if you do, here is the tutorial!  I would love to see your end product so let me know how it goes if you decide to try this out for yourself.  🙂

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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! 😀

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