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Crochet Cactus Pincushion Jar

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Happy day, Stitch and Unwind readers! It’s Bethany again (I blog at Whistle and Ivy [3]), and today I am sharing the pattern for this Crochet Cactus Pincushion Jar [4].

I am absolutely loving this cactus trend, I think it’s absolutely adorable. One, because cactuses are pretty darn cute, and two, because they are the only houseplant I have been able to keep alive, so I appreciate their inherent grit.

Free Crochet Pattern: Cactus Pincushion Jar | Make this adorable cactus pincushion jar to hold all your pins in one convenient place. [5]

Crochet Cactus Pincushion Jar

What you need:
-Medium Weight Yarn in 3 colors
-Size F hook 3.75 mm
-Darning Needle
– 4 oz canning jar with lid
– Hot glue gun
– Polyfil

Abbreviations: American Terms
Ch- Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc2tog – Sc decrease
Sl st – Slip Stitch

Gray base: 
Magic ring
1. Ch 1. Sc 8 in the ring. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. 2 sc in each remains st. (16 sts) Join with sl st.
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. 2 sc in next st. *Sc. 2 sc in next st* work all around the circle. (24 sts)  Join with sl st.
4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 4. 2 sc in next st. *Sc 5. 2 sc in next st* work three times. (28 sts) Join with sl st.
5. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 5. 2 sc in next st. *Sc 6. 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. (32 sts) Join with sl st.
6. – 7. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in each st around. (32 sts) Join with sl st.
Tie off.

Trunk: 
Magic Ring.
1. Ch 1. Sc 8 in the ring. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. 2 sc in each st around. (16 sts)  Join with sl st.
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. 2 sc in next st. *Sc. 2 sc in next st.* work all around the circle. (24 sts) Join with sl st.
4. – 8. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in each st around. (24 sts) Join with sl st.
9. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 3. Sc2tog. *Sc 4. Sc2tog.* work 3 times. (20 sts) Join with sl st.
10. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in each st around. (20 sts) Join with sl st.
11. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 2. Sc2tog. *Sc 3. Sc2tog.* work 3 times. (16 sts) Join with sl st.
12. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in each st around. (16 sts) Join with sl st.
Leave a long tail.

Arm: 
Magic Ring.
1. Ch 1. Sc 8 in the ring. (8 sts)  Join with sl st.
2. – 5.  Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc each st around. (8 sts)  Join with sl st.
Leave a long tail.

Free Crochet Pattern: Cactus Pincushion Jar | Make this adorable cactus pincushion jar to hold all your pins in one convenient place. [6]

Stuff the trunk firmly, and sew into place on the gray base with your darning needle and tail. Sew it slightly to the side of the middle of the base.

Free Crochet Pattern: Cactus Pincushion Jar | Make this adorable cactus pincushion jar to hold all your pins in one convenient place. [7]

Next, stuff the small arm, and sew it on the cactus, the opposite way the trunk is leaning. Use your darning needle and long tail to sew it in place.

 

Free Crochet Pattern: Cactus Pincushion Jar | Make this adorable cactus pincushion jar to hold all your pins in one convenient place. [8]

 

Heat up your hot glue gun, and sew the ring to the lid. Be sure to glue it firmly, the stuffing in the lid will put pressure on it.


Free Crochet Pattern: Cactus Pincushion Jar | Make this adorable cactus pincushion jar to hold all your pins in one convenient place. [9]Once it’s glued well, you can glue the cactus to the lid. Glue it in pieces, being sure that each part of the circle is glued firmly. Once most of the cactus is glued down, leave an opening. Stuff some polyfil through the unglued opening. Once it’s stuffed, glue the remaining space closed.


Free Crochet Pattern: Cactus Pincushion Jar | Make this adorable cactus pincushion jar to hold all your pins in one convenient place. [10]

To finish, you can glue a small flower at the top of the arm. To make the flower,  start with a magic ring, and sc 6 in the ring. Tie it off, and tie the ends into a knot on the back. Attach it to the arm with a small circle of hot glue.

 

Free Crochet Pattern: Cactus Pincushion Jar | Make this adorable cactus pincushion jar to hold all your pins in one convenient place. [11]
Free Crochet Pattern: Cactus Pincushion Jar | Make this adorable cactus pincushion jar to hold all your pins in one convenient place. [12]

I hope you love this adorable Crochet Cactus Pincushion! Give it a try and share you photos with me! You can find me on Instagram [13] and Facebook [14].

 

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Happy crocheting,

Bethany