Crochet Cactus Free Pattern Collection

35+ Quick & Easy Free cactus crochet patterns

Let’s spice our crochet skills up by making some fun cactus plants. The round-up includes amazing amigurumi patterns with varying shapes and is perfect for those who love the look of greenery without the upkeep. From the petite prickly pear to the towering giant saguaro, the selection of free crochet cactus patterns promises something for every skill level and decor style.

Cactus crochet patterns are a great way to infuse a desert vibe into your living space and make thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Whether you’re making a small cactus for a windowsill or a unique wall hanging, these creations are sure to spark joy without the worry of watering or the danger of thorns. Perfect project and great gift for anyone without the green thumb!

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Tips for Crafting the Perfect Crochet Cactus:

  1. Master the Magic Ring: A crucial technique for amigurumi projects, the magic ring or magic circle provides a tight start, ideal for the base of your cute cactus.
  2. Simple Shapes to Start: Begin with basic crochet forms such as spheres and cylinders. These are the building blocks for various cactus shapes.
  3. Ensure Stability: Create a heavy or broad base for free-standing cactus designs. Consider placing the crochet cactus in a small terra cotta pot for added stability and authentic appeal.
  4. Adding Character: Personalize your cacti with embellishments such as flowers or spikes. Small buttons or pieces of yarn can serve as decorations to add distinctiveness to your piece.
  5. Yarn and Tools: Use worsted weight yarn for most of the cactus body and a suitable mm crochet hook. A yarn needle and a tapestry needle will help stitch parts together and add details.

Explore Various Cactus Types:

  • Barrel Cactus: Compact and perfect as a desk buddy or a pincushion.
  • Saguaro Cactus: Ideal for a more prominent display in corners of your living room or office.
  • Prickly Pear Cactus: Colorful and often adorned with flowers, perfect for brightening up any area.
  • Cactus Coasters: Functional and fun, these can add a quirky touch to your home decor.

Ideals if what to do with your succulent garden

  • Home Decor: They’re perfect for adding a touch of nature to any room without the maintenance of real plants; you can make yours into wall hangings
  • Gifts: Crochet cacti are fantastic gifts, especially for Mother’s Day or as housewarming presents.
  • Educational Tools: Teach children about different plant types and desert ecosystems in a fun, interactive way.

Crochet cacti patterns cater to various interests and uses, from functional items like coasters to decorative mini gardens. With these simple steps and helpful tips, you can start your own crocheted cactus collection, turning yarn into an immortal, evergreen display that’s sure to be a conversation starter.

​Are you ready for a respectable garden filled with amazing crochet plants that include amazing crochet succulents? 

The best Cactus Crochet Patterns

Crochet A Cactus – Fun collection

Photo: yarnplaza

The cactus is totally hot, and a must-have in your designed interior. You should love this gentle alternative if you do not like the prickly, colorless beauty. 

These crocheted cacti are soft, cuddly, colorful, and easily made by this free pattern!

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Penny The Bunny Cactus Crochet Pattern

Photo: theloopylamb

This easy crochet cactus pattern is accessible for beginner crocheters because it uses basic stitches.  

These crochet cacti make great gifts (particularly during the Easter season) to the plant lady (or lad) in your life and kids think they are so much fun as well.  The best thing about amigurumi cacti is just how low maintenance they are.

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Saint Prickolaus – Free Crochet Cactus Pattern

Photo: theloopylamb

Learn how to crochet Saint Prickolaus the Christmas Cactus with my free crochet cactus pattern! This quick and easy crochet pattern is accessible for beginners and makes a wonderful christmas crochet project that you can treasure for years to come.

Saint Prickolaus is a relatively quick and easy amigurumi cactus project.

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Free Bernat Crochet Cactus Pillow Pattern

Photo: yarnspirations

These adorable crochet cacti pillows are created using alternating rows of double crochet and double crochet front post to create the cacti’s ridged look. Worked up using Bernat Super Value, this economical yarn is great for making multiple pillows!

Everything you need to make your new project is included in this kit! Time to get stitching

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Crochet Cactus Pillows – Free Crochet Pattern

Photo: whistle and ivy

This pretty crochet cactus pillow is very easy to make, perfect for your desert chic decor! Try playing with different hooks and yarn weights to get different sized pillows. 

This cactus pillow will add new life and brighten up your space.

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Cactus Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Photo: spinayarncrochet

This pattern guides you through crafting adorable miniature cacti ornaments, perfect for adorning your Christmas tree or adding a unique flair to your home all year round. With simple stitches and easy-to-follow instructions, even beginners can create these charming decorations.

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Crochet Cactus Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

Photo: whistleandivy

This cute crochet ornament brings boho desert flair and a southwest modern touch to your holiday decor. This cute little cactus could double as cute desk decor as well. Make one this holiday season.

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Cactus Crochet Can Cozy Pattern

Photo: theloopholefox

These cactus can cozy’s are so customizable, which is also one of my favorite things. You can make them in any color, with any color flower and choose to add spines or not. Make it your own!

What I love about this crochet can cozy is that once you get started, it only takes approximately an hour to make. The half double crochet ribbing creates height quickly but also keeps a dense texture.

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Free Round Cactus Keychain Crochet Pattern

Photo: mariskavos

This pattern provides easy-to-follow instructions for creating adorable round cactus keychains, perfect for adding a pop of color and personality to your keys or bags. 

With simple stitches and clear guidelines, even beginners can crochet these charming mini cacti in no time

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Camilla Cactus Free Crochet Pattern

Photo: spinayarncrochet

This pattern guides you through creating an adorable crocheted cactus named Camilla, complete with intricate details and charming personality. 

Perfect for adding a touch of greenery to any space without the maintenance of real plants, Camilla is sure to become a beloved addition to your crochet collection

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Heart Cactus Free Crochet Pattern

Photo: littleworldofwhimsy

Do you love plants and succulents but hate taking care of them? Crochet this mini heart succulent (hoya kerii) and enjoy having a miniature plant without needing to water it! This cute desk plant can keep you company with its cheery smile and bright flower


This heart cactus—a heart succulent in a cute pot— the newest free crochet pattern!

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Free Crochet Saguaro Cactus Amigurumi

Photo: amenagerieofstitchesblog

There’s a new cactus in town!! If you’ve been around for a while, you probably know all about my love for crocheted plants. Especially ones that are super cute like this crochet saguaro cactus!

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Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler Free Crochet Pattern

Photo: theloopylamb

The Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler is a giant amigurumi that is made with Bernat Blanket yarn, making it PERFECT for cuddling.

The Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler is all ready for the holiday season. Use him as holiday decor or a fun holiday-themed toy for kids

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Free Amigurumi Christmas Cactus Crochet Pattern

Photo: theloopylamb

Stanley is an amigurumi Christmas cactus crochet pattern that creates a snowman cactus with a lot of character. Stanley is a quick and easy project, so even if you need a last-minute gift, he can fit the bill. This pattern is accessible for beginners.

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Crochet Cactus Blanket Pattern

Photo: lovableloops

This pattern guides you through creating a cozy blanket adorned with an array of crocheted cacti, each one bursting with personality and color. 

Perfect for adding a touch of warmth and whimsy to any room, this blanket is sure to become a conversation piece and a cherished heirloom for years to come

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Cactus Crochet Pillow – Free Pattern

Photo: spottedhorsedesignco

Tapestry crochet is one of my favorite crochet techniques when it comes to designing. However, for this fun cactus crochet pillow, I wanted to combine textures instead of colors.

 I love the result! This pillow has a nice, simple background while the faux fur yarn makes the cactus pop.

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Free Cactus Crochet Pattern – Cactus Wall Hanging

Photo: spottedhorsedesignco

This cactus crochet wall hanging pattern feature a giant cactus made out of bobble stitches – which happen to be my favorite stitches. The bobbles kind of give the cactus a 3-D effect, making the cactus stand out against it’s colorful background.

I have also included a solid background variation if you prefer that. Maybe you prefer a simpler look

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Small Cactus Crochet Purse Pattern

Photo: spottedhorsedesignco

This is a fairly simple purse pattern that is worked in the round using tapestry crochet to create the bobble cactus.

If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, have no fear. It’s not hard. I’ve included several photo tutorials to walk you through the process. In fact, this is a really great pattern to get you accustomed to color changes in crochet.

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FREE Crochet Succulent Toilet Paper Cover Pattern

Photo: nickishomemadecrafts

This crochet succulent toilet paper cover is a creative way to hide a toilet paper roll while accenting your bathroom decor. As you create it, you’ll learn to make all sorts of interesting shapes and textures in single crochet.

Now let’s get on with the pattern! Happy crocheting!

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Easy Crochet Cactus – Beginner Amigurumi Project

Photo: littleworldofwhimsy

This Easy Crochet Cactus pattern is my newest plant-themed free crochet pattern!

This adorable mini cactus is an excellent way to start with amigurumi if you’re mostly familiar with working back and forth.

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Heart Cactus Free Crochet Pattern

Photo: littleworldofwhimsy

Do you love plants and succulents but hate taking care of them? Crochet this mini heart succulent (hoya kerii) and enjoy having a miniature plant without needing to water it! This cute desk plant can keep you company with its cheery smile and bright flower.

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Crochet Cactus Granny Square

Photo: raffamusadesigns

Crochet a cute cactus granny square and make fun baby blankets, pillowcases, and other creations using granny squares.

These were a small set of 5 granny squares inspired by a dreamy desert landscape and included a sun granny square, a rainbow, a llama, a cactus, and a rainy cloud.

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Keychain Crochet Pattern Free

Photo: mariskavos

A versatile and fun project to add a touch of handmade flair to your accessories. This pattern guides you through creating charming keychain designs, perfect for customizing your keys or gifting them to loved ones. 

With easy-to-follow instructions suitable for all skill levels, including beginners, you’ll enjoy creating these delightful miniatures in no time.

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Cactus Crochet Projects

This cactus crochet wall hanging pattern features a giant cactus made out of bobble stitches—which happen to be my favorite stitches. The bobbles give the cactus a 3-D effect, making it stand out against its colorful background.

Yarn = Aran. Croceht hook - 5 mm

Finished Measurement - Length (without fringe): 30.5"  Width: 19"

There you have it, the fun collection of free cactus crochet patterns!

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