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Crochet Valentine Cactus Free Pattern

Craft your own adorable Valentine's Day decoration with this unique crochet Valentine Cactus pattern. Instead of the traditional flowers, surprise your loved ones with a cute and quirky cactus that will last forever. This crochet project is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike, as it only requires basic stitches and simple shaping techniques. With its vibrant green color and cute heart-shaped flowers, it adds a touch of whimsy to any space. Whether you want to decorate your home, office, or give it as a heartfelt gift, this crochet project is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. So grab your crochet hook and yarn, and let your creativity bloom with this adorable Valentine Cactus pattern.

Here is the free pattern for my Valentine Cactus:

YARN: BERNAT Super Value in Forest Green

BERNAT Satin in Bordeaux, Snow, Ebony and Seashell

HOOK SIZES: 3.5 mm

OTHER MATERIALS: two 6mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

White Marble Accent Stones, 32-oz. Bags

White Clay Pot (3ā€ diameter)

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS:

Work in rows otherwise instructed; join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row.

CACTUS (green yarn)

1) starting off with green yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5-8) sc even (24)

9) *10 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (22)

10-18) sc even (22); insert the safety eyes between rounds 7 and 8, 5 stitches apart

19) *9 sc, dec*, repeat ** 2 times (20)

20-24) sc even (20)

25) *8 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (18); stuff the plant firmly

26-27) sc even (18)

28) *1 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (12); F/O and hide the yarn.

Finish stuffing the cactus firmly.

Embroider the MOUTH and the EYELASHES with some black yarn.

Embroider the CHEECK BLUSHING with some pink yarn.

Embroider the SPIKES with some white yarn (create knots or simply embroider straight vertical line).

ARM (green yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3-5) sc even (8)

6) 4 dc, 4 sl st (8)

7) 4 dc, 4 sl st (8)

8) 8 sc (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the arm to the side of the cactus.

Stuff the arm.

HEART (red yarn)

Make two:

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) 2 sc in each st around (12)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4-5) sc even (18)

ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE SECOND PIECE DO NOT CUT THE YARN!

MERGE THE TWO PIECES TOGETHER WIT A SL ST.

6) 1 dec, 14 sc, 2 dec, 14 sc, 1 dec (32)

7)1 dec, 3 sc, 1 dec, 2 sc, 1 dec, 3 sc, 2 dec, 3 sc, 1 dec, 2 sc, 1 dec, 3 sc, 1 dec (24)

8) sc even (24)

9) 5 sc, 1 dec, 10 sc, 1 dec, 5 sc (22)

10) 5 sc, 1 dec, 9 sc, 1 dec, 4 sc (20)

11) sc even (20)

14) 4 sc, 2 dec, 6 sc, 2 dec, 2 sc (16)

15) 3 sc, 2 dec, 4 sc, 2 dec, 1 sc (12); stuff the heart firmly

16) 6 dec (6); F/O and close the hole.

Using a string of green yarn, secure the heart in between the two arms.

Place the white marble stones inside the pot.

Insert a toothpick half way into the base of the cactus to make it stand in the pot.

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