Introduction: Knitted Cactus
This little cactus is so fast to knit - I designed the pattern & knitted it up in 2 days. (designing trial & error took the most time.) You might want to make the flower in your favorite colors, or you could make several flowers to sew on the top. I hope you have fun with this pattern.
Cactus is 3 1/2" tall.
Small amounts of worsted weight yarn: light green, yellow & orange
Materials: Size 7 needles
Gauge: 13 sts = 2"
With the green yarn cast on 30 sts. Work in K1P1 for 26 rows. Cut yarn leaving a long end. With yarn needle, weave through sts. pull up tightly & secure. With right sides together back stitch the row ends together. Stuff firmly. Cut a 2 1/4" diameter heavy cardboard circle & place inside cast on sts. Weave the cast on tail through the cast on sts, pull up tightly & secure.
With yellow yarn cast on 15 sts. Work in garter st for 8 rows. Cut the yellow yarn & join orange yarn. Garter st 2rows. Cut yarn leaving about 5". With yarn needle, weave through sts, pull up tightly & secure. With right sides together, whipstitch the row ends together. Weave in all ends except for the yellow cast on tail & the 5" orange end, & turn right side out. Weave the cast on tail through the cast on sts, pull up tightly & secure. Place the gathered cast on sts against the orange gathered sts & run the orange end through these sts to create a flat disc shape. Sew the flower to the top of the cactus.