Stanley the Cactus Snowman Crochet Pattern

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It’s day 4 of 30 Days of Cozy and I’m so excited to introduce you to Ashley from The Loopy Lamb. I was so drawn to Ashely’s cactus designs so I asked her to create one just for you….and she designed 2! The first one comes to you today! He’s a barrel cactus who always wanted to be a snowman. Like Frosty, he just doesn’t love the warmer weather. Today, Ashley brings you Stanly the Cactus Snowman crochet pattern. I know you’re just going to love having him sit on your shelf this winter!


 

 

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 This amigurumi cactus is all ready for winter as he dons his favorite snowman costume. What could be better than a free crochet pattern for a snowman cactus?! #amigurumipattern #freeamigurumipattern #christmascrochetpattern #crochetpatterncactus #cactuscrochetpattern #snowmancactus #crochetpreneur #theloopylambcrochetpattern

Are you ready to make your own?

 

 

PATTERN DOWNLOADS

There are several ways you can access the pattern for this adorable amigurumi, Stanley The Snowman Cactus:

  1. Follow along with the free pattern, below.
  2. Purchase the ad-free, PDF pattern for Stanley the Snowman Cactus.
  3. Purchase the 30 Days of Cozy Pattern Bundle that includes this pattern and 39 other patterns for just $10.

The 30 Days of Cozy Pattern Bundle

One of the most unique aspects of the 30 Days of Cozy Guest Designer Program is that we’ve compiled all of the patterns (not only the free patterns, but PREMIUM ones as well), added some bonus accessories and complimentary crochet patterns, and bundled them together into one super-discounted, super-sized package just for you! Save 90% on all 30 Days of Cozy patterns with this incredible bundle!

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When you purchase this bundle of digital patterns, you’ll receive the downloadable PDF pattern for the Stanley the Snowman Cactus AND, his friend, St. Prickolaus!  Plus, you’ll get dozens more patterns, too. All of the 30 Days of Cozy patterns are included and available for immediate download.

 

 

MATERIALS

 

3.5 mm Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn in Green, Brown, Red and Orange
8 mm Safety Eyes
Polyester Stuffing
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch marker
Beads to decorate hat (optional)

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STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS

  • MC:    magic circle
  • CH:     chain
  • SC:      single crochet
  • SCINC: single crochet increase
  • SCDEC: single crochet decrease
  • SLST: slip stitch
  • BLO:   back loop only
  • FLO:   front loop only
  • FO:     finish off
  • ST(S): stitch(es)

PATTERN DETAILS

    • Skill Level: Intermediate
    • US Terminology
    • Measurement(s):  Approximately 8.5” tall from bottom of soil to top of hat once assembled.
    • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
    • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

 

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STANLEY THE CACTUS SNOWMAN CROCHET PATTERN

Soil

Row  1:  Using  brown  yarn,  make  a  MC  and  SC  6  into  the  MC (6)
Row  2:  (SCINC)  x  6  (12)
Row  3:  (SCINC,  SC  1) x 3  (18)
Row  4:  SC,  SCINC,  (SC  2,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  1  (24)
Row  5:  (SCINC,  SC  3) x  6  (30)
Row  6:  SC  2,  SCINC  (SC  4,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  2  (36)
Rows  7  –  16:  SC  around  (36)
Row  17:  SC  2,  SCDEC,  (SC  4,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  2  (30)
Row  18:  (SCDEC,  SC  3)  x  6  (24)
Row  19:  SC,  SCDEC,  (SC  2,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  1  (18)
Row  20:  (SCDEC,  SC)  x  6  (12)
Row  21:  (SCDEC)  x  6  (6)
FO  and  weave  in  ends.

Large Portion of Cactus Body

Using green and leaving a long tail, CH20.

Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across.  CH1 and turn. (19)
Row 2: SC in the first stitch.  SC in the back loop of the next 17 stitches.  SC under both loops of the last stitch (19)
Repeat row 2 until the piece measures 16 cm.
FO, leaving a long tail.  Work a running stitch along the long side of the cactus, working into the row ends.  Pull the yarn tight to close the cactus (like a drawstring).  Without fastening off, seam the two short sides together by putting the needle through the bottom loop of both stitches to recreate the ribbing effect for the seam.  Stuff firmly.  Work a running stitch along the open edge and pull tightly to close the cactus completely.  Secure and weave in your ends.  Sew onto soil.

Small Portion of Cactus Body/Head

Using green and leaving a long tail, CH16.

Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across.  CH1 and turn. (15)
Row 2: SC in the first stitch.  SC in the back loop of the next 17 stitches.  SC under both loops of the last stitch (15)
Repeat row 2 until the piece measures 12 cm.
FO, leaving a long tail.  Insert your safety eyes slightly above the middle of the piece with 2 rows between them. Work a running stitch along the long side of the cactus, working into the row ends.  Pull the yarn tight to close the cactus (like a drawstring).  Without fastening off, seam the two short sides together by putting the needle through the bottom loop of both stitches to recreate the ribbing effect for the seam.  Stuff firmly.  Work a running stitch along the open edge and pull tightly to close the cactus completely.  Secure and weave in your ends. Sew the head tightly onto the body.

Arms

Using brown yarn, CH 7
Row 1: SL ST into the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST into the next stitch.  CH 3 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL ST into the remaining stitches (6)
FO and sew onto either side of the body.

Top Hat

Row 1: Using black yarn, make a MC and SC 6 into the ring. (6)
Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Row 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 3 (18)
Row 4: (SC  8, SCINC) x 2 (20)
Row 5: In the BLO, SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. (20)
Rows 6 –8: SC in each stitch around. (20)
Row 9: (SC 8, SCDEC) x 2 (18)
Row 10: SC in each stitch around. (18)
Row 11: (SC 7, SCDEC) x 2 (16)
Row 12: In the FLO, (SC1, SCINC) X 8 (24)
Rows 13 - 14: Working in both loops, SC in each stitch around. (24)
Row 14: (SC 1, SCINC) x 8 (32)
Row 15: SL ST in each stitch around. (27)
FO and leave a long tail for sewing the hat onto the head.  If using beads to decorate the hat, add them now.  Lightly stuff the hat to help keep its shape. Sew onto head.

Nose

Row 1: Using orange yarn, make a MC and SC 3 into the ring (3)
Row 2: (SCINC) x 3 (6)
Rows 3 – 4: SC around (6)
FO and leave a long tail to attach to the head.

Scarf

Using red yarn, CH 61.
Row 1: SC in the 2nd stitch from the hook and in each stitch across. CH1 and turn.  (60)
Row 2: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch across (60)
FO and weave in ends.  Wrap the scarf around the cactus, just above the arms and you can either sew the scarf onto body at the point where the scarf crosses over itself or tie the scarf to the cactus.

ONCE YOUR PROJECT IS FINISHED

I know you're going to love making the Stanley the Cactus Snowman and I so look forward to seeing your finished product.

  • Be sure to share photos on social media using the hashtag #30DaysofCozy so we can all see your project and give you all-the-hearts. 💖💖💖

I can't wait to see your creations!

Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Pinterest Communities are new, exciting, and oh so confusing. Learn how to use Pinterest Communities to market your crochet business! #pinterestcommunities #community #handmadebusiness #marketing #crochetbusinesstips #crocherbloggerAshley Parker

Ashley Parker is a crochet artist and designer that lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with her wonderful husband and 2 sweet children. On her blog, The Loopy Lamb, Ashley shares her passion for crochet and crafting. A crochet addict, self-proclaimed yarn hoarder and nerd, Ashley started crocheting as a way to relieve stress and help deal with anxiety. Crochet quickly became a passion and soon she was designing her own patterns for everything from hats to amigurumi. When she isn't crocheting or designing, Ashley can be found spending time with her family, baking, watching the Harry Potter movies on repeat or pursuing opportunities to work with owls and other birds of prey.

WEBSITE: The Loopy Lamb          INSTAGRAM: @theloopylamb

 

 

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