Mini Crochet Cactus Garden


Whew... for a seemingly small project, this took a while! Last week I showed you some bits and pieces of this in progress... a mini crochet cactus garden! This began life around Easter time. I had some decisions to make with this project, and worked on it bit by bit. While I used a pattern or two for inspiration, I went a lot “off pattern” for making each cactus the size I wanted for the pot I had, and same with the “soil/dirt.” I crocheted bits for 5 cactuses (or cacti?)… but all 5 were a bit too crowded, so narrowed it down to 3 for now. Saving the other leftover cactus bits, and may make something similar… maybe. The pot was rather expensive, so not sure how soon it will happen! Anyway, the tall cactus wouldn’t stand well on it’s own... so I cut a chop stick in half (from a packet of sets for 6), part of the chop stick is stuffed up the cactus, the other end is in the “dirt”… It’s standing! For filling up the dirt, I used partly some poly fiber fill, but also LOTS of clipped yarn ends I’d been saving just for such a purpose--nice little way to recycle. Simple little star-shaped flowers. It was all a bit fiddly, but a fun result… and fun to try some amigurumi crochet again. :)

I have some other projects and things to share... a LOT of creative irons in the fire! They are in various stages of completion, and a lot of in-progress pics might be a little boring... But will dash by here with some more soon...

We are in the garden a lot now too. After the long, cold, snowy winter, it's wonderful to be gardening again! We've made some new raised beds for growing veggies. An existing flower bed is receiving a long overdue makeover. The fence needs power washing and, possibly, some re-painting. It's going to be a busy spring outside here!

What are your plans for spring... or autumn, wherever you may be?!


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  1. Tracy, that is seriously the cutest thing I think I've ever seen crocheted! !

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    1. Thanks, Everydaythings! :) This is pretty cute... and it will live forever--no watering or care necessary... and Luna doesn't bother with it either. ;) I like how the bigger cactus has his "arms" out, saying "hug me!"... haha... I can't claim this idea though, there are LOTS of crochet cactus patterns our there. I used a couple for inspiration and a starting point.

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  2. That is just so darned adorable! I can just see it in your space! Happy gardening weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie! Fun with something completely different... Kind of one of those things that it's aso cute it almost hurts... haha! :)

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    1. Aaawww...that's sweet, Tammy... Just using what God's given me! :)

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  4. This is soooo cute! I just love the way it turned out. Enjoy the garden. I will be in the garden some this week too. The weeds are out of control.

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  5. Your little cactus garden is so sweet Tracy! How lovely. My cousin sent me a link to making some of these. I haven't tried yet. Yours are adorable! We are spending a lot of time in the garden also this past week. We need to make hay while the sun shines over here! Love and hugs to you today and always! xoxo

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  6. Absolutely adorable! And what fun to be outdoors in the garden:)

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  7. I think your mini crochet Cactus Garden is adorable. I loved it! You are amazing at creating interesting items.
    It is the garden time of year. I am hoping we can get a few things planted. I don't think it will be as much as we had hoped. We have our temple near by that is being rededicated after some major renovation. We will be going back there to work one or two days a week. It is such a wonderful experience to be part of the temple work we do. Thus, we may not have the gardening time we would like.
    Do take photos of what you are doing. I love seeing the raised bed gardens. I want to plant at least one of them.
    Sending loving thoughts, blessings and hugs our way!

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    1. Hoping to get some photos from our gardening to share, such as it is, as things are in the very early stages, and things are only now just starting to green- up here... spring has been slow until this week! I so much admire how much you & Roger devote so much to your church! :)

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