I think the cactus, and maybe the alpaca running a close 2nd, is THE item of the year. A few years ago it was the owl, then the fox, and then the unicorn. But, I would have to say that 2018 was the year of the cactus.
So naturally, I had to jump on the bandwagon.
Crocheting My Own Cactus
I crocheted this mini cactus one Saturday afternoon while binge-watching the Netflix series, GLOW. One thing you will notice very quickly is that I am a Netflix and Hulu junkie. I cut the cable cord years ago so this is how I get my TV fix. If you love the ’80s and women’s wrestling, or just want an enjoyable show that makes you laugh and cry, check out GLOW. It is my new favorite Netflix series, which includes Stranger Things and Grace & Frankie.
The recipient of this little cutie loved it so much that she put it as the only plant in her giant, and I mean giant, greenhouse on her desk, which makes me laugh every time I go into her office because this baby is not that big!
Want to crochet a mini cactus of your own? Here are the supplies I used:
Mini Crocheted Cactus
Vanna’s Choice yarn: FernVanna’s Choice yarn: TaupeCaron Simply Soft yarn: PinkClover crochet hook: Size H, 5.0mmMichaels clay flower pot, size 2″
Melissa Ann Makes tip: I glued the “dirt” part of the cactus along the sides and bottom of the flower pot to make it sturdier. I don’t think it is required, but I worried about it being moved around a lot and falling out of the pot.
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As much as I love fiber art, I love music even more. Below is a crafty mini mixtape of inspired songs for this project. Maybe one of these songs will help to inspire your project too! You can follow along with all of the crafty mini mixtapes, here.