The 25 Cutest Cactus Crochet Patterns

Adriana Maronese  - October 17, 2019

We all know about these spiky green plants that grow in the desert. Everyone keeps saying they’re easy to grow and that they require low maintenance, but somehow I keep killing all my cacti. Or at least I was until I started making a crochet version of them.

What I really love about a crochet cactus is that it doesn’t require any water - or anything at all - to survive. They make great house decorations - they look beautiful on my desk and other parts of my house - and are also great gifts for friends and family.

But not all cacti are green and spiky, there is actually a wide variety of succulents in different colors and shapes. Some can be round and some can be flat as a pancake. Cactus crochet plants not only look great but are also interesting to make.

These are my favorite 25 patterns for crochet cactus.

01

Amigurumi Succulents by Melarossa Creazioni

The beauty of this cactus relies on its simplicity. If seen from afar it might actually look like a real plant.

Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
02

Bulby Blushing Cactus Crochet Pattern

A beautiful cactus with a flower on its head. This one is simply adorable! She’s shy and loves spending time in the shade, reading and enjoying the breeze.

Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
03

Cactus In A Cup

A little cactus in a cup is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Can’t wait to make one for my mom. It’s the perfect project for a rainy day.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Intermediate
Free Pattern
04

Amigurumi Crochet Kawaii Cactus

Here’s a video tutorial on how to make these cute little cacti. I have made a couple of them myself and I’m in love with the results!

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
05

Crochet Cactus Garden

This one is perfect for crocheters who love a challenge. Why making a single cactus when you could make the whole garden? It requires a bit of time, yes. But the final result is incredible.
Size: Large
Difficulty: Intermediate
Free Pattern
06

Dante The Donkey and Carlos The Cactus

An inseparable pair of amigos. Never see one without the other. They met in the Mexican desert and have been friends since then.

Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
07

Prickly Pear Cactus

What a gorgeous crochet cactus! What I love the most about this one is its versatility. You can use basic parts to create different types of cacti and add other details as flowers.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
08

Flora The Succulent

This one is a master of disguise. At night, when no one is watching, she transforms into a pretty little girl and wanders around your house.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
09

Tiny Cactus

It is said that the best things come in small packages and this tiny cactus is no exception. Place it anywhere in your home or office to brighten the space.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
10

Crochet Terrarium by Martha Stewart

This project is fantastic, because it combines different types of plants and creates a beautiful composition. 7 different patterns are included for free.

Size: Large
Difficulty: Intermediate
Free Pattern
11

Crochet Succulents

These succulents look very real, actually better than the ones in my garden. What’s best is that they’re very easy to make and the result is stunning.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
12

Cactus Pillow

Don’t let looks deceive you! This cactus pillow is actually very soft and comfortable. Perfect for home decor. It will brighten your home and add an extra coziness.
Size: Large
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
13

Mexican Cactus

Here’s a friendly cactus who’s ready to greet your guests and become the life of the fiesta. He loves to dance and party and always has a very positive attitude. When life gives you lemons, add tequila and salt!
Size: Large
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
14

Cactus Crochet Coasters

Imagine a lovely afternoon in the summer, delicious drinks and these fantastic cacti coasters. The perfect set! They’re even cuter when stored in the pot holder.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
15

Cuddly Cactus

This lovely plushie is perfect for the little ones. A cactus who loves to cuddle. The pattern is very detailed and easy to follow. This project can be made in an afternoon.
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
16

Cactus Christmas Ornament

Christmas is approaching and it’s time to start preparing our tree ornaments. Here’s a different idea for your tree this year. Very cute and easy to make!

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
17

Cactus Amigurumi With a Pom Pom Flower

A star cactus with a flower that is so simple and yet elegant. I’ve made a couple of these and placed them in some of my favorite places at home. 

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
18

Six Cacti in Six Animal-Face Pots

This is one of my favorite patterns because it offers the possibility to mix and match. Plus, it combines 3 things I love: plants, animals and crochet.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
19

Coctalina Cactus (Removable Pot)

She’ll make the perfect companion for kids. They could go on adventures together and build memories that will last forever. Coctalina is also very photogenic, she likes to pose in photo shoots and baby showers.
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
20

Flowering Cactus

A lovely flowering cactus in a pot. This little one just blossomed and it’s ready to show all its splendor to the world. Flowers can be made in different colors and changed according to the time of the year.
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
21

Six Cacti Patterns

Why making one cactus when you can have the whole collection? These cacti will brighten up your living room and will stay green throughout the year.

Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
22

Succulents Collection - 8 Patterns

Here’s another beautiful collection by June Gilbank. They include instructions on how to make the pots. They can be made in individual pots or placed all together.
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
23

Miniature Cactus Plants

These mini cactus plants look surprisingly real! The pattern includes 6 different types of cacti: Opuntia, Ladyfinger, Moon Cactus, Rainbow Hedgehog, Sand Dollar Cactus and Saguaro.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
24

Mega Cactus Crochet Pet House

Create a cozy space for your pets with this cactus pet house pattern. It includes 2 versions - for larger and smaller pets.

Size: Large
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
25

Simple Succulents by Elisa’s Crochet

This is a great project for beginners. These succulents are very easy to make and will look gorgeous on your desk!

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
About the author

Adriana Maronese

I taught myself how to crochet a few years ago and haven’t been able to stop since then. I created this platform to help passionate crocheters like me feel inspired to create more. Because I truly believe life without art would be just boring.
To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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