12 Days of Christmas: Cactus Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Cactus Ornament

This Cactus Ornament is our seventh pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!


Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this ornament:

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any colors you want. I used Paddy Green, Jade, Gold, Light Orchid and White
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 4.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet


If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.


Large Piece:
With Paddy Green
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Rows 2-15: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Fasten off with long tail and sew up seam, then cinch top closed.
Turn right side out.

With Paddy Green Make 2
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Rows 2-8: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Do not fasten off, Fold in half and SC up the seam (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
SC in 1st 4, SC4TOG, SC in last 4 (curve made)
Fasten off and cinch top closed.
Turn right side out.

Bottom circle: With Paddy Green
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Stuff the cactus and attach the arms and the bottom circle.
Use the video tutorial to learn how to make the poms and attach the “garland across the cactus” also make “tick” marks to give detail of cactus.
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
Weave in all ends.


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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns


3 responses

  1. Awesome!! My daughter and grandsons are moving to New Mexico in a year, and I probably will too, so this year I’m trying to find crochet ideas that are New Mexico themed, and these cacti are perfect! Going to make them as package embellishments ❤ TY for the pattern and the video!

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