Crochet Cactus Bag

Updated: Sep 28, 2021



All these cloudy days are making me wish for the sun. So here's a cute little cactus bag pattern to cheer us up and get us ready for summer!


Patterns notes-


· This pattern is in US terminology.

· Chain 1 doesn’t count as a stitch.

· This bag is worked in rows, two sides which are crocheted together.

· This bag measures approximately 7 inches in length and 4 inches in width (8 inches including cactus 'arms').


Abbreviations-


· Ch = Chain

· MR = Magic Ring

· St(s) = Stitch(es)

· Sl st = Slip Stitch

· Sc = Single Crochet (UK = Double Crochet)

· Hdc = Half Double Crochet (UK = Half Treble Crochet)

· Inc = Increase | Crochet two into same st

· Dec = Decrease | Crochet two sts together


Materials-


· DK (8 ply/light worsted weight) Yarn in Green, Yellow and Red

I used Stylecraft Special DK in Spearmint Green, Banana Cream and Rose Red

· 3mm Crochet Hook

· Scissors

· Yarn Needle

· Stitch Marker | Scrap of Yarn

· Stuffing (Optional)


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Cactus Bag (make 2)-


Using green yarn


Ch 19

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc 17. Ch 1 and turn. (18 sts)

Rows 2-10: Sc 18. Ch 1 and turn. (18 sts)

Row 11: Sc 18. Ch 9 and turn. (18 sts plus ch 9)

Row 12: Sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc 25. Ch 1 and turn. (26 sts)

Row 13: Sc into first 25 sts. Inc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (27 sts)

Row 14: Inc in first st. Sc 26. Ch 1 and turn. (28 sts)

Rows 15-18: Sc 28. Ch 1 and turn. (28 sts)



Row 19: Sc in first 18 sts. Ch 1 and turn. (18 sts)

Row 20: Sc 18 sts. Ch 9 and turn. (18 sts plus ch 9)

Row 21: Sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc 25. Ch 1 and turn. (26 sts)

Row 22: Sc into first 25 sts. Inc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (27 sts)

Row 23: Inc in first st. Sc 26. Ch 1 and turn. (28 sts)

Rows 24-27: Sc 28. Ch 1 and turn. (28 sts)



Row 28: Sc in first 18 sts. Ch 1 and turn. (18 sts)

Rows 29-35: Sc 18 sts. Ch 1 and turn. (18 sts)

Row 36: Dec, sc 14, dec. Ch 1 and turn (16 sts)

Row 37: Dec, sc 12, dec. Ch 1 and turn. (14 sts)

Row 38: Dec, sc 10, dec. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sts)

Row 39: dec, sc 8, dec. (10 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.



 

Cactus ‘Arms’-


Attach green yarn to last st on row 18


Row 1: Ch 1, sc into same st, sc 5, dec. Ch 1 and turn. (7 sts)

Row 2: Dec, sc 5. Ch 1 and turn. (6 sts)

Rows 3-5: Sc 6. Ch 1 and turn. (6 sts)

Row 6: Dec, sc 2, dec. Ch 1 and turn. (4 sts)

Row 7: Dec, dec. (2 sts)

Fasten off.

Repeat this for row 27.

Weave in ends.


 

Card/Money Pouch-


Using green yarn


Ch 15.

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc 13. Ch 1 and turn. (14 sts)

Row 2-17: Sc 14. Ch 1 and turn. (14 sts)

Row 18: Sc 14. (14 sts)

To add a border to your pouch. Do not fasten off. Ch 1 and sc around the edges and sc twice into the corners.



 

Strap-


Using green yarn


Ch 3

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sts)

Row 2: Sc 2. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sts)

Repeat row 2 until desired length.

Fasten off. Leaving long tail for sewing.

Below are just suggestions. You are welcome to make whatever length strap you wish.


For Adults/Teens-

For a wrist strap: I suggest 8-10 inches long.

For a neck strap: I suggest 30-35 inches long.

For a shoulder strap: I suggest 45-50 inches long.


For Children-

For a wrist strap: I suggest 5-7 inches long.

For a neck strap: I suggest 20-25 inches.

For a shoulder strap: I suggest 30-35 inches.



 

Flower-


Using red yarn


MR. Ch 4. Sc into 2nd ch from hook. Hdc. Dc. Sl st into centre of ring.

Repeat 5 more times for a 6 petal flower.

Fasten off. Making sure both yarn ends are through the centre of the ring and at the back of flower. Pull MR tightly.

Knot the two strands together at the back, leaving long tail to sew.


Using yellow yarn and yarn needle.


Sew yarn from the middle to between hdc and dc. Repeat for each petal.

Knot the two strands together at the back, leaving long tail to sew.


Apologises for the blurry photo! I will try to update it when I can.


 

Assembly-


Attach card/money pouch-


Attach the card/money pouch onto the back of one piece of the cactus. Sew between rows 3 and 20. Use a running stitch to sew.



Attach Flower-

To attach the flower to the front of the cactus, between rows 36 and 37. Pull all the yarn ends through the cactus. Tie a couple of knots and then use the yarn ends to sew the petals more securely onto the cactus.

Weave in ends of flower.

I actually did this at the end but it is up to you when you would like to sew it on.


Optional: Sew ‘arms’ together-

You can sew the base of the two cactus ‘arms’ together to add a little stuffing.

Do this by putting both sides together (making sure the pouch is on the outside) and folding back the two cactus ‘arms’.

Folding the cactus ‘arms’ back to the sides of the cactus will expose the inside sts. These are the sts you are going to sew together to keep the stuffing in place.

Sew on the base of the two cactus ‘arms’. I did this by picking up a few sts on one side and a few on the other side and pulling needle and yarn through. Repeating several times to make sure it’s secure.

Now repeat this for the other cactus ‘arm’.


Sew both sides together-

Attach green yarn to row 35 on the left hand side, with the pouch on the back side. Ch 1 and sc into the same st. Sc along the side of the cactus. Remembering to sc twice into the sts for corners.

Optional: When you reach near the end of the cactus ‘arm’ you can stop here and stuff the ‘arm’ firmly.

Continue to crochet around the cactus. Sc twice into every corner to turn.



Attach strap-

For wrist strap, sew the two ends together, making sure it’s not twisted and sew onto the inside of the cactus. Whichever side you chose.



For neck and shoulder strap, sew about an inch of the strap inside both sides of the cactus, making sure it is not twisted. Weave in ends.



I hope you enjoyed crocheting your Cactus bag as much as I did.

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