19 Fantastic Crochet Cactus Patterns (easy!) 

Have you ever wanted to add some greenery to your home, but struggle to keep plants alive? Or maybe you’re looking for a fun new crochet project to try out?

Look no further than crochet cactus! Not only are crochet cactus adorable, they’re also a great way to practice your crochet skills.

The below patterns use some standard stiches, but also introduce different textured stitches that are used to create the cactus shape which can be a fun challenge for both beginners and advanced crocheters alike. There are both free and paid cacti patterns for you to choose from below.

So why not give crochet cactus a try? They’re a low-maintenance, fun and unique way to add some charm to your home.

1. Cactus coasters

Free pattern by Sewrella

This cacti-themed item for your home looks great. Not only is it a coaster set, but a holder in the form of a crochet plant pot!

If you need the coasters to be more sturdy than just crochet rounds you can add cork bottoms to them.

2. Cactus tote

Free pattern by Yarnspirations

Cactus tote bags are a fun and trendy way to carry your essentials. They’re perfect for a day out at the beach, a trip to the grocery store, or even just a casual day out with friends.

This tote is for beginners and requires you to be able to crochet in rows.

3. Cacti with animal pots

Paid pattern by Bigbebez on Etsy

If you’re looking to add some personality to your plant collection, why not try crocheting a cacti and an animal pot? These fun crochet animal pots are a great way to decorate!

There are some small color changes, but nothing too hard for a beginner.

4. Heart cactus

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy

This pattern can be found here at Little World of Whimsy for free! The resulting cacti is small, cute and easy to make.

The pattern includes useful pictures to help you along the way!

5. Cactus doll

Paid pattern by Elisacrochet on Etsy

This cactus doll is perfect for plant lovers who want to add a touch of whimsy to their home, or for those who simply love all things cute and cuddly. It’s perfect for gifting or to keep as a cute (non-prickly) friend for yourself!

6. Cactus pillow

Free pattern by A Crafty Concept

Crochet cactus pillows are adorable and a great way to add some comfort to your home. This pattern uses a textured bobble stitch to create the cacti-look.

This easy pattern makes it easy to experiment with different yarn colors to create a unique and one-of-a-kind cactus pillow.

7. Cactus wall hanging

Free pattern by Thoresby Cottage

This wall hanging is made using tapestry crochet which only involves you needing to know how to complete chains, single crochet and color changes.

This pattern can then be hung up by attaching it to the wooden dowel or branch with some string or twine.

8. Amigurumi cacti

Paid pattern by Swedish Crocheting on Etsy

This pattern is great if you’re looking to practice multiple cacti shapes.

You can use these cacti to add some fun and personality to your desk or bookshelf or give them as gifts to plant-loving friends and family members. Just add it to a pot, or crochet one, and you’re done!

9. Camilla the Cactus

Free pattern by Spin a Yarn Crochet

Camilla the Cactus is both fun and easy to make. The pattern is well written and easy to follow, with clear instructions too!

The pattern gives you details on crocheting flowers and how to add the face, for a cute cacti buddy!

10. Cactus plushie

Free pattern by Winding Road Crochet

This cute little plushie is perfect for plant lovers who want to add a touch of greenery to their home. This pattern is quick to work up due to the chunky yarn used and it is easy to follow – perfect for beginners!

11. Spiky cactus

Paid pattern by Nicole Mansfield on Ravelry

This pattern enables you to have you own prickly cactus without the risk of hurting yourself. The pattern is well written, easy to follow, and has helpful photos to guide you through each step.

12. Cactus pincushion

Free pattern by Whistle and Ivy

If you’re a fan of both crochet and sewing, the crochet cactus pincushion is the perfect project for you.

This pattern has two cactus options to make a practical cacti-themed item for crafters. Not only that, but it is quick to work up and the result looks great!

13. Penny the Bunny Cactus

Free pattern by The Loopy Lamb

The beginner-friendly pattern is great for those who loves both cacti and bunnies. It’s a great way to add an animal or easter-themed flare to your crochet cacti.

The pattern is very easy to follow and looks adorable!

14. Cactus hands

Paid pattern by Svetlana on Ravelry

This unique cactus pattern is one of my favorites on the list! This pattern allows you to create a cactus-colored hand which you can then sew down to create cute and quirky gestures.

15. Cactus and flower

Free pattern by Airali Design

This crochet cactus is great if you aren’t a fan of stuffing projects. You create the cactus and then fold and form it to a specific shape.

The pattern even tells you how to fill the base with weighted beads to create a weighted item like a paperweight or just to keep it sturdy.

16. Bunny Amigurumi Cactus

Free pattern by i crochet things

Want a cactus (that you can’t kill), as well as something cute? Look no further than this bunny cactus!

It is simple to make and it requires minimal sewing of parts to create the finished project. 

17. Cacti LOVE set

Paid pattern by Tied The Knot Creations on Etsy

This is such a creative way to introduce cacti into your home. This pattern guides you on making letter shaped cactus in soil.

The pattern is easy to follow and great for beginners! You could even add more colorful flowers to your cacti by using the flower pattern they give.

18. Adjustable cactus

Free pattern by Paper & Landscapes

This pattern is great as it allows you to make a crochet cactus that can adjust to any pot size. It is made longer and tube-like, but can be squeezed and stuffed in a particular way to fit any size pot you might have!

19. Cat-tus

Paid pattern by Dalai Lana on Love Crafts

If you love both cacti and cats, then this is the pattern you’re looking for. The pattern is perfect for beginners to intermediates as it involves some color changes and interesting crochet shapes, but still uses basic amigurumi stitches.