Ever since I saw my first knitted cactus, I have been captivated by their beauty. Who could resist the idea of having a collection of cacti that require zero watering? If you are looking for a delightful project that is perfect for home decor and gifting, check out these knitted cactus and plant patterns.
When Can You Do with a Knitted Cactus?
A knitted cactus can be used as a versatile decoration. Here are some ways you can use them:
- Home Decor
Place knitted cacti on shelves, windowsills, tables, desks, and more to add a touch of greenery to your living space.
A knitted cactus would make thoughtful handmade gifts for friends, family, and colleagues.
- Office Accessory
Use knitted cacti on your office desk for a pop of colour and a bit of nature.
- Photo Props
Use knitted cacti as photo props.
- Party Decor
Incorporate knitted cacti into your party decor. They are great for themed events, such as desert-themed parties and summer gatherings.
You can use a knitted cactus as a pincushion in your sewing room.
- Car Decor
Hang a knitted cactus in your car as a cute and whimsical decoration.
- Keychain or Bag Charms
Small, knitted cacti can be used as keychains or bag charms.
Below are 25 delightful, knitted plant patterns. I have included a mix of paid and free knitting patterns. From adorable mini succulents to a large prickly pear cactus, there is a knitting pattern to bring a touch of nature into your space.
1. Knit your own Prickly Pear Cactus Knitting Pattern by EbonyAndTeal
Cacti hold a unique charm, and this prickly pear cactus is no exception. The best part is that it stays vibrant without needing any water. This project would make a wonderful housewarming gift.
This knitted cactus pattern is suitable for intermediate level knitters. The pattern requires knowledge of casting on, casting off, increasing, decreasing, embroidery, and grafting. The finished cactus is perfectly sized to fit in a 3.5-inch flowerpot.
2. Knitted Cactus Amigurumi Pattern by KnittheStars
Knit your very own adorable succulent plant with this easy-to-follow pattern. Displayed in a coffee cup, this cute creation will add a unique touch to your decor.
The Agave Cactus Amigurumi Instructions are written in English. It is perfect for knitters of all skill levels.
3. Coaster Knit Cactus Pattern by SealedbyaKris
This knitted cactus pattern can be used to make coasters, patches, blankets, appliques, and placemats. Its unique, nature-inspired design is perfect for bringing the outdoors into your home.
The knitting pattern is written using standard English knitting terms. Included is a clear chart for easy interpretation of the cactus design. You will need bulky weight yarn and size US 8 (5 mm) knitting needles. It is a great pattern for using up your scrap yarn.
4. Knitted Cactus Pincushion Pattern by Amanda Berry
How cute is this Cactus Pincushion? This delightful creation can be used to store your pins or as a decoration. Whether you lack green thumbs or are simply looking for a way to add greenery into your home, this pincushion is a fun choice.
Knitting a Cactus Pincushion is a breeze with this beginner-friendly free knitting pattern. Completed, the knitted cactus will stand approximately 5.51 inches (14 cm) tall.
Find the Pattern by Amanda Berry Here
5. Hanging Ivy Plant Pattern by CloakFolk
This Hanging Ivy Plant has a delicate yet vibrant appearance. It will add a touch of colour and nature to various settings. It would look wonderful in your office, on your desk, or in your car. And the best part is it does not need sunlight or water to thrive.
These knitted plants can be made by advanced beginners and up. The plants are made in the round using double-pointed needles.
6. A Prickle of Cactus Amigurumi Pattern by MadebyeMknits
This knit cactus pattern features three cacti designs. You get Saguaro, Mexican Fence Post, and Golden Barrel. You can customise the cacti with flowers and buds for added beauty. The finished cacti are the perfect size for home decor.
7. Cactus Amigurumi Knitting Machine Pattern by KlaudiasKraftyKorner
Do you like to make creations using a knitting machine? Here is a knitted cactus pattern perfect for creating decorative pieces quickly.
This knitted cactus pattern provides clear, step-by-step instructions with over 45 detailed pictures. There are two designs: a spotted cactus and striped cactus. The completed cactus typically ranges in size from 8 to 10 inches. Size will vary depending on your yarn tension, yarn weight, and stuffing.
8. Knitting Pattern for Cactus Washcloth or Afghan Square by DaisyAndStorm
You can use this knitted cactus pattern to make a dishcloth or washcloth. You can also combine multiple squares to create a cosy blanket or afghan.
This beginner-friendly pattern provides both a chart and written instructions. You only need basic knitting skills to finish the project.
9. Miniature Knitted Houseplant Pattern by Clare Scope-Farrell
Looking to add a touch of nature to your home without the hassle of watering and care? This knitted miniature houseplant is the perfect solution.
The free knitted plant pattern includes clear instructions. It even provides instructions for making the pot. The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate level knitters.
Find the Pattern by Clare Scope-Farrell Here
10. Hyacinth Knitted Plant Pattern by NimbleNeedlez
Create a touch of spring in your home with a knitted hyacinth. This lifelike hyacinth plant has the option to include a bulb for added realism.
The knitted plant pattern comes with detailed, step-by-step instructions and numerous images. There are also links to video tutorials for the knitting techniques used. It is suitable for intermediate level knitters.
11. Monstera Deliciosa Knitted Squares Pattern by PatternKnitsStudio
Capture the lush allure of the Monstera plant, also known as the Swiss Cheese plant, with these knitted squares. The intricate design of the leaves will add an enchanting decorative touch. These versatile squares can stand alone or be joined together to create a cozy blanket.
This pattern comes with a list of recommended materials and colorwork charts. The designer has also provided some optional embroidered embellishments that can be used to add texture to the squares.
12. Knit your own Baby Cactus Garden Pattern by EbonyAndTeal
Create a cacti garden without the need for watering with this charming Baby Cactus Garden pattern. These knitted creations will add a touch of whimsy to your decor while requiring no maintenance.
The Ebony and Teal Baby Cactus Garden knitting pattern is designed for beginner to intermediate level knitters. There are step-by-step instructions for creating four distinct knitted cactus patterns.
13. A Prickle of Cactus Knitting Pattern by madebyeMknits
This download includes 3 charming, knitted cacti patterns: the Old Man, Peanut, and Golden Barrel with Pups. These fun creations offer a unique way to bring the outdoors in.
These patterns provide the perfect opportunity to use up leftover yarn and create unique cacti.
14. Knit Cactus Pattern from Jwizcrochet
This pattern allows you to create a trio of low-maintenance yarn cacti. They will brighten up any room in your home.
The knitting machine potted cactus pattern includes three designs. There are easy-to-follow instructions and helpful photos. Each pattern is designed to be knitted on a 22 pin knitting machine.
15. King Cole Cactus Plants to Knit by YarnandYarnCrafts
With six unique designs to choose from, you can make a whole garden of knitted cacti. Included are tall, textured, balls, cacti with arms, and aloe vera.
Using a combination of DK and tinsel yarns will create a touch of realism. The knitting patterns provide clear instructions for each design. The finished sizes of these knitted cactus plants range from approximately 5.5 inches (14 cm) to 10.5 inches (27 cm).
16. Cactus Pin Cushion Pattern by Mimi Codd
Make this adorable cactus pin cushion to decorate your crafting space. Not only will it keep your pins and needles secure, but it will also add a touch of greenery to your workspace.
This free knitted cactus pattern provides clear and straightforward instructions. Gauge is not important for this pattern. You just want to make sure the stuffing will not fall out.
Find the Pattern by Mimi Codd Here
17. Houseplant Hanging Organizer Pattern by Rubyandthefoxes
Here are four knitted house plant-themed charts. These designs include an Anthurium, Sansevieria, Orchid, and Monstera. They can be used on their own, or you can use them to create a stylish hanging organiser.
This pattern is worked with DK yarn and 4 mm knitting needles. Each individual intarsia chart creates a finished piece measuring approximately 7.87 inches (20 cm) x 7.87 inches (20 cm).
18. Cuddly Cactus Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window
This adorable cactus hat knitting pattern offers cosiness without any prickly surprises. The free knitting pattern is designed for a single size, perfect for infants aged 12 months.
To create the Cuddly Cactus Hat, you will need green, light green, and pink worsted weight yarn, US 7 16″ circular knitting needles, US 7 double pointed needles, US 7 straight knitting needles, a crochet hook, and a yarn needle.
Find the Pattern by Little Red Window Here
19. Happy Planter Plush Machine Knit by KraftyKittenKreation
This knitted plant pattern provides you with the freedom to add legs, arms, and even signs. The signs can be made with your Cricut machine, or simply print them on cardstock and cut them out.
This easy knitting pattern is made using a 22 pin knitting machine. There are written instructions along with photo tutorials.
20. Senor Hector Toy Knitting Patterns by Fluffandfuzz
Señor Hector and his cactus make me smile. How cute is this little set? Hector is wearing his oversized sombrero and poncho.
The sombrero is adorned with intricate blanket stitch embroidery. When finished, Señor Hector will stand about 5.90 inches (15 cm) tall. His cactus is about 3.54 inches (9 cm). The pattern uses acrylic DK yarn and single-pointed needles.
21. Poke Me Pattern by DROPS Design
Placed in petite terra cotta pots, these cacti will bring a touch of cuteness and nature indoors.
These adorable cacti come in three sizes, each with its own unique appeal. The smallest stands at approximately 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall, the medium-sized at about 4.75 inches (12 cm), and the largest at around 5.5 inches (14 cm).
Find the Pattern by DROPS Design Here
22. Cactus Egg Cosy Pattern by Amanda Berry
Brighten up your breakfast table with this adorable Cactus Egg Cosy. It will keep your boiled egg cosy and warm. This cute egg cosy measures about 3.35 inches (8.5 cm) high. It is knitted flat with single-pointed knitting needles.
Find the Pattern by Amanda Berry Here
23. Flower Car Charm Knit Flower Pattern by Southstitchgirls
Make a beautiful, knitted flower to decorate your car using this pattern. This delightful accessory is perfect for adding a pop of colour and personality to your vehicle.
The Flower Car Charm pattern is suitable for those with intermediate level skills. The pattern comes complete with written instructions and a free video tutorial.
24. Prickles and Pear Knit Cactus Pattern by Yarnspirations
These adorable cacti pals want to come live with you. They are very friendly and are not spiky at all. The pattern includes instructions for both a boy wearing overalls and a girl wearing a dress.
With this pattern, you do not have to worry about achieving an exact gauge. When completed, each cactus will measure around 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide.
Find the Pattern by Yarnspirations Here
25. Tulip Knitted Plant Pattern by NimbleNeedlez
Get ready for spring with these beautiful, lifelike knitted tulips. To achieve the tulip’s lifelike appearance, wire and creative blocking techniques are used.
Completed, the finished knitted plants will stand at 11 inches (27 cm) tall. The pattern includes 13 pages of step-by-step written instructions and a lot of photos. It is designed for those with an intermediate skill level or higher.
Find more Tulip patterns here.
Frequently Asked Questions About Knitted Cactus:
What are knitted cacti used for?
Knitted cacti can be used as decorative items, pincushions, and unique gifts.
What skill level is required to knit a cactus?
Most knitted cactus patterns are suitable for beginners and intermediate level knitters.
Can I customize the colors of my knitted cactus?
Yes, you can use any colors you want. In fact, knitted cacti patterns are great for using up your stash yarn.
Do I need to know different stitches to knit a cactus?
Most cactus knitting patterns only use basic knitting stitches like knit, purl, increases, and decreases.
How do I care for a knitted cactus?
Unlike real cacti, knitted cacti require minimal care. Simply keep them clean and dust-free. If they get dirty, they can be hand washed in cold water.
With a variety of patterns to choose from, you can add a touch of nature to your space with a knitted cactus and plants.
For more fancy home decor ideas, check out these patterns:
Knitting cacti is a fun way to bring nature inside without the upkeep. Whether you are decorating your office or making gifts, these cute creations will never die. A knitted cactus is perfect for adding a touch of nature and charm to any room.