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Cactus Keychain Free Crochet Pattern

Happy Tuesday fellow crafters!

If you are a plant lover you’re gonna love today's new free project!

I'm gonna share the super easy and quick crochet instruction to create the loveliest Cactus Pot Keychain!

This pattern is absolutely perfect for beginners ...since the flower on top of the cactus are created with the french knot technique, it only requires a bit of sewing skills.

If you are not familiar with how to embroider a french knot, make sure to check this helpful tutorial:


***You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with many step-by-step pictures on EtsyHERE.

Here's the FREE pattern!

YARN: Light (3) - Green, Beige, White, Dark and Light Pink

MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Metal Split Key Ring

DIMENSION: 2.5” x 1.5”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),

back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O)


SEAMLESSLY COLOR CHANGE: work in the color A until two loops of the last stitch remain on the hook. Use the color B to complete the stitch.

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CACTUS (green yarn)

Rnd 1: starting off with green yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: sc even (12)

Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 5 - 9: sc even (18)

Rnd 10: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15)

Rnd 11: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12)

Rnd 12: sc even (12); stuff the cactus firmly

Rnd 13: working in BLO, dec around (6)

F/O, cut the yarn, close the hole and wave in end.

SOIL AND POT (beige, dark pink and white yarn)

Rnd 1: join beige yarn to the FLO of the 1st st of rnd #12 of the cactus, sc inc around (24)

Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (30)

Rnd 3: switch to pink yarn, sc even (30)

Rnd 4: working in BLO, sc even (30)

Rnd 5: working in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 6: switch to white yarn, sc even (24)

Rnd 7: sc even (24)

Rnd 8: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18)

Rnd 9: working in BLO, sc dec around (9); stuff the pot firmly

Rnd 10: working in both loops now, 4 sc dec, 1 sc (5)

F/O, cut the yarn, close the hole and wave in end.

Holding the pot in the upright position, insert the hook into the FLO of the 1st st of rnd # 3, join white yarn with a sl st and then work 30 sc. Crochet one more rnd of 30 sc.

FLOWERS (dark and light pink yarn)

The flower is created with French Knot embroidery technique. Insert the needle with the red or yellow yarn connected, wrap the thread around the needle two or three times. Gently pull the

thread so that the wrapped thread is tightening against the needle. Insert the needle near the point where needle came out. Hold on to the thread wraps with your left hand and pull

the needle to the back. A knot is left behind which looks like a flower blossom.

CHAIN (green yarn)

Leaving a long strand of yarn at the beginning, work 12 very tight sl sts, F/O and leave a long tail of yarn. Fold the string of chains in half and use both yarn strands to secure it to the top of the cactus. F/O and wave in ends. Insert the chain into a split key metal ring.

I can't wait to see your version of my CACTUS KEYCHAIN! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

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