Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thank you & a Little Cactus

Hi :) Thank you very much for the comments and the e-mails about my complaining. Lots of us have written to the one seller (the one that is the most obvious) and her answer was along the lines of "I know and I don't care and so what". And that's what really got to me. We've all flagged and Etsy doesn't do anything because of all this blahblahblah I don't feel like getting into right now (because then this will turn into another complaining post, and we should just get to the nice part).

So.... moving on to the things that really matter, like yarn and fiberfill and toys ;)
Here's the little cactus from Tiny Ami 2, that didn't make it into the book either. I was thinking yesterday night, that those of you who did buy TA2 when it was in the shop might feel a little cheated or something (you bought it and here I am posting it for free). So please send me a convo through Etsy and I can send you another little pattern that you want -like Tiny Ami Plants, or the cherries or something like that, ok? -don't forget to let me know which one you want and your e-mail address :)

cactus

Using an F hook and worsted weight yarn:
Plant
Using green:
R1- Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook
R2- 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
R3- *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (18 sts)
R4-10: Sc 18
Work on face - Position and attach 6 mm plastic eyes with safety backings, embroider mouth.
R11- *Sc 1, dec 1*, repeat 6 times (12 sts)
R12: Sc 12
Change to light brown/tan yarn and:
R13: Sc 12 through front loops only
R14: 2 sc in each sc around (24 sts)
R15-16: Sc 24
Sl st, bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Planter
Using whatever color you want (I used dark brown)
R1- Ch 2, 5 sc in second chain from hook
R2- 2 sc in each sc around (10 sts)
R3- *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 5 times (15 sts)
R4- *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 5 times (20 sts)
R5- *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 5 times (25 sts)
R6- Through back loops only:
*Sc 3, dec 1*, repeat 5 times (20 sts)
R7- *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 5 times (25 sts)
R8-10: Sc 25
R9- BPsc 25
Sl st, bind off, weave in loose end.

Stuff cactus (I used fiberfill), stuff planter (I stuffed it with poly-pellets) and sew cactus part in the inside of the planter using the long tail you left for sewing. I gave her a little red bow too :)

Pronto!
Don't forget to write if you have questions & to let me know how it comes out!

53 comments:

  1. Shame on that seller :(

    I tried making this cute cactus last night but I got stuck: I can't figure how to do BPsc, even after reading the explanation on the patterns you sent me :(

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  2. check this from about.com & see if it helps: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa060797.htm
    let me know! :)

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  3. i'd just like to say, you are an inspiration. although i haven't finished crocheting an amigurumi because school is always in the way and my cat always finds a way to get into the yarn draw. thanks for posting these cute patterns. everytime i want to give up, i come back and look at your patterns and it fuels me to start again. i can't wait until after exams, seriously. my goal is to complete one! hahaha xD and i will definitely purchase your book!

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  4. The cactus has a little bow.. that is the cutest! :D

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  5. Love the cactus! My parents have a house in Utah and I think the little cactus will fit right in. I'm going to send the pattern my mom's way since I cant crochet for anything, lol! Thanks for posting it!

    Diana

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  6. Hello Ana,

    I recently started to crochet and thought I would try my hand at amigurumi but don't know how to proceed when reading the pattern instructions for the first round. The patterns would go for example, 'R1- Ch 2, then 6 sc in the second chain from hook'. Does this mean I keep single stitching from the same spot (second chain) 6 times?

    I really am a total newb at this, so I was wondering if you could help me better visualise what I should be doing.

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  7. I am new to crochet. All you need to do it google BPsc crochet abbreviation and up comes plenty of websites to help you, even with video. The back post single crochet is very easy to do.
    Saying that: I need help on how to sew the cactus into the planter.
    I am thinking it would be better to use the tail from the planter instead of the tail from the cactus.
    Please advice.
    Thank you for the cute patterns.

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  8. Lyn, you keep single crocheting in the second chain from the hook 6 times then go on to R2.
    I just started to crochet and I made my first amigurumi last week and have made more since.
    Start with a simple pattern.....maybe a mouse.

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  9. Thanks for such a cute pattern! I finished mine last night.:D

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  10. Your patterns are the cutest! I can't wait to try out this adorable pattern! Thanks!

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  11. Hi, your patterns are super, thank you. I wait for the book now annnd i have 2 questions, what kind of yarn do you use? and what for a hook??, here i bought a yarn 50 cotton 50 polyester and a 2,5mm hook is that ok?????
    Norka from Italien

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  12. omg thxs so much for all ur great patterns! i was kinda worried that i had to purchase everything! haha. my dad doesnt like ordering things online cuz hes afraid of being ripped off, so finding free patterns like urs is really great. :P
    thanks a bunch. plz post more soon!! xD
    also, previously, (i think it was on the "August 5, 2007
    a little rabbit" post) u said that ud post a free pattern for a bear and a balloon. i cant find it anywhere? >_>

    thxs again!! :D like other ppl have said, u are truly truly inspirational. :D :D :D

    muchos muchos muchos gracias!
    dau zeh!
    thank you! :D

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  13. I just got done making this, but the cactus doesn't fit in the pot :( very sad. I'll try again and change the pattern a bit to see if that helps. Super cute though!!!

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  14. Angela from TexasJune 30, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    I have made 3 of these little cacti using the recycled sari silk yarn for pots....everyone who sees one wants one...so I keep stitching..thanks for a great pattern and I can't wait to buy your book (budget permitting soon)

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  15. This matches my tattoo wonderfully! I can't wait to make this for my dorm room. Thanks for posting the pattern.

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  16. Thanks for the cactus pattern, really cute, I made one yesterday! :-)
    Made me learn a new stitch! Which is great!!!
    Although I think I did that backpost sc a frontpost sc, LOL, so I turned my pot inside out, which looks alright.

    Thanks again for the pattern!!

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  17. Hi,

    I love your cactus; I've seen that several people have enjoyed your pattern and posted photos of their own on Flickr. Very cute!

    I also want to share my cactus pattern with the world and I hope you might like to have a go at it too!

    Crocheted Cactus Instructions

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  18. ana
    i am very excited about your new book-- i have your first book and used the animals (bear, elephant, lion, monkey) to make a mobile for my niece! it is beautiful!

    i just purchased your new book in advance from the amazon sight-- i was wondering when it was expected to start being shipped?

    much excitement!!! thank you-- my 2 nieces and sister are also in love with your patterns!!! (i spoil them with them!)

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  19. aww that's so cute! ^^
    I've recently started doing dolls and bears and that stuff, and I want to do this little cactus..but, you know Spanish right? Could you please sent me or post me the part of the planter in spanish?

    Thank you so much =)

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  20. Im testing your cactus pattern right now, check out my blog soon to see it :) /Ida

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  21. I have a question.. What exactly do you mean with r 4-10: Sc 18? Does it mean that I make 18 sc's/r or what? I hope that you can answer my question.. :) Usually I only try swedish patterns, but I couln't resist your cute cactus.. :)

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  22. camilacpetroleo@yahoo.com.brAugust 14, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Hi! i just love your work and I´m a little bit curious are you from Brazil? kisses

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  23. hi, i am doing my cactus but don´t really knwo how to do the "front loop only" thing. i have been looking on the internet but still don´t know. Also, what is the name of that stich in spanish? thank you.
    your amigurumis are so nice!

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  24. Hello :-)

    I really like this pattern! I am making a website with free crochetpatterns translated into Dutch. So is it allright if I translate this pattern and put it on my website? I will mention your name & website too of course.

    Thanks in advance!

    (my website (still not very much on it though ;) ): sites.google.com/site/lolmetwol )

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  25. I made this little cactus, and it's really adorable!
    The cactus part was very easy (I'm still fairly new to crochet and amigurumi), but I did have some issues with the planter.
    I think I got the BPsc's right, but for some reason it got twisted, and then I didn;t know how to add round 10. So I stopped there, and sort of bent it in the shape I wanted, and I have to say it actually looks kinda good. I crocheted a little bow, and voile, she's done!

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  26. i cant crochet anything but a scarf to save my life! can I buy one of these lovlies from you?? she makes my heart smile!!!or if you dont sell them, any idea whoe/where I can purchase one from??? love your site!
    Jenn Post
    noblekatt(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. i like it so much. i made one. and i ask permission for link your pattern to jodiary.webs.com. thank for sharing it with us

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  28. thanks for the pattern! It's great

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  29. i just started making arigurumis and your creations have inspired me. you're so creative and this cactus is sooo cute! it's nice knowing this arigurumi will make someone's day :)

    thanks!

    p.s. i'm definitely buying your book! :D

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  30. Hola Amiga Ana Paula GRACIAS por tu bondad y el patron del pequeño cactus estoy muy entusiasmada hacerlo para mostrarlo en mi blogs te invito a visitarme http:tejidosmanualidadesyalgomasblogspot.com Muchos cariños

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  31. Ana Paula, I absolutely love your patterns. Thanks for the cactus. If I could figure out how to post pictures of how mine turned out I would.

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  32. You are such a treasure to the amigurumi world! I tried recreating your cactus over on my blog http://sewsaysyou.blogspot.com/2011/06/amigurumi-cactus-mario-mushroom.html but am afraid it doesn't have so much character as yours! I also linked back to this pattern here. Hope you dont mind :)

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  33. Thanks for the cactus pattern, my grandmother collects cacti and I know this will make the perfect gift for her (this will be the only one she does not have to water!) god bless and have a wonderful day

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  34. I tried your cute cactus as my first real amigurumi project, after making a couple catnip balls. It certainly isn't as cute as yours, but I like it. http://instagr.am/p/P9DxS/

    Thank you so much for your free patterns!

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  35. Que arte tienes!!! Todos estan bellos!! Quisiera saber si este patron lo puedo conseguir en espanol!!! Gracias!!!!

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  36. Really a cute pattern. Thank you so much for sharing. Love your patterns.

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  37. LOVE! Know someone this would be perfect for, thanks for sharing!

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  38. CAN'T WAIT TO START THIS PATTERN. I MAKE A LOT OF SCARFS AND SLIPPERS AND SELL THEM. LOVE TO CROCHET AND KNIT.

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  39. Thank you so much for this adorable pattern! My daughter loves cactus and is building up quite a collection...but she won't be able to find this one anywhere!!
    I think this will make a great Christmas gift for her!

    thank you again :)

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  40. I have been obsessed with amigurumi for about 6 months now and I can't believe I haven't been here before. This cactus is just perfect for my crafty area. Thanks

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  41. This is absolutely brilliant! A lovely Thank you for sharing :)

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  42. This is just adorable!! Thank you so much for the pattern. I want to make one for my Mom for mother's day! Just love it!

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  43. gorgeous and makes me happy ...can't wait to crochet it and then use when I sew..... Mercy
    Thank you for the pattern....

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  44. Adorable! I made three this week! They varied in the end from yours, but I love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. This is absolutely wonderful. It makes us laugh just to look at it! Thanks so very much for sharing.

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  46. sorry but my english isn´t perfekt and have a problem with them...
    can anybody help me in german

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  47. A knit version of this would be divine!!!

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  48. Starting at Round 4: you wrote Sc 18, does that mean sc for that whole round and you end with 18sts or actually sc 18 in each till the end of the round.

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