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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback Matt
  • Publication: 12 October 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217084
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £3.50 (1 available)
  • Size: 180x180 mm
  • Illustrations: 48
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP Price: £6.99
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Crocheted Cactuses

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16 woolly succulents to make for your home by Sarah Abbondio

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Book Description

16 cute and quirky crochet cactus patterns that are quick and easy to make

You don't need a garden to grow this charming crop of cactuses - just a crochet hook, some yarn and a little crochet know-how! This delightful little book contains 16 patterns for crocheted cactuses that can be used to decorate your window ledges, your table and anywhere else in the home. They don't need watering or feeding, don't have sharp spines and are quick and easy to make.

Using simple crochet stitches and widely available yarn, there are diverse varieties to choose from, which are inspired by real cactus species. Some are embellished with beads and others have ridges, flowers, bobbles and look just like the real thing. They make perfect, quirky gifts for friends and family and all they need is a plant pot to sit in.

With a short techniques section at the beginning of the book to get you started, you can make a whole display in no time - so pick up your hook and yarn and get started!

Table of Contents

Materials, tools and equipment 6
Patterns intro 7
Crochet techniques 8
Soil bases 12
Opuntia linguiformis 16
Lophophora 18
Echinocereus nivosus 20
Stenocactus obvallatus 22
Opuntia microdasys var. albispina 24
Pilosocereus glaucescens 26
Eriosyce napina 28
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (mutant) 30
Echinocereus schereri 32
Astrophytum 34
Notocactus haselbergii 36
Opuntia quitensis 38
Myrtillocactus geometrizans 40
Parodia scopa 42
Tephrocactus geometricus 44
Mammillaria elongata 46

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Inside Crochet, Issue 110

Each simple design begins with a crocheted "soil base" that supports the cactus and fits inside a plant pot, so they're easy to finish and display, and there's a range of varieties to choose from. Use different yarns to create different effects, as well as techniques such as raised stitches to make ridges, popcorns for a textured finish, beads for spots, alpaca yarns for fluffy sections and more. 


Machine Knitting Monthly, February 2019

You don't need a garden to grow this charming crop of cacti - just a hook, some yarn and a little crochet know-how! The 16 patterns are quick and easy to make, there are no sharp spines and they don't need watering! 


Workshop on the Web

Being a keen crocheter, I jumped at the chance to review this new book by Sarah Abbondio. It comes with clear instructions using both English and American terms and this book is beautifully illustrated with lovely photographs of each cactus. The beginning of the book talks you through materials and equipment, crochet techniques and even soil bases for your cactus to grow from! Each chapter is broken up into each of the 16 cactus to make using their Latin name, and uses step-by-step instructions including yarn suggestions. You would need to know how to crochet in the round to be able to undertake these designs but I can't wait to make my own cactus garden in the New Year!


9 Crafty Books We're Reading in 2019

This might just be the perfect book for anyone who can't keep a plant alive, no matter what they try. "Crocheted Cactuses" will share 16 patterns inspired by actual cacti species. The book starts with a quick technique section, making sure you'll have a good grasp of the craft before you take on any actual projects.

 

See the full list of Martha Stewart's craft book recommendations here.

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