Barrel Cactus Pincushion

Barrel Cactus Pincushion

The Barrel Cactus Pincushion is a functional piece of art that compliments any craft room. Display it as a cactus or add pins for a prickly effect.

SUPPLIES

Size G 4mm hook - or size needed to obtain gauge

Large eye tapestry needle (16)

Base Color: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice (Taupe)

Cactus Color: Loops and Threads Impeccable (Green Lagoon and Camo Tweed

Fiber Fill Stuffing

Clay Pot - 2.25" tall, 2.5" width at the top

NOTES

Worked seamless from the base up

Sl st at the end of each round to join

Any worsted weight yarn can be used

Barrel Cactus Pincushion

FINISHED SIZE

Base: 1.5" in diameter

Height: 3.5"

GAUGE

16sc = 4 inches

20 rows = 4 inches

 Figure A

Figure A

BASE

Create a mr

Rd 1: ch1, sc7 into mr (7 sc)

Rd 2: ch1, *2sc inc* rep 7x (14 sc)

Rd 3: ch1, *sc1, 2sc inc* rep 7x (21 sc)

Rd 4: ch1, sc21 in the blo -Fig. A (21 sc)

 Figure B

Figure B

Rd 5-10: ch1, sc21 (21 sc)

Rd 11: ch1, sc21 in the blo -Fig. B (21 sc)

 Figure C

Figure C

Rd 12: ch1, *sc1, sc2tog* rep 7x

Change to cactus color in the middle of joining sl st of rd 12, or fasten off and attach color B to rd 12

-Fig. C

 Figure D

Figure D

CACTUS

Rd 13: ch1, *2sc inc* rep 14x (28 sc)

Rd 14-17: ch1, FPsc1, *sk 1 st, sc1, FPsc in same st* rep 13x -Fig. D (14 FPsc, 13 sc)

 Figure E

Figure E

Rd 18: ch1, *FPsc2tog, sk 1 st, sc1, FPsc1* rep 4x, FPsc2tog -Fig. E

 Figure F

Figure F

Barrel Cactus Pincushion

Rd 19: ch1, *FPsc2tog* rep 5x, FPsc1

Fasten of and stuff firmly with fiber filling

Use tapestry needle to sew top closed -Fig. F

Barrel Cactus Pincushion
Barrel Cactus Pincushion