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A perfect project for beginners in double point needles
I love cactus and I love pincushions. I have a lot! So, finally I have knitted my own cactus. I hope you like it. It's a good project to learn to use double point needles.

Posted by Maria P. from Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain • Published See Maria P.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pin cushion. Knitted Cactus Pincushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    You can use the yarn and the needles you prefer. I have used the yarn called Éxito from Lanas Stop, which is suitable for needles size 4-5 (6-8), and double pointed needles size 4.5 (7).

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pin cushion. Knitted Cactus Pincushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    The first thing, of course, is to knit the cactus.

    Cast on 27 stitches, distributed into three needles, leaving a approximately 20 cm of thread. The pattern is: 1 knit, 2 purl. As many rounds as the length we want for the cactus. My cactus measures 5.3'' and I have knitted 34 rounds.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pin cushion. Knitted Cactus Pincushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cast off and turn the inside out to knit the upper side, closing the space. Turn the inside out again and fill with polyester filling.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pin cushion. Knitted Cactus Pincushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    On the other hand, I have painted the fowerpot. It is not necessary, but I think it looks nicer.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pin cushion. Knitted Cactus Pincushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    As base of the cactus I have drawn a circle in brown fabric that fits into the flowerpot and have filled it with the polyester filling.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pin cushion. Knitted Cactus Pincushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the cactus to the base, fill the flowerpot with paper and place the cactus.

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