Cactus Appliqué T-Shirt

Supplies

4mm Crochet Hook

Needle

Scissors

Lime Green Yarn 

Terracotta Yarn

Brown Yarn

Fabric Glue

Sewing Pins

Piece of Cardboard

T-Shirt

Piece 1: With Lime Green Yarn

CH 20

In the third CH from hook, DC, DC in next 16 CH, 4 DC in last CH, [Pull your end thread tight and start crocheting around that for this part] WORKING ALONG THE OTHER SIDE OF BEGINNING CHAIN, DC in each across

= 38 DC

FiINISH OFF

Piece 2: With Lime Green Yarn

CH 14 

In the third CH from hook, DC, DC in next 10 CHs, 4 DC in last CH, [Pull your end thread tight and start crocheting around that for this part] WORKING ALONG THE OTHER SIDE OF BEGINNING CHAIN, DC in next 4 CHs, SCDEC in next CH, HDC in the next 6 CHs

=27 STS

FINISH OFF

PULL LOOSE END STRAND TO SHAPE THE “ARM”

Piece 3: With Lime Green Yarn

CH 14, In the third CH from hook, DC, DC in next 4 CHs, HDC, SCDEC in next CH, DC in next 3 CHs, 4 DC in last CH, [Pull your end thread tight and start crocheting around that for this part] WORKING ALONG THE OTHER SIDE OF BEGINNING CHAIN, DC in next 3 CHs, HDCi n next 9 CHs

=27 STs

FINISH OFF

PULL LOOSE END STRAND TO SHAPE THE “ARM”

Pot

CH 8

ROW 1: SC in second CH from the hook, and each across= 7 SC

ROW 2: CH 1, SC evenly =7 SC

ROW 3: CH 1, 2 SC in first ST, SC in next 5 SC, 2 SC in last ST= 9 SC

ROW 4: CH 1, SC evenly= 9 SC

ROW 5: CH 1, SC evenly= 9 SC

ROW 6: CH 1, 2 SC in first ST, SC in next 7 STs, 2 SC in last ST= 11 SC

ROW 7-9: CH 1, SC evenly = 11 SC

ROW 10: IN BACK LOOPS ONLY SC evenly= 11 SC

ROW 11: IN BOTH LOOPS ONLY 2 SC in first ST, SC in next 9 STs, 2 SC in last ST= 13 SC

FINISH OFF 

Sew in ends

Using brown yarn, Stitch along edge above ROW 9.

Sew in ends and glue on T-Shirt!

Through my 15+ years of crocheting, I have made it my goal to show the world we are more than just doily and blanket makers. And as a curious DIY crafter, I’m always getting into other projects away from the hook and yarn too.

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