Mexican Cactus - Amigurumi crochet photo-tutorial

You’ll always feel safer in the wild wild west with Ricardo, the Kawaii Cactus Bandito, by your side.

Traveling through the desert, chilling in the saloon or even robbing the bank have never been this cute.

He is also a good listener and a true and faithful friend, as long as you crochet him tight, and he doesn’t forget to bring along his magical mystical sombrero.

Hasta pronto gancho virtuosos !


This pattern is a 11 pages english written tutorial with step-by-step pictures.



begin with a magic ring single crochet half double crochet double crochet treble crochet increase invisible decrease switch color work in continuous rounds work flat work BLO work FLO



Gauge is not essential for this project : you can use any size of hook you want as long as your yarn choice is consistent with it. Just be careful to work tight stitches so as the stuffing doesn’t show through.

As an indication : I used a 3.00 mm hook with «Himalaya Everyday» acrylic yarn and my cactus ended 20 cm high.


This pattern is an english written photo-tutorial by Julie of Armigurumi.

All Amigurumi patterns are for personal use only. Distribution of the patterns electronically or as a hard copy is prohibited. The patterns or parts of it may not be reproduced, published (online or printed), altered or resold.

You may sell the dolls made from the patterns, provided that they are handmade by yourself in a limited number and you give credit to the designer, aka Armigurumi.


  • Photo tutorial
  • Detailed explainations
  • US terminology

Materials you need at home:

  • Crochet hook (I used a size 3.00mm)
  • Yarn (matching the hook size you chose) : Green, Brown, Yellow, Red, Sand
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing material (fiberfill)
  • Pins
  • Scissors
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June Lee Hooker

Hello! I’m Julie. When I was little, my grandmother taught me how to crochet. She showed me how to make grannies, and I hoped one day to have done enough to make a blanket … but it never happened!

Years later, I discovered amigurumis, these little critters from Japan. I became addicted!

Very quickly, I entered the infernal spiral of any self-respecting hooker: an extended to-do-list and a exponentially growing stock of balls.

As I colonized my apartment and that of my loved ones, I felt that I wanted to go further, like: to infinity and beyond. So I jumped into the water and that’s how my first models were born!

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