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Crocheted Cactuses by Sarah Abbondio

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

About Sarah Abbondio


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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!

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