Cactus Square Pattern

Cactus Square

 

Requirements:

Yarn needle

DK Cotton yarn (Paintbox Yarns) in the following colours:

Lime Green

Banana Cream

Bubblegum Pink

Evergreen

Blush Pink 

4mm hook

 

 

 

 

Notes: Chain 3 at the start of each row counts as 1tr, join each round with sl st into first st of each round.

 

Round 1: Starting with any green colour, make a magic ring, ch3, and 11tr into ring. (12tr)

 

Round 2: ch3, 1tr in same st, 2tr in each st around. (24tr)

 

Round 3: ch3, 1tr in same st, 1tr in next st, *2tr in next, 1tr in next st*, repeat from * to * . (36tr) Fasten off. 

 

 

Round 4 - join either Blush Pink or Banana Cream work  in back loops only, ch3, 1tr in same st, ch2, 2tr in next st, 1htr in next 2 st, 1dc in next 3 st, 1htr in next 2 st, *2tr next st, ch2, 2tr in next st, 1htr in next 2st, 1dc in next 3 st, 1htr in next 2 st, repeat from * 2times. Join to 3rd ch of starting ch with a sl st into next corner ch2 space.

 

Round 5 - ch3, 1tr, ch2, 2tr, 1tr in each st until you reach your next corner. ( you should have 11tr stitches along your edge, 2tr, ch2, 2tr in the corner space). Repeat pattern to end of round.

 

Round 6 - Repeat round 5, ( 15tr Stitches along edge, 2tr, ch2, 2tr).

 

Round 7 - Repeat round 5,19tr Stitches along edge, 2tr, ch2, 2tr). Fasten off

 

With either Banana Cream or Blush Pink yarn, cut a long strand to embroider small ‘V’ shapes randomly onto your green circle.

 

Flower

Make a magic ring, ch3, 1tr, ch3, sl st into ring, repeat another 4 times.

 

Attach your flower to your square, slightly more to the right side. Fasten off sew in only loose ends.