These darling crochet cactus earrings make a quick gift or a fun evening crochet project. The whimsical design make them fun for summer barbecues or a day spent at the farmer’s market. These crochet earrings are made using embroidery floss, so the color options are endless. 
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I would wager than you, a crafty individual,  have hobbies other than crochet. I have a few things I dabble in, and every once in a while I get out my beads and make some simple jewelry. I designed these crochet cactus earrings on a whim, and was ecstatic that I got the arms to work out so well (I needed a win this week!) . When I pulled out my jewelry making supplies, I found I had several beads and trinkets that I had intended on making into earrings ages ago but hadn’t got around to it.

There’s no time like the present. Thirty minutes later I have 4 new pairs of earrings!

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The design for these cactus earrings took a bit of puzzling. I was hoping to avoid having to make 2 layers per earring, and I figured out a way by making the arms one piece. I also highly recommend using Stiffy to make them stiff. It changes the color of your thread very slightly so keep that in mind (makes it a bit darker) , but I am very happy with the stiffer result, as the finished design wants to twist and move while wearing.

While I was at it, I decided to make a few more designs, and I’ve bundled them all together in the same file! Along with the cactus earrings, the download also includes rainbows, leaves, and granny square!


Please remember: You are free to use this cactus earrings free crochet pattern to make and sell, but do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. DO NOT use my photos in your listings.

What you need: (affiliate links)
2.5mm hook
– Embroidery floss – DMC 368
Stiffy (optional)
– Earring Findings
Hot Glue Gun 

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch

Gauge: not important, but you can go down a hook size to make earrings smaller 


The pattern includes FOUR designs: cactus, leaf, rainbow, and granny square!


Use your imagination to make your crochet cactus earrings perfect. ❤️

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I thought about adding a little flower to the top of my crochet cactus earrings, but couldn’t quite make it work with crochet. I wonder if beads would work better…
I would love to see your ideas!  Share yours on instagram and tag @whistleandivy


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  1. Um, where’s the “free” pattern? Paying a monthly fee means it’s NOT free. Please provide a link to the free version that’s supposed to be available here. Thanks.

    1. Hello!
      Very sorry for the inconvenience, this pattern was free a few years ago, but I retired it to my paid shop last year. I actually spent quite a bit of time scrubbing the internet of all references that it was free, but apparently I missed one? Would you mind sharing the source that brought you to my blog so I can take care of it?

        1. That is a site scraper website, and they have taken my content (all their “content” is scraped from legitimate sites like mine) without doing any research to see if it’s actually free. I am very sorry for the inconvenience!

  2. I love your work. Can you so more cactus patterns? I can’t find any thing anywhere else that’slike what you do.👍🌵