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CARL the cactus - doll

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CARL the cactus - doll © lalylala
CARL the cactus - doll © lalylala
CARL the cactus - doll © lalylala
CARL the cactus - doll © lalylala
CARL the cactus - doll © lalylala

Pattern Description:

Say hello to CARL!

Carl spent his earliest childhood together with his family outside on the balcony. He loves balloons - despite their very short life expectancy. As a teenager, Carl discovered his extraordinary talent as a requisite for a world-famous fakir. This career ended abruptly because CARL decided to shave daily after he has been very definitely refused as a member of the "Free Hugs" campaign. Carl is enjoying his heyday as a drummer in a marching band now and is going to continue the pin-factory family business.

CARL is approximately 12 inches tall. He is made out of cosy 4 ply sockwool, cotton wool and love. For your little cactus you can use every yarn you prefer - he's getting taller or smaller but he's always really cute!

I wrote this crochet pattern for beginners too and I tried to be very detailed in my descriptions. I also included a lot of photos and some charts to explain how to and what to do.


(c) 2012 lalylala handmade . Lydia Tresselt - All rights reserved. This pattern is FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY! The pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, published (online or printed), altered or resold. You can sell items made from this pattern, provided that they are handmade by yourself in a limited number and you give credit to the designer. Please add the following lines to your item description and any item you are selling: This doll is handmade by ...(your name) from a design and pattern by lalylala handmade . Lydia Tresselt /

If you should have any problems with the pattern - let me know! I'll try to help you and answer your questions as soon as possible.

Have a look to my other DOLL MAKING PROJECT patterns to - CARL has a bunch of cute friends wearing other fancy costumes!

Thank you and see you soon!


10x10cm (4x4)


  • about 50 g of green sockwool 4ply and 25 g of white cotton wool 4ply and a small amout of brown, black and red sockwool

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 eyes (6mm), stuffing material and crochet hook size 2,5 mm (US 1 1/2)
  • golden embroidery floss

Suggested yarn:

210 meters of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Regia hand dyed effect Sockwool



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Welcome to lalylaland! Here you find some crocheted wooly friends for life - sprung from my imagination, made with my very own two hands and written down by me, Lydia Tresselt, in cooperation with my ...

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