Mini Cactus Square c2c Crochet Pattern

I’m thrilled to share my latest creation with you—a mini cactus square crochet pattern! This pattern is made with the c2c crochet method to create a cute little cactus design. It’s perfect for everyone, whether you’re new to crochet or have been hooking for years. So grab your yarn and hooks, and let’s start stitching up some desert charm with these adorable cactus squares! The free pattern is below.

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Lovable Loops free Mini Cactus Square c2c Crochet Pattern

Free Mini c2c Crochet Pattern

These mini cactus squares are versatile and fun to use in all sorts of crochet projects. If you’re into making unique clothing, these squares can be incorporated into the design of hats and scarves.

You can also use these squares for smaller projects like coasters, wall hangings, or even as a fun addition to a patchwork-style garment. The possibilities are endless, and it’s all about letting your creativity flow.

Crochet Bag Pattern

I used my mini cactus square to create a bag. I made 13 squares and sewed them together. You can find the full instructions at my Cactus Themed Bag pattern.

For a smaller bag, see my Heart Patch bag (10 squares). For a larger bag, see my Neon Hearts bag (15 squares) or my Cherry bag (17 squares).

PDF Version

COMING SOON. This easy mini c2c crochet pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF in my Etsy Shop.

c2c Video Tutorial

I have a corner to corner (c2c) video tutorial on my YouTube channel to help you get started if you are new to this crochet method. 

Note: In the tutorial I chain 5 for a new row and chain 2 for a new square. I no longer do that. I prefer to chain 6 for a new row and chain 3 for a new square.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: G-6 4 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Yarns 24/7 Cotton in ecru and grass.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Optional. Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 

Mini c2c Crochet Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced beginners. This mini square is made using the corner to corner (c2c) stitch pattern method. It involves color changes.  

Finished Measurements

My mini cactus square measures 5 inches by 5 inches.


8 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 4 inches

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

Corner to Corner (c2c) Technique

  • The pattern is made using the c2c technique of making “squares” back and forth in diagonal rows starting in the bottom right corner and ending in the top left corner.
  • Each square is made of a chain 3 + 3 double crochet.
  • Chain 6 to start a new row and chain 3 to start a new square.
  • You can follow the picture graph or the written pattern.
  • The written pattern tells you how many squares to make of each color and in what order.

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is written in US terms. 
  • ↙ You are working on the “right side”.
  • ↗ You are working on the “wrong side”. 

Pattern Instructions

Crochet the cactus square following the picture graph or the written pattern.

↙ Row 1: white (1 square) 
↗ Row 2: white x 2 (2 squares) 
↙ Row 3: white x 3 (3 squares) 
↗ Row 4: green x 1, white x 3 (4 squares) 
↙ Row 5: white x 3, green x 2 (5 squares) 
↗ Row 6: green x 3, white, green x 1, white (6 squares) 
↙ Row 7: white, green x 5, white (7 squares) 
↗ Row 8: white x 2, green x 3, white, green x 1, white (8 squares) 
↙ Row 9: white x 3, green x 3, white x 3 (9 squares) 
Corner: Start decreasing on both ends 
↗ Row 10: white x 2, green x 4, white x 2 (8 squares) 
↙ Row 11: white, green x 3, white, green x 1, white (7 squares) 
↗ Row 12: white, green x 1, white, green x 2, white (6 squares) 
↙ Row 13: green x 2, white, green x 1, white (5 squares) 
↗ Row 14: white x 4 (4 squares) 
↙ Row 15: white x 3 (3 squares) 
↗ Row 16: white x 2 (2 squares) 
↙ Row 17: white (1 square) 


Make 2 sc in each square along the sides and in each corner square make (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc).


Fasten off and then weave in all of your ends. Block if desired.

Lovable Loops free Mini Cactus Square c2c Crochet Pattern

Looking for more Free Crochet Patterns?

Are you ready to start your next project? You may also like these mini square patterns: turtle, heart, tree, Frankenstein, pencil, tooth, paw print, apple worm, music note, American flag, peace sign, dog, and mushroom.

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