Amigurumi (編みぐるみ, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. I was invited to review the Charley crochet cactus kit from Global Backyard Industries. Now we all know what an Amigurumi is & where to get a great kit for one.

The kit reviewed in this post was provided by Global Backyard Industries.

Charley the Cactus kit review

Recently, I was invited to review the Charley crochet cactus kit from Global Backyard Industries. When it arrived, it all come in this bag which reminded me of potting soil. What a cute idea.

Charley the Cactus Kit

Inside the bag was everything needed to create Charley. The only thing I needed to provide myself was a pair of scissors. I was impressed that the kit included a crochet hook and stuffing, two things that are often not in these sorts of kits.

Charley the Cactus pieces

The directions were easy enough to follow. Not all the rounds included stitch counts, but I was fine without them. I didn’t need any help, but if you do you can run a search on YouTube and find a few tutorials by different people.

Charley the Cactus' pot

There was plenty of each color yarn and stuffing. No worries about running out of anything. Charley didn’t take too long to make, just a few hours of relaxing crochet. He was enjoyable to create.

Charley the Cactus in progress

For the actual cactus part, I did use mine inside out because I liked it better that way, the inside was more spiky!

The little red flower arrives already made, I’m guessing because it would require another size crochet hook to make it yourself, but that didn’t really bother me.

I would say this is a good kit for a confident beginner.

Charley the Cactus

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