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Desert Cactus Top and Dress Crochet Pattern


Bring some desert vibes into your wardrobe, with the Desert Cactus Top and Dress! This tapestry crochet garment pattern comes in both top and dress options, and can be customized to you! It’s perfect for beginner crocheters, and cactus lovers. You’ll want to wear it through all of the warm weather!

The pattern has so many ways to customize it! It comes in sizes XS-5XL, and can be made as a crochet tank top, a crochet peplum top, or even as a crochet dress! You can adjust the fit, length, and colors to be exactly what you want it to be.

If you’re new to crochet color work, this is the pattern for you! It’s designed for beginners, and has a full video tutorial on my Youtube channel that walks you through each step. It helps you with how to change colors, how to read charts, and more! You can find it on my Youtube channel

Crochet Pattern Features:
– 10 page PDF Pattern
– Sizes XS-5XL!
– Tank Top, Peplum Top, or Dress Options
– Customization of sizing
– Charts for each size
– Written pattern and instructions
– Unlimited downloads!


– Finished Bust Measurements Women’s Sizes (includes 1-3″ of positive ease):

XS = 30”
S = 34”
M = 38”
L = 42”
XL = 46”
2XL = 50”
3XL = 54”
4XL = 58”
5XL = 62”

Note: The fit is on the loose side for this design, and has no waist shaping. If you are wanting a tighter fit or are in between sizes, I recommend going down a size.


To make this pattern, you’ll need a few different weight 2 yarns. I used Lion Brand Beautiful You to make mine. The approximate yardage for each size is:

-Total yds needed (top): 900-1400 yds

-Total yds needed (dress depending on length): 1400-2000 yds

-To do all of the color work, and the striping like mine, you’ll need the following approx. amounts in 3 different colors (Note that if you’re doing the dress you’ll need about double of the following amounts):

Main Color (Yellow): 300 (350, 400, 450, 500, 650, 700, 750, 800 yds)
Contrast Color 1 (Orange): 298-400 yds
Contrast Color 2 (Green): 298-400 yds

Thank you so much for supporting my handmade crochet business! Every purchase you make helps support my dreams of being a crochet designer, and makes a difference in helping my business grow. I can’t wait to make you something amazing!


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