Crochet Grinch – Free Pattern

Hello everyone. Back in December last year one of the big movies out for kids was the updated version of The Grinch. A friend of mine wanted a crochet Grinch for her daughter, because her daughter loved the film. However because she is only a little tot, my friend wanted a friendly looking crochet Grinch.

This is the pattern I came up with. He looks more puzzled than scary which is just how I wanted him.

Crochet Grinch sat cross legged o a blanket

 Crochet Grinch Pattern

DK yarn

3mm hook

All crochet terms are in the US style

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

2sc = 2sc into the next stitch

2tog = crochet next 2 stitches together.

Crochet Grinch head and body

Working from bottom of body upwards.

1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

(4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

(5)*Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(6) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

(7) sc in each stitch.

(8) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(9) sc in each stitch.

(10) *sc in next 6 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(11) sc in each stitch.

(12) *sc in next 7 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(13) sc in each stitch.

(14) *sc in next 8 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(15) sc in each stitch.

16) *sc in next 9 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

17-22) sc in each stitch.

23) *sc in next 9 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

24) *sc in next 8 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

) sc in each stitch.

23) *sc in next 7 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

24) *sc in next 6 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

25-48) sc into each stitch

49) sc in next 5 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

50) sc in next 4 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times. Start stuffing head.

51) sc in next 3 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

52) sc in next 2 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

Neck

53-59) sc into each stitch  stuff rest of  head and neck.

Body

60) working in the front loop only sc into the next 2.stitches, 2sc* 6 times

61) sc into the next 3 stitches, 2sc* 6 times

62) sc into the next 4 stitches, 2sc* 6 times

63) sc into the next 5 stitches, 2sc* 6 times

64) sc into each stitch

65) sc into the next 6 stitches, 2sc* 6 times

66) sc into each stitch

67) sc into the next 7 stitches, 2sc* 6 times

68) sc into each stitch

69) sc into the next 8 stitches, 2sc* 6 times

70-77 sc into each stitch

78) *sc in next 8 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

79) *sc in next 7 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

80) *sc in next 6 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

81) sc into each stitch

82) *sc in next 12 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 3 times.

83) *sc in next 11 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 3 times.

84) sc into each stitch

85) *sc in next 10 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 3 times.

86) *sc in next 9 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 3 times.

87-88) sc into each stitch

89) *sc in next 8 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 3 times.

90) sc into each stitch

91) *sc in next 7 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 3 times. Stuff body.

92) *sc in next 2 stitches, 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

93) *sc , 2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

94) *2tog in next stitch* 6 times.

Muzzle

1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

(4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

(5)*Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(6) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

(7) sc in each stitch.

(8) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(9-10) sc in each stitch. Sew to front of face, top of muzzle sitting on row 16 of the face.

Eyes

1) chain 5, 2sc into 3
2nd chain from hook, sc into next 2 chains, 4sc into last chain, working into back of stitches sc into next 2 stitches, 2sc into last stitch

2) 2sc into next 2 stitches, sc into next 2 stitches, 2sc into next 4 stitches, sc into next 2 stitches, 2sc into last 2 stitches. Sew above the muzzle, embroider on pupils

Arms

1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

2) 2sc in each stitch.

2) sc into the next 3 stitches, 2sc* 3 times

3)sc into the next 4 stitches, 2sc* 3 times

4) sc into the next 5 stitches, 2sc* 3 times

5) sc into the next 6 stitches, 2sc* 3 times

6-9) sc into each stitch

10) sc into the next 10 stitches, 2tog* 2 times

11) sc into the next 9 stitches, 2tog* 2 times

12) sc into the next 8 stitches, 2tog* 2 times

13) sc into the next 7 stitches, 2tog* 2 times

14-38) sc into each stitch

39) chain 1 (turning chain) turn work, sc into next 8 stitches.

40-41) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch. Stuff arm, sew to side of body, top of arm just bellow the neck.

Fingers

1) make 4sc into a magic circle

2) sc, 2sc* 2 times

3-12) sc into each stitch. Stuff and sew to hand.

Thumb

1) make 4sc into a magic circle

2) sc, 2sc* 2 times

3-10) sc into each stitch

11) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 4 stitches

12-13) chain 1 (turning chain) a into each stitch

14) chain 1 (turning chain) 2 tog, 2tog. Stuff and sew to hand.

Feet/legs

1) Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

2)sc into the next 2 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

3) sc into each stitch

4)sc into the next 3 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

5) sc into each stitch

6)sc into the next 4 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

7) sc into each stitch

8)sc into the next 5 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

9) sc into each stitch

10)sc into the next 6 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

11-16) sc into each
stitch

Four picture showing the different stages of making thw crochet grinch foot

17) chain 1 (turning chain) turn work, sc into next 10 stitches (work should look like picture 1.

18-21) chain 1(turning chain) sc into each stitch. Fold the back of the foot in half (as in picture 2) use slip stitches to join the back seam and cast off. turn it back the right way so the seam is on the inside (picture 3)

22) join back onto the front of the foot (picture 4) sc into the next 6 stitches, work 10 sc stitches evenly around the remainder of the foot.

23-58) sc into each stitch.

Crochet Grinch scarf

1)Chain 11, hdc into 2nd chain from hook

2) chain 1, (turning chain) hdc into each stitch.

Repeat row 2 till scarf is long enough. Change colour between white and red every 3 rows.

A crochet grinch sat on a cream blanket looking towards the left

The finished crochet Grinch looks so cute, and I think makes an ideal softie to make any time of the year.
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6 Comments

  1. Sam

    May 2, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Mr Grinch is adorable X #abitofeverything

  2. Coombe Mill

    May 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    So very clever, and to be able to record the pattern too, so talented! #abitofeverything

  3. mebecomingmum

    May 1, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Ahh I love this! I will have to give him a go my friend loves him!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 1, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      Oh if you do please share pics xx

  4. RaisieBay

    May 1, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    He looks perfect! You are such a star for sharing your patterns.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 1, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      I love sharing, and seeing pictures people share of the things they make with my patterns, it makes me very happy xx

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