Crochet Groot – Free Pattern

Hello everyone. Mr A and myself are big fans of the Marvel Universe movies, and one of our particular favourites is Guardians Of The Galaxy. I was therefore really excited when my blogger bestie Julie from Picking Up Toys asked me to make her a crochet Groot.

Crochet baby groot pictured from the front

They day the devil is in the detail and this is very much true with my  crochet Groot pattern. The basic crochet pattern is simple and quick to follow. What makes him really pop though is the embroidered bark effect on the body and legs. It is quite time-consuming, but makes him look awesome.

Crochet Groot Pattern

3.5mm hook
Double Knit yarn

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.

Head and body

(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 into each stitch

8) sc into next 5 stitches, 2sc* 6 time

9) hdc into each stitch

10) working into back loops sc into each stitch.

11-19) sc into each stitch

20) sc into next 5, 2tog* 6 times

21) sc into each stitch

22) sc into next 4 stitches, 2tog* 6 times

23) sc into next 3 stitches, 2tog*6 times

24) sc into each stitch

25) sc into next 2 stitches, 2tog *6 times. Stuff head.

26-28) sc into each stitch.

(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.

32-47) sc into each stitch. Stuff body.

1st Leg

46) sc into next 18 stitches, chain 6

47) skip next 18 stitches, sc into next 18 stitches, sc into each of the 6 chains

48) sc into each stitch

49) sc into next 6 stitches, *2sc, sc* 3 times, sc into next 6 stitches, *2tog* 3 times.

59) sc into next 6 stitches, *sc, 2sc* 3 times, sc into next 6 stitches, *2tog* 3 times

51-67 ) sc into each stitch

68) Sc into next 3 stitches, 2sc

69)Sc into each st

70) Sc into next 4 stitches, 2sc

71-72)Sc into next stitch

2nd leg

 

1) Rejoining immediately to the left of the 1st leg sc into next 18 stitches, sc into each of the 6 chains

2) sc into each stitch

3) sc into next 6 stitches, *2sc, sc* 3 times, sc into next 6 stitches, *2tog* 3 times.

4) sc into next 6 stitches, *sc, 2sc* 3 times, sc into next 6 stitches, *2tog* 3 times

5-21 ) sc into each stitch

22) Sc into next 3 stitches, 2sc

23)Sc into each stitch

24) Sc into next 4 stitches, 2sc

25-26)Sc into next stitch

Top of Head

For the detail on the top of the head I used a mix of brown and green yarn. Cut long strands of yarn and split the yarn into individual strands.

1) In brown rejoin in the row of loops created around the brow of the head sc into each loop.

2-4) sc in each stitch.. Change to 2 strands of brown and 1 strand green

5) sc in each.

For points on top of head change to 2 strands of green and 1 strand brown.

You can mix the spikes in any order to make the top of your crochet Groot unique. Each spike should start with 6 stitches. This is the 3 tops I used.

Spike 1

1) Sc into next 6 stitches
2) ch 1(turning chain) sc into each stitch.
3) ch 1 (turning chain) 2 tog, sc next 4
4) ch 1 (turning chain) 2 tog, sc next 2.

Spike 2

1) Sc into next 6 stitches
2-4) ch 1(turning chain) sc into each stitch.

Spike 3

1) Sc into next 6 stitches
2) ch 1(turning chain) sc into each stitch.
3) ch1 (turning chain) 2 tog, sc into next 2, 2tog
4) ch 1(turning chain) sc into each stitch
5) 2tog, 2tog.

Arms

Ch 4 join into loop. Make 6sc into loop

2) 2sc into each stitch

3-5) sc into each stitch

6) sc into next 4 stitches, 2 tog

7) sc into each stitch

8) sc into next 3 stitches, 2tog

9) sc into each stitch. Stuff hands

10) sc, 2sc

11-23) sc into each stitch

24) sc into next 5 stitches 2sc

25) sc into each stitch

26) sc into next 6 stitches, 2sc

27) sc into each stitch. Stuff arms and sew to side of  the crochet Groot at shoulder height.

Bottom of legs

(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. Stuff legs then sew the bottoms onto the bottom of the legs.

Embroidery

Embroider the eyes and mouth onto the crochet Groot in black yarn. Using brown yarn embroider the eyebrows and around the eyes. Using green yarn embroider cracks coming from the bark spikes on the head.

Close up of crochet baby Groots head

The bark effect on the crochet Groot is made using long running stitches.

A collage of four small pictures showing how to make the running stitch bark pattern

Make small patches of running stitches and alternate the direction of the stitches to create the bark.

A close up of the body with some of the bark embroidery

In a contrasting brown embroider on vines and a few leaves in a bright green.

Close up of the crochet Groot body showing the bark embroidery and the embroidered vines and leaves

The finished crochet Groot looks fabulous and will be loved by any  child or adult its made for.

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5 Comments

  1. Millie

    July 16, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    It’s so cool! Love the legs. You’re very talented #MixitUp

  2. Pinkiebag

    July 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I was trying to think which movie it was from and as soon as I read the start of the post I twigged. Very creative as walkway #mixitup

  3. pragmaticpoe

    July 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    That is super cute! I wish I had some sort of creative bone in my body haha.

    #mixitup

  4. Michele Morin

    July 16, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Oh, my goodness, you are so clever!

  5. RaisieBay

    July 16, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Brilliant! I love the bark effect, it looks fabulous. I also love the way you have done his crown, very clever.
    #mixitup

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