Crochet Grinch Pattern

Find here an easy crochet pattern to make The Grinch


Hi everyone! Someone asked me on our VIP Facebook group if I could make a crochet pattern for a Grinch so here it is! It was really fun to make! It is probably one of the patterns I enjoyed the most to make. Possibly because I love the Grinch! The body is made in one part, so if don’t like sewing a lot of parts, it is the perfect crochet project for you. You will only have to sew the arms!

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Crochet Grinch Pattern Crochet Grinch Pattern

Crochet Grinch Pattern Crochet Grinch Pattern

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Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in green, yellow, red, and white.
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the eyebrows and mouth).
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (6 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • A small pompom maker or a small white pompom 

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)
  • Front post / Back post double crochet (fpdc/bpdc)

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Pattern: How to crochet a Grinch?


The arms (make 2) – Crochet Grinch Pattern.

We are starting by the hands first.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and green yarn.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 inc, 2 sc] x2. (8)
  • Round 3-10: [1 sc in all st]. (8)

Close the arm, and leave a long tail for sewing.


The legs (make 2) and the body – Crochet Grinch Pattern.

We start with the legs and finish with the head. 

With a 3.5 mm crochet and green yarn.

  • Round 1: start 9 sc in a magic ring. (9)
  • Round 2: [2 sc, 1 inc] x3. (12)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 4: [2 sc, 1 dec] x3. (9)
  • Rounds 5-9: [1 sc in all st]. (9)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. 

We are now going to attach both legs together. Place the legs together (see pictures below to help you with this step). White the right leg facing you. insert your hook in a stitch in the inside of the right leg and in a stitch of the left leg. Join the red yarn and make 1 sc in the same stitches. Make 1 sc in the following stitch from both legs. You have now joined the legs by 2 sc. 

We will now keep working in the rounds.

  • Round 10: [1 sc in the next 7 st of the left leg, 1 sc in the next 7 st of the right leg]. (14)

Fill the legs and keep filling the body as you go.

  • Round 11: [1 sc in all st]. (14)
  • Round 12: [1 sc, 1 inc] x7. (21)
  • Round 13: [2 sc, 1 inc] x7. (28)
  • Rounds 14-16: [1 sc in all st]. (28)
  • Round 17: [5 sc, 1 dec] x4. (24)
  • Round 18: [1 sc in all st]. (24)
  • Round 19: [4 sc, 1 dec] x4. (20)
  • Round 20: [1 sc in all st]. (20)
  • Round 21: [8 sc, 1 dec] x2. (18)
  • Rounds 22-23: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 24: [1 sc, 1 dec] x6. (12)

  • Round 25: [2 sc, 1 dec] x3. (9)
  • Rounds 26-27: [1 sc in all st]. (9)
  • Round 28: [1 inc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 29: [2 sc, 1 inc] x6. (24)
  • Round 30: [3 sc, 1 inc] x6. (30)
  • Round 31: [1 sc in all st]. (30)
  • Round 32: [3 sc, 1 dec] x6. (24)
  • Round 33: [1 sc in all st]. (24)
  • Round 34: [2 sc, 1 dec] x6. (18)
  • Rounds 35-37: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Before going further, let’s attach the arms, the eyes and make the nose.

Sew the arms to the body (the top of the arms are on Round 23)

Place the eyes between rounds 34 and 35, spaced by 2 st but DO NOT attach them yet. Once you know where you want to place them, take one of them off. With your tapestry needle and the yellow yarn, make the eyeball (see pictures below). I made the eyeballs with 3 strands of yarn. Do the same for the other eye. Attach the safety eyes.

With your tapestry needle and the black cotton (I used 2 threads), make 2 eyebrows over the eyes. See the pictures below. I should have done a video for this part. Let me know if we need any help. The inside part of the eyebrow is between rounds 35 and 36. The outside part of the eyebrow is between rounds 36 and 37 (first 2 pictures below). Then you need to insert your tapestry needle in the middle of the eyebrow but below it, then insert it back at the exact same place but above it (pictures 3 and 4 below).

With your tapestry needle and the black cotton (I used 2 threads), make the mouth. The bottom part of the mouth is between rounds 30 and 31. The top parts of the mouth are between rounds 32 and 33. As you previously made for the eyebrows, you should make 2 little stitches above and below the mouth on each side to make it stay in place (see pictures 2 and 3). Then make the top parts of the mouth on each sides.

With your tapestry needle and the green yarn, make a nose (with 2 strands) between rounds 33 and 34.

Keep working on the head

  • Round 38: [1 sc, 1 dec] x6. (12)
  • Round 39: [1 sc, 1 dec] x3. (8)

Fill and close the head.

For the hair, cut 4 strands of yarn. Insert them all around your closing rounds. Separate the stands of yarn, brush and cut. I used a little bit of hairspray to make them stay together properly.

Crochet Grinch Pattern

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The hat – Crochet Grinch Pattern

With a 3.5 mm crochet and red yarn.

  • Round 1: start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4)
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 inc] x2. (6)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in all st]. (6)
  • Round 4: [1 sc, 1 inc] x3. (9)
  • Round 5: [1 sc in all st]. (9)
  • Round 6: [2 sc, 1 inc] x3. (12)
  • Round 7: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 8: [3 sc, 1 inc] x3. (15)
  • Round 9: [1 sc in all st]. (15)
  • Round 10: [4 sc, 1 inc] x3. (18)
  • Round 11: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 12: [5 sc, 1 inc] x3. (21)
  • Round 13: [1 sc in all st]. (21)
  • Round 14: [6 sc, 1 inc] x3. (24)
  • Round 15: [1 sc in all st]. (24)
  • Round 16: [7 sc, 1 inc] x3. (27)
  • Round 17: [1 sc in all st]. (27)
  • Round 18: [1 inc, 26 sc]. (28)

Change for the white

  • Round 19: [28 dc]. (28)
  • Round 20: [front post/back post dc all around]. (28)

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

If you have a pompom maker, make a little white pompom and sew it to the top of the hat.

If you prefer, you can use a white pompom and glue it at the top of the hat.

Fold the hat and make a little stitch with your tapestry needle and the red yarn to make sure it stays like that.

The scarf – Crochet Grinch Pattern

With a 3.5 mm crochet and red yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: [1 sc in all st]. (3)
  • Row 3: [1 sc in all st]. (3)
  • Row 4: [1 sc in all st]. (3)
  • Row 5: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 6-10: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the red yarn

  • Rows 11-15: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 16-20: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the red yarn

  • Rows 21-25: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 26-30: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the red yarn

  • Rows 31-35: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 36-40: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the red yarn

  • Rows 41-45: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 46-50: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

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Crochet Grinch Pattern Crochet Grinch Pattern

All done! I hope you had fun making it! 


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The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.

You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.


Crochet Grinch

Crochet Grinch Pattern

Crochet Grinch Pattern

Materials

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in green, yellow, red, and white.
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the eyebrows and mouth).
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (6 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • A small pompom maker or a small white pompom 

Tools

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)
  • Front post / Back post double crochet (fpdc/bpdc)

Instructions

    Pattern: How to crochet a Grinch?

The arms (make 2) - Crochet Grinch Pattern.

We are starting by the hands first.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and green yarn.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 inc, 2 sc] x2. (8)
  • Round 3-10: [1 sc in all st]. (8)

Close the arm, and leave a long tail for sewing.

The legs (make 2) and the body - Crochet Grinch Pattern.

We start with the legs and finish with the head. 

With a 3.5 mm crochet and green yarn.

  • Round 1: start 9 sc in a magic ring. (9)
  • Round 2: [2 sc, 1 inc] x3. (12)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 4: [2 sc, 1 dec] x3. (9)
  • Rounds 5-9: [1 sc in all st]. (9)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. 

We are now going to attach both legs together. Place the legs together (see pictures below to help you with this step). White the right leg facing you. insert your hook in a stitch in the inside of the right leg and in a stitch of the left leg. Join the red yarn and make 1 sc in the same stitches. Make 1 sc in the following stitch from both legs. You have now joined the legs by 2 sc. 

We will now keep working in the rounds.

  • Round 10: [1 sc in the next 7 st of the left leg, 1 sc in the next 7 st of the right leg]. (14)

Fill the legs and keep filling the body as you go.

  • Round 11: [1 sc in all st]. (14)
  • Round 12: [1 sc, 1 inc] x7. (21)
  • Round 13: [2 sc, 1 inc] x7. (28)
  • Rounds 14-16: [1 sc in all st]. (28)
  • Round 17: [5 sc, 1 dec] x4. (24)
  • Round 18: [1 sc in all st]. (24)
  • Round 19: [4 sc, 1 dec] x4. (20)
  • Round 20: [1 sc in all st]. (20)
  • Round 21: [8 sc, 1 dec] x2. (18)
  • Rounds 22-23: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 24: [1 sc, 1 dec] x6. (12)

  • Round 25: [2 sc, 1 dec] x3. (9)
  • Rounds 26-27: [1 sc in all st]. (9)
  • Round 28: [1 inc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 29: [2 sc, 1 inc] x6. (24)
  • Round 30: [3 sc, 1 inc] x6. (30)
  • Round 31: [1 sc in all st]. (30)
  • Round 32: [3 sc, 1 dec] x6. (24)
  • Round 33: [1 sc in all st]. (24)
  • Round 34: [2 sc, 1 dec] x6. (18)
  • Rounds 35-37: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Before going further, let's attach the arms, the eyes and make the nose.

Sew the arms to the body (the top of the arms are on Round 23)

Place the eyes between rounds 34 and 35, spaced by 2 st but DO NOT attach them yet. Once you know where you want to place them, take one of them off. With your tapestry needle and the yellow yarn, make the eyeball (see pictures below). I made the eyeballs with 3 strands of yarn. Do the same for the other eye. Attach the safety eyes.

With your tapestry needle and the black cotton (I used 2 threads), make 2 eyebrows over the eyes. See the pictures below. I should have done a video for this part. Let me know if we need any help. The inside part of the eyebrow is between rounds 35 and 36. The outside part of the eyebrow is between rounds 36 and 37 (first 2 pictures below). Then you need to insert your tapestry needle in the middle of the eyebrow but below it, then insert it back at the exact same place but above it (pictures 3 and 4 below).

With your tapestry needle and the black cotton (I used 2 threads), make the mouth. The bottom part of the mouth is between rounds 30 and 31. The top parts of the mouth are between rounds 32 and 33. As you previously made for the eyebrows, you should make 2 little stitches above and below the mouth on each side to make it stay in place (see pictures 2 and 3). Then make the top parts of the mouth on each sides.

With your tapestry needle and the green yarn, make a nose (with 2 strands) between rounds 33 and 34.

Keep working on the head

  • Round 38: [1 sc, 1 dec] x6. (12)
  • Round 39: [1 sc, 1 dec] x3. (8)

Fill and close the head.

For the hair, cut 4 strands of yarn. Insert them all around your closing rounds. Separate the stands of yarn, brush and cut. I used a little bit of hairspray to make them stay together properly.

The hat - Crochet Grinch Pattern

With a 3.5 mm crochet and red yarn.

  • Round 1: start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4)
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 inc] x2. (6)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in all st]. (6)
  • Round 4: [1 sc, 1 inc] x3. (9)
  • Round 5: [1 sc in all st]. (9)
  • Round 6: [2 sc, 1 inc] x3. (12)
  • Round 7: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 8: [3 sc, 1 inc] x3. (15)
  • Round 9: [1 sc in all st]. (15)
  • Round 10: [4 sc, 1 inc] x3. (18)
  • Round 11: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 12: [5 sc, 1 inc] x3. (21)
  • Round 13: [1 sc in all st]. (21)
  • Round 14: [6 sc, 1 inc] x3. (24)
  • Round 15: [1 sc in all st]. (24)
  • Round 16: [7 sc, 1 inc] x3. (27)
  • Round 17: [1 sc in all st]. (27)
  • Round 18: [1 inc, 26 sc]. (28)
  • Round 19: [28 dc]. (24)
  • Round 20: [front post/back post dc all around]. (24)

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

If you have a pompom maker, make a little white pompom and sew it to the top of the hat.

If you prefer, you can use a white pompom and glue it at the top of the hat.

Fold the hat and make a little stitch with your tapestry needle and the red yarn to make sure it stays like that.

The scarf - Crochet Grinch Pattern

With a 3.5 mm crochet and red yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: [1 sc in all st]. (3)
  • Row 3: [1 sc in all st]. (3)
  • Row 4: [1 sc in all st]. (3)
  • Row 5: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 6-10: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the red yarn

  • Rows 11-15: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 16-20: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the red yarn

  • Rows 21-25: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 26-30: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the red yarn

  • Rows 31-35: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 36-40: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the red yarn

  • Rows 41-45: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Change for the white yarn

  • Rows 46-50: [1 sc in all st]. (3)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

All done! I hope you had fun making it! 

All rights reserved.

The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.

You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.

 

4 thoughts on “Crochet Grinch Pattern”

  1. hi there. I am loving the Grinch Pattern, however, row 19 for the hat states: 28dc bur the stitch count says (24).
    I suspect that this may be an error in the pattern.
    Regards, Lynn

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