He’s a Mean One

Are you a fan of Christmas? Or are you a Grinchy Grinch? I was inspired by a Grinch design by Angie Ortiz, and decided to create my own little Grinch. This pattern works up super quickly and is perfect for all of the Grinches in your life. Made with worsted weight yarn, this finished doll measures approximately 6 inches tall.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in spring green. I also used a little bit of red yarn for his scarf and a little bit of dark green for his nose and eyebrows.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

9mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Red embroidery thread

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head and Body:

With spring green, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 10-16: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stuff tight with poly-fil. Insert safety eyes between rows 10 and 11 with 7 stitches between. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 18: Dec around. (10 stitches)

Row 19: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 20: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 21: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 22: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 23-30: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 31: Dec around. (10 stitches)

Row 32: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off. Sew eyebrows and nose on with dark green yarn. Sew mouth on with red embroidery thread.

Arms:

With spring green, ch 7, leaving a long starting tail.

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook, and in each across. (6 stitches)

Tie off, leaving a long ending tail. Make two. Use tails to attach arms to side of body.

Legs:

With spring green, ch 9, leaving a long starting tail.

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook, and in each across. (8 stitches)

Tie off, leaving a long ending tail. Make two. Use tails to attach legs to bottom of body.

Scarf:

With red yarn, ch 40. Tie off. Wrap scarf around neck and tie. Attach spring green to the top of his head and pull strands apart to create hair.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook

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