The Grinch Free Crochet Pattern – Amigurumi

Happy Holidays! One of my favorite movies to watch every December is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the 1966 version). I have the best memories of singing along to “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” while sipping on hot chocolate with my family. Even now as an adult, it is the first Christmas movie that I watch with my husband every year. As usual with all things nostalgia, I have to make a cute crochet plush. I couldn’t wait to create this Grinch plush and share it as a free pattern with all of you! I hope you love making your own grumpy little Grinch and can share it with your loved ones this holiday season. I also created a Youtube tutorial for this plush if you are more of a visual learner.

For this pattern, I used Premier Parfait Chunky yarn (which is my favorite yarn) for a soft pastel look. Click here to get Premier yarn for this project. If you enjoy this pattern, please give me a follow on social media and let me know what other free patterns you would love to see! Also, don’t forget to tag me in your creations on instagram. Happy crocheting 🙂

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MATERIALS & TOOLS

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CH – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • INC – single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)
  • DEC – decrease (I use the invisible decrease in all of my creations for a cleaner look)
  • FO – fasten off
  • Magic ring – Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert the hook in the center of the loop, yarn over, and draw up a loop. Yarn over, and pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. There are many excellent YouTube videos on how to make a magic circle if you are a visual learner! Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round.

THIS PATTERN IS WORKED IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS.

POLICIES & REMINDERS

  • DO NOT publish or sell this pattern in any form
  • You may sell plushes made from this pattern but must credit me for the pattern (Simply tag @thewondercrochet or mention Allison from Wonder Crochet)
  • I love interacting with people on social media! Please tag me in your creations and feel free to reach out with any questions
  • My finished plush measures around 8 inches tall

THE GRINCH PLUSH

HEAD

IN GREEN

1.6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X6 (12)

3. (SC, INC)X6 (18)

4. SC AROUND (18)

5. (2 SC, INC)X6 (24)

6-7. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROUNDS (24)

8. (3 SC, INC)X6 (30)

9. (4 SC, INC)X6 (36)

10. (5 SC, INC)X6 (42)

11-12. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROUNDS (42)

13. (5 SC, DEC)X6 (36)

14. (4 SC, DEC)X6 (30)

15. (3 SC, DEC)X6 (24)

STUFF HEAD

16. (2 SC, DEC)X6 (18)

17. (SC, DEC)X6 (12)

18. DEC TO CLOSE

FO, WEAVE IN TAIL OF YARN

LEGS AND BODY

IN RED

1.6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X6 (12)

3. SC AROUND (12)

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

4. (SC, DEC)X4 (8)

CHANGE COLOR TO GREEN

5. SC AROUND IN BLO (8)

6-8. SC AROUND FOR 3 ROUNDS (8)

LEAVE LOOP ON FIRST LEG & CUT YARN. MAKE SECOND LEG & KEEP ON HOOK THEN CONTINUE TO NEXT STEPS

CROCHET BOTH LEGS TOGETHER USING A SLST ON THE LOOP LEFT BY THE FIRST LEG

CONTINUE MAKING BODY

9. SC AROUND BOTH LEGS, INCLUDING MIDDLE CH (18)

10. (2 SC, INC)X6 (24)

11. (3 SC, INC)X6 (30)

12-13. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROUNDS (30)

14. (3 SC, DEC)X6 (24)

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

15. SC AROUND (24)

CHANGE COLOR TO RED

16.SC AROUND (24)

17. (2 SC, DEC)X6 (18)

18-19. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROUNDS (18)

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

20. (SC, DEC)X6 (12)

STUFF LEGS & BODY

FO, LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

ARMS (MAKE 2)

IN GREEN

1.8 SC IN A MAGIC RING (8)

2. SC AROUND (8)

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

3. SC AROUND (8)

CHANGE COLOR TO RED

4-7. SC AROUND FOR 4 ROUNDS (8)

FO, LEAVE TAIL & STUFF LIGHTLY

HAT

IN WHITE

  1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

CHANGE COLOR TO RED

  1. SC AROUND (6)
  2. (SC, INC)X3 (9)
  3. (2 SC, INC)X3 (12)
  4. SC AROUND (12)
  5. (3 SC, INC)X3 (15)
  6. SC AROUND (15)
  7. (4 SC, INC)X3 (18)
  8. SC AROUND (18)
  9. (5 SC, INC)X3 (21)
  10. SC AROUND (21)
  11. (6 SC, INC)X3 (24)
  12. (7 SC, INC)X3 (27)

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

  1. (8 SC, INC)X3 (30)
  2. (9 SC, INC)X3 (33)

FO, LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

FOLD HAT, TIE TOP OF THE HAT TO THE MIDDLE OF HAT AS SEEN IN PHOTO

ASSEMBLY

-SEW THE BODY ONTO THE HEAD, CENTERED WITH THE BOTTOM OF THE BODY

-SEW ARMS TO BOTH SIDES OF BODY, RIGHT WHERE HEAD AND BODY MEET

-SEW THE HAT TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD

-USING MEDIUM BLACK YARN, WEAVE A SMILE ONTO THE FACE (IF YOU NEED HELP ON THIS SECTION, CHECK OUT MY VIDEO TUTORIAL)

-USING GREEN FELT, CUT OUT A CIRCLE FOR THE NOSE, ATTACH TO THE FACE USING FABRIC GLUE

-USING YELLOW FELT, CUT OUT TWO HALF-OVALS

-USING BLACK FELT, CUT OUT TWO STRIPS FOR THE TOP OF THE EYES, GLUE TO THE YELLOW OVALS

-USING BLACK FELT, CUT OUT TWO LONG HALF CIRCLES FOR THE PUPILS, GLUE TO THE YELLOW EYES

-GLUE THE EYES TO THE FACE, WITH THEM POINTED INWARD TO CREATE A GRUMPY LOOK

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU FINISHED YOUR GRINCH PLUSH!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and found it easy to follow.

I’m so glad our crafty paths have crossed, happy crocheting!

Check out my youtube channel for a full tutorial on The Grinch and more fun videos!

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