FREE Mr. Grinch Inspired Doll Crochet Pattern

You will use the looping technique w/ tasseling (explained in neck piece below or in video posted in technique) for only 1 cluster for as much hair as you want your Grinch doll to have. Incorporate 1 or 2 black strands of yarn for a bit of contrast

FO – Leave approximately 24” of tail for hair & work off

You will use the looping technique w/ tasseling (explained in neck piece below or in video posted in technique) for only 1 cluster for as much hair as you want your Grinch doll to have. Incorporate 1 or 2 black strands of yarn for a bit of contrast

Arms (Make 2) (Switch to G Hook) (Using green yarn)

(Optional Note on Arms: I stitched the arms right onto the Grinch body. You can sew them on separately at the end, but if you wish to do what I did, I determined placement for the arms, I went into a stitch on the body and through, yarn over, pull through, chain, then to the next stitch in my circle, I did the same, and so on until I had a total of 6 stitches in a circle, all attached to the body with which to sc my stitches into- you can just eyeball it, you don’t have to get mathematical with it, as long as you have 6 sc in a circle when you’ve finished. (I may create a video for this), then I continued to build my arms up from there. This is a little more cumbersome, but it makes the arms a seamless part of your pattern. You can do the same with the legs if you wish but that might be tough as they are so much closer together.)

  1. MC, 6 sc into circle (6)
  2. *INC in 1st st, 1 SC in next* Repeat ** (9)
  3. 1 SC in ea st around (9)
  4. Repeat row 3 until your arm reaches approximately 5” (give or take) without the hand. This was a total of 24 rows for me, so I will begin next row, which starts the hand, at row 27.

Start stuffing mid-way through arm then again before starting hand. My doll’s hand is not stuffed because I flattened, shaped and pinned to body for looks. This is optional.

Working into hand

  1. INC into ea st around (18)
  2. *1 SC in next 2 st, INC in next* Repeat ** (24)
  3. 1 SC in ea st around (24)
  4. *1 SC in next 2 st, INV DEC in next* Repeat ** (18)
  5. INV DEC around (9)
  6. INV DEC 4 times, 1 SC in last st (5)

Finish off leaving approximately 20” of yarn for furry fingers =)

Use the looping technique described in both Video & the Neck Piece section below, You will only make 2 clusters for each hand.

Legs (Make 2) (G hook) (Using green yarn) (Do not join)

(See note under Arms for optional attachment of Legs to body.)

  1. MC, 6 SC into circle (6)
  2. *INC in 1st st, 1 SC into next* Repeat ** (9)
  3. 1 SC in ea st around (9)
  4. Continue working 1 SC around ea st around with a total of (9) stitches in ea row until your leg piece measures approximately 5”  (give or take) without the foot. This was 24 rows for me, so I will begin the next row at 27.

Start stuffing about mid-way through leg then again, before starting foot. My dolls foot is not stuffed . That is optional.

Working into foot

  1. INC into ea st around (18)
  2. *1 SC in nxt 2, INC in nxt* Repeat ** (24)
  3. 1 SC in ea st around (24)
  4. *1 SC in nxt 2, INV DEC in nxt* Repeat ** (18)
  5. 1 SC in ea st around (18)
  6. 1 SC in ea st around (18)
  7. *1 SC in nxt 4, INV DEC* Repeat (15)
  8. 1 SC in ea st around (15)
  9. *1 SC in nxt 3 st, INV DEC in nxt* Repeat ** (12)
  10. 1 SC in ea st around (12)
  11. *1 SC in nxt 2 st, INV DEC in nxt* Repeat ** (9)
  12. 1 SC in ea st around (9)
  13. 1 SC in ea st around (9)
  14. INV DEC 4 times, 1 SC in last st (5)

Finish off. Weave in tail (You do not need a long tail on the leg portion.)

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