Grinch Wreath

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Grinch Wreath

Just in time for Christmas! I am posting my Grinch wreath pattern for you to enjoy. If you find any errors or have any questions, please let me know 🙂

If you use Ravelry, please be sure to add your finished item and you can even share them with me on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/lovetobeinstitches )

Materials needed:

  • Lime green yarn (I used RHSS worsted weight)
  • Sage green yarn (I used RHSS worsted weight)
  • Red yarn (I used RHSS worsted weight)
  • G/4.25mm crochet hook
  • Polyester stuffing
  • 12″ or 14″ foam floral ring
  • Yellow and black felt
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue and glue gun (or needle and thread for sewing the eyes on)
  • Embellishments (eg: bells, ribbon, bows, etc) – The options are ENDLESS!!

Stitches used:

  • Adj Ring – Adjustable Ring (If you are not comfortable with the Adjustable Ring, you can chain 2 and make the amount of stitches in the second chain from hook)
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Hdc – Half double crochet
  • Slst – Slip stitch
  • Sc2tog – Single crochet 2 together (if you’re unfamiliar with this technique, there are LOTS of tutorials online)

NOTES for Foam Ring Cover

**Make sure you have your foam ring close, because you will want to make sure you are not making your strip too tight OR too loose. Also, to avoid weaving in a whole bunch of ends, I carried my color changes up the side. They will be hidden when you sew the sides together anyway 😉

Foam Ring Cover

Starting with red:

Row 1: Ch 21, hdc in second st from hook and in each st across, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 2: Hdc in each st across, change to green on the last st, ch 1, turn (20)

Once you have the amount of rows needed, finish off and weave in any ends. Sew the 2 long sides together around the ring and weave in end.

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**Repeat rows 1 and 2, changing colors after every second row until you have enough rows to go around your whole ring. MAKE SURE you end off with the opposite color you started with! Don’t make too many rows, otherwise your work will bunch up when you sew it on. I require 84 rows total for a 12 inch ring and 96 rows total for a 14 inch ring. Your row total may vary depending on your tension.

NOTES for Grinch Head

**Work in continuous rounds. DO NOT join!

Grinch Head

Using Lime Green:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in an adj ring (or ch 2, and place 6sc in second st from hook). Pull ring closed (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Rnd 3: *Sc in the next 1 st, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (18)

Rnd 4: *Sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (24)

Rnd 5: *Sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (30)

Rnd 6 – 12: Sc in each st around (30)

Rnd 13: Sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in the next 6sts, sc in 8 sts, 2 sc in the next 6sts, sc in 5 sts (42)

Rnd 14: Sc in 5 sts, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*(repeat 6 times), sc in 8 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st*(repeat 6 times), sc in 5 sts (54)

Rnd 15 – 19: Sc in each st around (54)

Rnd 20: Sc in 5 sts, *sc in next st, sc2tog*(repeat 6 times), sc in 8 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next st*(repeat 6 times), sc in 5 sts (42)

Rnd 21: Sc in 5 sts, sc2tog (6 times), sc in 8 sts, sc2tog (6 times), sc in 5 sts (30)

Rnd 22: Sc in each st around (30)

Rnd 23: *Sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (24)

Rnd 24: *Sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (18)

Start stuffing the head.

Rnd 25: *Sc in the next st, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (12)

Finish stuffing the head.

Rnd 26: Sc2tog around (6) Finish off with a slst to beginning st of this rnd, leaving a tail to weave the hole closed.

Finishing details – Cut 2 tear drop shapes from yellow felt and cut 2 more tear drop shapes (slightly larger on one side) from black felt. Place the back felt behind the yellow felt and glue or sew the 2 pieces together, making sure the black is showing above the yellow to form like an eyelid. Glue or sew the finished piece to the face. Using black embroidery floss and a needle, embroider a mouth and nose onto the face. Sew the finished head to the wreath. Take 4 strands (about 3 inches long) and attach to the top of the head. Once they are attached, pull the strands apart making the “hair” frayed.

Neck Piece

Using Sage Green:

Chain enough that it will go around the neck area. Sc in second st from hook and in each st across. Finish off and weave in ends. Pull pieces of yarn through each sc stitch (no need to put them in the back stitches) and pull the strands apart making it look frayed like fur. Glue neck piece on around the neck (or sew).

Add embellishments to your wreath and add a piece of ribbon to the back of the top of the wreath to hang.

Enjoy your masterpiece ❤

 

 

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73 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vickie
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 00:53:07

    Like this wreath. Thank you!

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  2. Beth
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 11:14:02

    Thank you for the pattern. I have made every other kind of wreath there is to make but never a crochet one. Can’t wait to get started.

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  3. Lori K
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 12:45:28

    This is awesome! Thank you for the pattern 🙂

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  4. jacquie riend
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 13:11:28

    Yes the perfect one for my door…. So so excited to get started, and am so glad that I just didn’t jump to my everyday christmas one and waited….. Thank you so much

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  5. Linda McCarney
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 15:19:21

    I was trying to print the Grinch wreath pattern and all I get is the first page. Has anyone else had this problem. My son would really like this!!!!

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  7. mll38
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 00:42:34

    Reblogged this on adornosmalulu.

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  8. Dianne Tunby
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 21:46:30

    I love the grinch!! Thank you!!

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  9. Natsumi
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 12:43:30

    How do you attach the strip to the ring? I don’t see that step and am very confused

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    • lovetobeinstitches
      Sep 27, 2016 @ 13:08:31

      Hi! Sorry for any confusion. You need to take your 2 long sides and sew them together around the ring. I put my “seam” so it will be on the back of the ring hiding against the wall) 😉 I hope this helps!

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    • lovetobeinstitches
      Sep 27, 2016 @ 20:20:44

      I added a photo to the pattern showing how to attach the strip 🙂

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  10. Angie
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 15:59:56

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

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  11. Cathi
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:58:25

    Oh please! The bow and acorns patterns! Pretty please! I just gotta make this!

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  12. natje1742
    Oct 12, 2016 @ 11:01:38

    thanks for sharing this, I love it. can’t wait to try it out

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  14. Harriet Albert
    Nov 01, 2016 @ 23:51:16

    love the wreaths. cant wait to try it. the Christmas tree wreath on the header is there a pattern for that one too. there really nice thank you.

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    • lovetobeinstitches
      Nov 02, 2016 @ 19:07:32

      I haven’t written up the pattern for the Christmas tree wreath yet. That will probably be done closer to the end of November 😉

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  16. Ann Sciuto
    Nov 02, 2016 @ 22:23:44

    How generous to share such a clever and well written pattern. Thank you! Several gifts are now planned! Thank you again.

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  17. Missaissa`s Crochet
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 17:09:02

    Reblogged this on Missaissa`s Crochet.

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  18. joannortiz2006
    Nov 14, 2016 @ 06:56:12

    Hi there is also a grinch christmas tree that would go great with this. This is the wreath for the season. Thanks for posting the pattern. You did great work

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  19. patty
    Nov 15, 2016 @ 14:23:47

    I am also unable to print this pattern. its adorable and I would like to crochet one for my grandchildren.

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  20. Debbie Tanner-Jemison
    Nov 15, 2016 @ 16:54:53

    LOVE LOVE THIS I hope I can make it 🙂 I’m new. Would you please e-mail it to me to copy. Thank you very much, Blessings-deb
    msapril1959@yahoo.com

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  21. Rosanne
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 13:43:05

    I finished my wreath and posted it on crochet addicts giving you credit. It was a great pattern and easy to follow.

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  22. Rose
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 13:42:01

    I love this so much!! I love anything grinch and couldn’t wait to make it! It’s hanging on my cubicle wall at work! Thanks so much for the free pattern!

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  23. Rhiannon Rowland
    Nov 28, 2016 @ 21:36:17

    Hi, love this pattern! Can you tell me what size hook you used for the Grinch head? I used an I hook for the wreath, but the Grinch seems to be pretty holey, if you get what I mean, with an I hook. Was wondering if I should go smaller.

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  24. Tina
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 14:41:57

    Can you email me the Pattern ty

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  25. MICHELL JORDAN
    Dec 02, 2016 @ 16:31:04

    Finishing mine right now!! Amazingly easy pattern and so, so cute!! Can’t wait to get it on the door! I’m a pretty speedy crocheter, and was able to do this in less than a day. So impressed, going to make another for my mom!

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  26. Kelsie
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 17:42:00

    I love this. Do you sell these?

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  27. Donna
    Dec 07, 2016 @ 16:45:37

    How did you sew the grinch head on to the wreath

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    • lovetobeinstitches
      Dec 07, 2016 @ 20:54:29

      I used a long price of yarn (same colour of the Grinch head) and a tapestry needle and stitched the head and wreath cover together.

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  28. Denise
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 01:20:13

    I love this! It’s now on the list to make.

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  29. Claire
    Dec 16, 2016 @ 09:26:06

    Thank you for sharing this! I have made one for myself and one for a friend! I have been approached by several people asking if I can make them one for them to but, am I allowed to do that?

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  30. Claire
    Dec 16, 2016 @ 09:26:41

    Sorry, that should have said buy, not but!

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  31. scrapnsew
    Feb 01, 2017 @ 18:14:24

    Fabulous pattern! Love the grinch, thank you!

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  32. Brian
    May 22, 2017 @ 03:24:00

    This was an amazing idea and it inspired me to make many different wreaths that were crocheted. I’m making one for every season my family celebrates. I made this Grinch wreath with my own person twists on it. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

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  33. Cathy
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 11:19:09

    love your pattern can you send me a copy thankyou My daughter loves the Grinch

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  34. Becky
    Nov 13, 2017 @ 02:23:36

    Could you please send my this pattern. My cousin just loves the grinch, she would love it. Thank-you for sharing your talent with us all.

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  35. Tonya
    Nov 16, 2017 @ 13:10:20

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, I have a ? I am on Rnd 21, and I don’t quite understand it,it says too sci in 5 stitche, sc2tog(6 times), sc in 8 sts, sc2tog (6 times), sc in 5 sets (30). I don’t have enough to g around to do all of them but I do have 42 sts from the previous round, Thank you so much in advance Tonya

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  36. Jill Hites
    Nov 19, 2017 @ 00:08:53

    My friend just loves the grinch!! I had been looking and looking for this pattern ( free), but really having a hard time of it. Then just like that yours popped up on FB!!! I was so happy and so thankful!! It’s very nice and special that you offered it freely to crocheting partners. I bought all the supplies I need, and am making it tomorrow. So excited!!! Thankyou so much for this happiness!!!

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  37. cindy
    Nov 19, 2017 @ 11:43:43

    I wish this pattern was a knitting pattern.

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