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 ( )

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.


**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 ❤



129 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vivian Guilliard
    Dec 07, 2018 @ 09:41:34

    Hi I wonder if you could email me the Grinch Wreath so I can make them for my grandchildren. Thanking you.

    Liked by 1 person


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  3. Debbie
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 00:37:57

    My grinch head turned out rather large for my wreath. More so than yours. I’m supposed to use a 4.25 mm hook though correct?



  4. Debbie
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 00:38:45

    Do you think I could try again maybe with smalle hook



  5. Nicole
    Dec 18, 2018 @ 15:00:22

    I tried to leave a picture but not sure how. This pattern was amazing.



  6. Yesenia
    Dec 23, 2018 @ 14:49:49

    This is an awesome project. Thanks for sharing!



  7. Joyce
    Jan 15, 2019 @ 00:31:21

    Thank you for sharing your talent. The Grinch wreath is great! I noticed that you emailed another person pictures of the measurements for the eyes on Jan 2/18, would you be so kind as to email them to me as well? Are the foam floral rings a standard circumference? I know the pattern states a 12 – 14″ ring, but is it 2 or 3″ around?
    I hope you understand what I am asking and I hope it isn’t a silly question!
    Thanks again 🙂



  8. Mary jane
    Jan 18, 2019 @ 22:31:54

    Hello my name is Mary Jane love this grinch wreath!! Would love to make it for my daughter in law. I just started learning how to crochet, have been crocheting for the past year for the grandkids! Late bloomer! Lol. Would you happen to have the item in video? That’s how I got started by watching videos! But if you don’t that’s Ok I will try making it!



    • lovetobeinstitches
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 10:24:15

      Hi Mary Jane! Thanks for your interest in my pattern, but unfortunately I do not have a how-to video for this. I suppose it’s something I could look into making though 🙂



  9. Kathalina
    May 10, 2019 @ 00:44:27

    Buenas tardes espero pueda leer este mensaje estoy muy interesada en tejer su trabajo pero estoy muy complicada con la vuelta número 14 no logro entender las intenciones quizás la traducción la modifica podría usted ayudarme ? Darme nuevamente las intenciones ?



  10. Barbara
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 21:58:28

    Hi Mary, I subscribed to your newsletter but never received a confirmation and I’d really like a copy of your Grinch pattern, could you please send the pattern to me?
    Thanks in advance



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  12. Kathy Crawford
    Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:27:54

    How did you attach the Grinch head to the wreath?



  13. mary ann ehman
    Nov 18, 2019 @ 19:41:49

    is there a pattern for the hat yhank you



  14. Christina parker
    Nov 19, 2019 @ 23:08:59

    How many skeins did you use of each color for the grinch wreath ?



  15. danah
    Nov 22, 2019 @ 10:54:10

    Is there a link to click on to download this? Or do you have a pdf version?
    This looks so amazing. I love anything Dr Seuss



  16. Katy Metcalf
    Nov 25, 2019 @ 00:10:46

    Thanks for sharing The Grinch wreath pattern! I noticed that you emailed another person pictures of the measurements for the eyes on Jan 2/18, would you be so kind as to email them to me as well?



  17. Emily Umica Bushnell
    Nov 25, 2019 @ 13:02:57

    Could you be so kind as to email me a template for the eyes? Also, how did you connect the head to the wreath?
    Thanks Bunches,



  18. Theresa Sotelo
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 19:17:20

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent I really enjoy it all my friends loved it



  19. eltrilopez
    Nov 29, 2019 @ 14:29:11

    Hi Debbie!

    I love your Grinch Wreath, would ii be possible if you could send me the pattern? Would love to crochet it for a coworker.

    Thank you so much!




  20. Carolina Picataggio
    Dec 01, 2019 @ 11:44:59

    I was wondering for the head do I need to use the same size hook or a smaller one? TIA



  21. Theresa Gates
    Dec 02, 2019 @ 20:48:14

    This is super cute, can I have the template for the eyes as well and didn’t you have a santa hat pattern as well that fit this grinch? I found you originally on Pinterest.



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