This is not the project I wanted to complete for this week but I got kind of hung up on a certain wreath made of crocheted balls. It was the never-ending project because I kept finding spaces to fill and had to keep making more and more balls to cover the wreath. Annnnyway, I still have some neat projects planned for the next couple of weeks, but for this week I found myself fighting with a monster at the end of my hook! That’s right, another finger muppet! This time it’s lovable Grover!
You’ll find the pattern for him after the jumps. In the meantime, this is what everyone else has been up to.
Pumpkin’s making even MORE pumpkins! But these are in the form of hats! She received a lovely new knitting loom and I’m sure is going to be putting that baby to good use! Love this hat – it would be adorable on anyone!
Amiguruthi is a secret tiny equestrian gal! I can tell, because she made these little cuties!
Grover Finger Muppet Pattern
This pattern is my property and is not to be copied, reposted or reproduced in any manner. It should remain free. Credit must be given to me as the designer.
Copyright 2012 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved
NOTES: As with the Cookie Monster Finger Muppet, Grover’s good looks are going to be very dependent on the material you choose to make him with. I have used Red Heart’s TLC Amore in the Lake Blue color. It is possible to make a magic circle to start with this yarn, but you must do so carefully. This yarn makes stitches that are extremely difficult to see. The stitches used are simple ones, however. I would consider this a pattern for more advanced crocheters who are very familiar with the feel of their own stitches since you cannot totally rely on eyesight with this yarn. For this project, I have made the body separately and attached it by sewing it to the head later. The only reason for this is because of the difficult in seeing stitches made with TLC Amore yarn. If you are comfortable attaching the body directly to the head with crochet, then simply start the body with round 2 by making 9 SC in a circle directly on the underside of the head (neck area) and continuing the pattern from there.
<1 Oz. Red Heart TLC Amore in Lake Blue
Very small amount 4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarns in Red and Pink
1 12-inch long Chenille Stem, preferably black
Hook Size F (3.75mm)
Hook Size 1 (2.75mm)
Approximately 6-inch length of black memory thread (this is a slender black embroidery thread that contains a very thin copper wire inside and gives Grover’s arms a bit of posability)
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
Sewing Needle and Invisible Thread
Small amount of black felt and white felt
Black embroidery thread or slick black fabric paint
With Blue and F size hook
Rnd 1 – 6 SC in Magic Circle
Rnd 2 – Increase in each SC around = 12 SC
Rnd 3 – *1 SC in next SC, Increase in next SC (repeat from * around) = 18 SC
Rnds 4-6 – SC in each SC around = 18 SC, slip stitch in next stitch and finish off. Half head
Repeat Rnds 1 through 5 to make the lower half of the head. Slip stitch in next stitch and
finish off, leaving a tail for sewing.
Place one half of head inside out inside the other half and match up stitches. Sew through both
loops of each half for 8 stitches and finish off. Flip the inside out half back to the
right side and stuff head, both upper and lower halves.
Cut black felt to fit mouth when it is open. Sew on with invisible thread. Remember the lower half of head is slightly shorter than the upper half.
Rnd 1 – 6 SC in Magic Circle (6)
Rnd 2 – *SC in next, 2 SC in next (repeat from * around) (9)
Rnds 3-5 – Work even on 9 SC (9)
Rnd 6 – Increase, SC in each of next 7, Increase (11)
Rnd 7 – Increase, SC in last 11 (12)
Rnds 8-13 – Work even on 12 SC (12)
Rnd 14 – *Sc in next, decrease (repeat from * around) (9). Finish off.
Arms (Make 2)
Insert memory thread into one side of body and out the other at shoulder height.
1. Attach blue to side of body and make 12 SC over black memory thread. Chain 4 at end and FO. Tuck memory thread into work.
2. Attach blue with slip stitch to hand 3 more times and chain 4 and FO. Tuck in all ends.
Split a length of pink yarn into two strands each. I wrapped a length of it 12 times around my hand and that was plenty.
With Size 1 hook,
Rnd 1 – 6 SC in Magic Circle. (6)
Rnd 2 – 2 SC in each SC (12)
Rnd 3 – Work even. (12)
Rnd 4 – Decrease, SC in next 4, decrease, SC in last 4 (10)
Rnd 5 – Decrease, SC in next 3, decrease, SC in last 3 (8)
Rnd 6 – Work even on 8 SC. FO, closing tightly.
Use a length of blue and tapestry needle to attach body to head.
Attach nose to face. Cut two small ovals of white felt for eyes. Pin in place and sew on with invisible thread. Use black fabric paint to create pupils.
Cut length of red yarn to line the outer part of the lower mouth. Hot glue in place.