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I AM GROOT – BABY GROOT | Free Crochet Pattern

I am GROOT. Free Crochet Pattern - Baby Groot

I am GROOT. Free Crochet Pattern - Baby Groot

Hi Everyone, with all the Marvel movies that have been coming out recently – especially the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – which star the adorable Baby Groot, by far my favourite character, I have been eager to crochet him, but with so little time and not many FREE patterns out there that are very accurate, I have decided to post my own FREE pattern for everyone to enjoy…

There are a few videos on making Baby Groot – one that I found ok was by a girl called Twinkie Chan – you can view her tutorial here Baby Groot Crochet Video Tutorial

But if you prefer a written pattern, follow the instructions below;

SIZE
Baby Groot measures approx. 25cm (9.8″) in length.

What You’ll Need
4.00mm (G) and 3.5mm (E) crochet hooks
DK (8Ply) / Light Worsted yarn; 1 skein (50g) in Variegated Brown (or any brown /wooded colour) for Groot
DK (4ply) / Sports yarn; 1 skein (25g) in Green for Leaves
Black embroidery cotton thread
2x 10mm safety eyes
Polyfill stuffing
40cm (15.5″) 20-25mm gauge wire
Scissors & pliers
Wool / tapestry needle
10mm diameter plant pot
Handful of small, smooth pebbles or rice
Optional: fake moss, hot glue

Abbreviations
ch(s): chain(s)
sc: single crochet
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
dec: decrease or sc2tog
( ): work everything inside the parenthesis into the next stitch
[ ]: work everything inside the bracket the number of times indicated

NOTES:

Although this pattern is a little bit more intricate, it is not difficult to crochet and doesn’t take too long. It does include a few different crochet techniques, however if you get stuck, visit my Tutorials page for a quick refresher.

Pattern is written in US terms, click HERE to view conversion chart.

quick-tipDo not join or turn work, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.
Use a stitch marker or coloured yarn to mark the beginning of a round.
All stitches are worked in both loops, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.

 

Head
With Brown  and 4.5mm hook
Ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring or use magic ring method.
Round 1: 6 sc in the ring. {6 sts}
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. {12 sts}
Round 3: * Sc in next st, inc in next; rep from * around. {18 sts}
Round 4: * Sc in next 2 sts,  inc in next; rep from * around. {24 sts}
Round 5: * Sc in next 7 sts,  inc in next; rep from * around. {27 sts}
Round 6-11: Sc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beginning st. {27 sts}

Head Vine Spikes
There are 8 head spike shapes that will be worked individually and slip stitched along the side to enable the next spike shape to be worked from the beginning of round 11.
Round 12 – Spike 1: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in next 2 sts; sl st down the side of the rows to join back into round 11.
Round 12 – Spike 2: Sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in nxt st, ch 1, turn; sl st down the side of the rows to join back into round 11.
Round 12 – Spike 3: Sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, sk last st, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn, sk first st;  sl st down the side of the rows to join back into round 11.
Round 12 – Spike 4: Sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next st, sl st in last st; sl st down the side of the rows to join back into round 11.
Round 12 – Spike 5: Sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in next st, sk next st st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in next st, ch 1, turn. sl st down the side of the rows to join back into round 11.
Round 12 – Spike 6: Sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in next 2 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sl st down the side of the rows to join back into round 11.
Round 12 – Spike 7: Sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn,  sc in first st , sk next st, sc in last st, ch1, turn, sk first st, sc in next st; sl st down the side of the rows to join back into round 11.
Round 12 – Spike 8: Sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next st, sl st in last st; sl st down the side of the rows to join back into round 11.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Insert eyes between rounds 8 and 9, with 5 sts apart.

Head Top Crown
With Brown  and 4.5mm hook
Round 1-4: Repeat as per Head.
Sl st to beginning st to join. Fasten Off and leave approx. 30cm (12″) of yarn for sewing the crown to the head. NOTE: Attach the branches to the Head Top Crown before sewing onto the Head. The Head Crown is smaller than the Head to ensure a snug fit. Attaching the Head Crown to the Head does not have to be in every stitch.

Branch – Tall
With Brown  and 3.5mm hook
Row 1: Ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 4 sts, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in next st of ch 8, sl st in each st to beginning of ch-8. Fasten off and leave long thread for sewing.

Branch – Short
With Brown  and 3.5mm hook
Row 1: Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next st,  sl st in next st of ch 6, sl st in each st to beginning of ch-6. Fasten off and leave long thread for sewing.
Lightly stuff Head

Body
With Brown  and 4.5mm hook
Round 1-4: Repeat as per Head.
Round 5-6: Sc in each st around. {24 sts}
Round 7: * Sc in next 2 sts,  dec in next; rep from * around. {18 sts}
Round 8: * Sc in next 4 sts,  dec in next; rep from * around. {15 sts}
Round 9-10: Sc in each st around. Stuff {15 sts}
Round 11: * Sc in next 3 sts,  dec in next; rep from * around. {12 sts}
Round 12-13: Sc in each st around. {12 sts}
Round 14: * Sc in next 2 sts,  dec in next; rep from * around. {9 sts}
Round 15-30: Sc in each st around; join with sl st to beginning of first st. Stuff. {9}
Fasten Off and leave approx. 30cm (12″) for sewing Head to Body.

Arms (make 2)
To prepare for arms, cut approx. 20cm (7.8″) of wire and use pliers to curl the wire under 0.5cm (0.2″) on one end only.

With Brown  and 4.5mm hook
Allow approx. 15cm (6″) of yarn for sewing before starting with chain st.
Ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring (do not use magic ring method, as this won’t allow for the wire to fit through the hole).
Round 1: Ch 1, 4 sc in the ring. {4 sts}
Round 2-8: Sc in each st around; join with sl st to next st. {4 sts}
Insert the arm through the wire to ensure it fits. (Continue crocheting more rounds if you want longer arms or more coverage). Do not Fasten Off, continue with fingers once you reach the desired length of the arm.

Fingers:
Thumb: Ch 3, sk first ch, sl st in next 2 chs; sl st to beginning of first st.
Middle Finger: Ch 5, sk first ch, sl st in next 4 chs; sl st to beginning of first st.
Last Finger: Ch 4, sk first ch, sl st in next 3 chs; sl st to beginning of first st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

quick-tipTo make the fingers look more natural, weave in yarn through the centre of each finger and pull gently towards each other, allowing the fist to close/curl slightly. Once both arms are made, slide the first arm onto the wire, then insert the wire through the body (anywhere between round 26-28 of the body) and then into the second arm, and use pliers to curl the wire under 0.5cm (0.2″) on the opposite end. Tuck the wire into the end of the arm and use the yarn from the beginning to sew the arms onto the body.

Leaves (make 9)
You can make as many or as few as you like and their placement is also up to you. I have placed my leaves 2x on the tree branches on top of the head, 4x on the fingers, 1x on the elbow, 2x on the body.

With Green and 3.5mm hook
Row 1: Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end. Fasten Off and leave long yarn for sewing. Attach to desired locations on Groot and weave in ends.

Twine (make 2)
With Brown  and 4.5mm hook
Ch 100. Fasten Off. Wrap the twine around the body starting from top shoulder, secure in place with a few stitches in areas that you want the twine to stay in place.

Final Assembly
Embroider a mouth with black cotton thread or embroidery yarn.
Place baby Groot inside a plant pot (Optional: Secure base of his body to the base of the pot plant with hot glue)
Fill the pot with pebbles or moss to decorate.

I am GROOT. Free Crochet Pattern - Baby Groot

 

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