“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches, plus two!” – How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
I have one more Christmas in July project for you and then I promise to focus on the other seasons leading up to the holidays 🙂 This Grinch pillow was such an easy project because it began with my Heart in a Circle Pattern and all I had to do was change the colors! I found a fantastic shade of green yarn: Red Heart Comfort in color Melon and it’s perfect for any Grinch project! Paired with Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red and you have a Grinch inspired heart pillow! The best part is the pocket in the back that holds a book! Slip in a copy of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and you have a great holiday gift for your kids, grandkids, teachers, librarians, and more!
– Red Heart Comfort yarn in Melon – Shop HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red
(strand of black yarn for a grinch smile is optional
– Size H Crochet Hook
– 12 x12 Pillow Form – Get it HERE at Michaels.com
– How the Grinch Stole Christmas book
Make 2 Heart panels
Starting with red yarn for the heart
Chain 11, DC in 4th chain from hook, HDC in next, SC in next, 3 SC in next, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, 4 DC in last,
Now working on other side of chain
DC in first, HDC in next, SC in next, skip 2 stitches, SC in next, HDC in next, 5 DC in last, join to first DC, chain 1
Round 2: SC in first 4, 3 SC in next, SC in next 4, 2 SC in next 4, SC in next 2, skip two stitches, SC in next 2, 2 SC in last 4,
Switch to green yarn, join, chain 1
Round 3: SC in first, HDC in next, 2 DC in next 2, DC in next 3, 2 DC in next 2, HDC in next, SC in next 7, HDC in next, 2 DC in next 2, DC, deep DC, DC, 2 DC in next 2, HDC, SC in remaining stitches making 2 SC in last, join, chain 1 (40)
Round 4: SC in first 26, DC in next 3, SC in last 11 (40 stitches in round)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (40 SC)
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 7: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 8: SC in first 5, SC + chain 1 + SC in next to make a corner, SC in next 14, corner, SC in next 14, corner, SC in next 14, corner, SC in remaining 9 stitches, join, chain 1
Round 9-17: SC in each sttich around making a SC + chain 1 + SC in each corner, join, chain 1
Fasten off weave in ends.
with green yarn
Chain 35, SC in second chain from hook and remaining chains, chain 1, turn (34 SC)
Row 2-18: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (34 SC)
Fasten off an weave in ends.
Stitch on a grinch smile with a tapestry needle and strand of black yarn (optional)
Place the two heart squares back to back with the pocket panel on one side. SC all the edges together. Add your Pillow form before completely closing!
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