Winter Grass: The Crochet Version

20 Oct

A couple of weeks ago I came across Mochimochi Land. I immediately fell in love with Anna’s knit plush designs. On Thursday night last week, I was in a crochet mood, but I wanted to make some Grass. So I printed the free pattern and converted it into crochet, which only took a couple of hours. And I figured since I had done all the work anyway, I might as well offer it to the designer to share with others.

So here is the crochet alternative.
Winter Grass: The Crochet Version By Jennifer Galusha-Luna
Adapted from Grass Pattern by Anna Hrachovec/ Mochimochi Land 2007

Finished size: Approx. 7″ tall

Materials:

  • Felt-able wool yarn [I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease (3oz/85gm, 197yds/180m): #180 Forest Green Heather. I did not felt the end piece, but it should work fine if felted.]
  • US Size F Hook (3.75 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Embroidery thread and needle or beads for eyes
  • Polyfil for stuffing

Gauge: Doesn’t really matter, but your stitches shouldn’t be too tight or loose

Crochet Abbreviations/Stitches:
Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Dec: decrease ([insert hook in next st, YO, pull up 1 loop] twice, YO, draw through 3 loops on hook)

Joining with Sc: Make a new slipknot on the hook. Insert hook in desired stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook: sc formed.

Pattern starts here! Front:
Row 1: Ch 33, sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (32 sc)
Row 2 and all even rows unless otherwise indicated: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in first sc, dec, sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, dec, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Row 5: Rep Row 3. (28 sc)
Row 7: Rep Row 3. (26 sc)
Row 9: Sc in first sc, dec, sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (25 sc)
Row 10: Sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, dec, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (24 sc)
Row 11: Rep Row 9. (23 sc)
Row 12: Rep Row 10. (22 sc)
Row 13: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, dec, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (22 sc)

Blade 1
Row 15: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. Leave remaining sc unworked. (11 sc)
Row 17: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 19 and 21: Rep Row 17. (11 sc)
Row 23: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to last 4 sc, (dec) twice. Ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Row 25: Rep Row 23. (9 sc)
Row 27: Sc in first sc, (2 sc in next sc) twice, dec to end. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Rows 28: (Dec) twice, sc in next sc, (2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Row 29: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, (dec) 3 times. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Row 30: (Dec) 3 times. Fasten off. (3 sc)

Blade 2
Row 15: With right side facing, join with sc in center sc (next to end of Blade 1 Row 15). Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 16-18: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 19: Dec, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 21: Rep Row 19. (11 sc)
Row 22-24: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 25, 27, 29, and 31: (Dec) twice, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc, at end of Row 31)
Row 33: (Dec) 3 times, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)

Row 34: (Dec) twice. Fasten off. (2 sc)

Back (everything is reversed from first side):
Row 1: Ch 33, sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (32 sc)
Row 2 and all even rows unless otherwise indicated: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in first sc, dec, sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, dec, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Row 5: Rep Row 3. (28 sc)
Row 7: Rep Row 3. (26 sc)
Row 9: Sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, dec, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (25 sc)
Row 10: Sc in first sc, dec, sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (24 sc)
Row 11: Rep Row 9. (23 sc)
Row 12: Rep Row 10. (22 sc)
Row 13: Sc in first sc, dec, sc to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (22 sc)
Blade 1 Row 15: Sc in next 11 sc. Ch 1, turn. Leave remaining 11 sc unworked. (11 sc)
Row 16-18: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 19: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 21: Rep Row 19. (11 sc)
Row 22-24: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (11sc)
Row 25, 27, 29, and 31: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to last 4 sc, (dec) twice. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc, at end of Row 31)
Row 33: Sc in first sc, (dec) 3 times. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 34: (Dec) twice. Fasten off. (2 sc)
Blade 2 Row 15: With right side facing, join with sc in center sc (next to end of Blade 1 Row 15). Dec, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 17: Dec, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 19 and 21: Rep Row 17. (11 sc)
Row 23: (Dec) twice, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Row 25: Rep Row 23. (9 sc)
Row 27: (Dec) 3 times, (2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Rows 28: Sc in first sc, (2 sc in next sc) twice, (dec) twice, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Row 29: (Dec) 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Row 30: (Dec) 3 times. Fasten off. (3 sc)

Finishing: Weave in loose ends. Felt pieces by running them through a washer and dryer. After felting, embroider on each eye by “drawing” a circle in backstitch and filling it in with satin stitch. (Beads can also be used for eyes, though not suitable for small children.) With right sides facing, sew two sides of body together using whipstitch, leaving opening large enough to flip piece right-side-in. Flip piece right-side-in, stuff with polyfil, then sew rest of opening toget
her.
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3 Responses to “Winter Grass: The Crochet Version”

  1. Anonymous 23 October 2007 at 1:24 PM #

    Terrific! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I love the little “Grass” pattern in knit form, and your crochet one is adorable. I think I’ll try one and felt it! But can I stop at just one….. :O) samm

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  2. tina522 21 May 2008 at 1:30 AM #

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I love all your knit patterns and am so excited that this is in crochet. I am definitely making this. Thanks again. You are awesome.

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