The Grinch- Crochet Christmas cup pattern free

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The Grinch is the last addition to our crochet Christmas cups collection! Easy and quick Christmas pattern to make for your family and friends!

Crochet Christmas mini baskets

The Christmas cup set is made of 6 different mini baskets.

  1. Santa Claus crochet mini basket.
  2. Reindeer crochet mini basket
  3. The Grinch crochet mini basket
  4. The Gingerman crochet mini basket
  5. The penguin mini basket.

These crochet cups are quick and easy last-minute gift projects that you can make in just an hour or less! With the coming of School’s holiday break, you can crochet a few for your child’s class and fill them with some candy and small gifts. The kids will love them! Last year, I made some easter baskets and fill them with chocolate bunnies for my mom’s kindergarten class. It was a blast among the little ones.

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3. Scroll down to see the free crochet pattern below.

A few notes before we start:

As I said the snowman is part of the Christmas mini basket collection. Before you start with this pattern please read all the information on the main post- Crochet Santa Claus cup.

The baskets can be worked in waistcoat stitch or regular single crochet stitch. If you use a single crochet stitch you need to reduce the rounds and work them till round 14 and then make the last round of crab stitch. I have a full video tutorial for this cup so if you have any troubles throughout the pattern check it out.

The pattern


  • worsted weight yarn/aran weight yarn in green, a small amount of yellow and black for the eyes.
  • the yarn will be used double-stranded
  • crochet hook size – 6mm/ J- hook size
  • safety eyes – 12mm(not necessary)- you can always crochet them

For the Grinch cup I used the pattern of the Reindeer and penguin cups. Read the instructions here- Penguin and reindeer cups.

The Grinch’s eyes:

Grinch’s eyes:

-with yellow

Row 1: Start with a MR, make 4 SC into the ring, CH 1, turn (4)

Row 2: 2 SC in each across, switch to black color. Tie off the yellow. Now we will continue on the flat side of the eyes. Make SC in first, SC in each till last, SC 1, HDC 1 in last. FO.

Insert the safety eyes in the middle of the eye’s yellow part. Sew the eyes in the middle of the cup. Leave 3-4 stitches between them.

It is time to form the mouth and nose. Use black string and a tapestry needle. Make a small T- form for the nose 1-2 rows below the eyes. And stitch on the mouth as a curved line with the tapestry needle.


-start with white

Row 1: CH 7, SC in 2nd from hook, SC across, CH 1, turn

switch to red, tie off the white

Row 2: SC across, CH 1, turn (6)

Row 3: SC2tog, SC in next 2, SC2tog, CH 1, turn (4)

Row 4: SC in each across, CH 1, turn (4)

Row 5: * SC2tog* rep from * to * 1 more time, CH 1, turn (2)

Row 6: SC2tog, FO.

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  1. I was looking for recommendations on finding good red and green colors for the holiday. Do you have the brands yarn you are using?

    1. You can check lionbrand for usa- basic stitch yarn, hobbii has some good shades in their cotton yarn, in lovecrafts for UK you can check paintbox cotton dk they also had great shades.

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