Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Pattern

Groot

January 25, 2016

I don鈥檛 know about you, but I fell in love with Groot after watching Guardians of the Galaxy, and especially with the tiny potted Groot that appeared at the end. It took me over a year to get around to making one, which is absolutely typical, but here he is at last! I must say, he鈥檚 pretty adorable, and fairly simple to work up.

You will need:

  • brown yarn
  • green yarn
  • white yarn
  • 3.00 mm crochet hook
  • polyester filling
  • yarn needle
  • 2 x 8.00mm

If you鈥檙e confused about how to read my patterns check out the FAQ. There鈥檚 also a link to a description of the stitches used if you鈥檙e unfamiliar 馃檪

You can also now pick this guy up as a pre-assembled kit! The kit includes all the materials, tools and instructions needed to build a Groot of your own

Check it out on Etsy

HEAD

1. (in Brown) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
6. sc 2, [ inc, sc 4 ]x 5, inc, sc 2 (36)
7-12. sc 36 (36)
13. sc 2, [ dec, sc 4 ]x 5, dec, sc 2 (30)
14. sc 30 (30)
15. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)
16. sc, [ dec, sc 2 ]x 5, dec, sc (18)

At this point, stuff the head and insert the eyes between rows 9 and 10, with about 6 stitches in between.

17. [ dec, sc ]x 6 (12)
18. dec 6 (6)

Finish off and close up the little gap. PlanetJune has a great tutorial聽for those of you who don鈥檛 close pieces very often (like myself).

HAIR

e.g. a piece 9 stitches long:

1. (in Brown) ch 9 (9)
2. ch 1, turn, sc 9 (9)

It鈥檚 not really hair, but I鈥檓 going to call it hair. For the hair/bark we鈥檙e going to crochet a bunch of curly pieces. This is in no way an exact science. You can make as many or few pieces as you want, of whatever lengths you want. The above example is for a piece that鈥檚 9 stitches long. For a piece 4 pieces long, just replace the 4 with a 9.

I usually make the following lengths:

3 x 9 stitches long
2 x 8 stitches long
3 x 7 stitches long
2 x 6 stitches long
2 x 4 stitches long
3 x 3 stitches long

Leave a tail for each one, long enough to use it to attach to the head later on. The hair is probably the trickiest part of the pattern, and it鈥檚 not necessarily tricky, just time consuming.

ARM (make 2)

1. (in Brown) MR 6 (6)
2. sc 6 (6)
3. popcorn 4sc, sc 5 (6)
4-7. sc 6 (6)

Finish off, leaving enough of a tail to attach to the body later. I also like to crochet a small green leaf for each hand, one on the left thumb and one on the right elbow. Simple ch 2, sc into the second chain on the hook and then finish off. Then use the tail of the leaves to attach to

BODY

1. (in Brown) MR 6 (6)
2. inc 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. BLO sc 18 (18)
5-6. sc 18 (18)
7. [ dec, sc 7 ]x 2 (16)
8. [ dec, sc 6 ]x 2 (14)
9. [ dec, sc 5 ]x 2 (12)
10. [ dec, sc 4 ]x 2 (10)
11-13. sc 10 (10)

Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to attach the head and stuff the body.

POT

1. (in White) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. BLO sc 24 (24)
6-8. sc 24 (24)

Finish off and hide the tail.

That鈥檚 the crochet portion done, now time for assembly. The only tricky part of assembly is getting all of that hair in place (so much hair!). I like to put the longer hair pieces in the middle of the head and use slightly shorter pieces until I reach the edge. Some of them will have uneven lengths (for example, I usually make 3 pieces that are 7 stitches long). This just means that his hair won鈥檛 be completely symmetrical, which I like and do on purpose.

I also like to make sure that the curls are all going the same way. The way they twist will depend on what hand you crochet with (whether you鈥檙e right-handed or left-handed). I鈥檓 right handed, so they curl clockwise. I make sure the curls are turning towards the head, instead of poking out past the face; that way they look kind of swept back. (In the picture below, the left curl is pinned the wrong way, the right curl is pinned the right way, or at least the way I prefer).

After attaching all of the hair, all that鈥檚 left is to attach the arms to the body, and the body to the head. Optionally, you could try to put jewellery wire or pipe cleaners in his arms, to make them pose-able, but I usually don鈥檛 bother since they鈥檙e a little too small.

Then place him into his little pot plant, and he鈥檚 ready to dance!

I hope you like him! As always, I love to see what you create, tag #53stitches so I can find it 馃榾

  • Reply
    Laine
    January 2, 2021 at 5:34 am

    What do you mean by popcorn on the arms? How are you doing the stitch?

  • Reply
    Darya
    January 14, 2021 at 6:56 am

    Such a great tutorial! Thanks!
    I have some trouble understanding how to assemble all the pieces. Do I sew them together? How would I do that?

  • Reply
    Marcela L贸pez
    June 23, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Hola, ya lo termin茅 pero no s茅 c贸mo se sostiene parado en la maceta, se cose la base del cuerpo a la maceta o c贸mo se le hace?? Gracias.

    • Reply
      53stitches
      July 3, 2021 at 1:05 pm

      Hello! You can do that if you want. I leave it unattached, so the pot comes off. You could also try gluing it in place.

      隆Hola! Puedes hacerlo si quieres. Lo dejo suelto, para que se desprenda la olla. Tambi茅n puede intentar pegarlo en su lugar.

  • Reply
    Gail
    July 7, 2021 at 5:13 am

    Very beautiful work,ob groit the last one I made the too of head one of the rows u do it only in back stich so u can come back and leave a place to directly crochtet his hair 9n , not sure that makes sence,gail

  • Reply
    Rosa
    July 13, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Hello, I was wondering how do you get your Groot to stand up? Mine is a little head heavy and falls over lol

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