Monday, March 25, 2024

Groundkeeper's Hut Crochet Pattern- Part 2- The Walls

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Crafting Magic: Building the Walls of Your Groundkeeper's Hut! 🧱✨

Greetings, fellow mythical creature lovers of the crochet world! Are you ready to continue our journey into the enchanting realm of the Groundkeeper's Hut pattern? In this installment, we'll be starting the construction of the walls, using a boxed bead pattern that will give our hut the appearance of rough-hewn rocks straight out of a magical tale.

As we embark on this next phase of our crochet adventure, let your imagination run wild. Picture the sturdy walls of Hagrid's humble abode, standing tall amidst the sprawling grounds of Hogwarts, beckoning you to step inside and explore its cozy interior. With each stitch, you're not just crafting a toy bag – you're creating a portal to a world of fantasy and imagination, where anything is possible.

Did you finish your base?

If you missed the first part of this pattern- the base- then click the picture below to be taken to the pattern. You will need to create the base before you embark on the walls. :)

Who is this pattern good for? Everyone!

Whether you're looking for a unique baby shower gift or a toy for an older child who yearns to explore the mythical world of Harry Potter, this pattern has got you covered. Just imagine the joy on your little one's face as they fill their very own Groundkeeper's Hut with unicorns, dragons, and other mystical creatures of their imagination! n! 

You don't have to stop at just babies. The really big kids like this toy bag just as much as medium and small-sized people! This would make a fabulous gift for a friend or yourself. Just fill it with all of your favorite fantastical creatures! I've linked my favorite patterns below- these are well-written and I have personally made them to put in my own Huts. 

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So, grab your yarn and your crochet hook, and let's weave some magic together. The journey ahead is sure to be filled with twists and turns, but with a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of fairy dust, we'll craft a Groundkeeper's Hut that's fit for any age of mythical creature lovers.

Groundkeeper's Hut Crochet Pattern- Walls

picture of a crocheted wall for the hut with raised bumpy stitches to resemble rocks.

Materials: includes the full list for the whole project

Yarn Supplies:

Base and walls- Worsted Weight Grey or Brown

Used: Walnut, 1 skein, I Love This Yarn Stonewashed worsted weight, 100% acrylic,        (5oz / 252yds)

Door- Worsted Weight Brown

Used: Brown, 1.5 oz, I Love This Yarn worsted weight, 100% acrylic, (7oz/ 355yds)

Roof- Dark Green or Brown

Used: Dark Olive, 3 oz, I Love This Yarn worsted weight, 100% acrylic, (7oz/ 355yds)

Ironwork- DK Black

                Used: Scheepjes Colour Crafter, Scrap Amount, 100% acrylic, (100g/ 300m)

Vine, Pumpkins, Mushrooms- DK Scraps

Non-Yarn Supplies:

#7/4.5mm hook

F/3.75mm hook

11” x 14” sheet of plastic canvas

Tiny bit of polyester fiberfill for the pumpkins at the end

Gauge:  Worsted Weight- #7 hook- 16sc x 17rows = 4” x 4”/10cm x 10cm

DK Weight- F hook- 18sc x 22rows = 4” x 4”/10cm x 10cm

Finished Sizes:

Base- 6-1/2” to 7”

Walls- 3-1/2” W x 5” H

Overall Hut Height with Roof- approx. 12”


-          Join after each round when working in the round.

-          When working in the round- Ch1 to start the next round unless otherwise noted


Special Abbreviations:

Extended Single Crochet (Exsc)- insert the hook in the space indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through just one loop, yo, and pull through both loops on the hook.

Slanted Cluster (Slcl)- [yo, insert hook around the stem of previous dc from right to left, yo, pull loop through] 3x in the same place, yo, pull through first 6 loops on hook, yo, pull through both loops on the hook.

3rd Loop (3LO)- The horizontal bar across the back of the half double crochet stitch created by the yo.

(##) at the end of a row/round indicates the stitch count for that row/round.

US Terms:

ar- around (personal abbreviation)
BLO- back loop only
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
inc- increase
MR- magic ring
rev sc- reverse single crochet (aka Crab Stitch)
RS- right side
sc- single crochet
sk- skip
sl st- slip stitch


Walls: Make 5

All assembly pictures are below the pattern.

Ch 14

Row 1- (RS) sc in third ch from hook and next, *Exsc (see special) in next ch, sc in next 2 ch; repeat from * to last ch, Exsc in last ch, ch2, turn.

Row 2- sk first Exsc, *dc in next sc, Slcl (see special), sk next sc, Exsc in next Exsc; repeat from * ending last Exsc in turning ch, ch2, turn. (4 Slcl)

Row 3- sk first Exsc, *sc in Slcl, sc in next dc, Exsc in the next Exsc; repeat from * ending last Exsc in turning ch, ch2, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 five more times. Do not cut but continue to edge.


First Side- working in row ends- (sc, 2sc) 6 times, sc in the last row end, sc in the edge of the first sc from bottom (20 sc)

Bottom- ch1, sc in first sc & each ch from foundation chain, ch1

Second side- working in row ends- sc in edge of last sc from bottom, evenly space 19 sc up the second side. (20 sc)

**Cut two pieces of plastic canvas to fit on the interior section of two walls. Hold aside.

Assemble the Walls:

Holding the wrong side together (with the right side facing you), start on the bottom edge (the bottom of the wall from the edge instructions), working left to right in the BLO of the sides- rev sc (crab stitch) up to the top. Cut off and tuck in ends.

Put all 5 walls together before moving on.

Attach the Bottom:

Using the same rev sc (crab stitch) as the sides, you will start on the upper right corner of the left side of the doorway opening (see picture for placement), working in the BLO- rev sc down the side of the doorway opening. Now grab your bottom piece.

Hold the wrong sides of the bottom and walls together. Make sure the bottom edge of the walls is up against the bottom piece of the hut and the right side of the walls is facing you. Working in the BLO of the walls and bottom piece- rev sc around five edges.

Finish by putting rev sc up the right side of the doorway opening. Cut off and weave ends.

**On the inside of the walls, attach the two pieces of plastic canvas that you’re holding aside. From the door opening, skip one wall, place a support, skip a wall, place a support, and then skip the last wall.

picture of a crocheted wall for the hut with raised bumpy stitches to resemble rocks.

You should have five walls with a border. There is a top and a bottom to these. The top is the part where you did not put any border. When you are crocheting these pieces together make sure you have the top sides matching up with the other tops.

picture shows a close up of the crab stitch on the outside of the wall ends.

Holding the walls with their wrong sides together (top sides up), use the crab stitch/rev sc going through both thicknesses of the walls. Only do the sides together for now. Once all five sides are together with the crab stitch showing up on the outside of each set of walls, we will attach the base using the same technique. When you're done putting them all together, mark the upper left corner of the walls (RS facing you). 

picture shows the bottom of the crocheted hut with the crab stitch going around the outside of it. 

There will be one less wall than there are sides to the base. You will be starting in the marked stitch in the upper left corner while the RS of your walls are facing you. Crab stitch/rev sc down the side of that wall- NOW- using the crab stitch/rev sc, once again hold the inside or WS of the base to the WS of the walls to attach around five sides of the base. You will be working through both thicknesses of the wall and the base. Make sure to crab stitch up the opposite side of the doorway, finishing at the opposite top. Cut and 

picture shows the crocheted walls of the hut standing up creating the full base of the house.
Your walls should be standing up like this at this point. 
Take time to stitch in your two plastic canvas pieces according to the instructions above.

Click on the picture below to go to the Door Pattern:

picture shows a fantasy world with the words Door Pattern Click Here.

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