Monday, March 25, 2024

Groundkeeper's Hut Crochet Pattern- Part 1- The Base

Introducing the Magical Groundkeeper's Hut: Your Gateway to Wizarding Adventures! πŸ°πŸ„

Hello, my crochet friends and fantasy lovers alike! Are you ready to embark on a whimsical journey into the mystical realm of wizardry and wonder? Well, hold onto your wands because I have an enchanting treat for you: the Groundkeeper's Hut crochet pattern!

Inspired by none other than the legendary grounds/gamekeeper of the wizarding world, Hagrid himself, this fantastical toy bag is sure to ignite the imagination of young and old alike. Picture it: pumpkins, vines, and mushrooms adorning the cozy exterior, beckoning you to step into a world where magic is real and adventures are aplenty.

Not only is this crochet creation a charming tribute to everyone's favorite gentle giant, but it's also incredibly practical. Constructed using plastic canvas to stabilize the walls and door, the Groundkeeper's Hut is sturdy enough to hold all manner of mythical creatures and magical treasures. It's the perfect storage solution for budding lovers of fantasy who want to live on the grounds of Hogwarts with their very own menagerie of fantastical friends.

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! 

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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Alrighty! Let's go!! Grab your crochet hooks and join me on a magical adventure!🧢🌟

Groundkeeper's Hut Crochet Pattern- BASE

picture of the base of the groundkeeper's hut with a crochet hook

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 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 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 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



Base: Make 2

With Grey or Brown and #7/4.5mm hook

Round 1- MR, 6sc in ring, join (see notes). (6 sc)

Round 2- 2sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Round 3- (sc in 1, inc) around. (18 sc)

Round 4- (sc in 2, inc) around. (24 sc)

Round 5- (sc in 3, inc) around. (30 sc)

Round 6- (sc in 4, inc) around. (36 sc)

Round 7- (sc in 5, inc) around. (42 sc)

Round 8- (sc in 6, inc) around. (48 sc)

Round 9- (sc in 7, inc) around. (54 sc)

Round 10- (sc in 8, inc) around. (60 sc)

Round 11- (sc in 9, inc) around. (66 sc)

Round 12- (sc in 10, inc) around. (72 sc)

Round 13- (sc in 11, inc) around. (78 sc)

Round 14- (sc in 12, inc) around. (84 sc)

Cut and weave ends. Lay one piece on your plastic canvas and trace around the circle. Cut the circle out of the plastic canvas, making sure to trim the edges so they fit in between your pieces. (Pictures below)


Assembly of the Base: Pictures Below

Put the wrong sides of the base pieces together, working through both thicknesses and starting in the first sc of a repeat, (sc in 12 sc, 2sc in next 2sc) around- when you are about halfway around, slide your plastic canvas piece in between and finish crocheting the pieces together.

The side facing you will be the RS of the work. Mark this side for later assembly.

picture of the base measured with a ruler from the flat side to the flat side

Your finished base pieces should be about 6-1/2" across from flat side to flat side.

picture of the base on a piece of plastic canvas and a pen to mark the edges for cutting

Use a pen or a marker to mark the shape of the base on the plastic canvas.

picture of trimmed piece of plastic canvas in the shape of the base.

Cut your plastic canvas about the same size as the base.

picture of trimmed plastic canvas on top of the base to make sure it will fit inside

You will need to further trim the plastic canvas piece to fit inside the borders of the base. You will be putting your two pieces together and sliding the plastic canvas in between, so this piece needs to be slightly smaller than your base pieces.

picture of the two base pieces being held wrong sides together and crocheted to make a pocket to slide the plastic canvas into.

Hold your base pieces wrong sides together and begin crocheting through both thicknesses in order to create a pocket to slide the plastic canvas into.

picture showing the plastic canvas being slid in between the base pieces before finishing the joining round.

Slide your plastic canvas in between the two base pieces about two sides before you finish.
picture showing the plastic canvas completely in between the two base pieces.

Once your plastic is completely in between your base pieces, finish off the last two sides.

picture showing the finished base pieces crocheted together.

Finish crocheting your edges together and join with the first sc. The side facing you is the RS of your work. Place a stitch marker as an indicator for later.
Cut your yarn and weave in your ends.
Set this aside and move on to your Wall pieces. 

Click on the picture below to go to the Walls pattern:

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