Monday, March 25, 2024

Groundkeeper's Hut Crochet Pattern - Part 5 - Decorations


🌿✨ Crafting Enchantment: Decorating Your Groundkeeper's Hut with Whimsical Wonders! πŸŽƒπŸ„

Greetings, creators of magical things! As we near the completion of our Groundkeeper's Hut crochet project, it's time to add the final touches that will truly bring our enchanted hideaway to life. Today, we'll be making decorations and crafting tiny wonders that will adorn the exterior of our hut and fill it with charm and whimsy.

Let's start with the vines. Using a combination of chains and slip stitches, we'll create delicate tendrils that wind their way around the walls of our hut, adding a touch of natural beauty to the rustic surroundings. Feel free to experiment with different shades of green yarn to mimic the varied foliage of the wizarding world.

Next up, we have the pumpkins – a quintessential symbol of autumn and harvest magic. With just a few rounds of crochet and some clever shaping techniques, you'll create adorable little gourds that will add a pop of color to your Groundkeeper's Hut. Whether you opt for classic orange pumpkins or mix things up with a rainbow of hues, the choice is yours!

And let's not forget about the red-capped mushrooms, with their whimsical shapes and vibrant colors. These tiny treasures are the perfect way to add a touch of fantasy to your crochet creation, whether they're peeking out from beneath the vines or nestled in a cozy corner of the roof. Don't be afraid to get creative – after all, in the wizarding world, anything is possible!

The best part about these decorations? They're incredibly small and perfect for using up those leftover bits of yarn that tend to accumulate in your stash. Plus, you can make as many or as few of them as you like, allowing you to customize your Groundkeeper's Hut to suit your own unique vision.

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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Make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel to catch the tutorial videos as soon as they're available. I'll guide you step-by-step through the creation of this enchanting masterpiece, ensuring that even novice crocheters can bring their own Groundkeeper's Hut to life.

Alrighty! Let's go!! Grab your crochet hooks and join me on a magical adventure!🧢🌟
picture shows crocheted mushrooms with red caps and crocheted pumpkins with vines.

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

Vines, Pumpkins, and Mushrooms: F hook & DK yarn scraps

picture of a crocheted hut with the door open and vines and a pumpkin
Long Vine: Make as many as you want. *ch5, sl st in third ch; repeat from * until you reach the length you want. Attach as you like to the hut.

picture of a crocheted pumpkin

Pumpkin: Make as many as you want.


Row 1- sl st in second ch and next 2, sc in 6, sl st in last 3, ch1, turn. (12 st)

Row 2-20- BLO, sl st in 3, sc in 6, sl st in 3.

Sew side together working through front loop of starting chain and 3LO (see special stitches) of the last row so you can maintain the back loop look.

Gather the bottom edge and tighten. Run a stitch through to the opposite side of the bottom circle so when you pull up it pulls the bottom evenly.

Stuff the pumpkin and gather the top to close.

Pumpkin Vine: ch17, 2dc in third ch from hook, ch2, sl st in the same sp, (sl st in 4, ch2, 2dc in sm ch, ch2, sl st in sm ch) 2x, sl st in rem chains, join to the pumpkin at the top, ch4, sc in second ch from hook & next 2, sl st to join with the pumpkin one more time. Cut and weave in the ends.

Mushrooms: Make as many as you want.

picture of crocheted mushrooms

Mushroom Cap- With Red

Round 1- MR, 9sc in ring. (9 sc)

Round 2-3- sc in each.

 Cut and weave ends.

Mushroom Stem- With White

Ch7, sc in the second ch from the hook & each. (6 sc)

Cut, leaving a long end for sewing. Place the stem inside the mushroom cap and tack it on, you can use the extra white to create “dots” on the top.

If you want your stem to be longer, do extra chains.

Attach the finished mushrooms as you like to the hut. 

picture shows a crocheted hut with red capped mushrooms
Tester Alisha's hut with pumpkins, vines, and mushrooms.

picture of a crocheted hut with vines and mushrooms

Tiffiny attached her vines closer together to create a thicker bunch of vining on the sides of the hut.

picture of a crocheted hut with pumpkins and vines.

Tester Tiffiny's hut with mushrooms and pumpkins and vines.

picture of a crocheted hut with mushrooms and vines

Click on the picture below to go to the first installment of the Groundkeeper's Hut pattern:

pictures of a fantasy forest with the words groundkeepers hut pattern

© Bizzy Crochet and Design, 2024


Groundkeeper's Hut Crochet Pattern - Part 5 - Decorations

  🌿✨ Crafting Enchantment: Decorating Your Groundkeeper's Hut with Whimsical Wonders! πŸŽƒπŸ„ Greetings, creators of magical things! As we...