Giant Plush Hanukkah Dreidel by Ilene Stacey King

Giant Plush Hanukkah Dreidel

November 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches
in SC
3.75 mm (F)
255 - 300 yards (233 - 274 m)
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Just in time for Hanukkah! Crochet a giant soft dreidel! Crocheted in colorful worsted weight yarn and stuffed with fiber-fill, this plush stuffed dreidel measures about 12” tall (not including the handle which is about 3” tall), 8” wide, and 28” in diameter (at fullest part). Measurements will vary with your gauge and stuffing. Blue, with Gold, Green and Red accents, and a small amount of Ivory for the lettering. Great fun decoration for your home or to give as a gift!


Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, 1 skein each of: Light Periwinkle (Blue) about 150 yds used; Gold 50 yds; Tea Leaf (Green) 30 yds; Cherry Red (Red) 20 yds; Aran (Ivory) 5 yds.

F Hook
Large Tapestry Needle
Fiber Fill – 20 oz bag
Stitch markers (optional)
Yarn pins (optional)

Skill Level – Intermediate. Shaping and joining experience helpful.

Gauge - not important for this project. After R2 of the side/top square, my work measured 2” across. For the base triangles, I had about 7 stitches and a little less than 7 rows to 2”. Red Heart Super Saver is a little heavier than most worsted yarns, so if you use a different yarn it may come out a little smaller.

Stitches Used:

Sliding Loop*
Slip Stitch
Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet
Double Crochet
Treble Crochet
Spike Single Crochet*
Back Loop Single Crochet*
Back Loop Half Double Crochet*
Yarn Over
Overlay Chain Stitch*

Directions for these special stitches are in the pattern along with instructions for chain stitching the Hebrew letters of the Dreidel