Gilbert the Groundhog by Yvonne Williamson

Gilbert the Groundhog

January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
50 - 90 yards (46 - 82 m)
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I hope you enjoy making this darling little groundhog. It stands about 3 inches tall using worsted weight yarn. It has a special shadow so you can have fun on Groundhog Day (Feburary 2nd) and see if he sees his shadow or not!

Error found on 1/28/16. Round 20 of body should be:
Round 20: Sc2tog Repeat 7 more times (8)

I have made mine working in the back loops only (BLO).


G crochet hook – or a hook size that will allow you to crochet a firm fabric without gaps.

Sample made in worsted weight (Vanna’s Choice in Toffee and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Almond, Brown and Black) - approx 60 to 90 yards total to complete this pattern.

Tapestry Needle, Scissors, and Stitch marker

Craft eyes (suggested 12 mm or embroider them on)


Skills needed:

Basic crochet skills
Slip Knot
Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet
Sewing on parts using yarn tails
Crocheting in the round (spiral)

This is a written pattern.

Enjoy your groundhog!


©knitwhy, 2016. Pattern may not be sold or redistributed without permission. Items made from this pattern may be sold, with credit to me as the designer. Thank you for respecting the copyright.