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How to Crochet a "Little Green Wise Guy"

Updated: Dec 21, 2019

Are you in need of a last minute Christmas gift that you can crochet in well under an hour?! I have just the pattern for you and it will work great for Birthday's and other occasions as well!

Little Green Wise Guy Crochet Applique Ornament Cardholder

Before we jump into the pattern, let me get something out of the way and start by stating the obvious, I know this guy looks a lot like a guy that there has been a lot of controversy about in many crochet groups but let me give you a little peace of mind! This pattern was submitted to my Intellectual Property Lawyer and got approval for publishing! It met all the appropriate criteria according to my legal counsel and is ok for us to use and enjoy! So YAY!!!! Happy Dance!!!

Alright, now that we got that out of the way lets have some fun with this cute little wise guy lol! So this guy has so many great ways he can be used! Just look at all these possibilities that I've listed below! I am sure there are more uses, just use your imagination and the possibilities are endless!

  1. Applique

  2. Gift Card Holder

  3. Key Fob

  4. I.D. Holder

  5. Ornament

  6. Puppet (turn the pocket upside down on the pattern to achieve this possibility)

  7. Small Stuffy (make two sets of ears, 2 head pieces and 2 coats , and lightly stuff to achieve this)

It is just amazing how many ways this guy can transform lol. Just so you know, if you would like to get the ad free version you can purchase it from my ravelry shop or etsy shop! The easiest way to get to either of those shops is to click on the Shop Tab in the website (, and just in case you are like me, a visual learner, then you can also see the video tutorial at the end of this blog post!

Well lets not wait any longer! Lets get to the pattern!


  1. Yarn: Worsted Weight 4

  • Brown

  • Green

  • Cream

  1. Hook: G 4 mm

  2. Needle

  3. Hot glue / Fabric glue

  4. Scissors

  5. Large Safety eyes or size of choice (or buttons/felt, etc)


  • Sc - single crochet

  • Ch - chain

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • Dc - double crochet

  • MR - Magic Ring

  • Hdc2tog - half double crochet two (2) stitches together.

Skill Level / Language - Beginner/Intermediate: If you are unsure of any stitches Youtube will be your friend! There are great tutorials on the different stitches and on crocheting in rounds. American Standard Terms

Pattern Info - This is such a fun pattern! Have fun playing with it! You can add more details or change up the colors! He can be customized as well with a pocket for gift cards or stiffen him to make an ornament (although he can get away without any stiffener)! He is approximately 6 inches tall and about 8 inches wide ear to ear.

Pattern Instructions

*beginning chains do not count as st

*leave long tails if sewing together, otherwise weave in ends if assembling with hot glue.

Head: - Green

Begin: MR

Round 1: Ch 1, 10 hdc in magic ring, sl st to join. (10 st)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st, sl st to join. (20 st)

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc same st as ch, 2 hdc in next st, *1 hdc, 2 hdc* around, sl st to join. (30 st)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc 5, 2hdc next 5 st, sc 10, 2hdc next 5 st, sc 5, sl st to join. (40 st)

Round 5: Ch 1, sl st in each st around, sl st to join, fasten off. (40 st)

Ears: - Green - make 2

Begin: Ch 4

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc next 2, ch 1. (3st)

Row 2: Turn, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, ch 1. (5st)

Row 3: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc, ch 1. (7st)

Row 4: Turn, hdc 7, ch 1. (7st)

Row 5: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 5, 2hdc, ch 1. (9st)

Row 6: Turn, hdc 9, ch 1. (9st)

Row 7: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 5, hdc2tog, ch 1. (7st)

Row 8 - 9: Turn, hdc 7, ch 1. (7st)

Row 10: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog, fasten off. (5st)

Scarf : - Cream - make 2

Begin: Ch 6.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc next 4, ch 1. (5st)

Row 2 - 7: Turn, hdc 5, ch 1. (5st)

Row 8: Turn, hdc 5, fasten off. (5st)

Coat: - Brown

Begin: ch 5

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc next 3, ch 1. (4st)

Row 2 - 4: Turn, hdc 4, ch 1. (4st)

Row 5: Turn, hdc 4, ch 12. (4st and 12 chs)

*First sleeve complete

Row 6: Turn, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 10 chs, hdc 4 connecting the coat to the sleeve, ch 1. (15st)

Row 7- 14: Turn, hdc 15, ch 1. (15st)

*Next row begins second sleeve.

Row 15 - 18: Turn, hdc 4, ch 1. (4st)

Row 19: Turn, hdc 4, fasten off. (4st)

Hands: - Green (complete on both sleeves)

Begin: Join yarn at first st of sleeve of coat.

Row 1: Sc in same space as join, hdc, dc, sl st in last st, fasten off. (4st)

Gift Card Holder Pocket Option: - Brown

Begin: Ch 12

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 10, ch 1. (11st)

Row 2 - 8: Turn, hdc 11, ch 1. (11st)

Row 9: Turn, hdc 11, fasten off. (11st)

**See assembly steps for how to add a gift card holder pocket


Note: I assemble my appliques with hot glue, which is a fast and safe method. The glue adheres the fibers quite well and the applique is very secure. The hot glue packaging that I use says non-toxic so it is safe in my opinion as well. In addition, you can machine wash on cold, and lay flat to dry or tumble dry/lowest heat setting. You may also use other fabric safe glue or use the traditional method of sewing your pieces together.

How I assemble the “Little Green Wise Guy”:

*see additional assembly pictures below this section

  1. I lay out all my pieces to get the look I want first. You can use pins to hold it together if you desire and/or take a picture of your layout with your phone to reference as you are putting it together.

  2. I began by putting my safety eyes on between the top of the 2nd and 3rd round about an inch apart. I put the backs on and then put a coat of hot glue over top to give additional safety and security. You can use buttons, felt, or crochet you some eyes if desired in the place of safety eyes.

  3. Next I attached ears on the back left and right side of the heads. Row 10 of the ears go on the head, Row 1 is the outer pointier side of the ears.

  4. I then tucked the coat slightly up under the back of the last round of the head.

  5. Last I attached the two pieces of the scarf angled pointing down one on top of each other, use main picture as reference.

***If using as a gift card holder (Key Fob/ID holder), glue or sew (using a slip stitch or stitch of your preference) the pocket onto the back of the coat, leaving the top of the pocket open (so only attach the left, right, and bottom sides to the lower center of the coat below the sleeves).You might also want to make a second head piece to cover up the back where the safety eyes are if you used that method (if used buttons/felt/etc no back cover will be necessary) and where the portions are that you sewed/glued the ears. Now you can slide a gift card into the pocket! If you want to hang it on a tree or mantle you can make a chain and attach join it to the top center of the head.

***If you would like to make him into a little puppet just close the top of the pocket area instead of the bottom.

***If you would like to make him a little stuffy, make 2 coats, 2 head pieces, and 2 sets of ears and lightly stuff before you completely close him up.

Little Green Wise Guy Crochet Applique Pattern Ornament Cardholders

If you would like to view the video tutorial you can do so here! I apologize in advance for it being grainy! I had some technical issues that I am trying to get corrected and as soon as the issue is resolved I will upload a better version for you! And if I am completely honest with you this was made last minute in a rush. I just wanted to get something out for those that can read patterns well yet before Christmas! Since Christmas is in just a couple days time was not on my side! Fear not though! I will get something up that is better asap! For the time being this should get you going and hey at least the pattern is available here and my website, so that's something lol! Enjoy!

I truly hope you enjoy this crochet pattern! It is quick and easy and sure to bring joy to your friends and family! I love seeing how peoples projects come out so please feel free to share your photos in the comments or on Orchid and Bee's Facebook page! You can also join the Orchid and Bee's VIP group on Facebook to get exclusive access to free PDF downloads, contests, prizes and opportunities to test out new patterns!

Well thats all I have for you today! I hope each of you have a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families! I love you all!


Karen E.

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