Crochet Oscar the Grouch Inspired Trash Can

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Inspired Trash Can

A Crochet Oscar the Grouch Inspired Trash Can is the boy version to my Crochet Cupcake with Cherries on Top that I recently just published.

My friend Michelle from Shell’s Yarncicles found my cupcake pattern and immediately got to work on making a couple of them. As she was making them she got the idea of some other versions, one of which was Crochet Oscar the Grouch. Check out Michelles Cookie Monster HERE.

I was going to use fun fur for oscar but I didn’t because I didn’t have a green colour I was happy with. Also, I know that a lot of people dislike working with eyelash yarns so I kept it simple.

There were some other ideas mentioned as well but for now, Here’s a Crochet Oscar the Grouch Inspired trash can for the boys!

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Inspired Trash Can - Dearest Debi Patterns

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Inspired Trash Can Pattern..

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Yarn:

Approximately 4 oz of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in each colour, I used Dark Sage & Grey Heather
You will also need a few yards of worsted weight yarn in white, black and brown.

Hook: US H8/5.00mm

Supplies:

  • 4 buttons
  • I used the lid of a sour cream container that measures approximately 4.625″ in diameter.
  • I ended up adding 4 Dritz Sew-On Snaps Nickel Size 1 to the inside of the lid and oscars head to help the lid from lifting when using the handle, with the snaps and buttons even spaced out the lid stays on better.

Special Stitches:

Puff St – 5 dc in same stitch, draw up a loop, remove hook, insert into first dc and back into working loop, draw up a loop.

Gauge:

Using one strand of worsted weight yarn – 3.75 hdc = 1″
Using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn – 3 hdc = 1″

Notes: It’s useful to use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each rnd. Do not join rnds unless specified.

Let’s get to work making a Crochet Oscar the Grouch Inspired Trash Can!

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Trash Can..

Using silver start with a magic ring, ch 1, hdc 8 times in ring, tighten ring. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: *hdc once, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3, rep from * around. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, , rep from * around. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: sc in each st around. (48 sc)

Sl st in next st, fasten off weave in ends.

Again working with brown and same hook,

Start with a magic ring, ch 1, hdc 8 times in ring, tighten ring. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: *hdc once, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3, rep from * around. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: sc in each st around. (48 sc)

Take both pieces of work with wrong sides facing together, you will now work through both layers of work.

Rnd 8: hdc in each st around, when you are half way around make sure to insert plastic lid in between layers. (48 hdc)


Inserting lid into bottom of bag..

Rnd 9: hdc in each st around. (48 hdc)

Rnd 10: *fpdc in next st, dc in next st, rep from * around. (48 sts)

Rnd 11 – 16: rep rnd 10, at end of row 16 fasten off, weave in ends. (You can add/remove extra rows depending on how long you want your can, I worked up an extra 3 rows.)

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Head..

**Using 2 strands of green yarn**

Rnd 17: insert hook into a rnd 13 stitch (to the left of a fpdc) from outside of cupcake bottom into center, draw up a loop, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, draw up a loop, remove hook, insert hook into 3rd ch of beg ch3 and back into working loop, draw up a loop (this creates your first puff st), ch 1, dc in next st, *puff st in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, rep from * once more, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in next st, **puff st in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, rep from ** 2 more times, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 19 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st, join with sl st to first ch 1. (52 sts – puffs count as 1 st with a total of 6 puffs)

Rnd 18: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), *hdc in dc, hdc in ch1, rep from * 1 more times, hdc in the next 17 sts, **hdc in ch1, hdc in next dc, rep from ** 2 more times, hdc in next 24 dc, do not join. (52 hdc)

Rnd 19: hdc in in beg ch2 and each stitch continuously around for 5 rows.

Rnd 20: *hdc in 8 sts, hdc-dec, rep from * 4 more times, hdc in last 2 sts. (47 hdc)

Rnd 21: *hdc in 3 sts, hdc-dec, rep from * 8 more times, hdc in last 2 sts. (38 hdc)

Rnd 22: hdc in each st around, fasten off, invisible join. (38 hdc)

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Inspired Trash Can - Dearest Debi Patterns

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Lid..

Using silver start with a magic ring, ch 1, hdc 8 times in ring, tighten ring. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: *hdc once, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3, rep from * around. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, , rep from * around. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: sc in each st around. (48 sc)

Rnd 8: for this round only work in back loops only, hdc in each st around. (48 hdc)

Rnd 9:  (fpdc in st, hdc in next st) 2 times, *fpdc, ch 1, sk next hdc, (fpdc, hdc in next) 5 times, rep from * 2 times, fpdc, ch 1, sk next hdc, (fpdc, hdc in next) 3 times, fasten off, invisible join. (48 sts) (You should have 4 button holes)

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Lid Handle..

I worked in the back hump/ridge of the chain, if you need to know how check out this tutorial HERE.

Ch 19, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, fasten off.

Attach handle to lid lined up with one set of button holes on your lid.

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Eyes..

**Make 2** Using white yarn..

Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch, working along other side of ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch (will have the beg ch as well), do not join. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in beg sc, sc in next, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, do not join. (14 sc)

Rnd 3: sc in each sc around, fasten off, invisible join. (14 sc)

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Pupils..

**Make 2** Using black yarn..

Starting with a magic ring, ch1, sc 6 times in the ring, fasten off, invisible join. (6 sc)

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Eye brows..

Using brown yarn..

Ch 25, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 9 ch, 2 hdc in next 2 ch, hdc in last 11 ch, fasten off, weave in ends.

Sew pupils to eyes then onto Oscars head, then sew on the eyebrows so that they are shaped around the eyes.

Crochet Oscar the Grouch Mouth..

I used some black worsted weight yarn and sewed on the mouth, it does not need to be straight as oscars mouth when closed is sort of uneven.

Oscar the Grouch Trash Can

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