Mandrake (Harry Potter) Crochet Pattern

Hi everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a brand-new pattern with you, so today I’m sharing this adorable Mandrake crochet pattern with you! This is, of course, inspired by the Mandrakes from Harry Potter, but did you know that there is an actual plant called a Mandrake or Mandragora in real life too? I certainly didn’t. Anyway, I’m not sure you can make potions with these crocheted ones, but they sure are cute!

If you’re looking for more Harry Potter-inspired patterns, try these:

Golden Snitch Crochet Pattern

Hedwig Crochet Pattern

Pickett Crochet Pattern

Sorting Hat Crochet Pattern

Cute and slightly scary, like many things in Harry Potter.
A mandrake in its natural habitat.
Harvesting the mandrake.

Mandrake Crochet Pattern

Mandrake Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Tan worsted (4) weight yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable™ Solid Yarn in Soft Taupe)
  • Light green worsted (4) weight yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable™ Solid Yarn in Forest)
  • 3.50 mm crochet hook
  •  Yarn needle
  •  Stuffing
  • 2 safety eyes
  • A small, ceramic pot for decoration (optional)

Terms Needed: Sc = single crochet, Sc2tog = single crochet 2 together, ss = slip stitch, ch = chain, st = stitch, mc = magic circle, HDC = half double crochet, DC = double crochet

Mandrake Head + Body

Start with tan yarn.

Row 1: Sc 6 in mc. Ss. (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc 2 in each st around. Ss. (12 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc in next st) repeat to end of row. Ss. (18 sts)

Rows 4-7: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1. (Sc2tog, sc in next st) repeat to end of row. Ss. (12 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1. (Sc2tog, sc in next st) repeat to end of row. Ss. (8 sts)

Row 10: Ch 1. In back loops, (Sc 2 in st, sc in next st) repeat to end of row. Ss. (12 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) repeat to end of row. Ss. (16 sts)

Rows 12-14: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (16 sts)

Row 15: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc in next 7 sts) repeat to end of row. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 16: Ch 1. (Sc2tog, sc in next st) repeat to end of row. Ss. (12 sts)

Add the safety eyes between row 6 and 7, about 3 sts apart from each other. Stuff the mandrake.

Row 17: Ch 1. Sc2tog around the row. Ss. (6 sts)

Bind off.

To add the crease to the face, I simply reattached the yarn, ch 1, and added a few sc. The eyebrow creases were about 3 sc each and were placed directly above the eyes. The mouth crease was about 5 sc and is located approximately 3 rows below the eyes.

For the mandrake arms (make 2):

Start with tan yarn.

Row 1: Sc 3 in mc. Ss. (3 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc 2 in next st, sc in remaining sts of row. Ss. (4 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1. Sc 2 in next st, sc in remaining sts of row. Ss. (5 sts)

Rows 4-6: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (5 sts)

Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing.

For the mandrake legs (make 2):

Start with tan yarn.

Row 1: Sc 3 in mc. Ss. (3 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc 2 in next st, sc in remaining sts of row. Ss. (4 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1. Sc 2 in next st, sc in remaining sts of row. Ss. (5 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1. Sc 2 in next st, sc in remaining sts of row. Ss. (6 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (6 sts)

Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing.

For the mandrake head pieces (make 2):

Start with tan yarn.

Row 1: Sc 3 in mc. Ss. (3 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (3 sts)

Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing.

For the mandrake leaves (make 2):

Start with light green yarn.

Row 1: Ch 5, turn. Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in first 2 chs, HDC in next ch, DC 2 in last ch.

Rotate the piece 180 degrees. Working in the back side or “free loops“ of the chs, Dc 2 in first loop, Hdc in next loop, sc in last 2 loops. Ss to first st of row.

Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing.

For assembly:

Sew the arms and legs to the body. I did not find the need to stuff these, but you can if you want. Next, sew the leaves to the head pieces. Finally, sew the finished leaf + head piece combos to the top of the head. To make the arms and legs look more like roots, I simply tied a few scrap pieces of yarn through the starting mc of each (like how you would add a tassel) and then cut them so that they looked uneven and more natural. Make sure to weave in any remaining ends (except the pieces on the arms and legs).

Hope you enjoyed this Mandrake crochet pattern and happy crocheting!

Gillian

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