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Free Crochet Gnome Pattern for Christmas

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Looking for a Free Crochet Gnome Pattern? Use this one to make a Crochet DIY Christmas Gnome for any season or holiday! I made my Crochet Christmas Gnome using classic Christmas colors and I love how he came out! What I love about this pattern is you can use any weight yarn, just be sure to use a hook that give you a tight gauge. My testers used a range of sizes from fingering to bulky and they all came out beautiful but different sizes! This Christmas Gnome Decor Pattern has a full photo tutorial to help you assemble your Holiday Gnome! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet pattern in this blog post or click the button below for an affordable pdf!

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Crochet Gnome Holiday Decor Inspo.

Design Story and Inspiration

I love gnomes. My love of gnomes started a few years ago when it dawned on me that the only thing I collect is yarn. That’s not a bad thing but its not the sort of collection that you can pass down to kids or grandkids, like the person that collects snow globes. I say that because snow globes was what I thought I could collect…it seems like you can find them everywhere and for any occasion. I thought that would be something neat to collect and over the years have them around the house and they would all have a story. Until I brought home my first one and Jack just HAD to hold it and dropped it. Let me tell you, I was vacuuming up glitter for weeks and what seems like a little water really soaked my rug. So, after that, I decided snow globes were too fragile for children.

Fast foward a few months and I am walking around in TJ Maxx when I realize that they had Easter Gomes…I thought back and remembered they had Christmas Gnomes, Thanksgiving Gnomes, Halloween Gnomes and wondered why when I was hunting down snow globes I never thought that the Gnomes could be the thing I collect! So, now, I collect gnomes…the funny thing is gnomes freak me out, but I absolutely adore them too. Strange I know. I have been wanting to design a crochet gnome for a while now to combine my love of yarn and gnomes and now he’s finally done! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet gnome pattern in this blog post!

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Size

One Size – 16” tall from base to tip of hat x 17” diameter at widest point on body, using specified hook and yarn.
You can easily make other sizes by using a different yarn weight and choosing the appropriate hook to have a tight gauge. You gauge should be tight enough to give some stability to the stitches and so that the poly fill is not seen.

Materials

  • 4.50 mm hook
  • #4 Light Worsted Weight 
  • 3.4 oz / 115 yds Color A – Multi-color
  • 1.7 oz / 90 yds Color B – White
  • 1.4 oz / 75 yds Color C – Green
  • 0.1 ox / 6 yds Nose – Red
  • 3 oz Poly Fill
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors 
  • Stitch Marker

Gauge

First 8 Rounds should measure 4” across. Gauge should be tight enough that when stuffed no holes are seen so that poly fill cannot come out of your gnome. If you are using a different weight yarn be sure to make a test swatch and see if the stitches are tight enough that there are minimal holes so that the poly fill does not show.

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch
  • Slip Stitch – sl st 
  • Stitch(es) – st(s)
  • Single Crochet – sc
  • Single Crochet Two Together – sc2tog
  • Back Loops Only – blog
  • Stitch Marker – SM

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 does note count as a stitch.
  • ”sc 1″ means to single crochet in the next stitch. 
  • ”sc 2″ means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches. 
  • “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st to create an increase.
  • Use photos for clarity.
  • Gnome is worked in one piece, do not finish off unless noted.
  • Rounds 1 to 9 are sl st to join and then pattern switches to continuous rounds on Row 10 to hide a seam, reminder note is included in the pattern.
  • Skill Level : Intermediate
Holiday Gnome close up photo.

DIY Crochet Christmas Gnome Pattern Begins

Round 1 – Color A – Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd chain from hook, sl st to first st, ch 1. [6 sts]
Round 2 – 2 sc in each st, sl st to first st, ch 1. [12 sts]
Round 3 – *Sc 1, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to first st, ch 1. [18 sts]
Round 4 – *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to first st, ch 1. [24 sts]
Round 5 – *Sc 3, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to first st, ch 1. [30 sts]
Round 6 – *Sc 4, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to first st, ch 1. [36 sts]
Round 7 – *Sc 5, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to first st, ch 1. [42 sts]
Round 8 – *Sc 6, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to first st, ch 1. [48 sts]
Round 9 – *Sc 7, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end,sl st to first st, ch 1. [54 sts]
Round 10 – *Sc 8, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to first st. [60 sts]
Note: Begin working in continuous rounds and place a SM in the first stitch of each round, moving it up as you go.
Round 11 – 27 – Sc in each stitch around. [60 sts per round]
Round 28 – *Sc 8, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [54 sts]
Rounds 29 – 30 – Sc in each stitch around. [54 sts per round]
Round 31 – *Sc 7, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [48 sts]
Rounds 32 – 33 – Sc in each stitch around. [48 sts per round]
Round 34 – *Sc 6, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [42 sts]
Rounds 35 – 39 – Sc in each stitch around. [42 sts per round]
Round 40 – 43 – Color B – Sc in each stitch around. [42 sts per round]
Round 44 – Sc blo. [42 sts]
Rounds 45 – 50  – Sc in each stitch around. [42 sts per round]
Rounds 51 – 53 – Color C – Sc in each stitch around. [42 sts per round]
Note: Do NOT fasten off and place a SM in the live loop so that no stitches are lost while creating the hat brim folds.

Nose

Round 1 – Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd chain from hook, sl st to first st, ch 1. [6 sts]
Round 2 – 2 sc in each st, sl st to first st, ch 1. [12 sts]
Rounds 3 – 4 – Sc in each stitch around, sl st to first st, ch 1, finish off on last round. [12sts per round]
Leave a long tail to seam your nose onto your gnome.
Note: When attaching your nose you may want to add some polyfill for more fullness. 

Creating Gnomes Double Brim, Nose and Beard

  1. After you have created Rounds 51 to 53 in Color C, fold Color B and C over Color A.
  2. You should see Color A and Color C at the top of your fold.
  3. Using a strand of Color B, sl st Color A and B  together 2 rows down from the fold.
  4. Finish off and weave in your sl st end.
  5. Fold Color B and C back up with Round 44 (sc blo) being the bottom of the brim.
  6. Using a strand of Color B, sl sl in the center of Color B to attach all 3 layers together.
  7. Finish off and weave in your sl st end, pause assembly, create nose, return to Step 8.
  8. Attach nose to the front of your gnome under the hat brim. (Instructions at end.)
  9. Cut approximately (60) 12” strands in Color B and begin attaching his beard. 
  10. Begin to stuff your Gnome and then continue to Round 54 Instructions below photos.

Note: While working rounds keep adding stuffing as desired. 
Note: Not all decrease rounds finish with a full decrease set.
Round 54 – *Sc 5, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [36 sts]
Rounds 55 – 57 – Sc in each stitch around. [36 sts per round]
Round 58 – *Sc 4, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [30 sts]
Rounds 59 – 60 – Sc in each stitch around. [30 sts per round]
Round 61 – *Sc 4, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [25 sts]
Rounds 62 – 63 – Sc in each stitch around. [25 sts per round]
Round 64 – *Sc 4, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [21 sts]
Rounds 65 – 66 – Sc in each stitch around. [21 sts per round]
Round 67 – *Sc 4, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [18 sts]
Rounds 68 – 69 – Sc in each stitch around. [18 sts per round]
Round 70 – *Sc 4, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [15 sts]
Rounds 71 – 72 – Sc in each stitch around. [15 sts per round]
Round 73 – *Sc 4, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [13 sts]
Rounds 74 – 75 – Sc in each stitch around. [13 sts per round]
Round 76 – *Sc 4, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [11 sts]
Rounds 77 – 78 – Sc in each stitch around. [11 sts per round]
Round 79 – *Sc 3, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [9 sts]
Round 80 – Sc in each stitch around. [9 sts]
Round 81 – *Sc 2, sc2tog , repeat from* to end, sl st to first st. [7 sts]
Round 82 – Sc in each stitch around. [7 sts]
Round 83 – *Sc 1, sc2tog , repeat from* to end. [5 sts]
Round 84 – 85 – Sc in each stitch around. [5sts per round]
Finish off or continue to desired length. 

Other Home Decor Projects

If you like my DIY Christmas Gnome check out some of my other crochet home decor patterns below. Just click the photo to be taken to that pattern!

Free Crochet Bunting Pattern
Free Crochet Bunting Pattern
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