Crochet Gnome Pattern

Recently I have been crocheting gnomes again – I made three a couple of years ago but could not remember how I did it!!

first ever gnome!!
first ever gnome!!

This time I have actually written down what I did whoop!

You will need…

yarn for body (i used red heart lisa)

yarn for hat (again I used red heart lisa)

Yarn for nose ( any light beige dk yarn will do)

Yarn for beard ( I used stylecraft white for two of the gnomes and red heart lisa in grey for the third)

Yarn needle

size 3.5 and 4.5 crochet hooks

some stuffing

scissors

some sort of stitch marker

Optional – slicker brush or unused toothbrush

Abbreviations:

sc = single crochet

ss = slip stitch

blo = back loops only

Body

body is worked in continuous rounds

with 3.5 hook

sc 6 times into magic circle (6)

sc twice in each stitch around  (12)

sc in next, sc twice in next – repeat around (18)

sc in next 2 stitches, sc twice in next – repeat around (24)

sc in next 3 stitches, sc twice in next – repeat around (30)

sc in next 4 stitches, sc twice in next – repeat around (36)

sc in next 5 stitches, sc twice in next – repeat around (42)

In back loops only sc around (42)

In both loops sc around until you reach the desired height (i did about 12 rounds for the red gnome)

sc decrease over next 2 stitches, sc in next 5 – repeat around (36)

sc around (36)

sc decrease over next 2 stitches, sc in next 4 – repeat around (30)

sc around (30)

sc decrease over next 2 stitches, sc in next 3 – repeat around (24)

sc around (24)

sc decrease over next 2 stitches, sc in next 2 – repeat around (18)

sc decrease over next 2 stitches, sc in next – repeat around (12)

I like to turn my work the right way round at this point and firmly stuff

once stuffed sc decrease 6 times (6) ss in next and sew round to close. Weave in end securely

Hat

worked in continuous rounds

with 4.5 hook

6 sc into magic circle (6)

sc around (6)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (8)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (10)

sc around (10)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (12)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (14)

sc around (14)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (16)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (18)

sc around (18)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (20)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (22)

sc around (22)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (24)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (26)

sc around (26)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (28)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (30)

sc around (30)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (32)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (34)

sc around (34)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (36)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (38)

sc around (38)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (40)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (42)

sc around (42)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (44)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (46)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (48)

randomly sc increase twice in this row – sc in each of the other stitches (50)

check hat fits loosely over the body – you want it to sit roughly where you began decreasing the body – if it does not carry on increasing until it does

if it does

sc around for three rows

ss, leave at least 25cm of yarn for attaching to body

nose

worked in continuous rounds

with 3.5 hook

sc 6 into magic circle (6)

sc twice in each stitch around (12)

sc around (12)

sc around (12)

ss and break yarn leaving tail for attaching to body

assembly…

lightly stuff then sew the nose to the body I tend to sew mine so that the bottom sits on the first decrease row of the body

Cut lengths of the beard yarn approx 6 inches

using your 3.5 hook

taking two strands of the yarn, fold in half to create a ‘loop’, with your hook pull that loop through one of the stitches at the base of your nose, pull the other end of the yarn through the loop and ‘knot’ the yarn by pulling tightly.

I tend to start at the top of the nose in the middle and work my way down one side and then do the same the other side in order to create a moustache and keep the beard ‘balanced’

trim the beard into a shape and length that you prefer

To add the hat you will want to turn the last few rows upwards to create a ‘brim’. Sit the hat on the body so that the brim sits snug over the top of the nose, curl the ‘brim’ down and sew around securely along the last of your increase rows making sure to add a couple of stitches either side of the nose. Curl the brim back up and ‘squish’ the hat down a little to give it a ‘crooked’ look.

Optional – brush out the beard with a slicker brush (I used a toothbrush – it took ages!)

You can modify how tall your gnomes are by adding or removing the number of sc around rows you add to the body. You can make them skinnier or fatter by adding increase rows to the body – but will need to also increase the number of increase rows for the hat.

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