Make this fun, big belly Christmas gnome with arms using the Chonky gnome pattern and full tutorial. You can pose the arms and change up the hats to get exactly the look you want for a cozy Christmas gnome.
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Make an Heirloom Christmas Gnome
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I keep challenging myself to come up with new designs and fresh looks. The gnome trend has been going strong in decor and crafts for years now and I want to keep pushing myself.
I designed this gnome pattern over the course of a year, taking time to include SO many extras. This pattern includes two body sizes AND two body styles, 3 slouchy hats, 2 other gnome hats, 2 mitten sizes, 2 apron styles, and more. A lot, right? Let’s get started.
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Tips for Making a Large Gnome with Arms
Friends, this guy may only be 12-14 inches tall, but he’s hefty! This big belly cutie’s construction tips are below.
- Get the Chonky gnome pattern here. Cut out the body, base, arms, and mittens (there are two, I used the larger ones).
- Decide which of the three slouchy hat sizes you like best. He’s shown here with the over-sized slouchy hat.
- Fleece is the optimal fabric if you’re a beginner, as this guy gets STUFFED very, very well Poly-Fill and a good bit of weight with the Poly-Beads.
- Be sure to figure out what you’d like your gnome to hold. For this large chef gnome, I put a mini book in one and a rolling pin made from clay in the other. For this guy, I used a teddy bear for an 18″ doll.
- Definitely get the 14 gauge wire for the posable arms. Doing so will allow your handmade gnome to hold any manner of items you buy or make. Wouldn’t this guy be cute delivered with an ornament for the holidays?
Christmas Gnome Pattern and Instructions
To learn the overall steps for this Christmas gnome, read on below. If you’d like a more detailed tutorial, get the Chonky gnome pattern here and follow along with the full large Christmas gnome video tutorial on YouTube here.
More Holiday Gnomes with Arms You Might Like
- Nordic No-Sew Christmas Gnome Pattern – These Nordic cuties are made with a glue gun and just a few minutes of your time.
- Scandinavian Sweetie Christmas Gnome – This gnome is made using a hot glue gun or a sewing machine; the pattern is SO versatile.
- One-Sock Holiday Gnome – If you’re short on time, grab a single sock to make this stand-out cutie.
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