Let’s talk about all the cuteness you can make in minutes with this free crochet gnome pattern. An easy mini gnome you can make in just a few minutes with a few basic stitches!
Free Crochet Gnome Pattern
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have an admitted gnome obsession. If there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s that, if there’s a gnome to be made, I’ll figure out how to make it. Seriously, nothing is going to stop me making a gnome, no matter how difficult. I’m a gnome-gineer. Or is that gnome-ologist? Whatever. And the latest experiment? Making my own crochet gnome pattern.
And can I just say–this easy gnome crochet pattern is insane. One piece, which is nice, fun to make and basically just the bee’s knees of a simple crochet pattern that turns into this adorable gnome in just a few minutes. If you’re ready to crochet a gnome, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Free Gnome Crochet Pattern
- Ok. So…full confession, the yarn I used, Yarn Bee Goodness Grapefruit set of mini-skeins is out of stock. But, you can use any fingering or fine weight yarn to make this little mini-gnome. And if you want a set of mini-skeins like I used, there are a lot out there, like this set that has some great color combination options. Plus, who wants the exact gnome I have?! Wouldn’t you want a unique on just for you?!
- Make sure you have one of the teeny-tiny size E crochet hook like this one. You are not going to find that size in a normal set of hooks that you might have lying around. Trust me, this one is in the “tiny size hooks” sets only.
- Get ready to have some fun. Seriously, making this gnome is so fun and just a little silly. They’re really basic, normal beginner stitches for the most part, but there are fun things like making the brim and the beard that are totally unique.
How Do I Make this Free Crochet Gnome Pattern?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Yarn Bee Goodness Grapefruit Set, Dark Blue (Color A), Light Blue (Color B), Peach (Color C) and White Skeins (Color D)
- Scrap felt pieces for stuffing
- E/4 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Body: With A, Ch 6, sl st to make loop and pul gently to tighten snugly.
- RND 1: Ch 1, sc in loop 10 times, sl st to join.
- RND 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc twice, sl st to join. (20 stitches)
- RND 3-RND 4: Repeat RND 2
- RND 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st, sl st to join.
- RND 6 to RND 7: Repeat RND 5
- RND 8: Ch 1 [Reduce: (insert hook, yarn over, pull through, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook), sc in next five stitches] repeat to end of round, sl st to join.
- RND 9 to RND 16: Repeat RND 8, change to Color B.
- RND 17: With B, ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to join.
- RND 18 to RND 20: Repeat RND 17, change to Color C. Stuff the bottom portion of your gnome with scrap felt pieces.
- RND 21: With C, ch 1, [Reduce: (insert hook, yarn over, pull through, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook), sc in next three stitches] repeat to end of round, sl st to join.
- RND 22 to RND 23: Repeat RND 21.
- RND 24: Sc in each st, sl st to join. (6 stitches)
- RND 25 to RND 31: Repeat RND 24. Stuff more felt into the hat as best you can. I recommend overstuffing a little so you can work some of it up into the hat tip.
- RND 32: Sc, [Reduce: (insert hook, yarn over, pull through, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook)], sc in next st, [Reduce], sc in next st, [Reduce], sl st to join.
- RND 33: Sc, [Reduce: (insert hook, yarn over, pull through, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook), sc, sl st to join. Tie off. Weave in ends.
- Nose: With Color B, ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc, sc, sl st to join. Sc in round 8 times. Sc in round 16 times. Tighten, turn sideways and stitch onto front of gnome.
- Hat Brim: With Color C, sl st to join at join line of Color B and C on Body. Sc through the gnome body, following the join line of Color B and C on Body, sl st to join. [Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join.] Repeat [ to ] 4 times. Tie off. Weave in ends.
- Beard: With Color D, wrap 10 loops of yarn around four of your fingers, cut free of the yarn skein. Pull hook through the gnome body where you want the beard to start, pull one side of the looped threads through the body with the hook. Slide the other end of the looped threads through the looped threads that are threaded through the body. Pull tight. Repeat with 6 to 8 sets of looped threads. Trim bottom loops open. Comb.
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More Gnome Patterns You Might Like
- Cozy Gnome Pattern – If you sew, you’re going to love this easy gnome pattern. It’s simple, fast and super cuddly. Basically a gnome with squish.
- The Best No-Sew Gnome Pattern – So quick to come together, this no-sew gnome pattern makes a little gnome with a cute tush and a “face” everyone will love!
- Elfin Gnome Pattern – The gnome pattern that inspired me to make my own patterns! It works up with a fun curled hat and cheeky brim…that’s the best part.
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