Amigurumi Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

This amigurumi gnome free crochet pattern was designed as my spring amigurumi pattern for my grandmother. I live 1500 miles away from my grandmother and every few months I like to send her a little crocheted figure to keep her company.

I used to spend countless hours working with my grandmother, sewing quilts, dresses, and outfits. We made the fraternity robes for my cousin. There were a lot of good memories, but now being so far away, I need a way to show her I love her and to keep her company.

So my little amigurumi critters are sent with my love to sit on her shelves, side tables, and fireplace mantle. A little piece of my heart goes with each one to her.

I have made so many items for her, snowmen, penguins, monkeys, and she puts them out on her shelf during the right seasons. Just a while ago she listed out everything I had made her and I found she did not have very much to put out during spring.

Crochet a cute amigurumi gnome with this free crochet pattern. The garden gnome is a perfect spring project and works up quick. Using only basic stitches this garden gnome is an easy project. Crochet one to watch over your garden. #crochetgnome #amigurumicrochet #springcrochet

I fell in love with the Scandinavian Santa Gnome and wanted to create a fun garden gnome version. So this is my take of the Scandinavian Amigurumi Gnome for the Spring.

But I could not stop there. This little Gnome needed a loving wife that could boss him around. I am not sure why I think she looks bossy, she just does to me. 

For the yarn for this project, I used a variety of Red Heart Super Saver Worsted weight yarn and some Big Twist Value yarn that I already had on hand. 

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Holiday Gnomes

Check out some of the other gnomes I have created. I decided to create a gnome for every holiday. So far I have created the Leprechaun Gnome, Easter Bunny Gnome, and Cinco De Mayo Gnome!

 Amigurumi Gnome Materials

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Materials

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All yarn quantities are overestimations and amounts for both gnomes.

52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Turquoise
6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff
52 yds of Big Twist Value Soft Grey
52 yds of Big Twist Value Lilac
52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Spring Green
6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Perfect Pink
6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Bright Yellow
6 yds of RED HEART Super Saver Yarn, White
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
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Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
MC – Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc2Tog – Single Crochet Two Together
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet

Gauge and Size

5 Sc = 1 inch

6 Rows of Sc = 1 inch

Final gnomes are 7.5 inches tall. 

Special Stitches

SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (3 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the first loop through all the loops on the hook. Your decrease is complete.

Helpful Video Tutorials

I have completed video series that will walk you through how to crochet the basic gnome from start to finish.

Episode 1: Gnome Body (Plus Amigurumi Basics)
Episode 2: Nose, Arms, Feet
Episode 3: Beard and Braids
Episode 4: Gnome Hat
Episode 5: Assembling your Gnome

Other Helpful Videos
Easy way to make a Magic Circle
How to Change Colors in Crochet

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Amigurumi Gnome Pattern

Notes:

  • The pattern will be worked in a continuous round.
  • The pattern is in US terms.

Body

With Body Color

R1: Work 6 Sc in a MC. (6)

R2: *2Sc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

R3: *Sc in the next St, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

R4: *Sc in the next 2 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

R5: *Sc in the next 3 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

R6: *Sc in the next 4 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

R7: *Sc in the next 5 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

R8: *Sc in the next 6 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

R9-20: Sc in the next Sts. (48)

R21: *Sc in the next 6 Sts, Sc2Tog,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

R22: *Sc in the next 5 Sts, Sc2Tog,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Fasten off.

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Hat

With Hat Color

R1: Work 3 Sc in a MC. (3)

R2: *2Sc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (6)

R3: Sc in the next 6 Sts. (6)

R4: *Sc in the next St, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (9)

R5: Sc in the next 9 Sts. (9)

R6: *Sc in the next 2 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (12)

R7: Sc in the next 12 Sts. (12)

R8: *Sc in the next 3 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (15)

R9: Sc in the next 15 Sts. (15)

R10: *Sc in the next 4 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (18)

R11: Sc in the next 18 Sts. (18)

R12: *Sc in the next 5 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (21)

R13: Sc in the next 21 Sts. (21)

R14: *Sc in the next 6 StS, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (24)

R15: Sc in the next 24 Sts. (24)

R16: *Sc in the next 7 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (27)

R17: Sc in the next 27 Sts. (27)

R18: *Sc in the next 8 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (30)

R19: Sc in the next 30 Sts. (30)

R20: *Sc in the next 9 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (33)

R21: Sc in the next 33 Sts. (33)

R22: *Sc in the next 10 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (36)

R23: Sc in the next 36 Sts. (36)

R24: *Sc in the next 11 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (39)

R25: Sc in the next 39 Sts. (39)

R26: *Sc in the next 12 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (42)

R27: Sc in the next 42 Sts. (42)

R28: *Sc in the next 13 St, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (45)

R29: Sc in the next 45 Sts. (45)

R30: *Sc in the next 14 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (48)

R31:  Sc in the next 48 Sts. (48)

R32: *Sc in the next 15 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (51)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the hat to the body. Attach all the other pieces first, stuff the hat and body, then sew the hat to the body.

Arms (Make 2)

With Skin Color

R1: Work 6 Sc in a MC. (6)

R2: Sc in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Body Color

R3-8: Sc in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Fasten off leaving a 10 inch tail to sew the arm to the body.

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Feet (Make 2)

With Body Color

R1: Work 6 Sc in a MC. (6)

R2: *2Sc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

R3-5: Sc in the next 12 Sts. (12)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Lightly stuff the feet and sew them to the front of the gnome body. 

Nose

With Skin Color

R1: Work 6 Sc in a MC. (6)

R2-3: Sc in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Fasten off leaving a 10 inch tail to sew the nose to the body.

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Amigurumi Gnome Beard

Ch12

R1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across. Fasten off. (11)

Cut 24  eight inch strands of yarn for the beard. Group three strands together and attach them to the 7 center single crochet like you would add fringe to a scarf. Then take the remaining 3 strands and add them as fringe to the other side of the center 3 Sc. This will give us our strands for our mustache. (See Photo Below)

Before stuffing your gnome, sew your beard on to you gnome in a U shape. Make sure to leave room for the nose and keep the ends close to the edge of the top of the body to be able o hide them with the hat.

If you choose, braid your mustache and secure with a small piece of yarn.

Give your beard a little trim to shape and lightly mist it with some water, style the beard and let it dry that way to better hold that shape.

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Mushroom Spots for the Hat (Make as many as you like)

Large Spot

R1: Work 9 Hdc into a MC, Slst to the first HDC. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the hat.

Small Spot

R1: Work 6 Sc into a MC, Slst to the first Sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the hat.

Apron

Ch82 Fasten off

R1: Find the center 8 Ch. Slst to the Ch and Sc in the next 8 Ch.

R2-4: Ch1, turn, Sc in the next 8 sts. (8)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

Sew the front of the apron in place before stuffing the gnome, and make a bow in the back of the gnome with the long chains.

Braids (Make 2)

Ch7

R1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across. Fasten off. (6) 

Cut 12 10 inch strands of yellow yarn for the two braids. Attach one strand of yarn to each Single Crochet like you would attach fringe to a scarf.

Braid the strands together slightly pulling to one side, use a piece of yarn to secure the braid and trim the ends.

Sew the braids onto the body of the gnome before stuffing the gnome. 

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Flowers (Make 2)

Note: Work the into row into a Magic Circle.

R1: Working into a MC, *Slst, Ch1, Dc, Ch1* Repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. Slst. Fasten off, pull the MC close to create a flower.

For the flower center, take a piece of yellow yarn about 6 inches long, make a knot in the center of the yarn and make 3 more knots directly over the first knot to make it larger. Weave both of the ends of the yarn through the flower so the knot will sit in the center of the flower. Secure and sew the flower to the hat.

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Now your little Amigurumi Gnome Couple is complete and ready to be displayed. 

Leprechaun Gnome Hat

Using Green,
Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle.

Row 1: *Work 2 SC into the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Row 2: *Sc into next ST, Work 2 SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 3: *Sc into next 2 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 4: *Sc into next 3 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 5: *Sc into next 4 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 6: SC in Back loops only of the next 36 STS.

Row 7-13: SC in next 36 STs.

Change color to Yellow.

Row 14-16: SC in next 36 STs.

Change color to Green.

Row 17: *Sc into next 5 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 18: *Sc into next 6 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

Row 19: *Sc into next 7 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (54)

Row 20: *Sc into next 8 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (60)

Row 21: SLST to the next 2 STS. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Four Leaf Clover

We will be using a brighter green. The clover is worked into a Magic Circle and only consists of one row.

Row 1: Working into a Magic Circle, *SC, CH2, DC, CH2* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times.

This creates your four leaves.

To Create a stem, CH4, SLST into the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 2 CH. SLST to the first single crochet. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Pull your Magic Circle closed and use the long yarn end to sew to the hat.

Place the hat on your gnomes head (it should be the last thing you attach) and carefully sew it in place. Your Leprechaun gnome is complete.

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23 thoughts on “Amigurumi Gnome Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. This is so adorable! Thank you for all your great work of art. You put a lot of hard work in all that you create. Thank you again! Amanda

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  2. That’s so cute ! Made some for xmas but my mother will love this one for spring’s coming😊 thank you son Michel for sharing patterns .

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  3. Darling! I just made you bunny ears headband and will try to find out how to send you a picture. I an so excited to give it away to a precious baby,

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  4. Very touching story about you and your grandmother. Darling gnome. Will get ad-free pattern through Ravelry. I was wondering what is the approximate height of the gnome.
    Thanks very much.

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    • Thank you. I made a mistake once. I did not send little gifts to my mom like this, and when she passed away I found out how much she adored what I made her. Now I am making this a priority. Crochet is a wonderful way to show someone you love them.

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  5. I fell in love with the bossy lady gnome from your post.
    I need a bit of help. For Row 10 of the hat, when I do the 2nd and 3rd rounds, the stitch count doesn’t add up. Should I just do sc in the last few stitches (instead of making sure it’s sc in next 4 st and 2sc in the next)? Or is it sc all around?
    Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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    • Row 10 should be *Sc in the next 4 sts, 2 SC in the next stitch* Repeat this a total of 3 times. That is 4+2 for each repeat, times 3 to get 18 stitches. Then Row 11 you will SC in each stitch around. Can you tell me how many stitches you have left over? This will help me determine where the stitch count is being thrown off.

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  6. Is there any way to reduce the height of the doll by reducing the number of stitches? This is such a cute pattern, but 7.5 inches is a bit too tall for what I need the gnome for 🙁

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    • You would need to reduce the number of rows worked to reduce the height, but then your gnome will be the same width he/she would just be shorter. How much shorter are you trying to make the gnome?

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  7. Did I miss the part about putting all the pieces together or am I stupid? lol – I made all the pieces and can’t figure out how it all comes together – help! Lol

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    • Sew the beard into the front of the gnome, the arms on the side and the feet in the front like he is sitting down. Then sew the hat right on top to cover up the top of the beard.

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