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Crochet Baby Gnome Free Pattern

There is a gnome pattern for every occasion and this crochet baby gnome will make a wonderful gift at a baby shower. Use yellow and green yarn for a gender-neutral gift or the traditional pink and blue to indicate gender.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet baby gnome. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Ad-Free Large Print PDF Pattern or get the pattern with the Special Events Gnome Bundle.

Making the Crochet Baby Gnome

I will confess that this gnome has a lot of little pieces. But the charm is in the details for the crochet baby gnome. Every baby needs a rattle, diaper, and pacifier. All the little parts work up quickly.

We will be crocheting a naked baby gnome and then wrapping him (or her) up in a diaper. I wanted the baby to look like it still needs to grow into their hat so we will add some gathers to the front of the hat to add that oversize charm.

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

How to Customize your Gnome

This crochet gnome pattern can be customized in a variety of ways. I choose not to add hair to this gnome but I will provide instructions below for a beard or braids in case you want to add them.

Change the hat and diaper colors to any color you like. You can change the gnome’s skin color and hair color as well. I like to use Red Heart Super Saver Aran, Buff, Cafe Latte, and Coffee for skin tones.

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

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Crochet Baby Gnome

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Materials Needed

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80 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Buff
42 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Turqua
32 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Flamingo
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
SLST – Slip Stitch
SKST – Skip Stitch
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)

Gauge and Size

Gauge – 5SC x 6 Rows = 1 inch
Size – Final Gnome is about 7 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 Videos

Episode 1: Gnome Body (Plus Amigurumi Basics)
Episode 2: Nose, Arms, Feet
Episode 3: Beard and Braids
More helpful Videos
Easy way to make a Magic Circle
How to Change Colors in Crochet

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Crochet Baby Gnome Pattern

Notes:
-The pattern will be worked in a continuous round.
-The pattern is in US terms.
-Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rows.

Crochet Baby Gnome Body

Buff (Skin Tone)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

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

Row 3: *SC in the next ST, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 4: *SC in the next 2 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 5: *SC in the next 3 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 6: *SC in the next 4 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 7: *SC in the next 5 STs, 2Sc in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 8: *SC in the next 6 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

Row 9-20: SC in the next STs. (48)

Row 21: *SC in the next 6 STs, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 22: *SC in the next 5 STs, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 23: SLST to the next 2 STs.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Crochet Baby Gnome Hat

With Turqua (Teal).

Row 1: Work 3 SC in a Magic Circle. (3)

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

Row 3: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Row 4: *SC in the next St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (9)

Row 5: SC in the next 9 Sts. (9)

Row 6: *SC in the next 2 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (12)

Row 7: SC in the next 12 Sts. (12)

Row 8: *SC in the next 3 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (15)

Row 9: SC in the next 15 Sts. (15)

Row 10: *SC in the next 4 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (18)

Row 11: SC in the next 18 Sts. (18)

Row 12: *SC in the next 5 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (21)

Row 13: SC in the next 21 Sts. (21)

Row 14: *SC in the next 6 StS, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (24)

Row 15: SC in the next 24 Sts. (24)

Row 16: *SC in the next 7 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (27)

Row 17: SC in the next 27 Sts. (27)

Row 18: *SC in the next 8 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (30)

Row 19: SC in the next 30 Sts. (30)

Row 20: *SC in the next 9 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (33)

Row 21: SC in the next 33 Sts. (33)

Row 22: *SC in the next 10 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (36)

Row 23: SC in the next 36 Sts. (36)

Row 24: *SC in the next 11 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (39)

Row 25: SC in the next 39 Sts. (39)

Row 26: *SC in the next 12 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (42)

Row 27: SC in the next 42 Sts. (42)

Row 28: *SC in the next 13 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (45)

Row 29: SC in the next 45 Sts. (45)

Row 30: *SC in the next 14 Sts, 2Sc in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (48)

Row 31:  SC in the next 48 Sts. (48)

Row 32: *SC in the next 15 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (51)

Row 33-36: SC in the next 51 Sts. (51)

Row 37: SLST to the next 2 STs. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Gathering the Hat

To gather the bottom of the hat up we will run two gathering threads to gather it up.

Step 1: Run a gathering thread. Start on the inside of the hat and using a yarn needle thread the yarn between row 36 and 35. Skip two rows working your way up the hat and thread the yarn back inside the hat. Skip two rows again and thread to the outside of the hat, skip two rows and thread into the inside of the hat. (Pictured below)

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Step 2: Repeat step 1 but on the other side of the front of the hat. (Pictured below)

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Step 3: Pull both ends on one of the gathering strands and tightly knot them together. This will cause the hat to gather up and look scrunched. Repeat the process for the other side. (Pictured below)

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Clip the threads and the hat is ready for assembling the gnome.

Bow

CH6 with Flamingo (Pink)

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in next 4 CH.

Row 2-3: CH1, turn, SC in next 5 STs.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Take a long piece of yarn and scrunch down the very middle of the bow. Use the piece of yarn to wrap tightly around the center of the bow. Make a knot and weave in your ends.

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Pacifier

The pacifier is worked all as one row and all worked into a Magic Ring.

Row 1: Working into a Magic Ring, CH2, 3DC, CH2, SLST to the Magic Ring. CH2, 3DC, CH2, SLST to the Magic Ring.

Fasten off and pull the ring close. Weave in your ends.

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

With White, CH5 and fasten off leaving a long end on both sides of the chain. Using a yarn needle thread both yarn ends through the center of the magic ring. Then use these yarn ends to sew the pacifier onto the gnome body below the nose.

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Arms (Make 2)

With Buff

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Row 2-8: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

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

Feet (Make 2)

With Buff

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

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

Row 3-5: 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. 

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Nose and Rattle

With Skin Color

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Row 2-3: SC in the next 6 STs. (6)

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

Make a second nose pattern with Turqua (teal) to use for the rattle. You will glue the teal nose on to the top of a 1 inch long piece of 1/4 inch dowel rod.

Crochet Baby Gnome Diaper

The Diaper is worked flat. We will work one side of the diaper, fasten off then work on the other side of the starting chain.

CH 7 with White.

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next 4 CH, Work 2 SC in the last CH. (7)

Row 2: CH1, turn, SC in first 6 STs, Work 2 SC into last ST. (8)

Row 3: CH1, turn, SC in first 7 STs, Work 2 SC into last ST. (9)

Row 4: CH1, turn, SC in first 8 STs, Work 2 SC into last ST. (10)

Row 5: CH1, turn, SC in first 9 STs, Work 2 SC into last ST. (11)

Row 6-10: CH1, turn, SC into 11 STs. (11)

Row 11: CH1, turn, SC in first 10 STs, Work 2 SC into last ST. (12)

Row 12: CH1, turn, SC in first 11 STs, Work 2 SC into last ST. (13)

Row 13: CH1, turn, SC in first 12 STs, Work 2 SC into last ST. (14)

Row 14: CH1, turn, SC in first 13 STs, Work 2 SC into last ST. (15)

Row 15: CH1, turn, Work 3SC into the first ST, SC into next 13 STs, Work 3SC into last ST. (19)

Row 16: CH1, turn, Work 3SC into the first ST, SC into next 17 STs, Work 3SC into last ST. (23)

Row 17: CH1, turn, Work 3SC into the first ST, SC into next 21 STs, Work 3SC into last ST. (27)

Row 18: CH1, turn, Work 3SC into the first ST, SC into next 25 STs, Work 3SC into last ST. (31)

Row 19: CH1, turn, Work 3SC into the first ST, SC into next 29 STs, Work 3SC into last ST. (35)

Row 20: CH1, turn, Work 3SC into the first ST, SC into next 33 STs, Work 3SC into last ST. (39)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Now we will move back to our starting chain and work into the other side of the chain.

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Row 21: SLST to the first CH made on your starting CH, CH1, Work 2SC into the first CH, SC into next 4 CH, Work 2SC into last CH. (8)

Row 22: CH1, turn, Work 2SC into the first ST, SC into next 6 ST, Work 2SC into last ST. (10)

Row 23: CH1, turn, Work 2SC into the first ST, SC into next 8 ST, Work 2SC into last ST. (12)

Row 24: CH1, turn, Work 2SC into the first ST, SC into next 10 ST, Work 2SC into last ST. (14)

Row 25: CH1, turn, Work 2SC into the first ST, SC into next 12 ST, Work 2SC into last ST. (16)

Row 26: CH1, turn, Work 2SC into the first ST, SC into next 14 ST, Work 2SC into last ST. (18)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Fold your diaper up and sew the points together so that they are barely overlapping.

Crochet a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome will make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or expecting mother.

Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

I did not give my baby a beard but I wanted you to have the pattern in case you would like to.

CH12 with Dusty Grey.

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from hook and each CH across. Fasten off. (11)

Cut 21  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. (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 to hide them with the hat.

If you choose, braid your beard 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 hold that shape.

If you wish, you can untwist the yarn in the beard to have more hair-like strands.

Braids (Make 2) (For Female Gnome)

I did not give my baby braids but I wanted you to have the pattern in case you would like to.

CH7 with Gold

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across. Fasten off. (6)

Cut 12 10 inch strands of gold yarn for the two braids. Attach one strand of yarn to each Single Crochet like you would attach fringe to a scarf. Grab 3 groups of four strands and braid the hair together. Use a piece of yarn to secure the braids at the bottom. Sew the braids onto the body of the gnome before stuffing the gnome.

Crochet Baby Gnome Assembly Instructions

You can use a yarn needle and yarn to sew each piece together in the order listed below or you can hot glue the pieces together (this is what I did) if they are not going to be played with by kids.

1. Sew the points of the diaper together so they are barely overlapping.
2. Place the gnome body into the diaper and stuff.
3. Stuff and sew the feet onto the gnome.
4. Sew the nose onto the gnome and the pacifier directly under it. (If you are adding the beard then sew the beard on before the nose with the crocheted row in the shape of a ‘U’.
5. Sew the arms onto the gnome and glue the rattle to the gnome hand. (If you are adding braids, sew them on directly over the arms.
6. (Optional) Sew the bow onto the hat.
7. Gather the bottom of the hat, stuff the hat, and sew to the gnome’s body.
8. Enjoy your gnome!

I truly hope you enjoyed the crochet baby gnome pattern and will check back for more fun crochet gnome patterns.

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