Crochet Ballerina Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

The Crochet Ballerina Gnome is a great little gnome addition to your collection. She (or he) also makes a wonderful gift. There are also instructions on how to make a male Ballet gnome.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Crochet Ballet Gnome pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauges, and sizing information.

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This Ballet gnome was so fun to design. It fits in just nicely with all the other hobbies and sports gnomes. You can check out other sports gnomes on the free gnomes patterns page.

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How to Customize your Crochet Ballet Gnome

This is your ballerina gnome so make her (or him) unique. Change the colors of her outfit. You can change her skin tone too and change the color of her hair. There are also instructions below to make a beard for a male gnome.

I like to use the Red Heart Super Saver colors Aran for fair skin, buff for medium skin tones, cafe latte for dark skin tones, and coffee for very dark skin tones.

The Premium Printable PDF Pattern (Coming Soon)

Below you will find the free crochet fishing gnome pattern with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a printout of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted large font PDF version of the pattern that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.

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Crochet Ballet Gnome

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Materials Needed

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1.6 oz or 84 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Light Pink
0.5 oz or 26 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Pink Petal
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart With Love Yarn, Ochre Brown
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin Tone)
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Light Jasmine (Purple)
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Hot Glue and Applicator
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)

Gauge and Size

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

Helpful Video Tutorials

I have completed a 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

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.

Crochet Ballerina Gnome

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.
– The main difference between the male and female gnome is that the male gnome has a beard and the female gnome has pigtails. It is up to you if you want to put a tutu on your male gnome. I personally think it would be very cute.

Ballerina Gnome Body

With Light Pink Color.

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)

Rows 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.

Ballerina Gnome Hat

With Light Pink.

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: SC in the next 51 Sts. (51)

Row 34: SLST to the next ST. SLST to the following ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Use some purple yarn (or another team color) to embroider the school initials onto the hat.

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Ballet Slipper for Hat

Note: The slipper is worked in a single row.

With Purple.

CH 9

Row 1: Work 3 DC into the third CH from the hook. Work a DC into the next 2 CH. Work a HDC into the next 2 CH. Work 2 DC into the next CH. Work 2 DC into the next CH. CH2. SLST to the CH at the bottom of the last DC worked.

This applique is loosely in the shape of a ballet slipper. Feel free to block it or shape it more when you are sewing it onto the hat.

Arms (Make 2)

Skintone (buff)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Row 2-9: 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 Petal Pink (Medium Pink).

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. I did not use feet for the female gnome.

Ballet Tutu

CH49 with Purple.

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in the next 47 CH. SLST to first SC. (48)

Row 2: CH2, *Work 2 DC into the next, Work 3DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 24 times. SLST to first DC. (120)

Row 3: CH2, DC into the next 120 STs. SLST to first DC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Use the starting tail to close the bottom of the first row.

Gnome Nose

With Buff or a skin tone colored yarn.

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.

Ponytails (Make 2) (For Female Gnome)

CH7 with any hair color.

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. Use a few more strands of yarn to make a tie at the top and bottom of the hair strands as seen in the photo. Sew the ponytails onto the body of the gnome before stuffing the gnome.

Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

CH12 with Coffee (Dark Brown).

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 Above)

Before stuffing your gnome, sew your beard onto your 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 it 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.

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Crochet Ballerina 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. For girl gnome: Stuff gnome body. Place the tutu on the gnome’s body and sew it in place. Sew the feet on the front of the gnome. (Leave off the tutu for a male gnome unless you want him to have tutu.)
2. For girl gnome: Sew the nose in the center of the gnome and sew the braids on each side of the nose. For Male Gnome: Sew the beard onto the gnome. The beard will have the crocheted row shaped like a U. Style the beard and trim it. Sew the nose on top of the beard.
3. Sew both gnome arms onto the gnome.
4. Sew the ballet slipper applique onto the hat and embroider on the laces. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
5. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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