Crochet Butterfly Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

The Crochet Butterfly Gnome is a great little gnome addition to your gnome collection. This free crochet pattern makes a wonderful little gnome. There are also instructions on how to make a female butterfly gnome.

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

crochet butterfly gnome

Crochet Butterfly Gnome For the Season

This year I am focusing on nature-inspired gnomes and the butterfly gnome seemed perfect for spring. Check out all the holiday, profession, and sports gnomes here.

crochet butterfly gnome

How to Customize your Crochet Butterfly Gnome

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

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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.

crochet gnome parts

The Premium Printable PDF Pattern

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Materials Needed

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0.71 oz or 37 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Heather Grey
0.36 oz or 19 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Charcoal
0.36 oz or 19 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Light Jasmine (Purple)
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Soft White
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, Black
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart With Love Yarn, Aubergine (Dark Purple)
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Flamingo
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Hot Glue and Applicator (Optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
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.

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Crochet Butterfly 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.

Butterfly Gnome Body

Color Notes: Rows 1 and 2 are worked in Heather grey. For Rows 3-23 alternate working 1 row of charcoal grey and one row of heather grey.

With Heather Gray (Medium Grey).

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)
Alternate Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (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 to smooth out the edge. Leave the rest of the row unworked.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

crochet gnome body

Butterfly Gnome Hat

With Heather Grey.

Row 1: Work 3 SC in a Magic Circle. (3)
Alternative Row 1:
CH2, Work 3 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (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)

Slip stitch to the next 2 stitches to smooth out the edge. Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

Flowers (Make 3)

Note: Work the row into a Magic Circle. Leave long yarn ends for knotting.

With Flamingo Pink.

Row 1: Working into a MC, SLST to Magic Circle, *Ch1, Dc, Ch1, SLST to Magic Circle* Repeat from *to* a total of 5 times.

Fasten off, and pull the MC close to create a flower.

Feed your yarn ends through the center of the flower. Grab the yarn end of the 3 flowers and knot them together to make a bouquet.

making the flower

Butterfly Wings (Make 2)

The wings are worked in rows that are tuned at the end of each row.

With Medium Purple CH4.

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

Row 2: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into the first ST, SC in the next 2 STs, Work 2 SC into the last ST.

Row 3: CH1, turn, SC into the first 5 STs, Work 2 SC into the last ST.

Row 4: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into the first ST, SC in the next 6 STs.

Row 5: CH1, turn, SC into the first 7 STs, Work 2 SC into the last ST.

Row 6: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into the first ST, SC into the next 6 STs, SC2TOG.

Row 7: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC into the next 6 STs, Work 2 SC into the last ST.

Row 8: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into the first ST, SC into the next 6 STs, SC2TOG.

Row 9: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC into the next 7 STs.

Row 10: CH1, turn, SC into the first 7 STs, Work 2 SC into the last ST.

Row 11: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into the first ST, SC into the ST 8 STs.

Row 12: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC into the next 7 STs, Wok 2 SC into the last ST.

Row 13: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into the first ST, SC into the next 7 STs, SC2TOG.

Row 14: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC into the next 7 STs, Wok 2 SC into the last ST.

Row 15: CH1, turn, SC into the first 8 STs, SC2TOG.

Row 16: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC into the last 7 STs.

Row 17: CH1, turn, SC into the first 6 STs, SC2TOG.

Row 18: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC into the last 5 STs.

Row 19: CH1, turn, SC into the first 4 STs, SC2TOG.

Row 20: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC into the last 3 STs.

Row 21: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC2TOG.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Using dark purple yarn, single crochet around the wing to create a finished edge and a pretty border. Use dark purple yarn to embroider veins onto the wing. Make two wings.

Arms (Make 2)

Skintone (buff)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)
Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (6)

Row 2: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Charcoal.

Row 3-9: 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 Black.

Row 1: Work 6 Sc in a MC. (6)
Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (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. 

Fasten off leaving a 6-inch yarn end to sew the ear to the side of the hat.

Larger Gnome Nose

With Buff or a skin tone colored yarn.

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

Row 2: *SC in the next ST, Work 2SC into the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of times. (9)

Row 3: SC in the next 9 STs. (9)

Row 4: *SC in next ST, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. . (6)

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

crochet butterfly gnome

Butterfly Antenna (Make 2)

The antenna is worked all in one row.

Row 1: CH 9, Work 2 SC into the second chain from the hook. Work 2 SC into each of the next 2 CH, Work a SC into the next 5 CH.

Fasten off leaving a 6-inch yarn end to sew each antenna to the hat.

gnome beard

Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

CH12 with Soft White.

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.

gnome braids

Braids (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. 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.

assembling crochet gnome

Crochet Butterfly 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. Stuff gnome body.
2. Sew the feet to the front of the gnome.
3. 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. (Or if making a girl gnome, sew the nose in the center of the gnome and sew the braids on each side of the nose.)
4. Sew the flower bouquet to both gnome arms. Sew both gnome arms onto the gnome.
5. Sew the antenna onto the gnome hat. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
6. Sew the wings to the back of the gnome with about 1.5 inches of space between the wings.
7. Enjoy your gnome!

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

butterfly wing placement

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6 thoughts on “Crochet Butterfly Gnome Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Wow ! Ilove it ! so cute ! thank you so much !!
    i think it’s my favourite :)) Tonight I gonna choose the colours and tomorrow I test 🙂
    I’m french, so my english is awful, sorry 🙂

    Reply
  2. Lindsey,
    You are a great designer and I love the detail you always incorporate into all your designs.
    I thank you for sharing and will be a follower for as long as you are here~

    Reply

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