Crochet Chef Gnome: Free Pattern for a Baker Gnome

The Crochet Chef Gnome is a great little addition to your collection. The gnome from this free crochet pattern was will make a great gift for anyone who likes to cook.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Crochet Chef Gnome pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, links to helpful video tutorials, and sizing information.

This crochet chef gnome will be a great addition to your collection. Just follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorials to make it.

A Crochet Chef Gnome

This chef gnome has everything he needs to make a great meal. He has his pots and pans to make pasta, pizza, or cookies. He has a cute apron on to keep his pants clean and will love hanging out in your kitchen.

This crochet chef gnome will be a great addition to your collection. Just follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorials to make it.

How to Customize your Crochet Chef Gnome

This is your crochet chef gnome so make him(or her) unique. Change the colors of the outfit to your liking. You can change the skin tone too and change the color of his mustache. There are also instructions below to make braids for a girl gnome. You will have a choice between giving this gnome a pot of noodles, a pizza, or a pan of cookies to hold.

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.

This crochet chef gnome will be a great addition to your collection. Just follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorials to make it.

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Below you will find the free 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 Chef Gnome

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Materials Needed

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1.25 oz or 65 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
0.4 oz or 19 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Charcoal
0.11 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Burgandy
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin Tone)
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Black
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Cafe Latte
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Light Grey
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Felt (Yellow, Tan)
Markers or Paint Pens
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only
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 6 inches tall.

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
Using Paint Pens on 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 Chef 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.
– You only need to make one set of accessories. Either the spoon and pot, pizza pan, or cookie sheet.

Chef Gnome Body

With Charcoal or Pants 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 9-14: SC in the next STs. (48)

Change to Soft White or Shirt Color.

Rows 15-20: 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. 

Chef Gnome Hat

Note: The hat is worked in two pieces then gathered and sewn or glued together. Both parts are worked in the round.

CH 24 with Soft White.

Row 1: SC in second CH from hook, SC in the next 23 CHs. (24)

Note: For Row 2 we will start working in the round by placing the first stitch of Row 2 into the first stitch of Row 1 to create a circle.

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

Row 3: SC in the next 27 Sts. (27)

Row 4: *SC in the next 8 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (30)

Row 5: SC in the next 30 Sts. (30)

Row 6: *SC in the next 9 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (33)

Row 7: SC in the next 33 Sts. (33)

Row 8: *SC in the next 10 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (36)

Row 9: SC in the next 36 Sts. (36)

Row 10: *SC in the next 11 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (39)

Row 11: SC in the next 39 Sts. (39)

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

Row 13: SC in the next 42 Sts. (42)

Row 14: *SC in the next 13 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (45)

Row 15: SC in the next 45 Sts. (45)

Row 16: *SC in the next 14 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (48)

Row 17: SC in the next 48 Sts. (48)

Row 18: *SC in the next 15 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (51)

Row 19: SC in the next 51 Sts. (51)

Row 20: SLST to the next ST. SLST to the following ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.  Continue on to create the top of the hat.

Chef Hat Top

With Soft White.

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: *SC in the next 7 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (54)

Row 10: *SC in the next 8 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (60)

Row 11: *SC in the next 9 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (66)

Row 12: *SC in the next 10 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (72)

Row 13: *SC in the next 11 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (78)

Row 14: SLST into net ST, SLST into next ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end. We will use this yarn end to sew a gathering stitch all the way around the top of the hat. Pull the gathering stitch tight but not all the way closed. Gently place the top of the hat onto the bottom of the hat and sew (or glue) in place. You will be sewing to row 3 or 4 of the bottom part of the hat.

This crochet chef gnome will be a great addition to your collection. Just follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorials to make it.

Gnome Arms (Make 2)

Skintone (buff)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Rows 2: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Soft White or Shirt Color.

Rows 3-9: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

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

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* repat 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.

Gnome Feet (Make 2)

With Black.

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. 

Apron

With Dark Red CH82 Fasten off.

Row 1: Find the center 10 CH. SLST to the CH and SC into the 10 center CH.

Row 2-4: CH1, turn, SC in the next 10 STs. (10)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

This crochet chef gnome will be a great addition to your collection. Just follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorials to make it.

Cookie Sheet Pan

CH 6 With Light Grey.

Row 1: SC in second CH from hook. SC in next 4 CH.

Row 2-7: CH1, turn, SC in next 5 STs.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Cut out 4 circles of tan felt and glue or sew them onto your cookie sheet. Use a marker or paint pen to add chocolate chips to your cookies.

Pizza Pan

With Light Grey Yarn.

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: SLST to next ST, SLST to next ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Cut a circle out of tan felt that is slightly smaller than the light grey pizza pan, cut another circle out of yellow felt that is slightly smaller than the tan felt circle. Layer this on the pizza pan like it is seen in the photos and sew or glue in place. Use a red marker or paint pen to add pepperoni to your pizza.

Spoon

CH 11 with Cafe Latte (medium brown).

Row 1: HDC in the third CH from the hook. HDC in the next CH. SLST to the next 7 CH.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Pasta Pot

With Light Grey.

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: BLOSC in the next 18 STs.

Row 5-8: SC in next 18 STs.

Row 9: SLST to next ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. You can cut strips of yellow felt or pieces of yellow yarn to put into your little pot to look like pasta.

Gnome Mustache

CH12 with White

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from hook SC in next 4 CH, 3SC in next CH, Sc in last 5 CH.

Cut 12  eight-inch strands of yarn for the mustache. Group four strands together and attach them to the 3 center single crochet like you would add fringe to a scarf. (See Photo Above)

Before stuffing your gnome, sew your mustache 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.

To give the mustache a nice shape, you can tie a piece of yarn around the ends of the yarn strands. Give the gnome mustache a little trim. You can also mist it with water and style it. When it dries it will hold its shape better.

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

Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

CH12 with Charcoal

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.

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.

This crochet chef gnome will be a great addition to your collection. Just follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorials to make it.

Crochet Chef 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. Stuff and sew Feet to the front of the gnome.
2. Take the apron and wrap it around the gnome’s body and tie it around the back.
3. Sew the mustache onto the gnome. The mustache will have the crocheted row shaped like a U. Style the mustache and trim it. Sew the nose on top of the mustache. (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 arms onto the side of the gnome. Sew the cooking accessories into the gnome’s hands.
5. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
6. Enjoy your gnome!

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This crochet chef gnome will be a great addition to your collection. Just follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorials to make it.
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