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Crochet Daycare Gnome Free Pattern

Want to say thank you to your daycare teachers? This crochet daycare gnome is a perfect little gift. This pattern will also work well as a mom and baby gnome for a new mother or expecting mother.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet daycare 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.

Designing the Daycare Gnome

It can be a challenge to make each gnome unique. The crochet daycare gnome was a real challenge until I decided to make the baby gnome. What a cute bundle of joy! I also added some shapes in different colors to the gnome’s hat, because it is typically in daycare or preschool that we learn our shapes and colors.

Customizing your Crochet Gnome?

This crochet gnome pattern can be customized in a variety of ways. You can make the gnome a man by adding the beard instead of braids.

Change the shirt, and pants 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 daycare gnome or mommy and a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.

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Crochet a daycare gnome or mommy and a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.

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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 print out of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted ad-free large font PDF version of the pattern. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag or basket.

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Crochet Daycare Gnome

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Materials Needed

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20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Flamingo
32 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Deft Blue
10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Black
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin tone)
52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Dusty Grey
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Gold
15 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
15 yds of Red Heart With Love, Mallard
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
A small amount of Felt (Primary and Secondary Colors)
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
SLST – Slip 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

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

Crochet a daycare gnome or mommy and a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.

Crochet Daycare 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 Daycare Gnome Body

With Deft Blue (Medium Blue).

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 9-14: SC in the next STs. (48)

Row 15-20: Change colors to Flamingo (Pink), 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 Daycare Gnome Hat

With Dusty Grey (Green).

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

Now cut out a triangle, square, and circle from red, yellow, and blue pieces of felt. Glue or sew them onto the hat for a daycare gnome or leave the hat plain for a mom gnome.

Arms (Make 2)

With Skin Color

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

Row 2-4: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Flamingo (Pink)

Row 6-8: 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 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. 

Nose

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.

Crochet Daycare Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

CH12 with White, or 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.

Baby Gnome Body

Row 1: With Soft White, Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

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

Row 3-8: SC in the next 12 STs. (12)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Baby Gnome Nose

With Skin tone (Buff).

Row 1: CH2, SC in the 2nd CH from the hook.

Fasten off. When weaving in your ends use the ends to make the nose a little more circle shaped.

You will sew (or glue) the nose to the baby body so that half of it sticks of of the hat. Instead of clipping my ends, I just tucked them into the hat.

Crochet a daycare gnome or mommy and a baby gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.
Tack the hat so it remains folded if you like that look better.

Baby Gnome Hat

With Mallard (Turquoise).

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)

After attaching the baby nose, sew the hat on top of the baby gnome body.

Braids (Make 2) (For Female Gnome)

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.

Daycare 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 and Sew Feet to the front of the gnome.
2. Sew the braids or beard onto the gnome. The beard will have the crocheted row shaped like a U. Style the beard and trim it.
3. Sew the nose on top of the beard or between the braids.
4. Sew the baby gnome nose onto the baby gnome body, and sew the baby gnome hat onto the baby gnome body.
5. Sew the baby gnome one the big gnome’s arm. The hands are sewn so they just touch both sides of the baby gnome.
6. Sew the arms onto the body.
7. Stuff the body and hat and sew the hat onto the body. (Make sure to sew any felt shapes onto the hat first.)
7. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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