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Crochet Fishing Gnome Pattern that will Make you Smile

The Crochet Fishing Gnome is a great little gnome addition to your collection. He also makes a wonderful Father’s Day Gift. There are also instructions on how to make a female fishing gnome.

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

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Crochet Fishing Gnome with All the Gear

This Fisherman gnome was so fun to design. He has a lot of unique elements including a fishing pole, busket to hold the fish he caught and a fishing vest. He is one of several gnome patterns I have created. Check out all the free gnomes patterns here.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

How to Customize your Crochet Fishing Gnome

This is your crochet fishing gnome so make him unique. Change the colors of his outfit to any color you like. 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.

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.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

The Premium Printable PDF Pattern

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 print out 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 Fishing Gnome

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Materials Needed

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0.5 oz or 30 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf
1 oz or 52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Cafe Latte (Medium Brown)
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin Tone)
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, Coffee (Dark Brown)
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Aran (Cream)
1 yd of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Red
2 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Turqa and Minty (For Fish)
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Dusty Grey
2 ft of Crochet Thread (any size)
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
2 Small Bobbers (1 inch)
5-inch Dowel Rod (3/16 diameter)
Hot Glue and Applicator
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Notes about Materials
A lot of these materials can be exchanged for other items you have on hand. You can use any yarn instead of the cotton thread, choose not to use the bobbers, or use a little stick instead of a dowel rod.

Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLOSC – Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only
DC – Double 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.

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

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 Fishing 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.

Fishing Gnome Body

With Cafe Latte (Medium Brown).

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)

Change to Tea Leaf Green.

Row 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.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Fishing Gnome Vest

Note: This piece is worked back and forth and turned at the end of each row.

CH 51 with Aran (Cream).

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in the next 5 CH, 3SC in the next CH. SC in the next 36 CH, 3SC in the next CH, SC in the next 6 CH.

Row 2: CH1, turn, SC into 1st 7 STs, 2SC into next ST, SC into next 38 STs, 3SC into next ST, SC into next 7 STs.

Row 3: CH1, turn, SC into 1st 8 STs, 2SC into next ST, SC into next 40 STs, 3SC into next ST, SC into next 8 STs.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Find the center 8 Stitches of the vest. We will be working into these 8 stitches. Your vest will create a wide ‘U’ shape, make sure you are working your next rows on the inside of the ‘U’ as seen in the photo above.

Row 4: SLST to the starting CH on one side of the 8 center stitches. CH1, SC into the 8 center STs.

Row 5-9: Ch1, turn, SC into next 8 STs.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Fishing Gnome Hat

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

Row 30: *SC in the next 15 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (51)

Row 31:  *SC in the next 16 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (54)

Row 32: *SC in the next 17 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (57)

Row 33: SLST to the next ST. SLST to the following ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. We will be attaching a crocheted lure and tiny bobber to the hat.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Fishing Lure

CH5 with top lure color.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in next 3 CH. (4 SC)

Fasten off leaving a 4-inch yarn tail.

Take the bottom lure yarn color and cut four 3-inch pieces. Use you hook to pull one end of each of the 4 pieces between the turning chain and the first single crochet on the lure (on the side that does not have the yarn ends).

Fold these pieces in half around the chain and use another piece of yarn to bind the top into a tassel. Just wrap the new piece of yarn around the others a few times and knot it. Now clip your yarn to the desired lure length.

Now your lure is complete. Just use the starting and ending yarn end of the top lure section to thread through the hat and knot on the inside of the hat to attach the lure to the hat.

Attaching the Bobber to the Hat

To attach a bobber to the hat, take a 3 inch piece of yarn and place your finger on the bottom of the bobber (covering the hook at the bottom) and using you fingernail to press down the red section on the top of the bobber to expose the top hook. Hook the center of your yarn piece under this hook. Let go and it should be attached to the bobber. Thread the two ends of your yarn through the hat and knot them together on the inside. Now you bobber is secured to the hat.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.
I used a larger bobber for demonstration. The bobber on the hat is much smaller.

Arms (Make 2)

Skintone (buff)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Row 2: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Tea Leaf Green.

Row 3-8: 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 Coffee (Dark Brown)

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 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.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Fish and Fishing Pole

Note: The little fish is worked in just one row. You will be working on both sides of the foundation chain. Also, we will be chaining 1 but NOT skipping any stitches.

Fish (Make 2)

CH 10

Row 1: Work 2 DC in 5th CH from the hook, CH1, SC in next 2 CHs, CH1, DC in next 2 CHs, CH1, SC in next CH, CH2, turn your work so you are working down the other side of the foundation CH. SC in 1st CH of other side, CH1, DC in next 2 CH, CH1, SC in next 2 CH, CH1, 2DC in last CH.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Fishing Pole

To make your fishing rod, you will need hot glue sticks and an applicator. Attach the crochet thread to the fish with a little glue, about a half inch above the fish attach your small bobber.

You will press down on the entire red section at the top of the bobber to expose the bottom hook. Hook your crochet thread through that bottom hook and release the top red section to secure that thread. Then bring your thread up to the top of the bobber. Place a finger on the bottom hook of the bobber to hold it in place and use your fingernail to pull down the red section at the top of the bobber to expose the top hook. Hook your crochet thread under this hook and release the red section to secure it.

Now use your glue to attach the crochet thread to the top of the dowel rod about an inch from the bobber. Run the thread along the dowel rod and secure it again with glue about 1 -1.5 inches from the bottom of the dowel rod. Wrap the thread around the dowel rod a few times and secure it with glue again. Clip off any excess thread.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Fish Bucket

Note: We are working in continuous rounds.

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: BLOSC in next 12 STs. (12)

Row 4: SC in next 12 STs. (12)

Row 5: *SC in next 3 ST, work 2SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (15)

Row 6-7: SC in next 15 STs. (15)

Row 8: CH9, Skip 8 STs, and SLST to next ST.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

CH12 with 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.

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.

A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.
A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Crochet Fishing 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. Attach the back of the gnome vest to the center back of the gnome. Wrap the vest around both sides of the gnome and secure the front of the vest to the gnome.
3. Sew the handle of the bucket to one arm and sew the arm near the front section of the vest. Sew the other arm to the other side. (Do not attach the fishing pole yet). You can toss one fish in the fishing bucket.
4. 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.)
5. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
6. Use glue to attach the fishing pole handle to the other arm and add a little glue to attach the fishing pole to any place that touches the gnome so that it will hold its place. (You can angle the fishing pole up or forward. That is up to you.)
7. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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A crochet fishing gnome makes a great gift Father's day gift for a fisherman. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.
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