Crochet Ghost Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

The Crochet Ghost Gnome is a great little gnome addition to your collection. He (or she) also makes a wonderful gift. There are also instructions on how to make a female ghost gnome.

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

photo of crochet gnome with a ghost as a hat

Crochet Ghost Gnome ready for Halloween

This Ghost gnome was so fun to design. It fits in just nicely with all the other holiday gnomes like the witch and wizard gnome. You can check all the gnomes on the free gnomes patterns page.

photo of crochet ghost gnome looking down at an angle

How to Customize your Crochet Ghost Gnome

This is your ghost gnome so make him (or her) unique. Change the colors of his body 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 female gnome and a bow for the ghost hat.

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.

photo of the pieces of the crochet ghost gnome before they are assembled

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 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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Materials Needed

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0.9 oz or 47 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Amethyst (Purple)
0.71 oz or 37 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Charcoal
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, Spring Green
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Carrot
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Paint Pens or Marker
Hot Glue and Applicator
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet
FLOSC – Front Loop Only Single 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 Ghost 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.

Ghost Gnome Body

With Purple.

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)
Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into second 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.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

photo of crochet ghost gnome hat with face painted on

Ghost Gnome Hat

With White.

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)
Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into second 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 next 30 STs. (30)

Row 7:  *SC in the next 4 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 819: SC in next 36 STs. (36)

Row 20:  *SC in the next 5 Sts, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 21:  SC in next 42 STs. (42)

Row 22: *SC in the next 6 Sts, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

Row 23:  SC in next 48 STs. (48)

Row 24: *Skip a ST, Work 4DC in next ST, Skip a ST, SLST to next ST.* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Use a paint pen to draw eyes and mouth on ghost hat

crochet ghost gnome's ghost hat's hat

Ghost Top Hat

With Orange.

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)
Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into second 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: BLOSC in next 18 STs. (18)

Rows 5-7: SC in next 18 STs. (18)

Row 8: Change to Purple Yarn, SC in next 18 STs. (18)

Row 9: Change to Orange Yarn, *FLOSC in next 2 STs, Work 2 FLOSC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 10: *SC in the next 3 STs, 2SC in the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

To finish off SLST to the next ST, then fasten off. Weave in your ends.

Bow (For Female Gnome)

Note: First chain = the very first chain made of the bow. 

Row 1: CH 4, 2 DC in the first chain made, ch3, SLST to the first chain, CH3, 2 DC into the first chain, ch3, SLST to the first chain. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use this long tail to wrap around and cinch the center of the bow and to sew onto the ghost.

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 Purple or Body Color.

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 Charcoal.

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. 

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 gnome beard

Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

CH12 with Green.

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.

crochet 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.

crochet ghost gnome body assembled and hat sitting next to him

Crochet Ghost 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. 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.)
3. Sew the arms onto the side of the gnome.
4. Lightly stuff the Ghost top hat and sew to the top of the ghost hat or sew the bow on the ghost hat.
5. Lightly stuff the ghost-shaped hat and sew the hat onto the body.
6. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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