Need another adorable ornament for your Christmas tree? Here is a quick and easy crochet gnome ornament. Just a little Scandinavian charm for your Christmas decor.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet gnome ornament pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
Crochet Gnome Ornament for the Holidays
If you have been following along this year, you will know that I have made a crochet gnome for every holiday and other events. So it is no big surprise that there is now a crochet gnome ornament. It is based off the original gnome pattern just made smaller to fit on a Christmas tree.
This gnome would also make a nice ‘child’ gnome, if you are working on a gnome family.
Decorating you Gnome Ornament
You will see that I got a little creative on these 4 crochet gnome ornaments. The green one has embroidered stars on his hat. The three others have bits of Holiday greenery added to their hats for a nice extra touch. You don’t need to run out and buy fake floral for this project, just look in the bottom of your Christmas decorations tote and you will probably find plenty or run away holly berries to add to your gnome. You can also clip a small piece of greenery from the back of a wreath as well.
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1.6 oz or 100 yds of Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn)
Colors used: Light Grey, Burgundy, Medium Thyme, Soft White
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
1 – 10mm Wooden Bead
Small Bits of Holiday Greenery (Optional)
Hot Glue Sticks 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: 5.5 inches tall
Helpful Video Tutorials
This gnome is smaller than the gnome made in the video series below but it still uses the same technique to make it.
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
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 Gnome Ornament
-Written in US terms.
– We are working in continuous rounds.
– Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rows.
With Body 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)
Rows 6-13: SC in next 30 STs. (30)
Row 14: *SC in the next 3 STs, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)
Fasten off and weave in your ends. We will use the hat to close up the top of the gnome.
With Hat color.
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 10 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (36)
Fasten off and weave in your ends. Feel free to decorate the hat by embroidering little stars on it or using hot glue to attach small bits of holiday greenery to the hat. I found a bit of holiday greenery at the bottom of my Christmas decorations tote that I used to decorate the gnome hats.
Note: I use two colors for the gnome arms, this is optional.
CH 7 with Body color.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in next 4 CH, Change colors to hat color, SC in last CH and fasten off.
Weave in your ends. I wove one in to the beginning of row 1 and used that yarn end to sew the arm to the gnome.
Gnome Hair, Beard and Nose
Hair and Beard
To make the hair or beard, take your yarn and cut 24 strands of yarn 8 inches long. Take half of those strands and attach it to the front of the gnome, the way you would attach fringe to a scarf.
If you are making a girl gnome, take the second 12 strands, move three stitches over and attach them to the next stitch on the gnome, just like you did the first set of strands.
For the male gnome, you will not skip any stitches but attach the second set of strands to the stitch right next to the first set. Attache the bundle of strands just like you would attach fringe to a scarf.
Trim the beard to a desirable length. You can also untwist each strand of yarn to create a fluffier beard if you like. For the female gnome, you can either braid the yarn strands or gather them together in pigtails like the photo above. I used a piece of yarn that matched the hat to secure the hairstyle.
For the gnome nose, we are using a 10mm wooden bead. For the girl gnome, I sewed the bead on using yarn that matched the gnome’s body. Sew the bead to the second to last row of the body in between the hair pieces.
For the male gnome, I used the beard colored yarn to sew the bead in place and sewed the bead in the center of the beard.
Assembling your Crochet Gnome Ornament
At this point, our gnomes are only in 4 pieces. For the ornaments, I like to sew all the pieces together, except for the hat. I prefer to hot glue on the hat to make it easier to apply, but sewing will work as well.
Here is how I assemble the gnomes:
1. Sew the gnome arms on each side of the hair or beard.
2. Stuff the gnome body.
3. Lightly stuff the gnome hat.
4. Carefully apply hot glue to the front inside of the hat and gently place it on the gnome making sure to squish it down so it looks like it is pulled over the gnomes ‘eyes’. Hold the hat until the hot glue dries. Then carefully apply hot glue to the inside of the back of the hat and press in place. Hold until dry.
The last thing you will do is add a piece of twine or yarn as a hanger at the top of the gnome’s hat. Now you gnome is complete!
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