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Crochet Gnome Pattern: Nurse and Doctor

Nurses and Doctors are some of the true heroes of our time. They have to deal with emergencies regularly and make the best decisions for our health. This crochet gnome pattern is to honor the heroes among us.

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

She was my Hero: Nurse Mom

I don’t tend to talk about my mother very much. It is hard because I lost her not long ago. But I want to tell you about the Hero that my mom was.

My mom (and dad) was always the first person to help in an emergency. She was an amazing nurse. I remember once, coming home from a movie when we came across a head-on collision. My parents pulled over immediately and went over to help. Mom checked every one to see who was hurt. My dad (volunteer firefighter at the time) sat with a man that was pinned in his car and tried to keep him calm.

Together, they calmed the victims, contacted 911, and waited with them until emergency responders were there. As a child, all I could see was my parents saving lives just like heroes.

As a nurse this was not the only emergency my mother helped with. She was always the first to stop the car and help anyone in need. I can just remember her say, “I am a nurse, I can help!”

Nurses and Doctors are fantastic people and true heroes. So here is a little “Thank You” pattern for them.

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Designing a Crochet Gnome Pattern

When looking for inspiration for the nurse and doctor crochet gnome pattern, I went with a more vintage style of a nurse. I added a bonnet-like brim to the hat and used the iconic red and white color combination to represent that these gnomes are medical personnel. I also used the blue to try and represent the typical scrub colors. Add a medical mask and these gnomes had a medical feel about them.

Keeping it Simple

When I make a crochet gnome pattern, I really try to keep them simple, at least by amigurumi standards. In this pattern, you will need to know basic crochet stitches. You will also need to know how to make a magic circle, work in the front loops only, how to work in continuous rounds, and how to single crochet two stitches together.

These are all basic amigurumi stitches, but even if you don’t know these techniques they are all easy skills to learn.

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Making all the Parts of the Gnomes

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Crochet Gnome Pattern: Doctor and Nurse

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Materials Needed

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52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Body/Feet/Arms Color
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin tone)
52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Hat Color
10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Hair or Beard
20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White for Hat Brim and Apron
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Red (For Nurse Hat and Apron)
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
A small amount of Red Felt
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
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Colors used for pattern include: Cherry Red, White, and Turqua, Dusty Grey, Cafe Latte.

Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
FLOSC – Front Loop Only Single Crochet
SK – Skip
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

Gnome Video Series
Episode 1: Gnome Body (Plus Amigurumi Basics)
Episode 2: Nose, Arms, Feet
Episode 3: Beard and Braids
More helpful Videos
How to Change Color in Crochet
Easy way to Make a Magic Circle
Find more helpful crochet tutorials on the Winding Road Crochet Youtube Channel or in the Crochet Tutorial Directory.

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.

A crochet gnome pattern to honor our everyday heroes. Crochet a doctor and nurse gnome with this free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet.

Nurse and Doctor Crochet 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.

A crochet gnome pattern to honor our everyday heroes. Crochet a doctor and nurse gnome with this free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet.

Body

With Turquoise

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 9-20: 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)

Fasten off.

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Nurse and Doctor Hat

Color Notes: For the Nurse hat work rows 1-31 and 34-37 in white and 32, 33, and 38 in red. For the Doctor work Rows 1-31 in teal and 32-38 in white.

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: SC in the next 51 STs. (51)

Row 34: *SC in the next 16 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (54)

Row 35: SC in the next 53 STs. (53)

Row 36: *SC in the next 17 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (57)

Row 37: SC in the next 57 STs. (57)

Row 38: *SC in the next 18 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (60)

For the Doctors hat, cut out a small cross out of red felt and glue it to the front of the hat brim.

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the hat to the body. Attach all the other pieces first, stuff the hat and body, then sew the hat to the body.

arms

Arms (Make 2)

With Skin Color

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

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

Change to Body Color

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 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 3-5: 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.

Gnome beard

Crochet Gnome Beard

CH12 with grey yarn

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.

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Doctor’s Mask

CH 18 Fasten off.

Row 1: Work 6 SC into the center Single Crochet of the first CH.

Row 2: CH1, turn, SC in next 6 STs. Fasten off.

Row 3: CH6, work a SC into each ST of Row 2. CH 6. Fasten off. Weave in your ends and sew on top of the gnome beard under the nose.

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Apron

Ch82 Fasten off

Row 1: Find the center 8 Ch. SLST to the CH and SC into the 8 center CH.

Row 2-4: CH1, turn, SC in the next 8 STs. (8)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

Cut out a cross from red felt and glue to the front of the apron.

Sew the front of the apron in place before stuffing the gnome, and make a bow in the back of the gnome with the long chains.

Gnome Hair

Pigtails (Make 2)

Ch7

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across. Fasten off. (6) 

Cut 12 10 inch strands of brown yarn for the two braids. Attach one strand of yarn to each Single Crochet like you would attach fringe to a scarf.

Group the stands together at the top and bottom, like the photo below, and secure with another small piece of yarn.

Sew the braids onto the body of the gnome before stuffing the gnome. 

Crochet 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. Sew Arms to the Body
2. Stuff and Sew Feet to the front of the gnome.
3. (For Doctor) Place the beard on the front body with the crocheted row formed into a U shape. Sew to the body.
3. (For Nurse) Sew on Apron, then sew on hair to both sides of gnomes head.
4. Sew the nose on top of the beard. (or near the top of body)
5. Stuff the body add sew the hat onto the body.
6. Style his beard and sew on mask or style hair.
7. Enjoy your gnome!

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