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Crochet Kwanzaa Gnome Pattern

This crochet Kwanzaa gnome will make a great addition to your holiday gnome collection. He will celebrate along with you. He even brought his own Kinara.

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

Creating a Kwanzaa Gnome

When creating the Kwanzaa gnome, it was important to me to include as many details as I could. This little gnome is proudly carrying a Kinara while wearing a traditional kofi hat and dashiki shirt.

I will say that I fell short of creating a beautiful African pattern for the Kwanzaa Gnome shirt. I did try my best to add a little extra detail in the embroidered triangles around the edges of the shirt. This attempt does not do justice to the beautiful bold designs you will find on traditional African fabric.

Celebrate the holidays with this crochet Kwanzaa gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun holiday decoration with video tutorials.

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Celebrate the holidays with this crochet Kwanzaa gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun holiday decoration with video tutorials.

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Crochet Kwanzaa Gnome

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Materials Needed

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1.4 oz or 74 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Spring Green
1.4 oz or 74 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Black
0.4 oz or 20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Cherry Red
0.4 oz or 20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White
0.3 oz or 15 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Cafe Latte (Skin Tone)
0.3 oz or 15 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Coffee
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
7 Tooth Picks
Acrylic Paint in Green, Black and Red
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
Locking Stitch Markers
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
HDC – Half Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only
SLST – Slip Stitch
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)

Gauge and Size

Gauge – 5SC x 6 Rows = 1 inch
Size – Final Gnome is about 5 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.

Crochet Gnome Video Tutorial

I am currently working on a video series that will walk you through how to crochet the gnome from start to finish. Below is listed the videos that are currently available.

Episode 1: Gnome Body (Plus Amigurumi Basics)
Episode 2: Nose, Arms, Feet
Episode 3: Beard and Braids

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

Celebrate the holidays with this crochet Kwanzaa gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun holiday decoration with video tutorials.

Crochet Kwanzaa 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 Kwanzaa Gnome Body

With Black Yarn.

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)

Row 23: SLST to the next 2 STs.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Crochet Kwanzaa Gnome Hat

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: *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)

Change to Red

Row 8: BLOSC in the next 42 Sts. (42)

Row 9: SC in next 42 STs.

Change to Green.

Row 10-12: SC in the next 42 Sts. (42)

Change to Red

Row 13-14: SC in the next 42 Sts. (42)

Row 15: SLST to the next ST. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Arms (make 2)

With Skin Color (Cafe Latte)

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

Row 2-12: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Fasten off leaving a 10 inch tail to sew the arm to the body. This arm is longer than my traditional gnomes arms, to make it easier to attach to the Kinara and the gnome body.

Feet

I did not make feet for my gnome, but I wanted to provide that pattern in case you would like to give your gnome feet.

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 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 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.

Celebrate the holidays with this crochet Kwanzaa gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun holiday decoration with video tutorials.

Kwanzaa Gnome Shirt

CH 35 ( Make sure to leave a long starting tail.)

Row 1: Work a HDC into the 3rd CH from the hook. HDC in each CH across. (33)

Row 2-11: CH2, turn, HDC in each ST across. (33)

Row 12: Ch2, turn. HDC in next 11 STs, CH11, Skip 11 STs, HDC in last 11 STs.

Row 13: Ch2, turn, HDC in first 11 STs, HDC in next 11 CH, HDC in last 11 STs. (33)

Row 14-23: Ch2, turn, HDC in each ST across.

Fasten off leaving a long yarn end.

Take your shirt and fold it in half so that the hole we left in the middle creates a ‘v’ neck like shirt. If you would like to, use a contrasting color to embroider a design on the shirt. I started with a zigzag around the entire shirt then turned the zigzag into triangles by adding a straight line.

Using your yarn ends sew the first and last 7 stitches of Row 1 and Row 23 together. This will create your shirt.

Celebrate the holidays with this crochet Kwanzaa gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun holiday decoration with video tutorials.

Kinara Candle Holder

To get started take your paint and tooth picks and paint 3 toothpicks green and 3 red. Then paint one toothpick black. This will be our candles.

Make 2 sides of your Kinara

CH8

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook. SC in each ST across.(7)

Row 2: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC in next 3 STs, SC2TOG. (5)

Row 3: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC in next STs, SC2TOG. (3)

Row 4: CH1, turn, SC in next 3 STs. (3)

Row 5: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into 1st ST, SC in next ST. Work 2 SC in last ST.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Leave a long yarn tail for sewing.

After making two kinara pieces and having your toothpick painted you can assemble your kinara.

First you will trim your toothpicks so they fit between the two crocheted pieces without sticking out. Use hot glue to secure the toothpicks to one side of the candle holder.

Then use a little more hot glue to secure the second crocheted piece on top of the first. If you would like you can leave the pieces as is or use the yarn ends to whip stitch around the edge of the kinara.

Celebrate the holidays with this crochet Kwanzaa gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun holiday decoration with video tutorials.

Crochet Kwanzaa Gnome Assembly Instructions

I am not going to lie, this was one of the hardest gnomes to assemble. It is mostly due to the bulk shirt. I did elongate the arms in the pattern to help make this easier. I hot glue all my pieces together, but you are welcome to sew them together as well.

1. Stuff the gnome body and put the shirt onto 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 nose on top of the beard.
3. Sew arms onto the kinara.
4. Place the arms where you would like them to be, tucking them into the sleeves of the shirt. I had to fold down the shirt and tack it in place with glue to get the arms to lay right. Glue or sew the arms in place.
5. Stuff the hat halfway and sew or glue the hat onto the body making sure to place it directly over the nose.
6. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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