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Crochet Mailman Gnome Free Pattern

I know snail mail is not our favorite kind of mail. It is how we get advertising and bills. But without our mailman, we would not receive our Amazon packages or other online orders. So here is a little mailman gnome free crochet pattern to say thank you to our mailmen (and women).

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

Making the Mailman Gnome

The mailman gnome has a simple design. Just a little gnome with a curly beard from untwisting the strands of yarn. He has a cute mail carrier bag and a letter on his hat. If you have an extra stamp hanging around, that would look very cute on his hat as well. This little mailman gnome is ready to go to work and keep the mail coming your way.

Crochet this little mailman gnome to bring you all your online purchases and Christmas cards. The free crochet pattern for this gnome is easy to follow.

Getting Creative with this pattern…

This crochet gnome pattern can be customized in a variety of ways. You can make the gnome a woman by adding braids instead of the beard.

Change the shirt and hat colors to match a UPS or FedEx Mail Carrier as well.

Feel free to change the gnome’s skin color and hair color as well. I like to use Red Heart Super Saver Aran, Buff, Cafe Latte, and Coffee for skin tones. Check out all the other gnome patterns to see other ways to style the beard or braids.

Crochet this little mailman gnome to bring you all your online purchases and Christmas cards. The free crochet pattern for this gnome is easy to follow.

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Crochet this little mailman gnome to bring you all your online purchases and Christmas cards. The free crochet pattern for this gnome is easy to follow.

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Below you will find the free 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 ad-free large font PDF version of the pattern. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag or basket.

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Crochet Mailman Gnome

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Materials Needed

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83 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Royal Blue
32 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Delft Blue
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin tone)
1 yd of Red Heart Super Saver, Red
10 yd of Red Heart Super Saver, Cafe Latte
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
A small amount of White Felt
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single 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.

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.

Helpful Videos

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

Crochet this little mailman gnome to bring you all your online purchases and Christmas cards. The free crochet pattern for this gnome is easy to follow.

Crochet Mailman 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 Mailman Gnome Body

With Royal Blue (Dark Blue).

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 9-13: SC in the next STs. (48)

Row 14-15: Change colors to Cafe Latte (Medium Brown), SC in the next STs. (48)

Row 16-20: Change colors to Delft Blue (Light Blue), 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 this little mailman gnome to bring you all your online purchases and Christmas cards. The free crochet pattern for this gnome is easy to follow.

Crochet Mailman Gnome Hat

With Royal Blue (Dark Blue).

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: SLST to the next 2 STs. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Now cut out a small rectangle with a piece of white felt, draw lines on it to create a letter, and sew it in place.

Arms (Make 2)

With Skin Color

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

Row 2-4: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Delft Blue (Light Blue)

Row 6-8: 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 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 3-5: 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.

For the beard in the photos, I untwisted the yarn in the beard to have more hair-like strands.

Crochet this little mailman gnome to bring you all your online purchases and Christmas cards. The free crochet pattern for this gnome is easy to follow.

Braids (Make 2) (For Female Gnome)

CH7 with Gold

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 this little mailman gnome to bring you all your online purchases and Christmas cards. The free crochet pattern for this gnome is easy to follow.

Mailman Gnome Carrier Bag

CH7 with Cafe Latte (Medium Brown)

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from the hook, SC in the next 5 CH. (6)

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

Row 7: Change your Color to Dark Blue, CH1, turn, SC in next 6 STs.

Row 8: Change your Color to White, CH1, turn, SC in next 6 STs.

Row 9: Change your Color to Red, CH1, turn, SC in next 6 STs.

Row 10: Change your Color to Medium Brown, CH1, turn, SC in next 6 STs.

Row 11: CH20, SLST to the last ST of the row. Fasten off.

Fold your piece in half and sew up the sides to create a little mailman bag.

Mailman 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 and Sew Feet to the front of the gnome.
2. Sew the braids or beard onto the gnome. The beard will have the crocheted row shaped like a U. Style the beard and trim it.
3. Sew the nose on top of the beard or between the braids.
4. Sew arms onto the body. Place the bag around one arm and sew the bag strap in the place where the shoulder would be.
5. Sew or glue the little letter onto the mailman gnome’s hat.
6. Stuff the body and hat and sew the hat onto the body.
7. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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