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Crochet Military Gnome Free Pattern

This crochet military gnome is proud to serve our country and makes a wonderful thank you gift to someone who has served. Both the Navy and Army gnome use the same pattern with different colors.

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

Picking a Hat for the Military Gnome

The biggest challenge of this gnome was picking which military hat to use. Between the hat I chose, the garrison cap, the beret looking hat, the patrol cap and so many more, it was really a challenge. I decided the hat I used is one of the most iconic hats and would be a fun little challenge to design.

I designed a Navy and Army dress uniform gnomes because those were requested, but you can easily use this pattern for several different military branches including Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Nacy, Army, and Air Force.

Make a Crochet military gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.

Customizing your Crochet Gnome

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 body color to any color you like. You can 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.

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Make a Crochet military gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.

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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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Materials Needed

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37 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Royal (Blue) or Medium Thyme (Green)
25 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White or Green (For Hat)
18 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Black or Brown
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin tone)
6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Dusty Grey
1 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Bright Yellow (For Navy)
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
FLO – Front Loop Only
BLO – Back Loop Only
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 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.

Helpful Videos

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

Make a Crochet military gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.

Crochet Military 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 Military Gnome Body

With Royal Blue or Green.

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.

Make a Crochet military gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.

Crochet Military Gnome Hat

With White or Green.

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a Magic Circle. (3)

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: *SC in the next 7 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (54)

Row 10: *SC in the next 8 Sts, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (60)

Row 11: *BLOSC in the next 8 Sts, SC2TOG in the BLO,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (54)

Row 12: *SC in the next 7 Sts, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

Row 13: *SC in the next 6 Sts, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 14: Change to Black or Brown, FLOSC into the next 42 STs. (42)

Note: Use Black yarn for the Navy gnome and Brown for the Army Gnome.

Row 15: SC into the next 42 STs. (42)

Row 16:  SC into next 14 STs, FLOSC in next ST, FLOHDC in next 2 STs, Work 2FLOHDC into next ST, FLOHDC in next 6 STs, Work 2FLOHDC into next ST, FLOHDC in next 2 STs, FLOSC in next ST, SC into next 14 STs. (44)

Row 17: Work a SLST into next 14 STs, SC into next 3 STs, Work 2SC into next ST, SC into next 8 STs, Work 2SC into next ST, SC into next 3 STs, Work a SLST into next 14 STs. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

For the Navy hat I stitched a row of yellow above the brim and on the Army hat a bit of green.

Make a Crochet military gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome makes a great gift or just add them to your collection.

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 Royal Blue or Green. (Check out the notes below for the Navy Gnome.)

Row 3-8: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Fasten off leaving a 10 inch tail to sew the arm to the body.

Note: I had intended to work Row 4 in bright yellow for the Navy gnome then switch back to Royal Blue for Row 5-8 but I forgot to. So instead I just embroidered 2 small stripes of bright yellow instead of working one row in bright yellow. You can do it either way.

Feet (Make 2)

With Black for Navy Gnome or Brown for Army Gnome.

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 Military Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

CH12 with White, or Grey.

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.

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.

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.

Military 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 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 the arms onto the body.
5. Stuff the body and hat and sew the hat onto the body. (Make sure to sew any felt emblem onto the hat first.)
6. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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