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Crochet Police Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

The Crochet Police Gnome is a great little gnome addition to your collection. He makes a great gift for a police officer friend.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Crochet Police Gnome pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.

A crochet police gnome makes a addition to your gnome collection. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Crochet Police Gnome

The Police gnome is part of the essential workers’ gnome series. He is one of several gnome patterns I have created. Check out all the free gnomes patterns here.

A crochet police gnome makes a addition to your gnome collection. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

How to Customize your Crochet Police Gnome

This is your crochet Police gnome so make him(or her) unique. Change the colors of his outfit to any color you like. You can change his skin tone too and change the color of his mustache or add a beard instead. There are also instructions below to make braids for a girl gnome. This is a nice basic gnome. You can change the badge on this gnome to make him an EMT, Security gnome or FBI.

I like to use the Red Heart Super Saver colors Aran for fair skin, buff for medium skin tones, cafe latte for dark skin tones, and coffee for very dark skin tones.

A crochet police gnome makes a addition to your gnome collection. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

The Premium Printable PDF Pattern

Below you will find the free crochet police gnome 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 large font PDF version of the pattern that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.

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Materials Needed

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1.42 oz or 74 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Royal Blue
0.63 oz or 33 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Charcoal
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin Tone)
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Soft White
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Black
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Yellow or Gold Felt (Small Piece)
Permanent Marker or Paint Pen in Blue
Hot Glue 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 – Final Gnome is about 7 inches tall.

Helpful Video Tutorials

I have completed video series that will walk you through how to crochet the basic gnome from start to finish.

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

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

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 Police Gnome

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.

Police Gnome Body

With 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 9-20: 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.

police vest

Police Gnome Vest

Note: This piece is worked back and forth and turned at the end of each row.

CH 50 with Charcoal. SLST to first CH.

Row 1: CH1, SC in each CH around. SLST to first SC. (50 SC)

Rows 2-3: CH1, SC into next 50 STs. SLST to first SC.

Row 4: CH1, turn, SC into 1st 13 STs. Leave the rest of the stitches unworked.

Rows 5-9: CH1, turn, SC into 13 STs.

Fasten off after row 9. This creates the back of the vest.

police vest

From either side of the back of the vest, you will count over 12 stitches and SLST to the 13th ST.

Row 1: SLST to the 13th ST from one side of the vest back. CH1, SC in the same ST as SLST. SC in next 12 STS. (13 SC)

Row 5-6: CH1, turn, SC in next 13 STs.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

A crochet police gnome makes a addition to your gnome collection. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.

Police Gnome Hat

With 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 14 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (48)

Row 30: *SC in the next 15 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (51)

Row 31: SLST to the next ST. SLST to the following ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

You can freehand cut a police badge from a piece of yellow (or gold) felt or use the template PDF below. Then use a blue permanent marker or paint pen to outline the badge, draw a star and write the word police.

Badge Template

Arms (Make 2)

Skintone (buff)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Row 2: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Blue.

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 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 Buff or a skin tone colored yarn.

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 Mustache (Male Gnome)

CH12 with White

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from hook SC in next 4 CH, 3SC in next CH, Sc in last 5 CH.

Cut 12  eight-inch strands of yarn for the mustache. Group four strands together and attach them to the 3 center single crochet like you would add fringe to a scarf. (See Photo Above)

Before stuffing your gnome, sew your beard onto your 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.

To give the mustache a nice shape, you can tie a piece of yarn around the ends of the yarn strands. Give the gnome mustache a little trim. You can also mist it with water and style it. When it dries it will hold its shape better.

If you wish, you can untwist the yarn in the mustache to have more hair-like strands.

Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)(Alternative to Mustache)

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 Above)

Before stuffing your gnome, sew your beard onto your 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 it 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.

Braids (Make 2) (For Female Gnome)

CH7 with any hair color.

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.

A crochet police gnome makes a addition to your gnome collection. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.v

Crochet Police 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 gnome body. Stuff and sew Feet to the front of the gnome.
2. Place the police vest around the gnome body and sew it in place. Mark sure that is it centered.
3. Sew the mustache(or beard) onto the gnome. The mustache will have the crocheted row shaped like a U. Sew the nose on top of the mustache. (Or if making a girl gnome, sew the nose in the center of the gnome and sew the braids on each side of the nose.)
4. Sew the arms onto the gnome.
5. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
6. Enjoy your gnome!

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A crochet police gnome makes a addition to your gnome collection. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable gnome.
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