The Crochet Pumpkin Gnome is a great little gnome addition to your gnome collection. This free crochet pattern makes a wonderful little gnome. There are also instructions on how to make a female pumpkin gnome.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Crochet Pumpkin Gnome pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauges, and sizing information.
Crochet Pumpkin Gnome For Fall
Fall is here and that means pumpkins are everywhere. Keep your eyes peeled as a little gnome may be hiding under one of those pumpkins. For fall this year I created a lot of fall-themed gnomes, including this pumpkin gnome. Check out all the holiday, profession, and sports gnomes here.
How to Customize your Crochet Pumpkin Gnome
This is your pumpkin gnome so make him(or her) unique. Change the colors of his outfit and hat. You can change his skin tone too and change the color of his hair. There are also instructions below to make braids for a girl gnome.
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.
The Premium Printable PDF Pattern
Below you will find the free crochet pumpkin gnome pattern with all the instructional photos 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 printout 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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Crochet Pumpkin Gnome
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0.71 oz or 37 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf
0.71 oz or 37 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Carrot
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Medium Thyme
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Cafe Latte
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Locking Stitch Markers
Hot Glue and Applicator (Optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TR – Treble Crochet
BLO – Work in Back Loop Only
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 6 inches tall.
Helpful Video Tutorials
I have completed a video series that will walk you through how to crochet the basic gnome from start to finish.
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 Pumpkin Gnome
– 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.
Pumpkin Gnome Body
With Tea Lead (Light Green).
Row 1: Work 6 SC in a Magic Circle. (6)
Alternate Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (6) (Use this row if you do not want to use a magic circle.)
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)
Rows 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 to smooth out the edge. Leave the rest of the row unworked.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Pumpkin Gnome Hat
Note: Hat is worked in rows then gathered and sewn up to create a pumpkin shape.
CH 30 with Carrot Orange.
Row 1: SC in second CH from the hook. SC in next 11 CH, HDC in next 14 CH, SC in last 3 CH. (15 SC, 14 HDC)
Rows 2-4: CH1, turn, SC in BLO of first 3 STs, HDC in BLO of next 23 STs, SC in BLO of last 3 STs. (6 SC, 23 HDC)
Row 5: CH1, turn, SC in BLO of first 12 STs, HDC in BLO of next 14 STs, SC in BLO of last 3 STs. (15 SC, 14 HDC)
Repeat rows 2-5 until you have a total of 29 rows, then repeat rows 2-4 to end with a total of 32 rows.
Note: Leave a long starting and ending yarn end to use to attach the pumpkin stem to the pumpkin.
Row 1: CH4 with brown or green yarn, HDC into the second chain from the hook, HDC in next 2 CH. (3 HDC)
Fasten off leaving a 5-inch yarn end. We will tuck the yarn ends into the pumpkin hat.
Gather, Sew, and Stuff Pumpkin Hat
Cut an 18-inch piece of yarn to use for gathering and sewing the pumpkin hat.
Step 1: Sew a gathering stitch along the bottom of the pumpkin and pull tight. (The bottom of the pumpkin is the side that is slightly wider.)
Step 2: Make 2 stitches to secure the gather.
Step 3: Use a whip stitch to sew the two sides of the pumpkin together.
Step 4: When you reach the top of your pumpkin, knot your two yarn ends together to secure.
Step 5: Sew a gathering stitch around the top of the pumpkin.
Step 6: Stuff the pumpkin and tuck your stem into the top of the pumpkin. Pull the gathering stitch tight to close the top.
Note: When gathering the pumpkin, stuff the bottom of the pumpkin a little fuller than the top of the pumpkin to give the pumpkin a slightly coned shape.
Step 7: Knot the two yarn ends together to secure the gather. Make a few stitches to secure the stem and knot the yarn ends together again.
Step 8: Use a yarn needle to thread your yarn ends from the top to the bottom of the pumpkin.
Step 9: Pull the yarn ends tight and knot them together. Clip the yarn ends. They will be hidden under the hat.
Leaf (Make 1)
Note: The leaf is worked in all one row. You will work in both sides of the turning chain.
CH 7 with Medium Thyme Green Yarn
Row 1 (first half): Work a (DC, TR) in the third CH from the hook. Work a 2TR in the next CH. Work 2DC in the next CH, HDC in the next CH, SC in the next CH.
Row 1 (second half): CH 2, turn your work so you are working into the opposite side of the starting chain. SC in the next CH, HDC in the next CH, Work 2DC in the next CH, Work (TR, DC) in the next CH. CH2, SLST to the same chain that you worked the (DC, TR) to. CH 3 (or more). This last chain is your leaf stem.
Fasten off and weave in your ends. You can use the last yarn end to sew the leaf to the pumpkin hat.
Note: You can adjust the length of this vine by adding more chains to the starting chain. Any number of chains will work.
Row 1: Work 2SC in the second CH from hook, Work 2SC in each CH across. (28 SC)
Fasten off leaving a yarn end to sew the vine to your pumpkin hat.
Arms (Make 2)
With Buff (Skin Color)
Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)
Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (6)
Row 2: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)
Change to Tea Leaf (Light Green).
Row 3-9: 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.
Row 1: Work 8 SC in a MC. (8)
Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 8 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (8)
Row 2: Work 2HDC in next 2 STs, Work 2SC in next 2 STs, Work 2HDC in next 2 STs, Work 2SC in next 2 STs. (16)
Row 3: SC in next 16 STs. (16)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC2TOG, SC in next 10 STs, SC2TOG. (13)
Row 5: SC2TOG, SC2TOG, SC in next 7 STs, SC2TOG. (10)
Row 6: SC in next 8 STs, SLST, SLST.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Lightly stuff the feet and sew them to the front of the gnome’s body.
Larger Gnome Nose
With Buff (skin tone) yarn.
Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)
Row 2: *SC in the next ST, Work 2SC into the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of times. (9)
Row 3: SC in the next 9 STs. (9)
Row 4: *SC in next ST, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. . (6)
Fasten off leaving a 10-inch tail to sew the nose to the body.
Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)
CH12 with Soft White 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 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 as seen in the photo above.
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 24 10-inch strands of gold yarn for the two braids. Attach two strand of yarn to each Single Crochet like you would attach fringe to a scarf. Grab 3 groups of 8 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 Pumpkin 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 the feet to the front of the gnome.
2. Stuff gnome body.
3. Sew the beard onto the gnome. The beard will have the crocheted row shaped like a U. Style the beard and trim it. Sew the nose on top of the beard. (If making a girl, sew the nose in the center of the gnome and sew the braids on each side of the nose.)
4. Sew both gnome arms onto the gnome.
5. Sew the leaves and vines onto the gnome hat. Sew the hat onto the gnome.
6. Enjoy your gnome!
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