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Crochet Scientist Gnome Free Pattern

In continuation with our profession gnomes, today’s pattern is for a crochet scientist gnome. There are also instructions for turning this gnome into a pharmacist gnome as well. This is a great gift for an inspiring scientist.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet scientist 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 Scientist Gnome

When I asked for recommendations for gnome ideas, I was asked to make a pharmacist and scientist gnome. I designed the two gnomes and noticed that they were so similar that I decided to combine the patterns.

Our crochet scientist gnome wears gloves on his hands, safety goggles and is working hard to make a treatment for new diseases. Our Pharmacist gnome is serving the public, wearing gloves, his Rx badge on his hat, and handing out little bags of prescriptions.

Both gnomes have a very important role in our society.

Crochet a scientist or pharmacist gnome with this free crochet pattern. This is one of many of my profession gnomes series.

How to Customize your Gnome

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

Change the shirt, and pants colors 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.

Rx on Hat is Photoshoped in. Instructions below for adding letters with felt.

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Crochet a scientist or pharmacist gnome with this free crochet pattern. This is one of many of my profession gnomes series.

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Crochet Scientist Gnome

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Materials Needed

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72 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
32 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Charcoal
32 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Deft Blue
10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Black
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin tone)
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Turqua
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Dusty Grey
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Gold
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
A small amount of White Felt (optional)
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Piece of Paper for Medicine Bag
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
SLST – Slip Stitch
SKST – Skip 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 a scientist or pharmacist gnome with this free crochet pattern. This is one of many of my profession gnomes series.

Crochet Scientist 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 Scientist Gnome Body

With Charcoal (Dark Grey).

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 9-14: SC in the next STs. (48)

Row 15-20: Change colors to Deft Blue (Medium 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 Scientist Gnome Hat

With Soft White.

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 little square of white felt, use a marker to put the Rx sign on it, and sew it to the hat for the Pharmacist gnome. Leave the hat plain for the scientist gnome.

Arms (Make 2)

With Turqua (Teal)

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

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

Change to Soft White

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 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 Dusty 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.

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.

Crochet a scientist or pharmacist gnome with this free crochet pattern. This is one of many of my profession gnomes series.

Lab Coat

Ch44

Row 1: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in the next 41 CH. (42)

Row 2-6: CH1, turn, DC in the next 42 STs. (8)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

You will wrap your scientist gnome lab coat around your gnome body and sew in place before you attach the arms.

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 a scientist or pharmacist gnome with this free crochet pattern. This is one of many of my profession gnomes series.

Crochet Scientist Gnome Goggles

CH14 with Turqua (Teal)

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in the next 12 CH. (13)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Row 2: With soft white, SLST to the 3 ST from one wide of Row 1. Skip 1 ST, Work 5 DC into the next ST, Skip 1 ST, SLST to the next ST, Skip 1 ST, Work 5 DC into the next ST, Skip 1 ST, SLST to the next ST.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

You will attach your goggles above your gnome nose and tuck the teal ends under the hat.

Crochet a scientist or pharmacist gnome with this free crochet pattern. This is one of many of my profession gnomes series.

Crochet Scientist Gnome Test Tube

Row 1: With Gold, Work 4 SC into a Magic Circle. (4)

Row 2-3: SC in the next 4 STs

Row 4: Change to Soft White, SC in next 4 STs.

Row 5: Sc in next ST, Work 2 SC in next ST, SC in next ST, Work 2 SC in next ST. SLST to next ST.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

The test tube will be sewn to one of the scientist gnome hands.

Pharmacist Medicine Bag

Cut out a 1.5 inch by 3 inch piece of white paper. Fold the long sides in about 1/8th of an inch on each side. Fold the paper in half to make a bag. (The sides will not be connected but it will look like a bag) Fold down the open top edge about 1/8 of an inch. Write Rx on the bag and either glue or sew to the pharmacist hand.

Crochet Scientist 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 lab coat around the body of the gnome.
3. Sew the beard onto the gnome. (If making a man) The beard will have the crocheted row shaped like a U. Style the beard and trim it.
4. Sew the arms onto the gnome and sew the test tube or medicine bag to one of the gnome’s hands.
5. Sew the braids onto the gnomes (if making a woman). I sew these directly on top of the arms but you can position them where you think they look best.
6. Sew the nose on top of the beard or between the braids.
7. For the Scientist gnome, sew the goggles above the nose.
8. Stuff the body and hat and sew the hat onto the body.
9. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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