It’s winter and this crochet skiing gnome is ready for an adventure. Just set him on a shelf with a little bit of fake snow. This is a fun crochet project using the free crochet pattern below.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet skiing gnome pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
Winter Sports Gnome-Style
Gnomes have hobbies too! This little crochet gnome is an excellent skier. He glides over the soft powder snow, enjoying the chilly air. He is ready to go all bundled up in his winter hat and gloves. He is a perfect little crochet project and will look great on your shelf all winter.
Sledding and Skiing Gnomes
If you love this gnome, make sure to check out his friend the sledding gnome! Together they make quite a pair.
How to Customize you Skiing Gnome
This is your gnome so make him 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 beard. 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.
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Crochet Skiing Gnome
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1.4 oz or 85 yds of Red Heart With Love, Light Grey
0.7 oz or 43 yds of Red Heart With Love, Celtic Blue
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Caffe Latte
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Charcoal
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
2 Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
2 – 3.5 inch long dowel rods (1/4 inch diameter)
Hot Glue Sticks and Applicator
Pom Pom Maker (Optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)
Gauge and Size
Gauge – 5SC x 6 Rows = 1 inch
Size – Final Gnome is about 7.5 inches tall.
Helpful Video Tutorials
I have created a video series walking you through all the basic pieces that most gnomes have. It also teaches you the basics of amigurumi. Please note that the hat video is for the traditional hat and not the beanie.
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 Skiing Gnome
-Written in US terms.
– Pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
– Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rows.
Crochet Skiing Gnome Body
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 48 STs. (48)
Row 21: *SC in the next 14 STs, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (45)
Row 22: SC in the next 45 STs. (45)
Row 23: *SC in the next 13 STs, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (42)
Row 24: SC in the next 42 STs. (42)
Row 25: *SC in the next 12 STs, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (39)
Row 26: SC in the next 39 STs. (39)
Row 27: *SC in the next 11 STs, SC2TOG,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (36)
Row 28: SC in the next 36 STs. (36)
Row 29: SLST to the next 2 STs.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Crochet Skiing Gnome Beanie
Note: We will be changing colors every row to create a two-tone hat. Feel free to work the hat all in one color fs you find changing colors difficult.
With Blue CH 18
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the next 13 CH, Change Color to White, SC in next 4 CH. (17)
Row 2: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 4 STs, Change Color to Blue, BLOSC in last 13 STs.
Row 3: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 13 STs, Change Color to White, BLOSC in last 4 STs.
Continue repeating rows 2-3 until you have a total of 41 rows. Fasten off, leaving a 10-inch yarn end of the blue color and a 6-inch yarn end of white. Use your yarn ends to sew the first row to the last row worked together.
Then use the blue yarn to gather up the top of the gnome’s beanie. Make a pom-pom out of white and grey yarn and sew it to the top of the beanie.
Arms (Make 2)
Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)
Row 2-3: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)
Change to Grey.
Row 4-8: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)
Fasten off leaving a 10-inch tail to sew the arm to the body.
With Cafe Latte 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 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 Above)
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 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 Gold (or 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.
The Skis and Ski Poles
Take two jumbo popsicle sticks and paint them a fun color. Glue them to the bottom of your gnome. Ta-Da, Skis!
Ski Pole Piece
With Charcoal colored yarn make a magic circle. Work 9 SC into the magic circle and SLST to the first SC. Before you pull the magic circle tight, slip the end of a 3.5-inch dowel rod into the magic circle. Pull tight and use a little glue to secure the center of the crochet piece you just made. Weave in your ends.
Crochet Skiing 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 and glue skis to the bottom of the gnome.
2. 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.
3. Sew the arms onto the gnome.
4. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
5. Glue the ski poles to the hands of the gnome.
6. Enjoy your gnome!
I truly hope you enjoyed the crochet skiing gnome pattern and will check back for more fun crochet gnome patterns.
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