Crochet Soccer Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

The Crochet Soccer Gnome is a great little gnome addition to your collection. He also makes a wonderful gift. There are also instructions on how to make a female soccer gnome.

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

A crochet soccer gnome makes a great gift for a sports fan. Free crochet pattern for a cute sports gnome with helpful videos.

Crochet Soccer Gnome Ready to Play

This Soccer gnome was so fun to design. If you are a sports fan, then make sure to check back often as I plan to release a new sports gnome every month. In the meantime, check out all the free gnomes patterns here.

A crochet soccer gnome makes a great gift for a sports fan. Free crochet pattern for a cute sports gnome with helpful videos.

How to Customize your Crochet Soccer Gnome

This is your soccer gnome so make him(or her) unique. Change the colors of his outfit to match your favorite team. 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.

A crochet soccer gnome makes a great gift for a sports fan. Free crochet pattern for a cute sports gnome with helpful videos.

The Premium Printable PDF Pattern

Below you will find the free crochet fishing 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 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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Materials Needed

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1.4 oz or 74 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
0.35 oz or 20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Spring Green
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, Charcoal
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Coffee
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Permanent Marker or Paint Pen in Black
Hot Glue and Applicator
Black Felt
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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 a 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 Soccer 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.

Soccer Gnome Body

With Green or Main Team Color.

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)

Rows 9-14: SC in the next STs. (48)

Change to Soft White yarn.

Rows 15-20: 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. If you like you can embroider the player’s number on the back of the body after the gnome is assembled.

Soccer 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: SC in the next 48 Sts. (51)

Row 34: SLST to the next ST. SLST to the following ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. This is where things get interesting. A soccer ball is made of pentagons and hexagons and when placed in a certain pattern they create a rounded ball. Since we have a cone hat, it just doesn’t work. So the goal is to cut out 8-10 black felt pentagons and place them strategically on the hat to look like a soccer ball. The pattern will not be perfect. Just do your best to make the front of the hat look nice. I have included a printable template to help you and some photos of how I used the templates to create my hat pattern.

Hexagon/Pentagon Template


Once the pentagons are set in the right place you can use glue to attach them. Then use a black marker or paint pen to create lines between the pentagons to make your hexagons. You may get some squares and triangles on the backside of your hat because of the hat shape.

Arms (Make 2)

Skintone (buff)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Row 2-5: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Green or main team color.

Row 6-9: 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 Charcoal.

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. 

A crochet soccer gnome makes a great gift for a sports fan. Free crochet pattern for a cute sports gnome with helpful videos.

Soccer Ball

With Soft White

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 next ST, 2 SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Rows 4-5: SC in next 18 STs.

Stuff the ball.

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

Row 7: *SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the long tail to sew a gathering stitch through the stitches of row 7 and close up this side of the ball. Use a marker or paint pen to draw the black pentagons on the ball.

Larger Gnome Nose

With Buff or a skin tone colored 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 Coffee (Dark Brown).

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 soccer gnome makes a great gift for a sports fan. Free crochet pattern for a cute sports gnome with helpful videos.

Crochet Soccer 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. 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. (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.)
3. Sew the soccer ball to one of the gnome arms. Sew both gnome arms onto the gnome.
4. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
5. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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