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Crochet Summer Vacation Gnome Free Pattern

Crochet a little friend to spend your summer with. The summer vacation gnome will remind you of your days on the beach and bring some sunny summer happiness to your home.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet summer vacation 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.

Designing the Summer Vacation Gnome

Oh how I wish I could go to the beach. There are beaches only 6 hours from us and we have never been. This cute little gnome gets to bring a little bit of the beach to us as we splash with the kids in a baby pool.

I wanted this gnome to have all the touches of summer. He is rocking his sunglasses, and swim shorts, wearing his flip flops and taking his towel where ever he goes, in case he goes for a dip. He has been searching for shells and even added a little starfish to his hat. He is really ready for summer.

Crochet a summer vacation gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome likes to sit on the beach and soak up the sun. Enjoy the summer with him.

How to Customize your Summer Vacation 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 and adjusting her swimming suit.

Change the trunks or swimming suit 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(light tones), Buff(Medium tone), Cafe Latte(Dark tone), and Coffee(Very dark tone) for skin tones.

Make this gnome unique and special with your customization.

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Crochet a summer vacation gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome likes to sit on the beach and soak up the sun. Enjoy the summer with him.

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Crochet Summer Vacation Gnome

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Materials Needed

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83 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Turqua
40 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Buff
32 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Gold
32 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Flamingo
10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Royal Blue
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Black
15 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
SLST – Slip 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 summer vacation gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome likes to sit on the beach and soak up the sun. Enjoy the summer with him.

Crochet Summer Vacation 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.
-For a female gnome make the whole body one color.

Summer Vacation Gnome Body

With Turqua (Teal)

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 14-15: Change Color to Flamingo (Pink), SC in the next STs. (48)

Row 16-20: Change Colors to Buff, 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 Summer Vacation Gnome Hat

With Turqua (Teal)

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.

Starfish

Row 1: Make a Magic Circle and SLST to it, *CH 4, SLST to the 2nd CH from the Hook, SLST in next 2 CH, SLST to the Magic Circle.* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times.

Pull the Magic Circle tight, fasten off and weave in your ends.

Arms (Make 2)

With Skin Color

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

Row 2-8: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Fasten off leaving a 10 inch tail to sew the arm to the body.

Crochet a summer vacation gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome likes to sit on the beach and soak up the sun. Enjoy the summer with him.

Feet (Make 2)

With Turqua (Teal)

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)

Change to Buff (Skin Tone)

Row 3-5: SC in the next 12 STs. (12)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Take a strand of teal yarn and a yarn needle make two stitches along the buff rows of each foot in a V shape. This it to make it look like the gnome is wearing flip flops.

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 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 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.

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.

Gnome Sunglasses

CH14 with Black

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 Black, 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 sunglasses above your gnome nose and tuck the ends under the hat.

Beach Towel

CH 15 with Flamingo

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the Hook. SC in the next 13 STS.

Row 2-4: CH1, turn. SC in next 14 STs.

Row 5-8: Change to White. CH1, turn. SC in next 14 STs.

Row 9-12: Change to Royal. CH1, turn. SC in next 14 STs.

Row 13-16: Change to Flamingo. CH1, turn. SC in next 14 STs.

Row 17-20: Change to White. CH1, turn. SC in next 14 STs.

Row 21-24: Change to Royal. CH1, turn. SC in next 14 STs.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet a summer vacation gnome with this free crochet pattern. This gnome likes to sit on the beach and soak up the sun. Enjoy the summer with him.

Crochet Summer Vacation 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 braids or beard onto the gnome. The beard will have the crocheted row shaped like a U. Style the beard and trim it.
3. Sew the nose on top of the beard or between the braids.
4. Sew arms onto the body.
5. Sew the Starfish to the hat.
6. Stuff the body and hat and sew the hat onto the body.

7. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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