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Crochet Teacher Gnome Free Pattern

This crochet teacher gnome is for all the teachers out there that teach our children. As a kindergartner’s mother I really have come to appreciate all the care and effort teachers put into teaching our children. They are truly magically in how they hold kids attention and get them to learn, not just remember something for a few moments. Here is a little pattern that will make a great teacher’s gift at the end of the school year.

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

Inspiring the Crochet Teacher Gnome

Can you remember your favorite teacher? Most of us can. Teachers leave such an impression on us as we grow up. I can still name my first, third, and several art teachers. It is really great to let the teachers know you appreciate them. Let them know how great they are with a little crochet teacher gnome.

My son started elementary this year, and boy is there a lot for him to learn. I am just baffled at how he seems to soak it all up. It is all thanks to having a wonderful Kindergarten teacher.

Use this free crochet pattern to make a Crochet Teacher Gnome. This will make a perfect gift for any teacher. Easy to follow crochet pattern.

Making a Girl Teacher Gnome

I know I made a male teacher gnome but it is very easy to make a female teacher gnome as well. Just check out the original Garden Gnome Couple for the braids pattern and instructions.

Use this free crochet pattern to make a Crochet Teacher Gnome. This will make a perfect gift for any teacher. Easy to follow crochet pattern.
I just noticed I miss embroidered E = mc2. I am feeling foolish, but what is done is done.

Embroidering on Crochet

You will see that I have added some extra details to our crocheted pieces with embroidery. Embroidering on crochet can be a bit tricky, so check out my tips and tricks in this embroidery video tutorial.

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Use this free crochet pattern to make a Crochet Teacher Gnome. This will make a perfect gift for any teacher. Easy to follow crochet pattern.

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Below you will find the free 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 print out of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted ad-free large font PDF version of the pattern. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag or basket.

I moved all the photos to the end of the PDF so you can reference them as you needed them and print just the pattern without using up as much ink. The Premium PDF version of the pattern can be purchased on Etsy.

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Crochet Teacher Gnome

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Materials Needed

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52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Cherry Red
10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Black
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin tone)
52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Dusty Grey
10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Caffe Latte
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
A small amount of Red Felt
Polyfil
Small amounts of Embroidery Floss (Red, Blue, Yellow, Brown)
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

Gnome Video Series
Episode 1: Gnome Body (Plus Amigurumi Basics)
Episode 2: Nose, Arms, Feet
Episode 3: Beard and Braids
More helpful Videos
Easy way to make a Magic Circle
Embroidering on Crochet
Single Crochet Border

Use this free crochet pattern to make a Crochet Teacher Gnome. This will make a perfect gift for any teacher. Easy to follow crochet pattern.

Crochet Teacher 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 Teacher Gnome Body

With Red.

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 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 Teacher Gnome Hat

With Grey.

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.

You will want to embroider your hat before attaching it to the gnome. I embroidered “1, 2, 3” and “E = mc 2“. I also cut an apple shape out of a little bit of red felt and embroidered a stem with brown embroidery floss.

Arms (Make 2)

With Skin Color

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

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

Change to Red

Row 3-8: 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

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.

Mini Chalk Board

CH5 with Black

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in next 3 CH. (4)

Row 2-3: CH1, turn, Sc in next 4 STS.

From here you will change colors to medium brown and SC around the entire project. Here is a handy video tutorial showing how to SC into the side of a row.

Row 4: CH1, turn so that you are working down the side of the row, Work a SC into the side of each row, CH2 at the corner, Work 4 Sc into the opposite side of the starting CH. CH2 at the corner, Work a SC into the side of each row, CH2, work a SC into each ST of row 3. CH2, SLST to the first SC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Use embroidery thread to embroider something onto the chalk board. I embroidered “ABC”.

Teacher 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. Place the beard on the front body with the crocheted row formed into a U shape. Sew to the body.
3. Sew the nose on top of the beard.
4. Style the beard and trim it.
5. Sew Arms to the chalkboard, then sew onto the body.
6. Stuff the body add sew the hat onto the body. (Make sure to embroider the hat first)
7. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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