Cute Crocheting Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

Finally a gnome for us. Here is the crocheting gnome free crochet pattern. This gnome is so adorable with its little hook and baby blanket.

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

This crocheting gnome will keep you company while you crochet. Free crochet pattern for a cute gnome with helpful videos.

Crocheting Gnome

We finally have our own gnome. This has been a highly requested gnome, but it took me a while to figure out how to make a crochet hoo without carving one. The answer: wire. We are going to use a small piece of wire and needle nose pliers to make a tiny crochet hook. If you love crocheting gnomes, make sure to check out all the free gnomes patterns here.

This crocheting gnome will keep you company while you crochet. Free crochet pattern for a cute gnome with helpful videos.

How to Customize your Crocheter Gnome

This is your crocheting gnome so make her(or him) unique. Change the colors of her outfit to match your favorite outfit. Make the blanket any color you like and the surface slip stitch on the hat can be a great way to use up leftover yarn you have hanging around. You can change her skin tone too and change the color of her braids. There are also instructions below to make a beard for a male 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.

This crocheting gnome will keep you company while you crochet. Free crochet pattern for a cute gnome with helpful videos.

The Premium Printable PDF Pattern

Below you will find the free crocheting 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 print out 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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0.71 oz or 37 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Real Teal
0.81 oz or 42 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Flamingo (Pink)
0.81 oz or 42 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin Tone)
0.2 oz or 12 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Cafe Latte
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Coffee
0.3 oz or 18 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Turqua (Light Teal)
0.2 oz or 12 yd of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Gold
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
12 Gauge Wire (Silver)
Needle Nose Pliers with Wire Cutter
Hot Glue and Applicator (Optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double 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 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.

Crocheting 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.

Crocheting Gnome Body

With Dark blue or 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)

Rows 9-14: SC in the next STs. (48)

Change to Pink.

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.

Crocheting 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 14 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (48)

Row 30: *SC in the next 15 St, 2SC in the next St,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (51)

Row 31: SLST to the next ST. SLST to the following ST. (To smooth out the edge.)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Now use different colors of yarn to create surface slip stitched details on the hat. Use a lot of different yarn colors and just be random with where you are slip stitching. If you do not know how to surface slip stitch below is a great video tutorial.

This crocheting gnome will keep you company while you crochet. Free crochet pattern for a cute gnome with helpful videos.

Arms (Make 2)

Skintone (buff)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Row 2-4: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Pink.

Row 5-8: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

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

Feet/Yarn Bowl (Make 3)

With Cafe Latte (Medium Brown) or Coffee (Dark Brown)

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. 

To make a yarn ball make a third ‘foot’ but only work rows 1-4. Make a slip stitch to smooth out the edge. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

This crocheting gnome will keep you company while you crochet. Free crochet pattern for a cute gnome with helpful videos.

Nose/Yarn Ball

With Buff or a skin tone colored yarn or Blanket yarn 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. You will make an extra ‘nose’ in the same color as your blanket. This piece will be stuffed into the yarn bowl created above and sewn or glued to the side of the gnome.

Blanket

Note: I do not count my chain 2 turning chain as a stitch.

With Light Teal or any color you would like.

CH16

Row 1: DC in the 2nd CH from the hook. DC in next 13 CH.

Row 2-6: CH2, turn, DC in next 14 STs.

Do not fasten off. Leave the last loop and place it over the wire hook. Then cut your yarn end so it is 12 inches long. We will use this yarn end and gently wrap it around the yarn ball we have created from the nose pattern and tuck the yarn end into the yarn bowl. This way it will look like your gnome is still working on the blanket.

You do not need to use this crochet blanket pattern. Feel free to whip up a tiny blanket using your favorite crochet stitch, or even make a tiny granny square.

This crocheting gnome will keep you company while you crochet. Free crochet pattern for a cute gnome with helpful videos.

Crochet Hook

Take your 12 gauge wire and cut a 1 inch piece. Warning: the cut sections will be sharp. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to gently curl the end of the wire in to create a hook. You can also pinch the curled section so it is closer to the hook handle. Trim the end of the wire if you want to make the hook shorter. Now take your hook and place it into the loop left on the blanket then finish assembling your gnome.

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 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.

This crocheting gnome will keep you company while you crochet. Free crochet pattern for a cute gnome with helpful videos.

Crocheting 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. (Male Gnome)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.)
2. (Female Gnome)Sew the nose in the center of the gnome and sew the braids on each side of the nose.
3. Sew or glue the hook onto one of the gnome’s arms. Sew or glue the other arm to the hook as well. Position them so it looks like the gnome is crocheting.
4. Place the loop on the blanket onto the hook and the yarn bowl with the yarn ball in it next to the gnome. Sew or glue the yarn bowl to the side of the gnome.
5. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
6. Enjoy your gnome!

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

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