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How to Crochet: Birthday Gnome Free Pattern

Have your cupcake and a birthday gnome too. I couldn’t make a Holiday Gnome series without a birthday gnome. I hope he brings a smile to your birthday friend’s face.

Below you will find the complete pattern for this crochet Birthday 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.

A Happy Birthday Gnome

Aren’t Birthdays wonderful? They are our personal holidays. I wanted to create a special crochet birthday gnome that would help you celebrate. Looking online all I saw was gnomes made with birthday fabric for their hat and that was not good enough.

I thought about the cute little gnomes that had mushroom top hats and started thinking about birthday cupcakes. A gnome with a cupcake hat seemed perfect.

Have a Happy Birthday with this cute Crochet Birthday Gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun gift with helpful video tutorials.

How to Customize your Crochet Birthday Gnome

This crochet gnome pattern can be customized in a variety of ways. Instructions are provided for both the male and female gnome.

Change the body color, cupcake liner and top color, skin color, and hair color to make your gnome special. 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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Have a Happy Birthday with this cute Crochet Birthday Gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun gift with helpful video tutorials.

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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.

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Crochet Birthday Gnome

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Materials Needed

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58 yds, Red Heart With Love Mallard
3 yds, Red Heart Super Saver, Buff
62 yds Red Heart Super Saver, Flamingo
30 yds Red Heart Super Saver, Dusty Grey
7 yds, Red Heart Super Saver, Red
1 yd, Red Heart Super Saver, Coffee
1 ft, Red Heart Super Saver, Turqua (Bow)
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet
SK – Skip
SLST – Slip Stitch
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)

Gauge and Size

Gauge – 5SC x 6 Rows = 1 inch
Size – Final Gnome is about 5 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.

Crochet Gnome Video Tutorial

I am currently working on a video series that will walk you through how to crochet the gnome from start to finish. Below is listed the videos that are currently available.

Episode 1: Gnome Body (Plus Amigurumi Basics)
Episode 2: Nose, Arms, Feet
Episode 3: Beard and Braids

Other Helpful Videos
Easy way to make a Magic Circle
How to Change Colors in Crochet

Have a Happy Birthday with this cute Crochet Birthday Gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun gift with helpful video tutorials.

Crochet Birthday 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 Birthday Gnome Body

With Mallard (Dark Turquoise) Yarn.

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)

Fasten off. Weave in your ends.

Crochet Birthday Gnome Arms (Make 2)

With Buff (Skin tone)

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

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

Change to Body Color (Mallard)

Row 3-8: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

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

Gnome Feet (Make 2)

With Body 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 3-5: 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.

Cherry on Top

Make another foot pattern but in red. When you fasten off leave a long end to gather the top of the piece.

Cherry Stem

CH7

Row 1: SLST to the 2nd CH from the hook and SLST in each CH across. Fasten off and attach to the top of the cherry.

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) Female Gnome

CH7

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across. Fasten off. (6)

Cut 12 10 inch strands of yellow yarn for the two braids. Attach one strand of yarn to each Single Crochet like you would attach fringe to a scarf.

Style the hair before sewing to the gnome.

Sew the braids onto the body of the gnome before stuffing the gnome.

Present (Make 2)

CH7 with Flamingo

Row 1: Sc in the second CH from the hook and each CH across. (6)

Row 2-3: CH1, turn, SC into each ST across. (6).

Row 4: (SC around the edge of the present.) CH1, turn, Work 3 SC down the side of the present, CH2, turn, Work 6 SC into the other side of the starting CH, CH2, turn, Work 3 SC down the side of the present, CH2, turn, Work 6 SC into the STs of Row 3. CH2, turn, SLST to first SC. Fasten off.

After making 2 presents sew them together to create a thicker present. Make a small bow with a contrasting color and sew it on the present.

Birthday Gnome Cupcake Top

With Flamingo (pink)

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 9-13: SC in the next 48 STs. (48)

Row 14: *Skip a ST, Work 5 DC into the next ST, Skip a Stitch, SLST to the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Cupcake Liner

CH11 with Dusty Grey

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 9 CH.

Row 2-35: CH1, turn, SC in the back loops only of the next 10 STs.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use the tail to sew Row 1 to Row 35.

Have a Happy Birthday with this cute Crochet Birthday Gnome. Free crochet pattern for a fun gift with helpful video tutorials.

Crochet Birthday 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. Sew Feet to the body.
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 and style the beard.
4. Sew each arm to the side of the present and then sew the arms to the body.
5. Take the cupcake liner and sew it to the body of the gnome.
6. Stuff the body. Sew the cherry to the cupcake top and sew the cupcake top to the cupcake liner.
7. Enjoy your gnome.

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

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