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St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

The St. Patrick’s Day Gnome can keep you company during the holidays. Place him on a shelf and he will bring a smile to your face every time you see him. There are also instructions on how to make a female leprechaun gnome.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this St. Patrick’s Day Gnome pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.

Crochet a St. Patrick's Day Gnome. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable leprechaun gnome male or female.

St. Patrick’s Day Gnome: The First Holiday Gnome

I made the St. Patrick’s Day Gnome and he started a trend. Now there is a gnome for most holidays, some professions, and even hobby gnomes. So if you like this gnome make sure to check out the other free gnomes patterns.

Crochet a St. Patrick's Day Gnome. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable leprechaun gnome male or female.

How to Customize your St. Patrick’s Day Gnome

This is your crochet leprechaun gnome so make him unique. Change the colors of his outfit to any color you like. 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.

Crochet a St. Patrick's Day Gnome. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable leprechaun gnome male or female.

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Materials Needed

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2 oz or 104 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf
0.1 oz or 5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Pumpkin (Orange)
0.2 oz or 10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Buff (Skin Tone)
0.1 oz or 5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Spring Green
0.4 oz or 20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Bright Yellow
0.4 oz or 20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Gold
0.4 oz or 20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Black
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Hot Glue and Applicator (Optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLOSC – Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only
FLOSC – Front Loop Only Single Crochet
DC – Double 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 5.5 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.

St. Patrick’s Day 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Body

With Tea Leaf Green.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Hat

Using Green,
Row 1
: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle.

Row 2: *Work 2 SC into the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Row 3: *SC into next ST, Work 2 SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 4: *SC into next 2 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 5: *SC into next 3 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 6: *SC into next 4 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 7: BLOSC into the next 36 STS.

Row 8-14: SC in next 36 STs.

Change color to Yellow.

Row 15-17: SC in next 36 STs.

Change color to Green.

Row 18: *FLOSC into next 5 STs, Work 2 FLOSC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 19: *SC into next 6 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

Row 20: *SC into next 7 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (54)

Row 21: *SC into next 8 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (60)

Row 22: SLST to the next 2 STS. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet a St. Patrick's Day Gnome. This free crochet pattern will help you make an adorable leprechaun gnome male or female.

Four Leaf Clover

We will be using a brighter green. The clover is worked into a Magic Circle and only consists of one row.

Row 1: Working into a Magic Circle, *SC, CH2, DC, CH2* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times.

This creates your four leaves.

To Create a stem, CH4, SLST into the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 2 CH. SLST to the first single crochet. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Pull your Magic Circle closed and use the long yarn end to sew to the hat.

Arms (Make 2)

Skintone (buff)

Row 1: Work 6 SC in a MC. (6)

Row 2-3: SC in the next 6 Sts. (6)

Change to Tea Leaf Green.

Row 4-8: 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 Buff or a skin tone colored yarn.

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.

Pot of Gold

With Gold

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 3 STs, 2SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (15)

Row 4-6: SC in next 15 STs.

Row 7: *SC in next 3 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (12)

Row 8: *2SC in the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. (24)

Row 9: SLST to the next ST, SLST to the following ST.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Gold Insert

With bright yellow.

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 3 STs, 2SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (15)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Place a pinch of stuffing in the pot of gold and tuck the gold insert on top of it. You can sew it in place or use a little hot glue to secure it.

Crochet Gnome Beard (Male Gnome)

CH12 with Orange

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 on to 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 Orange (Or 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.

Female Leprechaun Apron

With White CH82 Fasten off.

Row 1: Find the center 8 CH. SLST to the CH and SC into the 8 center CH.

Row 2-4: CH1, turn, SC in the next 8 STs. (8)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

We just created the bottom of the apron, now we will work on the opposite side of the CH and create the top of the Apron.

Row 5: Find the center 6 Ch. SLST to the CH and SC into the 6 center CH.

Row 6-7: CH1, turn, SC in the next 6 STs. (6)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Row 8: CH10, SC into the 6 STs of row 7. CH10.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet St. Patrick’s Day 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 apron on the front of the girl, sew the nose on top of the apron and sew the braids on each side of the nose.)
3. Sew the arms onto the gnome.
4. Lightly stuff the hat and sew the hat onto the body.
5. Place the pot of gold under one arm and sew in place.
6. Enjoy your gnome!

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