Merry Christmas Gnome

Updated: Mar 29

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Happy Thanksgiving! Today as I think of all I am thankful for you all come to mind. Each and every one of you who has chosen to follow along with my crochet journey, purchased patterns, or have sent encouraging words. You may never know how much you mean to me, but I hope you know how thankful I am.


One way I like to show my appreciation is with these free patterns on my blog. Tomorrow many of us will be putting up Christmas decorations, if they aren't already up, so why not offer a free Christmas pattern? These cute little Christmas Gnomes are sure to add a little holiday cheer to your décor. They work up quickly with a bulky weight yarn (I used Loops and Threads Charisma), and stand 11" tall.


If you prefer a printable PDF you can find it in my shops for only $1. AND, through Monday 12/2/19 I am offering 25% off all patterns, no coupon required!

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I look forward to seeing all of your gnomes! Make sure you tag me so I don't miss them.

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Merry Christmas Gnome



Supplies:

J hook for body

H hook for nose

50 yards Bulky (5) yarn (Main Color)

Small amount of Bulky (5) yarn in Tan

Small amount of worsted tan for nose

Small amount of worsted white for beard

Stitch marker

Large Needle

Fiber-fil

Comb

Optional: Buttons, Pom, fuzzy or faux fur yarn for trim on hat

**If you prefer not to comb out the yarn on the beard you can use a fuzzy yarn instead**

Terminology:

CH: Chain

SC: Single Crochet

BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet

SCBLO: Single Crochet Back Loop Only

HDC: Half Double Crochet

SLST: Slip Stitch

F/O: Finish off

Gauge: 5 Rows and 6 stitches in 2”



Body:

With a 6.0mm J hook and main color

Round 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle, pull tight. SLST into first stitch, ch1, (6)

Round 2: 2SC into each stitch around, SLST, ch1 (12)

Round 3: *2SC, SC*, repeat pattern around, SLST, ch1 (18)

Round 4: *2SC, SC 2*, repeat pattern around, SLST, ch1 (24)

Round 5: *2SC, SC 3*, repeat pattern around, SLST, ch1 (30)

Rounds 6 - 12: SC around, SLST, ch1 (30)

Round 13: BPSC around, SLST, change to bulky weight tan, ch1. (30)

Round 14: SC 6, HDC 18, SC 6, SLST, ch1 (30)

Round 15: Repeat Round 14

Round 16: SC 6, HDC 18, SC 6, SLST, F/O (30)


Hat:

With main color and a 6.0mm J hook

Round 1: Work 5 SC into a Magic Circle, pull tight. Do not join, (5)

For the rest of the hat you will be working continuously in the round, and not joining at the end of each round. Place a stitch marker into the first stitch of the round and move up with each round to keep track.

**All rounds will be worked into BLO for the remainder of the hat.

Round 2: SCBLO around (5)

Round 3: SCBLO around (5)

Round 4: 2SCBLO into each stitch around (10)

Round 5: SCBLO around (10)

Round 6: *2SCBLO, SCBLO* repeat pattern around (15)

Rounds 7 – 8: SCBLO around (15)

Round 9: *2SCBLO, SCBLO 2* repeat pattern around (20)

Rounds 10 – 12: SCBLO around (20)

Round 13: *2SCBLO, SCBLO 3* repeat pattern around (25)

Rounds 14 – 15: SCBLO around (25)

Round 16: *2SCBLO, SCBLO 4* repeat pattern around (30)

Round 17: SCBLO around, SLST into next stitch, F/O. (30)

Optional: For fur trim on hat, FPSC around, SLST, F/O. (30)


Nose:

With worsted weight tan and a 5.0mm “H” hook

You will be working continuously in the round, and not joining at the end of each round. Place a stitch marker into the first stitch of the round and move up with each round to keep track.

Round 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: 2SC into each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2SC, SC*, repeat pattern around (18)

Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (18)

Round 7: SC around, SLST into next stitch, F/O leaving a long tail. (18)


Assembling

Line up the back edge of the nose to the front edge of the hat. Secure the nose to the hat using the tail and a large needle. (See pictures)




Flip hat over so the back of the hat is facing up and line up with the back of the body. (The back of the body is the shorter side) Secure the hat to the body with a mattress stitch. When you get to the front, secure into the hat leaving the nose loose. When you have 8 stitches left, stuff body and hat with fiber-fil. Finish closing, weave in ends.


Flip over, fill nose with Fiber-fil and secure to tan part of body.


To make the beard, cut 40 – 45 pieces of white yarn 7” in length. Attach the yarn into the tan part of the body with a crochet hook. (See pictures) I do 3 rows on either side of the nose working into the space between the stitches, and then into the posts of the stitches for a full beard.

Under the nose, I do two rows. One into the tan, and one into the top of the main color.


Once you have all of the yarn attached you will comb out the beard. (If you used a fuzzy yarn you can skip this step)

Hold the yarn in your hand and working from the bottom of the strands begin combing the yarn to separate the ply. As the yarn separates you can move up to another section doing about 1” at a time. If needed you can use your large needle to separate the yarn at the top.

Once the beard is combed out trim length to bottom of gnome.

Embellish hat with a pom and buttons if desired.




Happy Crocheting!

~Carol