Travelling Gnome Crochet Pattern

These little gnomes are fast and fun to make. They only use a tiny amount of yarn and stuffing, and – like me – you may find yourself with a small army of them to give away.

Finished height is approximately 7cm

Materials:

Small amounts of DK yarn in red, blue, white and skin colour of your choice (less than 5g of each colour). I used Marriner Double Knit

Small amount of toy stuffing

2 x 5mm safety eyes

3.25mm crochet hook

Stitch marker

Wool needle for sewing up

 
Abbreviations in UK crochet terms:

dc = Double crochet

sts = Stitches

rep = Repeat

dc 2 tog = Double crochet two stitches together

Pattern:
 
BEARD

Using white yarn make 7 chain.

Row 1: Work 1 dc in every chain (6 sts)

Row 2: dc 2 tog, dc 2, dc 2 tog (4 sts)

Row 3: dc 2 tog, dc , dc 2 tog (2 sts)

HAT, FACE AND BODY:

Worked in one piece in a continuous spiral.

Break yarn and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the beard to the gnome.

HAT

Round 1: Starting at the hat point and using red yarn, make a magic ring and work 6 dc into it. Place marker to mark the start of the round.

Round 2: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 2 dc* rep to end (8 sts)

Round 3: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 3 dc* rep to end (10 sts)

Round 4: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 4 dc* rep to end (12 sts)

Round 5: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 5 dc* rep to end (14 sts)

Round 6: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 6 dc* rep to end (16 sts)

Round 7: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 7 dc* rep to end (18 sts)

Round 8: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 8 dc* rep to end (20 sts)

Break off red yarn.

FACE

Join skin colour yarn.

Round 9: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 9 dc* rep to end (22 sts)

Round 10: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 10 dc* rep to end (24 sts)

Round 11: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 11 dc* rep to end (26 sts)

BODY

Join blue yarn.

Round 12: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 12 dc* rep to end (28 sts)

Round 13: *work 2 dc into next stitch, 13 dc* rep to end (30 sts)

Rounds 14 to 16: dc around without shaping

Insert safety eyes and stuff body. Sew on the beard.

Round 17: *dc 2 tog, dc 3* rep to end (24 sts)

Round 18: *dc 2 tog, dc 2* rep to end (18 sts)

Round 19: *dc 2 tog, dc 1* rep to end (12 sts)

Round 20 *dc 2 tog* rep to end (12 sts)

Break yarn and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Add a little more stuffing if needed then sew the gap closed at the bottom.

Take your gnome on your travels, give him to someone to make them smile or hide him for someone to find as a surprise. Or have a photoshoot with your cat, if you can.

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