Crochet Christmas Gnome

Crochet Christmas Gnome

Hi friends! I am so happy to introduce my latest free crochet pattern, and since Christmas is coming soon, I’ve decided to make a crochet Christmas gnome! Gnomes are charming creatures and if you fill him with something heavy he will do an excellent job as a door stopper! Stitch up one for your self or make more in different sizes and give it away for Christmas, because these little guys make great gifts! The pattern for the crochet Christmas gnome is an easy one, and because he is crocheted with double strands of yarn, you can stitch him up quite fast too!


If you do decide to make one, would be so happy if you show me a picture on Facebook or tag me on Instagram! It is always nice to see your versions! Also if be sure to follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss any of my FREE patterns! I am also active on Instagram where you can see what’s going on behind the scenes!

I made his beard with the one of my favourite stitches, the loop stitches! If you have been following my blog maybe you have noticed, that I’ve made many patterns with the loop stitches like the hedgehog, hairy scary monsters or the loop stitch sheep. I have included the loop stitches this time too and I will also post a Video on my blog soon!

Crochet Christmas gnome

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What is a gnome?

If you’ve been following my blog you might know that I am from Norway and in Norway Santa Claus is actually called “Nisse” (Nisse = Gnome). The word nisse has its origin from the name Nils or Niels which is the nordic form of the name Nikolaus. My grandfather was actually named Nils and this is stil a common name in Scandinavia.

A long time ago, people in Scandinavia used to belive in gnomes, called in Norwegian “Fjøsnisse”, (fjøs=Cowshed, nisse=Gnome). Back in the day, people did believe in the Nisse and they also believed that he was really small, like the size of a rabbit or so, dressed in grey clothes, wearing a red hat and he had a long white beard. They also believed that he was watching and taking care of the animals and the gnomes could be a helpful little servant on the farm, if he was treaded well and given food and something to drink. If not however, they could be moody and behave badly and even hurt the people and the animals living on the farm. Therefore it was best to treat the gnomes well to stay on their good side!

 

I really would love to hear, what kind of Christmas traditions you did grew up with? Please leave a comment or write me on Facebook! Now that you have learned a little about the gnome, it’s finally time to stitch up some – but be warned, gnomes likes to be treaded well, so be kind to him;)

Supplies

Abbreviations used:

  • ch – chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – Increase ( single crochet increase, two single crochet in one stitch)
  • dec – Decrease ( to single crochet together)
  • Rnd – round
  • Lp st – loop stitch

 

Materials

  • Yarn Group: C (16 – 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
  • Weight/length: 50 g = approx 75
  • Color, dark grey (24) off white (17) rusty red (37) white (16)
  • You need a 100 g/3,5 oz of nr. 24 (dark grey), ca. 2,4 oz of 37 (rusty red) ca. 1 oz of white (16) and 10 g/0,3 oz off nr. 17 off white
  • Hook size 4,5mm/G 6,5mm/K and 7 mm/10,75. For example these amazing hooks from Clover Amour Crochet Hooks
  • Some filling material
  • Sand or rice and a plastic bag
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissor

 

Note

The pattern is written in US terms.

The beard, body and the hat is crocheted with double strands of yarn. The nose is crocheted with one strand of yarn. 

Finished size is about 14,5 Inches.

 

 

Crochet Christmas Gnome pattern

 

 

Crochet Christmas gnome

 

Body

Start with color number 24/dark grey.

Hook size 7 mm/10,75

Use double strands of yarn. 

Rnd 1) Work 6 sc in a magic ring.

Rnd 2) Work 2 sc in each stitch. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next. * Repeat from *-*( 18 sc)

Rnd 4) * 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next. * (24 sc)

Rnd 5) * 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next. *(30 sc)

Rnd 6) * 1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next. *(36 sc)

Rnd 7) 1 sc in each stitch in the back chain (36 sc)

Rnd 8-25) 1 sc in each stitch for a total of 18 rounds. (36 sc) Crochet 13 rounds of you want to make the gnome smaller, and skip to round 26.

Grab a small plastic bag and fill it with something heavy like rice or sand. Make sure that the bag is without holes! Secure it well! But the bag in the body.

Rnd 26) * 4 sc, dec* (30 sc)

Rnd 27) *3 sc, dec* (24 sc)

Stuff the rest of the body with some filling material.

Rnd 28) *2 sc, dec* (18 sc)

Rnd 29) *1 sc, dec* (12 sc)

Rnd 30) dec 6 times. (6 sc) Cut of the yarn and weave in ends.

 

Nose, color number 16/off white

Work with one strand of yarn and a 4,5mm/G crochet hook

Rnd 1) Work 6 sc in a magic ring.

Rnd 2) Work 2 sc in each stitch. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next. * Repeat from *-*( 18 sc)

Rnd 4) * 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next. * (24 sc)

Rnd 5) * 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next. *(30 sc)

Rnd 6) *3 sc, dec* (24 sc)

Rnd 7) *2 sc, dec* (18 sc)

Start stuffing the nose here.

Rnd 8) *1 sc, dec* (12 sc)

Rnd 9) dec 6 times. (6 sc) Cut of the yarn, leave a longer strand and weave in ends.

 

Hat, color number 37, rusty red.

Hook size7 mm/10,75

Use double strand of yarn.

Worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker.

Rnd 1) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2 – 8) 1 sc in each sc for 7 rounds. (6 sc)

Rnd 9-14) Increase with only 1 sc in each round. Do your increases in the first stitch of each round. Do this until you have 12 sc.

Rnd 15) *2 sc, inc* (16 sc)

Rnd 16) *3 sc, inc.* (20 sc)

Rnd 17) *4 sc, inc.* (24 sc)

Rnd 18) *5 sc, inc.* (28 sc)

Rnd 19-21) 1 sc in each stitch around for 3 rounds. (28 sc)

Rnd 22) *6 sc, inc* (32 sc)

Rnd 23-25)1 sc in each stitch around for 3 rounds. (32 sc)

Rnd 26) *7 sc, inc* (36 sc)

Rnd 27-29) 1 sc in each stitch around for 3 rounds. (36 sc)

Cut the yarn, but leave a long strand. You are going to use the strand to sew the hat to the body.

 

Beard, color number 16/ white

Use double strand of yarn

Watch this tutorial on how to do a loop stitch

Row 1) Chain 13 chains, turn.

Row 2) 1 lp st in each chain. Chain 1, turn.  (12 lp st)

Row 3) 1 sc in each lp st for the entire row. Chain 1 turn. (12 sc)

Row 4) l lp st in each sc for the entire row. Chain 1, turn (12 lp st)

Row 5) 1 sc dec. 1 sc in the next 8 lp st, 1 sc dec. (10 sc)

Row 6) 1 lp st in each sc for the entire row. Chain 1, turn. (10 lp st)

Row 7) 1 sc dec, 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 1 sc dec. (8 sc)

Row 8) 1 lp st in each sc for the entire row. Chain 1 turn. ( 8 lp st)

Row 9) Repeat row 6, but for 8 stitches, not 10.

Row 10) Repeat row 8.

If you want your beard to be longer just repeat these two rows.

Row 11)1 sc dec, 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 1 sc dec. (6 sc)

Cut the yarn and weave in ends.

Assembly the gnome.

Sew the nose to the top of the beard.

Place the hat on the head like on the picture.

Skip a couple of rows and attach the had like I’m showing on the picture.

Attach the beard right under the hat.

That was the pattern for the Christmas gnome!

I hope that you liked it and I would love to hear your opinion about the pattern for the Crochet Christmas Gnome! Leave a comment below or just write me on Facebook!

Have a nice day!

XO

Ragnhild

 

 

4 Comments

  • Leona
    November 19, 2017 9:09 am

    When someone writes an piece of writing he/she retains the thought of a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.
    So that’s why this piece of writing is perfect. Thanks!

    • yarnhild
      November 19, 2017 9:38 am

      Thank you Leona! I am so happy to hear that! English is not my native language, so sometimes it can be a little challenging to write a good text. So once again, thanks!

  • gea
    December 7, 2017 11:59 am

    thanks ,what a nice pattern i love tomte

    • yarnhild
      December 7, 2017 12:11 pm

      Thanks, glad you like it!

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