Welcome to the pattern page for my Scandinavian Christmas gnomes!
I’ve made a few changes to this post, updating the pattern to make it more user friendly. I’ve also updated the Ravelry listing, adding UK and US crochet terms so you can choose the version that suits you best if you prefer a printer friendly version for a small fee. Here in this post you’ll find the UK version
I hope you like it!
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I absolutely loved making these little guys. I made a regular gnome, a slightly taller one, and even a lady gnome!
The pattern is really very simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one or two of these in an evening. They make great ornaments, or you could even attach a loop to the top of the hat and hang it in your tree.
So, what will you need? A couple of shades of red, a grey, a brown, white and off-white mini Catona skeins, and rice! We’re going fill the bodies with rice, so a little tip: if you crochet loosely, consider using a stocking as a lining, or size your hook down. The pattern uses a 3mm hook, but you might consider a 2.5mm.
Ready to get started?
What You’ll Need
Four mini skeins of Catona
Colour 1: grey (242)
Colour 2, red (115)
Colour 3 off white (130)
Colour 4 white (106)
3mm crochet hook
MR magic ring
dc double crochet
inc two double crochet sts in one st increased
dc2tog 2 double crochet stitches decreasing into one stitch
Ss slip stitch
Round 1. 6dc into a MR [6sts]
Round 2. INC in each stitch around [12 sts]
Round 3. (INC, 1dc) 6 times [18 sts]
Round4. (INC, 2dc) 6 times [24 sts]
Round 5. (INC, 3dc) 6 times [30 sts]
Round 6. (INC, 4dc) 6 times [36 sts]
Round 7. 36dc [36 sts]
Rounds 8-18. Rep round 7 11 times [36 sts]
Round 19. (dc2tog, 4dc) 6 times [30 sts]
Round 20. 30dc [30 sts]
Round 21. (dc2tog, 3dc) 6 times [24 sts]
Round 22. (dc2tog, 2dc) 6 times [18 sts]
Round 23. (dc2tog, 1dc) 6 times [12 sts]
Fill with the rice; use a funnel if you need to. I made one with paper and it worked perfectly.
Round 24. dc2tog 6 times [6 sts]
Sew close, tie off and hide the tail in the body.
Round 1. 6 dc into a MR 
Rounds 2-5. 6dc 
Round 6. (INC, 2dc) 2 times 
Round 7. 8dc 
Round 8. 8dc 
Round 9. (INC, 3dc) 2 times 
Round 10. 10dc 
Round 11. 10dc 
Round 12. (INC, 4dc) 2 times 
Round 13. 12dc 
Round 14. 12dc 
Round 15. (INC, 3dc) 3 times 
Round 16. 15dc 
Round 17. 15dc 
Round 18. (INC, 4dc) 3 times 
Round 19. 18dc 
Round 20. 18dc 
Round 21. (INC, 5dc) 3 times 
Round 22. 21dc 
Round 23. 21dc 
Round 24. (INC, 6dc) 3 times 
Round 25. 24dc 
Round 26. 24dc 
Round 27. (INC, 7dc) 3 times 
Round 28. 27dc 
Round 29. 27dc 
Round 30. (INC, 8dc) 3 times 
Round 31. 30dc 
Round 32. 30dc 
Round 33. (INC, 9dc) 3 times 
Round 34. 33dc 
Round 35. 33dc 
Round 36. (INC, 10dc) 3 times 
Round 37. 36dc 
Round 38. 36dc  Tie off; leave a long tail to sew the hat onto the body .
Round 1. 6 dc into a MR (6)
Round 2. INC in each stitch around 
Round 3. dc2tog 6 times  Tie off; leave a tail to attach the nose to the body.
With colour 4, cut about 40 8cm lengths, fold in half, loop through the stitches in rows 19 and 20 of the body for 14 stitches on row 19 and 12 on row 20 (1 extra at each end on row 19). With your tapestry needle split the yarn so it looks more like a beard.
Attach the nose so that it over laps the beard on row 18/19 in the middle of the beard. Try to have some of the beard sewn underneath the nose.
Take the hat and sew it onto the body, pulling it firmly down over the knots you’ve made with the beard, and so that it moulds around the nose. Tie off and hide all tails in the body.
I hope you love making this project as much as I’ve loved designing it. Please don’t forget to share your creations on social media, and tag me on Facebook, Instagram and Ravelry! And use hashtag #ScheepjesChristmasBlogHop so we can all find and like your pictures.
And most importantly, don’t forget to visit Tammy at Canadutch tomorrow to find out what the next project is. Trust me, if you knit, you’ll love it! There are also a bunch of other amazing projects coming your way in the next week, so don’t miss a thing on the Scheepjes Facebook page.