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Crochet Christmas Gnome

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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!

Get the Yarn

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Wool Warehouse* ships to the UK and globally
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Knotty House* ships to USA and Canada

crochet amigurumi Scandinavian Christmas gnomes, free tutorial on missneriss.com

I absolutely loved making these little guys.  I made a regular gnome, a slightly taller one, and even a lady gnome!

crochet amigurumi Scandinavian Christmas gnomes, free tutorial on missneriss.comcrochet amigurumi Scandinavian Christmas gnomes, free tutorial on missneriss.com

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.

 

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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
Rice Scissors
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

(UK terms)
MR magic ring
Ch chain
Sts stitches
dc double crochet
inc two double crochet sts in one st increased
dc2tog 2 double crochet stitches decreasing into one stitch
Ss slip stitch
Rep repeat

Instructions

Body

Colour 1
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.

Hat

Colour 2
Round 1. 6 dc into a MR [6]
Rounds 2-5. 6dc [6]
Round 6. (INC, 2dc) 2 times [8]
Round 7. 8dc [8]
Round 8. 8dc [8]
Round 9. (INC, 3dc) 2 times [10]
Round 10. 10dc [10]
Round 11. 10dc [10]
Round 12. (INC, 4dc) 2 times [12]
Round 13. 12dc [12]
Round 14. 12dc [12]
Round 15. (INC, 3dc) 3 times [15]
Round 16. 15dc [15]
Round 17. 15dc [15]
Round 18. (INC, 4dc) 3 times [18]
Round 19. 18dc [18]
Round 20. 18dc [18]
Round 21. (INC, 5dc) 3 times [21]
Round 22. 21dc [21]
Round 23. 21dc [21]
Round 24. (INC, 6dc) 3 times [24]
Round 25. 24dc [24]
Round 26. 24dc [24]
Round 27. (INC, 7dc) 3 times [27]
Round 28. 27dc [27]
Round 29. 27dc [27]
Round 30. (INC, 8dc) 3 times [30]
Round 31. 30dc [30]
Round 32. 30dc [30]
Round 33. (INC, 9dc) 3 times [33]
Round 34. 33dc [33]
Round 35. 33dc [33]
Round 36. (INC, 10dc) 3 times [36]
Round 37. 36dc [36]
Round 38. 36dc [36] Tie off; leave a long tail to sew the hat onto the body .

Nose

Colour 3
Round 1. 6 dc into a MR (6)
Round 2. INC in each stitch around [12]
Round 3. dc2tog 6 times [6] Tie off; leave a tail to attach the nose to the body.

Assembly

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.

crochet amigurumi Scandinavian Christmas gnomes, free tutorial on missneriss.com

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.

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