Follow this mini crochet gnome pattern to learn how to make a quick and easy crochet gnome. This free crochet pattern is perfect for beginners.
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Introducing Graham the mini crochet gnome.
Graham makes up for his small size with a huge personality! Whether he’s feeling cheerful or cranky, he feels it 100%!
In fact, he was voted “best person to invite to parties” because he brings so much joy with him. When he’s cranky, give him some dinner and a good bit of space and he’ll come around again.
Stitch Key (US Terms)
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dec – sc decrease st
Final measurement for the finished gnome will be 4.5 inches (or 11.5 cm) tall.
This pattern is crocheted in continuous rounds (you will not join each round).
In my patterns, I begin each circle with “the ch 2 method.” Another way of beginning is to start with a magic circle. If you are more familiar with this method, just do the specified number of stitches into your magic circle.
Single crochet decrease stitch explanation: Insert the hook into the next stitch and yarn over. Pull a loop through so that there are now 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook into the next stitch and yarn over. Pull a loop through so that there are now 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over again and pull the loop of yarn through all 3 loops on the hook.
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Graham the Mini Gnome Crochet Pattern
With light gray yarn,
Round 1: Ch 2, 8 sc in first ch (8 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (16 sts)
Round 3: (Sc 3, 2 sc in next st) 4 times (20 sts)
Round 4: Sc 20 in the BACK LOOPS ONLY of the previous round (20 sts)
Round 5: (Sc 9, 2 sc in next st) 2 times (22 sts)
Round 6: Sc 22 (22 sts)
Round 7: (Sc 9, dec 1) 2 times (20 sts)
Round 8: Sc 20 (20 sts)
Round 9: (Sc 8, dec 1) 2 times (18 sts)
Round 10: Sc 18 (18 sts)
Round 11: (Sc 7, dec 1) 2 times (16 sts)
Fasten off. Wait to stuff the body.
With tan yarn,
Round 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in first ch. (5 sts)
Round 2: Sc 5 (5 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail for sewing. Sew the nose to the body, 1 round down from the top of the body
With tan yarn,
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch. (6 sts)
Round 2: Sc 6 (6 sts)
Round 3: Dec 1, sc 4 (5 sts)
Switch to light gray yarn,
Round 4-5: Sc 5. (5 sts x 2 rounds)
Now, single crochet 2 stitches across the top of the arm, through both layers, to close it.
Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail for sewing.
Sew the arms to the sides of the gnome’s body, 2 sts back from the nose on either side. Sew on the arms at a slight angle as shown in photo above.
If you’re giving your gnome a beard, cut 8 strands of white yarn that are about 7 inches (18 cm) long. If you’re giving your gnome braids, skip down to the Braids section.
You will be attaching these white yarn strands along the sides and bottom of the nose – 3 strands on the right side, 3 on the left side, and 2 strands along the bottom. To attach the strands, simply insert your hook into the stitch, pull up the strand of yarn until you have a loop, pull the ends through that loop and pull tight to form a knot. Repeat this until all the strands are attached.
See the photos above for how all the strands will look once attached. Brush these down with your hand and trim to your desired length.
Now, holding the white beard strands away from the body, brush them out with your pet slicker brush or comb until they are fuzzy.
This will make the ends uneven, so trim the beard again to get the look you like. (Save these trimmings to stuff the body with, if you like!)
To attach braids instead of a beard, cut 12 strands of white yarn that are about 9 inches (23 cm) long. Now attach 3 strands at a time to 2 stitches on either side of the nose.
Then separate the strands into groups of 4 and braid each side. Secure with a short strand of yarn tied into a bow.
Now stuff the body with your beard/braid trimmings plus stuffing.
With dark gray yarn,
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch. (6 sts)
Round 2: Sc 6. (6 sts)
Round 3: (Sc 1, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (9 sts)
Round 4: Sc 9. (9 sts)
Round 5: (Sc 2, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (12 sts)
Round 6: Sc 12. (12 sts)
Round 7: (Sc 3, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (15 sts)
Round 8: Sc 15. (15 sts)
Round 9: (Sc 4, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (18 sts)
Round 10: Sc 18. (18 sts)
Round 11: (Sc 5, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (21 sts)
Round 12: Sc 21. (21 sts)
Round 13: (Sc 6, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (24 sts)
Round 14: Sc 24. (24 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail for sewing. Stuff the hat lightly so it will still bend easily. Place the hat on your gnome’s body and pull it down so that the hat rests on the top of the nose.
Thread your yarn tail onto your yarn needle and weave it through the hat to 1 round above the bottom of the hat. Then insert your needle down through the hat, into the body, and up a few stitches over.
Do not pull your stitches too tightly so that they do not show on the top of the hat. When sewing the hat over the nose, grab a stitch on the back of the nose (R2 of the nose) as you’re sewing to ensure that the hat will rest on top of the nose.
When you have finished sewing all the way around, secure your strand with a knot and weave in the end.
And there you go, you are finished! Thank you so much for following along with this mini crochet gnome pattern a tiny gnome! Enjoy!
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