If you were looking for adorable crochet gnome patterns, look no further. This list has 30 patterns for gnome themed pillows, blankets, and dolls.
A quick web search will bring you a variety of patterns, for all tastes and skills. But it’s always good when you don’t have to spend time looking it up yourself. And that’s what this list is for, to give you many options in one place.
Gnomes are little bearded creatures that are part of the Nordic and Scandinavian folklore. These little guys have been trending in the crochet community for a while. But why should make them?
Versatile – Crochet gnome patterns are available in a variety of projects, such as blankets, pillows, and dolls. Make them to decorate your home as dolls or as cuddly blanket to snuggle with.
Adorable gifts – these little imaginary creatures are great for gifts for children or for gnome lovers. In the form of dolls, they will make great gifts for many occasions.
Easy to customize – Crochet them with your favorite yarn colors, add accessories to make them fun, embroider the details, make them the way you like.
Fun projects – Gnomes are known for being fun to crochet. Depending on what you are making, you can use multiple colors of yarn and make them super cheerful.
How to crochet a gnome
Here is a list of steps to start crocheting your gnome:
Firstly, decide on a pattern for your project. Free or paid, there are hundreds available online and many are free to view on the designer’s websites.
Secondly, choose your yarn. It may be possible that you already have it in your stash. Most patterns will call for multiple colors of yarn.
Next, gather other supplies you will need, such as a crochet hook, stuffing fiber, tapestry needle and scissors. The best way to know what you need, is by checking the pattern for the list of materials.
Then, check the skills needed. Amigurumi gnome patterns will be crocheted in separate parts, such as the body, head, and then the hat. Make sure you are comfortable with that.
Lastly, follow the pattern and have fun crocheting your gnome.
Can beginners crochet gnome patterns?
Definitely! Most gnome patterns are easy for beginners. Typically, you will need to know the basics of the Amigurumi technique, such as single crochet or double crochet for larger projects.
Here are some tips for crocheting a gnome as a beginner:
Choose an easy pattern that uses basic stitches, such as chains, single crochet, and double crochet.
Make sure you check the pattern notes section for the instructions.
As a beginner, you may have to purchase some supplies and notions. Please double check the list of materials before you start.
Most pattern designers are great to support you if you need help. So don’t be afraid to reach out with questions if you have any.
If you are a beginner, I would recommend choosing a pattern that’s rated as easy. Normally, you will find that information in the pattern notes section.
Skills needed to crochet gnome patterns
Crochet gnomes are usually easy to make and will use basic stitches and techniques. Here is what you will need to know for most opatterns listed here:
Single crochet stitch
Single crochet increases
Single crochet decreases
Double crochet stitch
C2C Crochet (Corner-to-Corner)
Crochet in the round
Basic hand sewing
Fasten-Off and weave-in ends
Get familiar with the pattern you choose. If there is a skill you’re not ready for, YouTube is a great resource for help. Make sure you are comfortable with the pattern skill level.
Supplies needed for crochet gnomes
Here are the materials and supplies you will need for most crochet gnome patterns:
Yarn – usually worsted weight (#4). But please check the pattern for the recommended yarn.
Crochet hook– make sure to check the pattern recommendation for hook size. I like hooks ranging from sizes 3.5 mm (US E) to 4.00 mm (US G) to crochet Amigurumi.
Stuffing fiber – such as Poli Fill. Good quality fiber holds up the shape better and longer.
Stitch markers – since you crochet Amigurumi in continuous rounds, stitch markers are essential to help you to keep track of your stitch count.
Tapestry needle – to weave in the ends and to do seaming if needed.
Embroidery thread – if the pattern calls for any embroider.
Scissors – small and sharp yarn scissors are the best.
C2C Crochet Gnome Afghan Pattern Smiljan Slukan is a talented designer and known by her beautiful C2C / Tapestry crochet designs. Her crochet gnome patterns are 5-star rated and are all so cute and unique.
Here is another great filet crochet project in this list of crochet gnome patterns. Choose your favorite yarn shades and make it for any occasion.
Recommended Yarn: Medium / Worsted (# 4)
Crochet gnome Amigurumi patterns
If you have crocheted Amigurumi before, these gnome patterns will be easy-peasy for you. But if you are a beginner thinking about trying something new, most of these patterns will make great first-time Amigurumi projects.
Elf on the shelf, anyone? Yes, this pattern will be great for an Elf. Or whatever you want it to be, maybe go with Christmas colors and make it into a Santa? Whatever you choose, I’m sure will be great.
Little Fino is such an adorable Tomte with those partially hidden eyes under his Scandinavian gnome hat. The pattern features some cute embroider details that are very simple to make and gives it such a unique winter feel.