Looking for a cute, easy crochet Christmas gnome pattern? Try this one with a faux fur pom pom as the beard!
Design Story and Inspiration for Our Free Crochet Gnome Pattern
I designed this little guy as part of the 2023 Holiday Maker’s Challenge, an annual event where we come together to get as many gifts made as possible for Christmas.
Patterns for the challenge have to be quick, easy enough for an advanced beginner, and use stash yarn. This little guy fit the bill perfectly!
Yarn Options for our Adorable Gnome Pattern
I used some scrap worsted weight yarn that I got at the Dollar Tree for this pattern, but you can use any yarn you like! I recommend worsted weight for this size pom pom, but one of the best things about this pattern is its ability to be customized.
Feel free to use up that stash yarn for this project. It doesn’t take much, so a bit of yarn that you have leftover from another project would be perfect!
Crochet Gnome Pattern Details
This pattern is very easy. As long as you know how to make a magic ring and work in continuous rounds, you can make this little guy. His nose is a simple puff stitch.
First, we start with the body. It begins with a magic ring and is worked in continuous rounds and sewn to the faux fur pom pom. Then the hat is created and the nose is attached to the hat. Finally, the hat is sewn on and you’re done!
Super simple! Feel free to play with colors, stitches, etc. if you like!
Crochet Christmas Gnome
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors – 1 color for body and 1 for nose
Crochet Hook: US Size G (4.0mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, fiberfill, small faux fur pom pom, thread, sharp needle
Finished Size: Approximately 5″ tall
Crochet Christmas Gnome Pattern
Make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 8 sts in magic ring. Pull tightly to close.
Rnd 2: Inc in each st – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc, inc; repeat from * to end – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: Working in back loops only, *Sc 2, inc – 32 sts.
Rnds 5-8: Sc in each st.
Rnd 9: *Sc 2, dec; repeat from * to end – 24 sts.
Rnd 10: Sc in each st.
Rnd 11: *Sc, dec; repeat from * to end – 16 sts.
Stuff and sew on small faux fur pom pom, stitching all around body.
Ch 16 and join with slip st to form ring. Ch 1.
Rnd 1: Sc in each ch – 16 sts.
Rnd 2-5: Sc in each st.
Rnd 6: *Dec, sc 2; repeat from * to end – 12 sts.
Rnd 7: *Sc, dec; repeat from * to end – 8 sts.
Rnd 8: (Dec) 4 times – 4 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Pull yarn through last st and weave into last 4 sts. Pull tightly to close.
Join flesh color to front of hat (opposite yarn tail) and ch 1.
Work 1 puff stitch as follows:
(Yo, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop) 5 times (11 loops on hook), yo and draw through all loops, ch 1 to close the stitch. Slip st into back of puff stitch, working through 2-3 loops. Alternatively you could fasten off and stitch behind the nose.
Weave in ends.
Stitch hat to top of pom pom as seen in photos.
Final Thoughts on Our Adorable Gnome Pattern
I hope you enjoy this easy crochet Christmas gnome pattern! He was so much fun to make, and super simple! I’m making a bunch of these as gifts this year and I hope you’ll join me!