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25 Free Crochet Gnome Patterns

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Crochet gnomes are charming, whimsical creations that add a touch of magic wherever they are. These delightful patterns come in all shapes, themes, and sizes, and honestly, they can be a bit addicting to make! So whether you want to make one simple project or a whole family of lovable gnomes, this list of free crochet gnome patterns is brimming with inspiration.

photo collage of crochet gnomes, one with a pumpkin hat, two as wine bottle toppers, two with beards held in hands, and two with winter hats on, with text overlay that reads

Free Crochet Gnome Patterns

Gnomes aren’t just for gardens anymore; they’ve taken the crochet scene by storm too! Whether you love gnome legends, believe they bring good luck, or just can’t resist their cuteness, crochet gnomes are a super fun project. 

You’ll find a gnome for every occasion as you explore this list! Some of the ideas include:

  • Small amigurumi decorations
  • Larger gnome plushies
  • Ornaments
  • Gnome pillow
  • Towel topper
  • Wall hanging
  • Wine bottle topper
  • Gnome blanket

In addition, you’ll also find gnomes that you can use to decorate for a variety of holidays, including Christmas gnomes, Halloween gnomes, Easter gnomes, a Valentine’s Day gnome, and a Thanksgiving Gnome.

Enjoy making these crochet gnomes to decorate your home for the holidays, give as gifts, or sell at your next craft show!

Supplies You’ll Need

Read through your pattern’s instructions to find out what supplies you’ll need. Common supplies for crocheting gnomes include:

  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Polyfill
  • Embroidery thread
  • Other notions (tapestry needle, felt, stitch markers, scissors, pompoms, etc.)

Some gnome patterns suggest using faux fur for a beard or a wooden bead for a nose. These are unique ways to add character to your gnome (and they can even make your project quicker!)

What’s the best yarn for crochet gnome patterns?

Cotton and acrylic yarn are both excellent choices for making amigurumi gnomes. Cotton yarn is durable, has great stitch definition, and holds its shape well. Acrylic yarn is another good, affordable option that’s available in many different colors.

As for yarn weight, DK, worsted, and bulky are all popular choices, but you can use almost any yarn weight you like. Using a lighter or heavier yarn is an easy way to adjust the size of your amigurumi gnome.

Some of our favorite yarns for crochet amigurumi include Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Premium, and Knit Picks Dishie.

Crochet Techniques for Crochet Gnome Patterns

Be sure to read through your pattern to get a good understanding of the stitches and techniques required before you get started. If you’re not sure how to work a specific stitch, try some practice rows first! 

Here are some of the most common techniques you might need to know for crochet gnome patterns:

Is a crochet gnome a good beginner project? 

Crochet gnomes can be great patterns for beginners if they’re comfortable with basic crochet stitches and techniques.

A few of the easiest beginner patterns in this list include the Crochet Gnome Towel Topper (#4), Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament (#7), and Gnome Wine Bottle Topper (#18).

25 Free Crochet Gnome Patterns

Take a look at these free crochet gnome patterns for your next work in progress. Happy crocheting!

Tips and Tricks for Crochet Gnome Patterns

Use a smaller hook for amigurumi.

Using a slightly smaller hook than you’d usually use is a good way to create neat, tight stitches. Trust me, you don’t want your polyfill escaping.

Stuff your gnome as you go.

Speaking of polyfill, be sure to stuff your gnome as you go along. It’s all about finding that perfect amount of stuffing so your project doesn’t turn out too stiff or too floppy. 

Customize your gnome.

Crochet gnomes have so many options for customization! Choose your favorite colors, play around with yarn or pompom noses, add braids for a lady gnome, or use faux fur for the beard. You can even make gnome outfits, like the Bunny Gonk suit (#23)!

Set yourself up for success.

If the size of your gnome is important, check your gauge by crocheting a swatch before you start on your gnome. That way, you’ll know whether you need a larger or smaller hook to achieve the correct size.

Another good habit is to use stitch markers to track your rows and rounds. Crocheting is much more relaxing when you don’t have to worry about counting every stitch!

More Crochet Patterns

If you love to crochet, you may be interested in these related pattern collections.

photo collage of crochet gnomes, one with a pumpkin hat, two as wine bottle toppers, two with beards held in hands, and two with winter hats on, with text overlay that reads

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Jeanne

Friday 14th of July 2023

wow! love the patterns... thank you...