Christmas Tree Gnome- free crochet pattern

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Decorating your Christmas tree is a special tradition that fills your home with warmth and festive cheer. If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to add a unique touch to your holiday decor this year, why not try crafting your own Christmas tree gnome?

This whimsical and charming addition to your Christmas home decor is easy to make with our free crochet pattern.

Scroll down to see the step-by-step written instructions and materials you’ll need, or buy the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here!

How to crochet a Christmas tree gnome  with a hat and star

Christmas is the most magical time of the year and each time I get so excited about all the new crochet festive patterns.

This year the first Christmas pattern we shared with you was the crochet Grinch gnome pattern. Even though the Halloween spirit is still lingering around we know that some of you are keen to start crocheting on Christmas gifts and Christmas decorations.

It’s one of the reasons we started sharing the Christmas gnome patterns early because we know that it gets busy around December!

Planning some Christmas gifts? Check out some of the Christmas patterns from last year.

  1. Easy crochet Christmas gnome keychains– easy to customize, fun to put on your Christmas tree, or use as a bag charm.
  2. Crochet festive Christmas blanket– Beginner-friendly crochet blanket with adorable crochet reindeer and mini Christmas trees.
  3. Crochet stocking for kids– Paw Patrol inspired Christmas stocking of the movie characters- Sky, Chase, and Marshall.
  4. Crochet Alpine stocking– our bestseller and most loved stocking pattern with a full video tutorial.

Why you will love this crochet Christmas tree gnome?

  • UNIQUE– Create a unique and charming addition to your Christmas decorations with a Christmas tree gnome.
  • EASY TO MAKE– Our free crochet pattern makes it easy to craft your own festive gnome.
  • This project is perfect for crafters of all levels, from beginners to experts.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE– Customize your Christmas tree gnome with different yarn colors and festive accessories.
Free crochet Christmas tree gnome pattern with crochet star and hat

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Crochet Christmas tree gnome pattern

As I have said in my previous post I try to challenge myself and explore new crochet stitches or new crochet techniques with each new design.

As some of you may know we are from Bulgaria! And when we were small the situation in the country was not that good. Even if you had money there were not many goods that you could buy.

We used to have a Christmas tree and my mom’s Christmas balls (the real glass balls, not today’s plastic ones) but it was small and not so full. We used to admire the American movie Christmas trees and home decorations.

I think at some point I would love to decorate my house with lights all over!

The inspiration for the Christmas tree gnomes comes exactly from these movies. I wanted to have a colorful Christmas tree with a big star on top! Therefore I used colorful beads for the layers (which we will add as we crochet along).

How to crochet a Christmas gnome?

Before we dive into the pattern, let’s explore what a Christmas gnome is. These whimsical creatures, also known as Tomte or Nisse, originate from Scandinavian folklore.

Gnomes are believed to bring good luck and protect homes during the holiday season. They have become popular symbols of Christmas worldwide.

In this pattern, we will crochet the Christmas tree gnome in one piece. We will start from the hat and continue on the body.

Later we will crochet the hands, nose, beard, and the Christmas star.

In the end, we will add the layers with beads to finish the Christmas tree gnome. In this pattern, I will show you how to crochet with beads but you can also stitch them after. Keep in mind though that it will be a bit tricky to add each bead with a tapestry needle.

I tried stitching them that way but in the end, you will have to go through each petal separately and add the beads one by one!

I suggest you watch the mini tutorial I recorded for you and take a look at the pictures included in the pattern below!

Choosing the Right Yarn and Hook

Choosing the right crochet yarn and hook is crucial to achieving the right look and feel for your Christmas gnome. The appropriate yarn weight is important to ensure a consistent and sturdy result. A medium-weight yarn is perfect for this project if you are a beginner, and festive colors like red, green, and white are popular choices.

Don’t forget to select a hook that complements your chosen yarn weight. A 3.5mm or 4.0mm hook should work well for this project. It’s also important to gauge your tension to achieve the desired size.

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How to customize your Christmas tree gnome?

Have you ever seen the Christmas trees that some of the cafes or fancy restaurants put around Christmas? I once saw a white Christmas tree with fancy pink and fuschia Christmas balls all over.

While I am writing this post it just crossed my mind that you can actually make a similar Christmas tree gnome. You can personalize it to go with your Christmas theme for the year or with your home theme.

For example, you can crochet a pink gnome and use white pearl beads, or why not make a royal blue one?

Also, this pattern is highly customizable as you can make it with or without the layers of the Christmas tree needles.

Why not use only one color for the entire gnome such as green, white, or light pink? Add some mini charms that you can find in Dollar Tree as well.

Free crochet Christmas tree gnome pattern for beginners.

Christmas tree gnome free crochet pattern

The pattern is written in US crochet terms!

We will crochet in continuous rounds. It means that you don’t need to join your rounds in the end. Just work over the first stitch of the previous round.

Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each round.

Skill level: Easy

Finished size of the gnome: 20cm/ 8 inches

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Materials you’ll need:

Sport/ fine weight yarn- Shachenmayr Catania 100% Cotton, 50 g, 125 m in colors-

Dark green color 20 gr,

Light brown color 20 gr,

white color 10gr,

a small amount of Beige for the nose/hands, and a small amount of yellow for the star

Crochet hook size 2.5mm

Poly fiber fill for stuffing and a tapestry needle

Stitch Abbreviation:

SC- single crochet

SS- slip stitch

CH- chain

Rep- repeat

Inc- increase (make 2 SC in the same stitch)

Dec- decrease ( work 2 SC stitch together)

MR- magic ring

– repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times

FO- fasten off

BLO- back loop only

FLO- front loop only

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Christmas tree Gnome pattern:

-with a green color

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 7 SC into it, (7)

Rnd 2-10: SC in each stitch around (7)

Rnd 11: *SC in first, inc 1* 3 times, SC in last (10)

Rnd 12: SC in each stitch around (10)

Rnd 13: * inc 1, SC in next 42 times (12)

Rnd 14: SC in each stitch around (12)

Rnd 15: *SC in next 2, inc 1, * 4 times (16)

Rnd 16-17: SC in each stitch around (16)

Rnd 18: *SC in next 3, inc 1, * 4 times, (20)

The next round is worked in BLO! Only round 19.

Rnd 19: SC in each stitch around (20)

Rnd 20: SC in each stitch around (20)

Rnd 21: *SC in next 4, inc 1* 4 times (24)

Rnd 22-23: SC in each stitch around (24)

Rnd 24: *SC in next 5, inc 1, * 4 times (28)

The next round is worked in BLO! Only round 25.

Rnd 25: SC in each stitch around (28)

Rnd 26: SC in each stitch around (28)

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Rnd 27: *SC in next 6, inc 1, * 4 times, (32)

Rnd 28-29: SC in each stitch around (32)

Rnd 30: *SC in next 7, inc 1, * 4 times, (36)

The next round is worked in BLO! Only round 31.

Rnd 31: SC in each stitch around (36)

Rnd 32: SC in each stitch around (36)

Rnd 33: *SC in next 8, inc 1, * 4 times, (40)

Rnd 34-35: SC in each stitch around (40)

Rnd 36: *SC in next 9, inc 1, * 4 times, (44)

The next round is worked in BLO! Only round 37.

Rnd 37: SC in each stitch around (44)

Rnd 38: SC in each stitch around (44)

Rnd 39: *SC in next 10, inc 1, * 4 times, (48)

Rnd 40: SC in each stitch around (48)

Fold the pipe cleaner from the middle and insert it into the tip of the hat. It will make it flexible and you will be able to bend the hat. Start stuffing the hat

Rnd 41: SC in each stitch around (48)

Continue on hat’s brim

The next round is worked in Front loop only!

Rnd 42: *SC in next 3, inc 1* 12 times (60)

Rnd 43-44: SC in each stitch around (60)

Rnd 45: *SC in next 4, inc 1* 12 times (72)

Rnd 46: SC in each stitch around (72). FO.

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Fasten off green and attach beige.

Rnd 43: Go back to round 42 and insert your hook in any back loop stitch, pull up a loop, SC in the same stitch, SC in each stitch around (48)

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Rnd 44: *SC in next 11, inc 1* 4 times (52)

Rnd 45: *SC in next 12, inc 1* 4 times (56)

Rnd 46-61: SC in each stitch around (56)

Rnd 62: *SC in next 12, dec 1* 4 times (52)

Rnd 63: *SC in next 11, dec 1* 4 times (48)

The next round is worked in BLO.

Rnd 64: SC in each stitch around (48)

Rnd 65: *SC in next 4, dec 1* 8 times (40)

Rnd 66: *SC in next 3, dec 1* 8 times (32)

Rnd 67: *SC in next 2, dec 1* 8 times (24)

Rnd 68: *SC in next, dec 1* 8 times (16)

Rnd 69: *dec 1* 8 times (8) Fasten off and close the gap with a needle.

How to crochet a Christmas tree gnome for beginners with step-by-step written instructions and photo tutorial

How to crochet the Christmas tree gnome leaves needles:

Every layer is worked in the same way. We have 4 layers. The only difference is the petal count in each layer.

How to add beads (optional):

  1. Take your beads and put them on the string using a tapestry needle.
  2. Pull the yarn a bit and start your layers.

First layer from the top (working in the front loop of rnd 19)

Insert your hook in the back loop of the first stitch and pull up a loop, CH 1, SC in the base of the initial chain, *(HDC 1, DC 1, CH 1, place one bead after the chain and CH 1 again, DC 1, HDC 1 all in next stitch), SC in next 2* repeat 6 times, SC in next 3 stitches. (6 petals)

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Here is a mini Video tutorial on the layers showing you how to work with the beads!

The second layer (working in the front loop of round 25)

Repeat the steps we did for the first layer. You will have 9 petals.No stitch left in the end.

The third layer (working in the front loop of rnd 31)

Repeat the same steps we did in the previous layers. Here you will have 11 petals and 2 stitches will be left in the end. Make SC into the last two stitches.

The fourth layer (working in the front loop of rnd 37)

Repeat the steps in previous layers. You will have 14 petals and 1 stitch left in the end. Make SC into the last stitch.

Christmas tree gnome’s nose:

-with beige color yarn

Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 6 SC into it. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Rnd 3: *SC in first, inc 1* 6 times (18)

Rnd 4-5: SC in each stitch around (18)

Rnd 6: *SC in next, dec 1* 6 times. FO. (12)

Stuff the nose with a small amount of fiberfill.

Christmas tree gnome’s beard:

-with white color yarn

Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 6 SC into it (6)

Rnd 2: SC in each stitch around (6)

Rnd 3: *inc 1* 6 times (12)

Rnd 4: *SC in next 5, inc 1 * 2 times (14)

Rnd 5: * sc in next 6, inc 1 * 2 times (16)

Rnd 6: * SC in next 7, inc 1* 2 times (18)

Rnd 7: *SC in next 8, inc 1* 2 times (20)

Rnd 8: *SC in next 9, inc 1* 2 times (22)

Rnd 9: *SC in next 10, inc 1* 2 times (24)

Rnd 10: *SC in next 11, inc 1* 2 times (26)

Rnd 11: SC in each stitch around (26)

Rnd 12: *SC in next 12, inc 1* 2 times (28)

Rnd 13-16: SC in each stitch around (28)

Christmas tree gnome’s hands (make 2 pieces):

-with beige color

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 6 SC into it (6)

Rnd 2: *inc 1* 6 times (12)

Rnd 3-6: SC in each stitch around (12)

Switch to light brown color

Rnd 7-16: Sc in each stitch around (12)

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-with a yellow color

Rnd 1: CH 3, 10 DC in 3rd from your hook, SS to join. (10)

Rnd 2: *CH 1, SC in first, (HDC 1, DC 1, CH 2, DC 1, HDC 1 all in next)* 5 times, SS to join. FO. (you will have 5 points in the end)

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How to join your gnome- assembly:

  1. Sew the beard onto the body right below the brim.
  2. Sew the nose on top of the beard. Place it in the center.
  3. Sew the hands.
  4. Attach the star on top of your hat.
  5. Use safety pins to secure them before sewing. Sew them when you like the placement.

Sharing the Holiday Spirit

One of the best parts of crocheting a Christmas gnome is being able to share the holiday spirit with others. Whether you gift your handmade gnome to a loved one or display it in your own home, the joy it brings is contagious.

Consider joining the crochet community online to connect with fellow crafters and share your creations. In the Facebook group- Passionatecrafter- free crochet patterns you will find so much inspiration and new crochet friends.

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7 Comments

  1. I LOVE your patterns. I am almost done making the Christmas Tree Gnome. All of your creations are so cute!! I can’t wait to make more.

  2. Thank you for this cute pattern. I made one for the Christmas market next week at my daughter’s school. Now I have to make also one for her because she doesn’t want me to give it away lol.

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