Valentine’s day gnomes family set- free crochet pattern

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Are you new to making amigurumi? Learn how to make crochet toys with these adorable Valentine’s day gnomes! All you need to know is how to crochet a single crochet stitch! Find the free pattern below or buy the ad-free PDF here.

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The free crochet Valentine’s day gnomes set is part of our year-long crochet gnome along! In this crochet gnome-along, we share a new free crochet gnome pattern each month!

The January winter gnome was released a few weeks ago and let me tell you it was a blast! We are proud to say that it blows our mind how many people participated and loved it already.

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Is it a beginner-friendly pattern? Can I make it if I am a newbie?

Don’t be afraid to try and crochet these super cute gnomes. Without a doubt, if you know how to make a single crochet then you will rock it!

The pattern is written specifically for beginners and we have included lots of pictures to guide you through it. Gnome projects are extremely simple amigurumi projects with minimal components for attachment and no difficult shapes.

Crochet valentine's gnome pattern free

Are you a gnomaholic (gnome lover) like us? And do you love free crochet patterns as well?

If you love getting free crochet patterns that include more gnomes you must check out the little crochet Christmas gnomes pattern we published last Christmas. There is a Christmas elf gnome, Santa Claus gnome, and the Grinch gnome that you can use as crochet keychains, crochet Christmas tree gnome ornaments, or as small amigurumi toys.

Moreover, some of you even used this pattern to make a small version of the January gnome! What a great idea!

Crochet holiday gnomes- Valentine’s day!

February is the month of love and what better way to celebrate it than crocheting a few Valentine’s day home decorations?

When we published the crochet winter gnome pattern we were amazed by all the creativity you shared over the Passionatecrafter’s Facebook group. There were so many variations! In addition, we decided to make two gnomes- we added the crochet girl gnome (Yay!).

Everybody needs a partner, right?

Crochet girl gnome free pattern

Crochet Valentine’s gnome pattern details:

When I started this crochet gnomes CAL (crochet along) I didn’t even imagine how many people would love to make crochet gnomes with us. After seeing the love you gave to the first January winter gnome pattern I decided to return the love by making the February gnome more special.

What makes the crochet Valentine’s gnome set special?

The idea behind the CAL was to make 1 crochet gnome per month, however, I crocheted not 1 but 4 different Valentine’s gnomes. Why? Because I know that there are plenty of crocheters who are new to amigurumi and need more simple projects to start with, at the same time there are also more experienced ones as well. Therefore, we created 2 sets that everybody can enjoy!

The first set of crochet gnomes is more beginner-friendly and uses the same crochet stitches we used when crocheting the winter gnome.

The second set of crochet gnomes has a few crochet techniques that may need a bit of practice or can be intimidating for a beginner crocheter.

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Is there a printable PDF pattern?

Yes, there is! However, it is a paid ad-free, beautifully formatted printable PDF pattern!

Additionally, you can get the PDF pattern at 30% OFF through our Ravelry shop. Enter coupon code- GNOME – at checkout to receive the discount.

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What yarn to use and what yarn substitutes?

The best thing I made undoubtedly is creating the Passionatecrafter’s crochet Facebook group. So many people have already shared their wonderful crochet gnomes that you have endless possibilities to choose from when deciding on yarn.

For my crochet gnome pattern, I used worsted-weight yarn. The brand I chose is Bernat Premium yarn by Yarnspiration. This yarn is one of my latest favorites as I just love how soft and squishy it is. I already had it in my stash in almost every color and decided to use it for the crochet gnome-along.

The fellow makers have used almost every weight of yarn that you can find on today’s market. Therefore, it is safe to say that you can use whatever yarn you have in your stash. For example, it could be DK (double weight) yarn, Aran weight yarn, worsted weight yarn, or sport weight yarn.

Some of you even made the tiniest little crochet gnomes I have ever seen by using cotton thread 10 yarn. Honestly, I can never crochet something so small!

Can I use cotton or acrylic yarn for the crochet gnome pattern?

Absolutely! If you have cotton yarn in your stash feel free to use it, if you are more of an acrylic-type yarn person- use acrylic. Crochet must be enjoyable- why not use the yarn we love?

What if I use velvet yarn?

Of course, why not! Just keep in mind that your crochet gnome will be bigger.

Crochet heart gnome free pattern

What is new in this crochet gnome pattern?

As I said the pattern is oriented toward beginners furthermore we kept the body the same as the January winter gnome pattern. But we added a few extra small crochet items to make the final gnome outstanding. We added a few adorable crochet amigurumi hearts and a few cute crochet heart appliques.

Free crochet valentine's gnomes

Valentine’s Crochet gnome pattern:

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Materials:

  • worsted weight yarn- Bernat Premium 100% Acrylic, 7.0 oz/198 g, 360 yds/ 329 m solid colors-

  • Bernat Premium sky grey 50 gr, Red 20gr, Pink 50 gr, White 15gr, and a small amount of Beige for the nose

  • crochet hook size 4mm/ US crochet hook size G

  • poly fiber fill for stuffing

  • a piece of cardboard around 15cm square/6-inch square for the base

  • tapestry needle

Special notes:

  1. The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

  2. The pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join your rounds.

  3. The body, hat, hands, nose, and beard are the same as the January gnome crochet pattern

  4. The January gnome was written with an amigurumi shortcode style. What does it mean? For example, if it says: Rnd 5: SC 3, inc 1 7 times (35) you need to make – SC in the first 3 stitches, increase in the next stitch and repeat this sequence 7 times in total for the round. But some of you found it hard to follow it that way so we decided to share it as usual. You can follow whichever is better for you!

  5. If you are crocheting loosely, use a smaller hook so your work will be tighter and the stuffing won’t be visible.

  6. When stuffing the body- stuff it well, so it will stay in shape, but don’t overdo it.

  7. I made the hat separate, but feel free to sew it onto the body. You can fill it with stuffing before sewing.

  8. I used big and small crochet heart appliques, add as much as you like.

  9. Would you like some amigurumi tips and tricks? If yes, check the free guide here.

Final measurements:

24cm / 9.5 inches in height with the hat’s tip bent.

The base of the winter gnome body is 10cm/ 4 inches

Abbreviation:

SC – single crochet

DC- double crochet

SS- slip stitch

MR- magic ring

inc- increase- make 2 single crochet in 1 stitch

dec- decrease- work 2 single crochet stitches together

– repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times

the number in the () at the end indicates your final stitches for the round

BLO- back loop only

bobble stitch- make 4 dc stitches together in the same stitch

Valentine's gnome- free crochet pattern

Crochet gnome pattern:

BODY:

-with the sky grey color

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

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each around (14)

Rnd 3: *SC in first, 2 SC in next * 7 times (21)

Rnd 4: *SC in next 2, 2 SC in next * 7 times (28)

Rnd 5: * SC in next 3, 2 SC in next * 7 times (35)

Rnd 6: * SC in next 4, 2 SC in next * 7 times (42)

Rnd 7: *SC in next 5, 2 SC in next* 7 times (49)

Rnd 8: *SC in next 6, 2 SC in next* 7 times (56)

Before we continue, we need to measure our base and cut the cardboard. My base is 10cm/ 4 inches wide. Place your crochet piece in the center of the cardboard and use a pen to draw a circle. Draw the circle around the crochet piece and then cut it. While cutting the cardboard, cut it a bit smaller, so it will not stick out.

crochet gnome body's base

The next round is worked in BLO

Rnd 9: SC in each stitch around (56)

Rnd 10-20: SC in each stitch around (56)

Rnd 21: *Dec 1, SC in next 26* 2 times (54)

Insert the cardboard into the body.

Rnd 22: Dec 1, SC in next 16* 3 times (51)

Rnd 23: SC in each stitch around (51)

Rnd 24: Dec 1, SC in next 15* 3 times (48)

Rnd 25: SC in each stitch around (48)

Rnd 26: Dec 1, SC in next 6* 6 times (42)

Rnd 27: Dec 1, SC in next 12* 3 times (39)

Rnd 28: SC in each stitch around (39)

Rnd 29: Dec 1, SC in next 11* 3 times (36)

Rnd 30: SC in each stitch around (36)

Start filling the body.

Rnd 31: SC in next 4, Dec 1* 6 times (30)

Rnd 32: SC in next 3, Dec 1* 6 times (24)

Rnd 33: SC in next 2, Dec 1* 6 times (18)

Rnd 34: SC in next 1, Dec 1* 6 times (12)

Rnd 35: Dec 1* 6 times (6)

FO. Close the gap with a tapestry needle. Insert your tapestry needle through each of your stitches and pull to close.

THE NOSE:

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

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

Rnd 6: *SC in next 4, Dec 1* 3 times (15)

THE HAT

-start with pink for the she-gnome and red for the boy gnome

Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 5 SC into it (5)

Rnd 2-8: SC in each stitch around (5)

For boy’s hat repeat rounds 2-4, then continue with round 9.

Rnd 9: *inc 1* 2 times, SC in next 3 (7)

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

Rnd 11: *SC in next 4, inc 1* 2 times (12)

Rnd 12: SC in each stitch around (12)

Rnd 13: *SC in next 3, inc 1* 3 times (15)

Rnd 14: SC in each stitch around (15)

Rnd 15: *SC in next 4, inc 1* 3 times (18)

Rnd 16: SC in each stitch around (18)

Rnd 17: *SC in next 5, inc 1* 3 times (21)

Rnd 18: SC in each stitch around (21)

Rnd 19: *SC in next 6, inc 1* 3 times (24)

Rnd 20: SC in each stitch around (24)

Rnd 21: *SC in next 7, inc 1* 3 times (27)

Rnd 22: SC in each stitch around (27)

Rnd 23: *SC in next 8, inc 1* 3 times (30)

Rnd 24: SC in each stitch around (30)

Rnd 25: *SC in next 9, inc 1* 3 times (33)

Rnd 26: SC in each stitch around (33)

Rnd 27: *SC in next 10, inc 1* 3 times (36)

Rnd 28: SC in each stitch around (36)

Rnd 29: *SC in next 11, inc 1* 3 times (39)

Rnd 30: SC in each stitch around (39)

Rnd 31: *SC in next 12, inc 1* 3 times (42)

Rnd 32: *SC in next 6, inc 1* 6 times (48)

Rnd 33: *SC in next 7, inc 1* 6 times (54)

Rnd 34: *SC in next 8, inc 1* 6 times (60)

Rnd 35: *SC in next 9, inc 1* 6 times (66)

Rnd 36: DC in each stitch around (66)

Rnd 37: *DC in next 10, inc 1* 6 times (72)

Rnd 38: *DC 11, inc 1* 6 times (78)

FO. Finish with a perfect finish for a smooth ending.

THE Beard

-with white color

Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 5 SC into it (5)

Rnd 2: *inc 1* 5 times (10)

Rnd 3: SC in each stitch around (10)

Rnd 4: *inc 1* 10 times (20)

Rnd 5: *inc 1, SC in next 9* 2 times (22)

Rnd 6: *SC in first, inc 1, SC in next 9* 2 times (24)

Rnd 7: *SC in first 2, inc 1, SC in next 9* 2 times (26)

Rnd 8-13: SC in each stitch around (26)

Rnd 14: *SC in first 2, Dec 1, SC in next 9* 2 times (24)

Rnd 15: *SC in first, Dec 1, SC in next *9 2 times (22)

Fasten off.

Hands:

-start with white

Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 5 SC into it (5)

Rnd 2:*inc 1* 5 times (10)

Rnd 3: *inc 1, SC in next 4* 2 times (12)

Rnd 4: 1 bobble in the first stitch to form the thumb, SC in next 11 (12)

Rnd 5-6: SC in each stitch around (12)

-switch to sky grey color. The next round is worked in BLO.

Rnd 7: SC in each stitch around (12)

Rnd 8: *Dec 1, SC in next 4* 2 times (10)

Rnd 9-17: SC in each stitch around (10)

Fasten off.

How to attach all the pieces to the body.

Before you start, take a few safety pins and secure the pieces before sewing. It will help to sew them correctly.

Firstly, we will sew all the pieces on round 24. Therefore, place the beard in the center and secure it with safety pins.

Secondly, take the hands and place them on both sides of the body. I left 5 stitches between the beard and the hands. Make sure the bobble stitch(your thumb) is placed upward.

Afterward, place the nose onto the beard. Stuff it a bit with stuffing. I placed mine as half of my nose is on the beard, and the upper half is on the body.

How to make the braids of the she-gnome:

First, take an A4 size notebook or cardboard and wrap your yarn around the shorter side about 20-30 times. After that, cut it from one side and now you will have a long piece of yarn. Fold it from the middle. Once, you have your hair pieces cut it is time to put them onto the gnome’s body.

Now take your hook and insert it 3-4 stitches on the left or right side of the gnome’s nose. Attach the folded piece of yarn and pull it through the loop. Take the yarn off the hook and insert the opposite side through the loop we created with the yarn as we are making a tie note. SEE the pictures below.

I wanted to make more thick braids for my gnome so I made two rows of hair and then just braided it a bit more loosely.

How to make a braid for she-gnome
how to make a gnome's braid and beard
crochet she-gnome

Crochet easy amigurumi heart pattern:

-with red, pink or whatever color you choose

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 5 SC into it. (5)

Rnd 2: *inc 1* 5 times (10)

Rnd 3-4: SC in each stitch around (10)

Fasten off and make one more piece repeating rnd 1-4. When you are done with the second piece do not cut your yarn. We will continue working with it by joining the two pieces.

Rnd 5: Crochet the two pieces together. 10 SC from the first and 10 SC from the second piece. (20)

Rnd 6: *SC in next 8. Dec 1* 2 times (18)

Rnd 7: *SC in next 7, Dec 1* 2 times (16)

Rnd 8: *SC in next 2, Dec 1* 4 times (12)

Rnd 9: *SC in first, Dec 1* 4 times (8)

Rnd 10: *dec 1* 4 times (4)

Fasten off and close the gap as we did with the gnome’s body. See the pictures above.

crochet amigurumi hearts pattern free

Crochet easy mini heart applique pattern:

Start with a MR and make SC 1, CH 2, SC 1, HDC 1, DC 1, TR 2, CH 3, SS 1, CH 3, TR 2, DC 1, and HDC 1 all into the ring, SS to join. Finish with the perfect finish method for a clearer shape. Check out the free guide if you don’t know how.

Crochet easy midi heart applique pattern:

-with different colors

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, CH 1, make 9 HDC into the ring, SS to join (9)

Rnd 2: CH 1, (SC 1, CH 2, SC 1 all in next), SC in next, HDC in next, 3 DC in next, CH 2, SS in next 2, CH 2, 3 DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last, SS to join or finish with perfect finish method for better result.

easy crochet heart applique

How to crochet an envelope:

-with white yarn

Row 1: CH 16, SC in 2nd from your hook, SC in each chain across, CH 1, turn (15)

Row 2-15: SC in each stitch across, CH 1, turn (15)

Fasten off.

Fold all the corners to the middle. Sew both bottom corners to form the envelope. I used a mini heart applique as a button to open and close the envelope.

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13 Comments

  1. Are you going to include the directions for the gnomes with the heart crocheted in their body or am I missing this some where. Thank you.

    Jo

    1. Hello, Jo
      The second set will be on the blog on 2nd February. We separated the patterns into two posts as it will be very confusing for some of the crocheters!

  2. In your description you mentioned that you have 4 different patterns: one for beginner’s and one for more advanced. Where are the more advanced patterns located? These are so fun! Thank you!

    1. Hello, Nicole
      The second set will be on the blog on 2nd February. We separated the patterns into two posts as it will be very confusing for some of the crocheters!

  3. Your crochet gnomes are the cutest! I missed the winter one, but not the Valentine’s one!!!! My daughter LOVES hearts, so I’ll definitely be making some! I love the way you write you patterns and include pictures! I am more of a visual crocheter so all the pictures sure do help!

    THANK YOU!

    1. Hi BJ Zamora,
      Thank you for your sweet comment. We try to add pictures so everyone can make them. We are happy that it is helpful for you!
      Nj.

  4. Super cute gnomes!!!! I purchased a pdf but it doesn’t have instructions for the mini gnome that is in one of the pictures. I was wondering if you would be making that pattern available soon? Thank you

  5. Love your gnomes. But wondering if you stuffed the hat?? It doesn’t say to in pattern but it looks like you did?? Also at the very beginning of hat directions it says to repeat for boy hat 2-4 but picture shows it’s the girl hat??? Thanks father patterns, can’t wait to make the leprechaun he is so adorable. Roxi66

    1. Hello Roxi, I don’t stuff my hats when they are crocheted separately. It may look like that because i used worsted weight yarn with smaller hook and the hat is sturdy enough to stay in shape. You can still stuff it a little bit and stitch it to the body from the first row of the brim. The hats are made so they can be switched. the difference is in the pointy or the color that is why you need to repeat rows 2-4.
      Nj.

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