Crochet pencil gnome free pattern

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The free crochet pencil gnome pattern is the newest addition to our Gnome CAL. It is a fun and easy crochet project that adds a whimsy touch to your desk or working space. This adorable little gnome is perfect for gifting, decorating, or brightening your workspace. Best of all, this pattern is free!

So scroll down for the free pattern or buy the ad-free, printable PDF HERE.

crochet pencil gnome free pattern

As part of our year-long Gnome Crochet-Along (CAL), we are excited to share the Pencil Gnome pattern with you. With the school year drawing to a close, this adorable gnome makes a perfect gift for teachers.

It’s an excellent way to show appreciation to educators who have worked hard throughout the year.

Additionally, these gnomes are great for personal use. They can brighten up any workspace, making it more inviting and fun. Whether placed on a shelf, desk, or even a windowsill, the Pencil Gnome adds a playful and creative touch to any environment.

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What is a Crochet Along ( CAL )?

A Crochet Along (CAL) is an enjoyable project in which people from around the world simultaneously work on the same crochet pattern. It’s a fantastic way to get inspired, share your creations, and receive help and support whenever needed.

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And if the pencil gnome pattern is not enough for you, check the summer gnome patterns from last year’s Gnome Along.

Our summer gnome patterns are designed to capture the season’s essence, featuring bright colors, playful accessories, and charming details.

These gnomes are not only a joy to make but also make wonderful gifts for friends and family. They can brighten any space, from a summer-themed mantelpiece to a festive garden display. Plus, they are a fantastic way to use up leftover yarn and experiment with new color combinations.

Quick, helpful links

If you are new to amigurumi, check these helpful links for some techniques we will use to crochet the pencil gnome.

Pattern details

The Pencil gnome is worked from the top down. First, we will start from the top tip of the hat, and then we will continue with the gnome’s body.

The beard, nose, and hands are worked separately and sewn together.

The pattern is worked in continuous/spiral rounds. You can place a stitch marker to indicate your first stitch or use a scrap yarn tail if you wish.

Crochet Pencil gnome final look

What is the best yarn for crochet gnomes?

Feel free to use any yarn in your stash for your crochet gnomes. The only difference will be in the final size of your gnome. Over the course of creating more than 40 different gnome patterns, I’ve experimented with various yarns, ranging from 100% acrylic to 100% mercerized cotton and even a cotton/acrylic blend.

Each type of yarn brings its own unique qualities to the finished gnome. Gnomes made with 100% mercerized cotton, for instance, have a lovely shine due to the nature of the yarn. However, regardless of the yarn used, all the gnomes turn out beautifully.

So, don’t hesitate to use yarn leftovers from your stash. Pair them with an appropriate crochet hook size, and you’ll create stunning gnomes every time.

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Yarn substitution and some suggestions

If you can’t find the exact yarn I used for the Pencil gnome pattern, here are some suggestions for substituting it.

Before we start with the pattern itself, save this pattern on your Pinterest board and crochet later.

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Crochet pencil gnome free pattern

Pencil gnome pattern

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Finished size: 21 cm / 8.5 inch

Crochet Terms: The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

Crochet Pencil gnome final look

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sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
inc- increase (make 2 SC in the same stitch)
dec- decrease ( work 2 SC stitch together)- use invisible decrease unless noted
MR- magic ring
()– repeat the stitches in the () indicated times
FO- fasten off
FLO- front loop only
BLO- back loop only

Yarn Used

Sport/ fine weight yarn- Yarn Art Jeans 55% Cotton, 45% Acryl 50 g, 160 m in colors black- 5gr, beige- 10gr, light yellow-20gr, grey- 10gr, pink 15gr


  • Poly fiberfill for stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • hook size 2.75mm
  • stitch marker

Pattern notes:

The pattern is worked in continuous/ spiral rounds. Do not join your rounds
with a sl st.

Mark the first stitch with a stitch marker or piece of yarn. Move the marker after completing the round. For my amigurumi, I use the Yarn Under method.
Use safety pins to secure your pieces before sewing.
I am using the magic ring/circle to start my amigurumi.

How to crochet a magic ring / magic circle?

The magic circle, also known as the crochet magic ring or adjustable loop, is perfect for creating a neat, secure beginning for any project worked in the round. See a step-by-step photo tutorial here.
Or watch my video tutorial on how I make a magic ring. Alternate beginning to magic ring: Chain 2 and make n-number of stitches in the second chain from your hook.

Crochet Pencil gnome written instructions.

Starting from the hat
-with black color
Rnd 1: MR of 6 sc (6)
Rnd 2: 6 sc (6)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x3 (9)
Rnd 4:9 sc (9)
Rnd 5: (2 sc, inc) x3 (12)
Rnd 6: 12 sc (12)
FO black color, attach beige
Rnd 7: 12 sc (12)
Rnd 8: (2 sc, inc) x4 (16)
Rnd 9-10: 16 sc (16) [2 rounds]
Rnd 11: (3 sc, inc) x4 (20)
FO beige, attach yellow color
Rnd 12-13: 20 sc (20) [2 rounds]
Rnd 14: (4 sc, inc) x4 (24)
Rnd 15-16: 24 sc (24) [2 rounds]
Rnd 17: (5 sc, inc) x4 (28) [2 rounds]
Rnd 18-19: 28 sc (28)
Rnd 20: (6 sc, inc) x4 (32)
Rnd 21-22: 32 sc (32)
Rnd 23: (7 sc, inc) x4 (36)
Rnd 24-25: 36 sc (36) [2 rounds]
Rnd 26: (8 sc, inc) x4 (40)
Rnd 27-28: 40 sc (40) [2 rounds]
Rnd 29: (9 sc, inc) x4 (44)
Rnd 30-32: 44 sc (44) [3 rounds]
Rnd 33: (10 sc, inc) x4 (48)
Rnd 34: 48 sc (48)
Rnd 35: (11 sc, inc) x4 (52)
Rnd 36: 52 sc (52)

How to crochet in front loops and back loops only photo tutorial

Continue on the hat’s brim.
The next round is worked in FLO.
Rnd 37: (3 sc, inc) x13 (65)
Rnd 38-39: 65 sc (65) [2 rounds]
Rnd 40: (4 sc, inc) x13 (78)

Rnd 41: 78 sc (78)
FO. Don’t leave a long tail.
Continue on the body with a yellow color.
Rnd 37: Go back to round 36 and insert your
hook in any back loop stitch, pull a loop, sc in
same, 51 sc (52)

Rnd 38: (12 sc, inc) x4 (56)
Start stuffing your gnome and continue as we crochet along.
Rnd 39-49: 56 sc (56) [11 rounds]
FO yellow color, attach grey
Rnd 50-52: 56 sc (56) [3 rounds]
FO grey color, attach pink
Rnd 53-54: 56 sc (56) [2 rounds]
Rnd 55: (12 sc, dec) x4 (52)
Rnd 56: (11 sc, dec) x4 (48)
The next round is worked in BLO. Only next round!
Rnd 57: (4 sc, dec) x8 (40)
Rnd 58: (3 sc, dec) x8 (32)
Rnd 59: (2 sc, dec) x8 (24)
Rnd 60: (1 sc, dec) x8 (16)
Rnd 61: 8 dec (8)
FO. Close the gap with a tapestry needle.

How to close a gap with a needle in crochet
Crochet Pencil gnome final look

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Pencil gnome’s beard

-with a white color
Rnd 1: MR of 6 sc (6)
Rnd 2: 6 sc (6)
Rnd 3: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 4: (5 sc, inc) x2 (14)
Rnd 5: (6 sc, inc) x2 (16)
Rnd 6: (7 sc, inc) x2 (18)
Rnd 7: (8 sc, inc) x2 (20)
Rnd 8: (9 sc, inc) x2 (22)
Rnd 9: (10 sc, inc) x2 (24)
Rnd 10: (11 sc, inc) x2 (26)
Rnd 11-16: 26 sc (26) [6 rounds]
FO. Leave a longer tail for sewing. ( See the pic above )

Pencil Gnome’s nose
-with beige colour
Rnd 1: MR of 8 sc (8)
Rnd 2: 8 inc (16)
Rnd 3-6: 16 sc (16) [4 rounds]
Stuff the nose a little.
Rnd 7: 8 dec (8)
FO. Close the gap opening using
tapestry needle

how to crochet a nose and a beard for gnome

Pencil Gnome’s hands

-with a beige color
Rnd 1: MR of 5 sc (5)
Rnd 2: 5 inc (10)
Rnd 3-5: 10 sc (10) [3 rounds]
FO beige color, attach yellow
Rnd 6-16: 10 sc (10) [11 rounds]
FO. Leave long tail for sewing.

how to crochet hands for a crochet gnome amigurumi

How to assembly your gnome
Use safety pins to place your pieces. Once you like the placement, sew them onto the body.
First, take the beard and sew it right below the brim.
Secondly, take the nose and sew it onto the beard.

how to sew the nose and the beard for crochet gnome
invisible seaming for crochet beard of a crochet gnome

Now, take the hands and sew them on both sides. Leave 4-5 stitches between the beard and the hands.

how to sew hands of a crochet gnome

And now your Crochet Pencil Gnome is finished. I hope you enjoyed crocheting this cute gnome with me.

Crochet Pencil gnome final look
Crochet Pencil gnome final look

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  1. Hi, In the body of the pencil Gnome it goes from row 29 to 31. There is no 30. And in the beard row 3 has 12 stitches and then row 4 you increase and it says 12 stitches which throws off the rest of the count. Thought you might like to fix these. Love the gnome. Almost done mine for a gift.

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