There’s something truly special about creating your own Christmas decorations. Not only does it add a personal touch to your home, but it also offers a sentimental value that can’t be replicated by store-bought items. That’s why today I will show you how to Crochet Santa Gnome!
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Nothing quite captures the festive spirit like a whimsical Crochet Santa Gnome adorning your home. These charming decorations are sure to add a touch of magic to your holiday decor and bring joy to all who behold them.
As a crochet designer, I have found that creating my own holiday decorations and gifts is not only a good pastime but also a heartfelt expression of love for my family and friends.
Not only does crafting a Crochet Santa Gnome allow you to personalize your Christmas decorations, but it also makes for a heartfelt and unique handmade gift.
Moreover, the sentiment behind handmade presents is unmatched, and a Santa Gnome is a perfect way to show your loved ones how much you care.
So grab your crochet hook and yarn, and let your creativity run wild. With these easy-to-follow instructions, you can create your very own Crochet Santa Gnome! Happy crocheting!
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How to Crochet Santa Gnome?
For the crochet Santa Gnome, we will use the crochet amigurumi technique. It means we will crochet in continuous rounds. Following, we won’t join the rounds in the end.
When you reach the end of each round continue working over the first stitch of the previous round. Place the stitch marker in your first stitch to prevent misscounts.
PRO TIP: Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark your first stitch.
The Santa gnome is worked in one piece! Therefore, we will start from the tip of the hat and continue onto the body.
The hat’s pom pom is crocheted separately. We will sew it later, once the gnome is done!
The Santa’s belt is also crocheted separately because I decided to add it later. I thought that the beard would prevent it from showing but decided that I like it with a belt better!
PRO TIP: When you are crocheting the body you can use black color yarn for 2-3 rounds. That way you won’t need to crochet the belt separately!
Crochet Santa Gnome Free Pattern
CROCHET TERMS: The pattern is written in US crochet terms!
CROCHET CONSTRUCTION: The Santa Gnome is crocheted in one piece! We will start from the tip of the hat and continue onto the body!
CROCHET TECHNIQUE: Throughout the pattern, we will use basic crochet stitches such as single crochet and double crochet! Also, we will work in continuous rounds. Don’t join your rounds in the end!
STUFFING YOUR GNOME: It is important to stuff your gnome well but don’t overdo it!
PRO TIP: When you reach the body start filling the body around the crochet part leaving the center for last. What do I mean? Well, you must have a hole in the center of your body and fill it later. It will shape your body better!
Related post: Crochet Cat Amigurumi Gnome free pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Easy/ Beginner
FINISHED SIZE: 14 cm/ 5.5 inches
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Materials you’ll need:
Sport/ fine weight yarn- Shachenmayr Catania 100% Cotton, 50 g, 125 m in colors: red color 25 gr, white color 25gr, black 10 gr, cream 10gr, and a small amount of beige for the nose
Crochet hook size 2.5mm
fiberfill for stuffing and a tapestry needle
What’s the best yarn for crochet Christmas Gnome?
Over the last year, we shared almost 30 plus crochet Gnome patterns with you!
For the first few patterns, we used different brands of acrylic yarn! And for the remaining ones we used cotton and cotton/acrylic blend!
Nevertheless, each type of yarn has its own pros and cons! I will summarize them for you so you can choose which yarn is best for you!
ACRYLIC YARN: This yarn is easy to work with even for beginner crocheters! It comes in a variety of colors and in so many different weights!
For better results use a smaller hook than the one recommended on the label! As a result, your stitches will be tighter and your crochet more neat!
COTTON OR COTTON BLEND YARN: If you are making your gnomes or toys for smaller children it will be better to use cotton blend yarn! Best of all, it is a natural fiber and it will not get fuzzy!
Although, it may be a bit harder to work it! Most of the cotton yarns tend to split and if you are a beginner it may cause some troubles and frustrations!
PRO TIP: Use mercerized cotton as it has a nice twist and will not split easily!
In conclusion, down below you will find a list of gnomes made with both yarns, so you can choose better!
Crochet Gnomes with Acrylic Yarn:
- Valentine Day Gnomes– The yarn used is Bernat Premium acrylic
- Crochet Rose gnome– yarn used is Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek
- Crochet Butterfly Gnome– the yarn used is Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek
Crochet Gnomes with Cotton yarn
- Crochet Turkey gnome– the yarn used is Yarnart Jeans
- Cupcake gnome– the yarn used is Schahenmayr Catania
- Halloween witch gnome– the yarn used is Schachenmayr Catania
SC- single crochet
SS- slip stitch
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
Santa Claus Gnome pattern:
-with a red 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 4* 2 times (12)
Rnd 14: SC in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 15: *SC in next2, 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)
Rnd 19-20: 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)
Rnd 25-26: SC in each stitch around (28)
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)
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Rnd 31-32: 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)
Rnd 37-38: 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 41-42: SC in each stitch around (48) Fasten off red and switch to white
Continue on the hat’s brim
The next round is worked in the Front loop only!
Rnd 43: *SC in next 3, inc 1 * 12 times (60)
Rnd 44: SC in each stitch around (60)
Rnd 45: *SC in next 4, inc 1 * 12 times (72)
Rnd 46-47: SC in each stitch around (72). FO.
Continuing on body
Fasten off white and attach red.
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)
Rnd 44: *SC in next 11, inc 1* 4 times (52)
Rnd 45: *SC in next 12, inc 1* 4 times (56)
Start filling the hat and continue as you crochet along.
If you want to crochet the belt with the body and not separately then make rounds 55-57 in black color. Continue with red, afterward!
Rnd 46-61: SC in each stitch around (56)
Rnd 62: *SC in next 12, dec 1* 4 times (52)
Rnd 63: SC in each stitch around (52)
Rnd 64: *SC in next 11, dec 1* 4 times (48)
The next round is worked in BLO.
Rnd 65: SC in each stitch around (48)
Rnd 66: *SC in next 4, dec 1* 8 times (40)
Rnd 67: *SC in next 3, dec 1* 8 times (32)
Rnd 68: *SC in next 2, dec 1* 8 times (24)
Rnd 69: *SC in next, dec 1* 8 times (16)
Rnd 70: *dec 1* 8 times (8)
Fasten off and close the gap with a needle.
Mini snowball (the pom pom)
-with white color yarn
Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 5 SC into it (5)
Rnd 2: *inc 1* 5 times (10)
Rnd 3: *SC in first, inc 1 *5 times (15)
Rnd 4: *SC in next 2, inc 1* 5 times (20)
Rnd 5-8: SC in each stitch around (20)
Start filling the snowball with fiberfill and continue till the end.
Rnd 9: *SC in next 2, dec 1* 5 times (15)
Rnd 10: *SC in next, dec 1* 5 times (10)
Rnd 11: *dec 1 *5 times.
Close the gap and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing the snowball later.
Crochet Santa Gnome’s Nose
-with beige color
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)
Crochet Santa 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)
Crochet Santa gnome’s hands (make 2 pieces):
-with a white 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 red color
Rnd 7-16: Sc in each stitch around (12)
Crochet Santa Gnome’s belt
-with black color yarn
CH 62, DC in 3rd chain from your hook, DC in each remaining chain. FO.
How to join your crochet Santa Gnome- Assembly
- First, sew the beard onto the body right below the brim.
- Following, sew the nose on top of the beard. Place it in the center.
- After that, sew the hands leaving 3-4 stitches between the beard and the hands.
- Next, sew the belt under or over the beard around the gnome’s body.
- Lastly, sew the pom pom on top of your hat’s tip!
- Most importantly, use a safety pin to secure them before sewing.
Displaying Your Crochet Santa Gnome with Holiday Pride
Now that you’ve completed your Crochet Santa Gnome, it’s time to show it off with pride!
An excellent way to display your creation is by placing it on your mantelpiece. Arrange it among other festive decorations, such as garlands, fairy lights, and candles. You can also create a cozy winter scene by pairing it with little houses, miniature trees, and figurines of animals.
If you’re hosting a holiday party or dinner, consider incorporating your Crochet Santa Gnome into your centerpiece. Surround it with pine cones, holly berries, and other natural elements to create a rustic look.
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