Crochet a Delightful Gnome Collection Every Month with these Free, Step-by-Step Crochet Tutorials


Brace yourselves, crochet friends! A year-long extravaganza of free gnome patterns is about to hit your crochet hooks. That’s right, a whole year of tiny bearded wonders, all in one epic CAL.

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Jump on a magical journey of creativity with our free year-long Crochet-A-Long (CAL) featuring delightful gnome patterns! Each month, you’ll receive free, step-by-step crochet patterns and tutorials to help you crochet a charming gnome collection.

What is a Crochet a Long ( CAL )?

A Crochet a Long basically is a fun project in which different people from all over the world work on the same crochet project as you at the same time. You could get inspired together, share your makes, and get help and support if you need it.

It is a fun way of learning with new crochet buddies and joining a very creative community full of labor of love. However, if you stumble over this crochet project later, you can always join us and work at your own pace any time, as the patterns will remain free on the blog!

Gnomes, gnomes, everywhere!

Can you imagine a whole army of cute, little crochet gnomes adorning your shelves? Intrigued? Stick around because we’re about to dive into something magical.

We know what you’re thinking: “Gnomes, really?

But I’m not sure I can pull that off.” It’s alright. We’ve got you covered. You’re not alone in feeling a tad bit overwhelmed, but hey, who doesn’t love a good challenge?

So, what if we told you that you could crochet a delightful gnome collection every month without breaking a sweat? And that we’ve got free, step-by-step tutorials and step-by-step patterns to guide you through the process?

You’d probably say, “Sign me up!”

Well, guess what?

That’s exactly what we’re offering.

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Join the crochet gnome-along!
Get a new free gnome pattern each month!
Don’t forget that there will also be surprise bonuses in some of the months!

Why Participating in this CAL is Beneficial?

What you’ll learn by the end of the Free Gnome CAL?

Joining this CAL offers a host of advantages. Here’s why you should jump on board:

  • Improving crochet skills: With each gnome, you’ll hone your crochet skills, working with various stitches and techniques, and building confidence along the way.
  • Learning new stitches and techniques: This CAL is a treasure trove of crochet know-how. You’ll pick up new skills and add some nifty techniques to your repertoire.
  • Building a sense of community: As you crochet along with fellow gnome enthusiasts, you’ll build connections, share experiences, and create lasting friendships.
  • Boosting creativity and inspiration: Each month’s gnome design sparks the imagination, encouraging you to think outside the box and explore your own creative twists.
  • Stash-busting projects:

Let’s dive right into our year-long free crochet gnome CAL (Crochet-A-Long) adventure! Each month, we’ll present you with a unique gnome design for you to crochet. By the end of the year, you’ll have a full collection of gnome buddies.

Techniques and Stitches Used in the CAL

You’ll encounter several basic crochet stitches and techniques throughout this CAL. Here’s a quick rundown:

  1. Magic circle: The magic circle is the foundation for many amigurumi projects, including our gnomes. This technique creates a neat, adjustable loop for starting your work.
  2. Single crochet (SC): The simplest and most versatile stitch, single crochet is the backbone of crocheting amigurumi.
  3. Half-double crochet (HDC): This stitch is slightly taller than a single crochet, providing a bit more texture and height to your gnomes.
  4. Double crochet (DC): Double crochet is twice as tall as single crochet, making it perfect for adding variation and dimension to your gnome’s accessories.
  5. Slip stitch (SL ST): This stitch is used to join rounds, create smooth edges, and fasten off your work. It’s the unsung hero of crochet!
  6. Increase and decrease stitches: You’ll use these techniques to shape your gnomes. Increases add stitches to expand your work, while decreases remove stitches to create a more tapered shape.

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Mastering these techniques and stitches is crucial for your gnome CAL journey. They provide the foundation for your crochet amigurumi, allowing you to focus on the fun details that make each gnome unique.

Materials needed for crocheting the gnomes

For each gnome, you’ll need the following materials:

  1. Yarn
  2. Crochet hook
  3. Stuffing: To give your gnome that plush, huggable feel.
  4. Yarn needle: For weaving in those pesky ends and attaching accessories.
  5. Scissors: A good pair of scissors is a crocheter’s best friend.
  6. Optional embellishments: Buttons, beads, ribbons, or any other decorations to bring your gnome to life.

The best yarn for crochet amigurumi gnomes

Your choice of yarn significantly influences your gnomes’ overall look and feel.

For beginners, worsted-weight yarn is an excellent option due to its versatility and ease of use. However, some crocheters prefer cotton yarn as it maintains its shape better and produces a denser fabric.

When selecting yarn for your gnome project, consider factors such as weight and your desired characteristics. Ultimately, opt for a yarn type that aligns with your preferences and comfort level, ensuring a delightful and enjoyable crochet experience.

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What is the best crochet hook size for amigurumi?

Choosing the right crochet hook size is crucial for ensuring your gnomes have a consistent shape and size.

A 3.5 mm or 4 mm crochet hook works well with worsted-weight yarn, but you may need to adjust the size depending on your yarn choice or personal tension.


Use a smaller crochet hook size than the recommended on the label to ensure that your stitches are neat, uniform, and have the perfect tightness for amigurumi projects.

What can I use for amigurumi stuffing?

The right stuffing material can make all the difference in giving your gnome a huggable, plush feel. Look for high-quality polyester fiberfill, which is soft, retains its shape, and is hypoallergenic.

Be mindful of how much stuffing you use; too little may result in a floppy gnome, while too much can cause your stitches to stretch or burst.

Yarn needle

A yarn needle is essential for weaving in ends and attaching accessories to your gnome or crochet amigurumi. Choose a needle with a blunt tip and a large eye to accommodate your yarn. Metal or plastic needles both work well, so opt for the most comfortable material.

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A good pair of scissors is invaluable for any crocheter. You’ll need sharp, precise blades to cut your yarn neatly and trim any loose ends. Invest in a pair of scissors specifically for your yarn projects to ensure they remain sharp and free from other materials that could damage or dull the blades.

Optional embellishments

Personalize your gnomes with unique embellishments like buttons, beads, ribbons, or any other decorations that catch your eye.

These adornments can help to create facial expressions, add charm to your gnome’s outfit, or even become part of their backstory.

Incorporating embellishments is a fantastic way to make your gnome truly one-of-a-kind and showcase your creativity. Just be sure to securely attach any small decorations to keep your gnome safe for all ages to enjoy.

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Yarn suggestions

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  1. Paintbox yarns Simply Aran 100% Acrylic, 100g (3.5oz)/ 184m (201yds) or Paintbox yarns Simply DK 100% Acrylic, 100g (3.5oz)/ 276m (302yds)- great variety of colors. A delight to work with. Previously used for our crochet doll CAL. Check it out here on Lovecrafts.
  2. Lionbrand Basic stitch 100% Acrylic, 100g (3.5oz) /170m (185yds)- It has an antipilling effect, and it is light worsted/weighted three yarn. Has a variety of colors, and the thickness is perfect for crochet toys. Check it here on Lionbrand.
  3. Red Heart yarns super saver solid, 96% acrylic, 4% other fibers 198 g/7 oz, 333 meters/364 yards- a bit on the sturdy side and thicker, but it will be great if you prefer bigger gnomes. Has lots of colors. check it on Yarnspiration.
  4. Caron Simply soft 100% acrylic, 170 g / 6 oz, 288 meters / 315 yards- Another great yarn available in so many colors. Check it on Yarnspiration.
  5. Stylecraft Special Aran, 100% Acrylic, 100g (3.5oz) / 196m (214yds) or Stylecraft Special DK – Huge selection of colors. Amazing to work with it. Used in several other projects before. Check it out on Lovecrafts.

Release dates for each month

Winter Gnome Free Pattern

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The first pattern of the gnome’s collection is the winter gnome of January. A snow gnome with a little snowflake. Crochet it with blue shades and add the snowflake applique to give the true Winter vibe.

Valentine’s Day gnome family set 2- free crochet gnome patterns

Valentine's gnome crochet pattern free

Another Valentine’s Day, and you still haven’t found the perfect gift? We’ve got your back with these cheeky Valentine’s Day Gnome Family Set 2 – free crochet gnome patterns. Nothing says “I love you” better than a cuddly, handmade gnome to remind your significant other just how “gnom-tastic” your love is.

Easy Valentine’s Day gnomes family set- free crochet pattern

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Ah, Valentine’s Day is the time of year when love is in the air and cheesy decorations abound. But fear not, dear crocheters! We’ve got the perfect antidote to those tired clichés: an easy Valentine’s Day gnome family set – and it’s a free crochet pattern.

St Patrick’s day leprechaun gnome- free crochet pattern

Crochet leprechaun gnome pattern

Oh, St. Patrick’s Day – the one day everyone’s Irish, right? Well, buckle up because we’ve got the perfect free crochet pattern to outshine those green outfits: a St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun gnome!

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St Patrick’s day gnome- free crochet pattern

Crochet St Patrick's day gnome

Oh great, another holiday, another excuse to crochet something adorable! Feast your eyes on this St. Patrick’s Day gnome – because who doesn’t need a little leprechaun-esque charm in their life? Get ready to grab your hook and dive into this free crochet pattern that’s as cute as a four-leaf clover.

Donut birthday gnome- free crochet gnome pattern

Crochet birthday gnome-free pattern

Feeling bored with the same old birthday gifts? We are introducing the Donut Birthday Gnome – a free crochet gnome pattern sweeter than any calorie-loaded dessert. This little fella is ready to party, sprinkles and all.

Birthday cake gnome- free crochet gnome pattern

crochet birthday gnome

Shake things up with our Birthday Cake Gnome—yes, you heard right—a free crochet gnome pattern that’ll make you the talk of the party. After all, who wouldn’t want a whimsical, cake-toting gnome as their birthday gift? Grab your crochet hook, and let’s create a gift that screams, “I’m not your average present-giver!”

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Easter bunny gnome- free crochet pattern

crochet gnomes- Easter bunny gnome

Prepare to dazzle friends and family with this egg-straordinary twist on the traditional Easter bunny.

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Easter carrot gnome- free crochet pattern

crochet gnomes- Easter carrot gnome

Easter is around the corner, and the newest crochet gnome along crew member is this sweet Easter carrot gnome! It has plenty of vitamins and is calorie-free. Perfect addition to your festive table and home decor.

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Easter chicken gnome- free crochet pattern

crochet gnomes- Easter carrot gnome

The Easter Chicken Gnome. This free crochet pattern is perfect for those who think traditional Easter bunnies were so last year. Get ready to impress friends, family, and fellow yarn enthusiasts with this oddly endearing, egg-tastic chicken gnome.

Daisy flower gnome- free crochet garden gnome pattern

Meet the Daisy Flower Gnome! This free crochet pattern is perfect for green-thumbed crochet enthusiasts looking to add a touch of whimsy to their gardens. And hey, who said garden gnomes couldn’t be fashionable and floral?

Sunflower gnome- crochet garden gnome pattern free

A must-have for your crochet collection, this free daisy flower gnome pattern will have you hooked. So, let’s get those fingers working and bring to life the sassiest, sun-loving gnome that ever graced a garden. What are you waiting for? Your crochet hook is practically begging for it!

Crochet Rose flower gnome- spring gnome pattern free

Crochet garden gnome pattern free with pink roses

Crocheting an adorable spring-themed gnome with a delightful crocheted rose flower is an easy and fun way to make and show off something unique. This gorgeous little spring rose gnome is simple to make and can be an eye-catching addition to any room.

Snowdrop crochet gnome free pattern

how to crochet a flower gnome- free crochet gnome pattern

Whip out your hooks and prepare to be amazed because this adorable little snowdrop flower gnome is about to steal your heart and turn your yarn stash into a whimsical winter wonderland. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Ladybug gnome free crochet pattern

Crochet ladybug gnome pattern with wings and mini crochet ladybug appliques

Are you looking for an easy but visually interesting project to tackle this weekend? Get ready to be charmed by the ladybug free crochet gnome pattern! So if you’re ready to craft a cozy little bug-themed companion or gift, your Ladybug Free Crochet Gnome Pattern awaits!

Butterfly gnome- free crochet pattern

Crochet pink butterfly gnome with colorful wings and yellow curly hair

Bring a touch of whimsy to your home with an adorable butterfly gnome. 

Graduation gnome- crochet pattern free

Graduation gnome with a cap and tassel in red gown

Graduation day is one of the most memorable ones in our life! Thus the latest addition to our crochet gnome collection is the crochet mini Graduation gnome.

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    1. We do our best to use simple stitches. If you can crochet single crochet and make increases or decreases you can make it for sure.

  1. I can’t find the download for the pattern. I have looked at Ravelry and above. What am I doing wrong. I also signed up and did not get the pattern to my inbox

    1. Hello Laura, the pattern hasn’t been released yet. It will be up tomorrow on 10th January. Each gnome will be published on the dates specified on the post and you will receive a notification email.
      Kind regards, Nj.

    1. You can subscribe to our newsletter and receive an email every time a new gnome is published. All the gnomes will be published on the blog each month.

  2. Hey I have just found you on pinterest. So cool my friend and I are also doing a year of gnomes. So this will be very helpful to find more Gnome patterns to make. I also started crochet 10 years ogo when my now 10 year old was born. I really needed a craft to do around babies and life. Can’t wait to have a look through your blog. It’s nice to have found you.

    1. We are so happy to hear that someone else start this beautiful and creative craft for the same reason. My baby was very calm, and I had a lot of free time around her, and I am glad I found the crochet community that opens so much creativity and labor of love.

  3. My sister-in-law loves gnomes/gonks, this is perfect, so I’m going to make her the entire set for Christmas 2023. Thank you 😊

  4. Hallo helemaal enthousiast over kabouters. Ik dacht dat ik mij ingeschreven had,maar nog steeds geen mail. Kan dat?
    Sorry als ik te snel wil en je lastig val.

  5. Hey there.,I’m in the middle of crocheting your awesome gnome. I got stuck on the hand part round 4, it doesn’t add up to 12 stitches. Could you please check the pattern to see if everything checks out, please? Thank you 😊

    1. Hello, I checked the pattern there is no mistake. In round 2 we end up with 10 stitches. In round 2 we make 2 increases and end up with 12 stitches. In round 4 you should make dc4tog in same stitch (cluster). I think that I just didn’t explain this in the pattern notes and you did the first 4 stitches together and end up with 8 stitches left, right?
      Just follow the instruction I wrote above and I will update the notes so nobody else gets confused. Thanks for your comment and happy crocheting. Enjoy!

      1. Yes, that is exactly what happened. Thank you for your explanation. I finished the gnome last night and it looks super cute. Thank you for your pattern. can’t wait for the next pattern.

  6. I was hoping April would be a tax day gnome. I do taxes and I know the girls that I work with would love one. I am going to start on January as soon as tax season is over and I have time again. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  7. Is the pattern for the butterfly gnome out yet?? I see pictures of her but don’t find a pattern. I also wanted to find curls for my girl Rose and haven’t found any. Thanks for all the darling patterns.

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