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.
join the cal
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:
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:
- 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.
- Single crochet (SC): The simplest and most versatile stitch, single crochet is the backbone of crocheting amigurumi.
- Half-double crochet (HDC): This stitch is slightly taller than a single crochet, providing a bit more texture and height to your gnomes.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
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:
- Crochet hook
- Stuffing: To give your gnome that plush, huggable feel.
- Yarn needle: For weaving in those pesky ends and attaching accessories.
- Scissors: A good pair of scissors is a crocheter’s best friend.
- 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.
More free holiday and special occasion gnome patterns
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.
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.
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.
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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- 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.
- 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.
- Red Heart yarns are 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.
- 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.
- 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
- January 10th, 2023 – Winter Gnome Free Pattern
- February 29th,2023 – Valentines Gnome Beginner Pattern
- February 2nd,2023 – Valentines Gnome Advanced Pattern
- March 10th, 2023 – The Leprechaun Gnome Free Pattern
- March 10th,2023 – St Patrick’s Day leprechaun gnome- free crochet pattern
- March 25th,2023 – Donut birthday gnome- free crochet gnome pattern ( BONUS )
- March 25th,2023 – Birthday cake gnome- free crochet gnome pattern ( BONUS )
- March 30th,2023 – Easter bunny gnome- free crochet pattern ( BONUS )
- March 30th,2023 – Easter carrot gnome- free crochet pattern ( BONUS )
- March 30th,2023 – Easter chicken gnome- free crochet pattern ( BONUS )
- April 10th,2023 – Daisy flower gnome- free crochet garden gnome pattern
- April 16th,2023 – Sunflower gnome- crochet garden gnome pattern free
- April 20th, 2023 – Crochet Rose flower gnome- spring gnome pattern free
- April 25th,2023 – Crochet flower gnome “The Snowdrop” -free pattern
- May 10th, 2023 – Ladybug gnome- free crochet pattern
- May 22th,2023 – Butterfly gnome- free crochet pattern
- May 24th,2023 – Graduation gnome- crochet pattern free
- June 10th, 2023 – The June bride gnome- crochet pattern free
- June 26th, 2023 – Patriotic gnome keychain-free crochet pattern
- July 6th, 2023 – Anniversary gnome- the groom and bride gnome pattern
- July 15th, 2023 – Summer gnome collection- The Ice cream gnome pattern
- July 26th, 2023 – Watermelon gnome- crochet summer gnome collection
- July 30th, 2023 – Cupcake Gnome- Free Crochet Summer Gnome Pattern
- July 31th, 2023 – Beach gnome- crochet pattern free
- August 10th, 2023- Pumpkin gnome- crochet pattern free
- September 5th, 2023- Scarecrow gnome- crochet free pattern
- September 15th, 2023- Witch gnome – free crochet pattern
- September 20th, 2023- Candy Corn gnome- free Halloween pattern
- September 25th, 2023- Mini gnome ornaments for Halloween
- October 5th, 2023- Crochet Thanksgiving turkey gnome pattern
- October 13th, 2023- Crochet Spider Gnome for Halloween
- October 20th, 2023- Crochet Grinch gnome for Christmas
- October 25th, 2023- Crochet Christmas tree gnome pattern
- November 10th, 2023
- December 1st, 2023
Winter Gnome Free Pattern
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
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 “gnome-tastic” your love is.
Easy Valentine’s Day gnomes family set- free crochet pattern
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
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!
St Patrick’s day gnome- free crochet pattern
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
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
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!”
Easter bunny gnome- free crochet pattern
Prepare to dazzle friends and family with this egg-straordinary twist on the traditional Easter bunny.
Easter carrot gnome- free crochet pattern
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.
Easter chicken gnome- free crochet pattern
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
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
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
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
Bring a touch of whimsy to your home with an adorable butterfly gnome.
Graduation gnome- crochet pattern free
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.
Bumble bee gnome- free crochet pattern
Do you know that we have our beehive? I think these gnomes will be the perfect gift for my husband who is an avid beekeeper. If you have a friend or family interested in bees this will make the best handmade gift for them.
How to crochet your own wedding gnome- free pattern
Create a one-of-a-kind wedding keepsake with this free crochet pattern for a bride’s wedding gnome. Perfect for adding a whimsical touch to your special day.
Patriotic gnome keychain-free crochet pattern
Let’s make the 4th of July even more festive with these beautiful and easy pocket keychains. The fast and beginner-friendly pattern makes it perfect as a first amigurumi project.
Anniversary gnome- the groom and bride gnome pattern
Free groom pattern crochet amigurumi. What is a bride without a groom? Finish your anniversary gnome pair with this adorable groom gnome.
Summer gnome collection- The Ice cream gnome pattern
The ice cream gnome is the first member of our summer gnome edition added to the huge gnome collection!
Watermelon gnome- crochet summer gnome collection
The newest crochet gnome of the summer collection is the Watermelon gnome! Quick and easy crochet summer project which will turn into an adorable summer decoration for your home.
Cupcake Gnome- Free Crochet Summer Gnome Pattern
The newest addition to our crochet summer gnome collection is the Cupcake gnome. Sweet with no additional calories this adorable gnome is the perfect decoration for all of those tea parties.
Beach gnome- crochet pattern free
The Beach Girl is the last but not least of the summer gnome edition! Highly customizable and fun project to work on during the hot summer days!
Pumpkin gnome- fall gnome crochet pattern
You’ll absolutely adore the charming pumpkin gnome pattern, which is sure to become your favorite! With a variety of pumpkin patterns in different sizes, it offers endless possibilities for customization.
The Scarecrow crochet gnome
The Crochet Scarecrow gnome is an adorable fall gnome representing the harvest. With its cute overalls and cute sun hat it will bring a smile to your face every time you see it
Crochet Witch Gnome pattern free
Crochet Witch gnome pattern for Halloween. Add a spooky vibe around your home this Halloween with our free crochet witch gnome pattern. You can easily customize the pattern and make it with or without legs. It will look awesome on your bookshelf with her legs dangling!
The Candy Corn crochet gnome
Can we have a Halloween without its emblematic Candy corn? This crochet Candy corn gnome will be a perfect addition to your Halloween home decorations. Perfect to set up on your front porch with a ball of candy and a mini sign with – “Trick or treat”.
Crochet Mini Gnome ornament pattern free
We all love the Crochet gnomes, so why not add some mini gnome ornaments to the collection? A versatile pattern that you use to crochet a bunch of mini gnomes. Just change the colors and you will have completely different mini gnome ornaments that you can put in your Halloween tree or use as keychain and bag charms.
Crochet Halloween Spider Gnome pattern free
Crochet Spider gnome for Halloween. In this pattern, you will learn how to crochet a real eyeball spider which you can also use as a keychain. This pattern is a perfect addition to your Halloween decorations bringing some spooky vibe around your home!
Crochet Thanksgiving Turkey Gnome pattern free
The Crochet Thanksgiving Turkey Gnome pattern is crocheted in separate pieces which makes it an easy beginner pattern! In this pattern, we will crochet the body, hat, and feathers separately and then assemble them together. Also if you change the colors with green and blue shades you will have a peacock gnome. How cool is that, right?
Crochet Christmas Grinch Gnome pattern free
Crochet Christmas Gnome pattern with Grinch hat! This one will not steal your Christmas, I promise! Easy crochet gnome with the iconic Grinch hat will bring a lot of joy to you this Christmas. It will make a perfect handmade Christmas gift as well.
Crochet Christmas Tree Gnome pattern free
We used to crochet Christmas trees for our Christmas decorations. Add a new Christmas tree gnome to the collection. In this pattern, you will learn how to crochet with beads and decorate your crochet Christmas tree with beads as Christmas baubles. You can also make your tree gnome with or without the beads.
Crochet Snowman gnome free pattern
Even if you don’t have snow to make a snowman outside, we have a perfect snowman pattern for you! Grab your hook, some yarn and let’s crochet a Snowman gnome with this free pattern.
Santa gnome crochet free pattern
Crochet Santa gnome free pattern is an easy pattern for beginners, searching for easy to follow amigurumi pattern. It is a must to add it to your Christmas decorations and Christmas collection.
Cat gnome free crochet pattern
Are you a pet lover? If, Yes this cute Ginger color cat gnome is the perfect crochet pattern for you. If you have a cat lover around you it will be a heartwarming gift for them. You can crochet it as a Christmas gift or as a birthday present.
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