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. Scroll down for the free step-by-step pattern or buy the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here!
If you have been with us from the start of the gnome crochet-along you will probably know that I tend to design a few gnomes per month instead of just one.
What can I say when an idea pops into my mind I need to bring it to life.
July is not an exception and I created the summer gnome collection. The first gnome was the crochet Ice cream gnome, the second one is the Watermelon gnome, the third one is the Cupcake gnome, and the last but not least is the Beach girl gnome.
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This year we are hosting a crochet gnome along in which we share a new crochet gnome pattern each month. Check all the information, and links of the previously released crochet gnomes here.
Related post: Crochet Butterfly gnome pattern
Watermelon gnome pattern overview
What are summers known for? Endless vacations, beaches, and fresh fruits. This summer gnome collections represent all of these so be ready to get the summer vibes all around the house.
The watermelon gnome is crocheted in one piece we will start from the top and continue to the body. Later we will add the seeds, hands, beard, and nose.
Having only a few additions that need to be sewn onto the gnome’s body makes this pattern beginner friendly and quick to finish.
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Watermelon gnome pattern notes
The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
We will crochet the gnome in one piece which means we will start from the hat and continue on the body.
I used sport weight 100% mercerized cotton yarn. I suggest you use a similar yarn. If you cannot find it you can use fine weight or DK weight yarn with a smaller hook such as 2.25mm or 2.5mm.
Here is a great online site where you can check for a substitute yarn for the one I am using- Yarnsub.com
Some yarns that I would recommend: are Stylecraft Special DK, Paintbox Simply DK, and Hobbii Cotton 8/4.
The final measurement is 18cm/ 7 inches
Materials you’ll need:
– Sport/ fine weight yarn- Shachenmayr Catania 100% Cotton, 50 g, 125 m
colors-Dark green color(412) 25 gr , Light green color (392) 5gr, purple color (251) 10gr, white color 5gr, black color 5gr, a small amount of Beige for the nose
– crochet hook size 2.5mm
– Poly fiber fill for stuffing
– tapestry needle
SC- single crochet
DC- double crochet
SS- slip stitch
MR- magic ring
HDC- half double crochet
– repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times
FO- fasten off
BLO- back loop only
FLO- front loop only
Watermelon gnome pattern- Summer gnome collection
-with purple color
Rnd 1-2: Start with a MR, and make 7 SC into it, (7)
Rnd 3: *SC in first, inc 1* 3 times, SC in last (10)
Rnd 4: SC in each stitch around (10)
Rnd 5: *SC in next, inc 1* 5 times, (15)
Rnd 6: inc 1, SC in next 14 (16)
Rnd 7: SC in each stitch around (16)
Rnd 8: *SC in next 3, inc 1, * 4 times, (20)
Rnd 9-10: SC in each stitch around (20)
Rnd 11: *SC in next 4, inc 1, * 4 times, (24)
Rnd 12-13: SC in each stitch around (24)
Rnd 14: *SC in next 5, inc 1, * 4 times, (28)
Rnd 15-17: SC in each stitch around (28)
Rnd 18: *SC in next 6, inc 1, * 4 times, (32)
Rnd 19-21: SC in each stitch around (32)
Rnd 22: *SC in next 7, inc 1, * 4 times, (36)
Rnd 23-25: SC in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 26: *SC in next 8, inc 1, * 4 times, (40)
Rnd 27-28: SC in each stitch around (40)
Rnd 29: *SC in next 9, inc 1, * 4 times, (44)
Rnd 30-31: SC in each stitch around (44)
Rnd 32: *SC in next 10, inc 1, * 4 times, (48)
Rnd 33: SC in each stitch around (48)
Fasten off purple and switch to light green
Rnd 34: SC in each stitch around (48)
Rnd 35: *SC in next 11, inc 1, * 4 times, (52)
Rnd 36: SC in each stitch around (52)
Fasten off the light green and switch to dark green color
Continue on the hat’s brim
The next round is worked in the Front loop only!
Rnd 37: *SC in next 3, inc 1* 13 times (65)
Rnd 38: SC in each stitch around (65)
Rnd 39: *SC in next 4, inc 1* 13 times (78)
Rnd 40-41: SC in each stitch around (78). FO.
Continue with dark green color yarn.
Rnd 37: Go back to round 36 and insert your hook in any back loop stitch, pull up a loop, SC in the same stitch, SC in each stitch around (52)
Rnd 38: *SC in next 12, inc 1* 4 times (56)
Rnd 39: *SC in next 13, inc 1* 4 times (60)
Rnd 40-49: SC in each stitch around (60)
Start filling the body and continue doing so as you crochet along!
Rnd 50: *SC in next 13, dec 1* 4 times (56)
Rnd 51: SC in each stitch around (56)
Rnd 52: *SC in next 5, dec 1* 8 times (48)
The next round is worked in BLO.
Rnd 53: SC in each stitch around (48)
Rnd 54: *SC in next 4, dec 1* 8 times (40)
Rnd 55: *SC in next 3, dec 1* 8 times (32)
Rnd 56: *SC in next 2, dec 1* 8 times (24)
Rnd 57: *SC in next, dec 1* 8 times (16)
Rnd 58: *dec 1* 8 times (8) Fasten off and close the gap with a needle.
Watermelon gnome’s nose:
-with beige color yarn
Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 5 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)
Watermelon gnome 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: *inc 1, SC in next 5 * 2 times (14)
Rnd 5: * SC in first, inc 1, sc in next 5 * 2 times (16)
Rnd 6: * SC in next 2, inc 1, SC in next 5* 2 times (18)
Rnd 7: *SC in next 3, inc 1, SC in next 5* 2 times (20)
Rnd 8: *SC in next 4, inc 1, SC in next 5* 2 times (22)
Rnd 9: *SC in next 5, inc 1, SC in next 5* 2 times (24)
Rnd 10-13: SC in each stitch around (22)
Rnd 14: *SC in next 5, dec 1, SC in next 5* 2 times. FO. (20)
Hands (make 2 pieces):
-with beige color
Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 6 SC into it (6)
Rnd 2: *inc 1* 6 times (12)
Rnd 3-6: SC in each stitch around (12)
Switch to dark green color
Rnd 7-13: Sc in each stitch around (12)
Watermelon seeds (make as many as you wish- around 10-15)
-with black color yarn
CH 3, 2 DC in 3rd chain from your hook, CH 2, SS in 3rd chain to join. FO.
How to join your gnome parts:
- Sew the beard onto the body right below the brim.
- Sew the nose on top of the beard. Place it in the center.
- Sew the hands.
- Sew or use a hot glue gun to attach the seeds to the gnome’s hat.
- Use a safety pin to secure them before sewing. Sew them when you like the placement.
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