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Amigurumi Gnome Crochet Pattern

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Hey folks! I’ve recently welcomed a little guest into my home, and I’m so excited to see him in your accompany as well. Please welcome my new amigurumi design, the Gnome crochet pattern. I must say, this Scandinavian Santa Gnome has brought so much joy to us, my kids loves him! I am pretty content with how everything has turned out, and I certainly hope you’ve enjoyed the Christmas crafts as much as I did. Head on down to see the free pattern & tutorial for this Gnome Crochet Pattern!

gift guardian

Unlike most gnomes that have long beards, Chief Clover, the Christmas gnome is a clean and tidy gentleman with a face full of short beards! I’ve decided to gift him this name since gnomes are known to bring luck and provide protection to treasured goods.

Amigurumi Gnome Crochet Pattern

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Chief Clover and the Santa gnome community has been busy the past weeks, scattering themselves around the world, traveling far from their hometown just to ensure you could celebrate this Christmas at ease. Chief wanted me to keep this a secret, but you ought to know what he went through just to be with us! He survived several storms, howled past many trees & branches, and tumbled through a ton of houses… Okay, that’s all I’m allowed to say (he doesn’t want you to feel bad… shhh…) 😉 

christmas decor

Isn’t he such a brave soul? This adorable Scandinavian Santa gnome is here to keep you and your family and friends safe during this holiday! Look at him all burnt out from traveling. Be sure to give him a big welcome and offer him a cup of warm tea 🍵 or hot chocolate! Not forgetting a big hug too.

snowflake pointed hat

Fun fact: Did you know that Garden gnomes were initially produced in Germany? They’re known for their tidy figures, bushy beards, large round noses, and big hats covering their eyes. Farmers believed that this creature could help them watch over crops and protect them from all sorts of gardening problems! They may be small, but they’re super-mighty!

easy gnome pattern

Now onto how to make this Scandinavian Santa Gnome come to life.

Prepare the following materials and start making this magical gnome. You’ll need some acrylic yarns for the body and hat section; fuzz-a-fleece yarn for the head; Styrofoam polystyrene ball for the nose and head; jingle bell & snowflake embellishment as a décor; polyester fiberfill to fill the hat and body; and a wood slice as the stand. You might’ve noticed that the hat pattern is adapted from the recent cone tree crochet pattern.

christmas ornament

The making of Chief Clover is split into a few parts. You could first crochet the hat and body, then use the yarn wrap technique for the head and nose to save time! However, you may also choose to crochet the head or wind a yarn ball instead of wrapping yarns to the Styrofoam balls. Finally, assemble the amigurumi gnome by gluing and sewing his body parts, embellishment, bell, and stand together.

christmas gnome

While gnomes are generally known to be placed in gardens, these mischievous creatures are associated with Christmas and winter in Scandinavia! Just like how Santa Claus is known to visit the homes of good children with his sleigh full of gifts, Christmas gnomes do the same by leaving presents at the front door to good children on Christmas Eve! Wish to have a Scandinavian inspired gnome to protect you and your family? Keep scrolling for the free crochet pattern and tutorial!

Happy Crochet and hope you enjoy this Amigurumi Gnome Crochet Pattern!

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Amigurumi Gnome Crochet Pattern

Yield: 10" Gnome
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2 - $5

The making of Chief Clover is split into a few parts. You could first crochet the hat and body, then use the yarn wrap technique for the head and nose to save time! However, you may also choose to crochet the head or wind a yarn ball instead of wrapping yarns to the Styrofoam balls. Finally, assemble the amigurumi gnome by gluing and sewing his body parts, embellishment, bell, and stand together.



  • 3mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Hot Glue Gun



sc: single crochet
inc: 2sc, increase


Gnome Hat

With Red Yarn:
Round 1: sc 3 in magic ring. {3}
Round 2: [inc] around. {6}
Round 3: sc around. {6}
Round 4: [sc, inc] around. {9}
Round 5: sc around. {9}
Round 6: [sc, inc, sc] around. {12}
Round 7: sc around. {12}
Round 8: [sc3, inc] around. {15}
Round 9: sc around. {15}
Round 10: [sc2, inc, sc2] around. {18}
Round 11: sc around. {18}
Round 12: [sc5, inc] around. {21}
Round 13: sc around. {21}
Round 14: [sc3, inc, sc3] around. {24}
Round 15: sc around. {24}
Round 16: [sc7, inc] around. {27}
Round 17: sc around. {27}
Round 18: [sc4, inc, sc4] around. {30}
Round 19: sc around. {30}
Round 20: [sc9, inc] around. {33}
Round 21: sc around. {33}
Round 22: [sc5, inc, sc5] around. {36}
Round 23: sc around. {36}
Round 24: [sc11, inc] around. {39}
Round 25: sc around. {39}
Round 26: [sc6, inc, sc6] around. {42}
Round 27: sc around. {42}
Round 28: [sc13, inc] around. {45}
Round 29: sc around. {45}
Round 30: [sc7, inc, sc7] around. {48}
Round 31: sc around. {48}
Round 32: [sc15, inc] around. {51}
Round 33: sc around. {51}
Round 34: [sc8, inc, sc8] around. {54}
Round 35: sc around. {54}
Round 36: [sc17, inc] around. {57}
Round 37: sc around. {57}
Round 38: [sc9, inc, sc9] around. {60}
Round 39: sc around. {60}
Round 40: [sc19, inc] around. {63}
Round 41: sc around. {63}
Round 42: [sc10, inc, sc10] around. {66}
Round 43: sc around. {66}
Fasten and weave in ends

Gnome Body

Begin with brown yarn. This pattern is made by joining two leg pieces together.
To make the first leg piece:
Round 1: Sc 8 in magic ring. {8}
Round 2: [inc] around. {16}
Round 3-5: Sc around. {16}
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

To make the second leg piece:
Round 1: Sc 8 in magic ring. {8}
Round 2: [inc] around. {16}
Round 3-5: Sc around. {16}
Round 6: This will be where the two pieces join. Sc in the next 8 sts, then continues to sc in the first leg piece's sts. When you reach back to the second leg piece, sc in the remaining sts {32}. (you may use excess yarn from the first piece to tighten any gaps between the two pieces)

Change yarn to white:
Round 7: Sc around. {32}

Change yarn to red:
Round 8 - 13: Sc around. {32}
Fasten off and leave a long end.

Stuff body firmly. Sew the top opening closed flat using the long end.
Don't cut the long end. Reserve it for sewing the jingle bell.


  1. Wrap the bigger styrofoam ball with white fuzzy yarn; this is the head of the gnome.
    Wrap the smaller ball with peach yarn; this is the nose of the gnome.
    Glue the ends and part of the yarns with hot glue while wrapping.

    First, wrap the yarn on a styrofoam ball by gluing the yarn end on the ball with a dot of hot glue. Wind or wrap the yarn around the ball and apply glue intermittently, so the yarn stays in place. As you wind the yarn, be sure to twist the ball around to distribute the yarn evenly.
    Without styrofoam balls? You may also wind a ball of yarn without a styrofoam ball. It is just like you wind your stashed yarn into a ball. However, make sure they are tightly wound and won't come loose. As you wind, glue the yarn intermittently, so the yarn stays in place.gnome 2
  2. Crochet the Red Hat, Body, and the Snowflake motif. Gather jingle bell and tapestry needle with a short length of red yarn.
    The hat should be slightly bigger than the head (together with the nose). If your hat is smaller, you probably need to add another few crochet rounds to make it bigger. You may get the next few rounds from this Cone Tree pattern.
    Crochet a Snowflake. You may follow this pattern to crochet or use another pattern.gnome 1
  3. Tie a Dangling jingle bell on the body by bringing the yarn to the middle top and sew a dangling jingle bell.gnome 3
    This is how it looks like after the jingle is sewn.
    Remark: Ignore the chain loop next to the jingle bell, it was supposed to be for another plan, but I changed my mind after taking this picture.gnome 4
  4. To assemble the gnome, glue the nose to the head with a hot glue gun.gnome 5

    Then glue the hat to the head. You may stuff the hat with some polyfill; this will give a better shape to the hat.
    Squeeze about 2" length of hot glue inside and near the edge of the hat. gnome 6

    Insert less than half of the head into the hat and glue the back of the head to the hat.
    This is how it looks like after gluing the hat to the back of the head. Pull the hat to cover the nose a little and glue it on.
    Followed by gluing the sides until the hat is securely "sit" on the head.gnome 7

    Glue the snowflake embellishment onto the hat. This is my famous snowflake crochet pattern that you can crochet with white lace thread.gnome 8
  5. Next, glue the body to the bottom center of the head. If the wrapped yarn at the head is floating in this area, squeeze some hot glue to adhere the yarn to the styrofoam before gluing the body to that area.gnome 9
  6. The Christmas gnome is completed. You may tie a string to the tip of the hat to make a hanging ornament.jingle bell gnome

    I prefer to let it stand on its own, so I glue the legs to a piece of a wooden decor


For those with experience, you may crochet a round head instead of wrapping yarns to the styrofoam balls.

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