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Christmas Gnome Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

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Christmas Gnome Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Oh my stars, have you ever seen something so utterly adorable as a handmade Christmas gnome ornament? You’ll be elated when you see just how this cutie comes to life with some yarn and a pinch of creativity.

So, here’s the scoop: you start with a jolly little body—think round and plump like a well-fed reindeer. Next up, you’re crafting a wee pointy hat that looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale—sprinkle in some festive color changes to get that heartwarming holiday vibe. And the beard! Oh, the joy in crocheting a fluffy little beard, so charming that it’ll put the jingle in your bells. Don’t even get me started on the cuteness of those tiny, button-like noses.

What’s that? You’re worried about the tricky bits? Pshaw, you’ll tackle ’em with more ease than Rudolph navigating a blizzard. The amigurumi technique’s involved, for sure, but it’s as approachable as a cheerful elf. Just remember to keep your stitches snug, and you’re practically on the “Nice” list.

Each ornament becomes unique—kinda like snowflakes, but warmer for the heart. Isn’t it a hoot to imagine your tree dotted with these whimsical little wonders? Giving them as gifts is like spreading pure joy, I tell ya! And sure, you might drop a stitch here, or misspell a “magic ring” there, but that’s the charm of handmade, right? Just go with the flow and watch the magic happen.

Happy hooking, crafters!

Designer: Double Dutch Crochet Co

Materials & Tools

  • Color A: 80 g bulky size 6 velvet yarn (Baby Snuggle in dusty rose)
  • Color B: 2 g bulky size 6 velvet yarn (Honey Bunny in beige)
  • Color C: 2g medium size 4 in white
  • 5.5 mm and 3.75 mm crochet hook
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Fiberfill
  • Ribbon


Rnd – round
Mr – magic ring
Sc – single crochet
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease

Body / Hat

(5.5 mm hook, bulky yarn)

Color B Yarn

Rnd 1: Mr, 6 sc (6)
Rnd 2: (inc) x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 4-7: sc 18 (4 rounds) (18)

Color A Yarn

Rnd 8: sc 18 (18)
Rnd 9: (sc 7, dec) x 2 (16)
Rnd 10: sc 16 (16)

Start Stuffing

Rnd 11: (sc 6, dec) x 2 (14)
Rnd 12: sc 14 (14)
Rnd 13: (sc 5, dec) x 2 (12)
Rnd 14: sc 12 (12)
Rnd 15: (sc 4, dec) x 2 (10)
Rnd 16: sc 10 (10)
Rnd 17: (sc 3, dec) x 2 (8)
Rnd 18: sc8 (8)
Rnd 19: (sc 2, dec) x 2 (6)

Sl st and tie off. Gather the remaining 6 stitches and pull tight, weave in ends.

Hat Brim

(3.75 mm and 5.5 mm hook, bulky yarn)

Color B yarn

Starting on round 8 of the body. 3.75 mm hook

Rnd 1: sc 18 (18)

5.5 mm hook

Rnd 2: (sc 2, inc) x 6 (24)
Rnd 3: sc 24 (24)
Rnd 4: (sc 3, inc) x 6 (30)

Sl st to next stitch tie off. Do not stuff.

Christmas Gnome Ornament tips 5
  • Flip the gnome upside down and work onto round 8 of the head using your 3.75 mm hook. This way your stitches will be the right way up on the hat brim.
  • First round of the brim complete. Now switch to the 5.5 mm hook for the remainder of the brim.


5.5 mm hook, bulky yarn.

Color A yarn

Rnd 1: Mr, sc 6 (6)
Rnd 2: (sc 2, inc) x 2 (8)
Rnd 3: sc 8 (8)
Rnd 4: (sc 2, dec) x 2 (6)

Stuff highly up to round 3. Sl st to next stitch, tie off and leave 12″ strand of yarn to sew on.

Using fabric pins, attach the nose to round 7, directly below the har rim. Sew the nose on using a darning needle.

Christmas Gnome Ornament tips 6

You want to secure the nose down. To do this, push your darnring needle 1-2 rows down underneath the nose. Then insert the darning needle into the bottom of the nose, 1-2 rounds. THne push it back down into the body beside where you originally put it. Pull tight and then should hold your nose down in place.


3.75 mm hook, medium yarn, brush

  1. Wrap your medium weight yarn around your hand 15-20 times.
Christmas Gnome Ornament tips 1

2. Cut the yarn. This will be the bread.

Christmas Gnome Ornament tips 2

3. Using 3.75 mm hook, take 1 or 2 strands of yarn and pull through a loop. Stick your fingers through the loop and grab the two yarn tails and pull.

Christmas Gnome Ornament tips 3

4. Continur around the nose with placing the bears strands.

Christmas Gnome Ornament tips 4

5. All beard hair applied. You may leave it like this if that is what your prefer.
6. Using a metal tooth comb, brush our the beard.

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