Creating a crochet gnome hiding in a flower can be a delightful and whimsical project. Here’s a free pattern along with a description of each step:
- Worsted weight yarn in various colors (skin tone, gnome hat, flower petals, flower center)
- Crochet hook appropriate for your chosen yarn weight
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Yarn needle
- Start with the skin tone yarn.
- Create a magic ring and work 6 single crochet (sc) stitches into the ring. Pull tight to close the ring.
- Increase in each stitch around (12 sc).
- 1 sc, 1 increase repeat around (18 sc).
- 2 sc, 1 increase repeat around (24 sc).
- 3 sc, 1 increase repeat around (30 sc).
- 4 sc, 1 increase repeat around (36 sc).
- Work even (36 sc) for a few rounds until the body is the desired length. You can add more rounds for a taller gnome.
- Stuff the body firmly with fiberfill.
- Switch to the gnome hat color yarn.
- Work a round of single crochet in the back loop only (36 sc).
- Work even in both loops (36 sc) for a few rounds until the hat is the desired length.
- Decrease by 4 sc, 1 decrease around (30 sc).
- Decrease by 3 sc, 1 decrease around (24 sc).
- Decrease by 2 sc, 1 decrease around (18 sc).
- Decrease by 1 sc, 1 decrease around (12 sc).
- Decrease around (6 sc).
- Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.
- Sew the hat to the top of the gnome’s body, slightly tilted to one side.
- Use the yarn needle to embroider the gnome’s face using black embroidery thread.
- You can also add a small bead or button for the gnome’s nose.
- Create arms by making two small tubes of skin tone yarn and attaching them to the sides of the body.
- For the flower, use the chosen colors for the petals and center.
- Start with the petal color yarn.
- Create a magic ring and work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches into the ring.
- Chain 3, 1 slip stitch in the same stitch repeat around for a total of 5 petals.
- Fasten off.
- With the center color yarn, create a magic ring.
- Work 6 single crochet (sc) stitches into the ring. Pull tight to close the ring.
- Fasten off.
- Attach the flower center to the middle of the petals.
- Sew the flower to the gnome’s hands, as if the gnome is holding the flower.
And there you have it, a cute crochet gnome hiding in a flower! Adjust the colors, sizes, and details as you like to make it your own. Happy crocheting!