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Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

This Fall, I’ve been loving gnomes and I wanted to make a cute little gnome couple. Something about the big noses and hidden faces is just adorable. I’ve been playing around with a few different gnome designs, so there will probably be another pattern as well, but for today, I want you to meet Gnorman the Gnome! Keep reading for the free crochet plushie pattern.

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

Gnorman and his wife, Gnorma, met each other when they were young and have been together ever since. They’ve gone on adventures all over the land. They’ve had great kids that have grown up and set out to see the world for themselves.

And now the happy couple lives in their cottage in the woods, enjoying the time they spend in their own garden. Gnorman loves planting flowers and tending to the crops he grows. Every now and then, he surprises Gnorma with a bouquet of wild dandelions and bluebells.

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

This free crochet plushie pattern is for Gnorman the Gnome, but there is a pattern for the matching Gnorma coming soon! She’s slightly different but both patterns are easy and quick to make. Gnorman is only six inches tall and you can work him up in just a few hours.

 
Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 6″ tall
  • Gauge: 6S X 5R per inch

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

Head:

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Rounds 12: SC around for 6 rounds. Start to add the stuffing.

Round 13: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 14: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 15: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 16: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 17: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread the tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure the yarn. Weave in the end.

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

Nose:

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-4: SC around for 2 rounds. Add the stuffing.

Round 5: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread the tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure the yarn. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Body:

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Round 8: *SC 6, inc* around (48).

Round 9: SC around through BLO for 1 round.

Rounds 10-17: SC around for 8 rounds. Start to add the stuffing.

Round 18: *SC 6, dec* around (42).

Round 19: SC around for 1 round.

Round 20: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 21: SC around for 1 round.

Round 22: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 23: SC around for 1 round.

Round 24: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 25: SC around for 1 round.

Round 26: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing. Cut the yarn and leave a long tail for sewing the body and head together later.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: With skin color, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-4: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 5: Switch to the body color and slip stitch one round.

Rounds 6-15: SC around for 10 rounds, working the first round through the slip stitches to get a nice edge. BO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Hat:

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 4 HDC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: DC around for 1 round (4).

Round 3: Work 2DC in each space around (8). All increases from here are worked as 2 DC in the same space.

Round 4: *DC, inc* around (12).

Round 5: Inc around (24).

Round 6: DC around (24).

Round 6: *DC, inc* around (36).

Rounds 8-9: DC around for 2 rounds. BO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

Beard:

Starting by cutting strips of the thicker yarn to twice the length you want the beard to be. Cut about 20-25 strips.

Row 1: With the thicker yarn, chain 10.

Row 2: Turn, and insert your hook into the second space from the hook. Drape 2 or 3 of the cut strips over the hook, YO with the working yarn and complete the SC as normal. This traps the strips into the stitch and makes the long hairs of the beard. Continuing working SC stitches to the end of the row, trapping 2-3 pieces of yarn as you go. BO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Trim the beard to the same length for a neat finish.

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

Assembly

Now that you have all the pieces for your gnome crochet plushie pattern done, it’s time to assemble and finish making Gnorman!

Start by sewing the nose onto the center of the face with the tail yarn we left. Then, use the tail end of the beard and a tapestry needle with a wide eye to sew the beard on just under the nose. Secure the yarn and trim the tail so it’s the same length as the beard. I used the extra piece to tie the beard.

Then align the arms on either side of the body and sew them into place as well.

Next, sew the body onto the head, placing it so it doesn’t wobble. Finally, add on the hat to finish him off. Just sew it down in a few places with the tail yarn and make sure that the edge of the hat goes down to the nose and covers where his eyes would be.

Optionally, you can embroider on some eyes as well.

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

And you’re done!

Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!
Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!
Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!
Gnorman the Gnome: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern for Fall!

This pattern is so cute and I love how Gnorman turned out! I’ll be sharing the pattern for Gnorma soon so stay tuned for that. If you liked this pattern, be sure to subscribe to the newsletter down below for new patterns and updates. Thanks so much for reading!

See you soon 🙂


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