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Scandinavian Gnome Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

So we like Scandinavian gnomes. Apparently the world actually likes them now, but in fairness we have had them in our home in some capacity for years. I have made a couple projects here and there over the years for this style of gnome, but lately these guys have been on my creative mind way more than usual. Maybe it’s just that time of year, maybe they’re just super in, maybe it is seeing the ridiculously large price tag on some of the super cute ones I have seen plastered about the stores, but I have had some serious gnome-spiration lately!

So, to follow up this years Scandinavian Gnome Bottle Topper, I decided to also share this adorable Scandinavian Gnome Ornament. This little guy is the perfect addition to your fabulous farm house stylized Christmas tree, or ya know if you’re a few years behind on decor trends like my house it is the perfect addition to any beautiful menagerie of things that make you happy! Personally I prefer the latter anyway.

This cutie is also super quick to work up so he is perfect for any last minute ornament exchanges or just for filling that one empty spot on your tree. Or, ya know, if you’re reading this any of the other 10 months of the year (for crocheters October and Novmeber are basically just pre-Christmas) he makes a great ornament to hang anywhere you like to hang ornaments.

On to the pattern! And remember, if you would prefer to buy an ad-free printable version you can click here to find this pattern in my Ravelry store.

Scandinavian Gnome Ornament

Pattern by Lizz Jelsma

Materials Used:
G or 4.0 MM Hook
1 Ball Worsted Weight Yarn Each in Red and Nude
1 Ball Bulky Weight in White
Stitch Marker (to mark ends of rounds if needed)
Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
INC – Single Crochet Increase
DEC – Single Crochet Decrease
SLST – Slip Stitch

This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
Hat and nose are worked in a continuous round with no joins. Do not join unless otherwise stated.
Approximate finished size is 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide.

Hat (In Red)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)
Row 2: SC in each stitch around (6)
Row 3: INC, SC 5 (7)
Row 4: SC 3, INC, SC 3 (8)
Row 5: INC, SC 7 (9)
Row 6: SC 4, INC, SC 4 (10)
Row 7: INC, SC 9 (11)
Row 8: SC 5, INC, SC 5 (12)
Row 9: INC, SC 11 (13)
Row 10: SC 6, INC, SC 6 (14)
Row 11: INC, SC 13 (15)
Row 12: SC 7, INC, SC 7 (16)
Row 13: INC, SC 15 (17)
Row 14: SC 8, INC, SC 8 (18)
Row 15: SC 8, 2 SC in next 2 stitches, SC 8 (20)
Row 16: SC 20 (20)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Attach the loop for hanging the ornament now. I used an 8” piece of red yarn and ran each end of the yarn through opposite sides of Row 2 then tied them together inside the hat pulling the loop on the outside tight.

Nose (In Nude)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)
Row 2: *SC 2, INC* 2 times (8)
Row 3: *SC 2, DEC* 2 times (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing, slightly stuff with Fiberfill and close the end and weave in your tail.

The nose will be attached using the tail from your hat. It will be attached in Row 15 of the hat where the two sets of two single crochets in one stitch are. You will want the hat to drape gently over the nose coming down to about half way on both sides with a bit of overhang on the front.

Make a fringe using the Bulky Weight White yarn. To do this I wrapped the yarn around the widest part of my hand 12 times then used some scrap red yarn to tie the top of the fringe secure and cut the opposite sides ends. To attach the beard attach the scrap yarn tails you used to secure the fringe to Row 12 of the inside of the hat opposite the side with your nose. Weave in your tails and finish off.

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3 thoughts on “Scandinavian Gnome Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

      1. Hello Lizz – now this is funny 😄 I just wrote my daily Advent Calendar post about the gnomes. When I linked to the website with the pattern, I thought ‘that name sounds familiar’…well, you know where I’m going with this 😉
        Thank you so very much for an awesome pattern, and the little peek at the gnomes’ background story 😊💕🎄

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