Viking Gnome Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 14



Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog my crafty friends!


With the cold season approaching, it's time to switch to some winter projects!


I've always loved designing gnomes and if you have been following me during my fun crochet journey, you've had the chance to see me creating these fun little creatures every now and then.


For today's free pattern, I decided to think outside of the box and create something new... a Viking gnome. Isn't he just the cutest, with is curly beard and his big nose?!


The beard is made of front side loop stitches. If you are not familiar with this peculiar stitch, make sure to check out my downloadable pattern available on my Etsy page. You will find many step-by-step pictures to explain how to work this fun technique!!!

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I used Pure Cotton Yarn by Loop'ncraft - a super soft yarn made of 100% combed cotton. Check out their website and IG account (@loopncraftyarn) to explore their amazing yarn selection!!

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***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 50 step-by-step pictures and diagrams

on Etsy HERE


10 pages of detailed instructions to guide you through the making process!





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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: light yarn (3) in light and dark gray, white, beige and green

MATERIALS: 2.5 mm crochet hook; polyester fiber fill; yarn needle

DIMENSION: 5” x 4.5” (12 x 11 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), loop stitch (LO), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: intermediate






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Body (dark gray, green and beige)

Rnd 1: starting off with dark gray yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)

Rnd 8: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64)

Rnd 9: working in BLO, sc even (64)

Rnd 10: working in both loops now, sc even (64)

Rnds 11 - 13: sc even (64)

Rnd 14: switch to green yarn, sc even (64)

Rnds 15 - 23: sc even (64)

Rnd 24: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56)

Rnds 25 - 27: sc even (56)

Rnd 28: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnds 29 - 30: sc even (48)

Rnd 31: switch to beige yarn, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40)

Rnds 32 - 34: sc even (40); start stuffing

Rnd 35: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)

Rnd 36: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 37: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing

Rnd 38: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole, cut the yarn and wave in end


Nose (beige yarn)

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: 2 sc, 4 sc tog in the next st, 3 sc, 4 sc tog

in the next st, 1 sc (14)

Rnd 3: 3 sc, 2 sc inc, 5 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc (18)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 5: sc even (24)

Rnd 6: 2 sc, 4 sc dec, 4 sc, 4 sc dec, 2 sc (16)

F/O, cut and leave a long strand of yarn.


Helmet (dark and light gray yarn)

Rnd 1: starting off with dark gray yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: [working with dark gray, 3 sc inc, switch to light gray, 1 sc inc] rep twice (16)

Rnd 3: [working with dark gray, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep three times, switch to light gray yarn, 1 sc, (1 sc with light gray yarn and 1 sc with dark gray yarn in the next st)] rep twice (24)

Rnd 4: [working with dark gray, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep three times, switch to light gray yarn, 2 sc, switch back to dark gray yarn, 1 sc inc] rep twice (32)

Rnd 5: [working with dark gray, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep three times, switch to light gray yarn, 2 sc, switch back to dark gray yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc] rep twice (40)

Rnd 6: [working with dark gray, (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep three times, switch to light gray yarn, 2 sc, switch back to dark gray yarn, 2 sc, 1 sc inc] rep twice (48)

Rnd 7: [working with dark gray, 18, switch to light gray yarn, 2 sc, switch back to dark gray yarn, 4 sc] rep twice (48)

Rnds 8 - 11: rep rnd #7 (48)

Rnd 12: working with light gray yarn only, sc even (48)

Rnd 13: sc even (48); F/O, cut and hide the yarn

Rnd 14: switch to dark gray yarn only, working in BLO, sl st even (48); F/O, cut and hide the yarn.



Horns (white and dark gray yarn - make two)

Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 4 sc in a mr (4)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 1 sc (6)

Rnd 3: 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc (8)

Rnd 4: 3 sc, 2 sc inc, 3 sc (10)

Rnd 5: 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc (12)

Rnd 6: 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 2 sc inc, 3 sc, 1 sc dec (12)

Rnd 7: switch to dark gray, sc even (12)

Rnd 8: sl st even (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the horn to the helmet (between rnds # 6-10).



Arms (beige and green yarn - make two)

Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: sc even (12)

Rnd 4: switch to green yarn, sc even (12)

Rnds 5 - 10: sc even (12)

Rnd 11: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10)

Rnds 12 - 15: sc even (10); stuff the arm lightly

Flatten the last round and crochet through both layers, 5 sc (5); F/O, and leave a long strand of yarn.



Shield (light and dark gray, and green yarn)

Rnd 1: starting off with light gray yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: switch to dark gray, working in FLO, sl st even (12)

Rnd 4: switch to green yarn, working in BLO of rnd #2, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 6: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (30)

Rnd 7: switch to dark gray, working in FLO, sl st even (30)

Rnd 8: switch to light gray yarn, working in BLO of rnd #6, (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36)

Rnd 9: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42)

Rnd 10: switch to dark gray, sl st even (42); F/O, cut and hide the yarn.


Cut a long strand of green yarn, thread it into a yarn needle. Facing the inside of the shield, insert the needle between rnds # 4-5. Tie it with a knot. Leaving some yarn length (the space to insert the arm later), tie another knot on the opposite side of the round. Cut the yarn.


Beard (orange yarn)

Rnd 1: 2 chs, 2 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook (2); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 2: 1 sc inc, 1 sc inc (4); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 3: 1 hdc inc, 2 sc, 1 hdc inc (6); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 4: 6 front side LS (6); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 5: 1 hdc inc, 4 sc, 1 hdc inc (8); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 6: 8 front side LS (8); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 7: 1 hdc inc, 6 sc, 1 hdc inc (10); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 8: 10 front side LS (10); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 9: 1 hdc inc, 8 sc, 1 hdc inc (12); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 10: 12 front side LS (12); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 11: 1 hdc inc, 10 sc, 1 hdc inc (14); ch 1 and turn

Rnd 12: 14 front side LS (14); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.



Assembling instructions

  • Sew the nose onto the body, between rnds # 30-34. Stuff the nose while attaching it to the body.

  • Position the beard below the nose and sew the last row to the body.

  • Sew the arms to the side of the body, between rnds # 26-30.

  • Put in place helmet and shield.



I can't wait to see your version of my VIKING GNOME! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

 




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