Best Crochet Gnome Patterns (Free and Paid!)

Looking for cute crochet gnome patterns to decorate your home with? You are in for a treat! Here you’ll find 20 free and premium gnome patterns that are perfect for a a variety of styles and locations!

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Have you ever crocheted a gnome before? There’s something just so fun and charming about having a gnome around.

They’re wonderfully easy to customize with different colors or for various seasons or events, which makes them perfect for selling or for making personalized gifts!

These patterns range from simple to more intricate, so whatever your level is, there’s something in here for everyone!

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How to Crochet a Gnome

Gnome patterns range in difficulty from easy to advanced (you’ll find both in this list).

Generally, gnome are crocheted in the amigurumi style—by making a variety of parts and pieces, stuffing them, and sewing them together.

Depending on the intricacy, you could have as little to make as a hat, body, nose, arms and legs…

Or you could have lots of other little details to make to add to the “character” of the gnome.

I know it can sound a little overwhelming to crochet a gnome. But just take it one part at a time and make sure to keep all the parts in the same place for when you’re ready to assemble!

Are all these patterns free?

In the list to follow, you will find about 13 free gnome patterns and 7 paid patterns. While there are a lot of great gnome patterns that are free, I also found that there are even more cute and detailed ones available on Etsy.

The truth is, these paid patterns are worth a little money as they are incredibly detailed!

Crochet Gnome Patterns – the List!

Without further ado, let’s get to our list of 20 amazing gnome crochet patterns!

1. Crochet Pumpkin Gnome

To kick things off, meet the Pumpkin Gnome! I love the attention to detail this one has. From the ridges in the pumpkin, to the green outfit he (or she) wears, this design just has a really fun look. This gnome is perfect for the Fall season, and would fit right in with your autumn decor!

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

crochet pumpkin gnome

2. Christmas Gnome

Are you looking for something more beginner friendly? Look no further than the Christmas Gnome! I like that this pattern is simple enough for a beginner, yet interesting enough for a more experienced crocheter to enjoy. Another great thing about this design is that it’s subtle enough that you can easily switch out the colors for another season or event. These gnomes would make great alternatives to elves on the shelf, decor pieces, or unique gifts!

Designer: Han Jan Crochet

Yarn Used: King Cole Baby Alpaca Double Knit Yarn

crochet christmas gnome

3. Valentine’s Day Gnomes

Next, take a look at these Valentine’s Day Gnomes! Aren’t they so cute? Each gnome applique is constructed from three tiny crocheted hearts. They’re super quick and easy to make, so they’re great for when you want a fast project to keep your hands busy! These would make fun additions to clothing, card stuffers, play things for little ones, or you could even string several together to make bunting – the possibilities are endless!

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts

Yarn Used: Knit Picks Dishie medium weight #4 cotton yarn

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4. Mushroom Gnome

Next is the Mushroom Gnome! This little guy is extra bright and springy, which makes him the perfect piece of decor to add some brightness to any space! Another great thing about this pattern is that the colors are easily interchangeable, so you can customize him however you’d like to fit your personal color scheme. This would also make a great gift for any nature lovers you know!

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

crochet mushroom gnome

5. Plushie Gnomes

Another fun pattern are these Plushie Gnomes! This design has a such a fun, whimsical feel. This pattern uses a softer, bulkier yarn which gives these gnomes an extra cuddly feel and appearance. These would make great additions to your craft fair stock or gifts for little ones!

Designer: Darling Maple Designs

Yarn Used: Premier Parfait Bulky Yarn

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6. Saint Patrick’s Day Gnome

What better way to get a head start on Saint Patrick’s Day than with this fun Leprechaun Gnome? From the shamrock on his hat to the buckles on his shoes, this pattern really is the full package! This gnome is ideal for sitting on a shelf or mantle or spreading joy amongst friends and family members!

Designer: Jen Hayes Creations

Yarn Used: Yarnspiration Caron Simply Soft Yarn

leprechaun gnome

7. Chef Gnome

This next gnome is perfect for any cooks in your life: the Chef Gnome! As a food lover myself (which I blog about on Ginger Divine) this has got to be one of my favorites. This gnome has quite a lot of detail, but don’t let that scare you! Each element is quite simple to make. From his hat, to his apron, to his pot of pasta (as well as other adorable accessories), this gnome is ready to cook a meal for any occasion! This guy would make a great gift or a fun pal for your kitchen!

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

crochet chef gnome

8. Snowman Gnome

It’s never to early to get a head start on Christmas projects, right? These Snowmen Gnomes are so unique and perfect for sprucing up the holiday season! One of the things I love about this design is how versatile it is. There are so many possibilities for hats, body types, nose types, color choices, etc., so you can really customize each one and make it your own.

Designer: Jen Hayes Creations

Yarn Used: Yarnspiration Caron Simply Soft

crochet snowman gnome

9. Beehive Gnome

Now here’s a unique one: The Beehive Gnome! This guy is ready for spring and he’s complete with a towering beehive hat, a flower, and a bee to guard the hive! This pattern comes with simple instructions on how to make your gnome a girl or boy, as well as ways to customize it with different flowers and such!

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

crochet beehive gnome

10. Norbin the Gnome

Next, meet Norbin the Crochet Gnome! This bashful fellow is reminiscent of a leprechaun and is sure to add some brightness and woodland vibes to your home! This pattern is simple to make and perfect for craft fairs, last minute gifts, etc.!

Designer: Jen Hayes Creations

Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft

norbin gnome

11. Heart Christmas Ornament Gnome

If you’re looking for a really quick make, I bet you’ll enjoy this Heart Christmas Ornament Gnome! This gnome is a simple three-heart design and is easy to customize with beads, different color combos, etc. These would make great little gifts or additions to your tree!

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts

Yarn Used: Knit Picks Dishie medium weight yarn

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12. Gnome Ball Ornament

Here’s another ornament design: the Gnome Ball Ornament! These gnomes are quick and easy makes, as well as super cute! This pattern features two versions: one with faux fur yarn, and the other with a pre-made pom pom! Of you’re looking for a nice and simple pattern, you should definitely give this one a try.

Designer: The Loopy Lamb

Yarn Used: We Crochet Fable Fur (for version 1) and We Crochet Brava Worsted

crochet gnome Christmas ornament

13. Rose Gnome

Now here’s what I call a good garden gnome: the Rose Gnome! This springy fellow is simple to make and can be personalized with your favorite spring colors! I love the added addition of the little flower pot he (or she) holds. This would make a wonderful gift for any of your spring-loving friends and family!

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

crochet rose gnome

14. Gardener Gnome

What better a companion to go with your Rose Gnome than these adorable Gardener Gnomes? This pattern features two different gnome options that are both equally cute and detailed. The female gnome has a pretty apron and sun hat, while the male gnome has overalls and a shovel! These gnomes would make wonderful gifts, craft fair additions, etc.!

Designer: Crochet Gnomes (Etsy)

Yarn Used: Sport weight/fine yarn

crochet gardener gnomes

15. Plush Gnomes

Next up, check out these Plush Gnomes! These gnomes are made using soft, chunky yarn, so they’re extra plushie and they work up quickly (in just a few hours!) This pattern only uses basic crochet stitches, so a beginner could easily tackle this one.

Designer: Theresa Crochet Shop (Etsy)

Yarn Used: #6 Super Bulky yarn

16. Ladybug Gnome

Now here’s a unique little guy: the Ladybug Gnome! This gnome is super bright, happy, and perfect for summer and spring. This gnome would make a wonderful gift for little ones, gnome-lovers, etc.!

Designer: Mufficorn (Etsy)

Yarn Used: Sport weight yarn

17. Viktor the Viking Gnome

Next is one of my favorites: Viktor the Viking Gnome! This mighty gnome is complete with a viking helmet, axe and shield. This pattern looks tricky, but it’s easy to follow and well worth the time. This would be the perfect gnome to gift to any men in your life!

Designer: Charlotte Anne/Helian Handmakes (Etsy)

crochet viking gnome

18. Birthday Gnome

What better way to celebrate someone’s birthday than with this Birthday Candle Gnome? This gnome is so bright and cheery. I love the frosting-like drizzle on the hat! You can easily personalize this gnome with different colors, add ons (beads, sequins, etc.)

Designer: Mufficorn (Etsy)

crochet birthday gnome

19. Dog Gnomes

Next up are these fun Dog Gnomes. This unique pattern is perfect for animal lovers and comes with a few different style options! Another fun thing about this pattern is that it’s smaller than most gnome designs, so it makes a great keychain or ornament as well!

Designer: Mufficorn (Etsy)

Yarn Used: Sport or fine weight yarn

crochet dog gnome

20. Autumn Gnome

Last but not least, meet the Autumn Gnome! I love the look this one has. The climbing tree on the hat with the colorful, falling leaves gives it such a pretty, woodland feel! This gnome would be a lovely gift or addition to your fall decor!

Designer: PamGnomes (Etsy)

crochet autumn gnome

More Gnome Patterns

I know we just covered a lot of ground with different types of gnomes, but I wanted to mention a few more, especially relating to holidays, here!

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