Gardening Gnome in your PDX Home by Tinaka Schwendiman
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Gardening Gnome in your PDX Home

Crochet
February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Back Flap using size G hook
3.5 mm (E)
3.75 mm (F)
4.0 mm (G)
764 yards (699 m)
One Size
US
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This pattern was originally published as Northwest Wools’ contribution to the 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 2 – 5, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.

Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.

All patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2017 Collection: Portland Pastimes 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

Oregonians take their Gardening seriously. It all started when Settlers moving West brought cuttings of their prized plants with them on the Oregon Trail - inluding our namesake Rose! Portland has a world-class Test Rose Garden, plus Japanese and Chinese gardens that are considered the most authentic in the US. Oregonians designed the first Organic Gardening Certification program, which became the model for the nation. The Hardy Plant Socity of Portland hosts an annual plant sale called “Hortlandia” and Garden Gnomes dot many a Portland back yard. PDX is a great place to Garden!

Yarn
2 skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima, Cotton, Dark Green color #3741, 220 yards each. Total Yardage Cascade = 440 yds. 1 skein each color of Tahki Stacy Charles Cotton Classic, Cotton, in colors #3725 (Moss Green), #3701 (Light Green) and #3401 (Bright Orange), 108 yards each. Total Yardage Tahki Stacy Charles = 324 yards. Total Yardage for project = 764 yards.

Finished Measurements
Fits 2 gallon paint bucket with handle. Back Flap measures 11” wide and 6” tall (not including strap). Pocket measures 11” across and 6” tall. Strap measures about 31” across and about 1” wide (Strap will need to stretch to fit around bucket). Carrots measure about 3-4” (body only). Peas measure about 3-4” (body only). Total height of finished Crocheted Caddy = 7”.

Gauge
Strap using size F Hook: 10 sts = 2”; Back Flap using size G Hook: 20 sts = 4”; Carrots and Carrot Tops using size F Hook: 6 sts = 1”; Pockets using size F Hook: 10 sts = 2”; Peas Pods using size E Hook: 6 sts = 1”; Small Peas using size E Hook: 3 sts = 5/8”; Large Peas using size E Hook: 4 sts = 3/4”

Needles and/or Hooks
Size E, F and G - or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions
Stitch markers
Two “One of a Kind” buttons that are each 1 and 1/4” in size
Left over yarn, ribbon or twine for tying veggies to bucket
One 2 gallon Paint Bucket with a 29” circumference and about 9 1/2” inches high

Skill Level
Intermediate