Gilbert the Garden Gnome by Rebecca Danger

Gilbert the Garden Gnome

by Rebecca Danger
This pattern is available from for $6.00.


Meet Gilbert the garden gnome! I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love garden gnomes. It is probably bordering on an obsession that I should seek counseling for. Seriously.

This knitting pattern from Danger Crafts will show you how to knit this adorable little gnome. From his pointy hat, to his beard and mustache, to his belt, to his expressive eyebrows, I’m sure this darling little fellow will charm his way right onto your needles. This pattern is so much fun to knit, and this is yet another pattern where I have included instructions on how to to work Gilbert in one piece so you have minimal finishing. If this seems terrifying to you, I have also included my normal knit-it-separately-and-sew-it-together-in-the-end directions as well. You pick, but either way, I promise knitting this pattern will make you smile as each little gnome limb starts to take shape. This pattern is very addicting and once you knit one gnome, you will find you want to fill your house with gnomes! Especially since once your friends and any kids you know see your finished gnome they are going to start putting in requests for their own. And garden gnomes are good luck, so it is a good thing to have them around.

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Skill Level: Intermediate if knit separately and sewn together, or Experienced if knit all in one piece (I would recommend this pattern for beginning knitters that are comfortable knitting in the round or who want a bit of a challenge. I have rated it “intermediate” because according to the Craft Council skill level guidelines, anything knitted in the round is intermediate.)

Skills used: Basic knit and purl stitches, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, Kitchener Stitch, three needle bind off, provisional cast on, and basic sewing skills.
This pattern is written using Magic Loop Method for knitting in the round. See my Frequent Questions page for more info on dpn’s vs Magic Loop:

Pattern Format: Instant download Adobe .pdf file

Yarn: 90-120 yards of yarn for the shirt (A), 40-75 yards of yarn for head and hands (B), 60-95 yards of yarn for hat and pants (C), 40-70 yards of yarn for beard, hair, eyebrows (D), 40-75 yards of yarn for boots and belt (E), and 5 yards of yarn for the belt buckle (F)

Gauge: You pick! Simply knit with your choice of yarn on needles 2-3 sizes smaller than called for to get a tight knit fabric your stuffing wont show through,

Needles: You pick! A 40” or longer circular needle in the size right for your yarn and one additional circular needle, any type, any length, in the same size as your main needle (for 3 needle bind off). See the pattern for more info.

Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, safety eyes/buttons/scrap yarn for eyes, stuffing, 14 removable stitch markers, or 15 removable markers and one not removable (to mark beginning of round), row counter (optional, but very helpful), pins for making up (optional).

This 9 page pattern is very clearly written, and I offer many in-depth tutorials on the techniques used in it on my blog to keep you from feeling confused while knitting: Plus you can get email help from me in case you get stumped. I also have a Frequent Questions page for instant pattern help: Plus, there is lots of fun stuff in the pattern, like a little story about Gilbert and tons of great finished gnome pictures.

Talk about instant gratification, you can get started knitting this pattern right away! This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD! You will receive this pattern through the etsy instant download system. If you need email help please note that I am a stay-at-home mom to a toddler and a special needs child and I am only able to check email once or twice a week.

Pdf files are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat which you can download for free here:

Four sample gnomes with material lists to create them are included in this pattern. Sample gnomes are 14” tall in sock yarn up to 31” tall in bulky weight yarn. This range will help you determine the finished size of your gnome based on what weight yarn you are using.

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This pattern is copyright Rebecca Danger/Danger Crafts. If you would like to sell finished items using these instructions I am OK with that as long as you let your customers know the pattern used is from Danger Crafts. Check out my Frequent Questions page for more info: