I couldn’t resist making this little gnome for my niece. Some changes: The lashed neck didn’t please me so I worked a decreasing row before changing to the color for the body and increased in the second row of the new color.
I like “formed” faces more than stitched masks, I only indicated eyes and mouth. So the child can choose whether it wants to see a laughing, a neutral or a sad face. I don’t want to have the childs phantasy to be spoiled with too much defaults.
The pattern is very well written and open for many own variations. Many thanks for this nice and joyful free pattern!