Bearded Gnome Ornament by Jared Flood

Bearded Gnome Ornament

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Use up those bits and bobs of leftover yarn to create a happy brigade of bearded gnomes for your tree, mantel or holiday garland! Each ornament uses three colors (one each for skin tone, beard and hat) and offers a range of customizable hat and nose sizes to let each gnome’s personality shine through.

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Any yarn weight, from fingering to chunky, will work for this pattern.

  • Color 1 (C1): Hair/Beard
  • Color 2 (C2): Ear/Nose/Skin
  • Color 3 (C3): Hat, short or long


Below are some approximate yardage requirements for one bearded gnome, depending upon chosen sizes for ears, nose and hat:

  • Fingering/Sport: 15-20 yards/14-18 meters of C3, 5-10 yards/5-9 meters each of C1 and C2
  • DK/Worsted: 15-25 yards/14-23 meters of C3, 5-13 yards/5-12 meters each of C1 and C2
  • Chunky: 20-30 yards/18-28 meters of C3, 7-15 yards/7-14 meters each of C1 and C2


Two sets of double pointed needles in size appropriate for your yarn.

Suggested sizes:

  • Fingering: 3.25 mm/US 3
  • Sport/DK: 3.75 mm/US 5
  • Worsted: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • Chunky: 5.5 mm/US 9

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner