Celebration Gnomes by Ashlee Brotzell

Celebration Gnomes

June 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet in Back Loop Only
5.0 mm (H)
4.5 mm
460 - 955 yards (421 - 873 m)
20" - 22"
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Last year I had a new gnome square each month (see my eBook: A Year of Gnomes). This gnome could make a good addition or substitution. This listing will contain 3 flag options: USA, Heart/Canada, and blank. And each variation has an interlocking crochet version and an overlay mosaic crochet version. So you will have six squares to choose from.

There are two PDF files in this listing. One file contains all three flag option for the interlocking technique, and the other files contains all three flag options for the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

The USA flag gnome was created for a friend. I am Canadian, but I couldn’t get a maple leaf in the tiny space so I changed it to a heart. Anyone can use a heart flag! And the blank flag is available if you’d rather sew on an applique later.

The interlocking mesh dots and border lines have been removed for the overlay mosaic versions of these patterns. The interlocking chart size is 81 x 81 (a typical 40-window square). The mosaic X-marked charts are 77 x 77 because of the adjustments.

The Locked Filet Mesh (LFM) interlocking crochet method uses only chain spaces and double crochets to create a mesh; two colors are worked alternately which creates the pattern.

Mosaic crochet is single crochet and double crochet stitches. The double crochet stitches cover some of the other color’s single crochet stitches to create the design. My patterns instruct you to cut your yarn at the end of each row. The back is striped but often gives a faint impression of the pattern on the front (sort of like illusion knitting). See an example here.

I have YouTube tutorials available for both crochet methods! Follow this link to get to my YouTube channel and find my other social links.

For Interlocking Crochet

  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Stitch marker
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square
  • Finished size: 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (460-485 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 230 yards

For Mosaic Crochet

  • Crochet hook: 5 mm (H-8)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4” square
  • Finished size: 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (600 - 955 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 250-280 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 350-375 yards
  • Optional Envelope Border – 300 yards

©️ Ashlee Brotzell 2022.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
This is an original pattern by Ashlee Brotzell. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or share any part of it whether for profit or not. This includes, but is not limited to, the written pattern, the chart, and the photos. No translations or video tutorials are allowed.

Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website www.ashleeslint.com