Gnome for the Holidays by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Gnome for the Holidays

Crochet
November 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
110 yards (101 m)
gnome stands about 8-9" tall
US
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You’ll have such a great time tucking these gnomes into the little nooks and crannies of your house: nestled in a bookshelf, peeking out from behind an open door, hiding in amongst the holiday decorations - they make a wonderful and unexpected gift for a host too! Quick to make, even with all those little details, you will find yourself wanting to make more of these than you had planned - they are just so much fun!

Finished Measurements
Finished gnome measures approximately 8-9” 20.5-23 cm tall (including hat). Size depends upon the thickness of the yarn.

Materials
• Worsted weight yarn (CYCA#4), preferably a wool, or acrylic (or a blend of these fibers) in the following amounts: 55 yds 50 m for body and arms (A), 40 yds 37 m for hat and mittens (B), 25 yds 23 m for beard (C), 6 yds 5.5 m for edgings and embroidery (D)
• US F/5 3.75 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain a firm fabric that will not let the stuffing show through
• Yarn Needle
• Removeable stitch markers
• Piece of cardboard that measures about 3.5” 9 cmut yarn for beard)
• Approximately 15 glass gems, used to weight the bottom of the gnome. Alternatively, you can use rocks.
• Fiberfill or desired stuffing material
• 1 wooden bead for nose, I used Hildie and Jo brand 3/8” 1 cm diameter wood beads purchased at JOANN. I opted for the pre-strung beads because they had a smaller hole.
• Sewing thread and needle for attaching bead to gnome

Yarn Used for Gnomes Shown
Gold/Blue Sample
LionBrand Wool-Ease (worsted weight, 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 197 yards 180 m/ 3 oz 85 grams): Blue Mist #620-115 (A), Arrowwood #620-087 (B), and Grey Heather #620-151 (C), and Fisherman #620-099 (D); partial skein each color

Red/Green Sample
WeCrochet Wool of the Andes (worsted weight, 100% Wool; 110 yards 100m/ 1.75 oz 50 grams): Grass #23439 (A), and Red #23764 (B); partial skein each color

And: Lion Brand Wool-Ease (worsted weight, 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 197 yards 180m/ 3 oz 85 grams): Fisherman #620-099 (C), and Grey Heather #620-151 (D); partial skein each color

Gauge
Achieving a firm fabric is much more important than getting gauge.
Make Bottom of Body. Piece measures approximately 1.5-1.75” 4-4.5 cm in diameter.