TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Olympic Gnome
Finished
February 19, 2018
February 22, 2018

TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Olympic Gnome

Project info
Weaving
SoftiesOther
Reference; Fun
approx. 6" x 4.5"
Tools and equipment
Original TURTLE Loom™ Hexagon Pin Loom
TinyTURTLE™ Hexagon Pin Loom
TexaTURTLE™ Hexagon Pin Loom
Yarn
41 yards
Berroco Plush
0.02 skeins = 2.0 yards (1.8 meters)
White
The Knitting Cup in Georgetown, Texas
Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids
0.05 skeins = 13.0 yards (11.9 meters)
White
Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids
0.01 skeins = 3.0 yards (2.7 meters)
Red
Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids
0.05 skeins = 15.0 yards (13.7 meters)
Blue
Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids
0.03 skeins = 8.0 yards (7.3 meters)
Natural/Undyed
Notes

This month’s gnome is dedicated to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The Olympic Winter Games are in full swing, and if you ran out of good crafts to make, here’s an idea to the rescue. 

This is a Team USA gnome on ski, a more generic gnome, but you could pick your own country or your favorite athlete and make a gnome to his or her liking. For example, I was very tempted to make a gnome without a beard, on a snowboard instead of ski, and with a big, knitted hat …

Other Materials

  • (2) wooden sticks for the ski, I used Jumbo craft sticks
  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle, scissors

Weave

  • (1) 6” white hexagon for the body
  • (1) 6” blue/red/white hexagon for the hat
  • (1) 4” beige hexagon for the head
  • (1) 2” beige hexagon for the nose
  • (2) 2” blue hexagons for the feet

Hat Pattern
Start weaving a 6” hexagon as usual, using the blue yarn. Weave 9 rounds, then switch to red. Weave 3 rounds, then switch to white. Weave 3 rounds, then switch back to blue and finish the hexagon.

Assembly

  • To form the body, weave a piece of yarn all around the body hexagon and pull it close a little bit. Stuff. Pull tight the opening to about 1.5” and secure.
  • To form the head, weave a yarn end all around the head hexagon and pull it in. Stuff. Pull tight the opening to about 1.5” and secure.
  • Sew head to body.
  • To form the nose, weave a yarn end all around the nose hexagon and pull it. Stuff. Pull tight the opening to about 0.5” and secure.
  • Sew nose onto the head.
  • For each foot, weave a yarn end all around a foot hexagon and pull it in. Stuff. Pull tight to close the opening. Sew feet to body.
  • For the hat, fold the hat hexagon in half as shown in the picture. Pull in the top fold to form a tip, then sew along the length of one hexagon side to form the hat. Very lightly stuff the hat, then position it onto the gnome’s head and body as pictured and secure with a few stitches.
  • For the beard, sew one side of the beard hexagon right under the nose.

Optionally, embroider USA onto the hat as pictured.

To attach the ski to the feet, take an end of red yarn and sew it through a foot as pictured. The loop at the bottom will hold the ski. On the top of the foot you can stitch an “x” so that it looks like laced boots. Tie the ends to a bow like shoe laces.

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Finished
February 19, 2018
February 22, 2018
 
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by Berroco
Super Bulky
100% Nylon
90 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: February 22, 2018
  • Updated: February 22, 2018