Christmas Gnome Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This cute and fun Christmas Gnome Granny Square is the latest addition to my Christmas Granny Square Collection.

Use it for making beautiful Christmas blankets, granny square pillow covers, garlands, and any holiday project using crochet squares!

Christmas Gnome Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Christmas Granny Squares

When I shared the Christmas granny squares last year, I still had a lot of ideas and squares in mind, which I just didn’t have the time or energy to add to the collection.

The gnome was definitely one of those missing granny squares and it’s been in my mind for almost a year.

So, it was definitely time I made a couple of these and free up brain resources for something else!

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Christmas Gnome Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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Materials

  • 4-mm (G/6 USA, 8 UK) Hook
  • 3.5-mm (E/4 USA, 9 UK) Hook
  • DK (3, Light) Weight Yarn. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply DK.
  • Tapestry Needle

Color Reference

For the green granny square, I used Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in the following colors:

  • A – Grass Green (129)
  • B – Rose Red (113)
  • C – Light Fudge (109)
  • D – Stormy Grey (104)
  • E – Vintage Pink (155)

Note that the white gnome granny square is made in Stylecrat Special Aran using 5.5 mm and 4.5 mm crochet hooks.

Size

5.5″ (14 cm).

Gauge

Using your 4-mm crochet hook, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 2, hdc 11 in the MC. Join the round with a sl st into the first hdc. (11 sts)

Round 2. Ch 1, hdc inc 11. Sl st to join. (22 sts)

Round 3. Ch 1, (hdc inc 1, hdc 1) 11 times. Sl st to join. (33 sts)

The three rounds should measure 2.25″ (5.5. cm).

Abbreviations (Us Terms)

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
MC Magic Circle
Loop Hdc Loop Half Double Crochet
Picot – Picot Stitch
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet
Yo – Yarn over

Special Stitches

Increase (Inc)
One increase consists of 2 sts made into the same indicated st.

Loop Half Double Crochet (Loop Hdc)
Learn how to crochet the loop half double crochet on the right side of your work in this step-by-step tutorial, or watch the video HERE.

Magic Circle (MC)
Read all about the magic circle or adjustable ring HERE.

Picot Stitch (Picot)
Ch 3, sl st in the back bump of the first ch.

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern says “hdc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • Increases are indicated as “hdc inc” or “dc inc” based on whether they are made with hdc or dc stitches.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all into the same indicated st.
  • Join each round with a sl st between the last and first st of the round (not on top of the initial chains!).
  • The stitch count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.
  • The initial chains are not included in the stitch count.
Christmas Gnome Granny Square - in worsted/Aran weight yarn - Raffamusa Designs

Christmas Gnome Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Square Pattern

With your 4-mm hook and D, make a MC.

Round 1. [D] Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), loop hdc 11 in MC. (11 sts)

Round 2. [D] Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), loop hdc inc 11. (22 sts)

Round 3. [D] Ch 1, (loop hdc inc 1, loop hdc 1) 11 times. (33 sts)

Round 4. [D] Ch 1, loop hdc 1, loop hdc inc 1, (loop hdc 2, loop hdc inc 1) 10 times, loop hdc 1. (44 sts)

Fasten off D and join A.

Round 5. [A] Ch 1, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 1, dc inc 1, ch 2, dc inc 1. (Dc 1, hdc 2, sc 3, hdc 2, dc 1, dc inc 1, ch 2, dc inc 1) 3 times. Dc 1, hdc 2, sc 1. (13 sts on each side and ch-2 at the corners)

Round 6. [A] Ch 2, dc 7. (In the ch-2 corner, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1]. On the next side, dc 13) 3 times. [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] into the last corner, dc 6. (15 sts on each side and ch-2 at the corners)

Round 7. [A] Ch 2, dc 8. (In the ch-2 corner, [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2]. On the next side, dc 15) 3 times. [Dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] into the last corner, dc 7. (19 sts on each side and ch-1 at the corners)

Round 8. [A] Ch 1, sc 10. (In the ch-1 corner, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1]. On the next side, sc 19) 3 times. [Sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] into the last corner, sc 9. (21 sts on each side and ch-1 at the corners).

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Hat Applique

With your 3.5-mm hook and B, ch 24.

Row 1. Sl st in second ch from hook, sl st 1, sc 3 , hdc 3, dc 7, hdc 3, sc 3, sl st 2. (23 sts)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

RS facing, join B in the 4th st of row 1 with a sl st.

Row 2. Starting from next st (5th st of row 1), sc 3, sc inc 1, hdc 1, dc inc 1, dc 3, dc inc 1, hdc 1, sc inc 1, sc 3, sl st in next, leave last 3 sts unworked. (20 sts)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

RS facing, join B in the 4th st of row 2 with a sl st.

Row 3. Starting from next st (5th st of row 2), sc 2, hdc 1, dc inc 1, tr 1, [tr 1, picot 1, tr 1], tr 1, dc inc 1, hdc 1, sc 2, sl st in next st, leave last 4 sts unworked. (14 sts, 1 picot)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose applique

Work in the round without joining round 1 with a sl st!

With your 3.5-mm crochet hook and E, make a MC.

Round 1. Sc 6 in MC. (6 sts)

Round 2. (Sc inc 1, sc 1) 3 times. (9 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hand Applique

(Make 2)

With your 3.5-mm crochet hook and E, ch 3.

Row 1. Sc 1 in the second ch from hook, sc 1. (2 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Right Shoe Applique

With your 3.5-mm crochet hook and C, Ch 4.

Row 1. Sc 1 in second ch from hook, [hdc 1, dc 1], [dc 1, hdc 1], ch 1, sl st in first-made ch. (5 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Left Shoe Applique

With your 3.5-mm crochet hook and C, ch 4.

Row 1. In second ch from hook, [hdc 1, dc 1], [dc 1, hdc 1], sc 1. (5 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Christmas Gnome Granny Square - in DK weight yarn - Raffamusa Designs

Finishing

Start by attaching the hat above round 4 of the granny square. Make sure to push the loops of the loop hdc sts down, and place the hat with its lover side (row 1 of the hat applique) covering the sts of round 4.

Then, sew the nose just below the hat, in the middle.

Finally, attach the hands on the side of the gnome and the shoes.

For the shoes, sew the initial ch of each shoe applique so that it follows the spaces between rounds 5 and 6 of the granny square.

Weave in all your ends.

Well done, your Christmas Gnome Granny Square is ready!

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern. I would love to see your Christmas Gnome Granny Squares on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I don’t miss your makes!

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7 thoughts on “Christmas Gnome Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern”

    • Hi Teresa, I’ll try to make one as soon as possible! In the meantime, I do have a video on how to crochet the loop-hdc on my channel (you can find the link the “special stitches” section in this blog post). Maybe that one can help a bit?

      Reply
  1. Your Designs are soo ADORABLE!!! I have followed you for quite some time now. And have done several of your CALS. Keep up the AMAZING work. Thank you for all you do.

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    • Hi,
      this square is about 5.5″ (14 cm) when you make it with DK yarn and a 4.0-mm hook, and 7″ (18 cm) when you make it with Aran weight yarn and a 5.5-mm hook.
      I hope this helps 🙂
      Raffaella

      Reply

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