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Gustav the Gnome: Free Amigurumi Pattern

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Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat! | Nea Creates
Gustav the Gnome: Free Amigurumi Pattern | Nea Creates

Hey guys!

I’ve finally finished another pattern. This is a good one. I had an idea for a Christmas tree, it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, so I had to come up with something else.

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

Gustav the Gnome is that ‘something else’, and he turned out great, even cuter than I imagined.

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

I looove his hair, but I mean, it’s totally optional. The buttons are also optional (I can’t tell you what to do), but I think they add a nice bit of detail.

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

About the pattern

You can buy a cheap bundle of two beautifully formatted PDF versions of this pattern on Etsy. One version uses color, while the other is made in black and white to be more printer friendly.

Here’s the link to the Gustav the Gnome Ravelry page, if you would like to start a project there.

Disclaimer: This pattern is an original pattern by Nea Creates, it may not be redistributed in any way, shape or form. If you want to share the pattern you may link to the pattern post, you may not repost the pattern on your site. Items completed from this pattern may be sold, provided that you give Nea Creates credit for the pattern and provide a link to the pattern post or home page.

Finished size: When finished Gustav measures approximately 13cm high without the hat or hair (22cm with the hat) and 10cm wide.

Difficulty: Easy, maybe intermediate if you’re not comfortable working in front/back loops only.

Notes: This pattern uses US crochet terms and SI units throughout. I use a smaller hook size than what the yarn calls for to get tighter stitches. Gustav is crocheted in continuous rounds throughout.

Materials & Tools

– A 4mm crochet hook
– Yarn calling for a 5mm crochet hook in three colors
– A pair of 12mm safety eyes
– A pair of buttons (optional)
– Stuffing
– Stitch markers
– Scissors
– Yarn needle
– Measuring tape

Abbreviations & Stitches used

  • yo – Yarn over
  • st(s) – Stitch(es)
  • mr – Magic ring/circle/loop
  • ch – Chain
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • sc – Single crochet
  • inc – Increase, make two single crochets in the same st
  • idec – Invisible single crochet decrease (a normal decrease is also fine)
  • dc – Double crochet
  • tc – Triple crochet
  • blo – Back loops only
  • flo – Front loops only
  • fl(s) – front loop(s)
  • ccsc – Color change single crochet, insert the hook into the next st, yo and pull through, yo in the new color and pull through both loops on the hook

Pattern – Gustav the Gnome

Nose

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

R2 6 inc (12)

R3 [inc, 3 sc]×3 (15)

R4-5 15 sc (15)

R6 idec, 3 sc (12)

N! Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing the nose onto the body, sl st to the next st, yo and pull completely through the loop on the hook to create a knot.

Arms (2)

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

R2 [inc, sc]×3 (9)

R3 9 sc (9)

R4 4 sc, tc, 4 sc (9)

N! Make sure the tc points outwards from the work, forming the thumb.

R5 8 sc, ccsc (to gray) (9)

R6 sl st, 8 sc (9)

R7-11 9 sc (9)

N! Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing the arm onto the body, sl st to the next st, yo and pull completely through the loop on the hook to create a knot.

Feet (2)

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

R2 6 inc (12)

R3 [inc, sc]×6 (18)

R4-6 18 sc (18)

R7 5 sc, 4 idec, 5 sc (14)

R8 3 sc, 4 idec, 3 sc (10)

R9 3 sc, 2 idec, 3 sc (8)

R10 8 sc (8)

N! Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing the foot onto the body, sl st to the next st, yo and pull completely through the loop on the hook to create a knot.

Body

N! The body of Gustav is worked from the top down.

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

R2 6 inc (12)

R3 [inc, sc]×6 (18)

R4 [sc, inc, sc]×6 (24)

R5 [inc, 3 sc]×6 (30)

R6 [2 sc, inc, 2 sc]×6 (36)

R7 [inc, 11 sc]×3 (39)

R8 [6 sc, inc, 6 sc]×3 (42)

R9 [inc, 13 sc]×3 (45)

R10 [7 sc, inc, 7 sc]×3 (48)

R11-14 48 sc (48)

R15 47 sc, ccsc (to gray) (48)

R16 sl st, 47 sc (48)

R17 in blo, 48 sc (48)

R18 48sc (48)

N! Insert the eyes between R10 and R11 with 5 sts between them on the opposite side of the beginning of the row P1.

N! Stuff the nose and sew it onto the the face right above the fls left in R17 and underneath and between the eyes P1.

R19-27 48 sc (48)

R28 [3 sc, idec, 3 sc]×6 (42)

N! Stuff the body.

R29 [idec, 5 sc]×6 (36)

R30 [2 sc, idec, 2 sc]×6 (30)

R31 [idec, 3 sc]×6 (24)

R32 [sc, idec, sc]×6 (18)

R33 [idec, sc]×6 (12)

N! Do the final stuffing.

R34 6 idec (6)

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

N! Cut the yarn, leaving a yarn tail to close the body, yo and pull the yarn tail completely through the loop on the hook to create a knot, thread the tail on a yarn needle and weave it around the flo of the remaining sts (6) P2, then bury the yarn tail inside the body.

N! Insert the hook from above in one of the fls on the backside of the body left in R17, yo in gray yarn and pull trough P3, ch 2 then dc around the same fl and the yarn tail, dc around each fl and the yarn tail (as long as possible) until you reach the jog.

Optional [ To minimize the jog, dc in the fl to the right of it first, then dc in both the loop to the right and the loop to the left of the jog (it’s a bit tricky to insert the hook) P4-6, then dc again in the loop to the left of the jog.]

dc around each fl until you reach the beginning of the row, sl st to the first dc, cut the yarn, yo and pull completely through the loop on the hook to create a knot, thread the tail then bury it inside the body.

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

Assembly

N! Fold each arm so that the thumb falls to one side, then sew them on to the sides of the body, just underneath the collar P7.

N! Stuff the feet and fold the tops of them, then sew them onto the bottom of the body P8.

N! Optional: Sew a couple of buttons onto the front of the body underneath the collar P9.

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

N! Optional: Cut 18 pieces of 15cm long yarn pieces in white, or whatever color you’d like for the hair. Separate the pieces into groups of three. Insert the hook under the first row of the body, grab a group of three, pull up a loop, then pull all six tails through that loop. Repeat this process five more times around the same row P10-15. Cut another piece of yarn and tie it around the hair, trim the hair if necessary.

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

 

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

Hat

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

N! From this point forward crochet through the blo.

R2-3 6 sc (6)

R4 [sc, inc, sc]×2 (8)

R5 [inc, 3 sc]×2 (10)

R6 [2 sc, inc, 2 sc]×2 (12)

R7 [inc, 5 sc]×2 (14)

R8 [4 sc, inc, 4 sc]×2 (16)

R9 [inc, 7 sc]×2 (18)

R10 [inc, 5 sc]×3 (21)

R11 [3 sc, inc, 3 sc]×3 (24)

R12 [inc, 7 sc]×3 (27)

R13 [4 sc, inc, 4 sc]×3 (30)

R14 [inc, 9 sc]×3 (33)

R15 [5 sc, inc, 5 sc]×3 (36)

R16 [inc, 11 sc]×3 (39)

R17 [6 sc, inc, 6 sc]×3 (42)

R18 [inc, 13 sc]×3 (45)

R19 [7 sc, inc, 7 sc]×3 (48)

R20-24 48 sc (48)

R25 [inc, 7 sc]×6 (54)

R26 [4 sc, inc, 4 sc]×6 (60)

R27 [inc, 9 sc]×6 (66)

R28 66 inc (132)

N! Cut the yarn, sl st to the next st, yo and pull the yarn tail completely through the loop on the hook to create a knot. Thread the tail and weave it into the hat.

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat!

All done!

If you followed this pattern and crocheted your own gnome, please share it with me! @NeaCreates

Crochet Gustav the Gnome using this FREE amigurumi pattern! Easy difficulty free crochet pattern and he's so cute, with or without his hat! | Nea Creates
11 thoughts on "Gustav the Gnome: Free Amigurumi Pattern"

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  1. Simone says:

    Your gnome is very cute!
    I loved your blog!
    Congratulations!

    1. Nea says:

      That’s so nice of you to say, thank you!

  2. Pam says:

    This little guy is the cutest thing. However, the instructions for his hat is very confusing. For example, row 12 says to Inc, 5 sc x3, for 27 stitches. Well, if you do the x3, you end up needing to do 6sc to get the total of 27. I am now on row 14, and it looks like I’ll have to do 11sc to get the 33 row count. I guess my question is, is his hat not round, but flat in the back? Thanks.

    1. Nea says:

      I’m so glad you like Gustav! Thank you so much for pointing this error out to me, I must have been sleepy when I wrote down the pattern for the hat… It is supposed to increase by 3 sts each row. I’ve revised it and the stitch count should be correct now! 🙂

      1. Pam says:

        I didn’t know if I was reading it wrong or what. Just finished the hat and it is just precious. I’m going to see if I can figure out how to make a female version. Then again, I may be a bit over my head. LOL. Thanks for your help.

        1. Nea says:

          Great! That sounds awesome, I’m sure you’re more than capable! Please share with me if you figure something out! 😉

  3. cynthia wilson says:

    Hi Nea. Thank you so much for generously sharing your Gustav pattern!!! I love him!! Making one for a Christmas gift. However..after just finishing Row 18 I am beginning to think I am in trouble. You are talking about adding on the eyes! Was I suppose to begin the body at the TOP? Because I assumed I was to begin at the bottom…so, after Row 18 I would not be adding the eyes, for sure. Could you send a word to help me out, please. I just signed up to follow you on FB and to follow your blog. Thanks again for sharing!

    1. Nea says:

      Hi! I’m so glad you like Gustav! Yes, the body is indeed worked from the top down, I agree that this wasn’t clear so I’ve added a line to the pattern pointing this out. Thank you for your support! 😊

      1. cynthia wilson says:

        Well, I’ve finished, and Gustav came out great. Trying to figure out how to send a pic to you so you can see. (((Feeling not too bright.)))

        1. Nea says:

          That’s awesome, I got your pictures and your Gustav looks great, good job! 😊

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