Get ready to bring whimsical charm to your home with a delightful collection of garden gnome crochet patterns.
“There's gnome business like gnome business.” - Unknown
Do you love those adorable little gnomes as much as I do? If so, you will want to see the latest cutie I made. I actually made this one for a friend of mine. However, you know I am going to work up one of these gnome crochet patterns for myself too. How could I not?
What is a Garden Gnome?
Garden gnomes are small, decorative figurines often found in gardens and outdoor spaces. They are typically made of ceramic or plastic and are known for their whimsical and somewhat tacky appearance. These figurines typically have a beard, rosy-cheeks, and a pointy hat. Garden gnomes are typically men, but there are women gnomes too.
The history of garden gnomes can be traced back to 19th-century Germany. They were initially introduced as decorative elements for gardens. These figurines were inspired by folklore and mythology. It was believed that they could bring good luck and protect the garden from pests or evil spirits. Gnomes were often thought to be guardians of treasure, and this belief contributed to their popularity.
Over time, garden gnomes have become popular pieces of garden décor, and some people collect them as a hobby. Garden gnomes come in various sizes, shapes, and styles. Some garden gnome enthusiasts even create fun, elaborate scenes.
In popular culture, garden gnomes have been featured in literature, films, and various forms of art. They are sometimes used for humor, as in the animated film "Gnomeo & Juliet," which offers a playful take on the lives of garden gnomes.
While some people adore garden gnomes for their whimsy and charm, others consider them gaudy or tacky. Regardless of personal opinions, garden gnomes have left a lasting mark on the world of gardening and outdoor décor.
In recent years, garden gnomes have found a surprising new role as popular indoor decorations. Many people have welcomed these charming figurines into their homes, adding a touch of whimsy to their interior spaces. Garden gnomes are now used to adorn bookshelves, mantels, and even kitchen tables. Their quirky and endearing presence brings a sense of fun and lightheartedness to indoor spaces.
Sunflower Gnome Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
It is that time of the year again when I overwhelm myself with making Christmas gifts. Why don’t I start in the spring? That would make too much sense. Well, looking for sunflower crochet patterns for a friend, I remembered seeing this adorable garden gnome before. So, why not give the gnome crochet pattern a shot? I’m so glad I did. I think he turned out so cute! Just look at that little nose. I want to squish it!!! Of course, I have many times.
If you are a fan of gnomes, or know someone who is, I think you too will like this sunflower garden gnome crochet pattern.
Find the Gnome Crochet Pattern by Mufficorn HERE.
Garden Gnome Crochet Pattern Details
As I previously mentioned, in many other posts, I am not a great crocheter, but keep trying. I didn’t have any idea how this thing would turn out. If it was wonky and weird, I figured I would just keep it for myself. I was totally surprised at how easy this gnome was to make. The hardest part was making the flowers. Thank goodness, the designer added a link to a video showing you how to make the flowers. After watching it a few times and making a couple of leaves, I was able to finish the crochet sunflowers with no problem at all.
To complete the gnome crochet pattern, you only need to know basic crochet stitches and treble crochet. Do not worry if you do not know how to make a treble crochet stitch. The video makes it super easy to learn. You also need to be familiar with amigurumi techniques. The pattern is written using US crochet terms.
This adorable garden gnome crochets fairly quickly. Completed mine measures approx. 6.5" tall. I did use a slightly larger yarn weight and crochet hook.
Sunflower Garden Gnome Crochet Pattern
As with most amigurumi crochet patterns, this garden gnome pattern starts off with a magic circle. If you have never created a magic circle before, they are fairly easy to learn with a bit of practice.
The pattern starts at the top of the hat and works down to the bottom of the body. The nose, arms, beard, and flowers are all worked separately and sewn on.
So, are you ready to give this cute little garden gnome crochet pattern a try? What are you waiting for? You can find the pattern HERE.
Find the Sunflower Garden Gnome Crochet Pattern by Mufficorn on Etsy HERE
Learn How to Crochet with a Crochet Kit for Beginners
If you are new to crochet and amigurumi, and want to learn how, I recommend The Woobles kits. I learned with their Penguin Crochet Kit. I looked at it for so long. Each time I tried to talk myself out of it. I can’t do it. There’s no way I will learn how to crochet from a kit. Blah Blah Blah. If you are negative, like me, you understand.
Do not wait. I seriously was able to sit down and learn how to crochet using this amazing kit. It teaches you everything from holding the yard, how to hold a crochet hook, and reading crochet patterns. Included with the kit is a link to the most helpful how-to crochet videos I have ever seen.
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More Garden Gnome Crochet Patterns
Are you looking for even more garden gnome crochet patterns? You can find them HERE. There are paid patterns as well as free garden gnome crochet patterns. You can find everything from amigurumi dolls to blankets, pillows, and more.
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