Norbert, the Gnome | Free Crochet Pattern
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Norbert, the Gnome | Free Crochet Pattern

Norbert, the Gnome spreads Christmas cheer across your home!

Wether he sits on your mantel, or hangs in your tree, he’ll surely make you feel glee!

This is a fun little project to put you in a festive mood. You will need to know how to make a magic ring, how to single crochet (double crochet in British terms), half double crochet (half treble crochet), and how to make invisible decreases. Don’t worry if you haven’t done any or all of these techniques before. You can learn them in my video tutorials:

Learn how to single crochet (double crochet)

Learn how to half double crochet (half treble crochet)

Learn how to make a magic ring

Learn how to make invisible decreases in sc (dc)

Norbert, the Gnome | Free Crochet Pattern
This is Nils, Norbert’s older brother. He is the more responsible gnome, and likes to look after his beard. (Same pattern, different beard 🙂

Materials and tools

You can find the British/Australian terms below. Please scroll down for the U.S. American version of the pattern.

You can also find the embedded video tutorial further down.

British/Australian terms

Abbreviations

St = stitch

Dc = double crochet

Inc = dc increase: double crochet 2 in same st

htr = half treble crochet

Dec = invisible dc decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

Sl st = slip stitch

C1 = colour of hat and body

C2 = colour of head

C3 = colour of beard

Tension

4″ x 4″ (10.16 x 10.16 cm) = 19 sts x 20 rows of dc

Instructions

Start with the top of the head using C2

Rd 1: Dc 6 into a magic ring (6)

Rd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Rd 3: [dc 1, inc 1]*6 (18)

Rd 4: [dc 2, inc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 5 & 6: Dc 24 (24)

Rd 7: Dc 11, sl st 1, htr 1 in same st, htr 1, sl st 1 in same st, dc 11 (26)

Rd 8: Dc 11, sl st 1, htr 2, sl st 1, dc 11 (26)

Rd 9: Dc 11, dec 2, dc 11 (24)

Rd 10: [dc 2, dec 1]*6 (18)

Continue with the body in C1

Rd 11: Change colour to C1, dc 18 (18)

Rd 12: [dc 2, inc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 13: [dc 3, inc 1]*6 (30)

Rd 14 – 20 (7 rds): Dc 30 (30)

Rd 21: Dc in back loops only: [dc 3, dec 1]*6 (24)

Fill the head and body with toy stuffing

Rd 22: [dc 2, dec 1]*6 (18)

Rd 23: [dc 1, dec 1]*6 (12)

Rd 24: Dec 6 (6)

Break yarn, pull through, sew in.

Crochet the hat in C1

Ch 26, sl st 1 to close to a round.

Rd 1 – 5 (5 rds): Dc 26 (26)

Rd 6: Dc 8, dec 1, dc 6, dec 1, dc 8 (24)

Rd 7: Dc 7, dec 1, dc 2, dec 1, dc 2, dec 1, dc 7 (22)

Rd 8: [dc 5, dec 1]*3 (18)

Rd 9: Dc 18 (18)

Rd 10: [dc 4, dec 1]*3 (15)

Rd 11: Dc 15 (15)

Rd 12: [dc 3, dec 1]*3 (12)

Rd 13: Dc 12 (12)

Rd 14: [dc 2, dec 1]*3 (9)

Rd 15: Dc 9 (9)

Rd 16: [dc 1, dec 1]*3 (6)

Rd 17: Dc 6 (6)

Rd 18: Dec 3 (3)

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.

Stitch on the beard in C3

Attach the beard by stitching through the small gaps around and below the nose.

Stitch in rows starting with the bottom row just above the neckline. Stitch through each stitch in this row, from where you would like the beard to begin to where you would like it to end, then work your way up towards the nose. Each stitch will form two beard hairs, peaking out from each side of the stitch you attached them to.

Stitch the first (bottom) row horizontally, the second row (above) vertically, the third row horizontally and the fourth row vertically again. The rows should become narrower towards the top.

Then attach the mustache by stitching horizontally through the nose. The ends peaking out from both sides of the nose will form one mustache hair on each side. Stitch through the nose in 7 different spots, so that you will have 7 strings for the mustache on each side of the nose. Now you can style the beard any way you like. Leave it wild and untamed like Norbert’s beard or give it some more attention, like Nils’ beard.

U.S. Terms

Abbreviations

St = stitch

Sc = single crochet

Inc = sc increase: single crochet 2 in same st

hdc = half double crochet

Dec = invisible sc decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

Sl st = slip stitch

C1 = color of hat and body

C2 = color of head

C3 = color of beard

Gauge

4″ x 4″ = 19 sts x 20 rows of sc

Instructions

Start with the top of the head using C2

Rd 1: Sc 6 into a magic ring (6)

Rd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Rd 3: [sc 1, inc 1]*6 (18)

Rd 4: [sc 2, inc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 5 & 6: Sc 24 (24)

Rd 7: Sc 11, sl st 1, hdc 1 in same st, hdc 1, sl st 1 in same st, sc 11 (26)

Rd 8: Sc 11, sl st 1, hdc 2, sl st 1, sc 11 (26)

Rd 9: Sc 11, dec 2, sc 11 (24)

Rd 10: [sc 2, dec 1]*6 (18)

Continue with the body in C1

Rd 11: Change color to C1, sc 18 (18)

Rd 12: [sc 2, inc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 13: [sc 3, inc 1]*6 (30)

Rd 14 – 20 (7 rds): Sc 30 (30)

Rd 21: Sc in back loops only: [sc 3, dec 1]*6 (24)

Fill the head and body with toy stuffing

Rd 22: [sc 2, dec 1]*6 (18)

Rd 23: [sc 1, dec 1]*6 (12)

Rd 24: Dec 6 (6)

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.

Crochet the hat in C1

Ch 26, sl st 1 to close to a round

Rd 1 – 5 (5 rds): Sc 26 (26)

Rd 6: Sc 8, dec 1, sc 6, dec 1, sc 8 (24)

Rd 7: Sc 7, dec 1, sc 2, dec 1, sc 2, dec 1, sc 7 (22)

Rd 8: [sc 5, dec 1]*3 (18)

Rd 9: Sc 18 (18)

Rd 10: [sc 4, dec 1]*3 (15)

Rd 11: Sc 15 (15)

Rd 12: [sc 3, dec 1]*3 (12)

Rd 13: Sc 12 (12)

Rd 14: [sc 2, dec 1]*3 (9)

Rd 15: Sc 9 (9)

Rd 16: [sc 1, dec 1]*3 (6)

Rd 17: Sc 6 (6)

Rd 18: Dec 3 (3)

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Stitch on the beard in C3

Attach the beard by stitching through the small gaps around and below the nose.

Stitch in rows starting with the bottom row just above the neckline. Stitch through each stitch in this row, from where you would like the beard to begin to where you would like it to end, then work your way up towards the nose. Each stitch will form two beard hairs, peaking out from each side of the stitch you attached them to.

Stitch the first (bottom) row horizontally, the second row (above) vertically, the third row horizontally and the fourth row vertically again. The rows should become narrower towards the top.

Then attach the mustache by stitching horizontally through the nose. The ends peaking out from both sides of the nose will form one mustache hair on each side. Stitch through the nose in 7 different spots, so that you will have 7 strings for the mustache on each side of the nose. Now you can style the beard any way you like. Leave it wild and untamed like Norbert’s beard or give it some more attention, like Nils’ beard.

Norbert, the Gnome | Free Crochet Pattern | Stella's Yarn Universe

You can also watch the two part video tutorial and crochet along with me:

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