Gunhild the gnome girl 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), 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:
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Materials and tools
- DK / Light worsted cotton yarn, e.g. Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in red, hair color of choice, and skin tone of choice
- 2.5mm / between size B and C crochet hook (my fave is the Clover Soft Touch hook)
- 1 pair of safety eyes (I used 5mm)
- Toy stuffing
- Tapestry needle with bent tip
St = stitch
Sc = single crochet
Inc = sc increase: single crochet 2 in same st
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 hair
Start with the top of the head using C2
Rd 1: Sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
Rd 2: Inc in all 6 st (12)
Rd 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18)
Rd 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24)
Rd 5 to 9 (5 rds): Sc in all 24 st (24)
Rd 10: [sc in next 2 st, dec ] repeat 6 times (18)
Continue with the body in C1
Rd 11: Change color to C1 in a sc, sc in the next 17 (18)
Rd 12: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24)
Rd 13: [sc in next 3 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (30)
Rd 14 to 20 (7 rds): Sc in all 30 st (30)
Rd 21: Sc in back loops only: [sc in next 3 st, dec] repeat 6 times (24)
Secure your st with a stitch marker.
Attach the hair in C3
Cut 20 x approx. 15cm / 6″ long strings of yarn in your preferred hair color. Attach the hair on both sides along the middle parting as shown below.
Don’t worry if you’ve never attached hair to a crochet doll before. It’s very easy! You can learn it here, on my YouTube channel.
Fill the head and body with fiberfill and finish the body
Rd 22: [sc in next 2 st, dec] repeat 6 times (18)
Rd 23: [sc in next st, dec] repeat 6 times (12)
Rd 24: Dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.
Now braid the hair on both sides and tie them with a piece of yarn in C1.
Crochet the hat in C1
Ch 26, close to a round
Rd 1 to 5 (5 rds): Sc in all 26 ch (26)
Rd 6: Sc in next 8 st, dec, sc in next 6 st, dec, sc in next 8 st (24)
Rd 7: Sc in next 7 st, dec, sc in next 2 st, dec, sc in next 2 st, dec, sc in next 7 st (22)
Rd 8: [sc in next 5 st, dec] repeat 3 times (18)
Rd 9: Sc in all 18 st (18)
Rd 10: [sc in next 4 st, dec] repeat 3 times (15)
Rd 11: Sc in all 15 st (15)
Rd 12: [sc in next 3 st, dec] repeat 3 times (12)
Rd 13: Sc in all 12 st (12)
Rd 14: [sc in next 2 st, dec] repeat 3 times (9)
Rd 15: Sc in all 9 st (9)
Rd 16: [sc in next st, dec] repeat 3 times (6)
Rd 17: Sc in all 6 st (6)
Rd 18: Dec 3 times (3)
Fasten off, weave in the ends.
Now put on her hat and complete is your little gnome girl.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern for Gunhild the gnome girl! Please comment below should you have any questions. I’ll get back to you asap!
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