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The Pumpkin Pie Gnome Free Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski (@bugburrypond) ๐ŸŽƒ

This pumpkin pie gnome stands approximately 8 inches tall and is suitable for all crocheters. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you post pictures, please credit appropriately & hashtag #laurajaworski/tag me @bugburrypond so I can share your creations.


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Skill Level: Easy


Size:


This gnome stands approximately 8 inches tall when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn.


Supplies:


Worsted weight yarn (tan, orange, white)

4.0 mm hook

Safety eyes (6mm, or to your preference)

Needle for sewing

Polyester or other stuffing

Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds

Scissors

Glue (optional)

Abbreviations:


MC = Magic circle (see pattern notes)

St = Stitch

Sc = Single crochet stitch

Puff = Puff stitch (see pattern notes)

Ss = Slip stitch

Rep = Repeat

Inc = Increase

2tog = Crochet two together, also known as decrease (invisible decrease preferred)

FLO = Front loop only

BLO = Back loop only

Ch1 = Chain one

F/o = Finish off


A note about the magic circle:


Also known as a magic loop or magic ring. If you prefer not to use a magic circle, simply create a slip knot, chain two, and begin by placing your first round of stitches into the first chain. Pull tightly on your tail to close the gap and continue with the pattern as written. Once you have worked a few more rounds, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside to secure your piece and close any remaining gap.


A note about working in a spiral:


This little gnome is worked in a spiral which means that each round continues into the next without a slip stitch and chain. You will not turn your work while making this project.


A note about counting stitches:

Using a stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to mark the first stitch of each round will help you track your progress. Move the marker as you complete each round.

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A note about FLO & BLO:


For the front loop only round, you will work all of your stitches into the front loop of each stitch. For the back loop only round, you will work all of your stitches into the back loop of each stitch. For all other rounds, work into both loops of each stitch.


A note about increasing and decreasing:


For an increase, crochet two stitches in the same stitch. For a decrease, crochet two stitches together, preferably using the invisible decrease method.


A note about reading the pattern:


Before beginning a pattern, it helps to read through the abbreviations list. If you need help with a technique, refer to a written or video tutorial, or keep a crochet book handy. Below is a round from the pattern, followed by a detailed description of the instructions.


Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)


Beginning round four, add one single crochet into each of the next two stitches. Add two single crochet stitches in the following stitch. Repeat the pattern of one single crochet in each of the next two stitches followed by an increase until you reach the end of round four. There should be 24 stitches in your completed round.

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A note about the puff stitch:


To crochet the puff stitch for this pattern, yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch space, yarn over, pull up a loop, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop* one time (5 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook. Complete each puff stitch with a chain one.


A note about the invisible finish technique:


For the invisible finish technique, complete the last stitch of your pattern. Snip your yarn, leaving a tail long enough for sewing. Pull the loop on your hook, drawing the snipped yarn tail free. Next, thread the yarn tail onto your needle and bring it through both loops of the stitch following the next stitch. Bring your yarn tail through the back loop of the last stitch of your final round, pulling until youโ€™ve created a v that is comparable in size to the rest of your stitches. Weave your yarn tail on the backside of your piece to secure.

Now letโ€™s get started!

Head & Body (beginning at the top, with tan yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 5: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 6: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

Rnd 7-12: 1sc in each st (36)

Rnd 13: 4sc then 2tog, rep (30)

Rnd 14: 3sc then 2tog, rep (24)

(Add your safety eyes between rounds 9 & 10 with four stitches between each eye.)

Rnd 15: 2sc then 2tog, rep (18)

(Stuff your gnome head, you can continue to stuff as you make the body.)

Rnd 16: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)

(Change to orange yarn.)

Rnd 17: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 18: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 19: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 20: 1sc in each st (30)

Rnd 21: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

Rnd 22-24: 1sc in each st (36)

Rnd 25: 5sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 26-28: 1sc in each st (42)

Rnd 29: 5sc then 2tog, rep (36)

Rnd 30: 1sc in each st (36)

Rnd 31: 4sc then 2tog, rep (30)

(Begin stuffing your body, you can continue stuffing as you go. Be careful not to overstuff the bottom so your gnome will sit flat.)

Rnd 32: 3sc then 2tog, rep (24)

Rnd 33: BLO 2sc then 2tog, rep (18)

Rnd 34: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)

Rnd 35: 2tog x 6 (6)

Snip your yarn. Pull your yarn tail free, then weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure and hide the yarn tail inside the body, pulling up slightly and securing the yarn so your gnome sits flat.


Nose (with tan yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: *3sc in the 1st st, 2sc*, rep (10)

Rnd 3: sc in each st (10)

Rnd 4: 2tog 5 times (5)

F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. The nose can be lightly stuffed or left flat, to your preference. Weave your yarn tail through the five remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure. If you plan to hot glue the nose to your gnome, hide the remaining tail & snip the yarn as necessary.


Hands & Arms (beginning with hands, with tan yarn, make two):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2-3: 1sc in each st (6)

(Change to orange yarn, tie tails together & stuff lightly into hands.)

Rnd 4-12: 1sc in each st (6)

F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff the arms.


Sleeve Cuffs (optional, with orange yarn, make two):


Ch7, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. You can add or subtract a chain if needed.

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Hat (with orange yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 3sc (3)

Rnd 2: 2sc then 2sc in the next st (4)

Rnd 3: 1sc in each st (4)

Rnd 4: 3sc then 2sc in the next st (5)

Rnd 5: 4sc then 2sc in the next st (6)

Rnd 6-12: 1sc in each st (6)

Rnd 13: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (9)

Rnd 14: 1sc in each st (9)

Rnd 15: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (12)

Rnd 16: 1sc in each st (12)

Rnd 17: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 18: 1sc in each st (18)

Rnd 19: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 20: 1sc in each st (24)

Rnd 21: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 22: 1sc in each st (30)

Rnd 23: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

Rnd 24-26: 1sc in each st (36)

Rnd 27: 5sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 28-29: 1sc in each st (42)

(Switch to tan yarn.)

Rnd 30: FLO *ss, 3sc in the next st* to end of rnd (84)

Snip your yarn. Complete your hat using the invisible finish technique, then weave your yarn tails on the underside of the hat to secure.

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Whipped Cream for Hat (with white yarn):


Ch6, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc in each ch to end of row (15)

Snip your yarn & f/o.


Pumpkin Pie #1 (with orange yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Snip your yarn & f/o using the invisible finish technique. You should have 24 stitches.

(Note: now is a great time to jump ahead in the pattern & make/sew your whipped cream to the top of your pie. If you prefer to attach the whipped cream after your pie is completed, continue with the pattern as follows.)

Rnd 5: BLO with tan yarn, attach your yarn to the back loop of the first st of rnd 4 with a ch1. Sc in the same st, then sc in each st around (24)

Rnd 6-7: *ss & ch1 in the first st, 1sc in each st (including the stitch with the ss & ch1)* (24)

Do not ss to finish the round; snip your yarn & pull your yarn tail free. F/o using the invisible finish technique as described in the notes; you should have 24 stitches. (Note: if you prefer, you can crochet continuous rounds (without the ss & ch1) for rounds 5-7 and/or go straight from rnd 7 to rnd 8 without snipping your yarn. Just keep in mind that the transition will create a slight dip in your work.)

Rnd 8: BLO Attach your tan yarn to the first st of rnd 7 with a ch1; sc in the same st, sc, then 2tog. 2sc then 2tog, rep (18) (Note: you will not ss & ch1 at the beginning of the round for the rest of the pattern.)

(Begin stuffing your pie; you can continue stuffing as you close. Be careful not to overstuff the bottom so your pie will sit flat.)

Rnd 9: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)

Rnd 10: 2tog x 6 (6)

Snip your yarn. Pull the yarn tail free, then weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure and hide the yarn tail inside the pie, pulling up slightly so your pie sits flat.


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Completing the pie crust:


FLO attach your tan yarn to the FL of the first st of rnd 4 with a ch1. Ss in the next st, then puff in the following st (see pattern notes). *ss, puff* to end of round, finishing with your final puff in the same space as your ch1. Snip your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Pull your yarn tail free, then bring your yarn tail through the next ss to complete the crust.


Push your puff stitches so they face outward and flatten them against your pie. If you would like to leave your crust as is, weave your yarn tails back and forth to secure and hide them in the pie. If you would like to tack the crust down, thread your long yarn tail, bring it up and around each ss of the crust, then through a piece of the stitch beneath each puff stitch. Weave your yarn tails back and forth to secure and hide them in your pie. Finger block your pie into shape.


Whipped Cream #1 (with white yarn):


Ch4, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc in each ch to end of row (9)

Snip your yarn & f/o. Next, wrap your piece so that it resembles whipped cream, then use one of your yarn tails to secure it into place. Sew or hot glue the whipped cream onto the top center of your pie.

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Pumpkin Pie #2 (optional, with orange yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st (18)

Snip your yarn & f/o using the invisible finish technique. You should have 18 stitches.

(Note: now is a great time to jump ahead in the pattern & make/sew your whipped cream to the top of your pie. If you prefer to attach the whipped cream after your pie is completed, continue with the pattern as follows.)

Rnd 4: BLO attach your tan yarn to the back loop of the first st of rnd 3 with a ch1. Sc in the same st, then sc in each st around (18)

Rnd 5-6: *ss & ch1 in the first st, 1sc in each st (including the stitch with the ss & ch1)* (18)

Do not ss to finish the round; snip your yarn & pull your yarn tail free. F/o using the invisible finish technique as described in the notes; you should have 18 stitches. (Note: if you prefer, you can crochet continuous rounds (without the ss & ch1) for rounds 4-6 and/or go straight from rnd 6 to rnd 7 without snipping your yarn. Just keep in mind that the transition will create a slight dip in your work.)

Rnd 7: BLO Attach your tan yarn to the first st of rnd 6 with a ch1; sc in the same st then 2tog. Sc then 2tog, rep (12)

(Stuff your pie, being careful not to overstuff the bottom so your pie will sit flat.)

Rnd 8: 2tog x 6 (6)

Snip your yarn. Pull the yarn tail free, then weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure and hide the yarn tail inside the pie, pulling up slightly and securing the yarn so your pie sits flat.


Completing the pie crust:


FLO attach your tan yarn to the FL of the first st of rnd 3 with a ch1. Ss in the next st, then puff in the following st. *ss, puff* to end of round, finishing with your final puff in the same space as your ch1. Snip your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Pull your yarn tail free, then bring your yarn tail through the next ss to complete the crust.


Push your puff stitches so they face outward and flatten them against your pie. If you would like to leave your crust as is, weave your yarn tails back and forth to secure and hide them in the pie. If you would like to tack the crust down, thread your long yarn tail, bring it up and around each ss of the crust, then through a piece of the stitch beneath each puff stitch. Weave your yarn tails back and forth to secure and hide them in your pie. Finger block your pie into shape.

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Whipped Cream #2 (with white yarn):


MC with 5sc. Snip your yarn & f/o using the invisible finish technique. Note: complete the invisible finish technique in the next stitch over for your whipped cream, instead of two stitches over.


Sew or hot glue the whipped cream to the top center of your pie.


Finishing Your Gnome:


Attaching the beard:


Begin by cutting approximately 55-60 strands of white yarn, around 7 inches each. To add the beard, start at the last round of the head and attach 6-8 strands, centered between the eyes. (To attach a strand, insert your hook behind the post of a stitch, pull the yarn through at its center, then pull the tail ends through the center loop.) Next, add 8-10 strands to each round, working your way up to the last round directly under the eyes. Note: for the last round closest to the eyes, leave 2 stitches free between the eyes so you have a gap to add the nose. After youโ€™ve attached your gnomeโ€™s pumpkin pie between his hands, trim the beard to your desired length.


Attaching the nose:


Stitch or carefully hot glue the nose to your gnome in the small beard gap. The top of his nose should be level with the top of round 9.


Attaching the sleeve cuffs:


Wrap your chained piece around the arm between rounds three and four so the color change is covered. Tie the yarn tails at the back, then stitch the cuff down around the arm using one of the tails. Hide the yarn tails in the back of the arm to secure.

Attaching the arms:


Attach your arms on either side of your gnome. The top of each arm should be level with the top of round 18. Once your arms are secure and the beard is complete, stitch or carefully hot glue pumpkin pie #1 between your gnomeโ€™s hands.

Shaping & completing the hat:


To shape your gnomeโ€™s hat, you can roll the top tightly or leave a small hole depending on your preference. Stitch or carefully hot glue to secure. Stitch or hot glue pumpkin pie #2 to the hat if desired.


Wrap your whipped cream, then use one of your yarn tails to secure it into place. Sew or hot glue the whipped cream onto the top of the hat.

Complete your gnome by pulling the hat snugly onto his head so that the bottom round sits just above the eyes. Sew or hot glue the hat to your gnomeโ€™s head if desired. Straighten & trim his beard beneath the pumpkin pie and finger block the overall shape of your gnome.

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And now youโ€™re done! I hope you enjoy this pumpkin pie gnome & if you post pictures, please credit appropriately and hashtag #laurajaworski so I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Happy crocheting and have a beautiful day. ๐Ÿ’•


Laura


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