Are you ready for a BIG collaboration?! I am thrilled to announce that Jennifer from Day by Day Clay and Crochet and I have teamed up for a HUGE year-long project! Each month Jen will create a Gnome Polymer Clay Crochet Hook and I will create a matching Gnome Corner-to-Corner Crochet square (it’s actually more of a rectangle). We are focusing on holiday and seasonal gnome designs so for the month of January we are presenting you with a Winter Gnome! The pixel graph and how-to for the crochet portion of the collab will be right here on Repeat Crafter Me and you can purchase the coordinating clay hook from Jen on her Facebook page “Day by Day Clay and Crochet Group!”
The 12 months of Gnomes will be stitched together at the end to make a big blanket! You don’t necessarily need to add a border to each gnome piece but can if you want. I did not at this time.
Be sure to share your gnome projects on social media using the hashtag #2022gnomeproject
Jen creates the most adorable and fabulous clay designs that bake directly onto crochet hook handles, making them not only cute, but more comfortable and smooth to crochet with. I have been purchasing her hooks for years and I am sure you have seen them in many of my project photos and videos. No machines are used in her artwork, each hook is handmade! I love supporting my fellow makers! If you aren’t familiar with the process of how a polymer clay hooks are made, they start with large canes of 100% polymer clay. Then they are reduced. Here are a couple photos of her process:
You can see more of Jens work HERE: —> DAY BY DAY CLAY AND CROCHET GROUP
Now let’s make the Gnome Corner-to-Corner Crochet Rectangle!
Corner-to-Corner Crochet lets you turn almost any image into a pixel graph and then from a pixel graph into a crocheted piece! The Corner-to-Corner technique basically means the you start in one corner (the lower right hand is most common place to start) and crochet diagonally in rows until you get to the other corner. You follow the pixel graph to create the color changes that make up the picture of the gnome. One pixel square = a chain 2 + 3 HDC stitches. Please note that I am using HDC stitches for the C2C instead of DC. You can use either! The DC is more common but keep in mind that your gnome rectangle will end up slightly bigger if using Double Crochet.
If C2C is confusing to you, don’t worry, my friends at The Crochet Crowd have the perfect beginner tutorial! And the best part is that they chose to use a few of my projects as the examples as they are crocheting so you can’t go wrong! Get The Crochet Crowd Corner-to-Corner Crochet using HDC (half double crochet) HERE.
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Blue, Royal Blue, Light Periwinkle, White, and Aran for the nose. Shop these colors at Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– January Winter Gnome Pixel Graph
Finished Size of the Gnome Crochet Rectangle: 20 inches tall x 14 inches wide
Big THANK YOU to Jennifer Freeman of “My Beautiful Disasters” (Find her HERE on FB!) for writing out the C2C written pattern for the January Gnome! Very helpful since many of you like to use this to crochet instead of following the graph. HERE is a downloadable PDF of the written pattern or just follow along below:
Repeat Crafter Me – January Gnome C2C Written Pattern
Row 1: Background x1 (1 square)
Row 2: Background x2 *2 Blocks*
Row 3: Background x3 *3 Blocks*
Row 4: Background x4 *4 Blocks*
Row 5: Background x1, Dark Blue x3, Background x1 *5 Blocks*
Row 6: Background x1, Dark Blue x4, Background x1 *6 Blocks*
Row 7: Background x1, Dark Blue x5, Background x1 *7 Blocks*
Row 8: Background x1, Dark Blue x6, Background x1 *8 Blocks*
Row 9: Background x1, Dark Blue x7, Background x1 *9 Blocks*
Row 10: Background x1, Dark Blue x8, Background x1 *10 Blocks*
Row 11: Background x1, Dark Blue x3, White x3, Dark Blue x3, Background x1 *11 Blocks*
Row 12: Background x1, Dark Blue x1, White x8, Dark Blue x1, Background x1 *12 Blocks*
Row 13: Background x1, Light Blue x1, White x9, Dark Blue x1, Background x1 *13 Blocks*
Row 14: Background x1, Dark Blue x1, White x10, Light Blue x1, Background x1 *14 Blocks*
Row 15: Background x1, Light Blue x2, White x9, Dark Blue x2, Background x1 *15 Blocks*
Row 16: Background x1, Dark Blue x2, White x10, Light Blue x1, Background x2 *16 Blocks*
Row 17: Background x2, Light Blue x2, White x9, Dark Blue x3, Background x1 *17 Blocks*
Row 18: Background x1, Dark Blue x3, White x10, Light Blue x2, Background x2 *18 Blocks*
Row 19: Background x2, Light Blue x2, White x11, Dark Blue x3, Background x1 *19 Blocks*
Row 20: Background x2, Dark Blue x3, White x10, Light Blue x3, Background x2 *20 Blocks*
Row 21: Background x3, Light Blue x2, White x11, Dark Blue x3, Background x2 *21 Blocks*
Row 22: Background x2, Dark Blue x3, White x10, Light Blue x3, Background x3 *21 Blocks*
Row 23: Background x3, Light Blue x4, Peach x2, White x8, Dark Blue x3, Background x1 *21 Blocks*
Row 24: Background x1, Dark Blue x3, White x7, Peach x3, Light Blue x3, Background x4 *21 Blocks*
Row 25: Background x2, White x1, Background x1, Light Blue x4, Peach x3, White x6, Dark Blue x3, Background x1 *21 Blocks*
Row 26: Background x1, Dark Blue x2, White x6, Peach x4, Light Blue x3, Background x1, White x2, Background x2 *21 Blocks*
Row 27: Background x3, White x1, Background x1, Light Blue x4, Peach x4, White x5, Dark Blue x2, Background x1 *21 Blocks*
Row 28: Background x1, Dark Blue x1, White x6, Peach x3, Light Blue x4, Background x2, Light Blue x1, Background x3 *21 Blocks*
Row 29: Background x3, Light Blue x2, Background x1, Light Blue x5, Peach x3, White x5, Dark Blue x1, Background x1 *21 Blocks*
Row 30: Background x1, Dark Blue x1, White x5, Peach x2, Light Blue x2, White x2, Light Blue x2, Background x1, Light Blue x1, Background x4 *21 Blocks*
Row 31: Background x3, Light Blue x11, White x2, Light Blue x3, Background x1 *20 Blocks*
Row 32: Background x1, Light Blue x8, White x4, Light Blue x3, Background x3 *19 Blocks*
Row 33: Background x2, Light Blue x5, White x1, Light Blue x9, Background x1 *18 Blocks*
Row 34: Background x2, Light Blue x6, White x4, Light Blue x3, Background x2 *17 Blocks*
Row 35: Background x2, Light Blue x12, Background x2 *16 Blocks*
Row 36: Background x2, Light Blue x6, White x2, Light Blue x4, Background x1 *15 Blocks*
Row 37: Background x1, Light Blue x10, Background x3 *14 Blocks*
Row 38: Background x4, Light Blue x8, Background x1 *13 Blocks*
Row 39: Background x1, Light Blue x6, Background x5 *12 Blocks*
Row 40: Background x6, Light Blue x4, Background x1 *11 Blocks*
Row 41: Background x10 *10 Blocks*
Row 42: Background x9 *9 Blocks*
Row 43: Background x8 *8 Blocks*
Row 44: Background x7 *7 Blocks*
Row 45: Background x6 *6 Blocks*
Row 46: Background x5 *5 Blocks*
Row 47: Background x4 *4 Blocks*
Row 48: Background x3 *3 Blocks*
Row 49: Background x2 *2 Blocks*
Row 50: Background x1 (1 square)
NEW! January Girl Gnome! Thanks Jennifer Freeman for the pattern addition!
Get the PDF Written Pattern File HERE
You can also create the gnomes using Single Crochet stitches! You will work in rows starting from the bottom. I love this comparison of Single Crochet vs Corner-to-Corner Crochet by AJ Creations (Find her HERE on FB). For every pixel block in the grid, it is 2 SC wide and 2 SC rows tall. Begin with a starting chain of 43 and then SC in each stitch across for a count of 42. Then you follow the graph for the color changes! So the next row would be 6 SC white (I used light blue), 30 dark blue, 6 SC white (light blue) then repeat that row one more time until moving onto the next row of color changes in your pixel graph.
NEW UPDATE!! Huge thanks to Diane of Stitch Therapy who is completely rockin it with this project and making the gnomes using the POPCORN STITCH! She has very graciously written out the directions for the January Gnome HERE and is working on the first two for me as well. Thank you Diane for all your help! Please pop over to her Facebook page or IG (@StitchTherapyCrochet) and give her a big virtual hug and THANK YOU!
GET THE January GNOME POPCORN STITCH PATTERN HERE
Once you have completed your Corner-to-Corner piece, you will want to use the loose ends to your advantage. Especially on the snowflake. If there is spot that needs more blue to separate the white parts of the snowflakes, weave the loose end in-between. And if there’s a place where the white squares need to be connected, weave the white ends to connect them.
Every month from January 2022 – December 2022 we will have a new Gnome hook and C2C design for you! Can you guess what the February gnome will look like?! I hope you are as excited as we are! When I finish the last gnome corner-to-corner crochet rectangle, I will show you how to join them together for a big blanket! But feel free to use your crochet gnome as a pillow or smaller project. I can’t wait to see what you create!
Be sure to use the hashtag #2022gnomeproject and/or tag me @RepeatCrafterMe and Jen @DaybyDayClayandCrochetGroup on Facebook and other social media sites!
Julie Peterson says
thank you! this will be so fun!
Amy Saucier says
Oh My WORD! This is going to be a good year for sure. My goal is to collect all 12 hooks and crochet all 12 Gnomes!
Thank you for helping 2022 be an amazing year for us all.
This is wonderful!!! I’ve recently become enamored with gnomes
The pattern is C2C, thinking the chart – thank you for that! – could be worked in “standard” rows?
Thanks! Looking forward to the whimsy!
I am beyond excited about this!!!! Gnomes are my most favorite thing! Unfortunately the January Hook is on hold! Hopefully I’ll be able to “collect” them all before the year is done! Thank you so very much!
Lisa Turbett says
I am so excited to do this! What a great theme for the whole year!!!
I have never done C2C before, but I am in!!
Amy Smith says
Me either but I am going to give it a shot! I love gnomes!! What a fun blanket this will be in December!
Dawn F says
This is my first attempt at C2C as well, super excited about it. Hoping to be able to purchase all the coordinating hooks. I missed January’s but I hope she releases it again for purchase
mary morris says
am so excited for this, I just retired and have time to now not only follow CAL’s but to participate also.
OMG, this is so wonderful. Can’t wait to see/ make them all. Thank you so much. You are amazing.
I like so much this idea !
I’m in love!! Gnomes are so cute,also love the hook. What a fabulous idea ❤️
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Kim L Shearer says
Thank you for letting me join how do i get the hooks? Kim
Carrie Mathews says
Will they be the same size so we can put them together at the end and make a big throw like your Christmas throw? I hope so … Either way I am super excited you are sharing this with us!!! Thank you So Much!!
Carrie Mathews says
I was so excited that I totally missed your last thing telling us that you will show us how to put them together.. I hope everyone is like me and sometimes gets so excited they comment before they finish reading.. Sorry…
Susan Lile says
What was the name of the shop you got the yarn bobbin holder?
I don’t have Facebook. Is there a way to order the hooks without using Facebook? Thanks. I am super excited for the patterns!!!
Kim Fahrni says
I believe the last link she provided is a Etsy shop. The top one is only on Facebook. ( The one that does the gnome hook)
How much of each colours do we need?
I am so excited for this!! Is there a sign up or will it be available on here?!
Carol Sabet says
I am SO excited.
Do you have a row by row instructions?
Wondering if there is a list if all colors to be used, and amounts, roughly? Thanks
I’m new to C2C. Do you have row by row instructions? Don’t understand how to start.
Mary Behnke says
My 14 year granddaughter has taken up crochet. I am thrilled. I knit. I am not on facebook but am wondering if there is another way to get your patterns which are absolutely adorable. I am also very interestex in the crochet hooks. I would love my granddaughter to continue with this special hobby.
Hi Mary the pattern is also on the website I just checked.
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Mary Morris says
do you have a list of colors need for all the months? I live a bit from a town and would like to have my yarn ready. This is going to be a really fun CAL. Thanks
Agree! Wld love to know the colors needed at least a month in advance if possible! So thankful for this and excited to see each gnome!
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I’m super excited about this. The other place where I follow the year-long blanket projects isn’t one I’ll be doing this year (Jayda in Stitches, and she’s doing Tunisian crochet this year – I don’t have the tools required), so these gnomes will fit that hole in my schedule nicely!
Connie King says
Can’t wait to start
Do you have a written row by row pattern?
Beverly Zistl says
You are using a light blue border all the way around. Do you carry that blue add new yarn every other row
Kimberly Canale says
Is there any way that you could also provide written instructions? I’ve never worked from a graph before but I desperately need to make this!!!! So adorable!
Charlotte naftel says
Do you have a written pattern please I’ve never worked from a graph before.
Debra BarrettRich says
Do you have a written pattern?
Petra Lala says
Would love to be part of this. Gnomes have always been my favorite people.
Omg! Where do I sign up?
Lynda L says
Love the gnomes – never did a graph project before nor c2c. Might try it in single crochet and maybe counted cross stitch. I love the crochet hook but I have an allergic reaction to polymer clay as well as some 3D printer filament colors – it feels like a chemical burn.
LOve this, Thank you for this wonderful project. Just finished making my very first graph, writing pattern and c2c . Can’t wait for the next. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
When you get to the corner, do you decrease on that side and keep increasing on the other side? I’m stuck at the corner spots. Thanks!
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This is just lovely my daughter and I loved it! It’s a really fun activity and just what you need after a hard day’s work. As a writer and tutor, I always want a break from piles of writing assignments.
Shari Anctil says
Finished the first one and love it. I really wish that there was a book with all of the gnomes or at least 2 or 3 released each month so that we can have them done for Christmas presents. Thank you
Kim Fahrni says
Hi. May I ask how you’d go about increasing the original size to be a larger blanket? Thanks
Kim Fahrni says
How would you extend the patten to make a bigger blanket? Thanks
Kim Fahrni says
Sorry about the double post
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Vickie J LaValley says
Loved the Winter Gnome! When will Feb be released and would I find it here? Thank you.
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Is there a left handed pattern?
How do I sign up ?
So cute! Any chance that this one will also get an alternate pattern? I think a matching set of blankets with one boy gnomes and one girl gnomes would be adorable
Lisa Meyeraan says
I would love the January popcorn stitch pattern, but every time i click on it, it gives me the march gnome. Am i doing something wrong?
Kate Irwin says
The link for the January Popcorn stitch is going to the March Popcorn stitch pattern.
hi just letting u know these are awesome. but when i went to download the popcorn pdf the march one came up.
Kate Irwin says
Looks like they fixed it now.
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I didn’t know a girl was added for January, but I can’t find the pixel graph of the January girl. I can find the link to down load the written pattern but not the pixel graph for C2C. am I missing it somewhere?
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A. Nicolson says
Hi,,, just wondering if there is a way to do these gnome pattern using single crochet as I have not mastered the c2c as yet ?
Trista McClure says
I was searching for pixelated gnomes and came across your series. I am asking your permission to use your images for a cross stitch project. The gnomes will be different in color but the design for each month would be the same.
Amie Hood says
This is my first attempt at C2C. I’m a bit confused because after rows 21 & 30, it just says corner in the written instructions. What does that mean?
Dayle Moylan says
I can get the January girl gnome from Jennifer ‘s sight. How can I get this?