Do we need another gnome crochet pattern? WE SURE DO! Might as well keep the gnome-theme going this year with another adorable project! These Crochet Gnome Granny Squares are quick and easy to work up and you can make them in sooo many different colors. I am using the same Red Heart Super Saver colors that are in my Gnome Corner-to-Corner Crochet blocks but keeping the design a bit more simple. And of course I am putting my Polymer Clay Gnome Hooks from Jen at Day by Day Clay and Crochet to good use! I think this easy gnome square is going to appeal to those of you who are struggling with C2C (corner-to-corner crochet) but this is also a fun pattern to work on for those of you who are participating in the monthly C2C gnome project and have time in-between.
Not sure what I am referring to when I am talking about the monthly C2C gnome crochet-along? Come check out a fun collab that Day by Day Clay and Crochet and I are doing HERE! You can also search the hashtag #2022gnomeproject on social media to see it all!
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Beige (nose), White (beard), Dark blue (gnome body), Light Blue (background), Periwinkle (hat color). Feel free to use any combo of colors from the Red Heart Super Saver Line! Shop these colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: Approximately 6 inches wide by 7 inches tall
Gnome Granny Square Pattern:
Starting with beige (nose color)
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first 3 stitches, HDC +DC in next, DC +HDC in next, 2 SC in remaining 3 stitches, join in white (beard color), chain 1 (fasten off beige)
Round 3: SC in first 7 stitches, HDC + DC in next, DC + HDC in next, SC in remaining 7 stitches, join, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 7, 2 HDC in next, 3 DC in next, 2 HDC in next, SC in next 6, 2 SC in last. Join in light blue yarn (background color and fasten off white beard)
Round 5: SC in first two, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC all in one stitch (this will be your first corner), HDC in next, SC in next 2, switch to dark blue (gnome body color and carry your background color through because we will pick it up again in a few stitches), SC in next 2, HDC in next, CORNER (2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC), SC in next 4 (skip middle stitch which is the point of the gnome beard), CORNER, HDC in next, SC in next 2, join back in light blue (background color and fasten off dark blue), SC in next 2, HDC in next, CORNER, SC in last, join, chain 2
Round 6: DC in each stitch around making 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each corner, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 7: DC in each stitch around making 2 DC + chain 2 + 2DC in each corner, join to first DC, join, chain 1
Round 8: SC in each stitch around making 2 SC + chain 2 + 2 SC in each corner, join to first SC, fasten off and weave in ends.
Chain 12, SC, SC, HDC, HDC, 2 DC in next 3, HDC, HDC, SC, SC, chain 1, turn
Row 2: skip first 2 stitches, SC, SC, HDC, 2 DC in next 3, HDC, SC, skip 2 stitches and SC in last stitch, chain 1, turn
Row 3: Slip stitch in first 4, SC, HDC, 3 DC in next, 2 DC in next + chain 4 and SC in second chain from hook HDC in next chain, DC in last, join to same spot as your 2 DC, slip stitch in remaining stitches. Fasten off leaving long tail.
Chain 3, in middle chain make a bobble stitch, join to last chain and fasten off. Tie onto hat flap!
(You can also add a button or a tiny pom-pom instead of the bobble stitch)
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