It’s officially spooky season! I love October and all the Halloween festivities that come along with it so of course our gnome for this month is outfitted in a jack-o-lantern hat and adorned in the perfect combination of Halloween colors. If you don’t celebrate Halloween, don’t worry! You can use the apple from last month and turn it into a pumpkin!
This is our 10th gnome of the blanket. Only 2 more gnomes to go in our #2022gnomeproject!
Not sure what this gnome project is all about? Let me explain! Jennifer from Day by Day Clay and Crochet and I have teamed up for a HUGE year-long project! Each month Jen creates a Gnome Polymer Clay Crochet Hook and I create a matching Gnome Corner-to-Corner Crochet panel. We are focusing on holiday and seasonal gnome designs. 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. And of course you can use your gnomes for many other projects. Pillows, wall hangings, and more!
You can find all the monthly Gnome designs in one spot! Check out the Gnome Landing Page and be sure to use the hashtag #2022gnomeproject in all your social media posts!
Here is a sneak peak of this months gnome clay crochet hook! I LOVE the glow in the dark polymer clay she used! Her October hook will go on sale soon: —> DAY BY DAY CLAY AND CROCHET GROUP
f you are new to the Corner-to-Corner Crochet technique, let me explain a little bit about it as well. C2C 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.
Below is a Corner-to-Corner Video Tutorial using a part of my May Gnome graph.
For our October Gnome C2C Panel, you will need the following materials:
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in colors Pumpkin, Spring Green, Orchid, Black, Lemon Yellow, and Buff Beige or whatever skin color suits you for the nose and white for the beard or braids.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Girl Jack-O-Lantern Hat Graph (choose any color for her braids)
– Boy Jack-O-Lantern Hat Graph (choose any color for his beard)
HERE IS THE PUMPKIN GNOME GRAPH if you prefer to use the same idea from Septembers Apple Gnome.
Jennifer Freeman of “My Beautiful Disasters” (Find her HERE on FB!) has been writing out the C2C written pattern for each month. She provided all the versions you see above in written form. Thanks Jenny! She also has some really incredible C2C designs in her Etsy shop that you should check out!
GET THE WRITTEN C2C PATTERN FOR BOTH BOY AND GIRL OPTIONS HERE
And Jenny converted the Leprechaun Gnome to Witch Hat colors!
GET THOSE WRITTEN PATTERNS HERE
Diane of Stitch Therapy is making the gnomes using the POPCORN STITCH! I love the way her gnomes are turning out and you can also find her Popcorn Stitch written patterns within each individual gnome post. She will have September and October written up as soon as she can. She is a librarian and teacher at an elementary school and has a lot going on. She is doing this for us for free in her spare time 🙂
Still not comfortable with the idea of Corner-to-Corner Crochet? Don’t worry, you can use single crochet stitches and crochet each gnome as a graphgan.
SpurView Goods has been uploading the single crochet written patterns HERE
When you are weaving in your ends, you will want to connect some of the blocks that aren’t touching in the jack-o-lantern mouth. Just like we did for the snowflake on our January gnome.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #2022gnomeproject so I can see and share your gnomes!
GNOME LANDING PAGE = ALL THE GNOMES IN ONE SPOT