How is it already November?! The months are flying by and we now have 11 out of 12 gnomes in our 2022 Gnome Project! Our Thanksgiving gnome is wearing his Turkey hat and is ready for family gatherings and feasting. If you don’t celebrate US Thanksgiving, feel free to choose from some of our other options for this month! We have a sunflower, pumpkin, or poppy and you can use these same yarn colors or any colors of your choice.
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! She nailed it with the matching turkey hat and we coordinate colors perfectly! Her November hook will go on sale soon: —> DAY BY DAY CLAY AND CROCHET GROUP
If 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 November Gnome C2C Panel, you will need the following materials:
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in colors Saffron or Gold for the background and beak, Frosty Green for the body, Cafe Latte Brown, a bit of red and black for the face, 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
– Boy November Gnome Graph HERE
– Girl November Gnome Graph HERE
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 and she provided the Poppy Graph for this month too. Thanks Jenny! She also has some really incredible C2C designs in her Etsy shop that you should check out! I also love Jenny’s gnome pillow pals! SEE THEM HERE.
HERE IS THE PUMPKIN GNOME GRAPH if you prefer to use the same idea from Septembers Apple 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
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 is very busy with her day job as a teacher and hasn’t been able to write up the past few months but she might be able to eventually get to them. I appreciate her doing this 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
Happy Thanksgiving and have a very Sweet November!