Christmas has come early! I’m posting our 12th and final gnome of the #2022gnomeproject a few days before the 1st of December. Isn’t our Santa so cute and festive with his fuzzy brimmed hat?! I used Bernat Pipsqueak yarn for the furry parts and it really is easy to work with when you are using the C2C crochet stitches. We still have a lot of ground to cover with this project: Joining the panels, Adding a border, AND I want to post a few other holiday themed gnome options as well. So expect all of that in the coming week or so.
It really is going to be a crazy start to December because I also have a Crochet-Along starting December 1st in collaboration with Yarnspirations. I will show you how to make Tuna the Cat and Bones the Dog Stuffies! They are so cute and a great beginner amigurumi project. Two animals made from the exact same pattern! Sign up for the Crochet-Along HERE
Now back to our Santa Gnome! In this post you will find the graphs for Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus but stay tuned because I will post several other graphs in a follow-up blog post. I love Christmas crochet so I really went over the top this month and have enough designs to make a holiday gnome blanket!
If this is the first time you are hearing about this gnome project, don’t worry, it is NEVER too late to join in! Let me explain what it is all about: In January 2022, Jennifer from Day by Day Clay and Crochet and I 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 focused 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!”
Day by Day Clay and Crochet shares process videos, tutorials, pictures, and depending on the level of support also sends free gifts and offers $.50 shipping on orders of her hooks. Additionally, the patrons in the top two tiers, VIP and Gold Levels, are invited to join a smaller, select Facebook group where more of the behind the scenes activities are shared with an amazing community of supportive crafters.
Here is a sneak peak of this months gnome clay crochet hook! Her December hook will go on sale soon: —> DAY BY DAY CLAY AND CROCHET GROUP
The 12 months of Gnomes will be stitched together (very soon) 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!
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 December Gnome C2C Panel, you will need the following materials:
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in colors White for the beard, Cherry Red for the body/hat and Blue for the background. Feel free to choose any shade of blue OR a different christmassy color for the background. I chose blue instead of green or gold because I used those colors for the Halloween and Turkey gnome. Buff Beige or whatever skin color suits you for the nose.
– Bernat Pipsqueak for the Santa hat brim and pom-pom. You can buy this fur yarn HERE on Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Boy December Santa Gnome Graph HERE
– Girl Mrs Claus December Gnome Graph HERE
– Both Santa Gnomes WRITTEN PATTERN HERE
You will see that the beard is gray in the graph. This is so you can follow along with the color changes for the brim and beard. In the written pattern the white is written as “beard” and the girl as “hair” so you don’t get confused if you are using the pipsqueak yarn.
Jennifer Freeman of “My Beautiful Disasters” (Find her HERE on FB!) has been writing out the C2C written pattern for each month. She has been providing all the gnome graphs in written form! Thanks Jenny! She also has some really incredible C2C designs in her Etsy shop that you should check out!
Stay tuned for more Christmas and Holiday themed Gnome Designs!
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
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!