Champagne Cork Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Champagne Cork Gnome

Happy New Year! May all your yarn dreams come true in 2020. I am sure many of you will have drunk some fizz over the festive season and have some corks lying around, so it is the perfect time to crochet some cork gnomes. You can check out my year in cork gnomes gallery at the bottom of this post.

However, today I want to show you how to make Champus, the celebration gnome. He is perfect to turn the cork from that special bottle into a keepsake for years to come. The cork I am using for Champus came from the bottle we used to celebrate when my partner passed his microsoft exam. On his lable, I embroidered a C for champagne, but you can embroider your own personal sign or message.

Champagne Cork Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Champagne Cork Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
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Materials

2.5 mm crochet hook

Yarn and Colors Must Have – Green Beryl

Yarn and Colors Must Have – Soft Grey

Rico Ricorumi Lame in Silver

Scrap of black yarn

Embroidery needle

Cork (approx 4.5 cm tall and 3 cm wide) – If you don’t have a spare cork lying around you can buy a pack of recycled corks or make this cute little amigurumi cork.

You can purchase yarn at lovecrochet. (Using this link does not cost you any extra but I will earn a small commission, will help me keep posting free crochet patterns).

Pattern notes

The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.

Special stiches

[stitches written in brackets like this are worked into the same stiche].

Champagne Cork Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Champagne Cork Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Instructions

 

Body – use Green Beryl

Foundation round: Chain 18 and join with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 1. 1 dc in each chain of the foundation round and join with a slip stitch. (18 dc)

Round 2 -6: Chain 1. 1 dc in each stitch around and join each round with a slip stitch. (18 dc)

Fasten off.

Hat – use Green Beryl

Foundation: Chain 25 and join together with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 1, 1 dc in each chain around (25 dc).

Round 2: 3dc, 1 dec. Repeat 5 times. (20)

Round 3 – 4: 1 dc in each stitch around (20 dc).

Round 5: 2dc, 1 dec. Repeat 5 times. (15).

Champagne Cork Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Champagne Cork Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Round 6: 3dc, 1 dec. Repeat 3 times (12).

Round 7: 1 dc in each stitch around (12 dc)

Round 8: 6 dec (6).

Round 9 -12. 1 dc in each stitch around. (6 dc).

Round 13: 3 dec (3). Fasten off.

To make the fizzing spray, use Ricorumi Lame in silver. You will be working in to the stitch or stitches at the top of the hat. Slip stitch to join silver, chain 10, slip stich back into the same stitch. Do this a total of 4 times, then chain 15, slip stitch into the top of hat and fasten off.

Label – is worked back and forth in rows. Chain 1 at end of each row to turn work.

Foundation row: Use soft grey to chain 5.

1st row: dc into second chain from hook. Dc across (4)

2nd -3rd row: Dc across. (4)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing on to the body later. Using a scrap of black yarn, embrioder the letter c or your own personal sign on to the lable. Then sew the lable to the body.

Champagne Cork Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Congratulations, you have now made your very own Champus gnome. As with all my free crochet patterns, you may sell finished items in small quantities but please credit Crochet Cloudberry as the designer where possible.

This pattern was included in the oombawka Wednesday link party. You can check out more reycling crafts like this at favecrafts.

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