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.
Scrap of black yarn
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
[stitches written in brackets like this are worked into the same stiche].
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).
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.
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.
A YEAR IN GNOMES GALLERY
Click on the images to be taken to the free crochet gnome patterns.