It has been absolutely glorious weather here this week and that has meant springtime crochet has started in earnest. The beautiful bright yellow daffodils have inspired me to design this cute daffodil gnome. Or is it a narcissus gnome? I am never quite sure of their correct name. But what I am sure of is that their vibrant orange and yellow flowers are signs that Spring and Easter are on their way and what better way to celebrate with some fresh crochet.
The gnomes can be hooked up in less than one night and are a fast and easy crochet project to bring some spring cheer. I couldn’t help but make a couple of daffodil gnomes and am planning to integrate them in my Easter decorations this year.
Here is my free gnome pattern:
2.5 mm crochet hook
1 cork (approx. 4.5 cm tall and 3 cm diameter)
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 patterns).
The pattern is written using UK terminology, go to the UK to US terminology table for translations.
Chain 1 at the end of every round to move to next round.
Stitches shown in bracket like [this] are all to be worked into the same stitch of the previous round.
dec – decrease dc over two stitches.
Chain 3 picot – the final chain in the chain 3 picot is to be attached to the top of stitch it started from before moving on to next stitch.
Foundation row: Using yellow. Chain 16 and join with a slip stitch.
Round 1: 1 dc in every stitch around and join with slip stitch. (16)
Rounds 2 to 6: 1 dc in every stitch around and join with slip stitch. Fasten off on round 6. (16)
Round 7: Change to green. 1 dc, then 1 dc in to the stitch in row 5. Repeat 7 more times to the end. Join with slip stitch and fasten off. (16) The photo opposite, shows where you should place your hook, when crocheting into the row below.
Foundation row: Using yellow or orange, chain 20 and join with a slip stitch.
Round 1: 1 dc into every chain. Make sure you are only crocheting into the top of the chain (as in the photo) as the petals will be crocheted into the bottom part of the chain. (20)
Rounds 2 and 3: 1 dc into every stitch. (20)
Round 4: 3 dc, 1 dec. Repeat 3 more times. (16)
Rounds 5 and 6: 1 dc into every stitch. (16)
Round 7: 2 dc, 1 dec. Repeat 3 more times. (12)
Round 8: 1 dec. Repeat 5 more times. (6)
Rounds 9 to 11: 1 dc into every stitch. (6)
From round 2 onwards: dec until the point of the hat has formed. Fasten off.
Petals / Hat Trim
Work into the foundation row of the hat. Use yellow.
[1dc, 1htr], [1tr, 1dtr, chain 3 picot],[1 dtr, 1tr] [1htr, 1dc]. Repeat 4 more times, then attach with a slip stitch and fasten off.
Dress the gnome and sew the hat into position so that the petals frame the cork gnome’s face.
You should now have a daffodil gnome just waiting to take a place at your Easter Table.
As with all my free patterns please feel free to make and sell the crochet items, however, please credit me as the designer where possible and do not sell the pattern itself.