Pumpkin Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Pumpkin Gnome

September is here and that heralds the start of pumpkin season. So naturally Pumptina, the September gnome, has crocheted herself a pumpkin costume. We are currently enjoying an abundance of pumpkins, or as I am more reliably told squashes, from the garden, so I snapped a few with the crochet pumpkin gnome before making a lovely squash and coconut soup. I also took a few photos with the Thanksgiving and Autumn themed items that we got when visiting Providence last year for Thanksgiving. I just really loved how New England embraces the Fall and hope to spread a little Fall love at home this year. This cute cork gnome could be added to an Autumn table as decoration or simply watch over your harvest.

Pumpkin Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Pumpkin Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
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Materials

2.5 mm crochet hook

Yarn and Colors Must Have – Grass

Yarn and Colors Must Have – Bronze

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).


If you make this pumpkin gnome, I would love to see it so why not tag me on Instagram using #Crochetcloudberry or on my other social media?

Pattern notes

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

Special stiches

Dec – 2 dc together

Fptr – front post treble

Pumpkin Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Pumpkin Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Instructions

Dress

Foundation round: Using Bronze, 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 stich. (18)

Round 2: Chain 1, 2 dc, 1 fptr over dc in round 1. 6 times. Join with a slip stitch. (18).

Round 3-6: Chain 1, 2 dc, 1 fptr over fptr in previous round. Join with a slip stich (18)

Fasten off.

Hat – Up to round 7, join each round with a slip stitch and chain 1 at the start of each round. From round 8, the pattern is worked in the round.

Foundation: Using Bronze, 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.  5 times. (20)

Round 3: 3dc, 1fptr in dec from round 2. 5 times. (20)

Round 4 – 5: 3dc, 1fptr in frtr from round below. 5 times. Fasten off. (20)

Pumpkin Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Pumpkin Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Round 6: Change to grass. Dc in each stitch around. (20)

Round 7: 2dc, 1 dec. 5 times. (15)

Round 8: 3dc, 1 dec. 3 times. (12)

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

Round 10: 6 dec. (6)

Round 11 -14. 1 dc in each stitch around. (6 dc).

Round 15: 3 dec (3). Do not fasten off.

Tendrils

Still using grass, chain 21.

Dc in second chain from hook. Then 19 dc. Join to the point of the hat with a slip stitch. Repeat two more time so that you have three tendrils. When you are crocheting the dcs, the tendrils should curl naturally, if they do not curl very much simply wrap them around a hook or pencil and they should retain the curl.

Pumpkin Gnome - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Congratulations, now you have made your very own cork pumpkin gnome.

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. If you have enjoyed making this crochet coin purse, please tag your project with #CROCHETCLOUDBERRY on facebook or instagram, or add your project to raverly. 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. This pattern has featured in the Oombawka Wednesday links. If you are interested in other recycled makes, you can check out the directory at FaveCrafts.

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