Exciting times in the garden this week: we have picked our first bowl of fresh strawberries and devoured them with glee. I’ve been checking the patch regularly to make sure we get them just as they turn red and before any of the garden wildlife catches sight of them. So strawberries have definitely been on my mind this month and have fed into my June gnome idea. As you see it’s a crochet cork gnome who has dressed as strawberry and pinched a couple of their pretty white flowers to decorate her hat.
Below is my free crochet pattern for a crochet strawberry gnome.
(I found that Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 can be used to substitute Yarn and Colours Must Have)
Approx. 20 yellow seed beads or scrap yellow 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 all worked into the same stitch.
Dec – 2 dc together
Foundation round: Using Cardinal, 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. Sew on the yellow seeds beads or make French knots with yellow yarn on the body. Spread the beads/French knots evenly over the dress.
Foundation: Using Green Beryl, 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).
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.
Foundation: Using cardinal, make a magic circle with 5 dc going into the circle.
Round 1: Using cream (1dc, chain 3, 1 dc). Repeat 5 times. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the flowers to the sides of the hat.
Congratulations, now you have made your very own strawberry gnome woodland gnome.
As with all my free crochet 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.
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