Crochet witch gnome - Free crochet pattern

Cork Witch Gnome

Halloween crochet? They are  not two words that you often see together but I don’t think that there is any season or festival that goes by that is not enhanced by crochet in some way. And Halloween is no different. So to celebrate, I wanted to make a crochet gnome witch that you can stand by your jack’o latern (or your pumpkin cork gnome) and scare off any evil spirits. Although I think she is too cute to be really frightening.

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Crochet witch gnome - Free crochet pattern
Crochet witch gnome - Free crochet pattern
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Materials

Scheepjes Catona – Jet black (4ply cotton)

Scheepjes Catona – Kiwi (4ply cotton)

2.5 mm crochet hook

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 and accessories at lovecrochet. (Using these links does not cost you any extra but I will earn a small commission that will help me keep posting free patterns).

Pattern notes

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

Special stiches

Magic circle – mc

Decrease – dec

Back loop only – BLO

[Stitches written in brackets like these are worked into the same stitch]

Crochet witch gnome - Free crochet pattern
Crochet witch gnome - Free crochet pattern

Instructions

Body

Using Jet Black and 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Foundation row: Chain 18 and join with a slip stitch to make a circle.

Row 1: Dc into every chain. (18dc)

Rows 2-6: Dc around. Fasten off.

Hat

Using Jet Black and 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Foundation round: Chain 20

Round 1: 1 dc into every 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 12 onwards: dec until the point of the hat has formed. Fasten off.

Crochet witch gnome - Free crochet pattern
Crochet witch gnome - Free crochet pattern

Brim of hat

Using Jet Black and 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Round 1: Working into the foundation chain of the hat. 1 dc in each chain. (20)

Round 2: Ch 1. Working in BLO. 3dc [2dc]. 5 times. (25)

Round 3: Ch 1, 4dc [2dc]. 5 times. (30)

Round 4: Ch 2. 2tr [2tr]. 10 times. Fasten off. (40)

Hair
Using Kiwi. Cut 6 lengths of approx. 20 cm. Tie a knot in the centre. Then make a plait on each side of the knot and tie the plaits at the end with a small piece of black yarn. Trim the ends of the hair so it looks neat. You can then either simply place the hair on the top of the cork and put the hat on top (the hat will keep the hair in place). Or you could use black yarn to sew the hair in place on the inside of the hat.
Congratulations, you have crocheted your witch gnome.

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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.

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