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Plaid Crochet is a fun and easy technique. Crochet this adorable Mini Plaid Gnome for your Christmas Tree or present topper. The Plaid Hat is worked from the bottom-up, finishing with a tassel beard.
“T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”
– Clement Clarke Moor
100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 110yds/50g
Small amount of A (Dove), B (Black) and C (White)
– 4mm/G Furls crochet hook – use code MJS15 for 15% off
blo – Back Loop Only, ch – Chain, hdc – Half Double Crochet, rep – Repeat, sc – Single Crochet, sl – Slip, sp – Space, st(s) – Stitch(es)
Body: 9 sts and 6 rows = 2″ in hdc
Band: 10 sts and 10 rows = 2″ in sc blo
A full video tutorial for the Mini Plaid Gnome ornament is available HERE
Mini Plaid Gnome – Free Crochet Pattern
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The Mini Plaid Gnome Hat is worked from the bottom-up. Begin working the band in rows from the side across. Join the band and work the plaid pattern in rounds around the band. Gather the hat to close. Finish with a tassel beard and glue a mini wooden bead for the nose.
The chart is read from right to left for each round. Each box indicates 1 half double crochet stitch. Change the colour on the slip stitch join. Do not cut colours; pick up and drop off as you go. When changing colours throughout the round, work the last yarn over of the last stitch with the next colour. Float the colour not being used behind the work rather than crocheting over it.
Mini Plaid Gnome
Row 1 (WS): With A, ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—4 sts.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in the blo of each st across, turn—4 sts.
Rows 3-18: Rep row 2. Last row ch 1. Fold the band in half with the RS facing, sl st the band together by working through the blo of the last row and starting ch of the first row. Flip seam to the inside of work.
Setup Round: Ch 1, 1 sc st per row around the band, sl st in the first sc to join—18 sts. Change to B.
Plaid Pattern Begins
Rounds 1-2: Ch 2, *with B hdc in next 3 sts, change to C, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st in the first hdc to join—18 sts. Last round change to A.
Rounds 3-4: Ch 2, *with A hdc in next 3 sts, change to B, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st in the first hdc to join—18 sts.
Rounds 5-6: Rep Rounds 1-2.
Rounds 7-8: Rep Rounds 3-4. Last round fasten off, with yarn needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull hat tight and weave in ends.
With A cut 20 strands of yarn at 13″ long. Use a piece of string or twine to tie around the centre of strands. Thread the string on a yarn needle and weave up through the inside of the hat coming out the top. Knot the string for hanging. Trim beard to approximately 1.5″.
Use a hot glue gun and glue a small bead to the band of the hat for the gnome nose.
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I’m so happy with how my Christmas Tree turned out. I added wooden bead garland and a few pinecone ornaments. Not only do these ornaments look beautiful on a Christmas tree, but they make the perfect present toppers as well. The decorations vary in skill level, and some can be made with no crochet experience. That way, the entire family can get involved. I used my Easy C2C Blanket for my Tree Skirt and the plaid blanket will be coming to my shop soon. If you love my Christmas Sweater you can get it HERE and my skirt HERE.
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