Crochet Gnome Pillow Draft Dodger free pattern

Oct 21, 2021 | Crochet patterns

The Crochet Gnome Pillow Draft Dodger is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home

Crochet Gnome free pattern

This adorable crochet gnome can be used as a bed or couch gnome crochet pillow as well as a draft dodger for your door. Perfect addition to your home decor for any gnome lover!

Door draft dodgers are usually used in winter by doors to prevent unpleasant cold drafts from coming indoors. They are functional but can still be cute, right?

After finishing my crochet gnome and displaying him in various places around my home I realized he is just as adorable as a bed or couch pillow, too! I actually have him draped over a tufted side chair in my office and he looks like an exhausted gnome coming down from a Christmas high. I smile every time I see him.

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Crochet Gnome Pattern Details

This is quite a good sized crochet gnome. He clocks in at approximately 36” long x 15” tall (not including curly-q top of hat) with a body circumference of 18” after he is stuffed.

Which means that body is going to seem like it takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r! There are a lot of rounds on that body to create that length so I would definitely recommend a stitch marker row counter. However, if you don’t want to keep track just work the body to the size you want and start decreasing at that point.

You are crocheting several different parts, stuffing and then sewing together at the end. Arms, legs, hat, nose and bag. However, you are using beginner friendly stitches throughout so definitely a simpler project.

The curly-q on the hat is achieved with a short length of wire that I have twisted to create the curly-q shape. Completely optional. I used a scrap amount of a plastic coated wire my husband had in his shop that was stiff yet still bendable. I bent the ends over and covered with electrical tape so the ends wouldn’t be sharp and poke through my hat.

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II am using Red Heart’s With Love* for this oversized crochet gnome. A soft, medium #4 weight yarn that is one of my go-to economical acrylic yarns. You could certainly substitute with your favorite yarn!

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

The colors I used are spot on for a Christmas themed project but you could certainly change colors and match your home decor for year round gnome fun!

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I used bean bag filler for the crochet gnome’s body instead of traditional fiber stuffing. So much easier to get a smoother finished appearance without bulges. However, you could certainly stuff with a fiber fill to make him a little more “huggable”. And I did use standard fiber fill for the hat, arms, legs, nose and bag.

I purchased my bean bag filler at Michaels and I am sure you can find it many other craft stores. It comes in a large amount (it is designed to be bean bag filler after all!) so be prepared to make several gnomes or use for additional craft stuffing purposes.

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Crochet Gnome free crochet pattern

Gnome Draft Dodger / Bed Pillow free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Crochet hook size I/ (5.5 mm)

Bean bag filling for main body

Poly fil for arms, legs, hat, nose and bag
9” long bendable wire
Electrical or duct tape to cover ends of wire
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers / Row Counter

Approximate finished size:  36” long x 15” tall (not including curly-q top of hat). Body circumference: 18” stuffed

Gauge:  First 9 rounds of main body = 4” 

Abbreviations:

WS = wrong side
RS = right side
MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
sc2tog = single crochet 2 sts together (see special stitches section below)
BLO = back loop only
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 sts together (see special stitches section below)
MC = magic circle

Special Stitches:

sc2tog = (insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

hdc2tog = (yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up loop) twice, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

Notes about pattern:

  • Worked in seamless rounds – do not sl st join at the end of each round, use a stitch marker in 1st st of each round and move up to keep track of rounds.

Crochet Gnome Pattern Instructions:

Main Body

With Color A, make a MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 1, 6 sc in MC. Pull yarn end to close MC. (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4:  1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 6:  1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 7:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (42)

Round 8:  1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  (48)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (54)

Round 10:  1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 4 sts, 1 sc in last 4 sts.  (60)

Round 11:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (66)

Round 12:  1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 5 sts, 1 sc in last 5 sts.  (72)

Round 13:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 11 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (78)

Round 14 – 129: 1 sc in each st around. (78) Note: or work to approximately 24″ length.

Round 130:  *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 11 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (72)

Round 131:  1 sc in next 5 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 7 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 5 sts.  (66)

Round 132:  *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 9 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (60)

Round 133:  1 sc in next 4 sts, *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 6 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 4 sts. (54)

Round 134:  *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (48)

Round 135:  1 sc in next 3 sts, *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 6 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 5 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  (42)

Round 136:  *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (36)

Round 137:  1 sc in next 2 sts, *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 4 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (30)

At this point I recommend stuffing the main body before continuing with bean bag filling.

Round 138:  *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (24)

Round 139:  1 sc in next st, *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st.  (18)

Round 140:  *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end.  (12)

Round 141:  sc2tog x 6.  (6)

Fasten off, sew remaining hole shut with tail.

Weave in remaining ends.

Legs (Make 2)

With Color B, ch 7.

Round 1:  1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 5 sc in last ch, turn to work in the unused loops from the foundation ch, 1 sc in next 5 sts.  (15)

Round 2:  2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st.  (20)

Round 3:  2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st.  (25)

Round 4:  (working in BLO), 1 sc in each st around.  (25)

Round 5:  (working in both loops), 1 sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog x 3, 1 sc in next 9 sts.  (22)

Round 6:  1 sc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog x 2, 1 sc in next 8 sts.  (20)

Round 7:  1 sc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog x 3, 1 sc in next 6 sts.  (17)

Round 8:  1 sc in each st around.  (17)

Round 9 – 10:  repeat row 8.

Join color A with final sc st of round 10, fasten off Color B.

Round 11 – 31:  repeat row 8.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.  Stuff with fiber fill.

Arms (Make 2)

With Color B, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 1,8 sc in MC. Pull yarn end to close MC. (8)

Round 2:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * end. (12)

Round 3 – 4:  1 sc in each st. (12)

Round 5:  3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each remaining st to end. (14)

Round 6:  1 sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each remaining st to end. (16)

Round 7:  1 sc in next st, sc2tog x 2, 1 sc in each remaining st to end.  (14)

Round 8:  1 sc in next st, sc2tog x 2, 1 sc in each remaining st to end. (12)

Round 9 – 10: 1 sc in each st. (12). Note:  you may find it easier to work trim around arm at this point in pattern and weave in ends before moving on to Color A of the arm.  Instructions for trim around arm found below round 30 instructions of arm.

Join Color A with final sc st of round 10, fasten off Color B.

Round 11: (working in BLO), 1 sc in each st. (12)

Round 12 – 30:  (working in both loops), 1 sc in each st. (12)

At the end of round 30, sl st to next st.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Trim around armAttach Color C to front loops of round 11, (sl st, ch 3) in each st around. 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Stuff with fiber fill.

Hat

With Color B, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 1,6 sc in MC.  Pull yarn end to close MC. (6)

Round 2 – 28:  1 sc in each st. (6)

Round 29:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 30 – 33:  1 sc in each st. (12)

Round 34:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 35 – 37:  1 sc in each st. (18)

Round 38:  1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 39 – 41:  1 sc in each st. (24)

Round 42:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 43 – 45:  1 sc in each st. (30)

Round 46:  1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 47 – 49:  1 sc in each st. (36)

Round 50:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (42)

Round 51 – 53:  1 sc in each st. (42)

Round 54:  1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  (48)

Round 55 – 57:  1 sc in each st. (48)

Round 58: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (54)

Round 59 – 61:  1 sc in each st. (54)

Round 62:  1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 4 sts, 1 sc in last 4 sts.  (60)

Round 63 – 65:  1 sc in each st. (60)

Round 66:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (66)

Round 67 – 69:  1 sc in each st. (66)

Round 70:  1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 5 sts, 1 sc in last 5 sts.  (72)

Round 71 – 73:  1 sc in each st. (72)

Round 74:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 11 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (78)

Round 75 – 77:  1 sc in each st. (78)

Round 78 – 80: 1 sc in next 17 sts, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts,* 1 sc in next 34 sts, repeat from * to * x 1, 1 sc in next 17 sts.  (78)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining end.

Nose

With Color D, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 1, 6 sc sts in MC. Pull yarn end to close MC. (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4:  *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (24)

Round 5:  1 sc in each st.  (24)

Round 6:  *1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 7:  *1 sc in next st, sc2tog*, repeat from * to * to end. (12)

Round 8:  sc2tog x 6 (6)

Stuff Nose with fiber fill

Round 9:   sc2tog x 3. Join with sl st to first st. (3). 

Fasten off.  Pull yarn through last st, sew yarn end through front loop of each of the 3 st, pull tight to close the circle.

Weave in ends.

Beard

With Color C, ch 21.

Row 1:  1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. (20)

Fasten off.

Cut 60 long pieces of Color C approximately 8” long.  Take 3 strands of yarn and add to each stitch of base as fringe.  To form fringe, insert hook into first sc stitch of base, fold 3 strands of yarn in half, place fold of strands on hook, pull through stitch to form a loop, pull ends of fringe through loop and gently tighten to form fringe. Repeat for each of the 20 stitches of base.

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Bag

With Color E, make a MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  Pull yarn end to close MC. (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4:  1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 6:  1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 st, 1 sc in last 2 st.  (36)

Round 7 – 14:  1 sc in each st. (36)

Round 15:  (drawstring round) *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18 hdc + 18 ch-1 sp)

Round 16:  *1 sc in next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (36)

Round 17:  2 sc in each st, sl st to first st. (72)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Drawstring

With Color B, ch 36.

Fasten off.  Weave ch through drawstring round (round 15) of bag.  Weave in ends.  Stuff lightly with polyfil, tighten drawstring and tie.

Assembly

With long length of yarn left for sewing, sew stuffed arms to main body.  

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With long length of yarn left for sewing, sew stuffed legs to main body.  

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With long length of Color E, sew bag to inside of arms between hands.

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With long length of Color B, sew nose to bottom inside edge of hat.  Insert top of beard behind nose into front bottom of hat and with a long length of Color B, sew to bottom edge of hat.

Bend one end of the 9” wire creating a small loop and cover with electrical or duct tape so it won’t poke through the top of the hat.  Cover bottom of the wire with tape as well.

Insert loop end of wire into top of hat, pushing into the very top of the hat.  Bend top of hat into curly-q shape as desired.

Crochet Gnome draft dodger free crochet pattern

Stuff hat with fiber fill.  With long length of yarn left for sewing from bottom edge of hat, sew to main body.

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