Crochet Gnome Towel Topper Free Pattern

Nov 8, 2019 | Crochet patterns, Most Popular

This Crochet Gnome Towel Topper is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

If you love Gnomes as much as I do you are going to love how simple, easy and fun this Gnome Towel Topper is to make!

Perfect for gift giving or to decorate your own kitchen, this pattern could be made for Christmas or any time of the year – just change up your colors.

Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

This little item would be perfect for craft shows – quick and easy!

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I made my towel topper with cotton yarn for stitch definition but you may be happier with acrylic as it tends to be much more color fast than cotton. And since this isn’t going to be used for a pot holder you won’t need to worry about melting it.

Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

The best part of this towel topper – the towel is removable for easy washing. You will work a ring into the hat which is what the towel hangs on. So awesome – and a complete towel topper game changer!

Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

You may also like the following free crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket
  2. Light Me Up Christmas Tree Hat
  3. Night Before Christmas C2C Graphgan

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Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

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Gnome Towel Topper free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

I Love This Cotton! Red (Color A)
I Love This Cotton! White (B)
I Love This Cotton! Warm Blush (C)

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

1 White Flour Sack Towel 27” x 27”
Small amount of polyfill stuffing
1 – 3” Plastic Ring
3/4” round white button
Red embroidery thread for sewing on button
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size:  approx 8” tall (not including towel) x 5” wide

Gauge: 20 rows = 4” / 17 sc st = 4”

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sk = skip
SP-2 = spike stitch two rows below (see special stitch section below)
sc2tog = single crochet 2 st together (see special stitches section below)
WS = wrong side
Bobble = Bobble Stitch (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

SP-2: Insert hook below sc from 2 rows below your hook (current row counts as row 1), yo, draw up a loop even with the loop on your hook (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 2 loops on hook.

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

Bobble = yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops left on hook), yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops.

Notes about pattern:

  • Hat and nose are worked in seamless rounds

Hat (worked in seamless rounds)

Round 1:  With Color A, 6 sc st in MC, place a stitch marker in the 1st sc made.  Do not join with sl st to 1st st after last sc st. (6)

Note:  Continue moving up your stitch marker to the 1st st of each round.

Round 2:  1 sc in each st around. (6)

Round 3:  2 sc in 1st st, sc in remaining st. (7)

Round 4 – 22:  repeat round 3. (st count = 26 at the end of round 22)

Round 23:  2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 20 st, sc next 5 st over plastic ring.  (27)

Round 24:  2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 21 st, SP-2 over next 5 st.  (28)

Round 25 – 38:  repeat round 3. (42)

Round 39:  With Color B, TURN, (now working on the WS of hat), ch 3, dc in same st, sl st in next st, *bobble in next st, sl st in next st* repeat between * * to end, sl st to base of 1st st from beginning of round.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Hat Loop

With Color A, ch 10, sl st to 1st ch to form a loop.  Fasten off.  Leave a long tail for sewing. Sew loop securely to top of hat.

Sew button to middle front of hat approximately 4 1/2” down from top tip of hat.

Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

Nose (worked in seamless rounds)

Round 1:  With Color C, 6 sc st in MC, place a stitch marker in the 1st sc made.  Do not join with sl st to 1st st after last sc st.  (6)

Note:  Continue moving up your stitch marker to the 1st st of each round.

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat between * * to end. (15)

Round 4:  1 sc in each st.  (15)

Round 5:  *1 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc2tog* repeat between * * to end. (12)

Stuff nose

Round 6:   sc2tog 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (6). Fasten off.  Pull yarn through last st, sew yarn end through front loop of each of the 6 st, pull tight to close the circle.  Note: I recommend stuffing the nose right before the last sc2tog.

Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

With a long length of Color A, sew nose to inside bottom edge of hat in the middle of towel.  Fasten off. Weave in end.  

Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern
Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern
Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern
Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern
Gnome Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

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43 Comments

  1. Sandra Hamrick

    Hi!
    on row 25 to 38 do you mean repeat row 24 instead of row 2? Awesome pattern…love them!!! Thank you so much!!

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you for catching this mistake Sandra! It should be repeat round 3 – not 2. I have updated the pattern! So glad you like it!

  2. merri karr

    where does the 3” plastic ring come in. Unless I missed it when I was reading the pattern
    thankss

    • Tonya Bush

      That would be in round 23 – the last 5 stitches of the round are worked over the plastic ring. Hope that helps!

      • Mireya

        Love the pattern! Can’t wait to make some for coworkers for Christmas. Thank you.

        • Tonya Bush

          You are so welcome – glad you like it! Enjoy! ?

  3. CJ

    I love this. Waiting for the video.

  4. Wendy Felt

    Will a 2″ plastic ring work? Except for Amazon, I can’t locate 3″ rings anywhere.

    • Tonya Bush

      It should work depending upon how thick your towel is. You could certainly try it before you use it and see how it goes. Several people are going to try the sturdy hair ties which should work as well. The elastic in the hair tie will hold the towel in place but you should still be able to get the towel in and out. I would recommend the thicker more sturdy ties or double up in case one breaks. I hope that helps!

    • Marmie

      If you live in the U.S. Walmart has a dozen 3in plastic rings for about $8 online. Free shipping.

      • Tonya Bush

        That is wonderful news Marmie – thank you so much for sharing that information! ❤️?

  5. Diane Becker

    I really enjoy the pattern you have a nice voice thanks

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Diane – I am glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful! ❤️?

  6. Deborah Novinger

    Hi, Tonya – I have become obsessed with Christmas Gnomes and love this pattern! Thank you. Just one question, though – where/when does the ring get attached? Is it behind the nose?

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Deborah – so glad you like it! I am a tad obsessed with Christmas gnomes, too! You will crochet 5 sc st over the ring at the end of round 23. Let me know if you have any additional questions. ?

      • Crystal

        I love gnomes! These are just so adorable!!

        • Tonya Bush

          Thank you so much – so glad you like them Crystal! ❤️?

  7. halcyon

    Soooo … how do I download or print this darling free pattern? Thank you.

    • Tonya Bush

      So glad you like my pattern! ?. I understand that this website works well in printing an ad-free page from a website: https://www.printfriendly.com Hope that helps!

  8. Lori

    I don’t have a ring, so I am going to sew a piece of elastic in after I have finished the hat. ( only cause I am to lazy to go up stairs to find the elastic ??) cross my fingers it works

    • Tonya Bush

      That sounds like a great idea – let me know how it goes! ?

  9. Lori

    What dose the “sp” stitch do? Is it a decorated stitch? Or is it to help Secure the ring?

    • Tonya Bush

      The spike stitch really just gives extra support to the ring especially since you are placing weight on it with a towel. However, it would be optional. Hope that helps! ?

  10. Fran Sanders

    I would like to sell some of these, but don’t know what to charge. Any ideas?

  11. Barbara

    So cute is anyone planning to sell them at shows? If so what price range. Thanks

    • Tonya Bush

      So glad you like it Barbara! I am hearing that many are planning on selling these at shows. I haven’t calculated a price but I have found the following article to be very helpful for me. I hope it helps you, too! ❤️? https://crochetpreneur.com/a-crochet-pricing-strategy/

  12. Nan

    This is so cute!

    Wondering if I could use round plastic shower curtain circles too?! I have to finish other projects before I try this one. ?

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Nan – so glad you like it ?. Absolutely – I have heard from several people that they used the plastic shower rings as a substitute and it worked very well for them. A great option! Have fun! ❤️

  13. Lisa James

    Where I work, we use rolls of scotch tape. I have been saving the empty plastic rings that the tape comes on (not knowing what I was saving them for. Lol). Now I have something to use them for. And, i just measured one, and they are 3″. Yay!

    • Tonya Bush

      What a great idea! Have fun! ?

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    • Tonya Bush

      So glad you are enjoying it! Thank you! ?

  15. Lynn E

    Love these… now gotta figure out where to get white towelling?

  16. Sharlyn

    This is so cute!! Thank you for the pattern???

    • Tonya Bush

      Absolutely – so glad you like it! ?

    • Tonya Bush

      Absolutely – so glad you like it! ?

    • Tonya Bush

      Absolutely – so glad you like it! ?

    • Tonya Bush

      Absolutely – so glad you like it! ?

    • Tonya Bush

      Absolutely – so glad you like it! ?

    • Tonya Bush

      Absolutely – so glad you like it! ?