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!

I get LOTS of questions about where I get my 3″ plastic rings. I purchase my 3″ craft rings from Amazon* and they are just perfect. However, they do sell out frequently and I have heard from many people that substitute with inexpensive plastic shower rings or with elastic hair ties.

I also get asked about the white flour sack towels which I also purchase on Amazon. I love flour sack towels and use them frequently as they don’t pill and shed like standard kitchen towels. Great for bread baking!

*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. 

Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

If you would like to add braids to your Gnome Towel Topper to make a matching Girl Gnome you can find that free pattern and tutorial on the blog as well!

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
Gnome Towel Topper Free Crochet pattern

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