Crochet Patriotic Gnome Hot Pad Free Crochet Pattern

Jul 1, 2022 | Crochet patterns

This crochet Patriotic Gnome Uncle Sam Hot Pad is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home that is the perfect addition to your Fourth of July Americana home decor!

Crochet Patriotic Gnome Hot Pad crochet pattern

Last (but not least!) in my Patriotic Gnome crochet pattern series which also features the Patriotic Gnome Towel Topper and the Patriotic Gnome Cup Cozy.

Looking for a wonderful decoration and a last minute Fourth of July crochet pattern?  With just a few more days until Independence Day (4th of July here in the US) you still have plenty of time to make up several of these adorable patriotic gnome pot holders.

Made with just scrap amounts of yarn and simple crochet stitches, these fun and whimsical Americana themed hot pads will be the focus of attention in your kitchen.

Crochet Patriotic Gnome Hot Pad Pattern Details

The Uncle Sam Americana themed hot pad is worked from the top down starting with the main body of the hat worked in turned rows to create the stripes.  Working rows of simple stitches worked from larger to smaller stitches creates a hat that naturally gets smaller on one end.

Working on the smaller end of the hat body you will crochet the brim and then the beard creating an opening for the gnome’s nose in the center of the beard.

Then you will crochet your nose, moustache pieces and stars separately.  I have a complete photo and video tutorial to help you with the stars if needed.  Then all of the pieces are assembled and sewn together.  So quick and easy!

Uncle Sam Patriotic Gnome hot pad assembly

And this pattern doesn’t have to be just for the 4th of July!  Get creative with colors for year round gnome fun.  If you made the hat red and added a Christmas themed applique to your hat it would be perfect for your Christmas holiday decor as well.

I am using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn which is a medium worsted weight #4 acrylic yarn. Be aware that under very high heat acrylic yarn can scorch or melt so if you are going to be using as a functional hot pad you may want to switch up to a cotton yarn.

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Crochet Patriotic Gnome Uncle Sam Hot Pad free crochet pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

I Love This Yarn! Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic) 3.5 oz / 180 yds*
Royal 0.3 oz / 16 yards (Color A) blue
White 1.3 oz / 66 yards (Color B) white
Fire Red 0.2 oz / 11 yards (Color C) red
Soft Pink 0.1 oz / 6 yards (Color D) pink

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
1 stitch marker
Scissors
Tapestry yarn needle

 *Acrylic yarn for decorative uses only.

*Use 100% cotton yarn for practical use with heat.

Approximate finished size: 6” wide x 11” tall

Abbreviations:

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

Special Stitches:

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

Recommended Tutorials:

Mini Star Applique Tutorial

Pattern Notes:

  • Nose is worked in seamless rounds – do not slip stitch join at the end of rounds.
  • Bottom edge of hat body is the smaller or end of odd number rows of hat body.

Hat Body

With Color A, ch 20.

Row 1: (RS) dc in fourth ch from hook (skipped chains count as first st) and in next 8 chs, hdc next 5 chs, sc next 3 chs. Turn.  (18)

Row 2:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st across.  Turn. (18)

Fasten off Color A, join Color B.

Row 3: ch 3, dc next 9 sts, hdc next 5 sts, sc next 3 sts.  Turn. (18)

Row 4: ch 1, 1 sc in each st across.  Turn. (18)

Repeat rows 3 – 4 with following color chart:

Row 5 – 6: red (Color C)

Row 7 – 8: white (Color B)

Row 9 – 10: blue (Color A)

Row 11 – 12: white (Color B)

Row 13 – 14: red (Color C)

Row 15 – 16: white (Color B)

Row 17 – 18: blue (Color A)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach Color A to top edge of hat body and work one row of sc evenly along top edge of hat.

patriotic gnome crochet pattern process

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Hat Band

With RS facing, attach Color A (blue) to bottom edge of hat body with sl st.

Row 1: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, place 1 sc at end of each row of hat body to end, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (20)

Row 2 – 4: ch 1, sc in each st. Turn. (20)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

patriotic gnome crochet pattern process hat brim

Beard

With RS facing, skip first 3 sts of hat band, attach Color C (white) with sl st to next st.

Row 1: ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 6, sk next 6 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts leaving remaining sts unworked.  Turn.  (8 sts + ch-6 sp)

4th of July Uncle Sam Gnome Beard Process 1

Row 2:  ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 6 sc in ch-6 sp, 1 sc in next 4 sts.  Turn. (14)

Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (16)

Row 4: repeat row 3. (18)

Row 5: ch 1, 1 sc in each st. (18)

Row 6: repeat row 3. (20)

Row 7 – 11: ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  (20)

Row 12: ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog.  Turn. (18)

Row 13: ch 1, 1 sc in each st. (18)

Row 14 – 21: ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog. Turn. (2 at end of row 21)

Row 22: ch 1, 1 sc in each st. (2)

Fasten off.  With Color B, sc or sl st evenly around outside edge of beard.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Nose

With Color D, make MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

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

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Mustache (make 2)

With Color B, ch 2.

Row 1: 1 sc in second ch.  Turn. (1)

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in same st. Turn. (2)

Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc in each st. Turn. (4)

Row 4 – 5: ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (4)

Row 6: ch 1, sc2tog x 2.  Turn. (2)

Row 7: ch 1, sc2tog. (1)

Without fastening off, sc evenly around outside edge of mustache.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Mini Star Appliques (make 3)

With Color B, make a MC (or as an alternative ch 4 and sl st to form a ring),  (ch 2, sc in second ch from hook, sl st in ring) 5 times.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to hat band.

Hanging Loop

With Color A, ch 20.

Row 1:  1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch.

Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail for sewing.

Assembly

With RS facing and long length of yarn left for sewing, sew stars along hat band evenly.

With RS facing, insert nose into skipped stitches from row 1 of beard, place mustache pieces under nose and then sew using long lengths of yarn.

With long tail, form a loop with hanging loop and sew to top of hat.

Uncle Sam Patriotic Gnome hot pad loop assembly

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