Gnome Christmas C2C Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Jul 25, 2020 | Crochet patterns

The Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow is a free crochet pattern for a super cute pillow! This Gnome Pillow will be a wonderful addition to your holiday home decor this year!

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Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern

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I have had this cute Gnome pillow design in my head since Christmas last year and I knew it would be a perfect Christmas in July pattern! And since I am seriously addicted to gnomes it seemed perfect. This is my fourth gnome crochet pattern – the Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket is a particular favorite but I can’t forget the Gnome Towel Topper and the Gnome Christmas Ornament.

Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern

If you have never worked a c2c (corner to corner) crochet project before and would like to learn how I have ALL the tutorials you need to master this wonderful technique and make your very own Christmas Gnome C2C pillow!

Basic C2C tutorial
How to Change Colors in C2C
How to Carry Colors in C2C
How to Add a Border in C2C
How to Read Graphs in C2C

I made this pillow in the mini (hdc) half double C2C technique for an approximate finished size of 17” x 28” which is the size of a standard pillow. Perfect for snuggles on the couch! If you made this with the standard c2c (double crochet) crochet technique your pillow would be larger. You can learn more about the mini hdc c2c technique at the following:

Mini C2C (hdc) tutorial

Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern process

I used a combination of textures for this pillow using two different yarns. I used Bernat Pipsqueak yarn* for the white portions and Red Heart With Love for the rest of the pillow.  Bernat Pipsqueak is a fuzzy, textured yarn which makes the pillow so soft and snuggly – I can’t stop touching it! Red Heart With Love is the perfect pairing as it is soft with beautiful and vibrant colors. Head on over to Yarnspirations to check out this economical worsted weight yarn.

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No sewing needed to attach panels together – I worked single crochet and chains between the blocks of corner to corner around the outside edge of the panels. If you would like to see a photo tutorial for this you can head on over to my Harvest Pumpkin Red Trunk C2C Pillow pattern which will show you how to do this.

Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern pom pom close up

For the pom pom, I made a c2c square with the Pipsqueak yarn, left a long tail for creating the pom pom and sewing to the top of the pillow. Quick, easy – and matches the pillow! The pom pom is absolutely optional but I love the extra dimension you get with it.

I created a quick video to show you how to take your c2c square to a pom pom which you can find below.

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  1. Polar Bear & Penguin Pals C2C Blanket
  2. Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket
  3. Gnome Towel Topper
Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern

Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Red Heart With Love Blue Hawaii 8.1 oz / 430 yds (b)
Bernat Pipsqueak Whitey White 4.5 oz / 130 yds (w)
Red Heart With Love Pewter .20 oz / 11 yds (g)
Red Heart With Love Holly Berry 2.9 oz / 155 yds (r)
Red Heart With Love Sweet Pink .15 oz / 8 yds (p)

Size J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook

1 Standard Pillow insert 17” x 28”
small amount of poly-fil for stuffing Pom Pom
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Approximate finished size: 17” x 28”

Gauge:  7 blocks = 4”

Abbreviations:

b = blue
w = white
r = red
g = grey
p = pink
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space

Notes about pattern:  Pattern is worked in mini hdc (half double crochet) Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique.  Pillow could easily be made larger by using the dc (double crochet) C2C (hdc) crochet technique.  Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph on last page of pdf.

Recommended tutorials:

Mini hdc c2c crochet technique tutorial

Front Panel:

r: Red  / b: Blue  / w: White  / g: Grey  / p: Pink  

→ Row 1 (WS): 1w  
← Row 2 (RS): 2w  
→ Row 3: 3w  
← Row 4: 4w  
→ Row 5: 5w  
← Row 6: 2w, 4g  
→ Row 7: 1w, 4g, 1w, 1r  
← Row 8: 2r, 6w  
→ Row 9: 6w, 3r  
← Row 10: 4r, 5w, 1g  
→ Row 11: 3g, 3w, 5r  
← Row 12: 3w, 3r, 2w, 2g, 2w  
→ Row 13: 6w, 4r, 3w  
← Row 14: 3r, 1w, 4r, 5w, 1g  
→ Row 15: 1w, 2g, 3w, 5r, 1w, 3r  
← Row 16: 4r, 3w, 3r, 2p, 1w, 1g, 2w  
→ Row 17: 1g, 1w, 1g, 1w, 3p, 3r, 3w, 3r, 1w  
← Row 18: 2w, 5r, 1w, 3r, 3p, 3w, 1g  
→ Row 19: 1w, 1g, 2w, 4p, 3r, 1w, 4r, 2w, 1r  
← Row 20: 2r, 2w, 4r, 3w, 1r, 4p, 1w, 1g, 2w  
→ Row 21: 2w, 1g, 2w, 3p, 2r, 3w, 3r, 2w, 3r  
← Row 22: 4r, 2w, 5r, 1w, 2r, 3p, 1w, 1g, 2w, 1g  
→ Row 23: 1w, 1g, 4w, 2p, 3r, 1w, 4r, 2w, 4r, 1b  
← Row 24: 1b, 5r, 2w, 4r, 3w, 3r, 4w, 1g, 1w  
→ Row 25: 2w, 1g, 3w, 4r, 3w, 3r, 2w, 5r, 1w, 1b  
← Row 26: 2b, 1w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 1w, 4r, 3w, 1g, 2w  
→ Row 27: 3w, 1g, 2w, 5r, 1w, 4r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 2b  

Corner (begin decreasing)

← Row 28: 2b, 1r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 4r, 3w, 3r, 2w, 1g, 2w  
→ Row 29: 2w, 1g, 1w, 4r, 3w, 3r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 1r, 3b  
← Row 30: 3b, 2r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 1w, 4r, 3w  
→ Row 31: 2w, 5r, 1w, 4r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 3r, 3b  
← Row 32: 4b, 3r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 4r, 3w, 3r, 1w  
→ Row 33: 4r, 3w, 3r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 4r, 4b  
← Row 34: 4b, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 1w, 3r  
→ Row 35: 3r, 1w, 4r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 5b  
← Row 36: 5b, 1w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 4r, 3w  
→ Row 37: 3w, 3r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5b  
← Row 38: 6b, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r  
→ Row 39: 4r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 1r, 6b  
← Row 40: 6b, 2r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 3r  
→ Row 41: 2r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 2r, 7b  
← Row 42: 7b, 3r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 1r  
→ Row 43: 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 4r, 7b  
← Row 44: 8b, 4r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 1w  
→ Row 45: 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 8b  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

← Row 46: 7b, 1w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 4r  
→ Row 47: 3r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 1w, 7b  
← Row 48: 6b, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 2r  
→ Row 49: 1b, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 1r, 5b  
← Row 50: 5b, 1r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 5r, 2b  
→ Row 51: 3b, 3r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 2r, 4b  
← Row 52: 4b, 2r, 2w, 5r, 2w, 1r, 4b  
→ Row 53: 5b, 1w, 5r, 2w, 3r, 3b  
← Row 54: 2b, 4r, 2w, 4r, 6b  
→ Row 55: 7b, 2r, 2w, 4r, 2b  
← Row 56: 1b, 5r, 2w, 8b  
→ Row 57: 9b, 5r, 1b  
← Row 58: 1w, 2r, 11b  
→ Row 59: 13b  
← Row 60: 12b  
→ Row 61: 11b  
← Row 62: 10b  
→ Row 63: 9b  
← Row 64: 8b  
→ Row 65: 7b  
← Row 66: 6b  
→ Row 67: 5b  
← Row 68: 4b  
→ Row 69: 3b  
← Row 70: 2b  
→ Row 71: 1b  

Back Panel:

b: Blue  

→ Row 1 (WS): b  
← Row 2 (RS): b2  
→ Row 3: b3  
← Row 4: b4  
→ Row 5: b5  
← Row 6: b6  
→ Row 7: b7  
← Row 8: b8  
→ Row 9: b9  
← Row 10: b10  
→ Row 11: b11  
← Row 12: b12  
→ Row 13: b13  
← Row 14: b14  
→ Row 15: b15  
← Row 16: b16  
→ Row 17: b17  
← Row 18: b18  
→ Row 19: b19  
← Row 20: b20  
→ Row 21: b21  
← Row 22: b22  
→ Row 23: b23  
← Row 24: b24  
→ Row 25: b25  
← Row 26: b26  
→ Row 27: b27  

Corner (begin decreasing)

← Row 28: b27  
→ Row 29: b27  
← Row 30: b27  
→ Row 31: b27  
← Row 32: b27  
→ Row 33: b27  
← Row 34: b27  
→ Row 35: b27  
← Row 36: b27  
→ Row 37: b27  
← Row 38: b27  
→ Row 39: b27  
← Row 40: b27  
→ Row 41: b27  
← Row 42: b27  
→ Row 43: b27  
← Row 44: b27  
→ Row 45: b27  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

← Row 46: b26  
→ Row 47: b25  
← Row 48: b24  
→ Row 49: b23  
← Row 50: b22  
→ Row 51: b21  
← Row 52: b20  
→ Row 53: b19  
← Row 54: b18  
→ Row 55: b17  
← Row 56: b16  
→ Row 57: b15  
← Row 58: b14  
→ Row 59: b13  
← Row 60: b12  
→ Row 61: b11  
← Row 62: b10  
→ Row 63: b9  
← Row 64: b8  
→ Row 65: b7  
← Row 66: b6  
→ Row 67: b5  
← Row 68: b4  
→ Row 69: b3  
← Row 70: b2  
→ Row 71: b  

Attaching Panels Together

Once panels are complete, with WS of panels facing each other and RS of front panel facing you, attach color r between 2 blocks and through both panels with sl st, sc in same sp, ch 2, *sc in next sp between hdc blocks, ch 2,* repeat between * * to corner, sc in each corner and continue repeating between * * around through 3 sides of panel. With final side of pillow still open, insert fiber fill or pillow insert and then continue repeating through last side of panel to end, sl st to 1st st.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Pom Pom (make 1)

With Color w, make a c2c square (see graph below), leave long tail for creating pom pom and sewing to pillow.  With long tail on tapestry needle, weave along edge between hdc blocks, tightening as you go.  After weaving long tail around outside edge of square, pull together leaving a hole for stuffing.  Stuff pom pom with poly fil.  Once filled, pull together tightly and sew hole shut with remaining tail.  Do not fasten off.  Sew pom pom to top of pillow with remaining tail.  Weave in end.

Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern pom pom tutorial
Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern pom pom tutorial
Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern pom pom tutorial
Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern front panel graph
Gnome C2C Pillow front panel graph
Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern back panel graph
Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern pom pom graph
Pom Pom graph
Christmas Gnome C2C Pillow free crochet pattern Pinterest collage

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