Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Christmas in July CAL Panel #3 free crochet pattern

Jul 10, 2019 | Crochet patterns

Here is Panel #3 in the Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Christmas in July CAL at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Christmas in July CAL Panel #3 free crochet pattern

If I had to choose my favorite panel of the blanket I think this one would be it. Mr. Cool Gnome peeking out from behind the large and bright red Christmas tree really tickles me. He might just be the troublemaker in the bunch! ?

This panel is really takes center stage in this colorful blanket! With different ornaments decorating the tree and a brightly colored present wrapped and waiting at the bottom for some lucky gnome.

This is the largest panel of the blanket at approximately 19 1/2″ wide x 36″ tall. But without a lot of color changes it works up quickly. Frankly I really enjoyed watching this bright Christmas tree take shape as I worked through this panel.

Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

If you are not familiar with the Corner to Corner (C2C) technique I have several photo and video tutorials which will help you get up to speed quickly. So you too can make this adorable blanket! Just click on any of the links provided below to head on over to the tutorials.

Corner to Corner Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial (Getting Started in C2C)

Corner to Corner Basics: How to Change Colors in C2C

How to Carry Colors in C2C

How to Read C2C Graphs and Written instructions

And, if you need help in learning how to make a C2C Crochet Rectangle shape I have a complete photo and video tutorial for you that will show you how to decrease on one side while continuing to increase on the other!

This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF! You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (or scroll down for the free version!)

Purchase the ad-free pdf of this pattern for a small fee at HERE.  Thank you so much for supporting my work! Purchasing the pattern will be the only place the graph for the entire blanket will be available if you would like to make the blanket as one piece — no sewing panels together!

If you would like to follow along with other crocheters as we make the Gnome Blanket, head on over to the Nana’s Crafty Home Crochet a Long Group! This is a great way to show off your projects as well as ask questions and get help from other crocheters!

Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

If you would like to see the post with the completed blanket as well as yarn needs for the project you can find that here.

If you missed Panel #1 you can find it here. 

Panel # 2 Pattern

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

  1. Christmas Blessings Stocking
  2. Wacky Waddles Turkey Hat
  3. Any Holiday Dish Cloth

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Gnome for Christmas Blanket Panel #3

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Paintbox Simply Aran Rose Red 5.8 oz / 335 yds (r)

Paintbox Simply Aran Marine Blue 4.5 oz / 260 yds (b)

Paintbox Simply Aran Paper White 1 oz / 58 yds (w)

Paintbox Simply Aran Neon Green .3 oz / 18 yds (g)

Paintbox Simply Aran Pansy Purple .05 oz / 3 yds (pu)

Paintbox Simply Aran Pure Black .02 oz / 1 yd (bl)

Paintbox Simply Aran Peach Orange .01 oz / .5 yd (pe)

Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle


Approximate finished size: 19 1/2” wide x 36” tall

Gauge:  6 blocks = 4”


r = red
b = blue
w = white
g = green
pu = purple
bl = black
pe = peach
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

Notes about pattern:

Pattern is worked in Double Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique. Written row by row instructions follow with pixel graph at the bottom of the post.

r: Red  / pu: Purple  / w: White  / b: Blue  / bl: Black  / pe: Peach  / g: Green  

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

Corner (begin decreasing)

Row 28: 5b, 10r, 1w, 1r, 2w, 8r  
Row 29: 8r, 1w, 13r, 5b  
Row 30: 5b, 4r, 1w, 8r, 2w, 7r  
Row 31: 1b, 20r, 6b  
Row 32: 6b, 3r, 3w, 14r, 1b  
Row 33: 1b, 20r, 6b  
Row 34: 6b, 5r, 1w, 3r, 2w, 6r, 1w, 1r, 2b  
Row 35: 2b, 4r, 1w, 3r, 1w, 8r, 1w, 1r, 6b  
Row 36: 7b, 9r, 2w, 7r, 2b  
Row 37: 2b, 18r, 3b, 1w, 3b  
Row 38: 7b, 5r, 1w, 11r, 3b  
Row 39: 3b, 17r, 7b  
Row 40: 7b, 17r, 3b  
Row 41: 4b, 4r, 1w, 10r, 8b  
Row 42: 8b, 1r, 2w, 3r, 3w, 6r, 4b  
Row 43: 4b, 6r, 2w, 4r, 1w, 2r, 8b  
Row 44: 8b, 2r, 2w, 3r, 1w, 1r, 1w, 4r, 5b  
Row 45: 5b, 4r, 2w, 8r, 8b  
Row 46: 9b, 5r, 1w, 1r, 3w, 3r, 5b  
Row 47: 6b, 12r, 9b  
Row 48: 5b, 1w, 3b, 12r, 1w, 5b  
Row 49: 4b, 1g, 1w, 6r, 1w, 2r, 1w, 2r, 9b  
Row 50: 9b, 11r, 3w, 4b  
Row 51: 3b, 1g, 3w, 3r, 3w, 4r, 10b  
Row 52: 10b, 10r, 4w, 3b  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

Row 53: 2b, 1g, 3w, 1g, 1b, 2r, 1w, 6r, 9b  
Row 54: 8b, 1r, 3w, 5r, 2b, 4w, 2b  
Row 55: 1b, 1g, 1w,  1(pe), 1w, 1g, 2b, 5r, 2w, 2r, 7b  
Row 56: 2b, 1w, 4b, 1r, 1w, 1r, 1w, 3r, 4b, 1w,  2(bl), 1w, 1g  
Row 57: 5g, 4b, 3r, 2w, 2r, 6b  
Row 58: 5b, 2r, 3w, 2r, 5b, 4g  
Row 59: 4g, 6b, 6r, 4b  
Row 60: 3b, 6r, 7b, 3g  
Row 61: 2g, 8b, 5r, 3b  
Row 62: 2b, 4r, 2b, 1w, 6b, 2g  
Row 63: 1g, 10b, 4r, 1b  
Row 64: 4r, 10b, 1g  
Row 65: 3b, 1w, 8b, 2r  
Row 66: 1r, 12b  
Row 67: 12b  
Row 68: 11b  
Row 69: 10b  
Row 70: 9b  
Row 71: 8b  
Row 72: 2b, 1w, 4b  
Row 73: 6b  
Row 74: 5b  
Row 75: 4b  
Row 76: 3b  
Row 77: 2b  
Row 78: 1b  

Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Christmas in July CAL Panel #3 free crochet pattern
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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!