Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Christmas in July CAL Panel #1 free crochet pattern

Jun 26, 2019 | Crochet patterns

This is Square #1 of the Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket of the Christmas in July CAL (Crochet a Long) at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Gnome C2C Blanket Christmas in July CAL Panel #1 free crochet pattern

I just love all things gnome — Christmas or any time of the year! They are just so cute and fun and this blanket is probably one of my favorite C2C (corner to corner) designs so far!

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. 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!

I chose Paintbox Simply Aran for my blanket and I am so glad I did! This is my first experience with this yarn and I am so happy with it! It is really soft, easy to work with and the colors are vibrant and beautiful! Thank you to Love Crafts for providing the yarn for this project!

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Even though this square is designed to be part of a larger blanket, I think it would be just adorable as a pillow or even a wall hanging! So perfect for your Christmas holiday decor.

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! 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

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

  1. Unicorn C2C Scarf
  2. Light Me Up Snowman Hat
  3. Light Me Up Christmas Tree Hat

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Gnome Blanket Panel #1

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Paintbox Simply Aran Paper White .7 oz / 38 yds (w)

Paintbox Simply Aran Marine Blue 1.7 oz / 102 yds (b)

Paintbox Simply Aran Rose Red .6 oz / 36 yds (r)

Paintbox Simply Aran Peach Orange .10 oz / 6 yds (pe)

Paintbox Simply Aran Pansy Purple .2 oz / 9 yds (pu)

Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle


Approximate finished size: 14 1/2” wide x 12” tall

Gauge:  6 blocks = 4”


w = white
b = blue
r = red
pe = peach
pu = purple
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  / pe: Peach  

Row 1 (WS): 1w  
Row 2 (RS): 2w  
Row 3: 3w  
Row 4: 1w, 2b, 1w  
Row 5: 1w, 1r, 3b  
Row 6: 3b, 1w, 1b, 1w  
Row 7: 1w, 2b, 3r, 1b  
Row 8: 1b, 4r, 2b, 1w  
Row 9: 1w, 1r, 1b, 1r, 2w, 3r  
Row 10: 3r, 3w, 1r, 1w, 1b, 1w  
Row 11: 1w, 2b, 1r, 4w, 2r, 1b  
Row 12: 2b, 1r, 4w, 1r, 3b, 1w  
Row 13: 1w, 3b, 1r, 5w, 1r, 2b  
Row 14: 3b, 5w, 1r, 4b, 1w  
Row 15: 2w, 3b, 2r, 5w, 1r, 2b  
Row 16: 2b, 1r, 5w, 2r, 4b, 2w  
Row 17: 1 (pu), 2w, 2b, 1w, 1b, 2r, 4w, 1r, 3b  
Row 18: 3b, 2r, 1 (pe), 2w, 2r, 5b, 1w, 2 (pu)  

Corner (begin decreasing)

Row 19: 1 (pe), 2 (pu), 5b, 3r, 2w, 3r, 2b  
Row 20: 2b, 3r, 1w, 2b, 1r, 5b, 2 (pu), 1 (pe), 1 (pu)  
Row 21: 2 (pu), 1 (pe), 1 (pu), 5b, 1r, 2b, 5r, 1b 

Corner (begin decreasing)  

Row 22: 5r, 2b, 1r, 5b, 2 (pe), 2 (pu)  
Row 23: 2 (pu), 1 (pe), 6b, 1r, 3b, 3r  
Row 24: 1r, 4b, 1r, 5b, 3 (pe), 1 (pu)  
Row 25: 6b, 1r, 1w, 1r, 1w, 1r, 3b  
Row 26: 2b, 1w, 8b, 1 (pe), 1b  
Row 27: 10b, 1r, 1b  
Row 28: 1b, 1w, 9b  
Row 29: 7b, 1w, 1r, 1b  
Row 30: 9b  
Row 31: 8b  
Row 32: 4b, 1w, 2b  
Row 33: 6b  
Row 34: 5b  
Row 35: 4b  
Row 36: 3b  
Row 37: 2b  
Row 38: 1b  

Gnome C2C Blanket Christmas in July CAL Square #1 free crochet pattern
Gnome C2C Square #1


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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!