Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Crochet a Long (CAL) free crochet pattern!

Jun 21, 2019 | Crochet patterns

The Gnome for Christmas C2C (Corner to Corner) Blanket is a free crochet pattern that will be released as a Christmas in July Crochet a Long Event at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

Do you love gnomes as much as I do? I must admit that I might be slightly addicted to them! ?. We have a wooden bridge that goes over a small creek in our back yard. When we moved here my husband placed a gnome under the bridge and we told the kids we had to ask the gnome for permission to cross. For quite a while the kids would go to run across the bridge and then suddenly stop to ask the gnome for permission to cross… cute! So now you could say that gnomes are a “thing” for me. ?. Great memories!

I have been wanting to design something gnome themed for quite a while now and I felt that a Christmas Blanket Crochet a Long was the perfect thing!

I really enjoyed the first Crochet a Long I hosted on the blog — the Easter C2C Blanket. It was a lot of fun to design and I really enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful creations and variations of each square!

What is a Crochet a Long? A Crochet a Long is basically a group of people working on the same project at the same time and at the same pace with parts of the pattern being released over a specific time frame. However, if you come across this project later you can absolutely work on this blanket any time as the pattern will remain free on the blog!

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!

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!

I really wanted this blanket to be a complete Christmas scene rather than individual squares that tied together in a theme. I really wanted those gnomes to come to life! I am hoping you enjoy this blanket as much as I do!

Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

I tried to make each panel a “stand alone” square so that they could be used for other projects — wall hanging, pillows, etc. I think several of these panels could be multi-purposed or make one of the panels into a matching pillow for your blanket as well.

For the yarn I used Paintbox Simply Aran from Love Crafts. This was my first experience with this yarn and I am so pleased with the results — beautifully soft and the colors are so bright and vibrant! Thank you to Love Crafts for yarn support for this project!

Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

Panel Release Dates

Panel # 1: 06/26/2019

Panel #2: 07/03/2019

Panel #3: 07/10/2019

Panel #4: 07/17/2019

Panel #5: 07/24/2019

Panel #6: 07/31/2019

Border instructions: 08/05/2019

However, if you don’t want to wait for each week’s release read below on how you can purchase all of the pattern pdfs for a small fee:

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!

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Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

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Supplies Needed for Blanket:

Paintbox Simply Aran Marine Blue 26.5 oz / 1530 yds (b) (Color A)

Paintbox Simply Aran Paper White 4.59 oz / 265 yds (w) (Color B)

Paintbox Simply Aran Rose Red 8.1 oz / 470 yds (r) (Color C)

Paintbox Simply Aran Coffee Bean 3 oz / 175 yds (br)

Paintbox Simply Aran Neon Green .62 oz / 37 yds (g)

Paintbox Simply Aran Pansy Purple .55 oz / 30 yds (pu)

Paintbox Simply Aran Neon Pink .15 oz / 9 yds (pi)

Paintbox Simply Aran Peach Orange .14 oz / 8 yd (pe)

Paintbox Simply Aran Pure Black .06 oz / 4 yds (bl)

Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle


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

  1. Easter C2C Blanket
  2. Christmas Blessings Stocking
  3. Light Me Up Christmas Tree Hat
Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern
Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern


About Me

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!