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Om Gnome Gnome!
A Father's Day gift made way back in March (I got prepared early). My Dad fears me getting him gnomes after a joke from my childhood, so of course I use any opportunity to include a gnome with a present. The pattern is largely in one piece (the body is all one ball done with lots of colour changes). This is one of my first self designed patterns and is cross posted to my blog at http://amiguruthi.tumblr.com/post/25296404648/fatgnome

Posted by HotPinkCrayola from Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom • Published See HotPinkCrayola's 95 projects »
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  • Step 1

    NB: I start my amigurumi using CH2 for simplicity, but if you prefer you can use a magic ring.

    Body:

    Worked in joined rounds.

    In green (trousers): CH 2

    Round 1: 3 SC in 2nd CH from hook, SL ST to join
    Round 2: CH1. 2 SC in each stitch around. SL ST to join (6 SC)
    Round 3: CH1. 2 SC in each stitch around. SL ST to join (12 SC)
    Round 4: CH1. 2 SC in each stitch around. SL ST to join (24 SC)
    Round 5: CH1. {2SC in one stitch, 1SC in next stitch} repeat around. SL ST to join (36 SC)
    Round 6-: CH1. SC in each stitch around. SL ST to join (36 SC)

    Switch to brown (belt):

    Round 7: CH1. 1 SC in each stitch around. SL ST to join (36 SC)

    Switch to blue (jumper):

    Rounds 8 – 12: CH1. 1 SC in each stitch around. SL ST to join (36 SC)

    Switch to peach (head):

    Rounds 13 - 14: CH1. 1 SC in each stitch around. SL ST to join (36 SC)
    Round 15: CH1. {DEC, SC in next stitch}. Repeat around. SL ST to join (24 SC)
    Round 16: CH1. DEC 12 times. (12 SC). SL ST to join

    STUFF BODY WITH FIBERFILL.
    Round 17: CH1. DEC 6 times. SL ST to join (6 SC)
    Round 18: CH1. DEC 3 times. SL ST to join (3 SC)

    Sew end shut and sew in tail.

  • Step 2

    Hat:

    Worked in continuous rounds.

    In red: CH 2.

    Round 1: 4 SC in second chain from hook (4 SC)
    Round 2: SC in each stitch around (4 SC)
    Round 3: 2 SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
    Round 4: SCin each stitch around (8 SC)
    Round 5: {2 SC in one stitch, SC in next stitch} repeat around (12 SC)
    Round 6: SCin each stitch around (12 SC)
    Round 7: 2 SC in each stitch around (24 SC)
    Round 8: SCin each stitch around (24 SC)

    Finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

  • Step 3

    Hair:
    Create fringe in white however you prefer or use the technique below.

    Using a long piece of cardboard, approx 2” wide:
    In white:

    1: CH1
    2: Rest your chain on the thin edge of the cardboard
    3: YO going around the cardboard.
    4: CH1
    Repeat until you have enough fringe to run around ¾ of your hat brim TWICE (approx 7”-8”). Finish off and slip off the card.

    Sew fringe around ¾ of the brim of the hat.

  • Step 4

    Hands and Feet:
    Worked in joined rounds.

    Make x2 in peach and x2 in brown

    CH2
    Round 1: SC 6 into the centre of second ch from the hook. SL ST to join (6)
    Round 2: CH1. Inc around. SL ST to join (12)
    Finish, leaving a long tail for sewing.

    NB: These can be sewn on as flat circles or bunched into slight bumps - see the photo above.

  • Step 5

    Beard:
    In white: Ch 7 (leave long tail for sewing at start)

    Row 1: SC along row from 2nd stitch from chain (6 SC)
    Rows 2 – 3: SC in each stitch (6 SC)
    Row 4: DEC, SC in next two stitches, DEC (4 SC)
    Row 5: SC in each stitch (4 SC)
    Row 6: DEC, DEC (2 SC)

    Finish off and weave in end.

  • Step 6

    Assembly:

    Sew Hat on top of peach section of Body.

    Sew beard in place.

    Sew a stitch of peach wool to beard (creates a mouth).

    Sew hands and feet in place.

    Sew a belt buckle in yellow.

    Sew black eyes using embroidery thread.

    Optional - add a loop of wool to the point of the hat for hanging.

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Lau5ren
Lau5ren · 65 projects
I toats will Happy
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HotPinkCrayola
HotPinkCrayola · Holmfirth, England, GB · 97 projects
Lau5ren - post your version if you do! I'd love to see how others turn out.
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Danni G.
Danni G. · El Paso, Texas, US · 1 project
Aw! Gnomes are so cute, especially your fat one! Happy
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Lau5ren
Lau5ren · 65 projects
Super Duper Cute!! CAN'T WAIT to make one!!
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