Free amigurumi gnome crochet pattern - Beardsley the woodland gnome is one of the first amigurumi I designed and one of the first patterns I published. I started writing my own patterns because I always found trouble finding patterns for exactly the kind of amigurumi I enjoy making. I like small creatures with a simple aesthetic focused on capturing the essence of a character rather than an accurate recreation or depiction of one. I like seamless amigurumi with as little sewing as possible and when items do need to be joined, I like them to be crocheted together if possible.
Beardsley is the perfect small amigurumi pattern for crochet beginners - he's made with single crochet in the round (for the body and hat) and in rows (for the beard). His little ears are made using a bobble stitch but full instructions for the two bobble stitches are included in the pattern.
Beardsley is the 11th of my 12 free patterns for the holidays. In case you missed the first nine, here are the links:
- Day 1 was my Bunny from a crochet square pattern
- Day 2 was my amigurumi ball pattern, modified to make a Christmas ornament
- Day 3 was an easy crochet dishcloth pattern for a Granny Square you can use as gift wrap
- Day 4 was amigurumi Chocolate Holiday Kisses
- Day 5 was a 3-in-1 pattern for mug rugs
- Day 6 was a Granny Star
- Day 7 was Tinsel the Amigurumi Xmas tree
- Day 8 was the Granny Triangle Xmas tree
- Day 9 was the Granny Hexagon Hot Pad
- Day 10 was the Lemon Peel Stitch Headband
If you make any items using my patterns I would so love to see them so please do join my crochet Facebook group to share your pictures and show off any of your other completed projects.