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Free Knitting Pattern: Holiday Gnomes

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Lion Brand« Bonbons
Pattern #: L20336
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) tall



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Knit these cute amigurumi for a holiday diorama or as ornaments for the tree.

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Bonbons

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Bonbons
Brights Pastels Beach Nature Party Celebrate Jingle Bells Crayons
*Bonbons (Article #601).
Cotton: 100% Cotton. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Low Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Acrylic: 100% Acrylic. Care: Machine Wash and Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Tumble Dry Normal, Dry Clean and Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Metallic: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Lay Flat to Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.; package size: Cotton: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Metallic: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 38.3 yd/35m

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MATERIALS
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•  601-670 Bonbons Yarn: Jingle Bells
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Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 3   $ 6.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
1 x 3 in. (2.5 x 7.5 cm) piece of cardboard
Small amount of black yarn
 

Holiday Gnomes

Lion Brand« Bonbons

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in the round (worked over a multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd.

K1, p1 Rib (worked over an odd number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * across to last st, k last st.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked back and forth in rows.

NOTES:

1. Each Gnome is worked in one piece in the round.
2. Large straight sts are embroidered through the stuffed Gnome to create the suggestion of arms and legs.


STOCKING CAP GNOME
Pants

With Medium Red, cast on 26 sts.
Divide sts onto 3 needles, with 8 sts on the first needle and 9 sts on each of the remaining 2 needles.
Place marker for beg of rnd and join for working in the rnd by knitting the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle taking care not to twist the sts.
Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures about 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm). Cut Medium Red.
Beg stuffing Gnome lightly and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Sweater
Note: When working stripes of sweater, carry unused color up WS of work.
With Green with Emerald Sparkle, k 2 rnds. With White with Red Sparkle, k 2 rnds. Rep last 4 rnds 3 more times.
Cut White with Red Sparkle. With Green with Emerald Sparkle, k 1 rnd.
Cut Green with Emerald Sparkle.
Head
With White, k 11 rnds. Cut White.
Cap
With White with Silver Sparkle, p 1 rnd.
Cut White with Silver Sparkle.
With Scarlet with Red Sparkle, k 1 rnd.
Next Rnd: *K11, k2tog; rep from * once more - 24 sts.
K 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around - 20 sts.
K 2 rnds.
The rem portion of the Gnome will not be stuffed, so finish stuffing Gnome at this point.
Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around - 15 sts.
K 3 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around - 10 sts.
K 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: K2tog around - 5 sts.
K 3 rnds.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Draw tail through rem sts, gather together and fasten off.

FINISHING
Flatten Gnome slightly and with Medium Red yarn, sew across lower edge of pants through both layers. Pull up sts and knot. With same yarn, sew large straight sts through all layers of Gnome beg at center on lower edge of pants and working up to about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) below sweater to make legs.
With Cool Green yarn, sew large straight sts through Gnome on each side of the striped section to make arms.
With White yarn, sew large straight sts just above top of sweater; draw sts together slightly to create a neck.
With black yarn, embroider straight st eyes.
Pom-pom
Wrap White with Red Sparkle around the 1 in. (2.5 cm) side of cardboard - the more wraps, the fuller the pom-pom will be.
Cut yarn leading to skein. Slide a doubled strand of yarn under center of wraps and knot. Clip loops; remove cardboard. Fluff pom-pom and trim ends evenly. Use the ends of the knotted strand to tie pom-pom in place.
Hanging Loop (If desired)
With White or desired color, cast on 26 sts. Without working any rows, bind off. Cut leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through blunt needle and stitch both ends of hanging loop to top of Gnome.

HOODED SWEATER GNOME
Pants

With Cool Green, cast on 26 sts.
Divide sts onto 3 needles, with 8 sts on the first needle and 9 sts on each of the remaining 2 needles.
Place marker for beg of rnd and join for working in the rnd by knitting the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle taking care not to twist the sts.
Work in St st worked in the rnd for 4 rnds.
Join White with Silver Sparkle.
Note: When working stripes of pants, carry unused color up WS of work.
With White with Silver Sparkle, k 2 rnds. With Cool Green, k 2 rnds. Rep last 4 rnds 3 more times.
Cut White with Silver Sparkle. With Cool Green, work in St st worked in the rnd until piece measures about 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm). Cut Cool Green.
Begin stuffing Gnome lightly and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Sweater
With Medium Red, work in K1, p1 rib worked in the rnd for 3 rounds, then k 7 rnds.
Do not cut Medium Red.
Head
With White, k11 sts, sl next 15 sts to a holder, with White, pick up 15 sts across WS of work, just behind the sts on the holder - 26 sts on needles.
With White, k 11 rnds.
Finish stuffing Gnome.
Next Rnd: K2 tog around. Cut White, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail into blunt needle, then draw through remaining 13 sts. Pull tog and knot yarn.
Hood
Sl sts from holder back onto one needle. With RS facing and working back and forth in rows on 2 double pointed needles, with Medium Red, work 2 rows in St st.
Join Scarlet with Red Sparkle yarn.
Next Row: With Scarlet with Red Sparkle, k 6, kfb in next st, k1, kfb in next st, k to end of row - 17 sts.
Next Row: With Scarlet with Red Sparkle, purl.
With Medium Red, k one row, p one row.
Next Row: With Scarlet with Red Sparkle, k 7, kfb in next st, k1, kfb in next st, k to end of row - 19 sts.
With Scarlet with Red Sparkle, p one row, k one row, p one row.
Cut Scarlet with Red Sparkle yarn, continue with Medium Red only.
Next Row: K9, kfb in next st, k to end of row - 20 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Divide sts onto 2 double pointed needles, with 10 sts on each needle, and bind off as follows:
3-Needle Bind Off
With WS together, hold in one hand the 2 needles with equal number of sts on each. With a 3rd needle, knit tog 1 st from each needle, *knit tog 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off; rep from * across. Cut yarn and pull through last st to secure.
Hood Edging
With RS of hood facing, pick up and k 16 sts evenly spaced along one edge of hood, ending at bind off seam; then pick up and k 15 sts evenly spaced along rem edge of hood.
Work in k1, p1 rib worked back and forth in rows for 3 rows. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew edges of hood edging tog at center front.
Flatten Gnome slightly and with Cool Green yarn, sew across lower edge of pants through both layers. Pull up sts and knot. With same yarn, sew large straight sts through all layers of Gnome beg at center on lower edge of pants and working up to about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) below sweater to make legs.
With Medium Red yarn, sew large straight sts through Gnome on each side of the red sweater section to make arms.
With Medium Red yarn, sew large straight sts around top of sweater section; draw sts together slightly to create a neck.
With black yarn, embroider straight st eyes.

Scarf
With White with Red Sparkle, cast on 7 sts.
Work in k1, p1 rib worked back and forth in rows until piece measures about 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm) from beg. Bind off. Tie scarf around Gnome's neck.
Hanging Loop (If desired)
With White or desired color, cast on 26 sts. Without working any rows, bind off. Cut leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through blunt needle and stitch both ends of hanging loop to top of Gnome.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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