Gnomes Sweet Gnomes

They’re not just for your garden anymore, gnomes are making their way into homes everywhere with their effigy-like appearance and innocent looks. I know I am not alone when I admit that I love garden gnomes. It all started when I was staying in France and we’d often drive past a pottery place in Bayeux. There were gnomes of all shapes and sizes out front looking cheerful no matter the weather. For some reason, it stuck as a favorite of mine. The best part about loving garden gnomes is that they are not so available to get gnome overload. Occasionally, I run across a fun gnome pattern (or item) and sometimes it is even practical! Here are a few favorites:

Simply a Gnome crochet pattern by Else Tennessen

Amigurumi Gnome crochet pattern from Lion Brand Yarn Company

Gnome Applique Block and Felt Gnome Tutorial from Wee Folk Art

Gnome Embroidery Pattern from Andrea Zuill

Crocheted Gnome from Squidoo

Fun Knitting – A Gnome from Plain and Joyful Living

Knit Mushroom Wrist Warmers from Hello Yarn

Gnome Children Knitting Pattern from Duo Fiberworks

Gnome Chart by Marla Merlino

Gnome Knit Pattern from Maehegirl

Friendship Gnome Babies Pattern Tutorial from Heavenly Things

No pattern, but must include a link to the inspirational and darling Gnome Village Table Runner by Calamity Kim
And a few things to buy instead of to make, if you’d prefer…

Sock It To Me – Winter Christmas Gnomes Crew Socks – One Size

Sock It To Me Gnomes Knee High Socks (One Size Fits All/Black/Red)

Retro Style Garden Gnome Salt & Pepper Shaker Set Ceramic Collectibles

Gnome Away from Home

Chia Gnome

My Little Garden / Paint Your Own Ceramic Garden Gnome

Find Your Way Gnome Board Game

Disguise Women’s Ms. Gnome Costume

Darling Garden Gnome Ceramic Cookie Jar

Gnome BreadMen The ultimate cookie cutters Fun Novelty Kids Ginger Bread Men

I personally LOVE garden gnomes and find it can be challenging to find good patterns for them so I hope this list has been a treasure trove of options for fellow gnome lovers. As always, respect the pattern designer’s copyright and rules for pattern use. There’s even a Flickr group to inspire and share.

Embroidered Gnome from Cupcakes & Cartwheels Tote

This is a close-up of a darling Cupcakes & Cartwheels tote embroidered with the phrase “to gnome me is to love me” with a little gnome. The tote is a bright pistachio canvas with red and white grosgrain reinforced handles leading down to a wood-grain effect canvas bottom. The interior is red with white dots and, though it is not stated, it is probably reversible. I don’t think it is available for sale any longer as I bought this several years ago.


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