Hello, fellow yarn geeks! I hope you’re having just as lovely a spring day as we are here in eastern Washington! It’s a bit chilly, but it’s sunny and spring is certainly in the air, so I am absolutely loving it.
It’s Day 2 of the Comeback CAL, and today’s little gnome might be my favorite of the bunch! We’ll be making the bee-inspired Bumble Gnome, complete with itty bitty wings! How cute is that? He’s coming to you later in the day than I would have liked, but that’s what happens when your baby is spontaneously sent home from daycare with pink eye. (Don’t worry—he’s just fine and his usually happy self!)
Ready to get started? Scroll down for the pattern! If you’re just joining us, you can find Day 1 of the Comeback CAL here.
- Size D/3.25mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- A small amount of yarn in the following colors (I estimate no more than 20 yards at most):
You will need to know a few different types of stitches in order to make these dolls. Below is a guide to help you with the abbreviations of the terms and stitches used in these doll patterns (written in US terms).
- BLO = back loops only
- FLO = front loops only
- rnd/rnds = round/rounds (as opposed to pattern rows)
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- mc = magic circle (click here for a helpful tutorial if needed)
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half-double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- trc = treble crochet
- inc = increase
- dec = decrease
- [ ] = work the directions in the enclosed brackets as many times as indicated following the brackets.
Bumble Gnome Pattern
Rnd 1) With BLACK, make a magic circle. Ch 1, 4 sc. Change to MUSTARD and join to the first st of the rnd with a sl st. (4 sts)
Rnd 2) With MUSTARD, ch 1, [sc inc] x 4. Join. (8 sts)
Rnd 3) Ch 1, [sc inc, 3 sc] x 2. Change to BLACK and join. (10 sts)
At this point, turn your work inside out. This will help make your stripes look nice and crisp!
Rnd 4) With BLACK, ch 1, 10 sc. Change to MUSTARD and join. (10 sts)
Rnd 5) With MUSTARD, ch 1, [sc inc, 4 sc] x 2. Join. (12 sts)
Rnd 6) Ch 1, 12 sc. Change to BLACK and join. (12 sts)
Rnd 7) With BLACK, ch 1, [sc inc, 5 sc] x 2. Change to MUSTARD and join. (14 sts)
Rnd 8) With MUSTARD, ch 1, 14 sc. Join. (14 sts)
Rnd 9) Ch 1, then working in FLO, 14 sc. Change to BLACK and join. (14 sts)
Rnd 10) With BLACK, ch 1, then working in BOTH LOOPS, 14 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave in. (14 sts)
Rnd 1) Insert your hook into the BACK LOOP of the 1st st of rnd 9 of the hat. With LEMON, ch 1, [sc dec, 4 sc] x 2, 2 sc. Join. (11 sts)
Rnd 2) Ch 1, then working in BOTH LOOPS, 11 sc. Join. (11 sts)
Rnds 3-4) Ch 1, 11 sc. Join. (11 sts)
Rnd 5) Ch 1, [sc inc, 4 sc] x 2, 2 sc. Join. (14 sts)
Rnd 6) Ch 1, [sc inc, 5 sc] x 2, 2 sc. Join. (16 sts)
Rnd 7) Ch 1, [sc inc, 6 sc] x 2, 2 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave in. (18 sts)
Rnd 1) With BEIGE, make a MC. Ch 1, 5 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (5 sts)
Row 1) With WHITE, ch 2, sc. Turn. (1 st)
Row 2) Ch 1, sc inc. Turn. (2 sts)
Row 3) Ch 1, 2 sc inc. Turn. (4 sts)
Row 4) Ch 7, skip the first 3 sts, then sl st in the last st of the row. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (7 sts)
Wings (Make 2)
Row 1) With WHITE, make a MC. Ch 1, 3 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 trc. Join to the first st of the rnd with a sl st and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (8 sts)
Carefully sew the nose to the gnome just below the hat, then sew the beard onto the “face” so that the nose goes into the opening made in row 4 of the beard. It may be a tight fit! (See photos below.)
Use the tail ends of the yarn to sew the wings onto the gnome’s back. (See photos below.)
Weave in all yarn tails and trim any excess yarn.
Voila! One adorable little Bumble Gnome. (I think he’s my favorite). Just look at those little wings! *heart eyes*
I’d love to see yours. Please use #TheComebackCAL on Facebook and Instragram so I can share in your glorious geeky makes!