15 Gnome Knitting Patterns

Gnomes are having their moment in the spotlight right now, and I’m here for it! Gone are the days of gnomes banished to the garden. Nowadays, you can see gnomes popping up all over the place. And, of course, knitting one yourself is the best kind of gnome! If you love gnomes as much as I am, it’s better to start today, so you’ll have plenty of time to make oodles of these gnome knitting patterns.

It is easy to see why everyone is so obsessed with gnomes these days! You can make them in endless varieties for every imaginable holiday and season. Of course, there are plenty of Christmas gnomes patterns, but you’ll see variations below! 


1. Santa Gnome Ornaments Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

These jolly Santa gnomes are beautifully detailed with white beards and red pompom hats! Knit your Christmas creatures either in flat pieces or in the round using colors of your choosing, or enjoy them as designed. Create a bevy of Santa Gnomes and add some cheer to every corner of your home!

Santa Gnome Ornaments Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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2. Gnome Mason Jar Covers Knitting Pattern by Violets And Heather

These cute little gnomes can brighten up any counter or desk! Fill them with candy or other goodies and you have a great gift for teachers, co-workers or anyone! They would also be great for craft fairs. A cute way to use up the empty mason jars you have lying around. Plus they don’t take much yarn, are easy, inexpensive, and fairly quick to make.

Gnome Mason Jar Covers Knitting Pattern by Violets And Heather

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3. Forest Fruit And Flower Knitted Gnomes Pattern by Huggable Bears

Here we have 6 of the forest dwellers; Misses Primrose, Lily of the Valley and Bluebell. And Masters Oak, Blackberry and Blueberry. The forest gnomes stand at approximately 8 inches/20 cm if worked in double knit yarn; you could use Aran of course and they will be a little bigger. 

Their feet, legs, bodies and heads are knitted as one piece, flat and assembled. Arms and hats are knitted separately and attached. I found them a wonderful stash buster and had fun matching up my oddments of yarn to create them all.

Forest Fruit And Flower Knitted Gnomes Pattern by Huggable Bears

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4. Gnome Knitting Pattern by Imagined Land Knits

This medium-sized gnome is full of fun little details to bring a smile to your face even if no one can see it under the scarf.

Gnome Knitting Pattern by Imagined Land Knits

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5. Witchy Gnome Knitting Pattern by Ewe Ewe Yarns

Spooky and cute, the Witchy Gnome can watch over your Halloween festivities this season! This fun and fast knitting pattern features a witch hat atop a fluffy pom pom with floppy striped legs. Add a wooden ball for a nose and you have a new friend.

Witchy Gnome Knitting Pattern by Ewe Ewe Yarns

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6. Knitted Christmas Gnome Pattern by Jenni Propst

After knitting all of those winter projects and Christmas gifts, I have got plenty of odds and ends of yarn laying around, so I think I’ll use them up by making a couple of these Knitted Pocket Gnomes. They are perfect and so much fun to carry in the pocket, and take their pictures in fun and exciting places.

Knitted Pocket Gnome Pattern by Jenni Propst

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7. Gnome Mittens Knitting Pattern by Gillian Grimm

From the back they might just seem like stripy mittens, but peek at your palms and you’ll find two little gnomes looking back at you! Available in four sizes, these gnomes will keep everyone in your family warm and entertained.

Gnome Mittens Knitting Pattern by Gillian Grimm

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8. Free Gnome Knitting Pattern by Ruffles & Rain Boots

This free gnome knitting pattern is so simple, but makes the cutest knitted gnomes. I love everything gnome, but when I realized I could use this free knitting pattern for gnomes, it’s been all bets off.

Free Gnome Knitting Pattern by Ruffles & Rain Boots

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9. A Gnome Of Many Hats Knitting Pattern by Heather Kumpf

A perfect, quick knit to use up bits of scrap yarn. These little guys measure approx. 5” in height. They would make great last minute gifts or little desk companions.

A Gnome Of Many Hats Knitting Pattern by Heather Kumpf

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10. Gilbert, The Garden Gnome Knitting Pattern by Danger Crafts

Meet Gilbert, the garden gnome! This pattern will show you how to knit this adorable little gnome. From his pointy hat, to his beard and mustache, to his belt, to his expressive eyebrows, I’m sure this darling little fellow will charm his way right onto your needles!

Gilbert, The Garden Gnome Knitting Pattern by Danger Crafts

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11. Christmas Tree Gnomes Knitting Pattern by Chatty Cathy Knitting

I will be adding these fun and colorful knitted gnomes to my Christmas Tree this year! There are five designs to choose from, and they come in two sizes. You can extend the variety by experimenting with different colors and adding your own creative touches. Make them for yourself or to give as gifts!

Christmas Tree Gnomes Knitting Pattern by Chatty Cathy Knitting

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12. Jumbo Gnome Knitting Pattern by MochImochi Land

At 18 inches tall, this huggable forest dweller is an intermediate project that knits up faster than you’d think, with fun techniques and simple construction. And he’s got a secret: his beard is actually a pocket for hiding little treasures!

Jumbo Gnome Knitting Pattern by MochImochi Land

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13. The Gnomies Knitting Pattern by Huggable Bears

The Gnomies are knitted flat from boots, legs, body and head. The arms are knitted separately and attached. Also included in this pattern are simple outfits including hat, dungarees and smock dress. They stand at just 8 inches/20cm.

The Gnomies Knitting Pattern by Huggable Bears

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14. Spring Knitted Gnome Pattern by Annie’s Catalog

This cute little gnome is all ready for the sunshine and flowers! You can use any yarn to knit with along with needles and a crochet hook. I’m not sure if anyone else thinks of Gnome in Spring, but I always have!

Spring Knitted Gnome Pattern by Annie's Catalog

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15. Nordic Knitted Christmas Gnome Pattern by Say Little Hen

I love Scandi Christmas decor and enjoyed creating my own Nordic-inspired Gnome. For this design, I fully embraced my love of stranded colorwork and the result is a fun knit and beautiful gnome that will look gorgeous on any shelf. He also features a long, floppy hat complete with tassel and a soft natural mohair beard.

Nordic Knitted Christmas Gnome Pattern by Say Little Hen

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GNOME GOING TO BE LIKE? KNIT A WHOLE BUNCH OF THESE GNOME KNITTING PATTERNS TO FIND OUT!

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If you fancy whipping up some more festive characters, you might also like these 21 Snowman Knitting Patterns, or keep it simple with these 34 Knitted Christmas Ornament Patterns and 21 Christmas Hat Knitting Patterns.

Decorative gnomes aren’t just for the garden – now you can enjoy them indoors too, by making these gnome knitting patterns today!