Friday, 7 March 2014

How To Crochet my Gnome Wizards - Yarn Scrap Friday


I wasn't quite sure what to call these adorable little people, they look like little wizards but also little gnomes so I decided on just Gnome Wizards!

They make great little finger puppets for children but they also make just fun little characters to place around the house or town to confuse people he he

Have you found one of my Gnome Wizards yet on your travels? Make sure to keep an eye out!




So what will we need to make them;

  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn - I used Rico Designs Essentials DK 100% cotton yarn
  • Yarn needle and scissors

Pi = Pink (skin colour example)
W = White (beard)
B = Blue (hat colour example)
P = Purple (body colour example)

You can watch my video tutorial here if you prefer;



Head

Round 1
Using Pi and a 2.5mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Alternatively you can ch4, sl st in your ch1 to form a loop and work 6sc into that loop.

Round 2
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (12)

Rounds 3 - 5
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join joining P as you sl st - (12)

Round 6
Continuing in P ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (12)

Round 7
Ch1, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (18)

Rounds 8 - 13
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join, fasten off and tie in all tails - (18)

Ears (make 2)

Row 1
Using Pi and a 2.5mm crochet hook ch4, sl st in 2nd st from hook, 1dc in next st, sl st in last st, fasten off and sew onto head, repeat for other ear.

Hat 

Round 1
Using B and a 2.5mm crochet hook ch14, sl st in ch1 to form a loop - (14)

Rounds 2 - 3
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (14) - (do not join rounds)

Round 4
*1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until last 2 sts, 1sc in last 2 sts - (10)

Rounds 5 - 7
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (10)

Round 8
*1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until last st, 1sc in last st - (7)

Rounds 9 - 11
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (7)

Round 12
*1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until last st, 1sc in last st - (5) Fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew remaining hole closed, sew hat onto head.

Nose

Round 1
Using Pi and a 2.5mm crochet hook, crochet 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (5)

Alternatively you can ch4, sl st in your ch1 to form a loop and work 5sc into that loop.

Round 2
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (5) - (do not join rounds) Fasten off and sew nose onto head.

Beard

Row 1
Using W and a 2.5mm crochet hook ch13, 1dc in 2nd st from hook and in next 4 sts, 1hdc in next 3 sts, 1sc in next st, sl st in next 3 sts - (12)

Row 2
TURN, sk 1 sl st, sl st in next 3 sts, 1sc in next 4 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts - (11)

Row 3
Ch1 (don't count as st), TURN, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 3 sts, 1sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sk last 2 sl sts - (9)

Row 4
TURN, sk 1 sl st, sl st in next 2 sts, 1sc in next 6 sts - (8)

Row 5
Ch3 (count as st), along top of beard edge work [1dc, 3 sl st, ch3, 1dc] neatly, fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew beard onto face making sure that the points of the beard you've just created are tucked up by each side of the nose.

And now he's done! Just use remaining tail ends to stuff the inside of the head if needbe or keep him as a finger puppet. I hope you like him as much as I enjoyed designing him!

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