Tomte Gnome Pillow by Darleen Hopkins

Tomte Gnome Pillow

November 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in dc
5.0 mm (H)
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
Approximately 9” by 19”
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Adorable crocheted gnome pillow. Crochet your very own Tomte and he will protect your home. Just be sure to keep him happy with porridge and butter and no swearing! Read more about Tomte here.

• Replace the braids with a pom-pom.
• Adjust the size of the pillow by using thicker or thinner yarn. Use a hook that will yield a tight stitch so the stuffing does not show through.
• Make Tomte’s hat one color and decorate it with buttons or add a brim of small pom-poms.
• Use up some scraps and make your stripes all different colors.
• Make his hat straight or with a bend.
• Go BIG! Work the pillow double-stranded with a hook suitable for your yarn.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate.

GAUGE: 8 rows, 14 sts in dc = 4¼”.
Exact gauge is not important for this project, however you do want a tight gauge to keep the pillow stuffing from showing.

FINISHED SIZE: approximately 9” by 19”.

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice 100% acrylic
3.5 oz/100 g 170 yd/156 m,
heavy worsted/aran weight yarn.

CA-White #100, 40 g/68 yd
CB-Olive #174, 120 g/204 yd (two skeins)
CC-Brick #133, 20 g/34 yd
CD-Beige #123 5g/9 yd

Hooks: H (5.0 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch marker; tapestry needle; polyester fiber fill.
Optional: The sample was able to be freestanding with just polyester fiber fill, however, if you want to use him as door stop or a stand-up decoration only, you may want to add a weight to the bottom.

NOTES: Pattern is written using US terms.

Each side of the pillow is worked from the bottom up. The sides are held together and crocheted through both thicknesses, stuffing along the way.

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