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Crochet Christmas Gnomes and Woodland Wreath in Simply Crochet Issue 38

Christmas is so nearly upon us and I’m so delighted with the little crochet Christmas gnomes and woodland wreath that I designed for Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38!  There have been so many popping up all over social media and I just love them all – thank you so much for sharing.

I’m also delighted to be able to share some crochet Christmas decoration and gift idea inspiration with you too today. I just love making festive crochet decorations and each year unpacking the old ones and hanging them is such a joy.

For me, Christmas is also a time for making to give. I love making a stash of crochet mitts, hats, scarves, socks and more to give as gifts and so I have some ideas for you here too. So much to crochet for Christmas time!

Firstly though, back to the crochet gnomes and the wreath!

*Fabulous new news* – I have just launched the crochet Christmas gnomes pattern for FREE over in a new post on the blog! You can find them and enjoy them here:

Find the FREE version of the crochet Christmas gnomes here on the blog.

Alternatively, if you would like to get the premium ad-free PDF of the patterns then you can find them here:

Find the ad-free PDF crochet pattern of the Christmas Crochet Gnomes Pattern here in my Etsy Pattern Store .

Find the ad-free PDF crochet pattern of the Woodland Crochet Wreath Pattern here on Ravelry.

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The Woodland Crochet Wreath

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

This woodland crochet wreath might just be one of the favourite things I’ve ever designed. I was so delighted with how the Scandi inspired colour palette and details worked so well and was perfect for keeping the style simple and clean. The wreath is bursting with poinsettias, pine cones, toadstools, mistletoe, ferns and little stars too.

The best thing yet is that my wonderful mum loved it so much that she’s made one too – best praise ever!

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet
Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

As a top tip for all you wreath makers – once you’ve made your cover and all your little bits and pieces, lay them out on the wreath how you’d like them, take a snap on your phone then use it as reference to make sure you don’t run out of room when you’re sticking it all down.

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 382

The Crochet Christmas Gnomes

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

On reflection then, maybe these guys are my favourite thing I’ve ever designed…….meet Toby and Ted. They literally just flew off the hook and I loved every minute of designing and making them!

They are created using the amigurumi crochet method (where you work continuously in rounds) so there are no ugly seams and only a little bit of sewing up at the top and bottom of things.

I stuffed mine with a mixture of dry beans and toy stuffing/ends of yarn scraps to make them sit nicely, but you could just go with stuffing if you are making them as a toy to play with instead.

The beard and nose are made by needle felting a tiny bit of wool roving but again which is super easy (and fun to stab things with a tiny needle!) but again, you can change this if you prefer. I’ve seen people make them with just strands of yarn for the beard sewn on and a little crochet button for the nose.

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

Hope you like them too and that you’re still busy with all your Christmas makes, keep posting them, I just love seeing what you’re making!

The Yarn

King Cole Baby Alpaca Yarn double knit Simply Crochet

We used the glorious King Cole Baby Alpaca in double knit for these projects, it is just the nicest, softest, squishiest yarn you could ever wish for and I’ll definitely be adding it to my list of favourites.

Something else to ask Father Christmas for….

Crochet Christmas Gnomes Pattern

Crochet Festive Wreath Pattern

Other Christmas Crochet Patterns You Might Like

I love crochet Christmas decorations and so here are some other festive patterns you might like:

Christmas Crochet Gift Ideas

If you also like to crochet Christmas gifts for your loved ones then here are a few ideas and inspiration for you:

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