November Gnome

This is the 11th large gnome square in this year’s series ‘A Year of Gnomes‘.

Interlocking & Mosaic

Each monthly gnome square comes with the fully written pattern and charts for both interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.

The original mosaic crochet option used the same charts as the interlocking crochet option (so you can see the mesh dots) but a solid, adjusted overlay mosaic option was later added so each month’s gnome now has three pattern files.

Learn more about these techniques at


These gnome squares are included in my large squares category.

The interlocking crochet and original overlay mosaic crochet squares have a chart size of 81 x 81.

The solid, adjusted overlay mosaic crochet option has a chart size of 77 x 77 because we don’t need the extra border lines that were used to lock the two layers of mesh together.

November Gnome

I am publishing this month’s gnome a few days early – I hope you don’t mind!

We just took possession of our new home (this will be our 3rd move in 14 months) and I am also involved in the “12 Days of Christmas Crochet Patterns” event so I wanted to make sure I am not late in releasing this gnome pattern. Early is better, in my opinion.

I don’t often have specific dates attached to my patterns. If life gets busy I can easily just delay publishing. No one ever knows how often that happens! But these Gnome squares have been coming out on the 1st of the month all year long and I wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone who has invested in the eBook!


First, I sent out the email to everyone who purchased the eBook on Etsy. Then I published the single pattern on Ravelry and uploaded the two files there (two files: one for the interlocking crochet technique and one for the overlay mosaic crochet method). After that I had to update the eBook listing on Ravelry.

Did you know that is two separate things on Ravelry? When I first started publishing patterns that caught me off guard. I thought you could create an eBook listing and tell Ravelry which patterns would be included and it would automatically join them but you actually have to upload everything you want in that eBook in the eBook listing itself.

When I went to add November Gnome to the Year of Gnomes eBook on Etsy I realized I hadn’t updated that listing since September! Oops! Good thing no one purchased it in the last few months anyway.

Then I realized I hadn’t published the single square on Etsy yet so I quickly did that.

Series of Monthly Gnome Squares

In case you’re new to this “A Year of Gnomes” series: there’s a new gnome each month.

This month is a leafy design. You might see feathers if you’re thinking of Thanksgiving turkeys. This gnome has also put on his well-worn hat that’s been patched a few times. Why does a patch mean autumn weather to me? Is that in some nursery rhymes or something?


This pattern, like all the gnomes, has a chart size of 81 x 81 (so it is 20″ square if you match my gauge). I also have other squares of this same size if you’d prefer to mix and match:


On December 1st I will also be adding an all-in-one blanket pattern of all 12 gnomes to the eBooks on Ravelry and Etsy. The all-in-one pattern will save you from joining squares together but doesn’t allow as much creative freedom on yarn color. It won’t have a separate listing – it will only be available in the eBooks.

Speaking of the eBook – it is a great value; it is more than a 40% discount compared to buying each square individually (plus it’s the only way you’ll get that all-in-one blanket)!


Ravelry has a great system for updating patterns; Etsy requires that I email you each month with the updated pattern. I offer both options for most of my patterns.

November Gnome Details

Each of the three colorwork techniques comes with its own set of important details.

Learn more about these techniques at

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file includes:

  • line-by-line written pattern
  • one-page chart



  • Chart is 81 x 81
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows = 4”
  • 20″ x 20″ / 52cm x 52cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (485 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (the gnome) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (background) – 230 yards

Original overlay mosaic crochet version of November Gnome crocheted by CrochetCarob.

Mosaic Crochet file includes:


  • Chart is 81 x 81
  • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 16 rows = 4”
  • 20″ x 20″ / 252cm x 252cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (530 yards)
    • Main color (gnome) – 265 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 265  yards

Solid, adjusted overlay mosaic crochet version of November Gnome crocheted by JustDuckieCrochet.

Adjusted Mosaic Crochet file includes:


  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 20″ x 20″ / 52cm x 52cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (575 – 875 yards)
    • Main color (gnome) – 275 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 300 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 300 yards