Hello Autumn! The weather is definitely turning cooler here in the UK, the leaves are beginning to changing from green to those incredible displays of vibrant colours, it’s time to get out hats, scarves and gloves, and perhaps go for a crisp walk in the forest. And if you go down to the woods this week, you might just spy a pair of little gnomes out exploring!
Meet Cone and Acorn, the Autumn Gnomes; this delightful pair spend their days harvesting the seeds of their chosen trees ready to plant for next year. Both these guys, plus the patterns to make some acorns, pinecones and leaves, are available in issue 86 of Crochet Now magazine.
I had the idea to make these gnomes for a while, I do enjoy making gnomes (you may remember my Nordic Twist gnome , Poinsettia gnome or Gnorman the Gnome), they are always a fun project, and I love how they seem to develop their own little characteristics.
This time around I wanted to move away from the traditional pointy gnome hat, and went for an acorn and pinecone to give them both an individual appearance associated with a given tree.
When I made my Nordic Twist gnome I enjoyed how the roving looked for his beard, and I knew I wanted to use it again, but in a different way and with different colours for some autumnal characters.
I created my gnomes with a 3mm hook and various colours of Ricorumi DK which is 100% Cotton that comes in 25g [57.5 meters] balls.
I love Ricorumi DK for amigurumi as it comes in the cute little balls in 80 different colours and they had a perfect amount of Autumnal shades for my gnomes.
The only other things you will need to make the gnomes are bits of roving wool for the beard and hair. stitch markers, a tapestry needle and some toy stuffing.
It’s always fun to decorate so why not hook up these cute festive gnomes to bring in the Fall and Autumn Season!
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Issue 86 is full of lovely Autumnal patterns and is available to buy from most supermarkets. Or you can grab a digital version from www.craftstash.co.uk/books-magazines
If you make up either of the Autumn Gnomes I hope you’ll share any finished photos with me on social media (facebook, twitter or instagram) or as a project on Ravelry – I love to see what you make! And finally you may wish to make sure you are signed up to blog (below) and / or my mailing list to get a reminder when new blog posts, discounts or new pattern releases are available.
Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
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