In this free Amigurumi Tutorial I will show you, how to Crochet Magic Gnome “Magnus Magicus”. Magnus is a enchanting bearded gnome wearing his hat deeply on his thick knoll nose. What does he hide under his magician hat? The cocheted magic gnome is a wonderful decoration and also can be used as a plushie for kids.
Here you can find the size details for the magic gnome.
||Height without hat
|2,5 mm (shown example)||125m / 50g, 100% Cotton||14cm|
For the Amigurumi Magic Gnome we first crochet the body and the head in one piece and then the thick knoll nose, the long arms, the small feet and finally the pointed magician hat. Then all parts are sewn together, hair and beard tied on, as well as eyes and stars embroidered.
The head for the Magic Gnome we crochet directly to the body and also from the bottom to the top in spiral rounds with only double crochet stitches.
We start with the nose, which becomes our landmark for the middle. It sits in the middle of the face and is sewn around the collar between the second and the fourth round. You can us the end of the thread at the same time, making sure that the round end on the collar faces to the backside. Finally the thread is secured and waved into the body.
The arms are folded flat and sewn one round below the collar, while the round end should face to the body. First mark the two middle stitches of the round below the nose. Then you can sew on the arms with the thread ends with about 16 stitches distance to each other. Finally the thread ends are secured and waved in.
Next mark the middle stitch at the bottom of the body to find the middle between the legs. Then lay your gnome on the back and sew on the legs folded flat with the opening around the 6th round leaving about 3 stitches between them.
This is your gnome sewn together once before.
Now you can tie on the beard. Use threads that ar 1 times as long as the blue body. Begin in the round just above the collar and work your way around all stitches from arm to arm. Work the two rounds on top of it as well and leave the nose inevitably. Now you still tie on the sideburns sideways over 4 stitches in this and 3 stitches in the next round. Now you can use the scissors to gently shape the beard. First shorten it to the appropriate length, if necessary. Then carefully cut it off from the sides to the middle until the shape is right.
Then you can make the hair ring. Use threads that are just long enough to tie them up. It begins at the level of the sideburns and extends over two rows down. Be sure to work from the outsides to the center at the back of the head, because you will get a small gap at the center of the back, because rounds do not meet exactly. Then cut the hair of the hair ring down to the height of the arm attachment and make sure not to cut down the sideburns.
Now it´s time to embroider the eyes with black darning yarn above the nose. It´s important that the eyes are sitting on top of the nose, so you cant see them, when the gnome is wearing his hat. Simply stitch vertically around two stitches until the eye has the correct size and finally secure and wave in the thread ends into the body.
Use white darning yarn to embroider the stars on the hat and the body. Each star consists of a cross that extends diagonally through a square of 3×3 stitch-holes. Arrange the stars as evenly but randomly as possible and secure the thread ends inside.
I hope you had a lot of fun and you will visit me again!