Christmas Gnome Giveaway

August 23, 2023

It's not too early to share a Christmas craft, is it? When everyone else in the northern hemisphere is savoring these last weeks of summer, we crafters are doing that too, yes of course, but little thoughts of Christmas knits have begun to swirl around in our heads. And while we may not have begun the actual Christmas crafting, we are at least thinking about it. Unless you are me, then you have begun. I honestly couldn't wait a second longer because these funny little old men just stole my heart. 

My fun project is the Christmas Gnomes from Jimmy Beans. The pattern until recently was only available as a kit, but now it can be purchased as a pattern-only on Ravelry. That was perfect for me because I had a stash of furry pom poms in beardy colors, plenty of yarn to chose from, and also (big surprise!) had some wooden beads that would be perfect for the bulbous noses. Aren't they cute? In December they will come along with me to a gal's luncheon to be little party gifts.  I have put together a kit for you, so read on to see how you can win it. 

The giveaway above has almost everything you need to make 6 gnomes. You will need to supply the glue, size US 5 needles, the purchased pattern, and optional, a pom pom maker. Two skeins of Knit Pal Cotton Core DK is more than enough to make six hats with pom poms. I even included the big noses so you'll be completely ready to go.

My Ravelry project page

Holiday Gnomes pattern by Amy Gunderson

I would use Cotton Core again in a heartbeat! It's 78% cotton and 22% acrylic. The yarn is very soft, well behaved, machine washable, and value priced at $25 for 6 skeins, plus free Prime shipping and returns! The heathered colors are beautifully sophisticated and I was truly impressed. I used watermelon red and white for my project. I would not hesitate to use this yarn again. It's also available in a heavier worsted weight. 

Because of shipping costs, the giveaway is only open to knitters in the lower 48. If you would like to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post and tell me your state because I'm always interested to know where my readers are from, then tell me who you are by giving me either:

your Ravelry name


your email address written out so scammers won't bug you. Example: tom q jones at g mail dot com. I'll keep this giveaway open for a week from today and choose a winner at random. Good luck!

Here's a little tip when glueing on the hat: smooth down the pom pom and place a wide rubber band at the top. This will keep it tame while you place the hat. Run a bead of white glue on the inner rim of the hat and place it right above the rubber band. Pat down the rim all around then slide down the rubber band to remove. Glue on the nose. The pattern calls for a tiny knitted cord to attach midway down the hat as a hanger, but that limits you in how you can hang it. I left it off and will instead give a wire ornament hanger so it can be hung from wherever, maybe up a the top if you like. The pattern also calls for sewing a little star to the top instead of a pom pom, and that would be darling, as would a little bell.

I made two little old men in white for my friends who only use gold and white ornaments on their trees.

Also, I'm making summer squash pancakes either today or tomorrow and will measure out my ingredients and write out the recipe. I'll post that in a day or two, so keep growing that zucchini! (As if you could make it stop.)

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  1. I don't want to enter, but did want to tell you that these are adorable! Thanks for the smile of the day! Missy

  2. I love seeing all the crafty things you share!
    - from Missouri
    4 star 1 @@ gmail

  3. I’ve been following your blog for a few years. You’re energy and love for knitting and life inspire me. M c Rasmusson @ g mail . Com

  4. Always fun to see what you are up to! I am from Indiana. Mikkilayla on favorite knit site.

    1. So cute The kids would love them I’m Grammasara on Ravelry from WI

  5. Always looking for fun ideas for the Christmas holidays. I live in central Pennsylvania and love not only your knitting projects but other posts (making stock, tomato sauce and your zinnias). Linda dot Earnest @ g mail dot com

  6. These are adorable- I’d love to win a kit to use in my home state of Maryland. Cece on Ravelry

  7. Those gnomes are adorable. I’m from Pennsylvania. Lmecoll on Ravelry

  8. Oh those gnomes are adorable! I love gnomes and always have. I am Knittynoddy2 on Ravelry. I live in New Mexico. patchouli dot moon dot studio at gmail dot com

  9. It is never to early to start on Christmas items! What a great little something to give during the holidays! Would be perfect for my knitting group. Thank you for this opportunity. My email is: nswern1 at gmail dot com or nswern on Ravelry.

  10. Gnomes are so cute! I would like to make some with my knitting group. I'm in northern Illinois. I love following you and all of your gorgeous knitting! Thank you for all of the inspiration that you provide. kathy h at bench mark flooring dot com

  11. I am absolutely obsessed with this things! I would love the opportunity to
    learn how to make them.

    tallahassee jen of 5 at g mail dot com

  12. I think you've just ignited my knitting juices. Those gnomes are great little treats and easy to pack if you travel for the holidays!
    cali girl 49 at proton dot me

  13. I’m mamagiff (on Ravelry) from MA!

  14. I love making gnomes. Any size and then they can be set out in any size space and kept up all during the winter snowy time of year after the holidays. Thank you! so hill 15 g at g mail dot com

    1. Please delete the g after the 15.

  15. These are so cute and clever. I see myself making a lot of these! Karengrace729 on ravelry

  16. Sitting here poolside in Florida waiting for the hurricane while visiting my brother and sister in law. Just canceled flights and staying for a few more days before returning home to Cape Cod. Hard to think of holiday knitting but this is a great wake-up call! The gnomes are adorable! Jane
    jezard at comcast dot net


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