Torpedo Gnome Version 2 of Gnome Ornament

The Torpedo Gnome,

I've provided you with 2 versions of the gnome. Version one is the gnome I designed for a hollow log and has a short hat. The Gnome with the short hat can be found here.

Why torpedo?

My son saw them before they got their beards and thought they looked like torpedoes then threw them around the house making torpedo sounds, lol  Torpedo Gnome.

Written pattern,
Scroll down this page for the pattern
Click here to find out how to print it off for free.

Video tutorial,
There's no video tutorial for this Gnome, however, it's almost identical to the one with the short hat aside from the length of the hat and body and where we put the nose.
You can use that video tutorial to help you with row 1 of the head, how to do the bobble nose, how to switch colors, how to stuff and close up the body and how to add the beard. 
The video is here, look in the description box for the timestamps.

worsted weight yarn in cream or beige and any color you choose for hat, body and beard.
My friends in the UK, Aran yarn  is the closest to the weight I'm using.
4mm hook
blunt end yarn needle (I used a size 13)
polyester stuffing
Optional: 9mm safety eyes (eyes aren't normally used in this style of gnome)

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
FLO = front loops only
BLO = back loops only
f/o = finish off

Magic ring:
Parts of this amigurumi begin with a magic ring. I have 2 short video tutorials that will show you 2 different methods of making a magic ring. Use the one that is easiest for you. View 1st method here and 2nd method here.

How to read the rows:
a) Add a maker at the end of row 2 and move that marker each time you finish a row. Each row has a sequence. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that row.
b) If it's an increasing row then you should be putting in 2sc when you land on the marker.  If it is a decreasing row then you should be crocheting 2tog when you land on the marker. For rows of single crochets, you should land on the marker with 1sc.
There's no need to count the number of times you repeat a sequence if you use this method, you just repeat it to the marker.
c) The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

Gnome hat: using any color
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
7-8) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
9) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)
10-11) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
12) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
13-14) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
15) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
16-17) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
18) 1sc in the FLO for 1 row (18)
19) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
20) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o weave in yarn tail

Gnome head and body: starting with skin color
1) There's 18 loops inside the hat that go in a spiral. If you start counting with loop 1, as pictured, to the last one there should be 18 loops.  Insert yarn into loop 1 then ch1, this ch1 counts as your first st, then go into loop 18 and single crochet for your 2nd st, then 1sc into the next 16 loops. (18)
2-3) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
Stuff hat
4) 1sc into the next 17st, switch to body color in 18th st. (18)
5) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
6-7) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

Add the nose now before doing the rest of the rows.
Roll the rim of the hat upwards to expose the head. Turn the body to the side, make sure any color jumps are towards the back of the doll. Insert your hook in between row 2 and 3, under row3, and out in between row 3 and 4, pull the yarn through and ch1. Make a bobble using 5dc. Please view this video at 10:28 if  you need help with a bobble.

I borrowed the first photo below from the Gnome with the short hat, it's just to show the position of the body as you attach the bobble. The yarn is pulled through and done the same way but on a different row.

Once done, bring both the starting and finishing yarn tails under the bobble and inside the head through different stitch holes, knot them together and cut short.

If you wanted to add in eyes, put them in between rows 1 and 2 with 3 visible stitch holes between them. I didn't think of adding eyes until after the doll was done so mine are glued in place. 

8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
9) 1sc then 2tog (12)
Stuff the majority of the body.
10) 1sc in the BLO for 1 row (12)
f/o leaving a tail for sewing.

Weave in and out of the remaining stitches, stuff the body as needed then pull yarn tail to close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail inside body.

Rooting the beard and hair,
The beard and the back of the hair get added at the same time. Wrap the yarn loosely around your hand until you have a bundle then take off your hand and cut through one end of the bundle creating long strands.

Root the strands one by one, going through the face and out the back of the head or the side of the head. Wrapping the one coming out the back around a stitch post to keep it in place.  I tend to do one side of the face/head first then the other side.

After they are rooted, trim a bit shorter then split the strands. I run my blunt end yarn needle along the strand, from top to bottom, to unravel it. After this part is done I trim again until I am happy with the length.

I also added an extra bit to the beard by tying off  6 strands, splitting them then sewing it just under the nose.

Please refer to the video if this part is unclear.  It's not difficult but will take me too long to write it out clearly for you. Videos are a time saver! Fast forward this video to 30:05.

If you want the hair and the beard to stay tidy and in place, straighten out all the hairs making sure they are all down and in place, no gaps or tangles,  then flip the doll over. Run  a bead of hot glue around the middle of the body, then flip the doll back over and lightly tap the yarn hairs against the body. I show how I do this at the end of part 2. Please only do this if you are confident using a hot glue gun.

You're done!
I'd love to see it, post a picture on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely

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