Saturday, December 19, 2009

How to Knit a Cork Gnome

These little gnomes are so quick to knit up and would make a great little stocking stuffer. I think you can finish one in under 30 minutes.

Using size 2 needles and finger weight yarn –
For the hat, cast on 16 stitches and in the stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) for 6 rows.
Row 7: Knit first two stitches together, knit across, knit last two stitches together
Row 8: Purl
Repeat rows 7 and 8 until 2 stitches remain, bind off, leave a 12” length of yarn and sew up back of hat.

For body,
Cast on 16 stitches and in stockinette stitch knit for about 1 inch. Bind off. Leave a 12” length of yarn and stitch up back seam. (It may be easier to wrap body piece around cork and then stitch in place as it will fit snugly.)

Using hot glue, adhere hat in place.
You can add hair of wool and I am sure many of you will come up with other creative ideas. Please share if you make some.
Warm wishes.


  1. Too cute! They'd knit up in a wink!

  2. So, cute! We've made these as finger puppets. What a neat idea to put a cork in them! :)

  3. so fun....I can just see a whole army of them sitting on a windowsill. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love 'em! The idea of using them as a finger puppet is really cute!

  5. Oh, I must make some of these (sadly, not for stocking stuffers this year...)! Thank you for sharing yet another wonderful tutorial!