Feb 18, 2020

Crochet Cactus Gnome for Spring Tiered Tray

Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures
In case you're new to the blog, the purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month's challenge is about Spring Crafts/DIY Projects, so I chose to create a Crochet Cactus Gnome to add to my Spring themed tiered tray. To create my little gnome friend, I searched Pinterest and found a pin for the Crochet Nordic Gnome. This gnome pattern was quick and easy to make. There's even a video!

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I decided to make my gnome a cactus themed gnome. First, I crocheted the gnome's body with Vanna's Choice Terracotta yarn. I stuffed it with some Poly-Fil

I followed the pattern to create the hat. I used Vanna's Choice Fern yarn. I also made the nose with Red Heart Soft Chocolate.

I created this gnome on Valentine's Day, so I decided to snack on the yummy chocolate strawberries my husband got me. And I had to use my gnome mug.

I attached the nose to the hat.

I slipped the hat over the body of the gnome.

I used fun fur to create a beard for the gnome. 

I added cactus spines using embroidery floss and a pompom made with Caron Simply Soft Strawberry yarn. 

The gnome is now on the top tier of my tiered tray, which I've decorated for Spring. I have a bunch of stuff on the tray, including my Crochet Flowering Cacti, Rae Dun planters and mugs, and my Let It Bloom Book Stack.

Thanks for checking out my crochet gnome! Scroll down to see what the others have created below!

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20 comments:

  1. What a pretty tiered tray. The gnome is adorable and I love his beard.

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  2. He's just fab! I love the nordic gnomes at Christmas but adapting him so he can be on show all your round is brilliant. What a cutie!

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    1. Thanks! I'm thinking about making an Easter gnome.

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  3. I almost didn't see your gnome as I was admiring the crocheted cacti! What a handsome fellow he is!

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    1. Thank you! He blends in with the cacti. Lol

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  4. That is so cute! I love all the crocheted things you have displayed on your tiered trays. Pinned.

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  5. I am always in awe of your crochet talent! Your gnome is adorable. Love his beard and those cactus spines in his hat. I wanted to watch you in action on the video you mentioned but I don't see the video link. Your Tiered Tray is beautiful for Spring.

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  6. Your gnome is adorable and it looks great combined with the other spring pieces on your tray.

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  7. I love that beard you added to your gnome! He blends right in with your other cacti!

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  8. I've seen a lot of gnomes, but this is too adorable! It fits in perfectly with your cactus themed tiered tray. Pinned.

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  9. The gnome is adorable and you did a great job making him. Fits in perfectly with the tray and cactus. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. You are such a talented crocheter! I have never learned that skill, but I love seeing the ideas you come up with!

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  11. WOW! You are so talented!!

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  12. This is awesome! Everything came together so perfectly for this display. Love the idea of a cactus gnome! That's pretty unique and creative.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  13. So cute and I love the tray too. Beautiful work!

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  14. What an awesome tiered tray, love the gnome and cactus! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 10, open March 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed.

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  15. I actually like your version a lot more compared to the inspiration pin. So cute! Visiting from Scraptastic Saturdays.

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  16. Both the cactus gnome and cacti are all so adorable! You are my go-to source, T'onna for amazing crochet ideas. Pinned

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