Since we are three months away from Election Day, I thought I would try something different this month. My newest designs are gnomes of the two major U.S. political parties. Based on the number of downloads of these two patterns over the next three months, I will make a prediction for the Presidential election on November 2.
The designs are easy to crochet using worsted weight yarn – a Republican Elephant Gnome and a Democrat Donkey Gnome. Each design gives instructions for vertical stripes and horizontal stripes on the hat.
Republican Gnome Democrat Gnome
The patterns are also available at Ravelry and My Fingers Fly, along with Kindle on Amazon. Show your support for your political party by crocheting the corresponding gnome. Make a few for friends. Please post photos of your gnomes to Instagram. I would love to see your finished gnomes!
This week’s 50% specials on Etsy based on the National Day Calendar:
August 2 International Beer Day Beer Mug Hat Crochet Pattern
August 3 National Georgia Day Peachy Queen Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
(Free pattern on blog)
August 4 National Coast Guard Day Coastal Military Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern
August 2-8 National Clown Week Clown Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern
Clown Eyeglass Holder Addi King Pattern
August Natl Back to School Month School Bus Hoodie Crochet Pattern
In addition to the political party gnomes, the Halloween Gnome Crochet Pattern is now available. This little cutie is so much fun to make – use your own color scheme and embellishments to make this a truly unique item for your Halloween decor. As always, I would love to see your gnomes on Instagram.
Stay tuned for more great Halloween patterns coming in August and a Halloween Crochet Pattern Ebook to be published in early September. More half price sales for the month of August will include Bowling Day, Aviation Day, Dog Day, and many more.
In the meantime, try to stay cool, stay safe, and happy crocheting!