FREE Santa Gnome Crochet Lip Balm Holder Pattern

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These Santa gnome crochet lip balm holders make excellent stocking stuffers or gift toppers. A lip gloss or ChapStick tube fits perfectly inside and it includes a necklace so you can keep it close at hand.

We’ve finally reached day 24, the final day of the 2023 Advent Calendar Mystery Crochet Along! Each day, from December 1st through December 24th, I’ve shared one free pattern for a crochet Christmas gift. Hopefully, you have had all kinds of crafty fun and discovered lots of great patterns to inspire your holiday crocheting. But if you need a last-minute stocking stuffer idea, I’m here with one more free crochet pattern.

These cute lip balm holders make perfect last-minute gifts, since they work up quickly. Even if it’s Christmas Eve, you still have time to whip up one (or several) of these to tuck into stockings on Christmas morning. You can hang it on a necklace, as written, or add an ornament hook to hang on your tree. You could also attach them to a keyring to make a cute handbag accessory.

They’re the perfect size for a standard tube of lip balm. But depending on the size of your lip balm, or if you’d like to fit a different item, like a lipstick tube, you could go up or down one hook size and/or add or subtract rows in the lip balm holder.

For my little gnome chapstick holder, I used Premier Cotton Sprout, a soft worsted-weight cotton yarn. The best part is if you use coupon code DecMCAL20, you can get 20% off Cotton Sprout through December 24, 2023. But if you prefer, you can also use leftover scraps of another type of yarn, as long as it’s worsted weight.

Even if you’re a beginner crocheter, I encourage you to try this cute pattern. It’s made almost entirely in the single crochet stitch, with simple increases and decreases. And you can also follow along with the video tutorial for further details.

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Santa Gnome Crochet Lip Balm Holder

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If you enjoy crochet gnome patterns and other quick gifts, here’s some more inspiration:

  1. Reversible Mosaic Crochet Gnome
  2. Cat Santa Hat
  3. Gingerbread Man Bookmark
  4. Snowman Gift Card Holder

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet cute little lip-balm holder.

How to Crochet the Santa Gnome Lip Balm Holder

Materials you will need


4 sts x 5 rounds = 1 square inch

Finished Size

5 x 1.5 inches (12.7 x 3.81 cm)(not measuring the necklace)

Crochet Abbreviations and Stitches used in the pattern

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE (US crochet terminology)

  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • Inv sc dec = insert hook through front loops of 2 sts, yarn over and pull through, then yarn over and pull through again
  • sc dec = single crochet decrease
  • invisible join

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Written Pattern for the Santa Gnome Lip Balm Holder

Lip Balm Holder

R1: using red, make a Magic Ring (Magic Circle), add 6 sc to the ring, close the ring, use a stitch marker

R2: 2 sc per st

R3-12: 1 sc per st

Now add a chainless single crochet foundation chain to the holder. I made mine 28 inches long for the necklace. 

Gnome Hat

R1: using red, make a Magic Ring, add 5 sc to the ring, close the ring, use a stitch marker

R2: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around

R3: 1 sc per st

R4: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around

R5: 1 sc per st

R6: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around

R7: 1 sc per st

R8: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around

R9: 1 sc per st

R10: *1 sc in the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around

R11: 1 sc per st

R12: ch 2, sk 1, 1 sc in the next 7 sts, ch 2, sk 1, 1 sc in the next 8 sts, fasten off

Using your white yarn for the beard now – attach it to the next st of 2nd “ch2” from the previous round.

R1: 1 sc in the BLO in the next 8 sts, turn

R2-3: 1 sc dec, 1 sc in each st, in the last 2 sts 1 sc dc, turn 

R4: 1 sc per st, turn

R5: 1 sc dec twice, fasten off

Nose (using blush)

R1: using red, make a Magic Ring, add 5 sc to the ring, close the ring, use a stitch marker

R2: 1 sc per st, fasten off and sew the nose to the top of the beard below the hat.

Santa Gnome Crochet Lip Balm Holder

Now take your long chainless foundation chain and weave it through one of the holes in the hat (from rounds 12) from the inside to the outside, then go through the other hole and weave it from the outside to the inside and then sew it to the lip balm holder.

Santa Gnome Crochet Lip Balm Holder

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