I not only crochet, but I knit as well and came across a gorgeous Alan Dart pattern called Yuletide Gnomes late last year. I made a few of them in Christmas colours to give to my mother and mother-in-law and a couple of friends as Christmas presents and I couldn't resist making one for myself.
I chose not
to have traditional Christmas colours with mine, so I made him in green and he
doesn't have to get packed away for most of the year. I think he's way too cute
to be packed in a box and he has been given his own little home and is on
display for the whole year.
These are so easy to make...