I don't do cute. Most all of those cutesy vintage animal patterns creep me out. Many times, the eyes aren't right and it kind of looks like they're considering making you their next snack.
It's hard to find a gnome pattern that doesn't fall into that line. However, I was blog surfing and found this pattern on Digital Misfit 's site! I LOVE IT! :D
First, I crayon tinted. Then, I did the facial details are done in single thread back stitch and everything else is double strand split stitch.