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Gonk knitting pattern (free)
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Aug 6, 2013 14:36:52   #
This is my first time writing my own design but as someone asked if there was a pattern to the gonks I posted in pictures I thought I would give it a go:

Material required:

50grams Ice yarn eyelash yarn (or similar brand)
3.25mm knitting needles
pair of 12mm safety eyes (or felt shapes)
12 mm safety nose (or felt shape)
darning needle for sewing.

Pattern (this can be done in either garter or stocking stitch )

Cast on 12 stitches
Work 8 rows garter or stocking stitch.
At the end of 8th row cast on 12 stitches and knit all stitches on needle,then cast on 12 stitches and knit(purl if all stitches on needle.
Work 40 rows in garter or stocking stitch.
Cast off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Making up:

Fold in half and sew back edges together (fold purl side together if done in stocking stitch).
Sew base to bottom edge, making sure the back seam is centred on the base.
Turn right side out (this is the purl side for stocking stitch) and stuff firmly.
Decide where to place your eyes and nose and mark the places lightly with a pen.
If using safety eyes and nose insert them and fasten with washers, placing a little of the stuffing round the post first.
Sew the top edge ensuring the back seam is centred.
If using felt for the eyes and nose sew them on firmly.

Here is a diagram of how to sew the piece together. Just match the numbers and sew.

Should you find any mistakes or have a problem with the pattern feel free to pm me and I will answer as soon as I can.

Aug 6, 2013 14:42:48   #
Thank you for the pattern. I have printed it out and will use it for some fun gift giving.
Aug 6, 2013 15:59:43   #
Cute toy! Thank you for sharing your pattern with everyone.
Aug 7, 2013 00:28:11   #
ruth Roxanne
Thank you for the cute toy!
Aug 7, 2013 06:12:35   #
Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. Very generous of you to provide it free.
Anything you need just ask.

Aug 7, 2013 07:29:45   #
So cute! Already figuring out who to make them for!
Aug 7, 2013 08:04:59   #
The cutest! Thanks so much for sharing.
Aug 7, 2013 08:56:00   #
knitnanny (a regular here)
That is so cute...thank you!
Aug 7, 2013 09:01:44   #
Thanks for the cute pattern. So nice of you to share !
Aug 7, 2013 09:50:44   #
gillian lorraine
My mum knitted my brother a gonk for his 50th birthday ( memories of when he was a child), 5 years ago-- it seems such a very long time ago :)
Aug 7, 2013 09:51:46   #
Thank you. That is cute.
Aug 7, 2013 09:55:50   #
You are clever, how cute, well done, keep up your artistry.
Aug 7, 2013 10:47:03   #
Jeanie L
Thank you..That is so cute..
Aug 7, 2013 11:28:35   #
Thanks for the pattern. I love it. :thumbup:
Aug 7, 2013 11:43:42   #
That is so cute!
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