Garden Gonk

Garden Gonks are magical creatures. They use old fairy magic to travel around taking care of the all the flowers and the gardens. They can teleport with a blink of their large eye.

This pattern is made using chunky yarn and a 4 mm hook and is written using UK crochet terminology.

Below you will find a list of the equipment you will need and a free copy of the pattern with instructions on how to assemble your very own Garden Gonk.

You can download a free PDF version of this pattern my Ravelry Store – Click Here

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Equipment

Recommended Yarn – Rico Creative Melange (chunky)
Hook – 4 mm /3.5 mm
Stitch Marker
Sewing Needle
Scissors
Toy Stuffing

Abbreviations

dc- Double Crochet
dc2tog – Double crochet two
stitches together

Pattern

Part 1: Body

Make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 10 dc into the loop (10)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch (20)
Round 3: *4 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 4 times (24)
Round 4: *5 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 4 times (28)
Round 5: *6 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 4 times (32)
Round 6: *7 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 4 times (36)
Round 7: *8 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 4 times (40)
Round 8 – 10: dc in each stitch (40)
Round 11: *8 dc, dc2tog* repeat 4 times (36)
Round 12: *7 dc, dc2tog* repeat 4 times (32)
Round 13: *6 dc, dc2tog* repeat 4 times (28)
Round 14: *5 dc, dc2tog* repeat 4 times (24)
Round 15: *4 dc, dc2tog* repeat 4 times (20)
Round 16 – 22: dc in each stitch (20)
Stuff Body
Round 23: *dc2tog* repeat 10 times (10)
Round 24: *3 dc, dc2tog* repeat twice (8)
Finish stuffing body
Round 25: *dc2tog* repeat 4 times
Fasten off, weave in loose ends

Part 2: Legs (make 2)

Make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 8 dc into the loop (8)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch (16)
Round 3 – 5: dc in each stitch (16)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew the legs to the body

Part 3: Nose

Make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 6 dc into the loop (6)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch (12)
Round 3 – 4 dc in each stitch (12)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew the nose to the body

Part 4: Eye (make 1)

Yarn A – Make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 6 dc into the loop (6)
Yarn B
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch (12)
Round 3: *1dc, 2dc* repeat 6 times (18)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew the eye to the body

To Assemble

To assemble sew the legs to the body. Sew around the outside leaving a gap to fill with stuffing. Finish sewing around the edge of the leg to close the gap between the leg and the body.
Sew the nose to the body. Sew around the outside leaving a gap to fill with stuffing. Stuff the nose and finish sewing around the edge of the nose to close the gap between the nose and the body.
Sew the eye to the body and stitch a mouth.
Using a contrasting yarn add hair to your Garden Gonk.

Adding hair
Check out this YouTube tutorial from Allison Hoffman if you would like help adding hair to your doll, she demonstrates a few techniques.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfMYJMyqYEI

Recommended Yarn
To create the Garden Gonk I used Rico Creative Melange (chunky – 50g) Use a contrasting yarn for the hair. You will need a small amount of white DK yarn for the eye. You can use any colour for the centre, I used brown DK yarn to create Philip the Garden Gonk

Gonk Main Etsy

I hope you enjoyed making this magical creature. Try different types of yarns and hook sizes to see what you can make.

If you have any comments or need any help please leave a comment below.

I would love to see your completed designs you can use the #crochetfolk.

Try pattern with different yarns and buttons to see what else you can make.

Happy Hooking x

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