Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Mr Gnome plush toy pattern

As this is a free pattern, pattern is for personal use only and may not be sold, photocopied or copied electronically or distributed in any way.  Please don't sell the toy you've made, and please provide credit for the design to myself (Knitterbees).





Materials:
  1. 8 ply weight wool or acrylic. 
  2. 3.25mm  40cm  circular needles/ 3.25 DPN or size needed to obtain gauge. 
  3. Buttons for eyes
  4. Stitch marker
  5.  Yarn needle
  6.  polyester stuffing

Gauge: not important

Colours for Mr Gnome:
MC – blue
CC1- red
CC2 - White
CC3 – Cream
CC4 – brown


Knitterbees stitch dictionary:
CC: contrasting color (CC1= contrasting color 1 etc.)
dpns: double pointed needles
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
Kfb: knit front and back
MC: main color
pm: place marker
rm: remove marker
ssk: slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts & knit them together.
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row. (In the round however you must knit every round.)
st(s): stitch(es)
yo: yarn over



Body and Head:
With the circular needle cast on 18 stitches (MC).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch. Work onto double‐pointed needles when necessary.
Row 1-10(MC): knit
Row 11(MC): (k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2)repeat once.
Row 12 (MC): (k2, ssk, k2tog, k1)repeat once.
Change to CREAM yarn
Row 13-14(CC3): knit
Row 15(CC3): kfb every sts
Row 16-23(CC3): knit
Row 24(CC3): k2, (k2tog, k1) Repeat to the end of the round.  Insert stuffing before hole gets too small.
Row 25(CC3): knit
Row 26(CC3): (k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Break yarn and thread tail through remaining stitches, pull to inside of cap and weave in end.

Beard:
With the straight needle cast on 16 stitches (CC2). 
Row 1-2(CC2): knit
Row 3(CC2): knit
Row 4(CC2): ssk, knit to last 3 st, k2tog
Row 5(CC2): knit
Row 6(CC2): ssk, knit to last 3 st, k2tog
Row 7(CC2): knit
Row 6-8(CC2): ssk, knit to last 3 st, k2tog
Cast off.
Purl side as the right side, wrap beard around the front of face and sew at top of beard.

Hat:
With the circular needle cast on 30 stitches (CC1).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch. Work onto double‐pointed needles when necessary.
Row 1-6(CC1): knit
Row 7(CC1): (k4, k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 8-9(CC1): knit
Row 10(CC1): (k3, k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 11-13(CC1): knit
Row 14(CC1): (k2, k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 15-18(CC1): knit
Row 19(CC1): (k1, k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 20-23(CC1): knit
Row 24(CC1): (k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 25 (CC1): knit
Break yarn and thread tail through remaining stitches, pull to inside of cap and weave in end.
Sew hat on top of head with a few stitches

Belt:
With the straight needle cast on 3 stitches (CC4). 
Row 1-?(CC4): do stockinette stitch until the belt wraps around the waist.

Finishing:
Use yellow yarn to sew buckle on and attach buttons for eye.


Killerbees

6 comments:

  1. Could you post more information on how to attach the pieces once they are completed? And how do you close the bottom after the little guy is stuffed? I love him and his mushrooms - and my daughter is quite excited to have him completed!

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  2. hi, i have updated on the finishing touches. there's only the beard, hat and belt that needs to be sew on, its pretty straight forward, once you knitted every pieces, you'll know what to do with them. i have deliberately left the bottom unclose as you have a choice for using it as a finger puppet. Hope this helps.

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  3. Finally got back to post a big THANK YOU for more info! Happy Knitting!

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  4. how do u knit the toadstools?

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  5. I was wondering the same thing.

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