Santa Gonk Outfit free crochet pattern
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SANTA GONK OUTFIT FREE CROCHET PATTERN
As requested by popular demand, I have created a separate Santa outfit to fit the original Gonk body, instead of making up the Santa as the main body.
This Santa Gonk outfit free crochet pattern is for a Santa Coat, with a guide for making the underclothing and hairstyle. The hat remains the same as the original pattern.
I have also made a little Santa Sack to complete his outfit which can also be used separately as a treat bag. You can find the Mini Santa Sack free crochet pattern here.
As with all of the other Gonk outfits, work this Santa Coat with the same yarn weight you usually use to make your Gonk base body. I have created a new Santa Gonk with underclothing using Stylecraft Special Aran acrylic yarn, which I had left over from my recent Christmas Tree Advent Calendar pattern. I couldn’t find the right skin tone colour in the Aran weight, so I used 2 strands of the Stylecraft Special DK in Apricot held together instead.
You can purchase Stylecraft Special Aran from LoveCrochet.com. I have used colours: Lipstick (1246), White (1001), Black (1002), and Gold (1709) in the Aran weight, and Apricot (1026) in DK weight. ~affilliate link
I have given my base Gonk some boots, red trousers held up by suspender braces, and a white vest. To make a Gonk with underclothing, work the main body as detailed in the original Santa Gonk pattern and follow this guide for colour changes:
R1. to R9. in Black yarn for boots.
R10. to R15. in Red yarn for trousers.
R16. work this round in the back loops only using White yarn
R17. to R19. continue with White yarn for the shirt.
R20. to R30. in skin tone yarn for the head.
You can work the arms all in skin tone colour yarn for a vest or change to your White yarn from R4. for long sleeves or from R9. for short sleeves.
Find the position for the nose by lining up the top of the nose under the 8th round from top. Attach the arms on either side under the 10th round from top.
Make some trouser suspender braces using Red yarn. We will be making 2 chains, crossing them to join.
Leaving a 2” starting tail, make a slip knot and ch19, cut the yarn leaving a 2” tail and pull the end through the last loop on hook and pull tight to fasten. Leaving a 2” starting tail again, make a slip knot and ch13, count 5 chains back from the end of the first chain piece made and slip stitch into the 6th chain, continue to chain 5 to finish the second piece. Cut the yarn leaving 2” and pull through the last loop to fasten. Using your yarn needle and the tail ends to attach the braces onto the body, at the top of the trousers. Position the cross centrally against the Gonk’s back and stitch the tail ends, 7 stitches apart, onto the top of the trousers. Weave in the ends to secure. Bring the other sides of the braces over the shoulders, keeping the chains untwisted, and attach the ends to the front of the trousers, again 7 stitches apart. Use a length of Yellow/Gold yarn to make a couple of stitches at the ends of each brace strap as clasp details.
Santa’s Hair for the new Santa Gonk outfit:
For my balding Santa hairstyle, I have added shorter strands of yarn (approx. 3” long) using the same technique as the beard, working around the horizontal stitches entering my hook from the top down. Work a line of hair around the 5th round down from the top of head. Starting from just in front of one arm, around the back to just in front if the other arm. Lift this line of hair up and work a second line of hair around the next round below.
Add a little tuft to the top of the head, working 2 slightly longer strands in the same place, around the centre top round in the stitch towards the front.
You can leave your yarn strands intact, or unravel each strand, like I have done, for a fluffier look.
Add the beard in the same way as detailed in the Santa Gonk pattern.
~ Some of my other crochet patterns ~
Santa Coat for Gonk crochet pattern:
We will work the coat in rows. Beginning ch1s are turning chains and are not counted as stitches.
Using Red yarn start with chaining 27,
R1. sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, turn (26)
R2. ch1, inc, sc x2, ch5 and skip the next 5 sts, sc x3, inc, sc x2, inc, sc x3, ch5 and skip 5 sts, sc x2, inc, turn (30)
R3. ch1, inc, sc x3, sc x5 along the ch sts, inc, sc x10, inc, sc x5 along ch sts, sc x3, inc, turn (34)
R4. ch1, inc, sc x12, inc, sc x6, inc, sc x12, inc, turn (38)
R5. ch1, inc, sc x36, inc, turn (40)
R6. ch1, inc, sc x38, inc, turn (42)
R7. ch1, sc x10, inc, sc x20, inc, sc x10, turn (44)
R8. ch1, sc in each st, turn (44)
R9. ch1, sc x11, inc, sc x20, inc, sc x11, turn (46)
R10.-R12. ch1, sc in each st, turn (46 for 3 rows)
Fasten off Red yarn and weave in ends.
Edging and collar trim:
Add a White collar and trim to the coat. We will start by working along the last row of the coat and then continue around the whole perimeter of the coat, ending at the starting position again to form a round. The trim will be worked in joined rounds.
R1. With the wrong side of the last Red row facing you, join White yarn with a sc in the first st, sc x 44 along the last Red row, 2sc in the last st, rotate to work up along the edge of rows – sc x11, rotate to continue along the opposite side of the original starting chain – sc x26, work back down the other edge – sc x11, sc again in the same st you joined the White yarn into, sl st into the first sc to join (96)
R2. ch1, sc in the first st below ch, sc x45, 2sc, sc x7, hdc x4, 2hdc, hdc x24, 2hdc, hdc x4, sc x7, sc in the same first st again, sl st into the first sc to join (100)
R3. ch1, sc in the first st below ch, sc x47, 2sc, sc x51, sc in the same first st again, sl st to join (102) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Allow the trim at the front and around the collar fold over, exposing the wrong sides of the White trim.
Add the sleeves:
The chain 5 and skipped 5 stitches made in R2. of the coat, make the armholes.
Join Red yarn to the middle of the underarm (3rd ch along of the opposite side of chain 5)
R1. sc in the same ch you joined in to, sc x2 along the ch sts, sc around the post on the left side of armhole, sc x5 along the top of armhole (previously skipped sts of R2.), sc around the post on the other side, sc x2 along ch sts, sl st into first sc to join (12)
R2.-R7. work in continuous rounds from here, sc in each st (12 for 6 rounds)
R8. sc in each st, sl st into the first sc to join (12) Fasten off Red and weave in ends.
R9. Join White yarn to the same first st, sc in each st, sl st into the first sc to join (12)
R10.-R11. ch1, sc in each st, sl st to join (12 for 2 rounds) Fasten off and weave in ends. Fold up the White trim exposing the wrong side for the cuff.
Repeat for the other sleeve.
Using Black yarn, ch38 and sl st into the first ch to form a circle. Work along the back bumps of this chain for an even finish – ch1, sc in each back bump, sl st into the first sc to join (38). Fasten off and weave in ends. Add a belt buckle by embroidering a rectangle onto the front using Gold/Yellow yarn.
Place the jacket onto your Gonk and close the jacket with the front facing White trim folded over and meeting in the middle. Pull the belt up over the jacket, positioning it near the middle of the Gonk’s body, to hold the jacket closed.
Make the Santa hat as shown in the original pattern. Just don’t sew it onto the Gonk’s head, leave it removable to show off his fun hairstyle!
Complete the outfit with a little Santa Sack. Find the free Mini Santa Sack pattern over on my blog.
Have you made an Elf Gonk yet?
Find the Elf Gonk pattern here!
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