St Patricks Day Leprechaun Gonk free outfit pattern
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LEPRECHAUN GONK FREE CROCHET PATTERN
Crochet this cute Leprechaun Gonk to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. This pattern includes instructions for the underclothing colour changes, patterns for a tail coat, top hat and shamrock decoration. To make a Leprechaun Gonk, you will need 2 shades of Green (referred to as Light Green and Green), Brown, White, your chosen skin tone, and a little Yellow/Gold yarn. I have used Orange yarn for ginger hair, but you can make the hair any colour. Remember, you can use any yarn weight to make the Gonks, just keep to the same weight for each colour.
Work the main body as detailed in the original Santa Gonk pattern as follows:
R1. to R7. in Brown yarn for the shoes.
R8. to R11. alternating White, Light Green, White, Light Green for the stripy socks.
R12. to R14. in Green yarn for the trousers.
R15. in Brown yarn for the belt and work 1 extra round of slip stitches into these Brown stitches.
R16. work into the tops of R15. (ignoring the extra round of sl sts made) in White yarn for the shirt.
R17. to R19. in Light Green for the waistcoat.
R20. to R30. in skin colour for the head.
To add sleeves to the arms, work R1. to R3. of the arm pieces in skin colour and change to White for the rest of arms.
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.
Embroider a rectangle on to the front of the belt with Yellow/Gold yarn as the belt buckle.
I have given my Leprechaun Gonk ginger hair, using a bright Orange for the hair and beard, linking them with sideburns as well. I have kept the beard length short to show the underclothing detail.
Leprechaun Top Hat Crochet Pattern:
Work the hat in joined rounds. The ch1s at the beginning of each round do not count as stitches.
Using Green yarn, start with a magic ring,
R1. sc x6 into mr, sl st into first sc to join (6)
R2. ch1, inc in each st, sl st into first sc to join (12)
R3. ch1, *sc, inc* repeat between * 6 times, sl st into first sc to join (18)
R4. ch1, *inc, sc x2,* repeat between * 6 times, sl st to join (24)
R5. ch1, *sc x3, inc,* repeat between * 6 times, sl st to join (30)
R6. ch1, sc x2, *inc, sc x4,* repeat between * 6 times ending with sc x2, sl st to join (36)
R7. Work this round in the back loops only, ch1, sc in each back loop, sl st to join (36)
R8.-R10. ch1, sc in each st, sl st to join (36 for 3 rounds)
R11. ch1, *sc x4, dec,* repeat between * 6 times, sl st to join (30)
R12.-R14. ch1, sc in each st, sl st to join (30 for 3 rounds)
R15. ch1, sc x4, inc repeat between * 6 times, sl st to join, sl st to join (36)
R16. Work this round in the front loops only, ch1, sc in each front loop, sl st into first sc join (36)
R17. ch1, *sc x5, inc,* repeat between * 6 times, sl st to join (42)
R18. ch1, sc x3, inc, sc x13, inc, sc x6, inc, sc x13, inc, sc x3, sl st to join (46)
R19. ch1, sc in each st, sl st to join (46) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using Brown yarn chain 36, sl st into the first ch to form a circle, sc in the back bump of each ch st, sl st to join (36) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Place the band over your hat and stitch into position by embroidering a Yellow/Gold rectangle as a buckle to the front.
Shamrock Crochet Pattern:
Use Light Green yarn and a smaller hook size for the shamrock (I have switched my 6mm to a 4mm).
Start with a magic ring, work [ch2, dc, hdc, dc, ch2, sl st] x3 into the mr, ch4, sl st x3 from the 2nd ch from hook, sl st into the mr again, pull the ring closed.
Cut yarn leaving a tail, pull the end through the loop on hook to fasten and feed the end back through to the back of work. Weave in the starting end to secure, and use the tail end to attach the shamrock to your hat.
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Leprechaun Tail Coat Crochet Pattern:
Using Green yarn start with chaining 27,
R1. sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, turn (26 turning chains are not counted)
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, sc x3, inc, sc x4, inc, sc x3, 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.-R8. ch1, sc in each st, turn (42 for 2 rows)
R9. ch1, sc2tog, sc x38, sc2tog, turn (40)
R10. ch1, sc2tog, sc x36, sc2tog, turn (38)
R11. ch1, sc2tog, sc x34, sc2tog, turn (36)
R12. ch1, sc2tog, sc x32, sc2tog, cut yarn and fasten off here, turn to continue with the tails (34)
We will now work the 2 tails separately.
R1. Rejoin yarn with a sl st to the 12th stitch along, sc2tog starting with the same stitch as the join, sc x2, sc2tog, turn (4)
R2. ch1, sc x2, sc2tog, turn (3)
R3. ch1, sc2tog, sc, turn (2)
R4. ch1, sc2tog, cut yarn and fasten off (1) First tail complete.
R1. Rejoin yarn with a sl st in the next st along from the first tail of R12., sc2tog starting with the same stitch as the join, sc x2, sc2tog, turn (4)
R2. ch1, sc2tog, sc x2, turn (3)
R3. ch1, sc, sc2tog, turn (2)
R4. ch1, sc2tog, cut yarn and fasten off (1) Weave in all of your ends.
Trim & Lapels:
Using Light Green yarn, add the trim, collar and lapels. We will be working a trim along the hem and up the bottom edges of rows, then work the lapel up the edge of rows, add a collar to the opposite side of the starting chain, work the other lapel down the edge of rows on the other side, before finishing the trim along the bottom edge, hem, and along the coat tails. We will start on the right side of the coat, it doesn’t matter which side it is, so just pick your best side to face you.
Step 1. Hook through the hem stitch to the left of the coat tails and pull through your yarn to create a loop on hook, sl st along the hem stitches and evenly up the bottom slope of the edge of rows,
Step 2. ch1 and turn the coat to work on the other side for the lapels, we will now work along the edge of the 7 rows up to the neckline, sc x2, 2hdc, [hdc, dc], [dc, ch2, sl st], [sl st, ch3, trc], [trc, dc],
Step 3. dc x26 along the opposite side of the starting chain for the collar,
Step 4. working back down the edge 7 rows, [dc, trc], [trc, ch3, sl st], [sl st, ch2, dc], [dc, hdc], 2hdc, sc x2,
Step 5. turn the coat to work along the other side again, sl st down the edge, along the hem, along the edge of the coat tail points, ending in the same stitch you started in.
Step 6. cut yarn and pull through the loop on hook to fasten, feed the end back through to the back and tie the starting and tail ends together to secure. Weave on ends.
Add the sleeves:
The opposite side of the ch5 and skipped 5 stitches of R2. and the sc posts at the edges make up the armholes. Hold the coat with the right side facing you (your slip stitch trim facing out) and neckline up. Join yarn in the middle (3rd ch) of the opposite side of ch5 of R2.
R1. sc in same place as join, sc x2 along opposite side of ch, sc around side of post, sc x5 along the skipped stitches of R1., sc around side of post, sc x2, sl st into first sc to join (12)
R2.-R8. ch1, sc in each st, sl st into first sc join (12 for 7 rounds) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add a trim of sl sts around the end of sleeve using Light Green yarn. Repeat for the other armhole.
I have added a couple of french knots to each side of the coat front using Yellow yarn as gold buttons.
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