Free Ballerino Outfit Crochet Pattern – Adam Gonk

Free Gonk outfits – Ballerino Gonk

Please note: You will need a copy of the original Santa Gonk crochet pattern to follow these free add-on outfits and accessories.

You can purchase your copy here, Santa Gonk, or via our Ravelry store. You can also purchase both the Santa Gonk and Christmas Eve Gonk patterns together at a discounted price from Ravelry here.

Free Crochet Pattern

This Ballerino Gonk pattern is for a ballet leotard. I have also included adaptation instructions on how to make a nude Gonk base.

Keep scrolling to view these add-on crochet patterns for free online below.

You also have the option to purchase the ad-free Ballet Gonks PDF download which contains both the Ballerino Gonk outfit for Adam and Ballerina Gonk outfit for Eve. It also contains step-by-step instructions for adding the hair. The PDF version includes high-quality photographs and a separate printer-friendly version for the small price of £2.00


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Free Crochet Outfit

I’ve made my Adam Gonk using Chunky (US Bulky) weight acrylic yarn and a 6mm hook. You can make your Gonk in any yarn type or weight. Use the same yarn weight and hook size as you use to make your Adam Gonk for the clothing.

You can use any colour you like to make your Ballerino Gonk, I have used a Light Blue.

Crochet Terms & Techniques Used

For this pattern, we will be using the following US crochet terms and techniques:
(mr) Magic Ring, (ch) Chain, (sk) Skip, (sl st) Slip Stitch, (sc) Single Crochet, (inc) Increase – 2sc in the same stitch.

For a neater finish, use an invisible join technique to fasten off your last rounds. To do this, cut the yarn and pull the end up through the last st, use your yarn needle to thread the end through the second stitch and back into the last st, pull to adjust the loop to mimic the top of the first stitch, and weave the end into the back to secure.

Copyright: This free ballerino crochet pattern was written, designed, and copyright held by, Ling Ryan/Hooked On Patterns. You are not permitted to copy, share, upload or redistribute this pattern in any way, this includes making video tutorials or translating into other languages. Personal use only. You may sell products you have personally crocheted from using this pattern. Please credit Ling Ryan or Hooked On Patterns as the designer if you do sell. By using this page/crochet pattern you are agreeing to all T&Cs.

Nude Gonk Base

Work the main body, as detailed in the original Santa Gonk, all in your Skin Tone colour. You can work in continuous rounds, instead of joining at the end of each round.

Work the nose as in the Santa Gonk pattern, and work the arms all in your Skin Tone colour as well.

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.

For a fun little detail, I have added nipples by making small stitches using Pink yarn, in between the 14th and 15th round down from the top.

Images showing the Ballerino Gonk base

You can add any hair colour you like, I have used a blend of Dark and Light Brown yarn. You can find my step by step photo tutorial, How To Add Crochet Doll Hair.

Ballet Leotard Crochet Pattern

Work this piece in continuous rounds. Using your chosen colour, start with a magic ring,


sc x6 into mr, pull closed (6)


inc x6 (12)


*inc, sc,* repeat between * a total of 6 times (18)


*sc x2, inc,* repeat between * a total of 6 times (24)


*inc, sc x3,* repeat between * a total of 6 times (30)


*sc x4, inc,* repeat between * a total of 6 times (36)


sc x2, *inc, sc x5,* repeat between * a total of 5 times, inc, sc x3 (42)


sc in each st (42 for 7 rounds)


*sc x5, dec,* repeat between * a total of 6 times (36)


sc in each st (36)


We will add the straps on this final round.
sc x9, *ch18, work back along the back bumps of the chain starting with the 2nd from hook – sc x17,* continuing around the previous round – sc x9, repeat between * for the second strap, continue around – sc x9, hook through the next st and the tip of the first strap and sc together to attach, sc x7, hook through the next st and the tip of the second strap and sc together to attach, fasten off with an invisible join.

Images showing the Ballerino Gonk leotard


You have now completed your Ballerino Gonk. Click here for Eve’s Ballerina Gonk outfit pattern!

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