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Bev's Top Down Gnome

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Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2005,  2014.... All Rights Reserved
You may make these to sell, but please make one for charity too.  Your police and fire stations might appreciate these to hand out to rescued children. They are pocket sized and perfect to comfort and 'happify' little ones. ♥

Size 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles

Less than 1 oz of each - worsted weight yarn (10 ply in Europe) 2 colors  (skin and clothes)

TOP OF HEAD
White or brown (skin) - cast on 18 sts
Row 1: knit
Row 2: Purl
Rows 3-10 Repeat rows 1 and 2

BODY
Change to red and knit 16 rows
(26 rows total)

LEGS
Knit across 1st 9 sts
Place other 9 sts on a stitch holer
Knit 10 rows, end off leaving 6" tail of yarn (don't bind off).  Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn through the sts on the needle and remove them.  (This is your gnome foot)

2nd LEG

Place sts from holder on needle and knit 10 rows.  End off with 6" tail of yarn
Gather both feet and stitch up legs, stuff with fiberfill, and
use body color to weave in and out around neck.  Pull fairly tightly to form neck, and wrap around twice, tie in knot to finish neck.  Stuff head and gather top.

ARMS
Cast on 8 sts and knit 8 rows.
Make 2. Stitch arm sides, gather hands and stuff lightly, then stitch to sides of gnome.    

POINTY CAP
Cast on 24 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2 Knit
Row 3:
Purl
Row 4: Knit 2 together at each end
Purl every other row
On Knit rows knit 2 tog at each end, till you have 1 st left
Gather head and stitch head seam
Stitch body seam leaving 1" open for stuffing
Stuff.
Stitch shut with whip stitch and attach to top of head.


FACE
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Use black DMC floss to stitch face.
You can add hair etc and use different colors for skin, clothes etc

 



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* COPYRIGHT: All content is copyrighted to original creators as stated on their patterns. You may provide a direct LINK to the patterns on my pages, but you may NOT post actual full patterns anywhere in any media form. Any items made from patterns to Beverly Qualheim may be sold, but please make one for charity too.