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Gardening Gonk Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Gardening Gonk Knitting Pattern

  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Laura Telfer-Williams

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 2.5 / 3.0mm, US 4 / 3.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight, Double-pointed

  • Techniques


    i-cord, Picot Edge, Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Knit a garden gnome with a twist, with Laura Telfer-Williams' easy-to-follow knitting pattern

The arrival of the warmer weather means it’s time to get out in the garden and our glorious gonk pal is all tooled up. Complete with watering can hat and handy fork, this project is full of charming details. We love the tiny bees and strawberry decorations (these embellishments can also be used on other projects). Use your leftover green yarn to knit a little frog to keep your gonk company.


Gonk: 19cm tall (excluding handle)
Frog: 4cm x 4cm

What you'll need

Yarn: Drops Karisma DK, shades (A) Light Grey Green, (B) Desert Rose, (C) Light Beige Brown Mix, (D) Laurel Green, (E) Light Olive, (F) Light Grey Mix, (G) Wine Red, (H) White, (I) Lemon Punch, (J) Black, (K) Dark Mustard, one 50g ball of each
Needles: 3mm straight, 3.5mm straight, 3.5mm double-pointed (optional)
Stitch holder
Safety toy eyes: 0.5mm, two (for frog)
Safety toy stuffing
Tapestry needle

Stitches and skills used

How to cast on
How to knit
How to purl
How to cast off
How to work kfb increase
How to work k2tog decrease
How to work p2tog decrease
How to work a faux picot edge
How to work stocking stitch
How to change colour
How to work i-cord

Meet the designer

Laura Telfer-Williams knits gorgeous toys, including glorious gonks, like this one. She has been crafting ever since she was small and we love her cute characters. If you enjoyed making this pattern, we think you'll enjoy making Laura's Summer Gonks, Sonny and Fleur. View all of Laura's patterns here.

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Techniques: i-cord, Picot Edge, Stocking Stitch

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