Gilby the Christmas Gonk (and Freya the Cranky Christmas Cat)

I am super happy to share with you my free pattern for Gilby the Christmas Gonk, and his companion cat, Freya the Cranky Christmas Cat.

The image shows the two beard options. One is merino roving which is felted directly onto the figure, and the other is made using the remaining yarn.

Gilby and Freya are made using Vinnis Nikkim and Scheepjes Softy. This can be substituted with any DK (3) weight cotton and fine eyelash yarn respectively.

The pattern is available on Ravelry as a free download. I hope you have loads of fun making these cuties.

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Whatever you are celebrating over the festive season, may it be a happy and peaceful time for you and your loved ones.

It’s a busy time of year 🎄

I haven’t been around for a bit as I was in hospital for a week receiving treatment for my lupus, which is in rather a vicious mood.  The benefit of being stuck in a hospital bed was it gave me a lot of time to plan and crochet a bit.

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I’m working on Christmas decorations, and just love the Christmas angel that I have designed freehand.  She’s still a work in progress and needs wings, arms and a halo.  I’m also going to crochet Christmas baubles and make little beaded trees.  It’s all terribly Christmasy.  I’ve crocheted the angel in the amigurumi style. which gives a nice tight fabric for holding stuffing without any peeking through.  Amigurumi is so much fun!  It’s lovely to see the characters appear beneath your fingers.

There is also some very exciting news.  I will be opening an online shop, that will showcase my work and that of other local crochet artists, as well as other handmade crafts.  I can’t wait to tell you more!

And that’s it for today.  Please share your makes and plans for a crochet Christmas.  🎄