I was inspired to make these by a posting on Welcome to Munchkinland Blog that led to Saartjeknits . Saartje knitted Korknisse ~ which are cork men knitted in 2 units [hat and coat]
My Gnome Oakies [Acorn men] are knitted all in one and take a few minutes to make.
We collected our acorns last week in Stellenbosch. We collected all shapes and sizes so they were perfect for this craft. My acorns were dry so the nut inside rattles and makes a cute noise!
Here is the pattern
I used double knit bamboo [sigh] on 3mm needles. This created a sturdy knit!
1] Cast on 15 stitches
2] Knit 5 rows
3] Purl 1 row
4] Knit 3 stitches cast off 9 stitches knit last 3 stitches.
5]Knit 3 stitches turn knitting around and cast on 9 stitches then turn knitting around again and knit last 3 stitches. = 15 stitches
6] Knit 2 rows
7] *Knit 2 Together, knit 3 stitches. Repeat from * to end
9] *Knit 2 together, knit 2 stitches.Repeat from * to end
11] *Knit 2 together, knit 1 stitch. Repeat from * to end
13] Knit 2 together until the end
Thread yarn through the 3 remaining stitches and sew up the Oakie.
mmmm....now you need to find the perfect size acorn, I like the Gnome Oakie to stand, so for this you need to use a slightly smaller acorn.
Any way, If you need any help, Just let me know.