Knitted St Patrick
of 3.25mm,3.5mm or 3.75mm knitting needles.
x double pointed needles (choose from the sizes above)
green DK yarn.
in skintone, pink or beige, white DK.
grey eyelash yarn.
narrow white ribbon, Black & gold embroidery thread
jar lid, wooden skewer, cooking foil
Pattern to make ‘St Patrick’Using DK yarn and worked on two needles
Using 3.25mm/3.5mm or 3.75mm needles, cast on 40 sts in a
skintone/pink yarn/beige coloured yarn
8” in st st, 1 row knit, 1 row purl, ending after working a purl
– for the base
1 (k8, k2tog) 4 times. 36 sts
2 (p2tog, p7) 4times. 32 sts
3 (k6, k2tog) 4 times. 28 sts
4 (p2tog, p5) 4 times. 24 sts
decreasing in this way until 8 sts remain. ext Row (k2tog) 4times.
Cut yarn and draw through sts and fasten off. Sew up seam. Stuff
Put a jam jar lid in the bottom of the body before stuffing. This
will help with stability.
on 24 sts in pink, skintone or beige.
3 Increase in first st, knit to last 2 sts.
Increase in next st and k
the last stitch.
the last two rows twice more. 30sts.
in st st until work measures 2.5”.Next Row (k2tog) 15 times. 15
Next Row P1 (p2tog) 7 times. 8 sts.
yarn leaving a long tail. Pull yarn through stitches and fasten off.
the seam and stuff piece firmly.
the head on to the body, lining the seams up at the back.
white yarn, cast on 81 sts and work 4” in moss stitch, every rowk1,
p1 to end.
off all sts and join the side edges. Sew a running stitch all the way
along the cast off edge. DO NOT FASTEN OFF OR CUT THREAD.
the underskirt over the body of ‘St Patrick’ and pull the
thread to gather loosely. Position the underskirt about half way up
the body and stitch into place keeping the gathers even all the way
green yarn, cast on 21 sts and purl 1 row.
Row k1, m1 to last st. K1. 41sts (M1 = insert your right hand
needle point through the loop that lays between the next 2sts and
lift it. Now put your left hand needle into this loop and transfer it
to your left hand needle, then knit into the back of it. Work in the
opposite way (if you are left handed.)
last two rows twice more. 161 sts. NOTE: Your stitches will be fairly
tight at this point, however, they will ease off. Continue
straight in st st, without increasing, until work measures 7”. Work
6 rows in moss/seed stitch. Cast off.
up the seam and put piece to one side for later
– Make 2
your double pointed needles and a double strand of yarn, cast on 5sts
in your skintone/pink/beige colour.
You are going to make an I-Cord.
Without turning your work, slide your stitches to the working end of
your needle, the working yarn will be at the opposite end to normal.
Put your free needle into the first st and pull your working yarn
across the back of the stitches and over the top of the other needle,
this pulls the edges together,
DO NOT WRAP IT AROUND YOUR NEEDLE, now pull this through the
the other 4 sts. Repeat this row for 4”.
off. Stuff lightly and close up the ends.
the arms on the body and stitch into place.
back to the cloak and run a gathering stitch around the neck but do
not pull closed just yet. Slip the cloak over ‘St Patricks’ head
with the seam down the back, and pull the gathers to fit close to the
neck and fasten off. No need to stitch into place, the gathers will
an eyelash yarn, cast on 5sts.
2 Inc once in first st. Knit to last 2 sts, inc in next st, knit the
last st. 7 sts
4 As row 2. 9 sts
6 As row 2. 11 sts
off. You may have to trim the ‘beard’ depending on the length of
the fibers of the yarn.
the beard into place with the WRONG side facing out, this is the
on 26 sts and work 1.5” in st st. Castg off. Stitch the hair into
place, with the wrong side of your work facing out, using the picture
as a guide. As with the beard, you may need to give him a haircut.
– Make 2 pieces
your green yarn, cast on 20 sts. Work 2 rows in st st.
row Inc in 1st
st, knit to last 2 sts. Increase in next st and knit the last one. 22
Row Inc in each of first 2 sts. Knit to last 3 sts. Inc in each of
next 2 sts and knit the last one.
1 K2tog twice, k to last 4 sts, k2tog twice. 22 sts
2 P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog. 20 sts
3 K2tog twice, k to last 4 sts, k2tog twice. 16 sts
4 as row 2. 14 sts
5 as row 3. 10 sts
6 as row 4. 8 sts
7 K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. 6 sts
9 as row 7. 4 sts
11 K2tog twice
12 P2tog. Fasten off.
right sides facing, seam around the two sides of the hat, leaving the
bottom open. Turn the hat the right way out and stuff making sure to
keep the point at the top of the hat.
the hat on to the head at the back, this is just for stability,
making sure to cover the stitching line for the hair. Stitch the hat
down making sure that the hair stitching is covered and the stuffing
stays inside the hat.
a gold/yellow embroidery thread, embroider a border all around the
edges of the hat. Embroider a ‘cross’ on the front of the hat in
eyes nose and a mouth on to the face, hope yours is better than mine.
ribbon down at the back of the neck and embroider gold ‘buttons’
along the whole length.
the skewer in foil fairly thickly and slide it off again. This makes
a narrow tube. Bend this tube into shape to make the top of the
sceptre. Make a foil ‘ball’ and slide it on to the top of the
skewer about 3” down from the top. Attach the top of the sceptre
with a bit of tape.
the arms into the position that you want them and secure with a
couple of stitches. Pull the cloak into it’s final position and sew
the edges together below the arms for about 1”. Now attach the
sceptre to the other hand with a few stitches. Attach the sceptre
with a few stitches at the bottom on the skintone body. St Patrick is