Gingerbread Man Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Nov 8


Hello Folks!


Well, Halloween is officially over, and I think we all can start turning our attentions to the holidays!


When I think about Christmas I immediately think of the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread cookies - a mix of spicy, sweet and gingery scents that fill the house and bring back so many good memories.


My crocheted version of this staple holiday treat can become a fun decoration for your Christmas tree, or can make a super adorable toy for your little one!


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You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find in it many explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process, along with tips and tricks to crochet this lovely Gingerbread Man!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) in Beige, White and Red; Classic Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; 1.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

DIMENSION: : 5” x 4.5”

ABBREVIATIONS:stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner






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LEGS & BODY (beige and white yarn; 2.75 mm hook)


Leg #1

Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18)

Rnd 4: sc even (18)

Rnd 5: (1 sc with beige yarn, 1 sc with white yarn), repeat around (18)

Rnd 6: working with white only, sc even (18)

Rnd 7: switch back to beige yarn, sc even (18)

Rnds 8 - 11: sc even (18); F/O and cut the yarn

Stuff the leg.


Leg #2

Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18)

Rnd 4: sc even (18)

Rnd 5: (1 sc with beige yarn, 1 sc with white yarn), repeat around (18)

Rnd 6: working with white only, sc even (18)

Rnd 7: switch back to beige yarn, sc even (18)

Rnds 8 - 11: sc even (18)

Do not cut the yarn once you have crocheted the second leg.

Stuff the leg.


Let’s merge the legs together…

Rnd 12: join the yarn to leg #1 by inserting the hook into any one st of last round, work 1 sc into the same st, then work the remaining 17 sts; keep working on the leg #2 (starting from the 1st st of the last round), 1 sc into the same st, then work the remaining 17 sc (36)

Rnd 13: sc even (36)

Rnd 14: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30)

Rnds 15 - 21: sc even (30)

Rnd 22: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 23: sc even (24); F/O and cut the yarn.

Finish stuffing the body firmly.



HEAD (beige yarn; 2.75 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnd 6: sc even (40)

Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnd 8: sc even (48)

Rnd 9: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (54)

Rnds 10 - 16: sc even (54)

Insert the plastic safety eyes between rnds # 13-14, 8 stitches apart.

Rnd 17: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnd 18: sc even (48); start stuffing the head

Rnd 19: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40)

Rnd 20: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)

Rnd 21: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.


Sew the head and the body together and finish stuffing them while sewing.


Embroider the EYEBROWS between rnds #10-12.

Embroider the MOUTH between rnds #15-18, 6 sts wide.



ARMS (beige and white yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook)


Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 7 sc in a mr (7)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (14)

Rnd 3: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16)

Rnd 4: sc even (16)

Rnd 5: (1 sc with beige yarn, 1 sc with white yarn), repeat around (16)

Rnd 6: working with white only, sc even (16)

Rnd 7: switch back to beige yarn, (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (14)

Rnds 8 - 11: sc even (14); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn

Stuff the arm firmly. Attach the arms between rnds # 17-23 of the body.



ICING (white yarn; 2.75 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnd 6: sc even (40)

Rnd 7: [1 sc, 1 hdc, (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1dc), 1 hdc, 1 sc] rep 8 times (56 sts, 16 ch); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to secure the icing on top of the head.



BOW TIE (red yarn; 2.75 mm hook)


Work in rows - ch 1 and turn at the end of each row

Row 1: 5 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc (4)

Row 2: sc even (4)

Row 3: 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc (3)

Row 4: 1 sc, 1 sc dec (2)

Row 5: 1 sc, 1 sc inc (3)

Row 6: 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc (4)

Row 7: sc even (4); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.


Cut a long strand of yarn, wrap it around the center of the bow tie and then use the extra length to secure the bow tie to the body.



BUTTONS (black thread; make two; 1.75 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6); F/O and leave a long strand of thread.

Sew the buttons between rnds #15-16 and rnds #18-19.


Color the CHEEKS by applying pink blush with a little brush.



I can't wait to see your version of my GINGERBREAD MAN! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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