Today, we will crochet a sweet little gingerbread man or ginger bread woman, or both, if you wish. I guess you have noticedby now, that I really am in Christmas mood already, as this is the thirdpattern for a Christmas amigurumi. Todays ginger bread amigurumi matchesperfectly with the Christmas tree we crocheted last week and the snowman we didbefore. Once again it is so small you can also put it into the advent calendarof your loved ones. I hope you enjoy Christmas preparations as much as I do, sowe can immediately start crocheting along:

With this free crochet pattern, you can easily do your own gingerbread man or woman.

You’ll need:

a little bit of brown yarn (depending on the weight of your yarn you will need up to half a skein (25g) of it) and 10 g or less in white or pink fpr the icing

Bits and pieces (about 25 cm) of yarn in black, red and two bright colors for the buttons.

Crochet hook, which is slightly too small for your yarn (I use 3.0 when 4.0 is recommended)

Filling

Needle, Scissors and everything else you need to be confortable while crocheting.

Abbreviations

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease

hdc = half double crochet

inc = increase

sc = single crochet

sl = slip stitch

st = stitch

Legs (2 x)

  1. R: 4 ch
  2. R: starting with the 2nd st from hook, we do von der Nadel aus: 2 sc, tripple, sc, inc (8 sc)
  3. R: 8 sc
  4. R: 2 sc, 2 dec, 2 sc (6 sc)
  5. R: 6 sc
  6. R: 6 sc
  7. R: 6 sc

When doing the first leg you cut yarn, now. When doing the second leg, you do not cut it, but go on with the

Body

  1. R: Put legs next to each other. The leg of which you cut the yarn of is lying on the left, the other one on the right. toes are pointing outwards. Your hook is inserted into the loop of the last stitch of leg 2. Now, insert hook into the stitch of leg 1 which is nearest to it. Pull yarn through to start your first sc, then do 5 sc around leg 1, change to leg 2 as you have done before and do 6 sc around leg 2. You should have done 12 sc altogether.
  2. R: 12 sc
  3. R: 12 sc
  4. R: 12 sc
  5. R: 12 sc
  6. R: 12 sc

Cut yarn. You can weave in the end now or do so while crocheting the neck, later on.

Before we go on with the body, we do the

Arms (2 x)

  1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
  2. R: 6 sc
  3. R: 6 sc
  4. R: 6 sc

Cut yarn off when doing arm 1. After doing arm 2 go on with

Neck & Head

  1. R: In order to join arms and body, insert hook into the next stitch of arm 2, pull yarb through, so that you have 2 loops on your hook, then insert hook into the first stitch of the body, pull yarn through, so that you have 3 loops on your hook altogether. Then pull yarn through all three loops. Do 4 sc along the body, then join arm 1 in the same way. do 4 sc around arm 1, then do another of the joining stitches to change over to the body, do 4 sc, then join back to the body to arm 2, do 4 sc around arm 2. In the end you should have 20 sc in your round.
  2. R: [8 sc, dec] 2 x (18 sc), stuff
  3. R: [sc, dec] 6 x (12 sc)
  4. R: 12 sc
  5. R: 12 inc (24 sc)
  6. R:  [3 sc, inc] 6 x (30 sc)
  7. R: 30 sc
  8. R: 30 sc
  9. R: 30 sc
  10. R: 30 sc
  11. R: 30 sc
  12. R: [3 sc, dec] 6 x (24 sc)
  13. R: [2 sc, dec] 6 x (18 sc), stuff
  14. R: [sc, dec] 6 x (12 sc), stuff again
  15. R: 6 x dec

Cut yarn and weave in the ends.

Icing of ginger bread lady

  1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
  2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
  3. R: [sc inc] 6 x (18 sc)
  4. R: [2 sc inc] 6 x (24 sc)
  5. R: [3 sc inc] 6 x (30 sc)
  6. R: 30 sc
  7. R: 30 sc
  8. R: [sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, sl] 5 x (30 st)
  9. R: [sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, sl] 5 x (30 st)

Cut yarn, but leave a long tail and sew the icing to the head with it.

Icing for ginger bread man

  1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
  2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
  3. R: [sc inc] 6 x (18 sc)
  4. R: [2 sc inc] 6 x (24 sc)
  5. R: [3 sc inc] 6 x (30 sc)
  6. R: 30 sc
  7. R: 30 sc
  8. R: 30 sc
  9. R: sc, hdc, 25 dc, hdc, sc, sl (30 st)
  10. R: sl, sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc, sl

Cut yarn, but leave a long tail and sew the icing to the head with it.

Buttons

Cut 2-3 yarn ends (about 15 cm long) in 2-3 colors. Do 2 double knots directly onto each other. This knot will form the button. Sew this button onto your ginger bread amigurumi, where you want the button to be. Do the same with the other yarn ends.

Now you can embroider a face for your amigurumi as you see it in the pictures.

Ready you are with your amigurumi! Well done 🙂

Takes not much time to crochet and is sooo sweet – our cheeky gingerbread man