Crochet Applique – Gingerbread man

Find here a free pattern to make this adorable Gingerbread man. 


Here is my second Christmas crochet pattern! You can use them to make a custom crochet blanket, crochet Christmas stockings or even on a crochet hat!  Don’t forget to join the facebook group,  you can ask your questions, share your finished projects and also tell me what pattern you would like to see next! I actually made this one after someone asked me if I could make one.

I hope you will enjoy and understand the pattern. If you have any questions, feel free to write to me.

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Crochet Gingerbread man Applique

 

Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in the light brown, white and red (and a small amount of pink if you want to make the girl).
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the mouth and eyelashes)
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm) for the eyes
  • 3 black safety eyes (6 mm) for the button (you can also crochet the button if you prefer)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» from Hobby Lobby.





Pattern: How to crochet a Gingerbread man applique?


I have made a boy and a girl version. I used the exact same pattern. The only differences are the bow (around the neck for the boy / on the head for the girl), the eyelashes (for the girl only) and the color of the cheeks (red for the boy / pink for the girl).

 

The Body

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the brown yarn

We start the body by the legs (made separately and then joined together and we keep working up to the head). The arms are attached later on once the body is done.

First leg: 

  • ch 3. (3)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 ch. (2)
  • Rows 2 to 7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (2)

Cut the yarn and make the second leg as explained below.

Second leg: 

  • ch 3. (3)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 ch. (2)
  • Rows 2 to 7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (2)
  • Row 8: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st, ch 1, 1 sc in the 2 st from the first leg (make sure the first leg is on the right side: the yarn you cut should be toward the other leg – see picture below). (5)
  • Row 9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st, 2 sc in the next st (the ch you made in the previous row), 1 sc in the next 2 st. (6)
  • Rows 10 to 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)
  • Row 15: ch1, turn; 1 dec (place a stitch marker or a small piece of yarn), 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec (place a stitch marker or a small piece of yarn). (4)
  •  Row 16: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 17: ch1, turn; 3 inc. (6)
  • Row 18: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)
  • Row 19: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 inc. (8)
  • Rows 20 to 21: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)
  • Row 22: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 dec. (6)
  • Row 23: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)
  • Row 24: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec. (4)
  • Row 25: ch1, turn; 2 dec. (2)

Cut the yarn, leave a long tail.





The Arms (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the brown yarn

Let’s start by the right arm (at the left when the gingerbread man is facing you).

  • Row 1: Insert your hook on Row 15 where you place the first stitch marker. Join with the brown yarn and make 1 sc in the same st. Make 1 sc in the following st. (2)
  • Rows 2 to 6 : ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)

Cut the yarn.

 

Let’s now make the left arm (at the right when the gingerbread man is facing you).

  • Row 1: Insert your hook on Row 14 (the row below the second stitch marker). Join with the brown yarn and make 1 sc in the same st. Make 1 sc in the following st. (2)
  • Rows 2 to 6 : ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)

Cut the yarn.


The Border

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn

Join with the white yarn on the side of the head (see pictures below), make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part – you can also use a bigger size crochet). Follow the instructions below:

  • at the end of the first arm, make 2 sc in the 2 st at the top of the arm.

  • miss 2 st below the first arm (at the corner with the body)

  • at the end of the first leg, make 2 sc in the 2 st at the top of the leg.

  • at the end of the second leg, make 2 sc in the 2 st at the top of the leg.
  • miss 2 st below the second arm (at the corner with the body)

  • at the end of the second arm, make 2 sc in the 2 st at the top of the arm.
  • sl st in the first white st
  • cut the yarn

Join now with the brown yarn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part – you can also use a bigger size crochet). Follow the instructions below:

  • at the end of the first arm, make 2 sc in the 2 st at the top of the arm.
  • at the end of the first leg, make 2 sc in the 2 st at the top of the leg.
  • miss 1 st between both legs

  • at the end of the second leg, make 2 sc in the 2 st at the top of the leg.
  • at the end of the second arm, make 2 sc in the 2 st at the top of the arm.
  • sl st in the first brown st
  • cut the yarn





The Face

Place the eyes between Rows 21 and 22, spaced by 2 st. (if you want to make eyelashes for the girl, do not fix them yet and make them with your tapestry needle and the black thread  as shown in the picture below).

With your tapestry needle and the black thread, make the mouth over the rows 19 and 20.

Take a small amount of red or pink yarn to make the cheeks.

crochet gingerbread man applique

crochet gingerbread man applique


The Buttons

If you want to use safety eyes (6 mm) as buttons, place three of them on the body.

You can also make buttons using yarn as follow: with a 3 mm hook, start 5 sc in a magic ring. (5). Make 1 sl st in the next st, cut the yarn and leave a long tail for sewing.


The Bow

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the red yarn

  • ch 6. (6)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 5 ch. (5)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn;1 sc in the next 5 ch. (5)

You now have to wrap the yan a few times in the center of the bow (see picture below). Make sure the yarn is secured and sew the bow to the neck of the gingerbread man (or over the head if you are making the girl).

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Crochet Gingerbread man Applique

8 thoughts on “Crochet Applique – Gingerbread man”

  1. Super cute and quick to work up. However, I’m having a very hard time with mine staying flat? Any tips to help this?

    1. Thank you. If you sew them on something, it should stay flat. Or if you want to use it as an ornament, I would suggest to make another one (without eyes,…) for the back and sew both pieces together.

  2. This pattern looks so cute I am going to give it a try I have to buy some yarn for the body of the gingerbread man.

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