Crochet Gingerbread Man Pattern

gingerbread crochet man pattern
Find the free crochet gingerbread pattern below!

Are you looking to crochet a handmade ornament for your tree this year? If so, these adorable and easy to crochet gingerbread men could be the one!

Can you imagine a little tree covered in gingerbread men/women ornaments? Sounds cute, right? I will show you how to make these ornaments with the free crochet pattern below, and you’ll have that crochet covered tree in no time at all!

I hope you enjoy these cute, little, and easy to make gingerbread people ornaments! And if you have any questions, please feel to ask. Happy Crocheting!

The Inspiration

My friend Charynn over at Pineapple Paper Co is the reason I decided to make these cute little guys. She just designed a DIY gingerbread ornament with her Cricut and I wanted to create something that would go perfect with them!

Once you take a peek at her design, you’ll see how perfectly they go together. You could have a whole tree decorated with these crocheted gingerbread men and wood gingerbread men to make the cutest tree!

The Yarn

I decided to use Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand. It holds up great, and the line has some beautiful colors to choose from. I used a brown cookie color (the real name is taupe) for the main gingerbread ornament color, but also used pink to make a bow to give it a fun accent.

If you can’t find the taupe colorway, I recommend using the chocolate brown color in its place. The yarn colors of chocolate brown and pink are shown below for you to take a look at.

I hope you enjoy this free gingerbread man crochet pattern. Be sure to go over each step of the design to make sure you are getting it right. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Enjoy!

Crochet Gingerbread Person Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice: less than 30 yards of Taupe and less than 15 yards of Pink (for the bow)
  • Crochet Hook: Size J 6 mm
  • Yarn needle: metal daring needle
  • Scissors: small craft scissors

Crochet Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

Finished Size

  • Varies, but about 3 inches (8 cm) tall

Notes

This pattern is written in standard US terms

The Pattern Steps

Tip: Before you start crocheting be sure to cut a 24″ piece of yarn – save for later

Gingerbread Body:

Ch 2, in the second ch from the hook hdc, hdc 7 more times in that same space, sl st to the top of the first hdc to create a circle. (8)

Ch 4, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook hdc, hdc into next st, dc into the last stitch

sl st into next st, sl st into next st

Ch 6, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook hdc, hdc once into the next 2 st’s, dc once into each of the last two sts. (5)

sl st into next st

Ch 6, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook hdc, hdc once into the next 2 st’s, dc once into each of the last two sts. (5)

sl st into next st, sl st into next st

Ch 4, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook hdc, hdc into each remaining ch (3)

sk a st, sl st into next st.

**DO NOT FASTEN OFF YET**

Gingerbread Head:

Tip: Make this as a separate piece

using the 24″ piece of yarn that was cut earlier

Ch 2, in the second ch from the hook hdc, hdc 7 more times in that same space, sl st to the top of the first hdc to create a circle. (8)

Attach the gingerbread head with a yarn needle to the top of the body along the 3 open stitches (shown below). You can use any method you’d like to join. I prefer the whip stitch. Continue working the pattern as written below.

Finishing the Gingerbread Person:

Going back to the yarn you didn’t fasten off from the body, start by working along the outside of the gingerbread head. Put 2 sc into each st around the head for a total of 14 sc’s, end with a sl st into the other corner of the head and arm.

  • 7 sc’s evenly around the first arm, ending with an sl st into the corner of the arm and leg.
  • sl st once more into next st
  • 9 sc’s evenly around the first leg, ending with an sl st into the corner of the two legs.
  • sl st into next st
  • 9 sc’s evenly around the second leg, ending with an sl st into the corner of the leg and second arm.
  • sl st once more into the next st
  • 7 sc’s evenly around the second arm, ending with an sl st into the corner of the arm and head.
  • Fasten off yarn. Weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.

Some Final Touches…

Before you add any final touches you may want to block your newest creation. You can check out my how-to block guide here.

I used the mini crochet bow pattern to finish off my gingerbread ornaments in Vanna’s Choice Pink and Mint Green.

Hot glue the bows to the head or neck of your gingerbread people.

If you’d like to use this little one as an ornament it’s easy to do! Using leather strips or extra yarn attach a 6-inch piece to the top of the gingerbread head.

You are done!

Crochet Gingerbread Man Pattern

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Now you can hang it up and enjoy it!!

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