Sweet little gingerbread man to crochet
This gingerbread man is absolutely adorable to make ...make a pair to make a sweet little couple too! Not just for the holidays either accessorize the way you like for all year fun. I put 5 hours down because I am the worlds slowest crocheter!
Body: Figures C thru G
Join the legs together by two slip stitch into two sc pm in next sc. Sc around to start to form the body - 22 sc *you do not sc into the two slip stitches that join the legs.
Next 3 rows repeat sc around 22 sc.
Next row: 5 sc to hips increase 2 singe sc in 6th sc pm here... 12 sc to next hip increase 2 sc in next stitch pm...sc around to beginning marker. 24 stitches
Next row: sc around 24 stitches
Next row: sc around increasing one sc at markers 26 stitches.
Next 2 rows: repeat 28 stitches.
Next row: sc to marker decrease 1 stitch at each marker 26 stitches
Next row: repeat 24 stitches
Next Row: repeat 22 stitches
Next row: sc in each stitch 22 stitches pm accordingly
Next row: Sc decrease in 1 stitch at each marker 20 stitches
Next row: repeat 18 stitches fasten of leave a long tail
now stuff the body.
Head: Figures H-J
Ch 6 sl st to join
Next row: ch 3 serves as first dc 11 dc in ring join with a slip stitch...12 dc
Next row: pm to mark beginning of round ...2 sc in each stitch ...24 sc
Next 2 rows: sc in each stitch around 24 sc
Next row: 2 sc in each stitch 48 sc
Next 2 rows: sc in each stitch 48 sc
Next row: decrease 1 stitch ...sc 22 pm. dec 1 stitch ...sc around to beginning marker 46 sc
Next row: dec 2 stitches sc to marker dec 2 stitches ...sc around to beginning marker 42 sc
Next row: repeat 38 sc
Next row: sc in each stitch around 38 sc
Next 2 rows: repeat 38 sc
Next row: dec 2 stitches at each marker 34 stitches
Next row: repeat 30 stitches
Next row: repeat 26 stitches
Next row: repeat 22 stitches
Next row: repeat 18 stitches
fast off leave a long tail to sew
fig.l Stuff head and arms and sew doll together.
* I do not sew up the body and the heads before joining. this is to make sure the ear has enough base so it does not flop around. So make sure you stuff accordingly so it has some strength to hold the head up. Use embroidery floss to stitch a mouth and to sew buttons on.
** I am the worlds worst at typing... any problems or errata please contact me asap... I will be happy to walk through any issues you occur.