These crochet amigurumi gingerbread boy and girl are the perfect little holiday project. This free crochet pattern comes with a video tutorial to help you make your own gingerbread stuffy. Make one for your favorite little in your life or use it as a cute addition to your home decor.
Scroll down for the free pattern and the video tutorial.
Get creative as you’d like! As you can see, I made a girl and a boy by just moving the bow and using different colors for the bow and buttons.
I used Bernat Blanket for a soft and cuddly feel but you can easily double up a worsted weight yarn or use a different bulky weight yarn to achieve the same gingerbread boy or girl.
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Free Gingerbread Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
Bernat Blanket in Taupe and White
Worsted weight yarn
(2) 1 inch buttons with thread and needle to attach
(2) 12mm safety eyes
Tapestry needle and scissors
Abbreviations: US terms
Sc = single crochet, ch = chain, st = stitch(es), sl st = slip stitch
Measures 12” from head to toe and 9” across the arms
Ch 1 in beginning of rows do not count as st
The gingerbread will be made by making (2) 2D shapes then crocheting the edges together with a bit of stuffing inside.
Taupe colored yarn and J/6.00mm hook
Row 1: Ch 23, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (22)
Row 2-4: Ch 1, sc across, turn (22)
Row 5: Ch 1, sl st in next 8 st, ch 1, sc in same st as last sl st and in next 7 st, turn
Row 6: Ch 1, sc across, turn (8)
Row 7: Ch 1, 2sc, sc in next 6 st, 2sc, turn (10)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc across, turn (10)
Row 9: Ch 1, 2sc, sc in next 8 st, 2sc, turn (12)
Row 10-12: Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)
Continuing from body
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same stitch and next 5 st, turn
Row 2-6: Ch 1, sc across, turn (6)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc decrease 3 times
Attach yarn to the st right next to the first leg
Repeat instructions for first leg
With the legs facing down and the arms up top, attach taupe colored yarn 8 st in from the right arm
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st where yarn was attached and in next 5 st, turn (6)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2sc in each stitch across, turn (12)
Row 3-5: Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc decrease, sc in next 8 st, sc decrease, turn (10)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc decrease, sc in next 6 st, sc decrease, turn (8)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc decrease, sc in next 4 st, sc decrease (6)
Make 2 gingerbread shapes, we will crochet them together in the end.
Embellish one side of the gingerbread with eyes, mouth, buttons, and bow.
Use worsted weight yarn and H/5.00mm hook
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
Row 2-28: Ch 1, sc across, turn (6)
Fasten off leaving about 5 ft of yarn for a tail
Sew Row 1 to Row 28 with a tapestry needle. Making sure the seam is centered, cinch the bow and wrap yarn around the center until you have about 6 in of yarn left. Secure bow by tying a knot with the yarn on the back.
Sew bow onto gingerbread.
To assemble the gingerbread, hold both pieces together lining up the stitches.
Using the Bernat Blanket yarn in white, attach yarn through both pieces, ch 1 and sc around the gingerbread going through both pieces. About ¾ around, stop and stuff the inside with polyfil. Continue to sc around and stuff as you go. Sc to the first sc and fasten off. Weave in ends.
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