Stuffed Gingerbread Man

by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000

This gingerbread man can be used as an ornament or fridgie, or add a few to a wreath! I'm sewing several together at the hands to make a garland for my kitchen window. You can also make a larger one for a stuffed toy by using a larger hook.

Materials

Limp worsted weight or sportweight yarn

About 1 ounce brown; small amount of white

Crochet hook size D

Fiber fill

Buttons, beads, etc. for trim

Finished size: About 5 1/2" tall

To work sc dec (over 2 sts): Insert hook into the first indicated st and pull up a loop, insert hook into the next indicated st and pull up a loop; yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on hook.

**Pattern note: Cut a 12 length of brown yarn before beginning each piece. This will be used for the second arm.

Make 2 of these pieces

Head

With brown, ch 4

Row 1: 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next ch, 2 sc in the last ch; ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 3: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (9 sc)

Row 4: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 7: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 7 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (9 sts)

Row 8: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 5 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sts)

Row 9: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (5 sts)

Row 10: Sc in each sc across; ch 8, turn. (5 sc)

Arms

**Pattern note: Before beginning row 11, attach the 12 length of yarn with a sl st to the first sc on row 10; ch 7. Fasten off 12 length of yarn.

Row 11: 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the next 6 chs, sc in each of the next 5 sc on the head, sc in each of the next 6 chs on the attached length of yarn, 2 sc in the last ch; ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 12: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 19 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Row 15: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 19 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 16: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 17 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc. Fasten off. Turn. (19 sc)

Body

Row 17: Skip the first 4 sc. Join yarn with a sc to the next sc, sc in each of the next 10 sc; ch 1, turn, leaving remaining stitches unworked. (11 sc)

Row 18: sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 19: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 9 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Rows 20-21: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Row 22: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 11 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

First Leg

Row 23: Sc in each of the first 7 sc, leaving the remaining stitches unworked; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 24: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 25: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc, sc dec over the 1st 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Rows 26-27: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 28: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 29: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in the next sc, sc dec over he last 2 sc. Fasten off. (3 sc)

Second Leg

Row 23: Skip the next unworked sc on row 22, attach yarn with a sc to the next unworked sc on row 22, sc in each of the remaining 6 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 24: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 25: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Rows 26-29: Work as for rows 26-29 of the first leg.

Finishing

Round 1: Place one piece on the other piece, matching arms and legs. With brown, sc both pieces together around the outside, leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff, then sc the opening closed. Fasten off brown.

Round 2: Join white with a sl st to the front loop only of any sc on round 1, ch 1, (sl st in the front loop only of the next sc, ch 1) around; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Decorate as desired with buttons, beads, etc.

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