No need to worry about putting on extra weight during the holidays we these calorie-free crocheted gingerbread man cookies! Great as an appliqué, ornament, or holiday decoration. String them together for some gingerbread garland! Or sew two together and stuff with a little poly-fil to make a little stuffed toy. Finished gingerbread man measures approx. 3.5″ x 2.5″.
– Worsted weight yarn in brown and white. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Honey which is a great gingerbread color!
– Size G (4.00mm) Crochet Hook (or larger if you wish to make larger gingerbread men)
– Tapestry needle
– Small pom-poms for eyes and buttons and a little piece of red yarn for the smile.
DC = Double Crochet
Gingerbread Man Cookie Pattern
First lets make the body…
Magic ring, ch 2, make 10 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 7
DC in 3rd chain from hook and in next 4 chains, (now you are back to your 10 DC round) skip one stitch and join to the next DC stitch, chain 7
DC in 3rd chain from hook and in next 4 chains, (now you are back to your 10 DC round) skip one stitch and join to the next DC stitch, chain 5
DC in 3rd chain from hook, and in next 2 chains, (now you are back to your 10 DC round) skip one stitch and join to next DC stitch.
Slip stitch in next two stitches.
Chain 5, DC in 3rd chain from hook, and in next 2 chains, (now you are back to your 10 DC round) skip one stitch and join to next DC stitch (this should be the same DC as where you started the first leg)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Now make the head…
Magic ring, ch 2, make 12 DC in ring, join to first DC, fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach circle (head) to body with tapestry needle.
Surface slip stitch around entire edge if body. HERE is a great tutorial on how to make surface slip stitches.
Glue or stitch on face and button embellishments if desired.
I used small pom-poms from Craftprojectideas.com for the eyes and buttons. They came in this package of Rainbow Assorted Poms. You can find them HERE or at Walmart stores. I glued them on along with a small piece of red yarn for the mouth. You could stitch on a smile or crochet small buttons and eyes as well.
Now here is the tutorial in pictures:
You can leave the gingerbread man “nudie”
or add embellishments!
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wolnym czasem says
Awesome and easy! Using them as package toppers for my grandkids! :)) Thanks!
Kara D says
Love these, so adorable! I'm going to have to try my hand at these this Christmas 🙂
shirley craig says
Too cute! Can't wait to make them!
It looks easy to make … 😉
This is a very cute and easy pattern!
So adorable! I want to make a whole baking tray of them.
Tara @ Suburble says
These are SO cute! I love them!
These are too cute! I love them! Thanks for sharing this idea!
Jami Ladd says
Definitely making these for ornaments on my tree this year and for everyone at my cookie decorating party. Gingerbread men are my favorite!
I love them!!
Those are darling! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I will make one today!
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Cute, and the best part is that they are not one bit fattening! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Sarah Whelan says
I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. If I have time after making my crochet 'paper' chains, I'll make a garland of them for my kitchen. I'll post you a picture if I manage it!
Rabar Tajana says
Hello,I discovered today your nice blog while searching for a Gingerbread man pattern!You crochet such beautiful staff!Your projects are perfect for my nephew and his future brother or sister 🙂 we still don't know the gender… 🙂 Greetings from Italy.Tajana
Hi Sara! I featured this pattern and your other gingerbread pattern on Moogly this morning! Happy Holidays! 🙂 http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-crochet-gingerbread-patterns/
poland kaori says
Hello Sara! thank you so cute patterns! I made lots of them and also I tried make girl 😉 my friend's child was soooo excited 😀 Thank you so much again! its my blog -> http://mazourkairis.blogspot.com/2013/12/crochet-cookies.htm
This is the best, sweetest, cutest gingerbread in crochet I have seen. Thank you so much for sharing.
donna thomas says
Thank you so much for this adorable pattern!! How kind!!
Vicky Hickman says
So cute! I am gonna whip up a couple for my mom and her friends in the nursing home! Thanks for sharing!
Super dieses Muster,macht keinen Schmutz in der Küche 🙂 Danke
Just found you through an other facebook friend and your ginger men are as cute as anything thanks for sharing them 😀
I made this and took a picture, It was shared by The Crochet Crowd today.
Linda Kelly says
Thanks for the pattern, I made one to put on my ginger bread house for Age Concern Cold Homes Competition.
Graine de nuage says
Hi! Thank you so much for your adorable patterns! I crocheted some Gingerbread Man Cookies for last Christmas (as well as your Polar Bear Hat as a present) and everyone loved them! I linked both your patterns on my blog (here: http://grainedenuage.blogspot.fr/2015/02/noel-ou-le-pretexte-ideal-pour.html).
Your blog is so inspiring, it is hard not to fall for all your patterns!
Thanks again! Manon
These are cute!!! Use on gifts and dog collars…
Can you pleɑse tell me which template you’re using?
Diane Carey says
How cute. I was looking for something different to make this year and I found it.
Loretta Mccurry says
This is the cutest man i have ever seen! Thank you very much. With love and Hugs Loretta
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Roseanne Salyer says
Thank you for this pattern. These guys will make a welcome addition to my Christmas tree.
How do u get them to sit so flat?? Mine keep curling up!
Jackie Holley says
These are cute but I can’t get past the second chain 5. This is where the chain looks like it is coming from the shoulder. At the end it says skip 1 st & join to next dc.Slip stitch in next two stitches. There is a picture showing the 5 ch but nothing showing this step. I am a beginner and teaching myself through YouTube. Can someone explain this step? Thank you!
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Lois Brillhart says
I used a bigger hook, made two, and sewed them together. I then stuffed them to make a gingerbread doll for my great-grand daughter.
Lori FitzgeraldLeger says
This is an awesome pattern! Thank you very much!! I’m making a string of them for my little cousin!!