Crochet gingerbread with a white bow and red stripes.

COOKIE THE GINGERBREAD DOLL

It’s the season for some gingerbread cookies and I felt inspired to make a gingerbread amigurumi! I slowly started collecting gingerbread ornaments and decorations last year to go along with my snowmen! It measures approximately the same as Jasper the Snowman, about 6.5 inches tall. It is a great snuggle size and great to make for markets for quick amigurumi! I added the pattern for some “buttons” you can use with different colored gumdrops. Someone mentioned mini pom-poms and I can’t wait to try that recommendation out! I will update this blog and on social on how it goes with that. Thank you again for being here and I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

I am so excited to share with you this new pattern because I am super proud of it and can’t wait to see yours too! Please tag me @arianahallcrochet and use the hashtag #arianahalldesigns for a chance to be featured! For any pattern questions please email ariana@ariana-hall.com

Ad-Free PDF version that I created for you is available in my Etsy shop – Cookie the Gingerbread PDF

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This pattern and the pictures are the property of Ariana Hall and may not be altered, shared, or sold. You are welcome to sell the finished product for a fair price, but please give credit to the designer by linking my shop or pattern in your description. Please use your own pictures as well. Thank you!

Materials

  • E 3.50 mm crochet hook
  • Medium Worsted weight (#4) yarn

I used :

  • I love this yarn – Hobby Lobby in Light Taupe – About 96 yards
  • Red for the stripes (frosting)
  • Black for mouth & eyelashes
  • Bow color of your choice
  • 10 mm safety eyes
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (Piece of yarn is what I use) x2
  • Poly-fil
  • (Optional) Pins to help with sewing

Abbreviations

Stitches:

CHchain

ST – stitch (stitch space)

Sl Stslip stitch

SC – single crochet

SC INC – single crochet increase

(2 sc in the same st)

INV DEC – invisible SC decrease (decrease using the front loops only of the next two stitches)

FLO – front loop only

Other:

F.O: fasten off

MC – magic circle / magic ring

Read Before beginning

  • STITCH MARKER – You will be working in rounds so keep a stitch marker close to use when working up the doll. Unless otherwise stated to CH and turn. They will mark the 1st st of each round. I use scrap yarn pieces.
  • TENSION – Make sure you use a tight enough tension to help close any “holes” a loose tension may cause. I crochet yarning under then Over to create a tighter stitch. Go down a hook size if needed. ( my tension is naturally tight)
  • PATTERN- (EX. *SC in 8, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (36) ) You will end that round with the second step of what that round instructs. This will vary.
  • ASSEMBLY – The amigurumi is worked up by first making two legs then joining together. I have a YOUTUBE VIDEO on how to do that. Then you work up the body and head. Other body parts are made and sewn on after. https://youtu.be/h4A5-Lm-yPM
  • POLY- FIL – Stuff using small amounts at a time so it doesn’t create dense spots. Add a little extra in the neck area for support.
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Start Here

Legs 1 & 2

8 SC in MC

Round 1 – SC INC. in each st (16)

Rounds 2-4 – SC in every st to the end. (16) (3 rounds)

[change to red yarn at the end of round 4] do not cut off the main color yarn.

Round 5 – SC in every st to the end. (16)

[change to brown yarn at the end of round 5]

Round 6 – 9 – SC in every st to the end. (16) (4 rounds)

[For Leg #1. CH 1 after you make the last st, leave a small tail and fasten off.] (Leave the stitch marker in.)

Continue on to make Leg #2. Remember DO NOT fasten off. Continue to JOINING instructions when finished with Leg #1 & Leg #2. Keep stitch marker in both.

Youtube video on how to join legs Highly recommend video – https://youtu.be/h4A5-Lm-yPM

JOINING both legs

[Both of the pieces have a total of 16 sts each + 4 sts made. After Round 10, you will have a total of 36 sts.]

Round 10Note: Steps 1 -5 are to help guide you through round 10 to join the legs.

  • Step 1 – Leg #2 – Chain 2
  • Step 2 – SC around Leg #1 starting where the stitch marker is (1st st from the last round made) (16 sts)
  • Step 3 – SC in one loop of the next 2 chains made. (2sts made)
  • Step 4 – SC around Leg #2 (16 sts)
  • Step 5 – SC on the other side of the 2 chains made. (2sts)

Total of 36 sts made.

Continuing to the shaping of the body: (stuff as you go)

Rounds 11 -14 – SC in every st to the end (36) (4 rounds)

Round 15 *SC in 7, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (32)

Round 16 SC in every st to the end (32)

Round 17 *SC in 6, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (28)

Round 18 – SC in every st to the end (28)

Round 19 – *SC in 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Round 20 – SC in every st to the end (24)

Round 21 – *SC in 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (20)

Round 22 – SC in every st to the end (24)

Round 23 – *SC in 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (16)

Round 24 – SC in every st to the end (16)

Continuing to the shaping of the neck and head: (stuff when finished with face)

Round 25 – SC INC. in each st (32)

Round 26 *SC in 3, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (40)

Rounds 27 – 33 SC in every st to the end (40) (7 rounds)

[change to red yarn at the end of round 33] do not cut off the main color yarn.

Round 34 – SC in every st to the end (40)

[change to brown yarn at the end of round 34]

Rounds 35 – 36 – SC in every st to the end (40) (2 rounds)

Keep stitch marker In and place safety eyes between rounds 31 & 30, 4 st spaces apart. Embroider mouth as seen below with black yarn and eyelashes (optional)

Tip when adding eyelashes.

Sew the eyelashes before adding the back of the safety eyes to make it easier.

Round 37 *SC in 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (32)

Round 38 – *SC in 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Round 39 – *SC in 1, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (16)

Round 40 – INV DEC 8 times. (8)

Fasten Off leaving a tail long enough to sew closed the top of the head.

Weave through the front loops of all 8 sts, pull to close the center, secure with a knot, and weave in the end.

Arms Make 2

Stuff as you go, a little bit goes a long way so it still has movement.

8 SC in MC

Rounds 1 – 4 – SC in every st. (8) (4 rounds)

[change to red yarn at the end of round 4] do not cut off the main color yarn

Round 5 – SC in every st. (8)

[change to brown yarn at the end of round 5]

Rounds 6 – 15 – SC in every st. (8) (10 rounds)

Close the opening by crocheting 3 stitches across the top, holding the opening closed. Making it easier to sew on the side of the body

Bow pattern

CH 5

Row 1 – SC in the 2nd st from the hook and across the next 3 ch’s. (4) CH 1, turn.

Rows 2 -18 – SC across (4) CH 1, turn.

Join both ends together and slip stitch across. Fasten off and leave a long enough tail to wrap around the center of the bow, cinch it tight the first few wraps in the center. Secure with a knot and sew on the right or left side of the gingerbread head.

Buttons (optional)

These are the buttons used for my snowman pattern but wanted to share them here if you’d like to add some. Mini pom poms work great too!

5 SC in MC

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew on the belly. 2 – 3 max.

Hope you enjoyed this pattern! Don’t forget to pin on Pinterest for later!

If you have any questions I would be happy to help email – ariana@ariana-hall.com

Ad-Free PDF version that I created for you is available in my Etsy shop – Cookie the Gingerbread PDF

If you share a picture on Instagram, I would love to see it! Please tag me @arianahallcrochet and use the hashtag #arianahalldesigns for a chance to be featured! For any pattern questions please email ariana@ariana-hall.com

This pattern and the pictures are the property of Ariana Hall and may not be altered, shared, or sold. You are welcome to sell the finished product for a fair price, but please give credit to the designer by linking my shop or pattern in your description. Please use your own pictures as well. Thank you!

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