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These 15 free crochet gingerbread man and house patterns will bring back warm Christmas memories and brighten your home for the holidays. They’re perfect to make for last-minute gifts or as a finishing touch to your holiday decor.
The sweet and spicy aroma of freshly baked gingerbread, fresh out of the oven, reminds us of home and family, making it a beloved and delicious part of Christmas festivities. And of course, gingerbread is often as pretty as it is tasty. We bond with our loved ones as we decorate gingerbread people and houses with colorful candies and icing.
These crochet gingerbread patterns capture all of the warmth, beauty, creativity, and homemade goodness of gingerbread cookies. But they’ll last long after the last crumb of gingerbread has been gobbled up.
This collection includes a variety of patterns, from Christmas tree ornaments to useful kitchen items, to cuddly amigurumi. No matter your crochet skill level or style preferences, I hope you will find a pattern to whet your appetite.
15 Crochet Gingerbread Cookie Patterns to Bring Handmade Holiday Goodness
Some of these patterns are quick and easy. Others require a little more time commitment but will help you learn interesting crochet techniques. You can whip up a small gingerbread man ornament in an hour. Or spend a few evenings adorning a gingerbread house or embroidering unique designs on gingerbread hearts. No matter your preference, hopefully, you will enjoy these patterns and find inspiration for your holiday crocheting.
Gingerbread Man Bookmark
This adorable crochet gingerbread man bookmark is the perfect small gift or stocking stuffer for the readers on your Christmas list. You’ll make the body in flat rows of single crochet (sc) and then crochet a circle for the head. You can easily change up this cute pattern by using additional or substitution colors for the white, like green or red yarn.
It’s a quick holiday pattern so you can easily make a whole batch of them for classroom gifts. And it also takes very little cotton yarn in the brown color, with tiny amounts of white yarn, making it the perfect stash-busting project. Add white buttons cut from felt to finish this cute crochet pattern. You could also purchase plastic buttons to sew on, if you prefer.
You’ll find the free pattern for the CROCHET GINGERBREAD MAN BOOKMARK here.
If you want to level up your crochet skills while creating a fun piece of holiday decor, try this crochet gingerbread house. Each little detail shows you a different way to combine basic stitches to create interesting textures. For example, the roof uses brick crochet stitch, for which I have full photo and video tutorials.
Its door can be opened and closed and its windows are open. So you can add LED tea lights or doll furniture for a festive touch that can be seen from the outside. Another great feature of these crochet gingerbread houses is that they require very little sewing. You’ll attach most of the separate pieces together with hot glue, which makes this a quick and easy project to assemble.
Get the CROCHET GINGERBREAD HOUSE PATTERN free, right here on my blog.
Gingerbread House Tissue Box Cover
Tissue box covers are fun to look and also fairly easy to crochet. Like “dresses” for your tissue boxes, you can change them out to beautifully decorate for each season.
This gingerbread house tissue box cover uses the crocodile stitch to make the shingles on its roof. You’ll change color every other row to give it a snow-dusted look. It’s reinforced with plastic canvas to make it extra sturdy. So you can pull this out year after year. It may even become a favorite family tradition!
You can find the free pattern for the GINGERBREAD HOUSE TISSUE BOX COVER here on my site.
Gingerbread Man Crochet Pattern
These friendly gingerbread people are the perfect accent to your Christmas decor. You can hang them as tree ornaments, string them together as a bunting, or even display them on a plate. So cute!
They’re crocheted amigurumi style, in the round, starting at the top of the head. But they are not stuffed so they have the characteristic flat yet chunky feel of gingerbread cookies. The larger ornaments pictured here use chunky (US bulky) yarn with a 6 mm crochet hook. But you can change the finished size by experimenting with yarn and hook size to make an entire family of gingerbread people.
You can get the free gingerbread man pattern BY CLICKING HERE.
Amigurumi Gingerbread Girl
The stuffie-loving kids in your life will adore this sweet and cuddly crochet gingerbread girl doll. The scallops on her white hat and skirt are reminiscent of vanilla frosting. You’ll start with a magic circle and work from the bottom up, stuffing as you go, and finally finishing off with “candy” buttons, safety eyes, and pink cheeks that just add to her cuteness.
The designer also offers a matching gingerbread man amigurumi pattern with green overalls. So you can make a matching set to give to a little girl or boy. They will cherish this toy for years to come.
Get the free pattern by CLICKING HERE.
Gingerbread House Ornament
This yummy gingerbread house ornament, with its frosted roof and candy accents, will brighten up your home during the holidays. It’s a fun small project to practice how single crochet increases (inc) and decreases (dec) can form a shape.
To make the ornament more sturdy, the designer recommends that you glue it to a piece of paper for reinforcement. You can also use it as an applique or a gift tag, too!
To get the free gingerbread house ornament pattern, FOLLOW THIS LINK.
Gingerbread Man Kitchen Towel
I just love useful crochet projects that also serve as beautiful home decor pieces. This clever pattern includes a hanging loop, crocheted right into the towel. So you can fold it over your oven door handle and tuck into itself to prevent it sliding off onto the floor.
If you love practical Christmas decor patterns, from the pattern page, you’ll also find links to kitchen towels featuring other cute holiday characters, such as Santa and Mrs. Claus, a reindeer, and an elf.
To get the free pattern for the crochet gingerbread man dish towel CLICK HERE.
These sweet and simple crochet gingerbread men (or women) ornaments capture the basic gingerbread person shape and a little bow tie accent. They would be so cute tucked into a Christmas card to send to your long-distance loved ones.
The body is made in just two rounds, with the head attached on the final round. They don’t include a lot of tiny details so they’re extra quick and easy to make, which means they’re perfect if you need a last-minute gift or finishing touch to your Christmas decor.
FOLLOW THIS LINK to find the free crochet pattern.
Gingerbread Heart Ornaments
This crochet version of Lebkuchenherzen, or German gingerbread heart cookies, are embroidered with a yarn needle and embellished with beads and small snowflakes to imitate intricate icing designs. They look almost good enough to eat!
These are a great way to exercise your creativity. The heart shape is simple to make from brown yarn and provides the perfect blank canvas for any embroidered design you can imagine!
CLICK HERE for the free pattern.
Gingerbread Man Potholder
This jolly gingerbread man potholder with his friendly smiling face will add extra Christmas cheer to your kitchen. The simple construction starts with a magic ring and uses just two large circles, attached together to make a double-thick potholder. You’ll then create the face with some smaller circles in white and pink yarn, a short crochet ripple, and small amount of surface crochet.
These adorable potholders would be great gifts for a parent or grandparent who has everything. You can make it even more special by gifting the whole set, which includes a reindeer, a peppermint candy, and a Christmas pudding.
The free pattern is available at the THIS LINK.
Gingerbread Man Hot Pad
The crochet Gingerbread Man Hot Pad pattern is fun to work up and makes a great gift for family and friends or a great decoration for your home. The pattern uses 100% cotton yarn. You can use other yarns, but be careful with acrylics if you plan to actually use your hot pad as they can melt.
When each holiday rolls around it brings with it the desire to crochet something cheerful & festive to display. You can use this hot pad as a functional item or just as a decoration or to hold a plate of cookies for Santa.
CLICK HERE for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet Christmas Ornament
Make these cute crochet Gingerbread smiley Christmas ornaments for your Christmas tree! You can also use them as festive pin badges and wear them on a special day! These cheery Gingerbread faces are super quick and easy to make, so they would make ideal classroom gifts too.
The pattern uses Chunky weight acrylic yarn, but you can work this pattern in any yarn weight or type that you prefer. However, if you use chunky weight they will work up super quick and you can make a few!
The ﬁnished size would depend on your chosen yarn weight and hook sizes. These Gingerbread Smilies measure approximately 2.5″ in diameter so are a perfect size.
Visit THIS WEBSITE to find the free crochet gingerbread pattern.
Baby Crochet Beanie
The crochet Gingerbread Beanie pattern is the perfect holiday beanie for the whole family! The crochet pattern comes in multiple sizes so you can make one for each member.
If gingerbread is your favorite too or even if it isn’t you need to wear a gingerbread beanie this season or make one for your favorite person! This beanie is made up with simple crochet stitches and some sewing involved to make this gorgeous fun beanie! You can find the free pattern ON THIS BLOG.
Gingerbread Belly Pot Holder
This adorably simple crochet Gingerbread Belly Pot Holder pattern will definitely add a little fun to your holiday events! Whether you like to bake cookies or host big gatherings for Christmas dinner, these pot holders are sure to get attention!
This pattern calls for batting which is used for heat resistance. This will provide more padding and protection from hot surfaces, however, two layers of crocheted cotton are typically thick enough for short-term protection from the heat.
For the free pattern, CLICK HERE .
Gingerbread Baby Pattern
Christmas time isn’t complete without some Gingerbread! Take it to the next level and do not stop just at gingerbread houses or cookies, make a Gingerbread Baby which is a must-have!
This set is super cute and super sweet but without all the naughty calories! This set is a fun photography set that you can be creative with. The cute crochet gingerbread pattern uses simple crochet stitches to work up the set and you could customize it any way you like!
For the free crochet pattern, please CLICK HERE.
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