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I am amazed that we are already on Part 3 of the Gingerbread House Crochet Along. I hope you all are enjoying this fun CAL. I am so excited to see everyone’s finished product soon.
In Part 3 we will now put it all together. We will also finally not only make the “candy” but it also gets to be glued to the Gingerbread House to make it “come alive”.
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How to crochet the Gingerbread House Crochet Along Part 3
You can use to use other worsted weighted yarns, just be aware that the Jeans yarn is not a true worsted weighted yarn, but a bit on the thinner side and is almost considered DK yarn. All the other worsted weighted yarns are true worsted weighted yarns.
- Lion Brand Jeans Yarn in the color Top Stitch: 2 skeins
- Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in colors
- Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everday Collection in color snow white: 1 skein (mentioned as white in the pattern)
- Knit Picks Brava Worsted in color Sienna: 1 skein (mentioned as brown in the pattern)
- 5.00mm hook
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Old LARGE shipping box or cardboard (you need to be able to cut out 2 pieces that are 6×9 inches, 2 pieces that are 10×12 inches and 1 piece that is 12x20inches)
- Blocking Board
- tapestry needle
Stitches used, in US terms:
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- dec = decrease
- sl st = slip stitch
- sk = skip
- mattress stitch
- French knot
- 10 x 9 inches (not measuring the roof on top in width), height is 12 inches
Walls: 4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch
Icicles around the rooftop
Using the white yarn, attach the yarn anywhere around the edge. There is no exact pattern for the icicles as there are in nature different lengths as well. Now chain a number of chains between 3 and 8 and then work your way back from the 2nd ch from the hook in sc’s. Once you reached the first ch, sl st 2 sts over (1 skipped stitch in between), repeat. For the edges of the rooftop where the rows, rather than stitches are, be sure to make the icicles evenly spaced like before. Once you reach the starting point again, sl st and fasten off and weave in the ends.
Icicles for the top edge of the rooftop
Using the white yarn, make a chain of 39, repeat the icicle making as you did for the rooftop, but instead of placing the sl st into stitches, they are chains here. Once you reached the end of the chain, turn and work your way back on the other side of the chain in the same process. Then fasten off and weave in the ends.
Snow patches for the rooftop
Make as many as you wish, but I made 12.
Make a Magic circle, ch 1 and place 8 sc’s inside, and close the hole, sl st to the first st, ch 2, 1 tr in the next st, ch 2, sl st into the next st, fasten off and weave in the ends.
Using the red and green yarn
Make 13 red and 14 green gumdrops.
Make a Magic circle, ch 2, make 6 dc’s, now cut the yarn and use the end to sew the half circle into a gumdrop by going from the last dc’s to the first and then into several others to create a ball.
Using the green yarn
Ch 12 and sl st to the first ch to create a circle
Round 1: ch 1, *1 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat from * all around (18 sts), sl st to the first st
Round 2: ch 1, *1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat from * all around (24 sts), sl st to the first st
Round 3: ch 1, *1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat from * all around (30 sts), sl st to the first st, fasten off and weave in the ends.
Using the red yarn make 2 small bows (like you would tie shoelaces) and glue them onto the wreaths (one each) with hot glue.
Candy Canes (9)
The candy cans are actually made by twisting 2 long chains together. Chain 20 to create a long chain. You need one red and one white long chain per candy cane. So, make 9 red chains and 9 white ones. You will twist them when they will be glued onto the walls, later.
Framing the windows and door
In order to frame the windows so they look like they have snow and ice on them, use the white yarn and use the surface crochet stitch to go all around the windows and the door (the frame, not the actual door). But for the window sill crochet icicles again like you did for the rooftop, but this time have them all between 2 to 4 chains long. In order to create the + on the windows, make chains of 6 (need 8) and glue them to the window with hot glue.
I simply sewed on a door know using my tapestry needle and some white yarn to make a French knot.
Sewing and gluing it all together
First, sew the front wall to one of the side walls using the mattress stitch. Repeat the same way for that same side to the back side. Now sew the other last side to the front side as well. You will sew the back side to the other side after gluing!
Now, using the hot glue, add the gum drops to the top of the windows and door. Next, glue on the wreaths (one in the front and one in the back). Next, glue on the strip of icicles for the tip of the rooftop right in the center of the rooftop. After that, glue some gumdrops right on top of it.
Next, you will create and glue on the candy canes. There are one on each side of the side windows (not on the front) and 5 in the back of the house. First, you will glue on one white and one red long chain in the same spot (it helps to tie them up first). Once the glue is dried, twist the 2 chains and create a candy cane and glue it to the house wall while being twisted.
Next, glue on the snow patches randomly on top of the roof.
You will now glue and sew everything together. First, glue on the rooftop to the cardboard piece that is for the rooftop. Next, start on the left small side of the house and start gluing on the crocheted parts to the cardboard walls. You will work your way counterclockwise around the house. Once the last part is glued on, be sure to sew together the backside wall with the side that it was now sewn on yet. Finally, glue on the rooftop to the house. I supported the rooftop by using the glue also from the side which stabilized the entire structure.
You are now finished with the Gingerbread House. I hope you enjoyed this pattern just as much as I did.