Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gingerbread Man - 9" Tall

This Gingerbread Man sorta took on a life of his own and I'm really happy with how he turned out. He is 9" tall and super cute

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn so he was very inexpensive to make.  

Gingerbread Man
Size:  9" tall

Gauge:  I did not gauge

Materials:
--2.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm and 4.5mm hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in Warm Brown, Red, White and Hunter Green (I used Red Heart Super Saver brand)
--tapestry needle for weaving
--2 black safety eyes
--polyfil for stuffing 

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
SC2tog:  single crochet 2 stitches together (creates decrease)
Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Special Note:  
1.  If you work in the round, then use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning/ending of rounds and move the stitch marker up as you start each new round;
2.  If joining each round, then slip stitch to first stitch and Ch1 at the end of each round;
3.  If you would like to make your Gingerbread Man larger than 9" tall, then use a larger hook size (with double-stranded yarn).

Directions:
Body/Head:
(the body and head are made in one piece with the body portion being made first)
1.  With 3.5mm hook and Warm Brown yarn, 6 SC into MR.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  (12)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next.  Rep around.  (18)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (24)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (30)
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  (36)
7.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 5 st.  Rep around.  (42)
8.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 6 st.  Rep around.  (48)
9.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 7 st.  Rep around.  (54)
10.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 8 st.  Rep around.  (60)
11-16.  1 SC in each st around.  (60)
17.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 8 st.  Rep around.  (54)
18.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 7 st.  Rep around.  (48)
19.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 6 st.  Rep around.  (42)
20.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 5 st.  Rep around.  (36)
21.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  (30)
22.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (24)
23.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (18)
24.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  (12)
-- Stuff body portion firmly --
25.  SC2tog 6 x.  (6)
26.  2 SC in each st around.  (12)
27.  2 SC in each st around.  (24)
28.  1 SC in each st around.  (24)
29.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  (36)
30.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (48)
31.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (60)
32-38.  1 SC in each st around.  (60)
39.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 3 st.  (48)
40.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 2 st.   (36)
41.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next st.  (24)
42-43 1 SC in each st around.  (24)
44.  SC2tog 12 times.  (12)
--Stuff head portion firmly
45.  SC2tog 6 times.  FO and leave a tail for closing opening.  (6)

Arms (make 2):
1.  With 4.0mm hook and Warm Brown yarn, 6 SC into MR.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  FO Warm Brown and join White yarn.  (9)
3.  With White yarn, 1 SC in each st around.  FO White yarn and join Warm Brown.  (9)
4-7.  1 SC in each st around.  (9)
8.  1 SC in each st around.  FO.  Stuff and leave a long enough tail for attaching to side of body.

Eyes:
1.  I used 2 safety, plastic black eyes.  (see pics for placement)
2.  I then used Black yarn and embroidered an eyebrow above each eye.

Cheeks (make 2):
1.  With 2.0mm hook and Red yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.

Mouth:
1.  With 4.0mm hook and White yarn, ch9.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.
Wavy line:
-- Before you start working the stitches into the ch, please make sure your chain is long enough to wrap around the top of the head --
 1.  With 4.5mm hook and White yarn, I made, I think, 45 ch (I did not write down the number when I made it).  But, this is what I did:  1 SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, *HDC into each of the next 3 ch, DC into each of the next 3 ch, SC into each of the next 3 ch* and continue to rep from * to * around.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching around head.

Bow:
1.  With 4.5mm hook and Red yarn, make a MR and ch4.
2.  6 TC into MR. 
3.  Ch4.
4.  6 more TC into MR.
5.  Ch4.
6.  Sl st into MR and FO.  Pull tail to close up.  Leave a long tail for wrapping around center of bow and for attaching.

Buttons (make 3): 
I made 2 buttons with red and white yarn held together.
1 made 1 button with green and white yarn held together.

1.  With 4.0mm hook, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching. 

Happy Crocheting...
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