Charles the Gingerbread Man

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Charles The Gingerbread Man

 

Notes:

  • This pattern was made with all of Jo-Anns “Big Twist” yarn, but any worsted weight yarn will work! (size 4)

  • ****This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

  • He stands roughly about 5 inches tall!

 

Terminology:

Ch Chain

St Stitch

sc Single crochet

Inc Increase, 2 sc in the same space

Dec Decrease, single crochet 2 together

HDC Half Double Crochet

DC Double Crochet

TC       Triple Crochet


 

You will need:

US 4 mm hook (any size will be okay, but this is what the picture is made in. Size of hooks determine the size!)

Brown Yarn

Green Yarn

Grey Yarn

Black Yarn

Yarn needle for sewing

Stitch marker

Fiberfill for stuffing

Two 12mm safety eyes



 

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Head/Body:

(Begin in gingerbread or darker orange color)

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] x 6 (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, Inc] around (18)

Rnd 4: [Sc 2, Inc] around (24)

Rnd 5: [Sc 3, Inc] around (30)

Rnd 6: [Sc 4, Inc] around (36)

Rnd 7: [Sc 5, Inc] around (42)

Rnd 8-14: Sc around (42) *Place eyes in row 14, 8 stitches apart*

(This is where the eyes are in the picture above; They can always be placed where you feel they will look best!)

*Begin stuffing head firmly*

Rnd 15: [Sc 5, Dec] around (36)

Rnd 16: [Sc 4, Dec] around (30)

Rnd 17: [Sc 3, Dec] around (24)

Rnd 18: [Sc 2, Dec] around (18)

Rnd 19: [Inc] around in Front Loop only (36) Begin stuffing head firmly

Rnd 20-24: Sc around (36)

Rnd 25: [Sc 4, Dec] around (30)

Rnd 26: [Sc 3, Dec] around (24)

Rnd 27: [Sc 2, Dec] around (18)

*You can stuff the body now or wait till the end. Don’t stuff the body as firmly as the head. Let the body be a little squishy so it can sit!**

Rnd 24: [Sc, Dec] around (12)

Finish off and leave tail to close hole

 

Arms (Make 2)

(Begin in brown "gingerbread")

Rnd 1: Magic Ring 6 (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] x 6 (12)

Rnd 3: Switch to white, Sc around (12)

Rnd 4: Switch back to caramel color, Sc around (12)

Finish off and leave long enough tail to attach

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Legs (Make 2)

(Begin in brown "gingerbread")

Rnd 1: Magic Ring 6 (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] around (12)

Rnd 3: Sc around (12)

Rnd 4: Switch to white, Sc around (12)

Rnd 5: Switch to caramel , Sc around (12)

Finish off and leave long enough tail to attach


 

Frosting on the Head!

(Begin in white)

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] around (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, Inc] around (18)

Rnd 4: [Sc 2, Inc] around (24)

Rnd 5: [Sc 3, Inc] around (30)

Rnd 6: [Sc 4, Inc] around (36)

Rnd 7: [Sc 5, Inc] around (42)

Rnd 8: [Sc 6, Inc] around (48)

Rnd 9: *Sc into first chain, HDC into next, DC, TC, DC, HDC, Sc, Sl st* Repeat all the way around.

Finish off and leave long tail for sewing

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Bowtie (Begin in Red)

Chain 7

Rnd 1: Sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc across (6)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc across (6)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc across (6)

Finish off

*With a long strand of white yarn, pinch the middle of the bowtie and wrap it around the middle until the thickness is to your liking. Finish of and leave long enough tail for sewing. Sew through the the white yarn to hold it in place and using the white yarn, attach the bowtie to the body.

Final step is to sew it all together!

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