Hey, everyone! Maria here from Maria’s Blue Crayon popping up again on Ashleigh’s blog to share with you another free ragdoll amigurumi pattern. This time around I’ve even included a video along with the written pattern to help you along!
These gingerbread boy and girl are cuddly-soft and perfect just in time for the holidays! My inspiration came from one of my afghan projects. I recently held my first crochet along where we made a Christmas Granny Square Afghan. (Although the crochet along is over, all the patterns will stay up on my blog for anyone to make – check it out here! One of the squares had a gingerbread embellishment, and I knew I wanted to make it into a little plushie to go along with with the afghan, so here it is!
These gingerbread are easily customizable with embellishments of your choosing. I decided to make a duo gingerbread boy and girl just by switching up the color and placement of the bow. Aren’t they adorable?
I used Bernat Blanket for a soft and cuddly feel but you can easily double up a worsted weight yarn or use a different bulky weight yarn to achieve the same gingerbread boy or girl.
-Bernat Blanket in Taupe and White
-Worsted weight yarn
-(2) 1 inch buttons with thread and needle to attach
-(2) 12mm safety eyes
-Tapestry needle and scissors
Sc = single crochet
ch = chain
st = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
Measures 12” from head to toe and 9” across the arms
-Ch 1 in beginning of rows do not count as st
-The gingerbread will be made by making (2) 2D shapes then crocheting the edges together with a bit of stuffing inside.
Arms & Body
Taupe colored yarn and J/6.00mm hook
Row 1: Ch 23, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (22)
Row 2-4: Ch 1, sc across, turn (22)
Row 5: Ch 1, sl st in next 8 st, ch 1, sc in same st as last sl st and in next 7 st, turn
Row 6: Ch 1, sc across, turn (8)
Row 7: Ch 1, 2sc, sc in next 6 st, 2sc, turn (10)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc across, turn (10)
Row 9: Ch 1, 2sc, sc in next 8 st, 2sc, turn (12)
Row 10-12: Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)
Continuing from body
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same stitch and next 5 st, turn
Row 2-6: Ch 1, sc across, turn (6)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc decrease 3 times
Attach yarn to the st right next to the first leg
Repeat instructions for first leg
With the legs facing down and the arms up top, attach taupe colored yarn 8 st in from the right arm
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st where yarn was attached and in next 5 st, turn (6)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2sc in each stitch across, turn (12)
Row 3-5: Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc decrease, sc in next 8 st, sc decrease, turn (10)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc decrease, sc in next 6 st, sc decrease, turn (8)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc decrease, sc in next 4 st, sc decrease (6)
Make 2 gingerbread shapes, we will crochet them together in the end.
Embellish one side of the gingerbread with eyes, mouth, buttons, and bow.
Use worsted weight yarn and H/5.00mm hook
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
Row 2-28: Ch 1, sc across, turn (6)
Fasten off leaving about 5 ft of yarn for a tail
Sew Row 1 to Row 28 with a tapestry needle. Making sure the seam is centered, cinch the bow and wrap yarn around the center until you have about 6 in of yarn left. Secure bow by tying a knot with the yarn on the back.
Sew bow onto gingerbread.
To assemble the gingerbread, hold both pieces together lining up the stitches.
Using the Bernat Blanket yarn in white, attach yarn through both pieces, ch 1 and sc around the gingerbread going through both pieces. About ¾ around, stop and stuff the inside with polyfil. Continue to sc around and stuff as you go. Sc to the first sc and fasten off. Weave in ends.