Plush Gingerbread Man

Depending on yarn weight (and matching hook based on yarn label), this gingerbread man can be used as an ornament or holiday pillow. I’ve been using a super bulky weight (#6), an L hook, and stuffing it as a toy for all the munchkins around me!

What you need:

This pattern is flexible and can be made with any type of yarn and the matching hook size on the yarn packaging. For a 14in plush pillow use:

Pattern:

Pattern:

IMPORTANT: Cut a 12” length of brown yarn before begin- ning each piece. This will be used for the second arm.

Make 2 of these pieces.

Head:

With brown, ch 4.

Row 1: 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next ch, 2 sc in the last ch; ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 3 the last sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 3: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 5 the last sc; ch 1, turn. (9 sc)

Row 4: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 7 the last sc; ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 7: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (9 sts)

Row 8: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sts)

Row9: Sc dec over the first 2sc, sc in each of the dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (5 sts)

Row 10: Sc in each sc across; ch 8, turn. (5 sc + 8 ch)

Arms:

Before beginning row 11, attach the 12” length of yarn with a sl st to the first sc on row 10; ch 7. Fasten off 12” length of yarn.

Row 11: 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the next 6 ch’s, sc in each of the next 5 sc on the head, sc in each of the next 6 ch’s on the attached length of yarn, 2 sc in the last ch; ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 12: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 19 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Row 15: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 19 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 16: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 17 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc. Fasten off. Turn. (19 sc)

Body:

Row 17: Skip the first 4 sc. Join yarn with a sc to the next sc, sc in each of the next 10 sc; ch 1, turn, leaving remaining stitches unworked. (11 sc)

Row 18: sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 19: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 9 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Rows 20-21: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Row 22: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 11 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

First Leg:

Row 23: Sc in each of the first 7 sc, leaving the remaining stitches unworked; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 24: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 25: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc, sc dec over the 1st 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Rows 26-27: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 28: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 29: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in the next sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc. Fasten off. (3 sc)

Second Leg:

Row 23: Skip the next unworked sc on row 22, attach yarn with a sc to the next unworked sc on row 22, sc in each of the remaining 6 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 24: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 25: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Rows 26-29: Work as for rows 26-29 of the first leg.

Finishing:

Round 1: Place one piece on the other piece, matching arms

and legs. With brown, sc both pieces together around the out- side, leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff, then sc the open- ing closed. Fasten off brown.

Round 2: Join white with a sl st to the front loop only of any sc on round 1, ch 1, (sl st in the front loop only of the next sc, ch 1) around; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off.

Decorate however you want. I’ve used buttons and sewed in a face. I haven’t found a combo I loved yet so everyone turns out just a little bit different 🙂

The patter is available for instant download right here.