Crochet Patterns - Gingerbread Boy
Gingerbread boy is 15 inches tall and requires about 180 yards light brown and small amount yellow heavy rug yarn, Susan Bates crochet hook size I, large eye needle, and filling material.
Abbreviations: St (stitch) Sl St (slip stitch) ch (chain) tog (together) sc (single crochet) dec (decrease) inc (increase)
Gauge: 3 sts equal one inch
Back-Left Leg: Beginning at lower edge with light brown, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end-8 Sc.
Rows 2, 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc across, dec 1 st over last 2 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, dec 1 st over first 2 sts, Sc across.
Rows 6 through 12: Ch 1, turn, sc across-6 sc.
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, inc 1 St in first st, Sc across. Fasten off.
Right Leg: Same as left leg through row 3. Work decs in rows 4 and 5 at opposite edge of work. Work same as left leg through row 12.
On row 13, ch 1, turn, sc across, inc 1 st in last st, do not fasten off.
Body-Joining Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc across 7 sts of right leg, ch 3, sc across 7 sts of left leg.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across 7 sts, sc in each ch st, sc across 7 sts-17 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, inc 1 St each end, sc across.
Rows 5 through 13: Ch 1, turn, sc across-19 sc.
Arms-Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc across 19 sts, ch 12 for one arm, turn.
Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 10 ch, Sc across 19 Sc, ch 12 for other arm, turn.
Row 3: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 10 ch, sc across 30 Sc.
Rows 4 through 8: Ch 1, turn, sc across-41 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc across 26 sts, do not work last 15 sts.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc across 11 sts for neck, do not work last 15 sts.
Head-Row 1: Ch 1, turn, inc 1 st each end, sc across-13 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Repeat last 2 rows twice.
Rows 7, 8: Ch 1, turn, sc across-17 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, dec 1 st each end, Sc across.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Repeat last 2 rows twice, then repeat row 9 once more. Fasten off.
Front: Same as back.
Finishing-Eyes: (Make 2.) With yellow, ch 2, 7 sc in second ch from hook, sl st in first sc. Fasten off, leaving 12-inch length of yarn to sew eye to face.
Sew eyes to face. Embroider nose and mouth as shown with yellow. Beginning at left underarm with wrong sides together, with yellow, sc front and back together around outside, inserting filling before completion, join with sl st in first Sc. Fasten off.
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