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Stitchy Gingerbread House

Crochet
October 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in single crochet
4.0 mm (G)
1500 yards (1372 m)

For everyone who has been unable to find this pattern it is now available in kit form from Mary Maxim: http://www.marymaxim.com/gingerbread-house.html

Why toil in the kitchen when you can crochet a sweet old-fashioned treat? Crocheted candies and “frosting” decorate this delightfully kitschy holiday house—best of all, it will last for years to come.

YARN
1 ball each:
• #360 Café
• #316 Soft White
• #390 Hot Red
• #368 Paddy Green
• #324 Bright Yellow
• #579 Pale Plum
• #373 Petal Pink

NOTIONS
• Box cutter or other blade for cutting cardboard
• Wide cellophane or packing tape—about 2”/5cm wide
• Ruler
• Graph paper (optional, but useful as a tool to help create straight lines and angles for cutting cardboard pieces)
• Straight pins
• Glue gun and glue sticks
• Stitch markers
• Yarn needle