Christmas Gingerbread Men by Claire Fairall Designs

Christmas Gingerbread Men

by Claire Fairall Designs
Knitting
November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
12cm /4.5” tall
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These cute little Gingerbread men have their own wardrobe of festive clothes.

Please note-This pattern includes the Gingerbread man and his clothes. If you have already purchased my original gingerbread man pattern, you will find a clothes only pattern for him here. Gingerbread Man Clothes

You can make your own gingerbread men then knit them a stripy elf hat and waistcoat or a warm bobble hat and scarf.

You can sew the clothes in place and add a hanging loop to create decorations or leave the clothes removable for quick costume changes!

Their heads, bodies and legs are knitted flat in one piece. Simple increases are used to shape the tops of the arms. The arm stitches are then slipped onto stitch holders whilst you knit the body and legs.

I guide you through every line so confident beginner knitters will be able to make these decorations. I’ve even added a photo tutorial to show you how to make mini pompoms.

Placement stitches show you exactly where to position the eyes and full alternative instructions are included for embroidered eyes/ buttons.

Size-12cm /4.5”- Just the right size to hang on your Christmas tree.
Check the recommended needle size for your yarn and use a needle 1 size smaller.
This will give a close textured stocking stitch which will hold its shape well when stuffed

Needle size 3.5mm (UK 10 /US 4)
Tension - 20sts x 26 rows = 10cm (4”) st.st. Square
Recommended yarn: - Stylecraft Special Knit DK or Paint Box Yarns Simply DK
My favourite colour is Stylecraft special DK Gold 1709

You will need-
Gingerbread men
15g Gingerbread Brown Yarn
Small amounts of, white, black and red yarn.
2x 6mm toy safety eyes (optional)
A few small beads
(If you are giving this to a child embroider features and
buttons. Beads are not safe no matter how securely you
sew them)
2 stitch holders
Handful of toy stuffing
Clothes
Less than 10g of each colour -red, green, white