Gingerbread man by Claire Fairall Designs

Gingerbread man

Knitting
November 2017
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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Knit, knit as quick as you can!!!
Because you’ll be wanting to make lots of these cute little gingerbread men! Pop them in Christmas stockings, or add them to your tree decorations.
You could tie them onto to gifts, wouldn’t one be a great embellishment on a box of home- made gingerbread men?

His head, body 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 beginners will be able to make this toy.

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

Size-12cm /4.5”

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: - Paint Box Yarns Simply DK Or Stylecraft Special Knit DK

You will need-
15g each of 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

(This pattern updated in 2018 to include using safety eyes.)