Gingerbread Smilies Christmas Ornaments by Ling Ryan

Gingerbread Smilies Christmas Ornaments

December 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
5.0 mm (H)
12 - 15 yards (11 - 14 m)
approx. 2.5" in diameter with suggested yarn
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The Gingerbread Smilies PDF pattern is available to download for a small price. It includes high quality, step by step photographs throughout, not available online. You will also receive an image-free printer friendly copy.

Written using US crochet terms, with a conversion chart to help with converting into UK terms.

Make these cute Gingerbread smiley face ornaments for your Christmas tree or as festive pin badges!

I have used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky acrylic yarn (US Bulky weight) in 4 colours: Soft Fudge (309), Paper White (300), Washed Teal (332), and Lipstick Pink (351).

My finished Gingerbread Smilies measure approximately 2.5” in diameter.

You can work this pattern in any yarn weight or type that you prefer. The finished size would differ accordingly.

Gauge is not too important, just try to keep a consistent tension. I have used a 6mm hook for the faces, and a 5mm hook for the bows. Use a suitable hook size for your yarn and 1 size smaller for the bows.

You will need:
Any yarn in 4 colours - White, a fudge/biscuit colour, a blue/green colour, and a red/pink colour. (only a small amount is needed for each Gingerbread Smiley - approx 10yds of fudge/biscuit and less than 2yds of the other colours)
A crochet hook size recommended for your yarn and 1 size smaller,
Yarn needle & scissors.
Thin ribbon (or you can use yarn)
Brooch pin attachments