Nordic Gingerbread House by Ilaria Caliri (aka airali)

Nordic Gingerbread House

November 2018
Thread ?
1.5 mm
approx. 4” / 10 cm tall when made with the indicated or similar yarn
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Making a Gingerbread House with yarn and a crochet hook or baking a sweet and crunchy house with loads of sugar decorations are both a challenge.
But this one doesn’t disappears after the Christmas lunch!

This is an 8 pages PDF crochet/amigurumi pattern (with step by step photos) - Available in English (US terms) and Italian.


  • fingering weight cotton yarn in caramel and white (yarn used for this sample is Sesia Cablè 5, 50g/215m)
  • size 7 (1,5 mm) crochet hook
  • polystyrene sheets (5 mm thick)
  • cardboard (1 or 2 mm thick)
  • sewing pins
  • tapestry needle

Skill level: advanced

Notes: to make this crochet house isn’t necessary to use the recommended yarn and crochet hook. Using a larger crochet hook, and suitable yarn, the amigurumi will be bigger preserving the same proportions.

Construction: The house is formed by 5 main pieces (front, back, base + side facades and 2 roof pieces) and all the decorations. All the pieces are worked separately and then sewn to the polystyrene structure.

I’d love to see your Gingerbread House, share a photo on Instagram using the tag #airalidesign @airali_gray