Not My Gumdrop Buttons! by The Cozy Chipmunk

Not My Gumdrop Buttons!

July 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in Single crochet
3.5 mm (E)
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

Do you have a favourite movie? One of my favourites to watch has always been Shrek. I don’t know if it is the twist on classic fairy tales or the bits of adult humour sprinkled throughout, but I am always willing to watch! There are so many amazing characters in this film, but by far the best (to me anyways!) is the Gingerbread Man. His gumdrop buttons, broken gingerbread legs, ridiculous happy and sad faces, what is not to love?!

Required materials:

  • Yarn: Worsted weight (4) in brown and white (I used Impeccable by Loops and Threads in Soft Taupe and White)
  • Embroidery Thread: Red, Purple, Blue (and white if you wish to crochet white eyes)
  • Hooks: 3.5 mm/ 1.25 mm
  • 12 mm Safety Eyes
  • Polyester Fibre Filling
  • Needle
  • Optional: Stitch markers, pins

Feel free to increase/decrease the yarn weight and hook to make a large or smaller gingerbread man!