Welcome to the last pattern in our Christmas in July series! So far we have had a Reindeer, Penguin, Polar Bear and now this super cute Gingerbread couple!

In fact, you can find all of them (and a few extras) in this roundup here!

I did a lot of boy and girl versions in my forest animal series and that's exactly what I wanted to do with these two as well. Below is the free pattern for Ginger the Gingerbread Girl, head over here if you would like the pattern for Snap the Gingerbread Boy!



A lot of you shared some cute edgings you added to the skirt on the Amy Doll and it inspired me to add a decorative edge in this pattern. The scallops remind me of frosting and seemed quite fitting!

If you are new to crocheting stuffed animals, head over to my Tips to Learning Amigurumi page to get started. I go over a lot of the common techniques you'll see in the pattern, plus photos to help you through it!

Be sure to also join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook so you can share your work and ask any questions you have along the way!

If you plan to make this for a little one under 3 I recommend these crochet eyes as an alternative to the plastic safety eyes!

You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern! 

Pattern

- PIN this pattern to your favorite board to save for later

- Get an ad-free printable version from my Etsy or Ravelry shop

(If you would like both the girl and boy version you can purchase the combo pack at a discount here!)

This post contains affiliate links, please click here for more info. Thank you for supporting Grace and Yarn!

Materials
  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn 
    • 75g of light brown (I used I Love This Yarn in Toasted Almond) 
    • 25g color of choice for dress 
    • Small amount of white 
    • Small amount of yarn for bow, ‘candy’ buttons, cheeks 
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 12 mm safety eyes
  • Black crochet thread for smile and eyelashes (yarn works as well) 
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle (Bent tip needles work the best!) 
  • Stuffing 
  • Stitch markers 
(Check out my post here to learn why these are my favorite materials to work with!)

Abbreviations: US terminology

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

BLO – Back loop only

HDC – Half double crochet

DC – Double crochet

This pattern measures about 13 inches tall. 

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. 

Legs and Body-

Legs: Make 2 - Using light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (30 SC)

Rounds 6-8: SC around (30 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 10: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18 SC) Change to white (Optional: Carry the light 
brown to avoid tying off) 


Rounds 11-12: SC around (18 SC) Change to light brown

Rounds 13-24: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off (when you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten off, proceed to round 25)

*Round 25 joins the legs together and starts the body

Round 25: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.



Rounds 26-28: SC around (42 SC) Change to dress color

Round 29: SC around (42 SC)

Round 30: SC in BLO (42 SC)

Rounds 31-41: SC around (42 SC)

Round 42: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (36 SC)

Round 43: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (30 SC)

Round 44: SC around (30 SC)

Change to light brown

Round 45: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (24 SC)

Rounds 46-47: SC around (24 SC)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing 

Dress

To work the dress, have the body towards you and feet away from you (see pictures below for example) and we’ll work around:

With dress color create a slip knot and attach with a slip stitch to one of the front loops from round 30 (For a cleaner look attach at the back of the body)

Round 1: Ch 1, DC in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC (42 DC)

Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, DC around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC (42 DC)

Round 4: Ch 1, sl st in same stitch, *3 DC in each of next two stitches, skip 1 stitch, sl st, skip 1 stitch* rpt around for a total 
of 8 scallops, join with a sl st. 

Fasten off and weave in end



Cheeks 

With pink make 2

Create a magic circle with 6 HDC, join to the first HDC and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing 


Head 

With light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Welcome to the last pattern in our Christmas in July series! So far we have had a Reindeer, Penguin, Polar Bear and now this super cute Gingerbread couple!

I did a lot of boy and girl versions in my forest animal series and that's exactly what I wanted to do with these two as well. Below is the free pattern for Snap the Gingerbread Boy, head over here if you would like the pattern for Ginger the Gingerbread Girl!



A lot of you shared some cute edgings you added to the skirt on the Amy Doll and it inspired me to add a decorative edge in this pattern. The scallops remind me of frosting and seemed quite fitting!

If you are new to crocheting stuffed animals, head over to my Tips to Learning Amigurumi page to get started. I go over a lot of the common techniques you'll see in the pattern, plus photos to help you through it!

Be sure to also join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook so you can share your work and ask any questions you have along the way!

If you plan to make this for a little one under 3 I recommend these crochet eyes as an alternative to the plastic safety eyes!

Want more free Christmas patterns? Find them all in this roundup!

Pattern

- PIN this pattern to your favorite board to save for later

- Get an ad-free printable version from my Etsy or Ravelry shop

(If you would like both the girl and boy version you can purchase the combo pack at a discount here!)

You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern! 

This post contains affiliate links, please click here for more info. Thank you for supporting Grace and Yarn!

Materials
  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn 
    • 75g of light brown (I used I Love This Yarn in Toasted Almond) 
    • 25g color of choice for suspenders 
    • Small amount of white 
    • Small amount of yarn for ‘candy’ buttons and cheeks 
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 12 mm safety eyes
  • Black crochet thread or yarn for smile 
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle (Bent tip needles work the best!) 
  • Stuffing 
  • Stitch markers 

(Check out my post here to learn why these are my favorite materials to work with!)

Abbreviations: US terminology

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC – Half double crochet

DC – Double crochet

This pattern measures about 13 inches tall. 

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. 

Legs and Body-

Legs: Make 2 - Using light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (30 SC)

Rounds 6-8: SC around (30 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 10: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18 SC) Change to white (Optional: Carry the light brown to avoid tying off)

Rounds 11-12: SC around (18 SC) Change to light brown

Rounds 13-18: SC around (18 SC) Change to suspender color

Rounds 19-24: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off (when you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten off, proceed to round 25)

*Round 25 joins the legs together and starts the body

Round 25: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.



Rounds 26-32: SC around (42 SC) Change to light brown

Rounds 33-41: SC around (42 SC)

Round 42: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (36 SC)

Round 43: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (30 SC)

Round 44: SC around (30 SC)

Round 45: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (24 SC)

Rounds 46-47: SC around (24 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing



Suspenders  


Make two in color of choice

Chain 40, HDC in the 2nd chain from your hook and in each chain across (39 HDC)

Cheeks 

With red make 2

Create a magic circle with 6 HDC, join to the first HDC and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing 

Head

With light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (54 SC)

Rounds 10-18: SC around (54 SC)

Note: Here is where we will add the facial feature before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 15 and 16, 7 stitches apart.

Using crochet thread or yarn embroider a smile by making a ‘U’ or ‘V’, I placed mine centered between the eyes 4 rows down. Lastly, sew the cheeks between rounds 11 and 13 just outside of the eyes.









Round 19: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48 SC)


Round 20: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42 SC)


Round 21: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36 SC)


Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30 SC)


Round 23: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC) *Continue to stuff the head firmly


Round 24: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18 SC)


Round 25: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12 SC)


Round 26: INV DEC around (6 SC)


Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end



I can't believe we are already more than halfway through July which means we are at pattern #3 in our Christmas in July series.

You can find all of the other Christmas patterns here!

I'm excited to introduce you to Patrick the Polar Bear! He is similar in size to Ray the Reindeer, about 13 inches tall and would make a great Christmas gift!

If you are new to amigurumi be sure to check out my tips page to help you get started!

Patrick's pattern calls for size 12mm plastic safety eyes, but if you plan to make this for an infant feel free to check out my tutorial for crochet thread eyes as an alternative!

The legs and body are made as one to save a little time on sewing. The ears are also doubled up for added strength to avoid floppiness! Add eyelashes or a bow to make a girl version!

Be sure to also join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook. Share your projects, get inspiration and ask questions as you go!

Pattern

- PIN this pattern to your favorite board to save for later

- Get an ad-free printable version from my Etsy or Ravelry shop

You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern!

This post contains affiliate links, please click here for more info. Thank you for supporting Grace and Yarn!

Materials
  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn 
    • 100g of white (I used I Love This Yarn) 
    • 25g sweater color (I used I Love This Yarn in Medium Blue) 
    • Small amount of light grey for the ears 
    • Small amount of black or dark grey yarn for the nose 
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 12 mm safety eyes
  • Scissors and 
  • Tapestry needle (these bent tips are my favorite for amigurumi!) 
  • Stuffing (Morning Glory or Poly-Fil both work great!) 
  • Stitch markers 

(If you're curious, I've shared why these are my favorite materials here!)

Abbreviations: US terminology

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

BLO – Back loop only

CH - Chain

This polar bear measures about 13 inches tall. 

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. 

Legs and Body

Legs: Make 2 - Using white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (30 SC)

Rounds 6-8: SC around (30 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 10: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Rounds 11-23: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off (when you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten off, proceed to round 24)

*Round 24 joins the legs together and starts the body

Round 24: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start. (Example below of a leg join)



Rounds 25-29: SC around (42 SC) 

Change to sweater color

Rounds 30-43: SC around (42 SC)

Round 44: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (36 SC)

Round 45: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (30 SC)

Round 46: SC around (30 SC)

Change to white

Round 47: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (24 SC)

Rounds 48-49: SC around (24 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing



Head

With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (54 SC)

Rounds 10-18: SC around (54 SC)

Note: Here is where we will add the eyes before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 15 and 16, 6 stitches apart.



Welcome to the 2nd pattern in the Christmas in July series! If you missed Ray the Reindeer (our first pattern) you can still find his pattern here!

I'm excited to introduce you to Penn the Penguin! He is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer measuring in at 7 inches tall. 

This pattern is also great for beginners and only uses a few stitches. To make this pattern you will want to be familiar with a magic circle, invisible decrease, and sewing on parts.

If you are new to amigurumi be sure to check out my tips page to help you get started! I go over each topic above in mini photo tutorials.



Be sure to also join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook. Share your projects, get inspiration and ask questions as you go!

Want more Christmas patterns, I've gathered all of the free patterns in one easy to find spot right here!

Pattern

- PIN this pattern to your favorite board to save for later

- An inexpensive ad-free printable version can be purchased in my Etsy or Ravelry shop

This post contains affiliate links, please click here for more info. Thank you for supporting Grace and Yarn!

You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Materials
  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn 
    • 60g color of choice for body, head and wings 
    • Small amount of 
      • Black and white (eyes) 
      • Yellow or orange (nose and feet) 
      • Choice of color for the scarf 
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle (I love the bent tips for amigurumi!) 
  • Stuffing - PolyFil or Morning Glory both work great! 
  • Stitch markers 
Abbreviations - US terminology

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

DC- Double crochet

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Body

With color of choice

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Rounds 9-15: SC around (48 SC)

Round 16: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 17-18: SC around (42 SC)

Round 19: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Rounds 20-21: SC around (36 SC)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Rounds 23-24: SC around (30 SC)

Round 25: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Rounds 26-27: SC around (24 SC)

*Note: If you are making the head and body a different color, complete round 27 with the same color as your head, this will make sewing more seamless with the different colors*

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing



Head

With color of choice

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)


Meet Ray the Reindeer! He loves the cold winter snow and eating leaves with good friends! 

Growing up I was always fond of reindeer at Christmastime and it was the first animal to come to mind when brainstorming.

This is the first of four patterns that I'll be sharing on the blog for my Christmas in July series! 


I try to make each pattern as easy to read as possible and loaded with photos to help along the way, making them great for beginners! To make this pattern you will want to be familiar with a magic circle, invisible decrease, and sewing on parts.

If you are new to amigurumi be sure to check out my tips and materials page to help you get started! I go over each topic above in mini photo tutorials.

Be sure to also join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook. Share your projects, get inspiration and ask questions as you go!

In most of my patterns (like this one) I use plastic safety eyes, they are easy and fast to install. However, they are not recommended for children under 3. 

If you are making this for a little one or don't have the size needed on hand, I recommend using my crochet thread eyes as an alternative!

You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern! 

Pattern

- PIN this pattern to your favorite board to save for later

- An inexpensive ad-free printable version can be purchased in my Etsy or Ravelry shop

This post contains affiliate links, please click here for more info. Thank you for supporting Grace and Yarn!

Materials
  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn 
    • 120g of light brown (I used I Love This Yarn in Toasted Almond) 
    • Small amount of 
      • Dark brown 
      • White 
      • Red or black for the nose 
      • Choice of color for the scarf 
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook (these are my favorites!
  • 12 mm safety eyes
  • Scissors and tapestry needle 
  • Stuffing 
  • Stitch markers 
Abbreviations: US terminology

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC- Half double crochet

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Let's start crocheting!

Legs and Body

Legs: Make 2 - Using light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (30 SC)

Rounds 6-8: SC around (30 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 10: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Rounds 11-24: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off (when you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten off, proceed to round 25)

*Round 25 joins the legs together and starts the body

Round 25: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.



Rounds 26-41: SC around (42 SC)

Round 42: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (36 SC)

Round 43: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (30 SC)

Round 44: SC around (30 SC)

Round 45: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (24 SC)

Rounds 46-47: SC around (24 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Head

Note- We will be making the head from the top down, you’re beginning rounds will be the top of the head.

With light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (54 SC)

Rounds 10-18: SC around (54 SC)

Note: Here is where we will add the eyes before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 15 and 16, 8 stitches apart. Optional: Feel free to add eyelashes before securing your eyes, remember that we are working from the top of the head down so your eyelashes may seem upside down until we close the head.

Round 19: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Round 20: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 21: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30 SC)


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