Amigurumi Gingerbread Girl - A Free Crochet Pattern





Welcome to the last pattern in our Christmas in July series! Just in case you've missed any of the previous patterns I have them collected together for you here (plus a few new ones)!


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

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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)


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. I like to place my eyes where I’d like them and then remove them to make the eyelashes, this creates a small hole to help find your placement. When ready complete by snapping the backs of your eyes into place.

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

Frosting Hair Cap

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 10-12: SC around (54 SC)

Round 13: Sl st, *3 DC in each of next two stitches, skip 1 stitch, sl st, skip 1 stitch* rpt around for a total of 11 scallops, join with a sl st.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing



Arms

Make 2

*Lightly stuff the bottom of the arms only*

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 3 stitches, SC INC, rep around (15 SC)

Rounds 4-5: SC around (15 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC, rep around (10 SC) 

Change to white 

(Optional: Feel free to carry your yarn as we did with the legs)

Rounds 7-8: SC around (10 SC) Change to light brown

Rounds 9-12: SC around (10 SC) Change to dress color

Rounds 13-20: SC around (10 SC)

At the end of round 20 pinch the arm flat and make 5 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body. 


Bow 

Working in a magic circle make 7 DCs, slip stitch, 7 DCs, and slip stitch again, pull your string tight and wrap it around the middle of the bow 4 times. Tie/secure in the back and cut your string leaving a long section to sew with

Candy Buttons

Make two with colors of choice

Create a magic circle with 8 HDC, join to the first HDC and fasten off with a long tail for sewing

Assembly

1. Sew the frosting cap onto the head. For a cleaner look when sewing grab a stitch from underneath the cap as pictured below.



2. Sew your bow into place

3. Sew the head onto the body, making sure to have the facial features centered. Add extra stuffing as you go to keep it firm and less wobbly

4. Next sew the arms onto the body centered with the head at round 46

5. Lastly, sew the candy buttons as pictured below


Your gingerbread doll is done! I hope you've enjoyed this pattern! 

10 comments

  1. Sehr schön und lieb Danke für die Anleitung

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  2. Oh Thank You so much for sharing this pattern. My niece loves all things Gingerbread. This will be her Christmas present. Can't afford to buy gifts so I crochet gifts. I will be starting this Saturday. Again Thank You so much.

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  3. Que maravilloso trabajo realizaste y muchas gracias por compartir tu talento, de nuevo gracias, esperando con ansias mas de tus proyectos

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  4. Making these now.just love them.Hope mine turns out as good as yours.changing the color of girls dress in hat to red.with green r white bow.n doing peppermint stripe buttons.

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  5. Hello, I haven't been crocheting very long and have only made a few blankets using video tutorials. I also have never read a pattern before BUT It was love at first sight for me with the gingerbread boy and girl so I am making at least one set.
    I have a question in regards to finishing the neck, do I leave the open and then attach the head around it? I'm sure it's a silly question but I've never made stuffed toys before.
    Thank you.

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    1. Sorry Do I leave the neck open and attach the head around it? 😊

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  6. Yes, the neck will be open and is where the head will rest to be sewn on :)

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    1. Thank you so much for clarifying that for. 🙂

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