Crocheted Gingerbread Man Ornament

Categories: Crochet, Holiday

This little gingerbread man is crocheted all in one piece, no sewing required. A little bit of decorative stitching, some buttons and a cute little face finish it up. He is stuffed with Poly-Fil and a little bit of twine is added to the top as a hanger. He will make a great addition to any Christmas tree.

What you need to make this project

Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
G Crochet Hook
Light Brown Worsted Weight Yarn
Small Amount of White Worsted Weight Yarn
Yarn Needle
Scraps of Felt in Black and Red
3 Small Red and/or Green Buttons
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

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Poly-Fil® Premium Fiber Fill 20 ounce Bag


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Step One

Start by making the arms and legs, they are made the same so you will make 4 total, they will later be attached as you crochet the body and head

Use brown yarn with G hook and begin with a magic ring (mr)

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: [2 sc in first, sc in next] repeat around (9 sc)

Rounds 3-6: sc in each stitch

Stuff each arm/leg lightly

  • Gingerbread Body

Step Two

Crochet the body

Round 1: sc across 4 stitches of one leg, then sc into all 9 stitches on the other leg, then sc in the next 5 stitches of the other leg (18 sc)

Round 2: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 3-5: sc in each stitch around (24 sc)

Round 6: [sc2tog, 2 sc] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 7: find the center of each side so that there are 9 stitches in the front and 9 in the back, sc around the body attaching 1 arm on each side as you work by crocheting around them, you may have to adjust the stitches but I worked 1 sc on the back, 9 around arm, 9 across the front, 9 around arm, 8 across back (36 sc)

Begin stuffing and contiue to stuff as you go

Round 8: [sc2tog, sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 9: [sc2tog, sc in next 2] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 10: sc2tog around (9sc)

Round 11: 2 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Round 12: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 13-16: sc in each stitch around (24 sc)

Round 17: [sc2tog, sc in next 2] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 18: [sc2tog, sc in next] repeat around (12 sc)

Round 19: sc2tog around (6 sc)

finish off, cut yarn, weave around to close


  • Gingerbread Decorating

Step Three

Stitch around the neck, arms, and legs with white yarn. I chose to do straight lines around but zigzags would be cute to.

Cut tiny black felt circles for eyes and red felt circles for cheeks.

  • Crochet Gingerbread Man

Step Four

Glue the 3 buttons on the front of the gingerbread man

Glue the eyes and cheeks on the face and stitch a mouth with white yarn

Add a hanger to the top with baker’s twine or other thick thread