Free Gingerbread Man Crochet Pattern for Christmas

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We have another fabulous Christmas Crochet Pattern for you today. After the joy of sharing these Free Crochet Patterns with you over the summer, I have been looking to bring you some wonderful Free Crochet Patterns for Christmas too! First up we have a wonderful Gingerbread Man Crochet Pattern by The Lunar Hook!  She has a mixture of made to order crochet toys as well as crochet patterns for you to buy. Do have a browse of her shop (in fact, if you like this little Gingerbread Man crochet pattern, drop her a message and say may be able to make it to order for you)!

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NOTE: You may make and sell items made from this Christmas Crochet pattern. We ask that you credit The Lunar Hook and link to her Instagram. You may not sell, change or claim this pattern as your own.

Warning!: There is a choking hazard for small children due to the eyes/ beads use for eyes.

I think these little Gingerbread Men make a lovely gift to find under the Christmas tree – though they would make great decorations too! We adore cute amigurumi patterns and this free Christmas Crochet pattern is an absolute must, don’t you think?

Grab your yarn and crochet hooks and lets get making!

Materials for your Gingerbread Man Crochet: 

  • (A) Light brown yarn in “I Love this Yarn!”
  • (B) White yarn in “I Love this Yarn!”
  • Light blue yarn in Yarn Bees “Soft Secret”
  • Small amount of black yarn
  • 2 black safety eyes (with washers)
  • 2 mini wooden buttons
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Hook: Boye 3 mm
  • Poly-fil/ stuffing (we like to upcycle old pillows or cushions)

Note: The video on autoplay is of our cute cute CUTE gingerbread man ornament craft. A super quick and easy DIY.

Abbreviations used in this crochet pattern:

  • MR – Magic Ring
  • SC – Single crochet
  • DC – Double crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • DEC – Decrease (invisible method)

Note: You will be working completely in rounds.

We have a number of crochet video tutorials you can check out in our Beginner’s Guide to Crochet. These will help you learn how to make the basic crochet stitches, such as a magic circle, single crochet, half double crochet and slit stitch.

Beginning at Gingerbread Man’s Head & Body:

Note: The Gingerbread Man’s head and body are one piece. You will need to stuff the head after you add the eyes.

Using Yarn A

1.SC 6 in MR (6)

2. INC around (12)

3. INC, SC 1 around (18)

4. INC, SC 2 around (24)

5. INC, SC 3 around (30)

6. INC, SC 4 around (36)

7. INC, SC 5 around (42)

8. INC, SC 6 around (48)

9. INC, SC 7 around (54)

10-15: SC around (54)

16. DEC, SC 7 around. (48)

17: DEC, SC 6 around. (42)

18. DEC, SC 5 around. (36)

19. DEC, SC 4 around. (30)

20. DEC, SC 3 around. (24)


** At this point you will add your safety eyes onto the head. You will also sew your mouth onto the head. **

21. SC around. (24)

22. INC, SC 3 around. (30)

23. INC, SC 4 around. (36)

24: INC, SC 4 around. (44)

25-37: SC around. (44)

38. DEC, SC 4 around. (36)

39. DEC, SC 4 around. (30)

40. DEC, SC 3 around. (24)

41. DEC, SC 2 around.

42. DEC, SC 1 around.

43. DEC around. F/O.

To Make the Gingerbread Man’s Arms:

Make two

Starting with Yarn A

1.SC 6 in MR (6)

2.INC around. (12)

3.INC, SC 1 around. (18)

4-6. SC around. (18)

7-8. Switch to yarn B: SC around. (18)

9-11.Switch to yarn A: SC around. (18)

F/O leave a long tail for sewing

To Make the Crochet Gingerbread Man’s Legs:

Make two

Starting with Yarn A

1. Sc 6 in MR (6)

2. INC around. (12)

3. INC, SC 1 around. (18)

4. INC, SC 2 around. (24)

5-7. SC around. (24)

8-9. Switch to yarn B: SC around. (24)

10-12. Switch to yarn A: SC around. (24)

F/O leave a long tail for sewing

Crochet Beanie for your Gingerbread Man:

Headband with blue:

Ch 8. Turn. Sc across.

Ch 1. Turn. Sc across.

Do this until it comfortably rounds the head. Sew ends together.


  1. MR 6.
  2. INC around
  3. inc, sc 1 around
  4. inc, sc 2 around
  5. inc, sc 3 around
  6. sc around
  7. HDC in first sc. DC in rest.
  8. DC around.
  9. INC, DC 4 around. (INC in DC)
  10. HDC once. SC 1. F/O.

Attach a pom-pom if desired.

Sew to headband.

And finally the Gingerbread Man’s Bow Tie:

CH 7.

Inc in the second CH from hook.

SC 4 across and INC in the last sc.

SC 3, HDC once, DC twice in next stitch. DC twice in next stitch. HDC once. Sl St in the next 3 sc.

HDC once, DC twice in next stitch, DC twice in next stitch. HDC once, Sl St twice. F/O.

Cut your yarn long enough to wrap around the middle of your bow. Once your bow looks appropriate you will knot at the back and use the remaining yarn to sew to your amigurumi.

Remember to check out The Lunar Hook and see what other fabulous patterns she has available!

If you liked this little gingerbread man pattern, do check out these Woodland Animal Ornaments too:

Or why not browse the remaining (free) Christmas Crochet Patterns we have for you? We have some great free crochet christmas patterns as part of this collection for you – including a snowman (such an awesome pattern), a ridiculously cute stocking pattern (would look amazing in lots of different colors and used as an advent calendar or simply as a garland Christmas décor) and more – do have a browse yourself!

As well as our complete collection of Free Crochet Patterns here: