From Nov 8 – Dec 20
Make a gingerbread man from this crochet pattern and enter it in our Christmas Crochet Along for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a craft store of your choice!
• Yarn 4/Medium Weight Yarn in…
Green, Red, and Yellow
• 4mm Crochet Hook
•8mm safety eyes
•Black Embroidery Thread
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner
• Getting Started…
To start the wreath we will make a chain and connect the chain to form a circle. We will work around this circle to make the wreath, starting from the center of the wreath and working out. The “frills” are crocheted into the wreath as well.
We will then make the bow, which is made in 3 separate pieces, then crocheted all together.
Let’s get stared!
Let’s start by making the center of the wreath!
Round 1: Ch 24 (Pic 1). Sc to the very first Ch made (Pic 2-7). This will form the circle to the wreath! Be sure to add a stitch marker to the Sc you just made to mark the round. Sc in the next 23 ch (24)
Round 2: *Sc* in each stitch (24)
Round 3: *Inc, Sc 3* all around (30)
Round 4: *Inc, Sc 4* all around (36)
Round 5: *Inc, Sc 5* all around (42)
Add safety eyes between Round 3 & 4, 5 stitches apart.
Round 6: *Sc* all around (42)
NOTE: We work in the front loops only this round. After this round we will crochet in the back loops that are left! We do this so that we can create the “frill” of the wreath.
Round 7: In the FLO (Front Loop Only Pic 1), repeat *Sc in the next 2 st Pic 2, Ch 1 Pic 3, Sc in the previous single crochet we just made Pic 5-11* all around until we meet the stitch marker. (Or to be technical repeat it a total of 21 times) Pic 12
Round 8: In this round we will crochet in the back loops left in Round 6. They will look like Pic 1. Repeat *Dec, Sc 5* all around Pic 2-6 (36)
Round 9: *Dec, Sc 4* all around (30)
Round 10: *Sc* all around (30)
Round 11: *Dec, Sc 3* all around (24)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing shut. Now we will close the piece and stuff it.
Place yarn onto needle and insert it going through BOTH stitches as shown Pic 1. Now repeat this process Pic 2-3. Be sure to lightly stuff the wreath before fully sewing closed Pic 4.
The bow is made with 3 different pieces. We will create each piece, sew them together, then sew it to the wreath.
Round 1: Ch 20. Connect to first st. Sc in the next 19 st (20)
Round 2-5: *Sc* all around (20)
Finish off now. No need to leave a long tail of yarn or sewing the bow closed. Weave in tail ends of yarn. Squish this piece in half to make a rectangle.
Row 1: Ch 7. Sc in the 2nd Ch from the hook. Sc in the next 5 st (6)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing Pic 1. We will use this tail end of yarn to assemble the entire bow. Place the strip down the middle of the bow Pic 2. Put tail end of yarn onto needle and place needle into the top of the strip as shown Pic 3. Pull the yarn through fairly tight, this will wrap the strip around the bow. Sew the bow ends together one more time Pic 4. Sew the strip to the bow to secure Pic 5. Don’t cut this tail end of yarn, we will use it later to set the bow to the wreath.
Row 1: Ch 19. Dc into the 3rd Ch from the hook. Dc in the next 2 st, Hdc in the next 2 st, Sc in the next 3 st. Sc 3 times into the next 1 stitch. Sc in the next 3 st, Hdc in the next 2 st, Dc in the next 3 st.
Finish off, no need to leave a tail for sewing. Weave in any ends. Place the bow tie onto the back of the bow, so the larger ends point down. Sew onto the bow using the tail end of yarn from the previous bow piece. Don’t cut yarn yet.
Pin the bow onto the wreath as shown. Sew on using the tail end of yarn, going from the bow, to the front of the wreath. Repeat sewing on until it’s firmly secured. Then, tie a big firm knot and bring the knot into the wreath to hide. Cut any excess yarn.
Insert needle with thread roughly where shown Pic 1. Tie a knot very close to the wreath 3 times Pic 2-7. Insert needle one stitch over Pic 8,
and pull needle out to the top left area of the wreath Pic 9-11. Tie a knot again 3 times very close to the wreath Pic 12. Insert needle one stitch over Pic 13, and pull needle out to the back of the wreath Pic 14. Tie the tail ends of yarn into big firm knots. Pull the knots into the wreath to hide and cut any excess yarn.
With yellow, insert needle with thread roughly where shown, a few stitches above the red knot Pic 1. Tie a knot very close to the wreath 3 times Pic 2. Insert needle one stitch over Pic 3, and pull needle out to the bottom left area of the wreath Pic 4-5.
Tie a knot again 3 times very close to the wreath Pic 6. Insert needle one stitch over, and pull needle out to the back of the wreath Pic 7. Tie the tail ends of yarn into big firm knots. Pull the knots into the wreath to hide and cut any excess yarn. The wreath will look like Pic 8!
In Black Embroidery Thread
Insert needle close to the right eye and pull out one stitch left to the right eye Pic 1. Reinsert needle 2 stitches over and pull out 1 stitch down, middle area Pic 2. Pull the thread through, making sure the thread lands ABOVE the smile yarn Pic 3. Reinsert into the same stitch, but BELOW the smile yarn and pull out at the original insertion spot Pic 4-5. Tie ends of thread into firm knots and bring into the wreath to hide. Cut any excess yarn.
Loop for Hanging: (Optional)
Row 1: Ch 10. Connect the circle by making a Sc to the very first Ch. Sc 20 into the circle.
Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Place the circle behind the top middle area of the wreath and sew on firmly. Tie ends of yarn into firm knots and bring to the wreath to hide. Cut excess yarn.
Done! I hope you liked this pattern 🙂 If you made it I would LOVE to see! You can show me by posting a picture in the comments, or by “trying” it on Pinterest.