Gingerbread Men

I was looking for a pattern to knit some Gingerbread Men for Christmas tree decorations. I found a few patterns online but, being thrifty, I wanted one for free. The only one I could find was knitted on four needles and the pattern was beyond me. I decided to make up my own pattern – a really easy one knitted with head, body and limbs in one. It turned out pretty well so I thought I’d share it with you.

You’re welcome.

Happy knitting!

Knitting pattern for Gingerbread Man (easy)

This little guy stands 16 centimetres tall and is knitted on size 10 (3.25) needles with head, arms, body and legs all in one piece. He makes a great soft toy or you can add a ribbon and tie him to your Christmas Tree.

You will need double knitting wool (around 25g) in a suitable colour, stuffing and buttons and scraps of ribbon and wool for the ‘icing’.

To make up – Sew him together around all the edges, leaving a gap for stuffing, then ‘ice’ to your taste.

Kfb = knit into front and back of stitch to increase. K2tog = knit two stitches together to decrease.

Knit two pieces

Cast on 6 stitches

Row 1: kfb, k4, kfb (8st)

Row 2: p

Row 3: kfb, k6, kfb (10st)

Row 4: p

Row 5: kfb, k8, kfb (12st)

Row 6: p

Row 7: kfb, k10, kfb (14st)

Row 8: p

Row 9: k

Row 10: p

Row 11: k

Row 12: p

Row 13: k

Row 14: p

Row 15: k2tog, k10, k2tog (12st)

Row 16: p

Row 17: k2tog, k12, k2tog (10st)

Row 18: p

Row 19: kfb, k8, kfb, cast on 7st (19st)

Row 20: p18, cast on 7st(26st)

Row 21: k26

Row 22: p

Row 23: k26

Row 24: p

Row 25: k26

Row 26: p

Row 27: k26

Row 28: p

Row 29: cast off 5st, k21

Row 30: cast off 5st, p16

Row 31: k16

Row 32: p

Row 33: k16

Row 34: p

Row 35: kfb, k14, kfb (18st)

Row 36: p

Row 37: k18

Row 38: p

Row 39: k18

Row 40: p

Row 41: K18

Row 42: p

Row 43: kfb, k8 TURN (leave rem st on needle)

Row 44: p

Row 45: k 10

Row 46: p

Row 47: k10

Row 48: p

Row 49: k10

Row 50: p

Row 51: k10

Row 52: p

Row 53: k2tog, k6, k2tog

Row 54: p

Row 55: k2tog, k4, k2tog

Row 56: p

Row 57: cast off 6 stitches

Join wool to the 9 stitches on needle:

Row 43: K8, kfb

Row 44: p

Row 45: k 10

Row 46: p

Row 47: k10

Row 48: p

Row 49: k10

Row 50: p

Row 51: k10

Row 52: p

Row 53: k2tog, k6, k2tog

Row 54: p

Row 55: k2tog, k4, k2tog

Row 56: p

Row 57: cast off 6 stitches

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