Crochet Gingerbread Lady Dress Pattern

Welcome to the second part of the crochet gingerbread appliqué. Today I’ll be showing you how to crochet the dress for the gingerbread lady.

Finished crochet gingerbread woman portrait

If you would like to follow along with the video tutorial it’s at Crochet Gingerbread Lady Dress Tutorial.

This pattern will be using US terminology, if you would like to get the UK version go to Crochet Gingerbread Lady Dress Pattern (UK Version).

Crochet Gingerbread Lady Pattern

Abbreviations

  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • dtr – double treble crochet

Materials Used

  • Gingerbread colour, contrasting colour and black cotton or wool.
  • Crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Thread to sew together.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.
  • Thin white cotton if desired to make flowers.
  • Thin white ribbon if desired.

Head

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  3 ch. Work 14 dc into loop and pull tight. Slip st. into 3rd ch.
Row 2:  3 ch. 1 dc in same place. Work 2 dc into each dc. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch.  Fasten off.

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Crochet gingerbread man head

Arms and Body

Row 1:  8 ch, (chain for 1st arm) working one stitch into each of 7 sts on head work 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc and 1 dc into sts on head then work 10 ch.  Turn.
Row 2:   miss 2 ch and work 2 hdc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 3 ch, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in rest of ch, across body and 1st 3 ch of other side, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each st to last, 2 hdc in last st.
Row 3:  2 ch, 1 joined hdc over next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 13 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet gingerbread man arms

Join cotton for body 4 sts back from the centre st. (1st row of body is worked on 9 sts.).

Row 1:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts.  Turn.
Row 2:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts.  Turn.
Rows 3-6:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end and 1 hdc in the top of the 2 ch.  Turn (You get an extra st each row – after 6th row you have 2 ch and 12 hdc).

Crochet gingerbread man body

1st Leg

Row 1:  2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, 1 joined hdc over next 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 2:  2 ch, joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st to end. 1 hdc in top of 2 ch.  Turn.
Row 3:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each st to last 2, joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 4:  2 ch, joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st. 1 hdc in top of 2 ch, Turn.
Row 5:  2 ch, work a hdc cluster over all sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet gingerbread man body with 1st leg

2nd Leg

Join cotton to the body in the next st after the 1st leg.

Row 1:  2 ch, 1 hdc in each st and in the top of the 2 ch.  Turn.
Row 2:   2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each st to last 2, joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 3:  2 ch, joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st. 1 hdc in top of 2 ch, Turn.
Row 4:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each st to last 2, joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 5:  2 ch, work a hdc cluster over all sts   Don’t fasten off.

Crochet gingerbread man body with legs

To Neaten Edges

With the cotton from the leg work 1 ch and 1 sc in each st around the whole gingerbread man.  Join with a sl st in the ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet gingerbread man body with neatened edges

Eyes (Make 2)

Make a magic loop.
1 ch, work 4 sc into circle.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

 

Dress

20 ch.

Row 1:  Miss 1st ch, work 1 sc in each st.  Turn.
Rows 2-10:  1 ch, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, 1 joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Rows 11-12:  1 ch, 1 sc in each st.  Turn.  (10 sc).

Crochet gingerbread woman dress

Shape Bodice

Row 1:  1 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 1 joined sc over next 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 2:  1 ch, 1 joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in next st.  Turn.
Row 3:  1 ch, 1 joined sc over the 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 4:  1 ch, 1 sc.  Fasten off.

Crochet gingerbread woman dress with 1st arm

Other Side

Miss the next 2 sts in the centre and join cotton.

Row 1:  1 ch, 1 joined sc over same st as ch and next st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 2:  1 ch, 1 sc in 1st st, 1 joined sc over next 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 3:  1 ch, 1 joined sc over the 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 4: 1 ch, 1 sc.   Don’t fasten off.

Crochet gingerbread woman dress with 2nd arm

To Neaten Edges

1 ch, work 1 sc in each st around and join with a sl st in ch.  If desired work 2 ch between each sc along bottom edge to give a small frill. Fasten off.

Crochet gingerbread woman plain dress

Flowers (Make 3)

Make a magic loop.
1 ch, (sc in circle, 5 ch) 5 times, pull circle tight and sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off.

Crochet gingerbread woman dress flowers

To Make Up

Weave in ends.  Embroider on a mouth.

Crochet gingerbread man with mouth

Attach the eyes to the head just above the mouth as shown.

Crochet gingerbread man with eyes

Sew the flowers evenly to the bottom of the dress.

Crochet gingerbread woman dress with flowers

Stitch the ribbon across the middle of the dress.

Crochet gingerbread woman dress with ribbon

Attach the dress to the gingerbread lady.

Finished crochet gingerbread woman landscape

I hope that you’ve enjoyed the crochet gingerbread lady and the gingerbread couple appliqué.

Finished crochet gingerbread group portrait

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