Crochet Gingerbread Man free granny square pattern!

Oct 4, 2022 | Crochet patterns

The Crochet Gingerbread Man is a free crochet granny square pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

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I am working on a series of large Christmas granny squares and this Gingerbread Man is the third in my series.  You can also check out the Snowman Granny squareReindeer Granny Square,  Gingerbread Man Granny SquarePenguin Granny SquarePolar Bear Granny SquareElf Granny SquareSanta Granny SquareMrs. Claus Square and the Peppermint Candy Man Square which are also free crochet patterns on the blog.

A crochet gingerbread man crochet pattern that is so quick & easy – great for beginners!  A perfect match to my Gingerbread Man Towel Topper – another adorable Christmas crochet pattern.

Christmas granny square trio of patterns

Crochet Gingerbread Man Pattern Details

The granny squares for this series of Christmas granny square patterns work up to a large 14″ square.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable winter Christmas-themed throw!  These squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for Christmas decoration.

I still haven’t decided just how many squares will end up in my final project.  Currently working on square #6 – I am so excited for you to see them!

This crochet gingerbread man square pattern starts out as a circle using double crochet stitches and then the circle is squared off so you can easily join and sew squares together.

You will be working surface slip stitches around the outside edge of the gingerbread man’s face as well as for his smile.

At first I couldn’t decide whether his cheeks should be pink or red.  I finally decided on red to match my previous squares.  Which one is your favorite?

gingerbread man granny square process

You could use large buttons or safety eyes for his eyes if you would rather not crochet them.

Both my snowman and reindeer squares have their faces tilted to the side but I decided not to do that my gingerbread man. I think that will add some interest to my finished blanket by having some of my squares a little different. However, you could certainly tilt your gingerbread man square’s face to the side as well. You would just need to change where you are working your surface slip stitches for his smile. I would recommend  placing your cheeks and eyes where you want them and then working your smile from that placement.

I am using Red Heart With Love* yarn which is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  One of my favorite economical yarns to use.  However, change it up to your favorite.  This pattern is a great way to use up your stash, too!

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The complete pattern is now available as 1 PDF! The Christmas Crochet Granny Square Blanket  is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

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Gingerbread Man Crochet Granny Square Pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry yarn needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
RS = right side

Pattern Notes:

  • Face, eyes and cheeks are all worked in the round.  
  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.

Pattern Instructions

With Brown, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4:  ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6:  ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8:  ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (108)

Fasten off Brown.

Round 10: Join Blue in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join White to top of round 9 with sl st by inserting hook below any stitch of round 10 and around any stitch of round 9, yarn over and pull through loop on hook to create a sl st, continue working surface slip stitches around each stitch of round 9.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2)

With Black, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining end.

Cheeks (make 2)

With Red, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Smile

gingerbread man surface crochet smile
gingerbread man surface crochet smile #2

Join White to top of round 5 with sl st by inserting hook below a stitch of round 6 and around a stitch of round 5, yarn over and pull through loop on hook to create a sl st, continue working surface slip stitches around next 24 stitches of round 5 for a total of 25 slip stitches. Note: I began my first slip stitch at stitch #57 of round 5.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of face.

With long tail, sew cheeks to face at each end of smile.

With long tail, sew eyes to face.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!