Do you feel? It smells of freshly baked gingerbread cookies- free pattern

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The Gingerbread cookies pattern was published four years ago, but we decided to rework the designs and post them freshly stitched from our hooks this year. The gingerbread cookies pattern was the most loved one by you, but I am sure you will love all the new ones that are more detailed now.

Why I reworked the patterns?

My sister ( NJ) loves to make baby stuff like blankets with appliques, amigurumi dolls/animals, and rag dolls. The only hard work for her is the facial expressions, and gosh, believe me, or not, in the end, we feel like we moved from hell to heaven. But the truth is that the only achievement we made was to make the sad face happy. (Sometimes, even the tiny details can be counted as achieved goals, right?)


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The pattern

Christmas ragdoll collection has six rag dolls in total. That’s why we decided to write down separate post for all the details and pattern notes. If you want to make all of them, it will be easier to print the information and store it in one place. You can find the post HERE.

Materials for Gingerbread cookies rag doll pattern:

  1. Paintbox Simply DK – vanilla cream ( 107 )- main body and hands
  2. Paintbox Simply DK– white – frosting on head
  3. Paintbox Simply DK– red – rose red (113)- cherry on top
  4. Paintbox Simply DK– light brown/brown – cherry handle
  5. Crochet hook size – 3,5mm – US crochet hook size – E
  6. Safety eyes – 12mm – black or you can use make them with tapestry needle, cause the crochet ones are too big.
  7. Poly fiberfill for stuffing
  8. Tapestry needle
  9. Scissors

Final measurements in height:
Mrs. Santa – 39 cm
Mr. Santa – 35 cm
Reindeer – 41 cm with the horns
Elf – 41 cm
Gingerbread cookies – 31 cm each

Special stitches :
sc2tog- insert your hook in the indicated stitch, YO, pull through ( 2 loops on the hook ), insert your hook in the next st, YO, pull through ( 3 loops on the hook ), YO, pull through all the loops.

dc3tog- YO, insert your hook in the indicated stitch, YO, pull through, ( 3 loops on the hook ), YO, pull through the first 2 loops ( 2 loops on the hook ), * YO, insert your hook in the same stitch, YO, pull through ( 4 loops on the hook ), YO, pull through the first 2 loops, ( 3 loops on the hook ) * rep 1 more time ending with 4 loops on the hook, YO pull through all the loops.

dec= sc2tog
sc2tog- single crochet 2 together
sc- single crochet
st(s) stitch(es)
dec- decrease
inc- increase

or ** repeat whatever follows the * or **
inc= make 2 single crochet to the same
prev- previous
YO- yarn over
Rnd- round
dc- double crochet
sk- skip
ch(s)- chain(s)
MR- magic ring slip stitch
sl. knot- slip knot
dc3tog- double crochet 3 together
rem- remaining

Color Legend :
R – red color
CR- cream color
W – white color
B- brown

Joining all the pieces :
When you join two body panels, make sure that the right side of the front panel is facing you while you are crocheting with a single crochet stitch around. As you crochet along the outside, you will need to switch colors where appropriate.
Stuffing – Stuff the toy when you crochet along. When you go around the leg with sc, fill it.

The dolls are made of flat pieces that we will join with a single crochet stitch later. The dolls are made of 6 panels – 2 for body and 4 for hands.

Color changing – When you switch colors, do it always before you finish your last st of the prev color yarn. Just change color before your last YO of prev st and YO with new color, then pull through the hook with the new yarn. Here is an example with colors – insert your hook into the last stitch of Color A. Pull up a loop in Color A. Then yarn over in Color B to complete the stitch. Continue with Color B until you need to switch again. When you change color, make sure that you are dropping the yarn in the back of your panel. If you wish, you can put a stitch marker on the Right Side of the panel or piece of string, so you will never wonder which one is the correct side.
Incorporating different colors – You can use the fair isle crochet technique when changing colors or pulling them from the back without cutting the yarn. Be sure that you keep the yarn at the backside of the panel. When we make the head, we will need to work on different color stitches of some rows in the pattern. The whole design is made using a single crochet stitch, so when we incorporate different colors, the stitches will be indicated with the letter of the color.

For example – “ 6W, 12CR, 6W ” – means that you should crochet the first 6 stitches with White color, the next 12 with Cream color, and the last 6 stitches with White color. When it says “ decW,” – it means you should decrease with white color yarn.

Do not forget – Make ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. For each doll, first, we will crochet both legs for each panel, and after that, we will join them and continue to crochet the body and the face.

Front and back body panel of the Gingerbread cookie with a bow :
Start with cream color yarn.
Row 1: ch 6, sc 5 ( 5 sts )
Row 2: inc, sc3, inc ( 7 sts )
Row 3-9: sc across ( 7 sts )
Row 10: inc, sc 5, inc ( 9 sts )
Row 11: sc across ( 9 sts )
Tie off.
Repeat rows 1-11 but does not tie off.
In the next row, we will join two legs of the front body panel.
Row 12: inc, sc 8 across of 1st leg, now continue on the 2nd leg and make sc 8, inc in last st ( 20 sts )
Row 13-22: sc across ( 20 sts )
Row 23: dec, sc 16, dec ( 18 sts )
Row 24-25: sc across ( 18 sts )
Row 26: dec, sc 14, dec ( 16 sts )
Row 27: sc across ( 16 sts )
Row 28: dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 sts )
Row 29: dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts )
Row 30: dec, sc 8, dec ( 10 sts )
Row 31: sc across ( 10 sts )
Now we will start the head.
Row 32: Ch 4, sc 3 along rem chs, sc 10 along prev row ( 13 sts )
Row 33: Ch 4, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem 2 chs, sc 12 along prev row, inc in last st ( 18 sts )
Row 34: inc, sc 16, inc ( 20 sts )
Row 35: inc, sc 18, inc ( 22 sts )
Row 36-46: sc across ( 22 sts )
Row 47: dec, sc 18, dec ( 20 sts )
Row 48: sc across ( 20 sts )
Switch to white color yarn. The following 2 rows are worked in white.
Row 49: sc across ( 20 sts )
Row 50: dec, sc 16, dec ( 18 sts )
Switch to cream color yarn. Rows 51- 54 are worked in vanilla cream color.
Row 51: sc across ( 18 sts )
Row 52: dec, sc 14, dec ( 16 sts )
Row 53: dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 sts )
Row 54: dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts )

Front and back body panel of the cookie with frosting and cherry on top:

Rows 1-41 are worked the same. Now we will start incorporating different colors to make the frosting on the head. Stitches will be indicated with letters instead of sc. Find the letter color in the color legend section.
Row 42: 6CR, 2W, 14CR ( 22 sts )
Row 43: 7CR, 1W, 4CR, 4W, 6CR ( 22sts )
Row 44: 5CR, 4W, 4CR, 3W, 6CR ( 22sts )
Row 45: 5CR, 5W, 3CR, 4W, 5CR ( 22sts )
Row 46: 5CR, 4W, 3CR, 5W, 5CR ( 22sts )
Switch to white color yarn. Rows 47-54 are worked in white.
Row 47: dec, sc 18, dec ( 20 sts )
Row 48-49: sc across ( 20 sts )
Row 50: dec, sc 16, dec ( 18 sts )
Row 51: sc across ( 18 sts )
Row 52: dec, sc 14, dec ( 16 sts )
Row 53: dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 sts )
Row 54: dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts )

The cherry on top: with red color
Row 1: Insert the hook in any stitch of row 54 that you wish your cherry to start from, pull a loop and ch1, make sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts. ( 3 sts )
Row 2: inc, sc 1, inc ( 5 sts )
Row 3-5: sc across ( 5 sts )
Row 6: dec, sc1, dec ( 3 sts ). Tie off.
Take brown yarn, insert the hook in the 2nd st of the last row, and pull a loop to make ch 6, sl. st along chs.

Hands : ( make 4 pieces ) with cream color yarn
Row 1: Ch 3, sc 2 ( 2 sts )
Row 2: inc 2 ( 4 sts )
Row 3-14: sc across ( 4 sts )
Tie off.

Blush on the chicks: ( make 2 pieces ) with pink color yarn.
Rnd 1: Start with a magic ring and make 6
sc into it.
Rnd 2: inc in each st around ( 12 sts )
Rnd 3: sc across ( 12 sts )

Bow: red color yarn
Row 1: Ch 25, join with sl. st in 1st ch to form a circle, sc in each ch across ( 25 sts )
Row 2-3: ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 24 sts ( 25 sts )
Take a long piece of string and tie the bow in the middle. Use the exact string to sew the bow on the head of the cookie.
Use white color yarn and a tapestry needle to make the decorations of the cookie with the bow. Make a curly line on the bottom of the belly, hands, and feet. HERE you can find instructions on how to work the chain stitch with a tapestry needle.

Assembling pieces:
1. First assembly hand pieces together 2 by 2. 2 pieces for each hand. Join them with sc st.
2. Make the eyes 3 rows below the white line with a tapestry needle. Or insert the safety eyes.
3. Sew pink blush circles just below the eyes – a little bit aside.
4. Make mouth using black string and tapestry needle.
5. Sew hands to the back panel. Join the gingerbread cookie with the bow using the sc stitch method and
the second one using the slip stitch method. For the slip stitch method, use white yarn and cream color yarn for the single crochet method.

1. The Mr. Santa Claus ragdoll / 2. Mrs. Santa Claus ragdoll / 3. Jingle the Elf ragdoll
4. Rudolph the Reindeer ragdoll / 5. Gingerbread cookie with bow / 6. Gingerbread cookie with frosting

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