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How to Crochet a Gingerbread Village
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How to Crochet a Gingerbread Village

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1+ Days

With all the excitement for Christmas, what better way to let your creativity flow than by creating a gingerbread village! Baking gingerbread is always super fun, but it won’t last forever – especially if it’s really tasty. Why not crochet your gingerbread houses instead?

Build the base then customise with your own colours and decorations, or follow the look we’ve gone for, with some pretty buttons and cute, colourful pom-poms. Follow this pattern to make your own amigurumi crochet gingerbread village.

Project and instructions by Mike Scriven & Jordon Graham (Beardie and Blondie).

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Gingerbread Village

Colour A: Honey

Colour B: White

Colour C: Light Pink

Colour D: Bright Lilac

Colour E: Aqua

Colour F: Red

Colour G: Green

Colour H: Yellow

 

Abbreviations

Dc: Double Crochet

Hrt: Half Treble Crochet

Tr: Treble Crochet

Slst: Slip Stitch

Ch: Chain

St: Stitch

Inc: 2 dc in next st

Dec: Dc2tog

Tr-inc: 2 tr in next st

Popcorn: [Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over pull up a loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops] 3 times in the same stitch (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 4 loops to complete the stitch.

picot- 3 ch, slst into 3rd ch from hook

House 1 Front (make 2)

Using A. 

Row 1: Ch 26, starting in 3rd ch from hook, 24 tr, turn. (24)

Rows 2-8: 1 ch, 24 tr, turn. 

Row 9: 1 ch, [1 tr2tog, 6 tr] 3 times, turn. (21)

Row 10: 1 ch, [1 tr2tog, 5 tr] 3 times, turn. (18)

Row 11: 1 ch, [1 tr2tog, 4 tr] 3 times, turn. (15)

Row 12: 1 ch, [1 tr2tog, 3 tr] 3 times, turn. (12)

Row 13: 1 ch, [1 tr2tog, 2 tr] 3 times, turn. (9) 

Row 14: 1 ch, [1 tr2tog, 1 tr] 3 times, turn. (6)

Row 15: 1 ch, 3 tr2tog. (3)

Finishing: Dc around entire piece to create a smooth edge. Fasten off. 

House 1 Side

Using A. 

Row 1: Ch 26, starting in 3rd ch from hook, 24 tr, turn. (24)

Rows 2-29: 1 ch, 24 tr, turn. 

Finishing: Dc around entire piece to create a smooth edge. Fasten off. 

House 1 Roof (make 2)

Using B. 

Row 1: Ch 33, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 32 dc, turn. (32)

Row 2: In FLO, [skip 1, 5 htr in next st, skip 1, slst] 8 times, turn. (40)

Row 3: 1 ch, work in BLO of row 1, dc across, turn. (32)

Rows 4-5: 1 ch, dc across, turn. 

Repeat rows 2-5 five times as Rows 6-25.

Row 26: In FLO, [skip 1, 5 htr in next st, skip 1, slst] 8 times, turn. (40)

Finishing: Fasten off. 

Chimney

Using B. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: 6 inc. (12)

Rnd 3: In BLO, 12 popcorn. 

Change to A. 

Rnds 4-10: Dc around. 

Rnd 11: 6 htr, skip 6. 

Finishing: Slst and fasten off. 

House 2

Front (make 2)

Using A. 

Row 1: Ch 26, starting in 3rd ch from hook, 24 tr, turn. (24)

Rows 2-18: 1 ch, 24 tr, turn. 

Row 19: 1 ch, 6 slst, 1 ch, 12 tr, skip 6. (12)

Rows 20- 21: 1 ch, 12 tr, turn. 

Finishing: Dc around entire piece to create a smooth edge. Fasten off.

House 2 Side

Using A. 

Row 1: Ch 14, starting in 3rd ch from hook, 12 tr, turn. (12)

Rows 2-68: 1 ch, 12 tr, turn. 

Finishing: Dc around entire piece to create a smooth edge. Fasten off.

House 3

Using A. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: 6 inc. (12)

Rnd 3: [1 inc, 1 dc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [1 inc, 2 dc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [1 inc, 3 dc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [1 inc, 4 dc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7: [1 inc, 5 dc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 8: [1 inc, 6 dc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 9: [1 inc, 7 dc] 6 times. (54)

Rnd 10: [1 inc, 8 dc] 6 times. (60)

Rnd 11: [1 inc, 9 dc] 6 times. (66)

Rnd 12: [1 inc, 10 dc] 6 times. (72)

Rnd 13: In BLO, dc around. 

Rnds 14-24: Tr around. 

Rnd 25: Dc around. 

Finishing: Slst and fasten off. 

House 3 Roof

Using B. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 tr into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 1 tr] 3 times. (9)

Rnd 3: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 2 tr] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 4: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 3 tr] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 5: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 4 tr] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 6: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 2 tr] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 7: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 3 tr] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 8: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 4 tr] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 9: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 5 tr] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 10: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 6 tr] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 11: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 3 tr] 12 times. (60)

Rnd 12: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 4 tr] 12 times. (72)

Rnd 13: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 5 tr] 12 times. (84)

Rnd 14: In BLO, [1 tr-inc, 6 tr] 12 times. (96)

Rnd 15: [skip 1, 5 htr in next st, skip 1, slst] 24 times. (120)

Finishing: Slst and fasten off. 

Presents

Present 1 (make 3)

Make one in C, D, E. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: 6 inc. (12)

Rnd 3: [1 inc, 1 dc] 6 times. (18)

Finishing: Slst and fasten off. 

 

Present 2 (make 3)

Make one in C, D, E. 

Row 1: 5 ch, starting in 3rd ch from hook, 4 tr, turn. (4)

Rows 2-6: 1 ch, 4 tr, turn.

Finishing: Dc around entire piece to create a smooth edge. Fasten off.

Present 3 (make 3)

 

Make one in C, D, E. 

Row 1: 7 ch, starting in 3rd ch from hook, 6 tr, turn. (6)

Rows 2-4: 1 ch, 6 tr, turn.

Finishing: Dc around entire piece to create a smooth edge. Fasten off.

Door (make 3)

Make one in C, D, E. 

Row 1: 9 ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 8 dc, 3 dc in next st, work other side of the ch, 8 dc, turn. (19)

Row 2: 1 ch, 8 dc, 3 inc, 8 dc, turn. (22)

Row 3: 1 ch, 8 dc, [1 inc, 1 dc] 3 times, 8 dc, turn. (25)

Change to B. 

Row 4: [1 ch, 1 slst] 25 times. 

Finishing: Fasten off. 

Window (make 12)

Using B. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: 6 inc. (12)

Rnd 3: [1 inc, 1 dc] 6 times. (18)

Change yarn. Make 4 with C, D, E. 

Rnd 4: [1 ch, 1 slst] 18 times. 

Finishing: Fasten off. 

Trees

Big Tree (make 2)

Using B. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: [1 inc, 1 dc] 3 times. (9)

Rnd 3: [1 inc, 2 dc] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 4: [1 inc, 3 dc] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 5: [1 inc, 4 dc] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 6: [1 inc, 5 dc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 7: [1 inc, 6 dc] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 8: In FLO, [skip 1, 3 htr in next st, skip 1, slst] 6 times. (18)

Change to G. 

Rnd 9: Working in BLO of Rnd 7, dc around. (24)

Rnd 10: [1 inc, 3 dc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 11: [1 inc, 9 dc] 3 times. (33)

Rnds 12-15: Dc around. 

Rnd 16: [1 dec, 9 dc] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 17: In BLO, [1 dec, 3 dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 18: [1 dec, 2 dc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 19: [1 dec, 1 dc] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 20: 6 dec. (6)

Finishing: Stuff, fasten off and sew hole closed. 

 

Small Tree (make 2)

Using B. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: [1 inc, 1 dc] 3 times. (9)

Rnd 3: [1 inc, 2 dc] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 4: [1 inc, 2 dc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 5: In FLO, [skip 1, 3 htr in next st, skip 1, slst] 4 times. (12)

Change to G. 

Rnd 6: Working in BLO of Rnd 5, dc around. (16)

Rnd 7: [1 inc, 3 dc] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 8: [1 inc, 4 dc] 4 times. (24)

Rnds 9-10: Dc around. 

Rnd 11: [1 dec, 4 dc] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 12: In BLO, [1 dec, 2 dc] 5 times. (15)

Rnd 13: [1 dec, 1 dc] 5 times. (10)

Rnd 14: 5 dec. (5)

Finishing: Stuff, fasten off and sew hole closed. 

Bow (make 3)

Using F. 

Rnd 1: [2 ch, 2 tr, 2 ch, 1 slst] 2 times. (4)

Finishing: Fasten off. Wrap tail around centre to act as the knot. 

Door Wreath (make 6)

Make two in B, F, and G. 

Row 1: 31 ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 30 inc. (60)

Finishing: Fasten off and spiral. 

Star 

Using H. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: 6 inc. (12)

Rnd 3: [1 slst, (1 htr, 1 picot, 1 htr) in next st] 6 times. (12)

Finishing: Slst and fasten off. 

Bunting (make 15)

Make five in C, D, and E. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Finishing: Slst and fasten off. 

Wreath

Using G. 

Row 1: Ch 76, [skip 1, 5 htr in next st, skip 1, slst] 19 times. 

Finishing: Fasten off. 

Snowman

Using B. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: 6 inc. (12)

Rnd 3: [1 inc, 1 dc] 6 times. (18)

Rnds 4-6: Dc around. 

Rnd 7: [1 dec, 1 dc] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 8: In FLO, [1 inc, 1 dc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: [1 inc, 2 dc] 6 times. (24)

Rnds 10-13: Dc around. 

Rnd 14: [1 dec, 6 dc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 15: In FLO, 1 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc, 4 slst, 1 dc, 1 htr, 1 dc, 5 slst, 1 htr, 2 tr in next st, 1 htr, 1 slst. (12)

Rnd 16: Working into BLO of Rnd 14, [1 dec, 1 dc] 7 times. (14)

Rnd 17: [1 dec, 1 dc] 7 times. (7)

Finishing: Stuff, sew hole shut and fasten off. 

 

Arms (make 2)

Using A. 

Row 1: Ch 5. 

Finishing: Fasten off. 

 

Scarf

Using F. 

Row 1: Ch 24. 

Finishing: Fasten off. 

 

Hat

Using D. 

Rnd 1: Work 6 dc into a magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2: In BLO, dc around. 

Rnd 3: In FLO, 6 inc. (12)

Finishing: Slst and fasten off. 

Assembly:

·         Embroider a cross on each Window using either C, D or E. 

·         Embroider a cross on each Present using either C, D or E. Use the excess yarn to tie a bow at the top. 

·         Twist the Door Wreath pieces together to create a pattern. Make combinations BF, BG and FG. 

·         Sew the matching ends together for each Door Wreath, creating a circle. 

·         Sew a Bow at the top of each completed Door Wreath. 

·         Feed the Bunting pieces in a pattern onto a length of yarn. 

·         Wrap the Scarf around the Snowman. 

·         Sew the Arms to the Snowman. 

·         Sew the Hat to the Snowman. 

·         Embroider eyes on the Snowman using a scrap of dark brown or black yarn. 

·         Using B, crochet one House 1 Front to the long edge of House 1 Side. Repeat for the other House 1 Front.  

·         Using B, crochet Row 1 of each House 1 Roof piece together. 

·         Stuff House 1 and sew the completed Roof to the completed house. 

·         Using B, crochet one House 2 Front to the long edge of House 2 Side. Repeat for the other House 2 Front. Remember to stuff as you go. 

·         Stuff and sew House 3 to House 3 Roof. 

·         Sew a Door, matching set of 4 Windows, matching set of Presents and a Door Wreath to each of the 3 houses. 

·         Sew the Wreath onto House 2. 

·         Sew the Bunting and Star onto House 3. 

·         Decorate all 3 houses with pom poms and buttons. 

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