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Gleeful Gingerbread Friend
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: 80975AD This gingerbread cookie amigurumi makes the perfect Christmas toy. Give it as a gift with a box of cookies, or decorate your kitchen for the holiday season.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 6 in. (15 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee

Warm medium brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (A)

861-100 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Diamond

Brilliant white with silver sparkle


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (B)

861-113 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Ruby Red

Bright scarlet red with ruby sparkle


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 6 mm diameter Fiberfill stuffing Small amount pink yarn
STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
1.

Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.


2.

B and C are worked with 2 strands held tog.

Wind B and C into 2 balls before beg.


INSTRUCTIONS



GINGERBREAD MAN
HEAD AND BODY
Beg at top of head, with A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnds 6-11: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.

Following package directions, attach safety eyes.

Begin stuffing piece, continuing to stuff as work progresses.


Rnd 14: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 15: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnds 16-23: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 24: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 25: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 sts.


Rnd 26: *Sc2tog, rep from * around - 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long end.

Thread end into blunt needle and gather sts tightly tog.

Fasten off.



ARMS AND LEGS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around.

Change to 2 strands of B.


Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around.

Change to A.


Rnds 5-7: Sc in each sc around, stuffing as work progresses.


Rnd 8: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around - 8 sts.

Fasten off.



BUTTONS (make 2)
With 2 strands of C held tog, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew Arms and Legs to body.

Sew Buttons to chest.

With C, embroider straight st smile.

With pink yarn, embroider French knot cheeks.

Tie a length of B around neck for bowtie.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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