Friday, November 18, 2011

~ child's gingerbread boy scarf ~






















Materials:
- 4 1/4 oz. brown worsted weight acrylic (I used Red Heart Soft)
- small amount red worsted weight acrylic
- small amount white picot ribbon
- two 3/4" black buttons
- three 3/4" white buttons
- I crochet hook

Size:  5" x 42"

Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust the size of your crochet hook
- ch 2 at beginning of Rnds 1 thru 5 do not count as a stitch

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, 12 in 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc, dc in next 2 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc, dc in next 3 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Row 6:  Ch 3, dc in same dc.  Dc in next 14 dc.  2 dc in next dc.  Ch 3, turn.  (18 dc)

Rows 7 - 79:  Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3.  Ch 3, turn.

for 1st leg:
Row 80:  Dc in next 7 dc.  Ch 3, turn. 

Rows 81 - 83:  Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 84:  Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 85:  Dc in next dc (the ch 2 and this 1st dc count as a dc decrease).  Dc in next 4 dc.  Dc last 2 dc together.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 86:  Dc in next dc (the ch 2 and this 1st dc count as a dc decrease).  Dc in next 2 dc.  Dc last 2 dc together.  End off.

For 2nd leg:
Row 80:  Skip next 4 dc on Row 79 (right after the 1st leg), join with a sl st to next dc.  Ch 3, dc in the next 7 dc.  Ch 3, turn.

Rows 81 - 86:  Repeat Rows 81 - 86 of 1st leg.

for right arm: 
Row 1:  Join with a sl st around the last dc of Row 11.  Ch 3, 2 dc around the same dc.  2 dc around the last dc of Row 10.  3 dc around the last dc of Row 9.  Ch 3, turn.

Rows 2 - 7:  Repeat Rows 81 - 86 of 1st leg.

for left arm:
Row 1:  Join with a sl st around the last dc of Row 9.  Ch 3, 2 dc around the same dc.  2 dc around the last dc of Row 10.  3 dc around the last dc of Row 11.  Ch 3, turn. 

Rows 2 - 7:  Repeat Rows 81 - 86 of 1st leg.

- sew on black buttons for eyes

- sew mouth with red yarn

- sew on white buttons to front of gingerbread boy as shown in photo

- sew or glue white picot ribbon to each arm and leg

***Debi Y's idea***
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21 comments:

  1. Very darling my little niece would love this. Looking forward to the pattern.

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  2. Oh how neat!! I like him..or her?

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  3. Thanks ladies. :)

    Vikki - it's a boy, but I guess it could be a girl if a bow is put on her head. :)

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  4. Debi,
    oh it´s soooo cute!
    Send you many Greetings and wish you a nice weekend,

    Marion

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  5. That is one cute gingerbread man. Hope your day is great. Tammy

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  6. Thank you for sharing I can't wait to get started.. Blessed day to you:)

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  7. That's a cute idea Debi! If I get the time I may try to make this.

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  8. This is sooo stinking cute...Thanks for sharing!

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  9. what a great idea his so cute. xx

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  10. How do you come up with everything? :D Love it!

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  11. Thanks beberouge and Madeleine. :)

    Madeleine - ideas pop into my head and I wonder if I can do it in crochet. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. :)

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  12. Your scarf is really cute. I can good introduce, that it will be good as a "welcome-sign" for the door maybe. Only with letters maybe "christmas" or "x-mas". What do you think? I´m so sad, we moved next weekend in our new apartment and i don´t have enough time to crochet your cute scarf... Also i don´t have enough yarn for this project... :(

    Lovely greats,
    Annika

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  13. Thanks Annika. Using the gingerbread boy scarf as a welcome sign is a great idea. Maybe you'll be able to crochet it for next year. :)

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  14. Oh this is fun! What an original idea. So kind of you to share the pattern:)

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  15. Thanks to you, I crocheted this scarf! Thank you!!

    http://notre.atelier.over-blog.com/article-echarpe-tit-biscuit-90860655.html

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  16. great idea! thanks for the pattern, and the inspiration! i do believe this will be someones gift along with a pair of jazzed up mittens. :)

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