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Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament Or Pin Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament Or Pin Knitting Pattern

Cute gingerbread man knits up in about an hour in garter stitch. Use it as a hanging Christmas ornament or a pin.

Size:
About 4" tall

Materials:
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) needles
Brown and white worsted weight yarn
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
18 sts=4" in garter st (not vital)

Instructions
Head
With brown, CO 3 sts, leaving a long tail to make hanging loop.
K 1 row.
K1, M1, k1, M1, k1-5 sts
K 2 rows.
K1, M1, k3, M1, k1-7 sts
K 3 rows.
SSK, k3, k2tog-5 sts
K 1 row.
SSK, k1, k2tog-3 sts
Neck
K 2 rows.
Arms And Body
Using the Cable Cast On, CO 8 sts beg next 2 rows-19 sts
K 3 rows.
BO 5 sts beg next 2 rows-9 sts
K 3 rows.
K1, M1, k7, M1, k1-11 sts
K 2 rows.
SSK, k7, k2tog-9 sts
Legs
K4, place rem sts on holder.
K 2 rows.
K2tog, k1, M1, k1
K 1 row.
K2tog, k1, M1, k1
K 1 row.
BO.
Place 5 sts from holder back on needle.
Attach yarn and BO 1 st, k to end.
K 2 rows.
K1, M1, k1, k2tog
K 1 row.
K1, M1, k1, k2tog
K 1 row.
BO.

Finishing
With white, make two French Knots for eyes and 3 down center of body for buttons. Use a running stitch to make mouth.
Weave in ends on WS. Attach pin or complete hanging loop.
If desired, stiffen using a commercial stiffening product or starch.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


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