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Do you follow the latest decorating trends? For sure you do, and that’s why you are here. In this season, gingerbread house ornaments are in. They are simply everywhere! And you don’t even have to make them from brown sugar at all. The Pottery Barn has them in ‘real’ gingerbread colors. At Crate and Barrel or Bouclair, you will find them in fashionable white or cream.
Of course, at Michaels, you can definitely buy gingerbread houses and Christmas trees. You can also buy gingerbread house ornaments alongside the very popular porcelain house with lights.
I have already written a post about gingerbread houses before. Now, though, it’s definitely time for crochet gingerbread house ornaments! Especially since crocheting your own gingerbread house Christmas ornament is not only a fun and creative activity but also a delightful way to add a personal touch to your Christmas Tree decorations.
So, let’s grab our crochet hooks and get started on this delightful project!
Materials You’ll Need:
Before diving in the crochet fun, gather your materials. You’ll need:
- Sport, DK or worsted weight yarn in gingerbread colors (brown and white are mandatory, other colors (e.g. red, green) as needed
- Crochet hook (size appropriate to the yarn weight)
- Yarn needle
- Fiberfill stuffing (recommended, but not needed in every project)
- Tiny decorative embellishments (buttons, beads, or sequins) – OPTIONAL
Now, let’s move on to the step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Foundation Chain
Start by creating a foundation chain using the brown yarn. The length of your chain will determine the size of your gingerbread house.
Step 2: Base and Walls
Follow the pattern you’ve chosen to crochet the base and walls of your gingerbread house. Typically, this involves creating rows of single crochet stitches and adding increases at the corners to form the house shape.
Step 3: Windows and Doors
Crochet windows and doors to enhance the charm of your gingerbread house. You can use white yarn to create simple square shapes for windows and rectangles for doors.
Step 4: Roof
Choose a contrasting color (perhaps red or white) for the roof. Follow the pattern to create the roof by working rows of single crochet stitches or other specified stitches.
Step 5: Assembly
Once all the pieces are crocheted, it’s time to assemble your gingerbread house. Use a yarn needle and the same yarn color to sew the pieces together. Remember to leave an opening for stuffing!
Step 6: Stuffing and Closing
Carefully stuff your gingerbread house with fiberfill until it’s plump, stays upright and holds its shape. Then, sew the opening closed.
Step 7: Decorate
Let your creativity shine by adding tiny decorative embellishments to your gingerbread house. Attach buttons, beads, or sequins to simulate candies and other festive details. Truly make it your own.
Best Free Gingerbread House Christmas Tree Ornament Patterns
Here are the best patterns to follow:
Gingerbread House Applique by Raffaella Tassoni
Check out this Raffaella Tassoni’s charming gingerbread house applique. If you are looking for an easy 2D pattern, without stuffing, this will be it. This pattern offers a unique twist, perfect for adding a touch of sweetness to your holiday projects.
Go to the free pattern page here.
Buy the yarn to make this project: Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
Gingerbread House by Esther
Esther’s gingerbread house pattern, is another fantastic option. Follow Esther’s pattern to create a classic gingerbread house ornament, complete with all the cozy details.
The pattern can be found here.
Buy the yarn to make this project: Katia Capri
Christmas Gingerbread House by Ragnhild Hynne Uebler:
Ragnhild Hynne Uebler’s gingerbread house pattern brings a touch of Scandinavian charm. Dive into this pattern for a delightful ornament that captures the essence of a winter wonderland. Maybe match it with some Scandinavian gnomes?
The free pattern showcased here.
Gingerbread House by Vira Velmozhna
Explore Vira Velmozhna’s gingerbread house for a festive addition to your Christmas tree. As this pattern is stuffed, but only slightly is a beautiful mid-way between 2D patterns above and 3D patterns below. (Does it make it 2.5 D then? 😉
Go to the free pattern here.
Buy the yarn to make this project: Scheepjes Catona Yarn
Gingerbread House Ornament by Elisa Sartori
Elisa Sartori’s Gingerbread House provides a free and easy-to-follow crochet guide. Create a cozy gingerbread house ornament with Elisa’s pattern. It will be perfect for adding warmth to your holiday decor.
This pattern is available here.
Buy the yarn to make this project: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK
Congratulations! You’ve successfully crocheted your very own gingerbread house ornament. We hope this guide, inspired by the creativity of talented crocheters, has made the process enjoyable and straightforward. Feel free to experiment with colors and embellishments on the sides of the house (like e.g candy canes) to make your ornament truly unique. Happy crocheting, and may your holiday season be filled with warmth and handmade joy!
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