Gingerbread Pal

Design by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

Gingerbread Pal by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.
Gingerbread Pal by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

This silly gingerbread cookie is sized as a handheld softie, but can also be used as an ornament or gift tag.

Finished Size: Approximately 5” (13 cm) tall x 3” (7.5 cm) wide before stuffing.

Skills Used

  • Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, slip stitch
  • Crocheting flat in rows, crocheting in the round, increasing Changing colors, embroidery back stitch (includes linked video tutorials)
  • Seaming with the mattress stitch (includes linked photo tutorial)
  • Special stitches: bob, sc2tog (includes written description and linked video tutorial)


  • Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn (100% acrylic, 16 oz/454 g, 1,020 yd/932 m) – 1 skein in 126 Umber (CA), or approximately 45 yd (41 m) in CA in any medium weight yarn.
  • Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/219 yd/220 m) – 1 skein each in 113 Garnet (CB) and 172 Ivy (CC), or approximately 5 yd (4.5 m) each in CB and CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • WeCrochet Bright US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber Fill – 12 ounce bag.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set, or locking stitch markers.
  • Clover Chibi bent-tip yarn needle.

Gauge: 10 sc = 2” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Skill Level: Intermediate

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