Gingerbread Patterns to Crochet

Saturday, December 12 is National Gingerbread House Day! To celebrate, here are 20 free patterns from Yarnspirations and blogger friends for gingerbread houses, gingerbread people, and other gingerbread items. These gingerbread patterns, both free and paid, will last for years!

Gingerbread is a classic holiday treat, and making gingerbread houses and gingerbread people is a time-honored tradition. While these project can’t be eaten, they’re just as much fun to make and you can use them next year as well. Start your collection this year and add to it every season for an entire collection!

Gingerbread Patterns to Crochet

Projects to Wear

You and your family can wear these projects: an apron, a skirt, baby clothes, and boot cuffs!

Projects for the Home

Gingerbread houses and people can be crocheted in all kinds of projects for the home! Throws, baskets, table setting items, and more can be covered with representations of your favorite treat.


Dress your tree with these ornaments of gingerbread houses and people.

Gingerbread Patterns to Crochet

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