Gingerbread Man Brooch

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With Honey and H hook, make magic circle, or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 and work 10 hdc into circle. Sl st to top of 1st hdc to join. (10 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2, work (2 hdc) 10 times. Sl st to top of 1st hdc to join. (20 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, [(2 hdc), 1 hdc] 10 times. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (30 sts) Do not break off. Continue to work in rows for the body.



Row 1: Ch 2 and hdc in same space (go thru both loops to avoid making a hole), 4 more hdc evenly across. (5 sts) Turn.

Rows 2-3: Ch 2, 5 hdc. Turn. (5 sts). Do not break off. Continue to work on one of the legs.


Leg #1:

Row 4: Ch 2, and 2 hdc evenly, leaving remaining sts unworked (2 sts). Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, skip one hdc, and (3 sc) and sl st in last hdc. Break off.


Leg #2:

With wrong side of the cookie facing you, insert hook into 2nd to last hdc of body Row 3.

Row 1: Repeat Row 4.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc in 1st stitch. Sl st in last st and break off.



Insert hook where head and body join and work moving away from the head.

Row 1: Ch 2 and hdc in same space. Hdc in next hdc. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, and hdc in same space. Hdc in next hdc. Break off.


Repeat Rows 1-2 on the other side of the body.


Weave in all ends, making sure especially that there isn’t a big hole in the middle of the face where your magic ring was.


To work the white Icing, insert hook into crotchal area (I find this is the most logical place to hide any inconsistency), and with White, sl st evenly along the edge of the cookie. Exercise control while you sl st around. These sl sts should NOT warp the cookie in any way. If your cookie is starting to curl inward, you are sl st’ing too tightly or too far apart. You do want the sl sts to look as uniform as possible. When you go all the way around and get back to the crotchal area, I cut the yarn and just pull the tail all the way up and out of the top of the cookie and then use a tapestry needle to weave it back down to the back of the cookie to tie off and weave in the end. I think this looks more clean than breaking off the normal way, but you can figure out what works best for you, too.

To work the Smile, use Pink and sl st evenly along the spaces between Rnd 2 and Rnd 3 of the head, which form a perfect smile guide. Break off and weave ends into the back of the cookie.


Glue on eyes and pompoms!

5 Comments on “Gingerbread Man Brooch”

  • Karen Brathwaite


    Thank you Ms. Twinkie for the Gingerbread Man pin. And may you and your family have a blessed holiday season.

  • Cassandra


    Hi and thank you. I’m wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

    PS. thanks so much for sharing your design.

  • wooly brain


    Thanks Twinkie for awesome, gingerbread man brooch ❤️

  • Elaine Kidd


    love your creative mind Twinkie you are the bomb diggity dog

    • TwinkieChan


      You’re so sweet, Elaine, thank you!

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