Crochet Gingerbread House Ornament Applique – (Free Pattern)

Crochet Gingerbread House Ornament Applique was first released as part of my Christmas Granny Square CAL.

For my Christmas blanket, I made this cute gingerbread house applique to decorate one of the granny squares.

Gingerbread House Applique and Granny Square - Crochet Pattern

However, this pattern also makes the cutest Gingerbread House ornament, gift tag, or home decor idea. So, this year, I made a couple of these to hang around my house for the Holiday and they look super yummy!

Find more Christmas appliques and ornaments here on the blog…

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12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

My crochet Gingerbread House Ornament pattern is featured in the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop hosted and organized by Susanna over at Fosbas Designs.

This year, Susanna had this idea to squeeze a huge blog hop in just 12 days! This means that every day, you’ll be able to get many free patterns instead of just one.

The blog hop covers any pattern you might need to crochet for the Holidays, from Christmas hats, gloves, and scarves to home decor projects, Christmas tree ornaments, and other nice gift ideas!

How does it work?

As for many blog hops, you can either wait for each day and hop around each blog to get the free patterns or get all the patterns at once with the 12 Days of Christmas Crochet Bundle!

Pattern Bundle

The pattern bundle includes all the patterns featured in the blog hop and also has a couple of additional bonuses by Susanna.

The bundle comes with a discount of more than 90% compared to purchasing each individual pattern, so it’s a really great deal! Take a look at the bundle HERE!

12 Days of Christmas Bundle

Blog Hop

If getting the bundle is not your thing right now, you can still get all the patterns by participating in the blog hop!

The blog hop will start on October 27th, 2021, and each day, you can visit the main Round-Up post HERE to find the coupon code for the day and the links to the featured designs.

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop - Round Up Post

Then, follow the links to the patterns of the day and claim your pattern on Ravelry!

To get the free pattern of the Gingerbread House Ornament Applique, go to the listing on Ravelry HERE.

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AD-FREE Printable PATTERN

The ad-free, printable pattern of the Gingerbread House Ornament is available in all on Ravelry and LoveCrafts as part of the Gingerbread House Granny Square pattern. On Etsy, you can find the pattern on the applique alone!

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Materials

  • Sport (2, Fine) Weight Yarn
  • 2.5-mm (C/2 US, 12 UK) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Yarn

I used Schachenmayr Catania in the following colors:

  • A – Camel (00179)
  • B – Natural (00105)
  • C – Maroon (00157)

Feel free to use any yarn with the appropriate hook.

Size

3.5″ (9 cm) by 3.5″ (9 cm).

Gauge

15 sc for 8 rows in 2″ (5 cm).

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Dec – Decrease
  • Drop St – Drop Stitch
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Inc – Increase
  • MCMagic Circle
  • Picot – Picot Stitch
  • RS – Right Side
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • St – Stitch
  • Yo – Yarn over

Special Stitches

Decrease (Dec)
One increase consists of 2 sts worked together.

Drop Stitch (Drop St)
See notes in the pattern.

Increase (Inc)
One increase consists of 2 sts worked in the same indicated st. The pattern indicates whether you need to work a sc, hdc, or dc inc.

Magic Circle
Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the Magic Circle HERE.

Picot Stitch (Picot)
Ch 3, sl st in the back bump of the first ch.

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern says to “sc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 sc in each of the next two sts.
  • *… – Repeat the instruction from * for the indicated number of times.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within round brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instruction within square brackets all in the same indicated st.

Gingerbread House Christmas Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Gingerbread House Ornament Applique - Raffamusa Designs

Gingerbread House Applique

With A, ch 13.

Row 1. Sc in second ch from your hook and in each st across. (12 sts)

Row 2. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 11. (13 sts)

Row 3. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 12. (14 sts)

Row 4. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 13. (15 sts)

Row 5. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 14. (16 sts)

Row 6. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 15. (17 sts)

Row 7. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 16. (18 sts)

Row 8. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 17. (19 sts)

Row 9. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 18. (20 sts)

Row 10. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 19. (21 sts)

Row 11. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 20. (22 sts)

Row 12. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 21. (23 sts)

Row 13. Ch 1, turn. Sc inc 1, sc 22. (24 sts)

Row 14-15. Ch 1, turn. Sc 24. (24 sts)

Roof Shaping

Row 16. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 20, sc dec 1. (22 sts)

Row 17. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 18, sc dec 1. (20 sts)

Row 18. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 16, sc dec 1. (18 sts)

Row 19. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 14, sc dec 1. (16 sts)

Row 20. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 12, sc dec 1. (14 sts)

Row 21. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 10, sc dec 1. (12 sts)

Row 22. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 8, sc dec 1. (10 sts)

Row 23. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 6, sc dec 1. (8 sts)

Row 24. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 4, sc dec 1. (6 sts)

Row 25. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1, sc 2, sc dec 1. (4 sts)

Row 26. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 2. (2 sts)

Row 27. Ch 1, turn. Sc dec 1. (1 st)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ice on the Roof

Notes

  • Crochet the ice on the sides of rows 14-27 of the gingerbread house applique.
  • Drop St: Identify the st that corresponds to the next but is two or three rows below. Insert your hook into that st two/three rows below, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on your hook.
  • On the first half of the roof, make your drop sts two rows below, and on the second half of the roof, make your drop sts three rows below.
  • On the left side of the roof (or right side if you are left-handed), pay extra attention not to miss any rows! The first sc after a drop st might be difficult to make because it goes in a row that is very well hidden by your drop st. So, move the drop st to the side with your fingers and make sure to make all your sc.

With your 3.5-mm hook, join B on the side of row 14 of the gingerbread house applique.

Row 1. *Sc 2 on the side of row 14, sc 2, drop st 1. Without skipping the row behind the drop st, (sc 2, drop st 1) 5 more times. [Sc 3] in the st on row 27 of the gingerbread house. (Drop st 1, sc 2) 6 times. [Sc 2] on the side of row 14. (43 sts)

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Candy Applique

(Make 5)

With C, make a MC.

Round 1. Sc 6 in MC. Join the round with a sl st into the first st. (6 sts)

Tighten the MC and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Door Applique

With C, ch 22.

Row 1. Sc in second ch from your hook, sc 6, (sc inc 1, sc 2) twice, sc inc 1, sc 7. (24 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Small Heart Applique

With B, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc 2, hdc 2, ch 1, dc 1, ch 1, hdc 2, dc 2, ch 2, sl st into MC.

Tighten the MC and fasten off yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Finishing

Attach the door, the candies, and the heart appliques on the gingerbread house.

With a length of B, embroider the door.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

If you are going to use the gingerbread house applique as a Christmas tree ornament, I suggest you make it sturdier by either:

  • Blocking
  • Adding a paper layer on the back of the gingerbread house.
Crochet Gingerbread House Ornament Applique - Raffamusa Designs

To do so:

  • Place the gingerbread house on a piece of paper;
  • Draw around the shape of the house using a pencil;
  • Cut the paper following the lines;
  • Glue the piece of paper to the back of the gingerbread house applique using some liquid, all-purpose glue. For better adherence, I suggest you let it dry under something heavy, such as a pile of books;
  • For hanging the ornament, make a short hanging loop by drawing a short length of yarn through the ch-1 space on top of the roof. Make a knot at the top and cut the extra tails.

Well done, your crochet Gingerbread House Ornament Applique is Ready!

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern. I would love to see your Christmas ornaments on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I don’t miss your pics and creations!

Find more Christmas crochet patterns here on the blog…

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