Knitted Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament

The Knitted Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament is the perfect addition to your holiday decor! This adorable ornament brings a cozy and festive feel to your Christmas tree, adding a touch of handmade charm to your home. Its intricate details and warm cinnamon color make it a delightful choice for spreading holiday cheer. Imagine your tree adorned with these cute gingerbread men, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for the holiday season. Whether you hang it on the tree, use it as a gift topper, or even as part of a DIY wreath, this knitted ornament is sure to bring smiles and warmth to all who see it. Get ready to infuse your home with the spirit of Christmas with this delightful Knitted Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament!

Size:
About 4" tall

Materials:
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) needles
Brown and white worsted weight yarn
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
18 sts=4" in garter st (not vital)

Instructions
Head
With brown, CO 3 sts, leaving a long tail to make hanging loop.
K 1 row.
K1, M1, k1, M1, k1-5 sts
K 2 rows.
K1, M1, k3, M1, k1-7 sts
K 3 rows.
SSK, k3, k2tog-5 sts
K 1 row.
SSK, k1, k2tog-3 sts
Neck
K 2 rows.
Arms And Body
Using the Cable Cast On, CO 8 sts beg next 2 rows-19 sts
K 3 rows.
BO 5 sts beg next 2 rows-9 sts
K 3 rows.
K1, M1, k7, M1, k1-11 sts
K 2 rows.
SSK, k7, k2tog-9 sts
Legs
K4, place rem sts on holder.
K 2 rows.
K2tog, k1, M1, k1
K 1 row.
K2tog, k1, M1, k1
K 1 row.
BO.
Place 5 sts from holder back on needle.
Attach yarn and BO 1 st, k to end.
K 2 rows.
K1, M1, k1, k2tog
K 1 row.
K1, M1, k1, k2tog
K 1 row.
BO.

Finishing
With white, make two French Knots for eyes and 3 down center of body for buttons. Use a running stitch to make mouth.
Weave in ends on WS. Attach pin or complete hanging loop.
If desired, stiffen using a commercial stiffening product or starch.

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