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    Sweet Gingerbread Boy Pin

    Copyright 1999 - 2005 Beverly A. Qualheim - All Rights reserved
    This would be a lovely little gift for a friend who likes pins, you can also tie it to a gift for a special tag.

    Basic gingerbread man minus eyes and ribbon

    Size G crochet hook
    1/2 oz brown knitting worsted yarn (4 ply)
    small amount of cream or white colored yarn
    thin silky green or red ribbon for bow.
    2 wiggly eyes per man
    (ch=chain, sl=slip stitch, sc=single crochet, hdc=half double crochet, dc=double crochet, tr=triple crochet, dtr=double triple crochet)

    Rnd 1:
    With brown ch 5, 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 2 chs, 3 sc in last ch; now working in the free loops from your beginning ch, sc in the next 3 chs; join with a sl st; 10 sc.

    Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in that same st and in the next st.  Sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc; join:  (you now have 16 sc)

    [In the same st work (sc, hdc, dc, tr, 2 dtr), in next sc work (2 dtr, tr, dc, hdc, sc, sl st)],

    slip st in next 2 sc,
    Ch 5, dc in 3rd ch from the hook and in the next 2 chs , slip st in next sc, sc in next 2 sc,

    * sl st in the next  sc, ch 6, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 3 chs, slip st in next sc *, sc in next sc and repeat from * to * one time,

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    Then sc in next 2 sc, sl st in next sc, ch 5, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, sl st in next sc. 

    Finish off leaving 2" tail of yarn to weave back through the back of the gingerbread boy.

    EDGING: Join cream or white colored yarn to the last st, (on the top of the gingerbread boy - see above drawing)  then sl st around the entire gingerbread boy.  You can also do this by using a yarn needle and yarn and do a sewed chain stitch around the top of the boy.

    Use craft glue or hot glue to stick on 2 wiggly eyes.
    Add a sew on pin or glued pin to the back.  You can also make this into a fridgie by adding a magnet strip.  Or tie a piece of gold yarn to the top on the head and tie to a gift.

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