Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ Ho Ho Celebrations Gingerbread House
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Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ Ho Ho Celebrations Gingerbread House

In just a few hours, crochet this sweet little gingerbread house for the holidays.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads(R) Impeccableâ„¢ (Solids 4.5 oz/128 g): Main Color (MC): 2 balls of (01011 Soft Taupe), Contrast A: 1 ball of (01005 White), Contrast B: 1 ball of (01246 Lush), Contrast C: 1 ball of (01705 Bright Red), Contrast D: 1 ball of (01201 Aqua)
  • Sizes U.S. F or 5 (3.75 mm) and U.S. G or 6 (4 mm) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stuffing
 

Project Instructions

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 6" (15 cm) wide x 6½" (16.5 cm) long x 6" (15 cm) high.  

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Rem = Remaining
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Yoh = Yarn over hook 

GAUGE
15 sc and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger hook.  

INSTRUCTIONS
FRONT and BACK (make 2 pieces alike).

**With MC and larger hook, ch 24.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
1 sc in each ch to end of chain. 23 sc. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 3" (7.5 cm), ending with a WS row.**  

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – sc2 tog made. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2 tog. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows once more. 19 sts.  

Next row: Ch 1. Sc2 tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2 tog. Turn.

Rep last row until 3 sts rem.

Next row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 3 sts. Yoh and draw through all 4 loops on hook – sc3 tog made. Fasten off.  

Door: With B and smaller hook, ch 9.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. 8 sc. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row 8 times more.

Next row: Ch 1. Sc2 tog. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2 tog. Turn.

Next row: Ch 1. Sc2 tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2 tog. Fasten off.  

Edging: With RS facing and smaller hook, join A with sl st in bottom corner of Door. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp. Work sc evenly around outer edge of Door to opposite corner. Fasten off.  

Note: To join new color, work to last 2 loops on hook. Draw new color through last 2 loops then proceed in new color.  

Right Candy Cane: With C and smaller hook, ch 13.

1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, joining A. (With A, 1 hdc in next ch, joining C. With C, 1 hdc in next ch, joining A) 3 times. (With A, 1 hdc, joining C. With C,1 hdc, joining A. With A, 1 hdc, joining C) all in next ch. With C, 1 hdc in next ch, joining A. With A, 1 hdc in next ch, joining C. With C, 1 hdc in last ch. Fasten off.  

Left Candy Cane: With C and smaller hook, ch 13.

1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, joining A. With A, 1 hdc in next ch, joining C. With C, 1 hdc in next ch, joining A. (With A, 1 hdc, joining C. With C, 1 hdc, joining A. With A, 1 hdc, joining C) all in next ch. (With C, 1 hdc in next ch, joining A. With A, 1 hdc in next ch, joining C) 3 times. With C,1 hdc in last ch. Fasten off.  

Large Candy

Decoration: With D and smaller hook, ch 4.

1st rnd: 9 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join A with sl st to top of ch 3. 10 dc.

2nd rnd: With A, ch 1. (1 sc, joining C. With B, 1 sc, joining A) all in same sp as last sl st. *(With A, 1 sc, joining C. With C, 1 sc, joining A) all in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.  

Sew Door, Candy Canes and Large Candy Decoration in position to Front as shown.  

Rear Window: With A, work chain stitch embroidery on Back for window.  

SIDES (make 2).

Work from ** to ** as given for Front and Back. Fasten off.  

ROOF

With MC and larger hook, ch 26.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. 25 sc. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 5” (12.5 cm), ending with a WS row.  

Next row: (fold line). Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row until work from fold line measures 5" (12.5 cm), ending with a WS row. Do not fasten off.

Side edging: Ch 1. Work 37 sc evenly along side edge of Roof. Fasten off.

With RS facing and larger hook, join MC with sl st at opposite side of Roof. Ch 1. Work 37 sc evenly along side edge of Roof. Fasten off.  

Icing edging: With RS facing and larger hook, join A with sl st in first sc worked in side edging. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp. *Miss next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * across side of Roof. Work 2 sc in next sc of last row of Roof (corner). *Miss next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * 3 times more across last row of Roof, working 2 sc in last sc (corner). 1 sc in next sc of side of Roof. *Miss next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * across opposite side of Roof. Work 2 sc in next rem loop of foundation ch of Roof (corner). *Miss next 2 ch. 5 dc in next ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * 3 times more across foundation row of Roof, working 2 sc in last ch (corner). Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.  

Icing layers (make 8).

With MC and larger hook, ch 26. Join A. Break MC.

Next row: With A, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Miss next 2 ch. 5 dc in next ch. Miss next  2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Fasten off.  

Sew 4 layers to each side of Roof, evenly spaced.

Candy Ridge: With RS facing and smaller hook, join B with sl st in first rem loop of fold line ridge. Ch 2. (Yoh and draw up a loop) twice in same sp. Yoh and draw through 4 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through rem 2 loops on hook –bobble made. *Join C. With C, ch 1. Miss next loop. Sl st in next loop. Ch 2. Bobble in same sp. Join B. With B, ch 1. Miss next loop. Sl st in next loop.
Ch 2. Bobble in same sp as last sl st. Rep from * to end of ridge. With B, ch 2. Join with sl st in same sp as last bobble. Fasten off.

With RS facing, A and larger hook, holding working yarn at WS of Roof, work 25 chain across width of Roof on either side of Candy Ridge. Fasten off.  

BASE

With MC and larger hook, ch 24.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
1 sc in each ch to end of chain. 23 sc. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 6½” (16.5 cm), ending with a WS row. Fasten off.  

Border Candies (make 5 each with B, C and D).

With smaller hook, ch 4.

1st rnd: 9 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 10 dc. Fasten off.

With A, embroider 5 spokes in each Candy as shown.  

Assembly: Place WS of Sides against WS of Front and Back. Join A with sl st at
bottom edge. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 row of sc along each side seam to join. Fasten off.

With MC, sew Roof in position to top edge of Front, Back and Sides. Place WS of Base against WS of lower edge of Front, Back and Sides. Join A with sl st at any corner. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 3 sc in same sp as sl st. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around to join, working 3 sc in each corner and inserting stuffing before joining last side. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Sew Border Candies in position around Sides and Back, alternating colors as shown.

 

Tips

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