When I was at my first market selling buttons EVER people were very interested in my decoration. (It really got me to the point where I was wondering if I am selling the right thing. *lol*)
One of my decorational pieces were these little gingerbread house tags. As a little pre-Christmas gift just for you I decided to put up the instructions so if you are interested in making your own – well, now you can ;-)
This is actually the first post of a little mini-blogpost series “Crafty Christmas”. So if you like it be sure to stop by tomorrow to get more Christmassy DIY inspiration.
This project is perfect for beginners,too. Very easy!
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Crocheted Gingerbread House Tag
-yarn in dark brown and white
-crochet hook matching your yarn
Now, let’s do it! :-)
Chain 10 and chain 1 more for turning:
1. row: single crochet into second stitch from hook until the end (10 stitches), chain 1 for turning:
2.-8. row: single crochet each stitch (10 stitches), chain 1 for turning. When you are done it should look like this:
9. row: Start decreasing for the roof. Crochet first two stitches together, single crochet into each stitch until you reach the last two, crochet last two stitches together, chain 1 for turning (8 stitches).
10. row: Repeat 9th row (6 stitches).
11. row: Repeat 9th row (4 stitches).
12. row: Repeat 9th row (2 stiches).
13. row: Crochet last 2 stitches together. Pull yarn through and finish off. Your house tag is done and should look like this:
With some white yarn single crochet around the “roof”. When you are at the top chain 25 and slip stitch to the “base”. This way you form a loop which you can use to hang your cute tag. Finish the “roof”.
Now, very important step – you need to block your cute tags in order for them to look pretty. Spray them with some starch, let dry and … embellish and use them to decorate!
I used some of my tiny handmade gingerbread buttons (CLICK to see them) for embellishment. But of course you can use something else just as well. See:
Done! Was that easy?
Please – pretty please with cherry on top – leave me a comment how you liked the pattern! It is my first pattern that I am sharing so I am super excited! :-)
P.S. Let me know as well, if you are interested in knowing how to make the teeny crocheted hearts.
EDITED: Wanna see how I made the teeny tiny crocheted hearts? No problem – here is the free tutorial. :-) And if you like what I share please sign up for my free newsletter below or here.