Crochet Gingerbread Playhouse

Crochet Gingerbread Playhouse

 

What’s more festive and fun for the holidays than a gingerbread playhouse?! Such a cute addition to your holiday decor and also a 2 in 1 play set, complete with accessories and little gingerbread people! So cute! I made this for my son last Christmas and he loved it! It was so much fun to make but definitely takes some time. Please allow yourself 3-4 weeks of working on and off to complete the house. Though it takes some time, it is definitely worth it! It will be a cherished piece for years to come! For this project you will need a size G and H hook, cardboard (sizes given in pattern), hot glue gun, medium worsted weight yarn and google eyes/accessories for gingerbread people. The pattern is written in 2 parts. 1 for the house and 2 for the accessories. The playhouse measures approx. 13.5″ wide by 12″ tall and 7.5″ for the depth. Enjoy!

Materials:

  • I hook, G hook
  • Brown Brenat Super Value (2, 7oz skeins), worsted weight white yarn (about 1/2 a skein), various colors of worsted weight yarn for candy
  • Blunt needle
  • Cardboard, sizes as follows:
    • 2 pieces 9.5″ X 6.5″
    • 2 pieces 7.5″ X 7.5″
    • 2 pieces 8.5″ X 5″ 
    • 2 pieces 4″ X 11″
    • 3.5″ X 4″
    • 4 pieces 5.5″ X 4″
  • Hot glue
  • Small amount of stuffing
  • Google eyes, ribbon, gems, decoration for gingerbread people

 

Start by making the base, sides and roof and set aside. Cut each piece of cardboard according to the measurement given and set aside. Tip: If your low on cardboard you can order Priority mail cardboard boxes for free at USPS.com.

Base and back wall, I hook (make 4):

Ch 30

Row 1: Hdc in second ch from the hk and each ch across.

Rows 2-18: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off, weave in end.

  • Cut 2 pieces of cardboard 9.5″ X 6.5″.
  • Place a piece of cardboard between 2 pieces and sc around. Fasten off, weave in end.

Back triangle wall, I hook (above back wall, attaches to roof):

Pick up a loop in the back wall piece and sc across the length of the wall (29). 

Row 2: Ch 1 sc2tog, sc next 25 sts, sc2tog (27).

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across (27).

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 23 sts, sc2tog (25).

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across (25).

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 21 sts, sc2tog (23).

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across (23).

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 19 sts, sc2tog (21).

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st across (21).

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 17 sts, sc2tog (19).

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across (19).

Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 15 sts, sc2tog (17).

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each st across (17).

Row 14: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 13 sts, sc2tog (15).

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each st across (15).

Row 16: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 11 sts, sc2tog (13).

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each st across (13).

Row 18: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 9 sts, sc2tog (11).

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in each st across (11).

Row 20: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 7 sts, sc2tog (9).

Row 21: Ch 1, sc in each st across (9).

Row 22: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 5 sts, sc2tog (7).

Row 23: Ch 1, sc in each st across (7).

Row 24: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 3 sts, sc2tog (5).

Row 25: Ch 1, sc in each st across (5).

Row 26: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next st, sc2tog (3).

Row 27: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next st (2).

Row 28: Ch 1, sc next 2 sts (2).

Row 29: Ch 1, sc2tog. Fasten off, weave in end.

Short sides, I hook (make 4): 

Ch 22

Row 1: Hdc in second ch from the hk and each st across.

Rows 2-18: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

  • Cut 2 pieces of cardboard 7.5″ X 7.5″
  • Place a piece of cardboard between 2 pieces and sc around. Fasten off, weave in end.

Top of Roof, I hook (make 2):

Ch 20

Row 1: Dc in second ch from the hk and each st across.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first, fpdc in next, *sc, fpdc,* repeat from * across.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc across.

Row 4: Ch 1, *sc, fpdc in fpdc from previous fpdc row,* repeat from * across.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until piece measures 8.5″.

Bottom of Roof, I hook (make 2):

Row 1: Dc in second ch from the hk and each st across.

Row 2: Dc across.

  • Repeat row 2 until piece measures 8.5″.
  • Cut 2 pieces of cardboard 8.5″ X 5″.

With cardboard placed between a flat roof side and the textured roof side (facing right side out), sc trough both stitches around and fasten off. Weave in end. Repeat for other side.

Horizontal Floor, I hook (make 2):

Ch 12

Row 1: Hdc in second ch from the hook and each st across.

Row 2: Hdc in each st across.

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 11″ long, fasten off.

  • Cut 2 pieces of cardboard 4″ X 11″.
  • Place a piece of cardboard between 2 pieces and sc around. Fasten off, weave in end.

Middle Wall, I hook (make 1):

Ch 12

Row 1: Hdc in second ch from the hook and each st across.

Rows 2-10: Hdc in each st across. Fasten off.

  • Cut 1 pieces of cardboard 3.5″ X 4″.
  • Place a piece of cardboard between 2 pieces and sc around. Fasten off, weave in end.

Construction:

  • Lay down the base and sides. Sc through both loops of the outter corner of the side and down each side of the base.  Now lay the back wall and sc through booth loops connecting the sides, upper part of the back wall and base.
  • Hot glue the middle wall onto the middle base of the house.
  • Hot glue the Horizontal floor on top of the middle wall. Hot glue the sides of the horizontal wall to the sides of the house.

 

 

Now lets add some details! You can find the accents/house accessories HERE.

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