Is there anything sweeter than gingerbread during the holiday season? From sweet houses to dapper little men; this spicy treat brings happiness and coziness to winter. Brew up your favorite cup of tea, grab your blanket and enjoy the season with some of the best gingerbread themed patterns around–and don't forget to bake up a batch of gingerbread cookies to pair with your stitching!
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Victoria Sampler has created an entire 3-D gingerbread village. There's a quilt shop, a house and a church. They also offer kits and videos that will help you put together your gingerbread house. Each year they add a new building to the village. This bakery is a newer addition to the gingerbread town.
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Christmas is a time when we can let our imaginations go. It is a wonderful time to enjoy all the beauty and magic that comes our way. The folks over at Kreinik share this "Believe" gingerbread man pattern for free. It would be wonderful on a stocking or an apron. This pattern includes metallic threads but you can use any color or style you would like.
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You can't have just one gingerbread house–you need an entire town! This pattern can be stitched as an entire sampler or individually. The town includes a train, several houses and a winter scene with little gingerbread people running around having a wonderful time in their winter wonderland.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Creating a cozy and sweet home just got a little bit easier with this free pattern from Cupcake Cutie. It is an adorable little gingerbread house that is easy to stitch up and display. You can cross stitch the house in different colors to create one-of-a-kind Christmas tree ornaments.
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Try something new with a 3-D ornament from Knock on Wood UA. This delightful little scamp can be customized with any colors or theme. There is no pattern to follow for this cross stitch, so you can use your imagination. Cross stitch several for an entire gingerbread family garland.
Gingerbread Man Ornament, $2.73, Knock on Wood UA via Etsy
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Connie Gee Designs is getting into the holiday spirit with her free Happy Gingerbread cross stitch pattern. This festive guy is a great addition to any holiday decor. You can customize this pattern by changing the color and the size. Why not stitch this pattern on plastic canvas for a 3-D effect? Make a series of coasters or a garland for the mantle.
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Biscornus are both beautiful and functional. You can use them for pincushions, paperweights or decor. Fireplace Hobby has created this cute Gingerbread Biscornu to celebrate the season. The pattern itself is not difficult but putting together the cushion might be challenging for beginners. Pair this bisornu with handmade stick pins or a sewing kit for that special seamstress in your life.
Gingerbread Biscornu, $4.00, Fireplace Hobby via EtsyContinue to 9 of 11 below.
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Looking for a new twist on classic decor? Why not cross stitch a gingerbread wreath to hang on the door. This pattern by Kaleidoscope Ua is a festive addition to any home. Customize this project even more with a monogram or name.
Ginger Wreath, $3.90, Kaleidoscope Ua Via Etsy
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Add a little spice to your Christmas tree with these fun and colorful Gingerbread Cupcake ornaments from 123 Stitch. These little baubles not only are festive, but they also showcase an array of various stitches. Customize each cupcake with different buttons for a one-of-a-kind ornament for each family member.