20Nov

Crochet - Gingerbread House

A weekend project...

We had a quiet sort of weekend so I spent some time browsing the Internet for crochet gingerbread patterns after a friend and I were discussing how to make them, I got completely sidetracked when I came across this gorgeous pattern for a gingerbread house and knew I had to make it...

...I started it on Saturday and spent the rest of the weekend working on it whenever I could and by Sunday evening it was finished. I really enjoyed making it, the pattern was easy to follow and the house is mostly made up of single crochet so it was fairly simple, although there were lots of fiddly colour changes when making the sweets. I'm so pleased with the way it turned out, I think it will have pride of place on the mantelpiece once the Christmas decorations go up.

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When I was in the supermarket the other day, I noticed they had some small (3ft) white Christmas trees on offer for less than £2.50 so I snapped one up for the summerhouse. We have a green Christmas tree and usually decorate it with reds, golds and greens but I've always been fascinated by brightly decorated white trees, I think maybe because our nan and grandad always had a white tree for Christmas when we were younger.  I also found these fabulous glittered Santas, which again reminded me of our childhood decorations, I'm actually very excited about decorating that little white tree as colourful and bright as I can!

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One little guy even matches the door!

And speaking of excitement here's someone else who is beginning to feel the Christmas spirit:

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Do you remember how long December felt as a child? I do (just about), and mine are already asking on a daily basis when it will be time to open their advent calendars!

Bye for now. Em xx

 

 

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Comments (22)

  • yoojin

    yoojin

    20 November 2012 at 10:40 |
    Amazing!!! I love it!! :) :) The last picture is so adorable! :)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      20 November 2012 at 12:14 |
      Thank you - she was mid Christmas dance here! xx
  • claireabellemakes

    claireabellemakes

    20 November 2012 at 13:54 |
    This is an amazing project! What a great addition to your xmas decorations. And what a cutie :-)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      20 November 2012 at 16:00 |
      Thanks Claire - it was so much fun to make, I think I may have a Christmas decoration addiction! Em xx
  • Ana

    Ana

    20 November 2012 at 17:47 |
    This is so cute! :) In Portugal we do not have tradition of gingerbread (I have no clue of its flavour) but it always reminds me of Christmas! 34 days till there, can you belive it! ;)
    (note: I will be posting my hat this week! :) Finally took the photos this past weekend!!)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      21 November 2012 at 08:47 |
      Hi Ana, they are sweet spicy busicuits think ginger/cinnamon - I'll have to send you some to try! I can't believe how the month is flying by either. Can't wait to see your hat - I'll pop over to your blog for a read later xx
      • Ana

        Ana

        21 November 2012 at 09:38 |
        nham! That sounds lovelly! Oh, that is a great idea! I could send you some Portuguese Christmas sweets for you try too! :)) A Christmas cookie swap! :))
        • Lululoves

          Lululoves

          21 November 2012 at 21:12 |
          Oooh yes please! xx
          • Ana

            Ana

            22 November 2012 at 14:03 |
            :) I'll send you an e-mail! xx
  • tinyinc

    tinyinc

    21 November 2012 at 20:32 |
    that is a very cute ginger bread house and so neat!! Lovely!!


    C
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      21 November 2012 at 21:19 |
      Thank you. Em xx
  • enid

    enid

    28 November 2012 at 17:55 |
    This is so sweet. :))
  • Eskimo*rose

    Eskimo*rose

    29 November 2012 at 23:04 |
    Oh my gosh, I don't know which is cuter, the wee house or lulu!!!! What a cool idea, I wish I lived in a more organised world (all my own fault!) so that I could have time for such a cute xmasy project, instead I'm gonna have to pin the idea and make it in the new year in time for next xmas!!! My kids regularly inform me how much longer we have to wait, the info is coming in many variations from number of sleeps and even number of minutes!!! Xxx
  • Vicky Clifford

    Vicky Clifford

    02 December 2012 at 21:21 |
    Hiya,
    I really like your crochet house, and also loved your jar cosies (especially the one with the holly on it!) in the previous post. I would love to try my hand at some crochet. Knitting I have done, sewing I have done, but for some reason never got around to doing crochet. Can you recommend a good start up book?
    Love Vicky x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      03 December 2012 at 12:58 |
      Hi Vicky, thanks for your comment, I am exactly the same with knitting! As for starting out books I couldn't really say as I learned by watching YouTube tutorials, I can recommend Erica Knight's 'Crochet Workshop' which has a great section at the beginning for getting started including detailed written instructions for the basic stitches. The patterns in this book are also lovely patterns for people at different stages of ability. The first pattern book I bought was Nicki Trench's 'Cute & Easy Crochet' also great for beginners. Hope that helps a bit. Em xx
  • Vicky Clifford

    Vicky Clifford

    04 December 2012 at 11:19 |
    Thanks, Em.
    I'll give both of those a look. Perhaps i'll treat myself for Christmas :o)
    Vicky x
  • Kim

    Kim

    04 December 2012 at 13:31 |
    Your little Santa ornaments are adorable.

    Kim

    http://loopsoflavender.blogspot.com/
  • Brenda

    Brenda

    18 December 2012 at 04:57 |
    Hi Emma, Have been browsing through your site...it is so lovely!!! I am enjoying it very much...especially the crochet patterns...everything is so cute! I would really like to join up... :)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      18 December 2012 at 10:30 |
      Thank you! Em xx
  • Marjo

    Marjo

    19 December 2012 at 10:50 |
    So cute!!! I love it!!!
    And your little girl is sooo lovely!!!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      19 December 2012 at 12:52 |
      Thank you :)) Em xx
  • Kirsten Huismans

    Kirsten Huismans

    17 November 2014 at 19:29 |
    Hi Em! Any chance you kept the pattern? I would love to make one for my girls and explain the tradition but I can't find the pattern through the link (maybe too long ago..)
    greetings from The Netherlands!
    Kirsten

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