There’s nothing that sums up Christmas better than our Gingerbread House cross stitch pattern.
Created on 16 count Aida, our Gingerbread House cross stitch features a jaunty gingerbread man with a red bow tie perched precariously on top of the snow covered roof. There’s a fire burning brightly in the grate inside as you can see the smoke rising from the chimney.
Outside, our design has a red heart and traditional red and white striped sweets in the shape of walking sticks. There are also candy buttons and a red and green striped path at the welcoming front door.
Our Gingerbread House cross stitch also features a two-tone Christmas tree topped with a glittering golden star. There are smaller stars tumbling from the tree into the snow.
This design is interesting to make because it has different tones of brown and ginger as well as contrasting greens on the tree and very pale blue accentuating the shadows on the snow.
If you buy our Gingerbread House cross stitch design you’ll get a color chart which makes it easy to see where the colors change, as well as a black and white chart with all the threads detailed in symbols. We suggest you use DMC thread but you can convert the colors to your own preference if you wish to.
The outlining is done with black thread but adding sparkle with Gutermann or Superior Threads holographic thread adds a touch of luxury to the picture.
Put our Gingerbread House cross stitch into a frame
This would make a lovely card or, even better, you could put it into a frame and give it to a friend or loved one as a special Yuletide gift which they can bring out to display year after year. Gingerbread houses started as an Eastern European tradition but have quickly become popular in the West too.
The Gingerbread House cross stitch pattern is just one of many of our popular Christmas designs. You can find more on this link.