Gingerbread Belly Flatware Holder – Free Crochet Pattern

Add some whimsy to your holiday dinners too, with the Gingerbread Belly Flatware Holder!

Decorating for the Holidays can be a lot of fun! Every room of the house can be a little more magical with the right decor pieces!

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Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

-Brown [2oz/100g]

-White [1oz/30g]

-Red [Scraps]

H/8/5.00mm Hook

Yarn Needle

Optional: (3) Gumdrop theme Buttons


7 sts x 6 rows = 2”

Gauge is not critical for this project

Finished Measurement

3.5″W x 9″H 

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

dec = single crochet decrease

sc = single crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

Skill Level




  • Real buttons can be used, but they may not be washable. This pattern does include instructions for faux buttons. 
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches.


With White,

R1. Ch 13, sc in the back bump of the 2nd ch and in next ch, 2 sc, sc x 2, dec, sc x 2, 2 sc, sc x 2, turn (13)

R2. Ch 1, sc x 2, 2 sc, sc x 2, dec, sc x 2, 2 sc, sc, skip 1, sc in last, turn (10)

R3. Repeat R2

With Brown,

R4. Ch 1, sc across, turn (10)

R5. Ch 1, *sc, dc* across, turn (10)

R6-41. Repeat R5; Fasten at the end of R41.

BUTTONS (Make 3)

With Red or Green,

Make magic ring, ch 1, 4 sc in ring, sl st to join; Fasten. (4)


  • Fold between rows 16 & 17. Pin into place as needed. <Pocket created>
  • With Brown or White yarn: Insert hook in bottom right corner, through both layers, and single crochet in the same space and in the end of each row up the side, in each stitch across the top, and in the end of each row down the left edge. Fasten. [Do not crochet across the top of the pocket].
  • Attach “gumdrop” buttons to the front center, approximately 1/2″ apart.

Loving the Gingerbread theme?

You can get a matching Gingerbread Belly Pot Holder pattern right here on this blog!

My friend Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity has this adorable Gingerbread Man Kitchen Towel too!

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