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Crochet Giraffe Pattern


©The Yarning Darling 2012

I apologise for the statement that follows.  I found out that someone has stolen this pattern and is selling it for personal profit without my permission.  They have not yet deleted it, despite me messaging them and contacting the main website.  It's sad that there are people like that out there in the world :(

This pattern is my intellectual property.  No persons are authorised to maunfacture, copy, advertise, distribute freely or for exchange of money this pattern without explicit written consent from myself.  


NB I am distributing this pattern out of the kindness of my heart for all my fellow crocheters.  If you redistribute this or re-post it somewhere, please could you credit myself and www.yarningdarling.co.uk.  I don't want to have to start getting all legal with these patterns, thanks!

Also, if you do notice any corrections, please let me know! :)

Materials
Yarn A (yellow colour, DK weight)
Yarn B (reddy/brown colour, DK weight)
Crochet hook (4mm/US G-6, or specified hook size for yarn choice)
2 x 9mm safety eyes
Polyester filling material
Sewing needle

This is meant to be worked in amigurumi style i.e. work in a spiral.

Body Use Yarn A
Row 1:   Ch 10 + 1
Row 2:  sc9, inc (3st in one), sc8, inc (22)
Row 3:  inc, sc8, inc, sc1, inc, sc8 inc, sc1 (26)
Row 4:  sc1, inc, sc9, inc, sc2, inc, sc9, inc, sc1 (30)
Row 5:  inc, sc1, inc, sc10, inc, sc1, inc, sc1, inc, sc10, inc, sc1 (36)
Row 6:  inc, sc1, inc, sc13, inc, sc1, inc, sc1, inc, sc13, inc, sc1 (42)
Row 7:  inc, sc2, inc, sc14, inc, sc2, inc, sc2, inc, sc14, inc, sc1 (48)
Row 8:  sc round (48)
Rows 9-18: sc round (48)
Row 19: sc1, dec, sc2, dec, sc2, dec, sc14, dec, sc2, dec, sc2, dec, sc13 (42)
Row 20: sc1, dec, sc1, dec, sc1, dec, sc13, dec, sc1, dec, sc1, dec, sc12 (36)
Row 21: dec, sc1, dec, sc1, dec, sc10, dec, sc1, dec, sc1, dec, sc10 (30)
Row 22: dec, sc2, dec, sc9, dec, sc2, dec, sc9 (26)
Row 23: dec, sc1, dec, sc8, dec, sc1, dec, sc8 (22)
Cast off and leave long tail for sewing.
Sew opposing sides of the hole together so it leaves a line (so will look like chain we started with)

Head & Neck Use Yarn A
Row 1:  magic ring (6)
Row 2:  inc (12)
Row 3:  *sc, inc* (18)
Rows 4-11: sc round (18)
Insert eyes into row 5 with 3-4 stitches between eyes
Row 12:  *sc, dec* (12)
Rows 13-23: sc round (12)
Row 24: inc round (24)
Cast off and leave long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 4)
Start with Yarn B
Row 1:  magic ring (6)
Row 2:  inc (12)
Row 3:  sc round (12)
Change to Yarn A
Row 4:  sc round (12)
Row 5:  sc round (12)
Row 6:  *sc2, dec* (9)
Row 7:  sc round (9)
Row 8:  sc round (9)
Cast off and leave long tail for sewing.

Nose/Snout
Start with Yarn B
Row 1:  magic ring (6)
Change to Yarn A
Row 2:  inc (12)
Row 3:  sc round (12)
Row 4:  sc round (12)
Row 5:  sc round (12)
Row 6: dec (6)

Ears (make 2) UseYarn A
Row 1:  magic ring (4)
Row 2:  *sc, inc* (6)
Row 3:  sc round (6)
Row 4: *sc, dec* (4)
Cast off and leave long tail for sewing.

Horns (make 2)
Start with Yarn B
Row 1:  magic ring (4)
Row 2: sc round (4)
Change to Yarn A
Row 3:  sc round (4)
Row 4:  *dec*(2)
Cast off and leave long tail for sewing.

Spots
Make an assortment of magic rings of 6 stitches. I also made a few of 'magic ring (4), inc (8)'.

Assembling
1.       Sew ears – in line with centre hole at the level of the eyes.
2.       Sew horns – in line with eyes.
3.       Sew legs onto body.
4.       Attach head section to body.
5.       Sew on spots.

Ta da! Mr Giraffe is all complete now!

©The Yarning Darling 2012








29 comments:

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    1. No worries - hope you have fun making a giraffe! :)

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    2. Thank you for this pattern! I made him and he is adorable! He is my first amigurumi figure. You did a great job making a pattern that a beginner could get great results with.

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    3. Hi! I'm so pleased you got on well with the pattern, it's always nice to get some feedback! Glad he turned out well too :D

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  2. This is the cutest looking giraffe that I have seen but I am having a hard time with reading the pattern. for row 1 on the body do you chain 10 in the round or are these going to be chain and turn. The numbers at the end in parenthesis the number that I should have at the end of the round?

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    1. Hi there! Row 1 on the body is just a straight chain. You start working in the round in row 2 - this is done by working into the V's one way and the bumps on the way back. If this doesn't make sense let me know and I'll post some pics! Mehreen :)

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    2. I think I understand but the pictures would sure be nice. I learn much easier when I can see what it is supposed to look like. Thanks so much!

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  3. Hey again Anon!

    Okay, put up a few pics, hope these are more explanatory! You can find them under the pages section of my blog or just click on the following link!

    http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2984142825180855445#editor/target=page;pageID=6679169190554541309

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    1. Just realised the link I pasted was wrong!! This is the correct one
      http://theyarningdarling.blogspot.co.uk/p/mr-giraffe-rows-1-2.html

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  4. Omg why am I having such a hard time with this? Please help how am I suppose to do this? I cant get past the chain

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    1. Hi, okay so the first row is a chain. The following rows you work in a round (as pictured in the photos for Rows 1+2). Hope this helps.

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  5. Hi can i use your free pattern for making a story toy plz it is so cute and excatly what i really need ...

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  6. Hi there, sorry for the late reply, I've been on vacation for the past two weeks! If you just use the pattern to make a toy to help tell a story then of course you can! You just can't reproduce or sell the the pattern without my permission. Have fun! :)

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  7. the inc. does that just mean in the next stitch after the 8 sc, sc 2?

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    1. oh nvm its sc 3 in each one im now seeing??

      sooo sc in eight stiches then inc means sc3 in the ninth stich??

      for example.

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    2. Hi there,
      Which row of the pattern are you having trouble with? If it's row 2, you sc9, inc 3 stitches into the 10th stitch, sc8 then inc 2 stitches into the next stitch. Hope this helps.

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    3. oh man... i thought all the inc. were 3 inc. im on row like 4 now lol GUESS ILL START OVER! :P

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    4. ok once again i think i answered my own question... is it always 3 stiches in the first inc of each row? lol hahah NEW QUESTION then i think im alright

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    5. Lol!! Yep all the other inc are the normal two, it's just the first one that has three!! Good luck with the rest of it! :)

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    6. thank you! ok i should be alright with the rest of it now :D

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  8. I think it's great but it's to big to me. Do you have a smaller pattern?

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    1. Hi Trang, I don't have a smaller version I'm afraid. You could try using a 4 ply yarn and the suggested hook size for that yarn, that should help it come up smaller. Sorry I can't help anymore, good luck and have fun :)

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    3. Thank you. This giraffe is cute anyway :)

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  9. Can you explain the first row? If I sc 9 and then do the increase, I have no stitches left to work unless I continue around the chain.

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  10. Hi Michele,

    This pattern is 'amigurumi' style and each row is meant to be worked in the round. The sc9 will take you along the first straight edge and the increase is then done on the end of the chain then continue round. It will give you an oval shaped base rather than a circle. Hope this helps X

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  11. Hello Mehreen! This is the most adorable giraffe pattern. I just had to make it for my newest grandson. He came out so cute! I didn't stuff the horns or ears. Did you stuff them? The horns on yours look stuffed, but I couldn't tell.
    Thank you for this adorable pattern. You are very gracious!
    Gloria

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