*Free* Pattern Giraffe

I hope you enjoy this crochet pattern for a cuddle sized giraffe stuffy!

Skill Level: suitable for a beginner

Techniques Used: worked in rounds with sc

Materials:

  • 3.5 crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • medium worsted weight yarn:
    • in yellow
    • brown
    • black
    • white
    • pink – optional for mouth

Abbreviations

Rd – round

hk – hook

ch – chain

ea – eaech

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet in two stitches to make one single crochet stitch

5dc bobble – 5 double crochet bobble stitch

FO – fasten off

Head: In yellow

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: 2sc around (12)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (18)

Rd 4: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (24)

Rd 5-6: sc around (24)

You will add brown to make the nostrils:

Rd 7: sc in 8, ( with brown): 5dc-bobble (yellow): sc in 6, (brown): 5dc bobble, (yellow): sc in 8 (24). FO brown

Rd 8: sc around (24)

Rd 9: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (30)

Rd 10-12: sc around (30)

Rd 13: (sc in 4, 2sc) around (36)

Rd 14-16: sc around (36)

Rd 17: (sc in 5, 2sc) around (42)

Rd 18-20: sc around (42)

Rd 21: (sc in 6, 2sc) around (48)

Rd 22-24: sc around (48)

Rd 25: (sc in 6, sc2tog) around (42)

Rd 26: sc around (42)

Rd 27: (sc in 5, sc2tog) around (36)

Rd 28: (sc in 4, sc2tog) around (30)

Rd 29: (sc in 3, sc2tog) around (24)

Rd 30: (sc in 2, sc2tog) around (18)

Rd 31: (sc, sc2tog) around (12)

Stuff firmly

Rd 32: (sc2tog) around (6)

FO and sl st closed

Ossicones (horns) make 2 in brown

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: 2sc around (12)

Rd 3-4: sc around (12)

Rd 5: sc2tog around (6)

switch to yellowm FO the brown

Rd 6-12: sc around (6)

sl st, FO, stuff and sew to the top of the head with the yellow end on the head.

Ears (make 2) in yellow

Rd 1: ch 2, 5sc in 2nd ch from hk (5)

Rd 2: sc around (5)

Rd 3: 2sc around (10)

Rd 4: sc around (10)

Rd 5: (sc, 2sc) around (15)

Rd 6: sc around (15)

Rd 7: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (20)

Rd 8: sc around (20)

Rd 9: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (25)

Rd 10-12: sc around (25)

Rd 13: (sc in 3, sc2tog) around (20)

Rd 14-15: sc around (20).

sl st, FO, pinch and sew closed along the bottom. Sew to head

Ear insides (make 2) in brown

Rd 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each st to last ch. 3 sc in last ch. Turn to work in bottom of chains. sc across to end. 3sc in last ch (13)

Rd 2: sc in 6, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 5 (15) sl st and FO. Sew to ear.

Eyes make 2 in white

Make a semi-circle: Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk. ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2sc across (12). sl st and FO

Attach brown to the flat part of the semi circle with a sl st. Working across the flat part: Sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc in 2. ch 3. FO.

Eye pupils in black:

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk (6). Sl st, FO, sew to eye whites. Use white to embroider an eye sparkle. Sew eyes to the face – the brown part is the top and the ch 3 of the brown is lateral

Mouth – if desired, use pink or black to embroider a smile

Neck/body in yellow

Hold your giraffe head upside down

Rd 1: plot out a circle of 35 stitches. You may use chalk or st markers to assist you. Attach yellow with a sl st and follow the circle by sc around (35)

Rd 2-10: sc around (35)

Rd 11: sc in 31 (ensure you are in the center of the back) ch 13, sc down the ch as follows: 2sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch down; sc in foundation where ch begins, sc in last 4 st (61)

Rd 12: sc in 31, sc in 11, 2sc in 3, sc in 16 (64)

Rd 13: sc in 43, 2sc in 2, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc in 15 (68)

Rd 14: sc in 44, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc in 21 (70)

Rd 15-16: sc around (70)

Rd 17: (sc in 9, sctog)x6, sc in 4 (64)

Rd 18: (sc in 6, sc2tog) around (56)

Rd 19-20: sc around (56)

sl st, FO

To complete the body, it will be divided into sections.

First, identify the front middle 4 st and make a flap as follows:

Row 1: attach yellow with a sl st, sc in 4

Rd 2-5: ch 1, turn sc in 4. sl st, FO, leave a long end to sew

Repeat the above process in the middle 4 stitches of the back

Your legs will take up 7 stitches on either side of the front and back flaps. count 7 stitches from the front flap. On the 8th stitch, attach yellow with a sl st to make the belly flap.

Row 1: sc in 10 center stitches

Row 2-10: ch 1, turn, sc across (10) Attach across to the other side of the belly by sl or sewing (ensure there are 7 free stitches on either side of front and back flaps.

You can begin to stuff the neck and body. Set the body aside to make the limbs:

Feet in brown (make 4)

Rd 1: ch 2, 7 sc in 2nd ch from hk (7)

Rd 2: 2sc around (14)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (21)

Rd 4: in back lps, sc around (21)

Rd 5: sc around (21)

Rd 6: (sc, sc2tog) around (14)

Switch to yellow and FO brown

Rd 7-23: sc around (14) sl st and FO

stuff

Assembly:

Sew the front and back flaps to the middle flap. The space that is left over is for your legs.

Each leg has 14 sc. 7 of these sc st will be sown to the 7 empty st you left on the body and the remaining st will sew to the flaps. stuff firmly as you sew everything into place. weave in your ends

Tail in yellow

Rd 1: ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hk (4)

Rd 2-14: sc around (4)

Switch to brown; FO yellow

Rd 15: 2sc around (8)

Rd 16-18: sc around (8)

Rd 19:sct2tog around (4) sl st, FO, sew closed. Sew yellow end to the back of the giraffe

Brown spots: same brown or a different shade – crocheter’s choice

Make 7 or more circles of various sizes and sew into place around the body

I made circles of 6, 8, 18 and 18sc

And that’s it! You have a pretty simple, silly and cute giraffe!

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