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Amigurumi Giraffe

Updated: Jan 29


Crochet Giraffe

FUN FACT:

Did you know that giraffes can sleep standing up?



You will need:

Cotton yarn orange color

Cotton yarn black color

Crochet hook 3.5mm

Needle for sewing

Fiberfill

Pipe cleaner / iron wire

Safety eyes


Stitch guide:

CLICK FOR BASIC CROCHET STITCHES

Chain (ch): Yarn over and pull through loop.

Single crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Half double crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and draw through 3 loops.

Slip stitch (slst): Insert hook in stitch yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Single crochet increase (inc): 2 single crochet in the same stitch follow the instructions.

Single crochet decrease (dec): insert hook in front loop of the next 2 stitches. Yarn over draw through 2 loops.


Notes:

This pattern is worked in a continuous spiral without closing off each round. Please mark the first stitch of each round and move the marker up as you work.


Creation instruction:

Start with the muzzle then continue with the legs.



The pattern:


Muzzle:



With orange color

Rnd 1: ch 6

Rnd 2: from second stitch from hook 2 sc in the first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, 4 sc in the last stitch, continue on the other side of the chain, sc in the next 3 stitches, 2 sc in the last stitch, slst to the first sc (14)

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in first stitch (of the ch1), 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches, (2 sc in each stitch)*4, sc in the next 3 stitches, (2 sc in each stitch)*2, slst to the ch1 (22)

Rnd 4: ch1, 22 sc (22)

Rnd 5: 22 sc (22)

Rnd 6: 22 sc (22)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing.



Legs (make 2):


With orange color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: hdc in the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 8 stitches (12)

Rnd 4: hdc in the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 8 stitches (12)

Rnd 5: 12 sc (12)

Rnd 6: dec repeat 3 times, sc in the next 6 stitches (9)

Rnd 7-11: 9 sc (9)

Don't fasten off and cut the yarn after finishing the second leg, continue with the orange color, stuff the legs with fiberfill and continue crocheting the body


Body and Head:

Continue with the second leg

Rnd 1: sc in the next 5 stitches, ch 3, sc to the other leg right next to the stitch where we finished the leg, sc in the same stitch, sc in the next 8 stitches (around the leg), 3 sc in the ch3, sc in the next 4 stitches (in the first leg) (24)

Rnd 2: 24 sc (including 3 sc in the front of the ch3 from the previous round)

Rnd 3-8: 24 sc

Rnd 9: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 10: 18 sc

Rnd 11: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (12)

Rnd 12: 12 sc

Rnd 13: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 14-17: 9 sc

Continue with the head, and stuff the body and head with fiberfill while crocheting

Rnd 18: 2 sc in each sc across (18)

Rnd 19: (sc in next 2 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 20: (sc in next 3 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (30)

Rnd 21: (sc in next 4 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (36)

Rnd 22-28: 36 sc, 7 rounds

Rnd 29: (sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (30)

Assemble the safety eyes between round 26-27, while leaving 8 stitches between the eyes



Rnd 30: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 31: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 32: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (12)

Rnd 33: dec 6 times (6)

Fasten off.

Assemble the muzzle.





Horns (make 2)


With black color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: (sc in next stitch, inc) repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 3: 9 sc (9)

Rnd 4: (sc in next stitch, dec) repeat 3 times (6)

Rnd 5-10: 6 sc

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing.

Insert pipe cleaner/iron wire to the horns and fiberfill.



Ears (make 2):


With orange color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: (sc in next stitch, inc) repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 3: (sc in next 2 stitches, inc) repeat 3 times (12)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 3 stitches, inc) repeat 3 times (15)

Rnd 5: 15 sc (15)

Rnd 6: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times (12)

Rnd 7: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times (9)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing.

Assemble the ears and horns to the head:



Arms:



With orange color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: 12 sc (12)

Rnd 4: (sc in next stitch, dec) repeat 4 times (8)

Rnd 5-10: 8 sc (8), in the first arm switch to white color at the end of Round 6

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing, do not fiberfill the arms.


Have a great fulfilling time while crocheting 🦒







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