Giraffe Amigurumi (Free Pattern!)


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I have twin nieces, one of whom asked specifically for a giraffe after she saw the Elephant Snuggle that I made for my newborn nephew. I wrote this pattern with ease and adorability in mind. This would be perfect for a new baby or a child with a safari-themed nursery or bedroom! This sweet fellow is quick to whip up, and you can even add a bow if you prefer your giraffes female.

I have to admit, this is technically not amigurumi. This giraffe will end up sitting about 10.5″ tall.

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To make this doll, you will need the following things:

– Knowledge of basic crochet stitches and abbreviations.

– Worsted weight yarn in two colors of your choice – one for the main body (Color 1) and one for the accents (Color 2)

– Scissors

– A yarn or embroidery needle

– Safety eyes (or buttons, it’s up to you!)

– Stuffing of your choice

–  Size G crochet hook

The Pattern:

Body:

(Using Color 1)

Round 1: Ch2, 6sc in 1st Ch (Or, 6sc in Magic Ring) (6)

Round 2: {1inc} x 6 (12)

Round 3: {1sc, 1inc} x 6 (18)

Round 4: {2sc, 1inc} x 6 (24)

Round 5: {3sc, 1inc} x 6 (30)

Round 6: {4sc, 1inc} x 6 (36)

Round 7: {5sc, 1inc} x 6 (42)

Rounds 8-14: 42sc (42)

Round 15: {5sc, 1dec} x 6 (36)

Round 16: {4sc, 1dec} x 6  (30)

Round 17: {3sc, 1dec} x 6 (24)

Start stuffing body, continue stuffing until body is finished.

Rounds 18-22: 24sc x 6 (24)

Round 23: {2sc, 1dec} x 6 (18)

Rounds 24-28: 18sc (18)

Round 29: {1sc, 1 dec} x 6 (12)

Rounds 30-32: 12sc (12)

Finish off, weave in ends.

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Front Legs:

(Make 2)

Round 1: Ch2, 6sc in 1st Ch (or 6sc in Magic Ring) (6)

Round 2: {1inc} x 6 (12)

Round 3: {1sc, 1inc} x 6 (18)

Round 4: {2sc, 1inc} x 6 (24)

Rounds 5 & 6: 24sc (24)

Rounds 7: Change to Color 1, 24sc (24)

Round 8: 24sc (24)

Round 9: {2sc, 1dec} x 6 (18)

Round 10: 18sc (18)

Round 11: {1sc, 1dec} x 6 (12)

Rounds 12-18: 12sc (12)

Finish off, leave tail to attach to body.

Stuff legs.

 

Back Legs:

(Make 2)

Round 1: Ch2, 6sc in 1st Ch (or 6sc in Magic Ring) (6)

Round 2: {1inc} x 6 (12)

Round 3: {1sc, 1inc} x 6 (18)

Round 4: {2sc, 1inc} x 6 (24)

Rounds 5 & 6: 24sc (24)

Rounds 7: Change to Color 1, 24sc (24)

Round 8: 24sc (24)

Round 9: {2sc, 1dec} x 6 (18)

Round 10-13: 18sc (18)

Finish off, leave tail to attach to body.

Stuff legs.

 

Ears:

(Make 2 in Color 1)

Round 1: Ch2, 6sc in 1st Ch (or 6sc in Magic Ring) (6)

Round 2: {1inc} x 6 (12)

Round 3-8: 12sc (12)

Fold ear in half, secure with 1sl.

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Finish off, leave tail to attach to body.

 

Ossiclones (Head bumps):

(Make 2 in Color 2)

Round 1: Ch2, 6sc in 1st Ch (or 6sc in Magic Ring) (6)

Round 2: {1inc} x 6 (12)

Round 3 & 4: 12sc (12)

Round 5: {1dec} x 6 (6)

Stuff top rounded part of ossicone.

Rounds 6 & 8: 6sc (6)

Finish off, leave tail to attach to body.

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Nose:

(Make in Color 1)

Round 1: Ch2, 6sc in 1st Ch (Or, 6sc in Magic Ring) (6)

Round 2: {1inc} x 6 (12)

Round 3: {1sc, 1inc} x 6 (18)

Round 4: {2sc, 1inc} x 6 (24)

Rounds 5 & 6: 24sc (24)

Finish off, leave tail to attach to body.

Sew two french knots for nostrils.

Stuff before attaching to head.

 

Head:

Round 1: Ch2, 6sc in 1st Ch (Or, 6sc in Magic Ring) (6)

Round 2: {1inc} x 6 (12)

Round 3: {1sc, 1inc} x 6 (18)

Round 4: {2sc, 1inc} x 6 (24)

Round 5: {3sc, 1inc} x 6 (30)

Round 6: {4sc, 1inc} x 6 (36)

Round 7: {5sc, 1inc} x 6 (42)

Rounds 8-14: 42sc (42)

Round 15: {5sc, 1dec} x 6 (36)

Round 16: {4sc, 1dec} x 6  (30)

Round 17: {3sc, 1dec} x 6 (24)

Round 18: {2sc,1dec} (18)

Round 19: {1sc, 1dec} (12)

Stuff head, leave tail to attach to body.

 

Spots:

(Make 7 in Color 2)

Round 1: Ch2, 6sc in 1st Ch (Or, 6sc in Magic Ring) (6)

Round 2: {1inc} x 6 (12)

Sl in next Sc, finish off. Leave tail to attach to body.

 

Construction:

– Attach nose, ears, ossicones and safety eyes to head, then attach head to body.

– Attach all four legs to round bottom part of body.

– To make a tail, cut three pieces of yarn twice as long as you would like your fail to be. Insert hook into a loop in the bottom of the body to pull the yarn half-way through. Separate the yarn and braid, finishing with a square knot.

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– Sew spots to body.

Your giraffe is now complete! Don’t forget to share your finished product on Instagram (#flourishandtots)

Happy hooking! ❤

Devan

 

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