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Elephant Snuggle

It’s a big time for babies in my life right now… not only is my wife pregnant with twins but my little sister gave birth to my sweet little nephew, Kimball, last week. I have made something for each of my nieces and nephews and I knew that whatever I made for Sarah and Kimball would have to be elephant related – my sister is obsessed with elephants!

In my search for elephant crochet patterns, I came across the Elephant Snuggle from Dandennis. I thought it would be perfect ❤

I ran a bit short on time because my sister had to be induced a week early. Because of that, I had to spend two lunch periods crocheting in the break room! At least it got done, just in time for the first time I got to hold him.

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If you like this snuggle, be sure to check out the other amazing patterns on the Dandennis blog!

❤ Devan

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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