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Amigurumi Crochet Giraffe Pattern

The Giraffe, tallest land living mammal, unique in its appearance and now very fast crocheted as cuddly Amigurumi (in a comfortable pocket size of course). Thanks to this crochet pattern the giraffe is not exclusive to Africa anymore but can be now a welcomed guest in your home, as plushy toy, shelf inhabitant or cute little keychain dangling from bags.

This crochet Giraffe is crocheted with chain stitches, single crochet stitches and double crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Giraffe has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has sitting a height of 6.5 cm.

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Giraffe Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Slip Knot
  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Double Crochet
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Crochet into Front and Back Loop
  • Color Change
  • Close Openings
  • Sewing

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • 6 mm Safety Eyes
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill
  • Scissors
  • Colors: brown, beige, yellow
  • This pattern was crocheted using the „Schachenmayr Catania“ yarn (100% Cotton, Meterage: 125 m, Yarn Ball Weight: 50 g, Yarn Weight: Sport – 5ply / Fine (2)) in the following colors:
  • Sand (Sand (404)), Maroon (Marone (157)), Gold (Gold (249))

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Crochet the Head and Body

The head and body is crocheted in one piece in Gold in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head and body in spiral rounds in Gold.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 6-11: 6 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 12: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 13: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 14: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 15: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 16-19: 4 rounds, each round 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 20: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 21: Fill the head with polyfill. Crochet 18 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 22: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 23-24: 2 rounds, each round 24 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 25: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 26: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 27: Fill the body only with some polyfill, do not stuff the body too full. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously, close the opening, weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Legs (2x)

The legs are crocheted in Maroon and Gold in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 legs. The finished legs do not need to be filled with polyfill.

  • Crochet the legs in spiral rounds in Maroon.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Color change to Gold. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Round 5-6: 2 rounds, each round 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Arms (2x)

The arms are crocheted in Maroon and Gold in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 arms.

  • Crochet the arms in spiral rounds in Maroon.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Color change to Gold. Crochet 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Round 5: Crochet 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Fill only the front part of the arm with polyfill. Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Horns (2x)

The horns are crocheted in Maroon and Gold in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 horns.

  • Crochet the horns in spiral rounds in Maroon.
  • Round 1: 5 sc into the Magic Ring (5 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (10 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (5 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Color change to Gold. Crochet 5 sc (5 stitches).
  • Round 5: Crochet 5 sc (5 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Eyebrows (2x)

The eyebrows are crocheted in Gold in rows with chain stitches. Crochet a total of 2 eyebrows.

  • Crochet the eyebrows in rows in Gold.
  • Row 1: Crochet 3 chain stitches (3 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Muzzle

The muzzle is crocheted in Sand and Gold in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the muzzle in spiral rounds in Sand.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4: Color change to Gold. Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 5: Crochet only 2 sc.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Tail

The tail is crocheted in Gold in rows with chain stitches, slip stitches and single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the tail in rows in Gold.
  • Row 1: Crochet 4 chain stitches (4 stitches).
  • Row 2: 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 slip stitches (3 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn and unravel the threads.

Crochet the Ears (2x)

The ears are crocheted in Gold in rows with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 ears.

  • Crochet the ears in rows in Gold.
  • Row 1: Crochet 5 chain stitches (5 stitches).
  • Row 2: 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet into the next stitch on the initial chain, 1 double crochet, 1 sc.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling

Legs: After you’ve finished crocheting all pieces, start sewing the legs onto the body. Start sewing the first leg onto the body directly over the edge that was created by the round that was crocheted only into the back loop. Sew on the second leg 4 to 5 stitches left or right from the first leg, again just over the edge.

Arms: Sew the arms left and right onto the body, 1 stitch row under the “neck”. Do not sew the arms directly over the legs but slightly behind the legs.

Eyes: Attach the safety eyes after the 7th stitch row counting from the top center of the head. The eyes are 4 stitches apart from each other.

Horns: Sew the horns left and right 2 stitch rows from the top of the head onto the head.

Muzzle: Sew the muzzle centered onto the head, just below the eyes.

Ears: Attach the ears 2 to 3 stitches under the horns.

Tail: Attach the tail onto the back of the body, centered over the stitch edge.

Eyebrows: Attach the eyebrows above the eyes onto the head as shown in the pictures.

Spots: Feel free to embroider as many spots as you like. Embroider the spots with a Maroon colored thread. Pull the thread several times from one stitch through the next, skipping one or more stitches. Repeat this until the spots have reached the desired size.

DONE!

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