Free Crochet Pattern- The Friendly Giraffe Toy


I provide a printable PDF version of this pattern for a small fee HERE.
 


Before you get started be sure to read my Best Amigurumi Tips and Tricks! 
 Alright! Let's crochet us a giraffe!! 
 
Body
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 6: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 7: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 8: SC in first 6, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (48)
Round 9: SC in first 7, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (54)
Rounds 10-18: SC in each around. (54)
Round 19: DC in first 7, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (48)
Rounds 20-21: SC in each around. (48)
Round 22: SC in the first 6, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 23: SC in each around. (42)
Round 24: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 25: SC in each around. (36) 
Round 26:  SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 27: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 28: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 29-40: SC in each around (18)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on the head.

Legs (make 2)
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Rounds 6-10: SC in each around. (30)
Round 11: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 12: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 13: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
CHANGE COLOR
Rounds 14-38: SC in each around (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail  to sew onto the body.


This shot is a little undignified, but gives you an idea of where I sew the legs on! 
Arms (make 2)
Round 1: In a magic ring, crochet 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Rounds 3-25 SC in each around. (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto body between rows 28 and 29.

Head 
(This will be the front of the nose. Begin with your choice of accent color. I used white.)
Chain 5. In the second chain from the hook SC. SC in the next 2. Place 3 SC in the last stitch on the row. On the other side of the chain, Sc in the next 2. Then 2 SC in the end stitch (the first stitch you SC on the chain). Place stitch marker (10)
HINT: It should look like this (every comma represents a stitch) 
SC, SC, SC, 3 SC, SC, SC, 2 SC. 
There will be 3 SC on the chain, with 3 SC on the end, 3 SC on the opposite side of the chain, and 3 SC total (first SC and then the 2 SC as you come back around) on the other end. 
From here on we will be working in the round.

Round 2: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (15)
Round 3: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (20)
Round 4: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (25)
Round 5: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 6: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (35)
Round 7: SC in first 6, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (40)
Rounds 8-11: SC in each around. (40)
Switch to body color. 
Rounds 12-20: SC in each around. (40) (PLACE EYES BETWEEN ROWS 13 AND 14)

Round 21: SC in the first 7, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (35)
Round 22: SC in the first 6, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 23: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (25)
Round 24:  SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (20)
Round 25: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (15)
Round 26: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (10)
Using a needle, INV DEC one more time. (make the same motions as you would with a hook, but pull through instead of pulling up a loop) Sew up the remaining hole. Fasten off.

Ears (make two)
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 4-7: SC in each around. (18)
Round 8: SC in first, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 9: SC in each around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew on the head.

Horns (make two)
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Rounds 3-4: SC in each around. (12)
Round 5: INV DEC around. (6)
Round 6: SC in each around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew on the head.

Spots
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in each around. 
To sew them on I LOVE to use THESE NEEDLES. The rounded tip makes a big difference!  

 I provide a printable PDF version of this pattern for a small fee  HERE.

 


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