The Friendly Giraffe- A Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

This free crochet giraffe pattern is one of my very favorites! I have made it for baby showers, toddlers, even adults! It is always a hit! And I don't limit myself to traditional colors... that is half the fun!
Or even yarn weight! Check out the difference here...
The mustard one is worked with a 3.75 (F) hook and size 4 worsted weight yarn. He measures about 10 inches sitting down. The multi-colored purple giraffe is about 15 inches tall and obviously bigger. She was worked up using a 4.5 hook and size 5 bulky yarn. (about 220 yard- which was 2 skeins of I Love this Yarn Chunky plus the accent feet, nose and horn.)

I provide a printable PDF version of this pattern for a small fee HERE. 
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If you are new to amigurumi projects, check out this post that has a ton of great tips and tricks to help you out! (And add some adorable details!)

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You will need:
Approx 100 g size 4 yarn  (I Love this Yarn) OR 250 yards Size 5
Crochet Hook in Size 3.75 (for 10 inch) or 4.5 (for 15 inch)
Tapestry Needle
Polyfil or preferred stuffing
10 mm safety eyes (or 12 mm for larger giraffe)
stitch marker

Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

 If you love free patterns be sure to check out my Free Crochet Octopus Toy
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