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.)

If you are intereseted in the ad-free, printable PDF you can get it for a small fee on Etsy or Ravelry.
Scroll down for the free pattern!! 




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!)

Let's get started!


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.

 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! 


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