Create your own sweet little giraffe that your kids will love in just a few hours. This original, easy-to-follow amigurumi crochet pattern is suitable for those that have practised the basics of crochet and are ready for their next pattern.
The pattern includes:
– Standard US and UK instructions
– Clear photos for both left-handed and right-handed crocheters
– A photo tutorial on how to do a magic adjustable ring
– A bonus photo tutorial on button-jointing your giraffe to create movable limbs, although this is optional
The pattern mainly uses U.S single crochet (U.K double crochet), colour changes, increases, invisible decreases and magic adjustable rings.
The finished giraffe should be between 13-16 cm standing.
I have a friend who fully supports my crafting, however just isn’t as ‘in’ to small crochet amigurumi as I am. I’m sure you have a friend like that as well, who loves you so much even though your interests don’t exactly overlap! What would the world be like if we were all the same? So, when she asked me to design and make her a giraffe for her birthday, I was so excited.
I tried sketching a few different ideas out of paper to see what features I liked the best. Standing on four legs? Standing on two legs? Really long neck? Slightly long neck? Finally I was happy with the design and ready to start making him.
The trickiest part of the design process was making the spots look random. I prefer order over chaos and so my brain kept trying to make the spots symmetrical. Luckily I noticed and adjusted accordingly. My friend was very pleased with her new friend.
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