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Crochet Giraffe - Amigurumi Instructions for crochet giraffe

  • Crochet giraffe
  • Material and preparation
    • Crochet basic pattern for giraffe
  • Crochet Giraffe - Instructions
    • The body
    • Crochet your arms and legs
    • The head
    • Crochet horns
    • The ears
    • The tail

The fascination with Amigurumis will never stop. The possibilities of crocheting everything are just endless. There is nothing that can not be implemented in Amigurumi. A hobby that draws you into the spell and leaves everyday life outside - the peace of crocheting becomes a meditation.

For many Amigurumi fans animals like our crochet giraffe are part of the basic equipment of their imaginative works. Whether cuddly animals, key and bag tags, as a gift for the girlfriend or as a decoration in a separate Amigurumi animal collection, the possible uses of these lovingly crocheted animals are varied. The joy and love flowing into the work while crocheting are perpetuated in every crochet work.

Crochet giraffe

With crochet hook and yarn step by step to the finish

Crocheting a giraffe is more likely to be a simple crochet work. We have written the instructions so that even crochet beginners and less experienced this Amigurumi can easily rework. Step by step we show how each part is worked.

Great knowledge of stitching does not have to be brought either. You should only dominate fixed mesh, only the ears are still needed rod knowledge. If you are still a little unsure about these stitches, then just have a look into our corner Crocheting. There you can also repeat step by step all the stitches again. This also applies to the thread ring, the beginning of every single particle of the little giraffe.

Our crochet giraffe consists of many individual particles, which are all sewn together at the end. The principle is almost always the same. It is a small hollow body crocheted, which is stuffed and sewn on the large body of the giraffe.

The size of your Amigurumis you can even specify the crochet giraffe yourself. Our model measures approx. 35 centimeters with outstretched legs and the horns. If you would rather have a smaller size, but still want to crochet exactly according to our instructions, then just use a thinner yarn and a matching crochet hook. For a larger cuddly toy, use a thicker yarn and a thicker crochet hook.

The character of your giraffe you decide on your own. We have based our colors a little on the original. But that does not have to be with Amigurumi. It says here what pleases - is allowed. So a colorful giraffe, maybe even with striped limbs, can look just as original and lovely.

Material and preparation

Which yarn to process ">

We decided on a cotton yarn from trendgarne.de, the LINE 345 Cotton Baby. On the one hand the bright colors inspired us, on the other hand because of the certification by Oeko Tex Standard. This means that if a child plays with the crocheted giraffe, this certificate guarantees that the product is free from harmful substances.

The crochet hook

This manual has been worked with a 2.5 mm crochet hook. With this type of crochet the work may be a bit taut. If you use a larger needle with the same amount of wool, the work will be a little bit misshapen. But if that's what you want, that's possible too. For the horns and the brown body patches, we crocheted with a needle size of 2.0 mm.

The filling material

The filling gives the Amigurumi figure its individual shape and also gives it the special character. When choosing the material, you can be flexible. You can choose between a cotton-like synthetic fiber or a natural fiber.

We crocheted a synthetic cotton wool in the giraffe, because this stuffs well, gives the shape a perfect figure and does not start to lump over time. You can also wash a figure filled with synthetic cotton more easily, which is especially important with cuddly toys.

According to our instructions you need:

  • 50 grams of cotton yarn / 180 meters
  • Crochet hook of thickness 2.5 and 2.0 mm
  • Filling cotton for stuffing
  • 2 button eyes
  • 1 darning needle
  • scissors

Crochet basic pattern for giraffe

The giraffe is crocheted only with fixed stitches except for the ears.

By the way: You can learn all the stitches in our corner "Learn Crochet" or bring them back to your memory.

This also applies to the thread ring. The thread ring is used in all crochet work, which is crocheted around.

It is often called a magic ring or magic ring. You will also find this tutorial in full under Crochet Learning.

Remove stitches

For slimming when crocheting there are different versions. We chose the giraffe crochet for a very simple option. Crochet tight stitches to the collection point. Now continue, pierce the next stitch, pull a thread. There are now two loops on the needle.

Repeat in the following stitch, get a thread and pull through. There are now 3 loops on the needle.

Pull the first no-suture loop through the needle. Now there are only 2 loops on the crochet hook.

Get a thread again and pull through all two loops. Done is the decrease of a mesh.

Crochet Giraffe - Instructions

We begin by crocheting the body, then the limbs, the head, the horns, the ears and the tail.

The body

We crocheted the body only with yellow yarn

  • thread ring

1 round:

  • work in the thread ring 6 fixed mesh

2nd round:

  • double each stitch = 12 stitches

3rd round:

  • every other stitch doubles = 18 stitches

4th round:

  • every third stitch doubles = 24 stitches

5th round:

  • every fourth stitch doubles = 30 stitches

6th round:

  • every fifth stitch doubles = 36 stitches

7th round:

  • every sixth stitch doubles = 42 stitches

8th round:

  • every seventh stitch doubles = 48 stitches

9th through 16th round:

  • crochet only sturdy stitches

17th round:

Here are the takeaways.

  • Crochet every 8th and 9th stitch together = 42 stitches

18th round:

  • Crochet every 7th and 8th stitch together = 36 stitches

19th round:

  • crochet only sturdy stitches

20th round:

  • crochet only sturdy stitches

21st round:

  • Crochet every 5th and 6th stitch = 30 stitches

22nd round:

  • crochet only firm stitch

Round 23:

  • Crochet every 4th and 5th stitch = 24 stitches

24th round:

Use cotton wool to stuff your stomach out. Crochet only sturdy stitches.

Tip: So that the crocheted giraffe has a good fit, the lower part of the body can be filled with a sandbag (bird sands). Then stuff the rest with filling cotton.

25th round:

  • crochet only sturdy stitches

26th round:

  • Crochet every 3rd and 4th stitch together = 18 stitches

27th to 40th round:

  • crochet only sturdy stitches

At the end of the round work two more slivers, pull through the work thread, cut and sew. Stuff the neck with cotton wool.

Crochet your arms and legs

Arms and legs are crocheted exactly the same.

  • Thread ring - start with brown yarn

1 round:

  • 6 strong stitches in the thread ring

2nd round:

  • Crochet 2 sts in each stitch = 12 stitches

3rd round:

  • work 2 fixed loops = 18 stitches in every 2nd stitch

4th round:

  • double every 3rd stitch = 24 stitches

5th round:

  • Crochet 1 stitch in each stitch

6th round:

  • work in each stitch 1 fixed stitch

7th round:

  • crochet only sturdy stitches

8th round:

  • we remove every 3rd stitch
  • 2 strong stitches
  • Crochet the 3rd and 4th stitch together
  • 2 strong stitches
  • Crochet the 3rd and 4th stitch together = 18 stitches

9th round:

  • crochet only sturdy stitches

10th round:

  • Crochet the 2nd and 3rd stitch = 12 stitches

11th round:

Crochet only sturdy stitches. Stuff with filling cotton.

12th round:

  • color change
  • In this round we make a color change - from brown to yellow
  • only crochet stitches

13th round to a total length of,

  • Arms: 11 centimeters
  • Legs: 12.5 centimeters
  • always crochet tight stitches

Finish the last round with two warp stitches, cut the thread, pull through and sew. We only slightly stuffed our arms and legs, not even until the last lap. It was our intention that the limbs remain loose and flexible . However, if your giraffe is to have firm arms and legs, then you can stuff them completely with stuffing cotton.

The head

  • crochet only in yellow
  • thread ring

1 round:

  • Crochet 6 sts in the thread ring

2nd round:

  • double each stitch = 12 stitches

3rd round:

  • every other stitch doubles = 18 stitches

4th to 6th round:

  • crochet only sturdy stitches

7th round:

  • every third stitch doubles = 24 stitches

8th to 10th round:

  • only strong stitches

11th round:

  • double every 4th stitch = 30 stitches

12th round:

  • only strong stitches

13th round:

  • double every 5th stitch = 36 stitches

14th round:

  • only strong stitches

15th to 19th series:

  • only strong stitches

20th round:

  • decrease round
  • 4 fixed stitches
  • Crochet 2 stitches together
  • 4 fixed stitches
  • Crochet 2 stitches together
  • working the whole round like this

21st round:

  • only strong stitches
  • with stuffing stuffing

22nd round:

  • 3 fixed stitches
  • Crochet 2 stitches together

Round 23:

  • only work fixed mesh

24th round:

  • 2 strong stitches
  • Crochet 2 stitches together

25th round:

Crochet 2 stitches together - until all stitches of the round are crocheted together. At the end, pull a chain stitch through the middle, cut the thread and pull it through and sew it invisible.

Crochet horns

We crocheted the horns with a crochet hook of thickness 2.0 mm .

  • Thread ring - with brown yarn

1 round:

  • Crochet 6 sts in the thread ring

2nd round:

  • double all stitches = 12 stitches

3rd round:

  • double every 2nd stitch = 18 stitches

4th to 6th round:

  • only strong stitches

7th round:

  • decrease round
  • 1 fixed loop
  • Crochet 2 stitches together - the whole round

8th round:

  • color change
  • continue to crochet with yellow
  • only strong stitches

9th to 14th round:

Crochet only sturdy stitches. Finish the round with two warp stitches, cut the thread, pull through and sew. Stuff the horns with stuffing.

The ears

  • 2-color
  • the ears start with brown yarn
  • thread ring

1 round:

  • 6 strong stitches in the thread ring

2nd round:

  • double each stitch = 12 stitches

3rd round:

  • every other stitch doubles = 18 stitches

4th round:

  • work with yellow yarn
  • 2 strong stitches
  • Crochet 2 stitches in the following stitch (in the same stitch)
  • 2 strong stitches
  • Crochet two half sticks in the following stitch

In the following stitches:

  • two whole sticks
  • two whole sticks
  • two double sticks
  • two double sticks
  • two whole sticks
  • two whole sticks
  • two half sticks
  • 2 strong stitches
  • in the following stitch work again 2 fixed stitches
  • 2 strong stitches

After the last two stitches finish the round with a slit stitch, cut the thread, pull through and sew.

The tail

  • thread ring

1 round:

  • 6 strong stitches in the thread ring

2nd to 13th round:

  • only strong stitches

14th round:

Crochet two stitches together. Finish the round with a slit stitch, cut the thread, pull through and sew. The tail hair we sewed with brown yarn at the end of the tail.

The brown spots on the body

We crocheted these spots in different sizes. You can set these yourself. Each stain begins with a thread ring . Then the stitches double in the sequence, as you have crocheted on each piece all the time. That means you crochet a lot of little circles. You can always set the size yourself.

Crochet the giraffe - Finish

When you've finished crocheting all the pieces, the most beautiful work comes: give the giraffe its character. Stitch the limbs to the body, then the head.

Tip: If you want a tight neck, connect the neck and head with a flower wire, which you can insert in the middle of both parts.

Sew on the horns and ears on the head. Now only the tail and the small spots on the body are missing. At the end you design the face of the giraffe. We sewed on two button eyes . You can also crochet and sew these eyes as a circle. Simply embroider the nostrils and mouth.

Done is a small Amigurumi giraffe .

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