Editor’s Inspiration: dreamy giraffe crochet pattern by Irene Strange
Who doesn’t love a friendly cuddly giraffe? This giraffe crochet pattern is perfect for all ages and it’s lots of fun to make, using DK weight yarn and a bit of stuffing.
Sometimes I get bored with my current WIPs and need a palette cleanser. When that happens I tend to gravitate towards small amigurumi toys: I can finish them quickly, which gives me the encouragement I need to dive back into the bigger projects that I have on the hook. Of all the animals in a zoo, I think giraffes are my favorite. They are always my first stop when visiting a zoo, and I just love their unique print!
For this adorable giraffe crochet pattern, you’ll need just a few things before you get started.
DK weight yarn
For this project, I chose Stylecraft Special DK. It’s great for toys because it stands up to a lot of cuddling — and most importantly it can be machine washed and tumble dried. Kids tend to be messy: it’s our job as crafters to make sure that the toys we give them can stand up to that much love (and that their parents won’t go crazy figuring out how to wash the new favorite toy). This yarn comes in a huge selection of shades, so I’ll be using Gold (1709), Stone (1710), and Walnut (1054), as seen below. You’ll only need one ball of each shade to make this giraffe!
This giraffe crochet pattern only uses simple crochet stitches that even a beginner crocheter can easily manage. It’s a great introduction to the fun art of amigurumi – before you know it, you’ll be making toys left and right. The giraffe’s spots and face are sewn on after the body is made, which makes it an even easier project.
This giraffe crochet pattern is crazy cute! What color will you make yours?
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