This crochet giraffe pattern is the perfect project for beginners because the main stitches used are the single crochet, single crochet decrease, and the magic circle. The body parts of this giraffe are crocheted in different sections and then assembled together by using a yarn strand and yarn needle.
I call this pattern "Gerry the Giant Giraffe" because when his legs are extended he is 29 inches tall... So he's a pretty tall guy!
I try to keep Gerry up on a shelf for display only but my little girls find ways to sneak him down and play with him... lol! They love his large facial features which gives him so much personality. Plus they love how big he is!
This crochet pattern is written in standard American terminology.
Gauge: 10 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches/5 cm in single crochet stitch
Yardage: Color A: 730 yards (668 m) Color B: 175 yards (160 m) Colors C, D, E, F: Only a small amount is needed.
Finished Size: Gerry the Giant Giraffe is about 29 inches tall from the top of his horns to the bottom of his legs when he is extended – When sitting he is about 8 inches tall from the top of his horns to his bottom. He is about 9 inches wide.
Skill Level: Easy, you will need to have a moderate knowledge of crochet skills.
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet decrease
You will also need to know how to crochet the magic circle, wire amigurumi, and apply hair... This pattern contains links and tutorials that will help teach you all of these things.
1. Yarn – Soft Worsted Weight, I used Red Heart – Super Saver Solids.
2. Hook – Size G-4.00mm
3. Yarn Needle – Blunt sewing needle with big eye.
4. Stitch Marker
5. Polyfil Fiber – 16 Ounce Bag: For stuffing giraffe
6. Romex Electrical Wiring or 20 Gauge Galvanized Wire – 12 inches long: This is optional and is used to place in the giraffe’s neck so that it will be stiff and stand straight.