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Giraffe Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Giraffe Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

giraffe amigurumi

After witnessing Elwis and Elyra Elephant Amigurumi made their first fun adventure to the park, Gem & Guy Giraffe Amigurumi attempted their first step out as well. Both the Giraffe Amigurumi chose to venture into a deserted paddy field on a bright sunny day. 

giraffe amigurumi

The paddy field was left alone after being harvested by the farmer, rice straws were being rolled into bales and left to dry on the field. With the rice straw bales on the empty paddy field, the Giraffe Amigurumi had so much fun playing hide and seek. The soft cushioning field is so spongy and comfortable for them to rest on. They can even take a nap on the field with no human intervention. 

Giraffe Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern

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crochet giraffe amigurumi

The Giraffe Amigurumi is about 17″ tall in standing pose and about 14″ tall when it is sitting down, crochet from DK lightweight acrylic yarn by using 2.5mm hook. It is a great size as a huggable softie, hence, it is absolutely lovely to make as a gift for someone who loves cuddling stuffed animals.

giraffe crochet pattern

Wish your Giraffe amigurumi was a little larger? Simply alter the materials a little e.g create a bigger giraffe by using heavier yarn like the DK medium yarn with 3.0mm hook, or shrink down the size by using lighter baby yarn with a 2.0mm hook. Don’t forget that crochet tension affects the size too; my tension is pretty snug, so my Gem might be a little smaller than yours, even if we’re using the same yarn and hook size.

As for the yarn, I used acrylic yarn from Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice in DK weight. The color are Honey, Lemon, Beige & Chocolate (for Gem), or, Honey, Beige & Chocolate (for Guy). 

giraffe amigurumi free crochet pattern

Gem & Guy, the Giraffe Amigurumi are part of Craft Passion Animal & Wildlife design collectionIn this collection, all the animals are designed to a size of at least 10″ tall, just the ideal crochet size as cuddly stuffed animals. Maybe they take a little more time and skill to make, but for that final moment when you can cuddle them, definitely worth all the effort.

 

amigurumi giraffe

To be frank, this crochet pattern is meant for advanced amigurumi crocheters because the pattern is more complicated. It involves alternating in yarn color to create the spot markings of the giraffe. The sequence of the color is written in a separate row after each round of the stitch’s instructions in the pattern.

A beginner might find it tough, an Intermediate will find it challenging but still do-able if one studies it through. If you cannot get through creating the marking, perhaps you may consider making the body with a single color and add felt pieces to create the marking.

Remember, nothing can stop you if you are determined enough. Just crochet and be happy!

giraffe amigurumi

Come, lie down next to us, it’s soft and comfortable.

giraffe amigurumi

Or, you would prefer to pick us up? 

giraffe amigurumi

Come on, give us your hand, don’t be shy!

giraffe amigurumi

Make more of Giraffe Amigurumi to fill the world with love.

Giraffe Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Giraffe Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Yield: 14" tall (Sitting), 17" (Standing)
Active Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: USD 20

Free crochet pattern of cute and huggable-size Giraffe Amigurumi, Gem & Guy, that you can crochet by following the instructions and written pattern. An absolutely perfect gift for anyone who loves Giraffe or wildlife.

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. Crochet all parts by following the crochet patterns stated below. 
  2. Stuff and sew the parts as instructed.
  3. Sew the ears, ossicones, and body to the head followed by sewing arms, feet, then mane and tail to the body to complete the elephant amigurumi.

Abbreviations

ch: chain

ls: loop stitch

inc: 2sc increase

inv dec: invisible decrease

sc: single crochet

slst: slip stitch

st: stitch

ps3: puff stitch (hdc3tog)

GIRAFFE AMIGURUMI PATTERN

BODY

giraffe body

Starts with Honey Yarn:

Round 1: ch5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch. {14}

Round 2: Inc, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc] 2 times. {20}

Round 3: Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {26}

Round 4: Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {32}

Round 5: Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {38}

Round 6: Inc. sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {44}

Round 7: Inc, sc 14, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc 14, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2. {50}

Round 8: Inc, sc 16, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times, Inc, sc 16, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times. {56}

Round 9: sc around. {56}

Giraffe's spot marking begins at Round 10 till Round 47:

Change yarn color according to the number of stitches indicated below the crochet pattern of that round. You can either carry the yarn on the wrong side of the body or crochet over the carried yarn.

The number inside the bracket ( ) is the number of stitches for Lemon color, without bracket is for Honey color.

Round 10: sc 25, Inc, sc 27, Inc, sc 2. {58}

Color at R10: 2 (5) 1 (11) 4 (4) 3 (3) 2 (5) 3 (8) 1 (6)

Round 11: sc 26, Inc, sc 28, Inc, sc 2. {60}

Color at R11: 2 (2) 2 (1) 2 (1) 3 (7) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (3) 3 (4) 3 (3) 4 (1) 2 (6)

Round 12: sc 27, Inc, sc 29, Inc, sc 2. {62}

Color at R12: 2 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 4 (3) 2 (1) 4 (1) 3 (1) 1 (1) 3 (1) 2 (2) 2 (1) 1 (2) 3 (1) 4 (1) 3 (1)

Round 13: sc 28, Inc, sc 30, Inc, sc 2. {64}

Color at R13: 2 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 4 (1) 1 (2) 1 (1) 4 (6) 1 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 2 (2) 2 (2) 3 (2) 3 (1)

Round 14 – 23: sc around. {64}

Color at R14: 2 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 4 (1) 2 (13) 1 (5) 3 (4) 2 (2) 2 (7) 3 (1)

Color at R15: (3) 3 (1) 3 (2) 1 (1) 3 (2) 2 (2) 3 (2) 3 (1) 1 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 2 (1) 2 (1) 3 (4) 4 (3) 2 (1)

Color at R16: 2 (5) 3 (2) 1 (6) 3 (1) 4 (1) 3 (1) 1 (1) 3 (1) 2 (4) 2 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 4 (1) 1 (4)

Color at R17: 3 (4) 2 (7) 2 (1) 3 (1) 5 (1) 2 (1) 2 (4) 4 (2) 2 (5) 2 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1)

Color at R18: 2 (2) 3 (3) 5 (1) 3 (3) 7 (3) 3 (2) 6 (4) 2 (1) 3 (2) 2 (1) 5 (1)

Color at R19: (3) 5 (1) 7 (1) 3 (1) 8 (1) 2 (1) 2 (2) 6 (2) 4 (1) 4 (4) 6

Color at R20: (1) 1 (1) 5 (1) 8 (4) 7 (2) 3 (5) 5 (1) 5 (1) 6 (1) 5 (2)

Color at R21: 3 (3) 2 (1) 6 (3) 2 (3) 5 (1) 4 (1) 3 (3) 3 (1) 4 (4) 4 (1) 5 (1) 1

Color at R22: 3 (1) 2 (5) 3 (2) 6 (3) 2 (2) 4 (1) 5 (6) 3 (1) 2 (7) 3 (2) 1

Color at R23: 3 (1) 6 (5) 7 (1) 2 (5) 3 (2) 7 (1) 2 (1) 1 (2) 4 (2) 3 (4) 2

Round 24: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 14] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 8. {60}

Color at R24: 2 (3) 4 (1) 3 (1) 5 (3) 5 (6) 6 (1) 2 (3) 5 (1) 4 (1) 1 (1) 2

Round 25: sc around. {60}

Color at R25: 2 (1) 2 (1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 2 (2) 1 (1) 7 (1) 3 (3) 2 (2) 4 (1) 4 (2) 4 (1) 2 (2)

Round 26: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 13] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 7. {56}

Color at R26: (3) 3 (2) 5 (1) 1 (3) 2 (1) 6 (1) 4 (1) 1 (2) 5 (2) 3 (1) 1 (1) 2 (1) 3 (1)

Round 27: sc around. {56}

Color at R27: 1 (1) 4 (1) 5 (2) 3 (1) 3 (3) 3 (1) 3 (2) 2 (1) 4 (2) 1 (4) 2 (3) 2 (2)

Round 28: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 12] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 6. {52}

Color at R28: 2 (1) 3 (1) 3 (2) 4 (1) 2 (1) 2 (4) 3 (1) 3 (5) 4 (1) 4 (1) 2 (1) 1

Round 29: sc around. {52}

Color at R29: 3 (5) 2 (1) 4 (5) 5 (5) 6 (1) 5 (1) 5 (3) 1

Round 30: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 11] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 5. {48}

Color at R30: 3 (2) 1 (4) 4 (1) 2 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1) 4 (1) 6 (1) 2

Round 31: sc around. {48}

Color at R31: 2 (2) 5 (2) 2 (2) 3 (2) 5 (1) 6 (3) 2 (2) 5 (2) 2

Round 32: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 10] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 4. {44}

Color at R32: 1 (2) 6 (4) 4 (3) 2 (4) 3 (1) 2 (6) 2 (4)

Round 33: sc around. {44}

Color at R33: (2) 9 (1) 8 (3) 3 (4) 7 (4) 3

Round 34: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 9] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 3. {40}

Color at R34: 1 (1) 8 (2) 7 (1) 6 (1) 7 (1) 2 (1) 2

Round 35: sc around. {40}

Color at R35: 2 (4) 6 (2) 5 (1) 7 (2) 4 (2) 3 (1) 1

Round 36: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 8] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 2. {36}

Color at R36: 1 (2) 3 (1) 5 (3) 2 (1) 7 (3) 2 (1) 4 (1)

Round 37: sc around. {36}

Color at R37: (2) 5 (4) 1 (1) 2 (3) 8 (1) 1 (3) 5

Round 38: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 7] 3 times, Inv dec, sc. {32}

Color at R38: 1 (1) 8 (2) 4 (4) 3 (1) 4 (1) 3

Round 39: sc around {32}

Color at R39: 1 (3) 6 (1) 8 (5) 4 (4)

Round 40: [sc 6, inv dec] around. {28}

Color at R40: (2) 2 (1) 3 (2) 8 (1) 2 (2) 4 (1)

Round 41: sc around. {28}

Color at R41: 5 (8) 4 (2) 4 (2) 2 (1)

Stuff the body firmly with polyester fiberfill.

Round 42: [sc 5, inv dec] around. {24}

Color at R42: 5 (1) 3 (1) 1 (5) 3 (5)

Round 43 - 47: sc around. {24}

Color at R43: 3 (3) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (4) 3 (1)

Color at R44: (4) 1 (2) 2 (2) 2 (1) 3 (2) 5

Color at R45: 1 (1) 4 (4) 1 (4) 2 (1) 6

Color at R46: 1 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 3 (5) 3 (1)

Color at R47: (7) 4 (1) 3 (9)

Change to Honey Color only from round 48 to 50

Round 48: [Inv dec, sc 2] around. {18}

Round 49: [Inv dec, sc] around. {12}

Round 50: [Inv dec] around. {6}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

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HEAD

g head 1

g head 3

g head 2

Starts with Beige yarn:

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}

Round 4: [sc 2. inc] around. {24}

Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}

Round 6: sc 2, [inc, sc 4] 5 times, inc, sc 2. {36}

Round 7: [inc, sc 5] around. {42}

Round 8 - 9: sc around. {42}

Round 10: sc 38, [inv dec] 2 times. {40}

Round 11: [inv dec] 2 times, sc 36. {38}

Round 12: sc 36, [inc] 2 times. {40}

Round 13: [inc] 2 times, sc 38. {42}

Note: Round 10 to 13 creates the mouth of the Giraffe.

Change yarn color to Honey

Round 14: sc 3, [inc, sc 6] 5 times, inc, sc 3. {48}

Change yarn color to Lemon

Round 15 - 16: sc around. {48}

Round 17: sc 3, [inc, sc 7] 5 times, inc, sc 4. {54}

Round 18 - 19: sc around. {54}

Round 20: [sc 8, inc] around. {60}

Round 21 - 23: sc around. {60}

Round 24: sc 5, [inc, sc 9] 5 times, inc, sc 4. {66}

Round 25 - 32: sc around. {66}

Round 33: [inv dec, sc 9] around. {60}

Round 34: sc around. {60}

Round 35: sc 4, [inv dec, sc 8] 5 times, inv dec, sc 4. {54}

Round 36: sc around. {54}

Round 37: [inv dec, sc 7] around. {48}

Round 38: sc around. {48}

Round 39: sc 3, [inv dec, sc 6] 5 times, inv dec, sc 3. {42}

Round 40: sc around. {42

Round 41: [inv dec, sc 5] around. {36}

Round 42: sc 2, [inv dec, sc 4] 5 times, inv dec, sc 2. {30}

Round 43: [inv dec, sc 3] around. {24}

Install safety eyes at Round 20, 18 sts apart. Make sure the mouth is facing downward to get the correct position of the eyes.

Stuff with polyester fillings

Round 44: sc, [inv dec, sc 2] 5 times, inv dec, sc. {18}

Round 45: [inv dec, sc 1] around. {12}

Round 46: [inv dec] around. {6}

Fasten and hide yarn end.

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EARS

g ear 1

g ear 2

Make 2 with Lemon yarn:

Round 1: Sc 4 in magic ring. {4}

Round 2: [inc] around. {8}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {12}

Round 4: [sc 2, inc] around. {16}

Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {20}

Round 6: sc 2, [inc, sc 4] 3 times, inc, sc 2. {24}

Round 7 - 10: sc around {24}

Round 11: [inv dec, sc 10] around. {22}

Round 12 - 13: sc around. {22}

Round 14: {inv dec, sc 9] around. {20}

Round 15 - 17: sc around

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fold the ear and sew the bottom to give it a scooped appearance.

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OSSICONE

g ossicone

Make 2 starts with Honey yarn:

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}

Round 4 - 5: sc around. {18}

Round 6: [inv dec, sc] around. {12}

Round 7: [inv dec, sc} around. {8}

Change yarn color to Lemon

Round 8 - 14: sc around. {8}

Fasten. Leave a long tail for sewing.

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ARMS

g arms

Make 2 starts with Chocolate yarn:

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}

Round 4: [sc 2. inc] around. {24}

Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}

Round 6 - 8: sc around. {30}

Change yarn color to Lemon:

Round 9 – 10: sc around. {30}

Change yarn color to Honey:

Round 11: [sc 8, Inv dec] around. {27}

Round 12 - 13: sc around. {27}

Round 14: [sc 7, Inv dec] around. {24}

Round 15 – 16: sc around. {24}

Round 17: [sc 6, Inv dec] around. {21}

Round 18 – 19: sc around. {21}

Round 20: [sc 5, Inv dec] around. {18}

Round 21 – 22: sc around {18}.

Round 23: [sc 4, Inv dec] around. {15}

Round 24 – 35: sc around. {15}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fill the bottom 2/3 of the arms firmly with polyester fiberfill.

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LEGS

g legs

Make 2 starts with Chocolate yarn:

Round 1: ch5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch. {14}

Round 2: Inc, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc] 2 times. {20}

Round 3: Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {26}

Round 4: Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {32}

Round 5: Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {38}

Round 6: Inc. sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {44}

Round 7 – 8: sc around. {44}

Change yarn color to Lemon.

Round 9 – 10: sc around. {44}

Change yarn color to Honey.

Round 11: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 12, Inv dec, sc 14. {42}

Round 12: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 10, Inv dec, sc 14. {40}

Round 13: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 8, Inv dec, sc 14. {38}

Round 14: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 6, Inv dec, sc 14. {36}

Round 15: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 4, Inv dec, sc 14. {34}

Round 16: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 2, Inv dec, sc 14. {32}

Round 17: sc 14, Inv dec, Inv dec, sc 14. {30}

Round 18: sc around. {30}

Round 19: [sc 6, Inv dec] 3 times, sc 6. {27}

Round 20 – 21: sc around. {27}

Round 22: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 5] 3 times. {24}

Round 23 – 24: sc around. {24}

Round 25: sc 5, Inv dec, sc 10, Inv dec, sc 5. {22}

Round 26 – 27: sc around. {22}

Round 28: sc 5, Inv dec, sc 9, Inv dec, sc 4. {20}

Round 29 – 30: sc around. {20}

Round 31: sc 4, Inv dec, sc 8, Inv dec, sc 4. {18}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fill the bottom 2/3 of the legs firmly with polyester fiberfill.

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TAIL

g tail

Starts with Honey yarn:

ch 4, slst to form a ring.

ch1, sc 4 into the ring. sc around until the tail is 4" long, slst.

Change yarn color to Chocolate.

ch3, ps3 in each st, slst.

ch, Inv dec around, slst, ch

Fasten. Weave in yarn end to hide

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MANE

g mane

ch 47, begin crochet ls on a pencil in 2nd st from the hook, ls in next 45 sts on the chain base.

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

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How to assembly the Giraffe Amigurumi

g head 4

Sew the ears to the head, about 10 rows from the center of the eye. Both ears are 23 stitches apart, measured from the ears' midlines.

g head 5

Sew the Ossicones between the ears, they are about 11 stitches apart, measured from the ossicones' midlines..

giraffe head

45° angle view of the head after the ears and ossicones are sewed on.

g assembly 1

Giraffe Amigurumi is ready for a final assembly after all parts are crochet and stuffed.

g assembly 2

Mark the joining position between the head and the body.

For the head, mark a circle about the same size as the tip of the body. Mark the midlines as well so the head can be position facing the same direction as the body.

For the body, move the circle marking (same size of the one marked on the head) to the front a bit. The purpose is to make the head tilt to the front a little and look more relax and natural. Mark the midline of the body on the circle.

g assembly 3

Match the midlines and circles, pin the head to the body, Sew to join the head to the body.

giraffe amigurumi

Followed by the arms and legs.

The arms are sewed 2 inches below the head. They are sewed on both sides of the body but facing a bit to the front, making them about 8 stitches apart. Extend the sewing 3 rows down from the top of the arms to give a better join to the arms onto the body.

The legs are sewed at Round 15, on both sides of the body.

g assembly 4

The giraffe should be able to sit comfortably without any obstacle from the legs.

g assembly 6

Sew the Mane and Tail to the back of Giraffe to complete the project.

giraffe mane

Pin the mane to the head, between the ossicones and sew each side of the mane, from the bottom to the top of the head, and back to the bottom.

giraffe back

The tail is sewed at Round 20 at the back of the body.

Sew the ears and body to the head followed by sewing arms (between head and body), feet (on round 14), and tail (on round 16) to the body to complete the elephant amigurumi.

HAPPY CROCHET

padi field giraffe

Notes

Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

Stuff the parts firmly and densely to give a good shape to amigurumi doll.

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