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Sophie the Giraffe Free Crochet Pattern



HAPPY NEW YEAR MY CRAFTY FRIENDS!!


2019 was a wonderful year! New collaborations, many new designs and a brand new blog were the highlights of the past year...but I'm so excited to see what 2020 will bring!


Do you have any dreams, plans and projects for the new year?

I surely want to keep the good old habit to share new, free crochet designs with you all!


...so without further ado, let me introduce Sophie, a sweet little giraffe!


Sophie is a 6.5" tall adorable giraffe, made with a super soft acrylic yarn.


***You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of this pattern with step-by-step pictures on Etsy HERE.



Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: - Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Yellow, Pink, White and Light Brown

- Aunt Lydia Cotton Thread (Lace 10) in Black

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; Yarn Needle

HOOK SIZES: E/3.25 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO),

front loop only (FLO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each round) otherwise instructed.


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LEGS AND BODY (yellow, pink and white yarn)

Make two:

1) starting off with yellow yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3-4) sc even (8); F/O, hide the yarn and stuff the leg

Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 3 INSTEAD

Merge the two legs together:

5) join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st leg, ch1 and sc in the same st, 7 sc, 1 hdc in each st between the two legs, keep working on the 2nd leg, 8 sc, 1 hdc in each st between the two legs (22)

6) switch to pink yarn, sc even (22)

7-10) sc even (22); keep stuffing as you go

11) working in BLO, sc even (22)

12) *9 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (20)

13) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (16)

14) sc even (16)

15) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12)

16) switch to white yarn, working in FLO, sc even (12)

17) join the yellow yarn to the BLO of the 1st st of round #15, sc even (12)

18-22) sc even (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the body to the head.

Finish stuffing the body firmly.


HEAD (yellow yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (36)

7-10) sc even (36)

11) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

12-16) sc even (48)

17) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (36)

18) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

19) sc dec around (12); F/O and cut the yarn.

Stuff the head firmly


Embroider the EYES with black cotton thread (between rnds #9-10; 9 sts apart).


Embroider the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread.


MUZZLE (white yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) sc even (18); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the muzzle to the head (between rnds #10-16). Stuff the muzzle as you attach it.


Embroider the NOSE with black cotton thread.


ANTLERS (light brown and yellow yarn; make two)

1) starting off with light brown yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3) sc even (8)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (6)

5) switch to yellow yarn, sc even (6)

6) sc even (6); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew

the antlers on top of the head.

Attach the antlers between rounds #2-4.


EARS (yellow yarn; make two)

1) 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc *, repeat ** twice (8)

4) sc even (8)

5) sc dec around (4); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the ear on top of the head.

Attach the ears between rounds #4-6.


SKIRT (pink yarn)

1) holding the giraffe upside down, insert the hook into the FLO of the 1st st of round #10 of the body, join the yarn with a sl st, sc in the same st , 1 sc inc in the next st, *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** 10 times (33)

2-4) sc even (33)

5) 15 sc, 1 sc inc, 16 sc, 1 sc inc (35); F/O and cut the yarn.


ARMS (yellow yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2-3) sc even (6); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the arm to the side of the body (between rounds #12-14). Stuff the arm lightly.




I can't wait to see your version of my SOPHIE the GIRAFFE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

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