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Zoo Blog Hop Day 21 – Giraffes

giraffe crochet patterns

It’s World Giraffe Day, an annual event initiated by Giraffe Conservation Federation to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day of the year.  These four unique designs depict this amazing animal as a potholder, an applique, a lovey, and a plush toy.

giraffe crochet patterns

 

giraffe amigurumi

 

G is for Giraffe from The Burgundy Basket

 

 

Giraffe Applique by Golden Lucy Crafts

 

 

 

Giraffe Lovey from The Hooking Reader

 

 

Giraffe Potholder

Giraffe Potholder Crochet Pattern

 

Materials:

Peaches & Cream cotton yarn – 1 ½ oz gold, ¼ oz dark taupe

Size G (4.00 mm) and J (6.00 mm) crochet hooks

Yarn needle

 Directions:

HEAD:

Row 1: Holding 2 strands of gold yarn together, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (6 sc).

Row 2: Inc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc last st (8 sc).

Row 3: Inc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc last st (10 sc).

Row 4: Inc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc last st (12 sc).

Rows 5-7: Work even on 12 sc.

Rows 8-12: Dec over 1st 2 sts, sc across (7 sc at the end of Row 12).

Rows 13-14: Work even on 7 sc.

Rows 15-18: Inc, sc across (11 sc at the end of Row 18).

Rows 19-20: Work even on 11 sc.

Rows 21-23: Dec over 1st 2 sts, sc across, dec over last 2 sts (5 sc at end of Row 23). Do not fasten off gold.

EARS (Make 2):

Row 1: With 2 strands of dark taupe yarn, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in each of next 3 chs. Fasten off dark taupe, leaving 4” length for sewing. Sew ears to sides of head at Row 22.

EDGING:

Pick up gold again, ch 1, turn. Sc in 1st st on top of head. For ossicone, ch 5, sl st in 4th and 5th chs. Sc in next 3 sts on top of head. Work another ossicone (ch 5, sl st in 4th and 5th chs), sc in last st on top of head. Working down side of head, sc in each row end down to the ear. Sc around the ear with 3 sc in tip of ear. Continue to work in sc down side of face. Using remaining loops of beginning ch, sc in each of the next 6 chs. Sc up side of face. Sc around ear with 3 sc in tip of ear, sc in remaining row ends to top of head. Join with sl st in 1st sc of edging.

NOSTRILS (Make 2):

Rnd 1: With G hook and single strand of dark taupe, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. Fasten off. Sew to bottom portion of face at approximately Row 4.

EYES (Make 2):

Rnd 1: With single strand of dark taupe and G hook, ch 2, 3 sc, 2 hdc, 3 sc  in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off. Sew to upper portion of face at approximately Row 18 with hdc at the upper outer portion of eye. (Use photo for nostril and eye placement. If larger eyes are desired, use single strand with size J hook.)

PDF Download available at Giraffe Potholder Crochet Pattern

 

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Zoo Blog Hop Day 12 – Jack the Sloth

 

 

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Zoo Blog Hop Day 14 – Alligators!

rabbit crochet patterns

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Zoo Blog Hop Day 16 – Deer and Moose

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monkey crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 19 – Monkeys

 

 

 

eagle crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 20 – Eagles

 

 

zebra crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 22 – Zebra

 

 

sheep crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 23 – Sheep

 

 

elephant crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 24 – Elephants

 

 

dog crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

 

 

cow amigurumi

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 26 – Cows

 

 

platypus crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 27 – Platypus

mouse crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 28 – Mouse

 

 

fox crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 29 – Fox

 

 

Final Day of Zoo Blog Hop – Birds

 

 

 

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