It’s been a while since I picked up the ol’ hooks and I needed a Christmas present for my nephew. After some internet searching, my wife came across this cute little DIY crochet giraffe at I Love Buttons, where Emma has given us a free pattern to follow.
The first step was to grab some of my scrap yarn, made easy by my awesome yarn shelves. You can probably choose however many colors you would like but for a project like this, the more the better. I went with ten.
There were different types of yarn, thicknesses, etc. But each color only does two rows at a time so I don’t think that will make much of a difference when making a DIY crochet giraffe.
Emma did a great job of breaking down each step. All the crochet stitches involved are pretty basic. It is a simple matter of following the pattern of increases and decreases to get the right shape of each part. There are legs and arms, the body, head, ears, and horns. Each section went really quickly. I got some basic stuffing and filled each section as I went, and made sure to leave long tails of yarn for sewing the pieces together.
Here is a nice dismembered shot before I attached everything together.
The final product is so cool for the relatively small amount of work. This took me a total of about 3-4 hours to complete. I can’t help but smile every time I look at this super colorful, somewhat giraffe-like, apparently bi-pedal, stuffed animal, aka a DIY crochet giraffe.
Here are some of the tools and supplies I used in this project. If you are interested in one, click to take a look. You get a fun product, I get a fun commission. Thanks!