Crochet Giraffe Amigurumi

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Free Giraffe Amigurumi Pattern

For some reason, I had this image in my head of a Giraffe wearing a tutu dress and pink booties! This meant of course that I had to make it into a reality. This pattern has been an ongoing project since Christmas and it is now July. For some reason, it took forever to finish. It is the biggest Amigurumi piece I have ever made. I think I will stick to smaller patterns for a while. I did love making it though, and I could finally use up the doll hair I had laying around. The curly doll hair is the icing of this cute giraffe. I also love the fake eyelashes. The head will need to be leaning on something to stay up as the long neck can’t stay upright on its own. The Giraffe is great as a decoration for your home, so give it a go. 

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If you want to create a smaller crochet giraffe, then I have a few patterns for you that you might like. Both patterns below are miniature patterns. Click on images to get these patterns. 

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I also had a Crochet Giraffe beauty competition. Click on image below to see who won. 

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If you still are ready to give this Giant Giraffe a go, all you have to do is follow the tutorial below. 

Crochet Giraffe Pattern

You will need:

4 x coat-hangers without the hook

915 mm Balsa Wood Dowel

Crochet hook size 4.0 mm, 3.00 mm, 1.25 mm. 

Yarn: yellow, blue, black, white, pink, white, multicolored, brown, and red 4 ply in 100 % Acrylic

Doll hair. 

Fake eyelashes.

A sewing needle.

Scissors.

Giraffe legs. Make 4. Use the coat-hangers as legs and crochet around them as follows:

With yellow: ch 62, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every chain to end. Continue 3 more rows and crochet 1 sc in each sc. Fold over the coat-hanger and stitch together.

Giraffe body. Back + Neck in one go.

Back: Begin by crochet 2 circles.

Row 1. Ch 3, 10 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in ch 3. When you have made 2 circles this way, attach with sl st and crochet 6 sc across the circle in 6 dc and then continue onto the next circle with 6 sc in 6 dc. Turn.

Row 2 – 6. 1 sc in 12 sc. Turn.

Row 7 – 10. 2 sc tog, 1 sc in remaining sc until last 2 sc, 2 sc tog. Turn.

Row 11- 17. 1 sc in sc. Turn.

Row 18. 2 sc tog across. Turn.

Neck: Row 19 – 135. You now have 2 sc. Continue crochet 1 sc in each 2 sc each row. Turn.

Fasten off after round 135.

Tummy + the other side of neck.

Tummy: Chain 12, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in remaining chs. Turn.

Row 2 – 7. Sc in sc. Turn.

Row 8. Ch 10, sk 4 sc, 1 sc in 5th sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, ch 10, 1 sc in last sc. Turn.

Row 9. 1 sc in next 10 chs, sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 10 chs. Turn.

Row 10. 1 sc in sc across. Turn.

Round 11. Sl st in next 5 sc, 1 sc in sc to last 5 sc. Turn.

Round 12. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 5 sc. Turn.

Round 13. Skip 1st sc, sc in sc to last sc, skip last sc. Turn.

Round 14. Rep last row.

Round 15. 1 sc in sc across.

Round 16. Rep row 13.

Round 17-19. Rep row 15.

Round 20. Rep row 13.

Neck: Row 21 – 135. Rep row 15.

Fill body in with stuffing and use a dowel to hold up the neck. 

Giraffe Fact: Did you know Giraffes sleep less than any other mammal. They only need between 5 to 30 minutes sleep in a 24 hour interval!!!! 

Crochet Head

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Round 1. Ch 3, 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in ch 3.

Round 2. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*, rep round ** to end, sl st in ch 3.

Round 3. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3, 2 dc in every st to end, sl st in ch 3.

Round 4. Rep round 2.

Round 5. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3, *1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st*, rep round ** to end, sl st in ch 3.

Round 6. Ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end, sl st in ch 3.

Round 7. Sk 19 sts, ch 1, 1 dc in remaining sts.

Round 8. Ch 3, 1 dc in each st, 2 dc in 1-ch sp, sl st in ch 3.

Round 9. Ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end, sl st in ch 3.

Round 10. Ch 3, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc tog, *1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc tog*, rep between ** to end, sl st in ch 3.

Round 11 – 12. Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc tog, *1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc tog*, rep between ** to end, sl st in ch 3.

Round 13. 2 sts tog with hdc all around.

Rep round 13 until hole is closed. Fasten off.

Crochet bottom face of Giraffe.

Re-attach yarn in unworked dc from round 7.

Round 1. Ch 2, hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 hdc, 2 hdc in next sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, sl st in ch 2.

Round 2. Ch 2, hdc in same st as ch 2, *1 hdc in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc* rep between ** 3 times, 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in last 2 hdc, sl st in ch 2.

Round 3. Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc to end, sl st in ch 2.

Round 4. (2 hdc tog) x 3, 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next 5 hdc, 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, (2 hdc tog) x 5, sl st in 1st st.

Round 5. Rep round 3.

Round 6. (2 hdc tog) x 5, 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, (2 hdc tog) x 7, sl st in 1st st.

Round 7. Rep round 3.

Round 8. (2 hdc tog) x 4, 1 hdc in next 4 hdc, (2 hdc tog) x 5, sl st in 1st st.

Round 9. Sl st in next st, 1 hdc in next 6 hdc. sl st in next st. Turn.

Round 10- 12. 1 hdc in 6 hdc. Turn. Fasten off at end of round 12.

Crochet Eyes. 

Make 2. 

Use black yarn and crochet hook size 3.0 mm. 

Ch 3, turn, 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in ch 3. Fasten off and weave in end. Use a sewing needle and white yarn and pull through some white yarn to create the shine in the eye. Stitch the eyes to Giraffe. 

Eyelids. 

Use pink yarn and stitch across the eye. Stich across both above and below the eye to give it the effect of eyelids. 

Eyelashes. 

Use fake eyelashes and stick to eyelids. 

Giraffe Horn.

Make 4 pieces and stitch 2 and 2 together.

Row 1. Ch 11, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 6 chs, 2 sc in remaining 3 chs to end, continue crochet underneath: 2 sc in next same 3 chs, 1 sc in remaining chs including turning chs.

Row 2. Sl st in next 10 sc, 2 hdc in next 6 sc, sl st in remaining scs to end. Fasten off.

Attach blue yarn at the top of Giraffe horn as picture above show. 

Giraffe Ears.

Make 4. 

Row 1. Ch 10, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every st to end. Turn. 

Row 2. 1 sc in every sc to end, including turning ch. Turn. 

Row 3. 1 sc in every sc to end. Turn. 

Row 4. Skip 1st sc, 1 sc in next 8 sc. Turn. 

Row 5-6. 1 sc in sc to end. Turn. 

Row 7. Skip 1st sc, 1 sc to end. Turn. 

Row 8-12. 1 sc in sc to end. Turn. 

Row 13. Rep row 7. Turn. 

Row 14. 1 sc in sc to end. Turn. 

Row 15. Rep row 7. Turn. 

Row 16. Rep row 14. Fasten off. 

Stitch two and two motifs together with hdc all around. Fill in stuffing. Weave in ends. 

Ear Studs. 

Make 2. 

Use crochet hook size 3.00 mm and multicolored yarn. Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. Use a sewing needle and stitch into a ball. Attach to top of ears. 

Giraffe hair. 

Use curly doll hair and stitch across head using crochet hook size 1.25 mm (or any small sized crochet hook). 

Giraffe tail. 

Ch 6, turn, hdc over ch 6-cord, turn. Twist the tail and sl st in every 2nd hdc to keep the twist. Keep the loose ends and fasten off. Attach to giraffe. 

Blue spots

You decide how many blue spots you want to make. I made small ones for body, legs, and neck, and bigger ones for head. 

Small spots: Ch 2, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. 

Medium spots for head, cheeks, and nose: Ch 3, turn, 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in ch 3. Fasten off. 

Large spots: Ch 3, turn, 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in ch 3. Continue 1 more round: *1 hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc*, rep between ** to end, sl st in 1st hdc. Fasten off. 

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Special stitches: 7-loop Puff stitch: (Yo, insert hook, pull yarn through) x 3, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Made 2 hairpin motifs as below.

Use a hairpin loom on the second smallest setting. 28 loops each connected with sc in middle. Off the loom join the motifs together by connecting 1 loop each side with sc. Continue to end. Turn. In first sc, crochet *1 sc + 1 ch + 7 loop Puff stitch, sl st in same st as sc + 1 ch*, continue between ** to end. Turn.

Between Puff stitches, crochet *1 sc + 1 ch + 7-loop Puff stitch, sl st in same st as 1 sc + 1 ch*, continue between ** to end. Turn.

Crochet 1 sc + 1 ch + 3-ch picot on top of last Puff stitches made, sc in sts to next Puff stitch.

*Ch 7, sk 3-ch picot, sl st between picot*, continue between ** to end. Turn.

In 7 ch- sp crochet, * (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr, ttr), in next 7-ch sp crochet, (ttr, dtr, tr, dc, hdc, sc)*, rep between ** across. Fasten off.

Continue crochet in unworked hairpin loops. Attach with slip stitch. Crochet *1 sc + 1 ch + 7 loop Puff stitch, sl st in same st as sc + 1 ch, 1 sc in next loop*, continue between ** to end. Turn.

*Ch 7, turn, around 7 ch cord crochet *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr, sl st in next 2 sts*, rep between ** to end. Fasten off.

Crochet Booties

Make 4. 

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Get the crochet booties used for this crochet giraffe here. 

Crochet scarf.

Use brown yarn and crochet hook size 3.0 mm. 

Row 1. Ch 3, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in last sc. Turn. 

Row 2. 1 sc in each sc to end (including turning ch). All up 3 sc. Turn. 

Row 3-36. 1 sc in each sc to end. Turn. After the last row, fasten off and weave in ends. 

Make tassels at each end of scarf using white yarn. 

Crochet Giraffe Amigurumi Pattern

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Crochet Giraffe Amigurumi Pattern

This Crochet Giraffe Pattern uses US stitch abbreviation. Learn about US to UK stitch conversions here. 

I always wanted to crochet a Giraffe, however, when I finally did make one, it was totally by accident. I was trying to make something else. I was toying around with it (it was going to be a green succulent) and I realised I had made 4 legs and a long neck. I made the same pattern in yellow and folded it up the way pictures below will show you. Vola! My very own Crochet Giraffe. I love it so much, it even ended up on my Crochet Giraffe based on Cuteness competition. :D

Crochet Materials:

Crochet Hook size 1.25 mm

Crochet yarn: Yellow 2 ply, purple 4 ply, white 100 % cotton, dark green 2 ply, brown felt.

Sewing needle.

Scissors.

Crochet Giraffe Pattern Instructions.

Even though this crochet giraffe pattern started as a succulent plant, I have to say, it is pretty clever. All crochet cleverness is welcome, even though it was a complete accident! 

The neck, 4 legs, and body are made in one go. Make two motifs exactly the same. Stack one on top of the other and stitch the sides together.

Crochet Giraffe Neck: Ch 13, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, in next 7 chs crochet 1 dc, 1 tr in next 6 chs, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Leave last ch unworked.

Crochet Giraffe Legs: (Ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, in next 7 chs crochet 1 dc, 1 tr in next 3 chs, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Leave last ch unworked. ) x 4

Crochet Giraffe Body: Ch 7, turn, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook. In remaining chs crochet 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr, 1 dtr.

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Fold up as follows: Fold the legs downwards and point the neck upwards. Secure with stitches to keep in position. Fold the body into a ball and fold over the hole in the middle. Stitch in place using a sewing needle. It will look like the image below. All you have to do know is to crochet head, ears, eyes, horns, tail, and spots. 

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Crochet Giraffe head. 

Make two head motifs and stitch the sides together.

Ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (giraffe horn), ch 3, 1 ddc in next ch (4th ch) on ch 5 cord, 1 tr in next ch, 1 hdc in same ch as tr. Fasten off. Stitch on top of the giraffe neck.

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Crochet Giraffe ears. 

Make two and stitch to the side of the head.

Ch 3, turn, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.

Crochet Giraffe Eyes. 

Make 2 and stitch to head.

With white: Ch 3, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.

Stitch on the pupils with dark green lace yarn. Use yellow yarn and stitch on eyelids.

Crochet Giraffe Tail.

With Yellow yarn: ch 9, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, 1 sc in next ch*, repeat between ** to end. Attach to a string of brown felt at the tip. Stitch to back of giraffe.

Crochet Giraffe Spots.

Make 26.

With dark purple yarn: ch 2, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Stitch into a little ball using a sewing needle.

Use a sewing needle and stitch the spots evenly on the giraffe.

Step by step crochet giraffe pattern. 

Sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words. 

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Crochet Amigurumi Patterns

Check out more crochet amigurumi patterns. 

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Check out our top 10 Crochet giraffe based on cuteness competition

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Find out here, and find out which crochet Giraffe won the cuteness competition. 

Get another fold up crochet pattern Here. 

The crochet kangaroo below was my 2nd attempt at making a green succulent. I still haven’t made the succulent, however, the crochet animals keep coming.

Crochet Giraffe Miniature Pattern

This miniature giraffe pattern is so cute and easy to make. It is tiny and quick to make as well. Get this giraffe pattern here.

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