Friday, November 30, 2012

Zarafa the Giraffe - Free Pattern!


Well here it is, my first free pattern!
This giraffe has been made for a customer and so while I made it I wrote down exactly what I did. Hopefully there aren't any/many mistakes in here. If you do find any please contact me at littleredfoxyarns@gmail.com.

This pattern is free for you to make items for yourself, friends and the general population. If you make these to sell I simply ask that you refer people back to my site. 





Materials
3.5mm crochet hook
Yellow (approx. 200m) and brown (approx. 150m) yarn 8 ply (I used Panda ‘Cotton Blend’) Using an acrylic or wool yarn may make the giraffe a little larger.
2x12mm safety eyes
Yarn needle
Stuffing

Nose
Work through back loops only
Yellow yarn
Round 1: Ch 2 then sc 6 into the second ch from hook (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next, repeat around (18)
Round 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 st, repeat around (24)
Round 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 st, repeat around (30)
Rounds 6-8: Sc in each st (30)
Round 9: Sc2tog in first st, sc in next 3 st, repeat around (24)
Round 10: Sc2tog in first st, sc in next 2 st, repeat around (28) Bind off with a long tail.

Ears (make 2)
Work through back loops only
Yellow yarn
Round 1: Ch 2 then sc 6 into the second ch from hook (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3: Sc in each st (12)
Round 4: St2tog around (6)
Round 5: Sc in each st (6) Bind off with long tail

Horns (make 2)
Work through back loops only
Brown yarn
Round 1: Ch 2 then sc 6 into the second ch from hook (6)
Rounds 2-5: Sc in each st (6) Bind off with long tail

Upper Legs (make 2)
Work through back loops only
Round 1: Ch 2 then sc 6 into the second ch from hook using the brown yarn (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next, repeat around (18)
Round 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 st, repeat around (24)
Rounds 5-6: Sc in each st (24)
Round 7: Sl st in yellow yarn then sc in each st (24)
Rounds 8-12 : Sc in each st (24)
Round 13: Sc2tog in first st, sc in next 10 st, repeat once (22)
Round 14: Sc in each st (22)
Round 15: Sc2tog in first st, sc in next 9 st, repeat once (20)
Round 16: Sc in each st (20)
Round 17: Sc2tog in first st, sc in next 8 st, repeat once (18)
Round 18: Sc in each st (18)
Round 19: Sc2tog in first st, sc in next 7 st, repeat once (16)
Rounds 20-21: Sc in each st (16)
Round 22: Sc2tog in first st, sc in next 6 st, repeat once (14)
Rounds 23-24: Sc in each st (14)

Lower Legs (make 2)
Work through back loops only
Round 1: Ch 2 then sc 6 into the second ch from hook using the brown yarn (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next, repeat around (18)
Round 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 st, repeat around (24)
Round 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 st, repeat around (30)
Round 6: Sc in each st (30)
Round 7: Sl st in yellow yarn then sc in each st (30)
Rounds 8-9: Sc in each st (30)
Round 10: Sc2tog in first two st, sc in next 3, repeat around (24)
Round 11: Sc2tog in first two st, sc in next 2, repeat around (18)
Round 12: Sc2tog in first two st, sc in next 1, repeat around (12) Bind off with a long tail

Head/Body
Work through back loops only
Round 1: Ch 2 then sc 6 into the second ch from hook using the yellow yarn (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next, repeat around (18)
Round 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 st, repeat around (24)
Round 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 st, repeat around (30)
Round 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 st, repeat around (36)
Round 7: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 st, repeat around (42)
Round 8: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 st, repeat around (48)
Rounds 9-15: Sc in each st (48)
Round 16: Sc2tog in first two st, sc in next 6 st, repeat around (42)
Round 17: Sc2tog in first two st, sc in next 5 st, repeat around (36)
Round 18: Sc2tog in first two st, sc in next 4 st, repeat around (30)
Round 19: Sc in each st (30)
Round 20: Sc2tog in first two st, sc in next 3 st, repeat around (24)
Attach nose, ears, safety eyes and horns here. See attachment details
Round 21: Sc in each st (24)
Round 22: Sc2tog in first two st, sc in next 2 st, repeat around (18)
Rounds 23-29: Sc in each st (18)
Round 30: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 st, repeat (20)
Round 31: Sc in each st (20)
Round 32: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 st, repeat (22)
Round 33: Sc in each st (22)
Round 34: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10 st, repeat (24)
Round 35: Sc in each st (24)
Round 36: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 st, repeat around (27)
Round 37: Sc in each st (27)
Round 38: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 st, repeat around (30)
Round 39: Sc in each st (30)
Round 40: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 st, repeat around (36)
Round 41: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 st, repeat around (42)
Round 42: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 st, repeat around (48)
Round 43: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 st, repeat around (54)
Round 44: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 st, repeat around (60)
Round 45: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 29 st, repeat (62)
Round 46: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 30 st, repeat (64)
Round 47: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 31 st, repeat (66)
Round 48: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 32 st, repeat (68)
Round 49: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 33 st, repeat (70)
Round 50: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 34 st, repeat (72)
Rounds 51-60: Sc in each st (72)
Round 61: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 10 st, repeat around (66)
Round 62: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 9 st, repeat around (60)
Round 63: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 8 st, repeat around (54)
Round 64: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 7 st, repeat around (48)
Round 65: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 6 st, repeat around (42)
Attach upper legs, lower legs, felt shapes and stuff the neck and upper body. See attachment details
Round 66: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 5 st, repeat around (36)
Round 67: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 4 st, repeat around (30)
Round 68: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 3 st, repeat around (24)
Round 69: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 2 st, repeat around (18)
Round 70: Sc2tog in first 2 st, sc in next 1 st, repeat around (12)
Round 71: Sc2tog in first 2 st, repeat around (6)
Round 72: Sc in first and fourth st, pull tightly to close off gap, bind off then push excess yarn through to body with crochet hook.
Finished! =)

*** If you can, add weighted beads (preferably tied up in old pantyhose) to the bottom of the giraffe in between rounds 65 and 66. This will make him more balanced.

Attachment details:
Horns
Sew on horns using tail to the 4th round of the head on opposite sides.
Ears
Sew directly below the horns
Nose
Sew to round 12 of the head
Eyes
Push through space between rounds 10 and 11 and attach safety backing
Upper legs
Partially stuff the legs so that they have shape but aren’t perfectly round. Sew to round 40 on either side of body.
Felt squares
Cut squares and other shapes out of a brown felt that is a similar colour to your brown yarn, approximately 1-2cm2. Sew onto back leaving gaps between them using a yellow embroidery thread.
Lower legs
Stuff fully and attach upper edge to round 57 of the body.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting! This is so adorable!! It will make the perfect gift for a new baby :)

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  2. So cute! How tall is the finished product?

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    1. He stood at approximately 30cms tall =)

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