Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crochet Stripy Giraffe

One of my very best friends is expecting! I've been combing Pinterest for gift and shower ideas for her, and I found the cutest stuffed giraffe to crochet. The pattern is available for free from I Love Buttons by Emma. A few times, the math on some of the decreasing rows didn't add up, so I had to get creative in figuring out what I was supposed to do. I think it turned out well!

Here's my finished giraffe. I accidentally sewed the giraffe's head on a little sideways, but then I decided it looked cute this way and left it as it was.

I decided the giraffe needed a tail, so I made one. It looks like a lion's tail. Don't laugh.

I used materials I had on hand for this little guy. It was a nice way to use up all those random bits of yarn I had lying around.

It's the first crocheted stuffed animal I've ever made. It was a lot of fun, and I was so pleased with how everything was coming along. So, I took in progress photos. Haha. Man, am I glad I live in a digital age. I don't have to feel bad about taking pictures of basically everything.

The finished head and the arms and legs:

I got a kick out of stuffing the body and decided to take a photo of my headless giraffe.

My plan is to make a tricycle diaper cake for the shower. I found a tutorial for one here. I'm going to put the giraffe up on the tricycle. It'll be a cute and creative center piece.


Anonymous said...

I've made the diaper motorcycles before and they are so cute and easy! This giraffe is ADORABLE! I am in awe of anyone who can crochet or knit something like that.

Have a fabulous Wednesday!


whirledpeas1129 said...

I've never made even a diaper cake before, but I'm glad to hear it's not too difficult. Worst case scenario, I bring it all over to my mom and beg for help ;-)

Thanks for the compliment on my crochet project, but, I swear to you, I am not a master knitter or crocheter! Before this, I'd only crocheted blankets and hats. The giraffe ended up being relatively straight-forward. I think once you can follow a pattern to make a hat, you can follow a pattern to make an animal (well, at least this one). I feel inspired to try other fun yarn projects now.

colleen.shattuck said...

Love love love this little giraffe! You may have a business opportunity here! xo