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Crocheted Giraffe

Here is another one in the series of cute crocheted animals - this time it's a giraffe. I think he's a nice companion to the moose and the sheep. And he's made entirely out of leftover yarn from the striped scarf. It's a win-win situation: you end up with an adorable toy and you use up the yarn that's not enough to make anything big.

Yarn and Crochet

Body & Neck

Chain 3, join with a slip stitch

Make the neck

Head

Chain 3, join with a slip stitch

Start shaping the head

Legs

With purle yarn chain 3, join with a slip stitch

Switch to gray yarn
Switch to yellow yarn
Stuff the leg with fiberfill very loosely
Arms

Work same as legs but reduce the number of rounds for each color: 6 total for purple, 4 total for gray, and 11 total for yellow.

Horns

With gray yarn pick up and single crochet 8 st at the top of the head where the horns should go.

Switch to purple yarn

Ears

Chain 10 st, turn, and double crochet 8 st. Turn again and single crochet around the border of the ear.