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Crafting Joy: Introducing Our Soft & Cuddly Crochet Giraffe Pattern

Updated: May 8

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Hey there, crochet enthusiasts! Are you ready for a heartwarming yarn adventure? We're thrilled to unveil our latest crochet pattern that's guaranteed to bring joy to your crafting world! 🦒🧶

Step into the whimsical realm of amigurumi with our Soft & Cuddly Crochet Giraffe Pattern! Standing tall at 15 inches, this lovable stuffed animal is bound to steal hearts and become your next favorite crochet project. 🌟🎉

Whether you're a seasoned crochet pro or a curious beginner, fear not! Our pattern is designed with crafters of all levels in mind. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions will guide you through each stitch, making sure you create a giraffe masterpiece to be proud of! 📝🤗

Picture the look of delight on your loved ones' faces when they receive this handmade cutie as a heartfelt gift. It's not just a toy; it's a token of love and care. 🎁💕 Plus, with its irresistibly cuddly nature, this little giraffe is sure to become a cherished companion for kids and grown-ups alike. Always there to provide a comforting hug or simply brighten your day! 😊🦒

So, gather your favorite yarn and prepare for some cozy me-time. This crochet journey promises endless smiles and satisfaction. Share your progress and finished creations using the hashtag #DayGabrielCrochet, and join our community of passionate makers! Together, let's celebrate the magic of crafting and the joy it brings to our lives. 🧶🦒

Let the crochet hooks dance, and bring this delightful amigurumi giraffe to life! Get your hands on our Soft & Cuddly Crochet Giraffe Pattern now, and get ready to embark on a truly heartwarming crochet adventure!

Happy crocheting, friends! 🎉🧶

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  • Yarn used (remember, any comparable yarn will work just as well):

    • Golden Tweed (Tweed Indeed. by Yarn Bee. Worsted. 46% Nylon, 46% Cotton, 6% Rayon, 2% Polyester)

    • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Café Au Lait (or any brown)

    • Bone (Two of Wands Color Theory by Lion Brand or just use beige)

    • Black embroidery yarn

  • Hook: 2.0 mm

  • Tapestry needle

  • Scissors

  • Stitch marker

  • Polyester fiberfill


  • R - row/round

  • MR - magic ring

  • SC - single crochet

  • Inc - increase

  • Dec - decrease

  • FO - finish off


Pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

Pattern written in U.S. terminology.

I place my marker on the last stitch of the round.

Finished size: 15" long.

Let's begin!

Arms (2)

Stuff lightly with polyester fiberfill.

R1: With golden tweed, MR5

R2: inc - 10

R3-12: 10 sc (10 rounds)

R13: 8 sc, dec

R14-17: 9 sc (4 rounds)

R18: 7 sc, dec

R19-21: 8 sc (3 rounds)

R22: 6 sc, dec

R23-24: 7 sc (2 rounds)

Flatten and sc 3 across, FO.

Legs (2) and body

Stuff as you go with polyester fiberfill.

R1: With golden tweed, MR6

R2: inc - 12

R3-30: 12 sc

FO, do not cut the yarn after finishing the second leg.

Ch 4 to join the legs together.

R1: Sc in each stitch around, place marker (32)

R2: 28 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc - 34

R3-12: 34 sc (10 rounds)

Randomly add star shaped spots to the body with brown as you go before stuffing.

R13: 7 sc, dec, 15 sc, dec, 8 sc - 32

R14: 32 sc

R15: 7 sc, dec, 14 sc, dec, 7 sc - 30

R16: 30 sc

R17: 6 sc, dec, 13 sc, dec, 7 sc - 28

R18: 28 sc

R19: 6 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec, 6 sc - 26

R20: Attach arms here, make sure arms are on the sides of the body; 6 sc, 3 sc through arm and body, 9 sc, 3 sc through arm and body, 5 sc - 26

R21: 5 sc, dec, 13 sc, dec, 4 sc - 24

R22-23: 24 sc

R24: 10 sc, dec - 22

R25-26: 22 sc

R27: 9 sc, dec - 20

R28-29: 20 sc

R30: 8 sc, dec - 18

R31-32: 18 sc


R1: 1 sc, inc in the next 2 stitches - 30

R2: 4 sc, inc - 36

R3: 5 sc, inc - 42

R4: 6 sc, inc - 48

R5: 7 sc, inc - 54

R6-14: 54 sc (9 rounds)

R15: 7 sc, dec - 48

R16: 6 sc, dec - 42

R17: 5 sc, dec - 36

R18: 4 sc, dec - 30

R19: 3 sc, dec - 24

R20: 2 sc, dec - 18

R21: 1 sc, dec - 12

R22: dec, FO.


R1: With beige, ch 5 and work around foundation chain. Inc, 2 sc, 2 inc in next stitch, turn, 2 sc, inc - 12

R2: inc, 3 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 1 sc - 16

R3: inc, 7 sc, inc, 7 sc - 18

R4-5: 18 sc, FO. Add nostrils with golden tweed, stuff and attach to face.

Use black embroidery yarn to add eyes and eyebrows. Use brown to add a few spots to the head.

Ossicones (2)

R1: With brown, MR6

R2: inc - 12

R3: 12 sc

R4: dec - 6

R5-7: With golden tweed, 6 sc, FO. Stuff lightly and attach to top of head.

Fun fact: Ossicones are columnar or conical skin-covered bone structures on the heads of giraffes! I started typing horns and knew that was wrong so I had to look it up! 😄

Ears (2)

Do not stuff.

R1: With golden tweed, MR4

R2: 1 sc, inc - 6

R3: inc - 12

R4-6: 12 sc, FO. Flatten and crochet 6 sc across. Fold ears in half and attach to head.


Ch 10, 9 sc across. Make a tassel using brown and attach to bum.

All done! Happy Stitching!

That was super easy, barely an inconvenience! (If you get the reference PLEASE comment below!)

Thank you!

Thank you very much and happy crocheting! If you have any questions, need help, or just want to provide feedback, please post a comment below.

Be sure to share your work! #daygabrielcrochet

You are welcome to sell any items made from the use of this pattern. Please give credit to @daygabrielcrochet. No wholesale.

Follow me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) @daygabrielcrochet.

* Do not sell, change or claim this pattern as your own. *

Designed by Annie Gabriel of DAY Gabriel Crochet™.

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