How to Crochet a Giraffe

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Crocheting animals is relatively easy because with the small size, any mistakes can be corrected without tearing out a lot of stitches. Giraffes are moderately challenging because of the length of the legs and neck. This crocheted giraffe has a very simple pattern and is a variation on a number of flat giraffe patterns.

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Start with the giraffe's body and chain 7.

Crochet two rows:

Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in the other five stitches. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: Single crochet in each chain. Chain 1 and turn.

Begin a leg:

Row 3: Single crochet in the next two chains. Chain 1 and turn.

Finish the first leg:

Repeat 3 times (rows 4-6): Single crochet in the next two chains. End off.

Crochet second leg:

Turn the body upside down.

Row 3: Single crochet in the last two chains.

Chain 1.

Turn and repeat 3 times (rows 4-6): Single crochet in the next two chains. End off.

Start the neck at the end of the first seven chains.

Row 1: Chain one single crochet in both of the last two chains.

Repeat 5 rows: Chain one single crochet in each of the two chains.

Add head:

Row 7: Two single crochets in each chain. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 8: Two single crochets in the first chain. One single crochet in the each of the next two chains. End off.

Add ear:

In the upper corner of the back of the head, slip stitch in the turning chain.

Chain 6 and slip stitch into the same turning chain. End off.

Add mane:

Cut shorts lengths in a contrasting colour of yarn. Fold them over and loop them down the giraffe's back.

Add tail:

Cut a longer piece from the contrasting yarn and fold in half and loop it through a chain at the rear end of the giraffe.

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