Monday, May 14, 2012

Little Bigfoot Giraffe Free Crochet Pattern


yellow crochet giraffe
The LBF Giraffe. He has been featured a bunch of times on different sites around the web world which shocked me a little since I thought he wasn't that great looking. I now take that back... I think he looks just awesome! Why not make him, you know you want too ...

Copyright 2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
sl st = slip stitch


Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.

HEAD with main color

*Remember if you use safety eyes to put them in  before stuffing and closing up the head.

1) magic circle with 6st  (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 3sc in first st, 1sc in next 8st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in last 8st (22)

5) 1sc in each st
6) 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 10st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last 10st (24)
7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
11) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
12)1sc then 2tog (12)
 

 * stuff head while pushing the stuffing into the sides of the head as you stuff.  

13) 2tog 6times (6)  Finish off

MUZZLE with main color:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows 
5) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
6) sl st into next st then f/o leave long tail for sewing. 

If you use yarn for the  nostrils and mouth like I did then put those in before in stuffing muzzle. Sew muzzle to head

BODY with main color

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows  
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
9) 1sc in each st    
10) 1sc then 2tog (12)


 *stuff body

11) 2tog 2 times , 1sc in next 8st (10)

12-15) 1sc in each for 4 rows
16) sl st into next st and finish off. leave long tail for sewing

**stuff neck

Sew head and body together

LEGS starting with alternate color:

1) Magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-6) 1sc in each for 3 rows 

7) 2tog 4 times, 1sc in next 10st (14)
8) 2tog 5 times, switch to main color on last 2tog, 1sc in last 4st  (9)

*** stuff foot. No need to stuff legs

9-13) 1sc in each for 5 rows (9) sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.


TIP *** stuff the foot only to give it shape, if you over stuff the foot it will look like a ball instead of a foot. No need to stuff the legs

ARMS starting with alternate color:

1) magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows  
5) 2tog 6 times, switch to main color on last 2tog, (6)
6) 1sc in each for one row then stuff hand
7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows. No need to stuff arms. 
11) sl st into next st and finish off, leave long tail for sewing. Sew to body just under the head

EARS with
main color:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) ch1 turn, 2sc in each st (12)

sew corner to corner as pictured then sew to head



HORNS starting with alternate color:

1) magic circle with 4 st (4)
2) 2sc in each st  (8) 
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows 
5) 2tog twice, change to main color on last 2tog, 1sc in last 4st (6)
 

**stuff horn to get a round tip

6-7) 1sc in each for 2 rows (6)
8) sl st into next st and f/o leave long tail for sewing


PATCHES:

how you make these and how many are optional. I made 2 with yarn but you could also use pieces of brown felt.
optional size #1: magic circle with 4st, sl st and f/o
optional size #2: magic circle with 6st, sl st and  f/o



And that's it. I hope you get your giraffe made and I hope you love him or her just like I do! Please see my other Little Bigfoot Characters listed in my free patterns on the right side of this blog


Don't forget to join me on Twitter :)

Happy Crocheting!!


38 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so excited to see this little giraffe! I'm going to make the whole collection for my son :)

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    1. that's awesome Toni-Nicole!! So glad to read your messages and it's fun to know your son will be getting this collection of Little Bigfoot characters, I just love that!!

      Happy Crocheting!!!

      XO

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  2. Thank you very much for this very, very cute giraffe amigurumi. My granddaughter will just love him.
    Aloha
    Aimee

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    1. Thank you Aimee :) So glad!!

      Sharon XO

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  3. how cute is this one iv saved pattern and wrote this one out to do straight away printer is out of action at moment.

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    1. awww, the printer quits at the worse times! Glad you got the pattern written out tho :)

      All the best

      Sharon XO

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  4. I'm eleven, and i love to crochet. I thought it would be hard but i started it and its looking great! Its so cute and neat, but its simple and fast! Thx for sharing, really appreciated cause my moms favorite animal is a giraffe, and this is free, and adorable! wish me luck!:)

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    1. Hello! I'm so glad you are enjoying making the giraffe and you're not finding it too hard! How wonderful you decided to make this for your mom! She will love it because it's her favorite animal and most of all because you made it :)

      Thank you so much for the message and I wish you luck ;)

      Sharon XO

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  5. Hi Sharon! I'm about to begin making this collection for my son.. I'm so excited because he is going to love them! They are some of his favorite animals! I wanted to ask you before I start if you happen to have a penguin, and if you don't, would you mind if I sort of adapt one of your patterns to be a penguin.. Giraffe, elephant, turtle and penguin are my little guys favorites!
    Thank you for sharing this collection! You've done a wonderful job with them!

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    1. Hello again! Thank you so much, so glad you are making them for your son :)

      No, I don't mind at all, in fact I really like the idea of a penguin. I might have to make one too, lol I never thought of one before but I think that would be super cute!

      Thanks so much for the message and as always,

      Happy Crocheting!!!

      Sharon XO

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  6. This pattern is so awesome!! Thank you...I made it in a few hours and made my 9 year old giraffe lover very very happy!!!

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    1. awww, thanks so much! I'm glad you liked the pattern and so happy to hear your 9 yr old has a new giraffe friend!

      Sharon XO

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  7. Oh my god ur a life saver my husband love girrafes n his b day is in a week

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    1. that's awesome! So glad you found the pattern. Happy Crocheting and Happy Birthday to the hubby :)

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  8. I am grateful for your kindness in sharing delightful patterns thank you. My next is Bigfoot giraffe

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    1. You're so welcome! Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it :)

      Happy Crocheting!!
      Sharon xo

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  9. I like these bigfoots! I made them too.
    http://kapitein-haak.blogspot.nl/2012/12/dierentuin-de-nieuwste-creaties-giraf.html
    I made a giraf and i made a zebra, thanks for putting the pattern on your site!

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    1. They turned out great! Thanks for sharing your pictures :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

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  10. What is the finished size in length of this cutie?

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    1. about 6 inches tall... my best guess :)

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  11. Hello! Love all your little bigfoot patterns.
    What size safety eyes did you use?

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    1. Thank you.. for this Giraffe it's yarn. For the others I used 7.5 mm but 8 mm would work fine.

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    2. Thank you so much for replying so quickly! Just started on the cute giraffe.

      Looking forward to following your blog for more wonderfully cute fantastic patterns!

      Btw - I have pinned you on my Pinterest board as well.

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    3. you're welcome!
      So glad you decided to follow the blog. I have more patterns in the works. Keep me posted on how the giraffe works out :)
      Thanks for the pin!
      Sharon

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  12. Hi Sharon,
    Thanks for the big foot patterns, I love them all.
    I made the lion and the giraffe.
    http://tantechris.blogspot.nl/2013/05/little-bigfoot-leeuw-giraffe.html

    Have a nice day!

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  13. thank you ,see you and your channel you tube !

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  14. Hi Sharon! I love making your little animals :) I am wondering if it is still okay to sell the finished products? I noticed that the copyright has changed from what it used to say. Just wanted to make sure before I keep making the animals to sell. I am also wondering if it is okay to adapt one of the patterns to make a squirrel? Thanks! ~ Ruth Ann Powell

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    1. Hello Ruth! I changed the copyright because I don't want people to feel like they have to link to me or mention me if they make something to sell. I used to think that was the way to go but now I just want people to be free to mention or not to mention the designer, either way is fine. I put the pattern is not to be sold because I still find my free patterns from time to time being sold online which isn't fair to the buyer.
      And no I don't mind at all if you sell finished products, that makes me happy. And yes, feel free to adapt the patterns into anything you'd like! A squirrel sounds so cute!
      Thanks so much for asking, I do appreciate it.

      Good luck in your sales and Happy Crocheting!!

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    2. Thanks so much!! :)

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  15. could you make the giraffe in to a youtube video because i am not very good at understanding the pattern so this is my 10 attempt and it keeps going wrong and i still don't know where i mess up. so with a video tutorial i find it easy because i have made the elephant fine

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    1. yes, I will do that. I can't say when but I'll do it. Subscribe to my youtube channel and you'll get notifications when I upload new videos. Thanks for asking!

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  16. Cute cute cute! I finaly make one for myself! This cute giraf! I usualy give away all the amigurumi I make. But this one is for the bag I crochete! Thank you thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like the giraffe and will make one for yourself :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

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  17. Thanks for the pattern! :) It's so cute!

    I made two giraffes :)
    http://ninnanaittavilla.blogspot.fi/2013/12/amigurumi-pienet-isojalkaiset-kirahvit.html

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    1. wow!! Those are so gorgeous! I love the colors you chose too ~ Happy Crocheting!!

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