With this free crochet pattern you can crochet the Amigurumi giraffe “Hans Joachim”. The crochet giraffe “Hans Joachim” is made easily and is a beautiful decoration or a sweet plushie.
Here you find the size specifications for die gehäkelte Giraffe without horns.
|2,5 mm (shown example)||125m / 50g, 100% Cotton||17cm|
For the Amigurumi Giraffe we first crochet legs and body in one piece and then head, arms, tail, ears, horns and spots. At least all parts will be sewn together and then your crochet giraffe is already finished.
The legs for the giraffe we crocht from bottom up in spiral rounds with only double crochet stitches (UK!). Don’t cut the thread of the second leg, because we will crochet together both legs in the next step.
After we hat crocheted together the legs, we can continue crocheting the body of the giraffe. The body will be crocheted from bottom up in spiral rounds with only double crochet stitches (UK!).
The arms of the giraffe we crochet from bottom up in spiral rounds with double crochet stitches (UK!). Shortly before closing the arms are filled and later the will be sewn to the body with the thread ends.
The ears of the giraffe we crochet from the tip to approach in spiral rounds with double crochet stitches (UK!). The ears of the Amigurumi giraffe wont be filled but folded flat. Later the ears will be sewn to the head with the thread ends.
The tail for the giraffe we crochet in only two rows with chain stitches and double crochet stitches (UK!). Later we tie on some hairs to the tail and then we will tie it to the back of the giraffe.
Between the 4 half treble crochet stitches (UK!) at the neck is the middle of the back of the body. The middle on the top of the head is exactly between the eyes. From there we can mark the middle of the bottom after the 15th round of the head.
Now we can sew together the head and the body a way that both marks will match. That sounds a bit complicated, but I made a Tutorial about Sewing Open Parts to Closed Parts with more detailed practices for you.
The tail will be tied to the middle of the back after the 17th round using the thread ends. For this the Tutorial to Tie on Small Parts will be helpful.
Then you cut 3 pieces of brown yarn with a length of 5cm and tie them to the end of the tail. There for just pull the middle of the threads with the hook through the tip of the tail and then pull the ends through the loop.
The horns are placed at the 15th round on the middle of the head with 2 stitches distance. Just orient yourself by the middle between the eyes and use the thread ends to sew the horns once around to the head.
Now we can sew the ears horizontally left and right to the horns at the 14th round of the head. They have a distance of 1 stitch to each horn and you can use the thread ends for sewing also.
The spots are spread evenly on the front and the back of the body. This will be easy when you will pin them first. If you like the result you can sew them once after the other with the thread end once around to the body.
Congratulations! Your Amigurumi Giraffe is finished and of course I would be happy to see some pictures of your giraffes!