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Τρίτη, 14 Ιουνίου 2016

How to crochet a Giraffe Toy

Love My Giraffe Toy


Toy is 21” [54 cm] tall


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Abbreviations
A, B, C = Color A, B, C; 
ch = chain; 
cm = centimeters; 
dc = double crochet; 
mm = millimeters; 
sc = single crochet; 
st(s) = stitch(es); 
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; 
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated. 


SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 
sc2tog: [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

HEAD 
Beginning at top of Head, with A, ch 2. 

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beginning of round. 

Round 2: Working in continuous rounds, 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc. 

Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 18 sc. 

Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 24 sc. 

Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 30 sc. 

Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 36 sc. 

Rounds 7-13: Sc in each sc around.

Round 14: [Sc in next 10 sc, sc2tog] around – 33 sc. 


Round 15: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 16: [Sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog] around – 30 sc. 

Round 17: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 18: [Sc2tog] 6 times, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 6 sc – 30 sc. 

Rounds 19-20: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 21: [Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] around – 24 sc. 

Round 22: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 23: [Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] around – 18 sc. Stuff Head with fiberfill. 

Round 24: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 25: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] around – 12 sc.

Round 26: [Sc2tog] around – 6 sc. Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Stuff Head. Weave tail through remaining sts and pull to gather sts to close. If using safety eyes, attach to face before closing Head.


EAR Make 2 
With A, ch 2. 

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beginning of round. 

Round 2: Working in continuous rounds, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 8 sc. 

Round 3: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 4: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 12 sc. 

Round 5: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 6: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 18 sc. 

Rounds 7-9: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 10: [Sc2tog] around – 9 sc. 

Round 11: Sc in each sc around. 

Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Flatten and sew an Ear on either side of Head. 


HORN Make 2 
With B, ch 2. 

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beginning of round. 

Round 2: Working in continuous rounds, 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc. 

Round 3: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 4: Working in back loops only, [sc2tog] around – 6 sc. 

Rounds 5-6: Sc in each sc around. 

Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Stuff with fiberfill. Sew Horns on Head in between Ears.


NECK AND BODY 
Beginning at top of Neck and leaving a long tail, with A, ch 24, slip st in first ch to form a ring. 

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and each ch around – 24 sc. Place marker for beginning of round. 

Rounds 2-24: Working in continuous rounds, sc in each sc around. 

Round 25: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 30 sc. 

Round 26: Sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 12 sc – 36 sc. 

Rounds 27-28: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 29: Sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc next 6 sc, sc in next 15 sc – 42 sc. 

Rounds 30-31: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 32: Sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 18 sc – 48 sc. 

Rounds 33-42: Sc in each sc around. 

Round 43: [Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog] around – 42 sc. 

Round 44: [Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog] around – 36 sc. 

Round 45: [Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog] around – 30 sc. 

Round 46: [Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] around – 24 sc. Stuff Neck and Body. 

Round 47: [Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] around – 18 sc. 

Round 48: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] around – 12 sc. 

Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Insert fiberfill firmly. Using long tail, sew Neck and Body closed. 


LEGS Make 4 With C, ch 2. 

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beginning of round. 

Round 2: Working in continuous rounds, 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc. 

Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 18 sc. 

Rounds 4-5: Sc in each sc around. Cut C. 

Rounds 6-17: Change to A, sc in each sc around. 

Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Stuff Legs.


FINISHING 
Embroider a few loop stitches with A in between Horns on Head. With C, embroider eyes and nostrils in satin stitch. Embroider mouth in couched stitch. Positioning Head to look towards one side, sew Neck to Head. Sew Legs to Body.


Mane 
With B, ch 35. 

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, skip 3 sts, *7 dc in next st, skip 3 sts; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st. Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Sew Mane down center of Head and Neck. 


SPOTS Make 12 

With B, ch 2. 

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around, slip st in first st to join. 

Fasten off. Sew Spots randomly around Body. 

TAIL 
With A, ch 9, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Cut four lengths of B, each 10” [25 cm] long. Thread each length through one end of Tail and center each length. Tie an overhand knot in lengths to secure and trim. Sew opposite end of tail to Body. Weave in ends. 

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