Amigurumi Pattern: Alfa Giraffe

It’s time to receive pure tenderness and give our heart to a new member of Tarturumies …. She’s ALFA!!!

On last July 15 we celebrated the 2nd birthday of Tarturumies and we welcomed two great friends: Melman and Pi ♥♥ … After seeing all the affection you have given them since their arrival, we decided to increase the family and today Alfa join with great enthusiasm!!!!

Alfa is a tender giraffe who has decided to honor Rothschild’s giraffe without spots. This little one has appeared in Kenya in the year 2016 among those of its species with this rare characteristic. Although it has this difference that makes it unique, it’s only due to a genetic change and it’s a healthy and precious giraffe that will have a long life next to its companions

Alfa welcome to the big family KENYA!

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Pattern Alfa Giraffe

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch = chain stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • dec = decrease
  • FO = fasten off
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • inc = increase
  • mm = millimeter(s)
  • mr = magic ring
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch
  • trc = triple crochet
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd(s)= round(s)
  • * * x…= repeat instructions in asterisks … times
  • BLO = Instead of inserting your hook underneath the entire stitch, the hook enters the center of the stitch, and exits underneath the back loop.
  • Continuous round = Crochet all followed, without closing the rounds.
  • Joined round = Go closing every rounds and climb to the next turn with a chain.
  • Worked in Rows = Crochet in a base of chains and turning the crochet at the end each row.

MATERIALS

  • Yarn (for crochet hooks 3 – 3.5 mm/in this case we used 100% cotton yarn of 1mm wide)
    Colors: White – Pink – Yellow – Beige – Brown – Green – Dark Brown
  • Fiberfill (to stuff)
  • 10mm Safety Eyes

TOOLS

  • 2,5mm Crochet Hook (Clover Amour – UK 12)
  • 3mm Crochet Hook (Clover Amour – UK 11)
  • Yarn Needle(for glue some parts of felt)
  • Scissors

HEAD 

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
318*1 sc , 1 inc* x6
424*2 sc , 1 inc* x6
530*3 sc , 1 inc* x6
636*4 sc , 1 inc* x6
742*5 sc , 1 inc* x6
848*6 sc , 1 inc* x6
9 – 10481sc in each st
1154*7 sc , 1 inc* x6
12541sc in each st
1362
13sc, 3sc in the same sc base, 3sc in the same sc base, 24sc, 3sc in the same sc base, 3sc in the same sc base, 13sc.
14 – 22621sc in each st
2354
11sc, 1dec, 1dec, 1dec, 1dec, 24sc, 1dec, 1dec, 1dec, 1dec, 11sc.
24541sc in each st
2548*7sc , 1 dec* x6
2642*6sc , 1 dec* x6
2736*5sc , 1 dec* x6
2830*4sc , 1 dec* x6
2924*3sc , 1 dec* x6
Put the eyes in the head between the Rnds. 17/18, counting from the bottom and leaving 11sc distance between them. Stuff the head as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

SNOUT

Worked in continuous round – Hook 2,5mm
RoundStitchesDescription
 8
7ch + 1ch to climb (we work around both sides of the chain).
116
6sc, 3sc in the same ch base (Would be the 7ch of the chain without counting the ch to climb) – Continue crochet in a continuous round around all the chain – 5sc, 2sc in the same ch base (Would be the 1ch of the chain but the other side – do not count the ch to climb) and to finish the round make 1sl st.
220
<Make 1ch only to climb and from here crochet in a continuous round as usual>
1inc, 5sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 5sc, 1inc, 1sc
324
1inc, 7sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 7sc, 1inc, 1sc
432
1sc, 1inc, 1inc, 6sc, 1inc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 1inc, 6sc, 1inc, 1inc, 1sc
5 – 6321sc in each st
Stuff the snout as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.
Embroider before sewing to the head, 2 crosses in pink color, in the Rnd.4 counting from the edge and leaving 4sc of distance between cross and cross.

HORNS x2

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16
Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
3 – 512
1sc in each st
69
*2 sc ,1 dec* x3
7 – 119
1sc in each st
Stuff the horns as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

EARS BASE x2

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
29
*1 sc, 1 inc* x3
3 – 49
1sc in each st
512
*2 sc, 1 inc* x3
615*3 sc, 1 inc* x3
718*4 sc, 1 inc* x3
821*5 sc, 1 inc* x3
9 – 11211sc in each st
1218
*5 sc, 1 dec* x3
1315*4 sc, 1 dec* x3
1412*3 sc, 1 dec* x3  
159*2 sc, 1 dec* x3
16 – 1791sc in each st
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

INNER EARS x2

Worked in continuous round – Hook 2,5mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16
Magic Ring
29
*1 sc, 1 inc* x3
39
1sc in each st
412
*2 sc, 1 inc* x3
5 – 7121sc in each st
89
*2 sc, 1 dec* x3
991sc in each st
106
*1 sc, 1 dec* x3
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

BODY

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16
Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
318
*1 sc, 1 inc* x6
424*2 sc, 1 inc* x6
530*3 sc, 1 inc* x6
636*4 sc, 1 inc* x6
742*5 sc, 1 inc* x6
848*6 sc, 1 inc* x6
954*7 sc, 1 inc* x6
1060*8 sc, 1 inc* x6
1166*9 sc, 1 inc* x6
12 – 2366
1sc in each st
2460
*9 sc, 1 dec* x6
2554*8 sc, 1 dec* x6
26 – 27541sc in each st
2848*7 sc, 1 dec* x6
29 – 30481sc in each st
3142*6 sc, 1 dec* x6
32 – 33421sc in each st
3436*5 sc, 1 dec* x6
35 – 39361sc in each st
4030*4 sc, 1 dec* x6
41 – 44301sc in each st
4524*3 sc, 1 dec* x6
46 – 49241sc in each st
Stuff the body as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

 LEGS x2

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16
Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
318
*1 sc, 1 inc* x6
24*2 sc, 1 inc* x6
530*3 sc, 1 inc* x6
636*4 sc, 1 inc* x6
7361sc in each st (BLO)
8 – 11361sc in each st
12361sc in each st
1330
*4 sc, 1 dec* x6
14 – 17301sc in each st
1824*3 sc, 1 dec* x6
19 – 20241sc in each st
2121
*6 sc, 1 dec* x3
22 – 23211sc in each st
2418*5 sc, 1 dec* x3
25 – 34181sc in each st
3512
*1 sc, 1 dec* x6
366*1 dec* x6
Stuff the legs as you crochet. Stuff a little the side that will be sewn to the body. FO, leaving a long tail.

ARMS x2

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16
Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
318
*1 sc, 1 inc* x6
24*2 sc, 1 inc* x6
5241sc in each st (BLO)
6 – 9241sc in each st
10241sc in each st
1121
*6 sc, 1 dec* x3
12 – 15211sc in each st
1618*5 sc, 1 dec* x3
17 – 18181sc in each st
1915*4 sc, 1 dec* x3
20 – 23151sc in each st
2412
*3 sc, 1 dec* x3
25 – 30121sc in each st
316
*1 dec* x6
Stuff the arms as you crochet. Stuff a little the side that will be sewn to the body. FO, leaving a long tail.

TAIL

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16
Magic Ring
2 – 36
1sc in each st
412
*1inc* x6
5 – 6121sc in each st
76
*1 dec* x6
8 – 961sc in each st
109
*1 sc, 1 inc* x3
11 – 2191sc in each st
Stuff the tail as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

BIG BRANCH

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16
Magic Ring
29
*1 sc, 1 inc* x3
3 – 269
1sc in each st
276
*1 sc, 1 dec* x3
Stuff the big branch as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

SMALL BRANCH

Worked in continuous round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
2 – 76
1sc in each st
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

BIG LEAF

Worked in joined round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
 10
9ch + 1ch to climb (we work around both sides of the chain).
119
1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 3trc, 1dc, 1hdc, 2sc in the same ch base (Would be the 9ch of the chain without counting the ch to climb) – Continue crochet in a continuous round around all the chain – 1hdc, 1dc, 3trc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc in the first ch (Would be the 1ch of the chain but the other side – do not count the ch to climb) and to finish the round make 1sl st.
FO, leaving a long tail.

SMALL LEAF x2

Worked in joined round – Hook 3mm
RoundStitchesDescription
 87ch + 1ch to climb (we work around both sides of the chain).
115
1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1trc, 1dc, 1hdc, 2sc in the same ch base (Would be the 7ch of the chain without counting the ch to climb) – Continue crochet in a continuous round around all the chain – 1hdc, 1dc, 1trc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc in the first ch (Would be the 1ch of the chain but the other side – do not count the ch to climb) and to finish the round make 1sl st.
FO, leaving a long tail.

 

ASSEMBLE BRANCH
Sew the small branch to the large branch between Rnds.9 and 11. Then, sew 1 small leaf and one large leaf on the small branch. To finish, sew the small leaf that has remaining on the large branch, between the Rnds.12 and 13 of the opposite side of the small branch.

 

 ASSEMBLE GIRAFFE
1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 4 turns over the sa- fety eye. Then embroider with white yarn (more wide) a line under the safety eye. If it is the same yarn of the snout give it at least 2 turns.
2.- Sew the snout to the head. To do this, count from the top of the head to the Rnd.19 (will be the round under the eyes). Once in it, count 9sc wide and centered with eyes. Use that base to match the top of the snout. Place it between Rnds.19 and 27 by helping with pins and sew.
3.- Sew the horns to the body between the Rnds.3 to 6 (counting from the top).
4.- Sew the inner ears inside the widest part of the base ears.
5.- Sew the already armed ears to the head between the Rnds.8 to 12 (counting from the top).
6.- Join the head (assembled) centered to body sewing the openings of head and body toget- her.
7.- Sew the legs to the body. The yarn to sew them will be in the upper part of the legs, we will only use the yarn of one of them, the other hide and FO. The chosen yarn must be placed to the Rnd.3 (counting from the top), that side will be the interior of the 1st leg. To sew them, they must be sewn together by placing 1 on each side of the body, matching the Rnd.3 of the leg with the Rnd.14 of the body (counting from the bottom). Place the two in position by helping with pins, take the yarn of the 1st leg and insert it with the needle inside the body (in Rnd.14) until crossing and find the 2nd leg. There, pass the needle through the 2nd leg and pass only through the inside (ie, the part that will remain attached to the body). Go back through the body (in Rnd.14) and get back to 1st leg. Reinforce once more with another equal turn so that they are well subject. In this way, movement is achieved in the legs and the amigurumi can be accommodated in the desired position.
8.- Sew the arms to the body in the same way as the legs. Match the Rnd.3 of the arm with the Rnd.12 of the body (counting from the seam of the neck).
9.- Sew the tail to the body looking down to the side between the Rnds.14 to 15 (counting from the bottom).
NOTE : To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
Example of how to sew legs and arms

 And you’re done!!! Enjoy your sweet Giraffe !!!

A special thanks to the store Lana con Gancho (Spain) that has provided us with great cotton yarns to be able to continue creating our patterns.


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