Free Giraffe Applique Crochet Pattern

Giraffes are one of my favorite animals! Read on to find a free crochet pattern for a little giraffe applique.

Materials

These are the items I used to make this project:

3.25 mm crochet hook

6 mm safety eyes (these ones are only $6 for a set of 100!)

light yellow dk weight yarn

white dk weight yarn

brown worsted weight yarn scraps (I used this yarn)

 

Pattern Notes

  • I switch up the pattern so that the overall shape is more circular than hexagonal.
  • Join each round with a slip stitch at the end, begin each round with a chain one.
  • The nose is worked in an oval.

 

Abbreviations

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

inc – single crochet increase

 

mc – magic circle

Head (make with yellow yarn)

Row 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Row 2: inc 6 times (12)

Row 3: *sc, inc* repeat 6 times (18)

Row 4: sc *inc, 2 sc* 5 times, inc, sc (24)

Row 5: *inc, 3 sc* 6 times (30)

Do not cut yarn

Ears

ch 5, skip first ch, sl st, 2 hdc, sc, 10 sl st, ch 5, sk first ch, sl st, 2 hdc, sc, 20 sl st

 

Nose (make with white yarn)

ch 4

Row 1: skip first ch, 2 BLO sc, BLO inc, rotate, sc in other side of the same stitch, sc, increase (9)

Row 2: sc around (9)

finish off

 

Antlers (make 2 with brown yarn)

ch 4, turn, skip first ch from hook, 3 sl st

finish off and leave a long tail

Assembly

Sew on the antlers in the stitch next to the ears and weave your ends into the back.

Attach the nose to the lower half of the head. Use a fine tipped marker to add two black dots on either side of the nose.

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Use a brown yarn scrap to make ‘fringe’ in two of the middle stitches.

You can use beads, felt, or yarn for eyes. I snipped off the ends of a pair of 6mm safety eyes and glued them into place.

The final step is adding some blush with a cotton swab and a pink marker.

crochet giraffe applique against a knitted sweater

Now this little giraffe is done! You can attach this applique to a card and use it as a gift topper. I think It would look particularly cute as an embellishment on a plain cup cozy. You could always make a few of these appliques and string them together to make a cute bunting for a baby shower.

 

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3 Replies to “Free Giraffe Applique Crochet Pattern”

  1. how cute, thank you! have a nice day

    groetjes, Caroline

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