Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Crochet Giraffe

This little guy was my first adventure into the world of amigurumi - or crochet stuffed toys.
I thought I was biting off more than I could chew but luckily I could read the pattern and I think he turned out pretty well!

It was pretty fiddly making the tiny horns and it took a bit of effort to sew the pieces together. My favourite part was trying to get the stuffing down the skinny arms and legs!

I used Emmas free pattern over at I Love Buttons By Emma.

I had caught the ami bug and as soon as this guy was done I started on another. This time in a solid colour with white accents. I accidentally changed up the pattern a bit, making the neck longer and thinner and the head shorter. Pattern following is not my strong point, I tend to pick up and drop stitches like there is tomorrow but I wing it until it looks right. Which is why knitting is not for me.

They are already best of friends.

My next attempt is going to be a version of Sonic the Hedgehog. Winging this one too. Wish me luck!


  1. Oh my goodness! They are the cutest things ever! I LOVE knit/crochet toys. I finally allowed myself to buy a couple for this baby (before I knew it was Gryffen) - $2 at a Plunket sale! Love them.

  2. WOW! They look so cool! I am impressed! I'm way too impatient to do amigurumi. I have heard of people 'stuffing as you go' saving the hassle of trying to stuff stuffing down long skinny legs & arms...

    Can't wait to see a finished Sonic :)


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