Gerald The Giraffe by Sharonlee Holder
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Gerald The Giraffe

Crochet
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
This pattern is available from etsy.com for $4.50.

This sweet little resident of the African savannah measures 25cm from the tips of his horns to the bottom of his hooves. With buttons jointing his legs, he is fully poseable and will make a wonderful cuddle buddy for any child.

Written in UK crochet terms and designed using the beautifully silky bamboo yarn produced by Vinni’s Colours, this pattern can easily be adapted to use any 4-ply yarn for a same size toy or even double-knitting for a larger version. Remember to switch to a crochet hook sizes as applicable.

Pattern Difficulty:
Moderate/experienced

Materials Needed:
Vinnis Colours Serina:
1 ball each of 111m/50g, 4ply in
Baby Yellow (606), Tiger (662),
Black (601)
3mm crochet hook
2 6mm black safety eyes (or beads)
4 15mm burnt orange buttons
Stitch marker or safety pin
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Fibrefill

Abbreviations Used:
beg - begin
ch - chain
col - colour
dc - double crochet
htr - half double crochet
inc - increase
invd - invisible decrease
rep - repeat
slst - slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
Picot – Ch2, slst into 2nd ch from hook