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Stretch the Giraffe/Gitty, die Giraffe

Crochet
November 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
200 yards (183 m)
Errata available: shopmartingale.com

Giraffes are well-known for their long necks and square-shaped spots. The simple shape of these spots (and the unbearable cuteness of the finished project) make this a great project to give colorwork a try!

Height: Approx 12” tall

Yarns: Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% organic cotton; 1.75oz/50g; 150 yds/137m)

  • MC: 1 skein in color 608 Lemonade
  • CC: 45 yards in color 82 Nut

Hooks and Notions:

  • Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Two 12mm brown plastic craft eyes
  • A few handfuls of stuffing

Gauge
6 rnds of sc = 3” diameter circle