Clarence the Giraffe by Kate E. Hancock

Clarence the Giraffe

January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
both US and UK
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Clarence the giraffe is the most graceful ballet dancer, with adoring fans all over the world. His next big show is sure to attract attention as he’s planning to combine ballet with his other great love, to create a ballet skydiving masterpiece. Unfortunately, he’s having a little more trouble than expected persuading his co - stars to participate…

Clarence is a good cuddle size, he measures about 10 inches sitting in a DK yarn, but he can be made from any weight yarn and appropriate hook for different sizes. The pattern contains instructions for both a jointed giraffe and a giraffe with fixed arms and legs. This is an Intermediate skilled pattern, but it is an easy pattern to follow with plenty of photos to help with tricky bits, and if you run into any problems you will always be welcome to contact me for any extra help. This pattern is available in US and UK Terminology and you will receive a download link to both files.

This is an Intermediate skilled pattern as stitches required include:

• Slip Stitch
• Chain Stitch
• Double Crochet (UK) Single Crochet (US)
• Half Treble Crochet (UK) Half Double Crochet (US)
• Treble Crochet (UK) Double Crochet (US)
• Increasing
• Decreasing
• Treble Cluster (UK) Double Cluster (US) This stitch is explained in the pattern

Materials needed:

• 75g/170m of DK weight yarn in Main Colour - I used Gold (Yarn A)
(Please note, you may need more yarn for all colours if you are using an Aran or Worsted weight yarn)
• 15g/35m of DK weight yarn in Contrast Colour 1 - I used White (Yarn B)
• 40g/90m of DK weight yarn in Contrast Colour 2 - I used Dark Brown (Yarn C)
• Small amount of black and white yarn for crochet eyes or
• 2 x 20mm Safety eyes
• 3.5mm (E) crochet hook
• 3mm crochet hook
• Toy filling
• Yarn needle
• Stitch markers