Giraffe by Rebecca Gina Jones


May 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
55 - 77 yards (50 - 70 m)
one size
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This pattern is available from for NZ$6.90.

Knit this sweet giraffe for a new arrival, easy to grip and perfect for a cuddle. Not only will you have the joy of creating a new friend but half of the pattern price will be donated to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation is the only NGO in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa and are dedicated to a sustainable future for all giraffe populations in the wild. GCF’s objective is to raise awareness and support towards securing a future for giraffe and the conservation of their habitat in Africa

This toy is designed in a Waldorf style, it is easy to knit using simple techniques and minimal materials. The giraffe can also be easily made into a rattle.

The pattern is available for instant download in English. The finished giraffe is 15cm in height and 7cm across on the widest part of the body.

Skills required:
Cast on, knit stitch, knit 2 stitches together, inc (kfb), cast off, simple embroidery

Materials used:

— 2.75mm needles
— 2.75mm DPNs for the horns
— Scissors
— A darning needle
— 25g of 8ply cotton or wool in body colour (golden beige)
— Black embroidery thread for eyes
— Brown embroidery thread for spots
— Stuffing (I like to avoid polyester and use pure wool or cotton stuffing)
— Optional: rattle piece if making a baby rattle

The body of the giraffe is knitted in one piece and the ears are knitted separately and sewn on at the end.

This pattern is for private use only. Please do not copy, sell or distribute the pattern or sell any items produced from this pattern for commercial use. Patterns cannot be returned or refunded.

This listing is for the PDF PATTERN ONLY not the finished toy.
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