Matisse the giraffe by Sonja van der Wijk

Matisse the giraffe

June 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
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This is a .pdf crochet pattern, written in standard American crochet terms for Matisse the giraffe. With this easy pattern, you can make a realistic and playful giraffe.

Size of finished giraffe sitting made with worsted weight yarn: 6.5 inch / 16,5 cm.

The crochet pattern contains
An intro with useful info. List of materials, tools and accessories needed. Brand and colour numbers of the needed yarn. A clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the animal. Pictures and illustrations to help getting everything right. All my patterns are text edited for correct English and have been tested by an experienced crocheter before publishing.

For this crochet giraffe you’ll need worsted weight yarn and an E US/3.5 mm crochet hook. You’ll need three colours of yarn, straw (1/3 of a 100 yard skein), acorn heather brown (1/8) and camel or barley (1/8). For the eyes I’ve used 8 mm animal eyes. You will also need fibrefill and pellets for a bit of extra weight in the body (I use Hama beads). A pipe cleaner for the tail is optional. Lopi colour numbers: 1418, 0053 and 1400 (1419).

Istex Lett lopi. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result.

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. If the pieces are crocheted tightly enough, they will not gape visibly when stuffed. You can make a little test swap to be sure.

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