Emma's Temperature Amigurumi Giraffe
Finished
January 3, 2018
May 8, 2019

Emma's Temperature Amigurumi Giraffe

Project info
Amigurumi Giraffe by Alison North
Crochet
SoftiesAnimal
Emma
Hooks & yarn
3.25 mm (D)
3.5 mm (E)
2,310 yards = 28.94 skeins
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
27 yards in stash
1.66 skeins = 132.5 yards (121.2 meters), 83 grams
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
125 yards in stash
3.44 skeins = 274.6 yards (251.1 meters), 172 grams
Orange
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
109 yards in stash
4.5 skeins = 359.3 yards (328.5 meters), 225 grams
Pink
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
74 yards in stash
2.46 skeins = 196.4 yards (179.6 meters), 123 grams
Yellow
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
129 yards in stash
2.66 skeins = 212.4 yards (194.2 meters), 133 grams
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
90 yards in stash
1.88 skeins = 150.0 yards (137.2 meters), 94 grams
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
128 yards in stash
2.4 skeins = 191.6 yards (175.2 meters), 120 grams
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
83 yards in stash
0.96 skeins = 76.7 yards (70.1 meters), 48 grams
Blue
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
126 yards in stash
0.32 skeins = 25.6 yards (23.4 meters), 16 grams
Purple
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
45 yards in stash
0.34 skeins = 27.1 yards (24.8 meters), 17 grams
Pink
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
401 yards in stash
5.06 skeins = 404.0 yards (369.4 meters), 253 grams
White
Michaels
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
139 yards in stash
3.26 skeins = 260.3 yards (238.0 meters), 163 grams
Green
Michaels
Notes

I found the concept of a temperature project really interesting, but a bit dull at the same time. That was until I became an aunt and found this amazing project from KarinvdB. Her project is way better documented than mine, so do not hesitate to go and have look.:
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/KarinvdB/amineko-crocheted-cat-24

I decided to go with a giraffe as it was already a tall project and need at least 365 rows for mine. Even though I bought a pattern, I had to completely rewrite it to make sure I had enough rows (took me a whole afternoon to adapt!!). I have used this blog to help me with the conversion as I am not a crochet expert nor a born mathematician.
http://myskillsguide.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-enlarge-amigurumi-technique.html

The year starts at the feet and end up at the ear. Arms are just a repeat of the body. At the start of the body and closing of the head, I used 3 rounds of the same colour (count as 1 day) as it would have been too complicated to change colour in those areas. The pattern was designed for the feet, hands, nose and horns to be a different colour, but I’m glad I kept it as is, as the white tone down the rainbow colours.

I spent nearly 18 months on this project, but it could have been quicker if I had stuck to it and not let it sleep for months here and there. I have not counted the hours spent on this giraffe, but surely it’s the hundreds of hours. KarinvdB said in her project she would never do such a project again, I would feel the same if my sister was not pregnant again and I want to be a fair aunt and spoil those kids equally!

Quick tips:

  • I used the stuffing from cheap pillows I got at Wal-Mart, way cheaper than buying Polyfill.
  • For the neck to be able to support the head, I used one of those Styrofoam pool noodle from the dollar store. Cheap and efficient. The noodle goes from mid-belly to the top of the neck. To make sure that noodle doesn’t slide down the body over time, I have sewn it in about one inch down from the top.

The cardigan worn by my niece is Lush from Tin Can Knits: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lush-5

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Worsted
100% Cotton
80 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: January 6, 2018
  • Finished: May 8, 2019
  • Updated: February 24, 2021
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