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Crochet DROPS giraffe in ”Safran”.
SmåDROPS 24-8
DROPS design: Pattern no e-010-bn
Yarn group A
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Measurements: approx. 6'' high x 3½'' long / 15 cm high x 9 cm long

Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50 g color no 11, strong yellow
50 g color no 22, light brown
+ some black for eyes and horns

Some poly stuffing for filling

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C

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  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.25 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
FILLING TIP:
Gradually fill some poly stuffing in the animal when working.

CROCHET TIP:
Beg every sc round with 1 ch (this does not replace first sc) and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Turn every sc row with 1 ch - this ch does not replace first sc on row.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 sc by working 2 sts tog.
This is done as follows: Insert hook in first st and pull thread through, insert hook in next st and pull thread through, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.

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GIRAFFE:
Worked from the top of head, down the neck and along the body. Legs, tail, ears, horn and spots are worked separately and sew on at the end. READ FILLING TIP!

HEAD, NECK AND BODY:
Ch 4 with strong yellow on hook size 3 mm / C and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 5 sc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 10 sc. Turn with ch 1, then work back and forth in one.
ROW 3-7: Work 1 sc in every sc back and forth (= opening for snout, which is worked later).
ROUND 8-20: Work 1 sc in every sc in the round without finishing every round, then work up to the middle on top of neck.
ROUND 21: Work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 2 and 1 sc in each of the last 4 = 12 sc.
ROUND 22: Work 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 2 and 1 sc in each of the last 5 = 14 sc.
ROW 23: Work 1 sc in each of the first 12 sc, turn piece with ch 1, now work back and forth in one for chest.
ROW 24 (WS): Skip the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 25 (RS): Skip the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 26 (WS): Skip the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 27 (RS): Skip the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 28 (WS): Skip the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 29 (RS): Skip first sc, then work 4 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 30 (WS): Skip first sc, then work 6 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 31 (RS): Skip first sc, then work 8 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 32 (WS): Skip first sc, then work 10 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 33 (RS): Skip first sc, then work 12 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 34 (WS): Skip first sc, then work 14 sc, turn with 1 ch. Now continue in the round again.
ROUND 35: Work sc around the entire opening - inc evenly so that there are 22 sc in total.
ROUND 36-45: Continue in the round with 10 rounds sc.
ROUND 46: Work sc, at the same time dec 4 sc evenly by working 2 and 2 sc tog – SEE DECREASE TIP = 18 sc.
ROUND 47: Work sc, at the same time dec 4 sc evenly by working 2 and 2 sc tog = 14 sc.
ROUND 48: Work sc, at the same time dec 4 sc evenly by working 2 and 2 sc tog = 10 sc.
ROUND 49: Work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 5 sc.
Cut the yarn, bast it around the opening, tighten tog and fasten.

SNOUT:
Work 14 sc with strong yellow around the opening at the front of head.
Insert 1 marker mid on top of head. Continue with 3 rounds with 1 sc in every sc while at the same time working the 2 sc mid on top of head tog = 11 sc. Switch to light brown. Continue with 1 round sc while at the same time working the 2 middle sc on top of head tog on every round = 10 sc. Then work 1 round where all sc are worked tog 2 by 2 = 5 sc, fasten off. Put some poly stuffing in snout, baste the yarn end around the opening, tighten tog and fasten.

LEG:
Ch 4 with light brown and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 6 sc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = 9 sc, fasten off.
ROUND 3-8: Switch to strong yellow and work 1 sc in every sc in the round, fasten off.
Work a total of 4 legs like this. Fill some poly stuffing in them and sew them to the underside of body.

TAIL:
Ch 7 with light brown, then work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sl st in each of the last ch 5, fasten off and sew the tail to the back of body so that it stands up.

EAR:
Ch 4 with light brown, then 1 tr in first ch, 3 ch and 1 sl st at the bottom of tr, fasten off.
Work another ear and sew them on top of the head.

HORN:
Ch 5 with black, then 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in each of the last ch 3, fasten off.
Work another horn and sew them on top of the head, on the inside of ears.

SPOTS:
Ch 4 with light brown and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Then work 6 sc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc, fasten off.
Work 5 spots in total and sew them to the top of giraffe's back.

Embroider eyes with black.


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