Crochet Appliques – Giraffe


Find here a free pattern to make these adorable giraffe crochet appliques.


I hadn’t done any crochet appliques for a long time and I missed it. So I asked in my facebook group what appliques I could do and someone asked for some jungle crochet appliques (by the way, don’t forget to join the group. You can ask your questions, share your finished projects and I will regularly ask you what pattern you would like to see next).  So here are my first appliques for the jungle/safari theme! What do you think of this mummy and daughter giraffe crochet appliques? You can use them to personalize a crochet blanket, a crochet bag or even a hat!

I hope you will enjoy and understand the pattern. If you have any questions, feel free to write to me. And I would love to see your work!

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Crochet Giraffe Appliques

 

Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in: cream, yellow and brown
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the eyelashes)
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» from Hobby Lobby.





Pattern: How to crochet a giraffe applique?


The large applique giraffe (7 in)


The body

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn.

  • ch 8. (8)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 7 ch. (7)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 inc. (9)
  • Rows 3 to 9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (9)
  • Row 10: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 dec. (7)
  • Row 11: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (7)
  • Row 12: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dec. (5)
  • Row 13: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 1 st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Rows 14 to 25: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)
  • do not turn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part – you can also use a bigger size crochet). (approx. 54 st)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the head on), fasten off.

 


The head

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the cream yarn.

  • ch 4. (4)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 3 ch. (3)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc. (5)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (5)
  • Row 4: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)

Change the yarn and keep working with the yellow yarn.

  • Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc. (5)
  • Rows 6 to 7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (5)
  • Row 8: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st. (6)
  • Row 9: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 inc. (8)
  • Row 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)
  • Row 11: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 dec. (6)
  • do not turn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part – you can also use a bigger size crochet). (approx. 25 st)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

Decide where to place the eyes but do not attach them yet. Once you know where to place them, take them off, take your tapestry needle and the black cotton pearl and make some eyelashes (see pictures below). When the eyelashes are done, put the eyes back and attach them.





The legs (make 4)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn.

  • ch 4. (4)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 3 ch. (3)
  • Rows 2 to 6: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Change for the brown yarn.

  • Rows 7 to 9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the legs to the body), fasten off.

 


The horns (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the brown yarn.

  • ch 6. (6)
  • Row 1: starting from the 4th ch from the hook: 1 sl st in the next 3 ch. (3)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the horns to the head), fasten off.





The ears (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn.

  • ch 5. (5)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next 2 ch. (4)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the ears to the head), fasten off.

 


The tail

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn.

  • ch 10. (10)
  • cut 2 strands of brown yarn. Insert your hook in the last ch, grab these 2 strands by the middle and pull them through the ch. With your hands, take all the ends, pull them through the look and tighten up. Cut the brown yarn to a shorter length and separate each strand of yarn to give a more natural look.





Assembling all pieces together

Sew the first ear to the head and with the same yellow yarn, sew both horns and the last ear (see pictures below).

Sew the head to the body: you can decide where to place the head (eg: higher if you want a long neck or lower if you want a smaller neck) and change the position (eg: you can put the head slightly inclined).

Sew two legs at the front of the body and sew two legs at the back of the body (see the picture below for their positions).

Sew the tail, just above one of the back leg.

To make the brown spots, I used my brown yarn and tapestry needle and I make several little crosses (different sizes) at different places.

crochet giraffe




 


The small applique giraffe (5.5 in)


The body

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn.

  • ch 6. (6)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 5 ch. (5)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 inc. (7)
  • Rows 3 to 6: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (7)
  • Row 7: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dec. (5)
  • Row 8: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (5)
  • Row 9: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 1 st, 1 dec. (2) (NB: this step will make the head slightly asymmetric but it won’t really be visible)
  • Rows 11 to 17: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (2)
  • do not turn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part – you can also use a bigger size crochet). (approx. 37 st)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the head on), fasten off.

 


The head

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the cream yarn.

  • ch 3. (3)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 ch. (2)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn; 2 inc. (4)

Change the yarn and keep working with the yellow yarn.

  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 2 dec. (2)
  • Row 4: ch1, turn; 2 inc. (4)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc. (6)
  • Rows 6 to 8: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)
  • Row 9: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec. (4)
  • do not turn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part – you can also use a bigger size crochet). (approx. 18 st)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

Decide where to place the eyes and attach them.





The legs (make 4)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn.

  • ch 3. (3)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 ch. (2)
  • Rows 2 to 4: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (2)

Change for the brown yarn.

  • Rows 5 to 6: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (2)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the legs to the body), fasten off.

 


The horns (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the brown yarn.

  • ch 5. (5)
  • Row 1: starting from the 3rd ch from the hook: 1 sl st in the next 2 ch. (2)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the horns to the head), fasten off.





The ears (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn.

  • ch 4. (4)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch. (3)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the ears to the head), fasten off.

 


The tail

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn.

  • ch 7. (7)
  • cut 1 strand of brown yarn. Insert your hook in the last ch, grab this strand by the middle and pull them through the ch. With your hands, take all the ends, pull them through the look and tighten up. Cut the brown yarn to a shorter length and separate each strand of yarn to give a more natural look.





Assembling all pieces together

Sew the first ear to the head and with the same yellow yarn, sew both horns and the last ear (see pictures below).

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Sew two legs at the front of the body and sew two legs at the back of the body (see the picture below for their positions).

Sew the tail, just above one of the back leg.

Sew the head to the body: you can decide where to place the head (eg: higher if you want a long neck or lower if you want a smaller neck) and change the position (eg: you can put the head slightly inclined).

To make the brown spots, I used my brown yarn and tapestry needle and I make several little crosses (different sizes) at different places.

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All done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Don’t forget to show me your work, it does encourage me to create more patterns.


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Crochet Giraffe Applique


 

6 thoughts on “Crochet Appliques – Giraffe”

  1. Very cute, do you by chance have a pattern for an elephant? These would be cute to go with a Japanese lesson.

  2. some of the patterns give you a print option,some don’t.Please include those.I’m doing a Noah’s Ark and I wanted to make several crocheted animals and have had to piece the patterns.

    Thank you,
    Marsha

    1. Hi, sorry for my late reply. I had to take a little break from my blog. I will try to add this option to all my patterns soon.

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