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My First Amigurumi – Georgina the Giraffe

This project is only my second crochet project and I’m very pleased with how it turned out.


Amigurumi is the “art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals.” I found this pattern on the Lion Brand website long before I ever took up crocheting (it’s a free pattern, but you’ll need to sign up for an account in order to get the pattern). I thought it was cute enough that I should learn to crochet just so I could make this giraffe.


Since this was my first project, I stuffed it to the point that it’s solid. Solid like a bowling pin. I’d already stitched the body up when I realized it would have been nice if it was a little softer. Oh well. Isn’t that what a baby’s mouth is for?


I followed the pattern exactly, all the way to the end when I had to crochet the horns (you crochet everything separately). You end up with 8 stitches that you have to decrease down to 4, and I was finding that I had gaps in my stitches (which I didn’t like) and I was having a hard time finding those four stitches in order to crochet the bottom part of the horns. So instead of decreasing to 4 stitches, I only decreased to 6. That made it so that I didn’t have any gaps in the stitches and crocheting those few rows was much easier with 6 stitches than it was with 4. Maybe this is something that will get easier the longer I crochet.


This giraffe worked up really quickly. If I’d had more time to devote to it, it probably could have been done in a week or two.

I’m trishc on Ravelry if you want to be friends!

What projects have you been working on lately?

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