When I think of a toy knit with the theme of dots the first thing that comes to my mind is a giraffe. I have designed another giraffe that has been quite popular but I have been longing to take another swing at designing a very different knitted giraffe. And I am so pleased with the new results!
This sweet and friendly Little Giraffe is the perfect size for small hands and arms to hold, squeeze, and love. If colorwork isn’t your thing, be sure to make the pattern your own by making a solid or striped version. The sky is really the limit.
The most exciting thing for the knitter is that Little Giraffe has a unique and almost completely seamless construction. The feet, arms, and ears are knit ahead of time and are then joined in as you are knitting the body and head. The horns are picked up and knit on with purl bumps as a placement guide. The safety eye placement is also mapped out for you in the pattern. There is no guesswork or stitching together of small parts. The only seam in the entire toy is to whipstitch the head to the body, which only takes a minute and is quite simple.
I can’t tell you how good this toy feels to hold. It feels solidly constructed and warmly comforting at the same time. I know that your own Little Giraffe will be loved by all.
10” (25.5 cm) in height when seated and including the horns
Home Worsted Weight by Barrett Wool Co. (100% American Wool; 100 grams / 230 yards)
• 1 skein in Picket Fence (MC)
• 1 skein in Bluff (CC)
Also shown in Snowy Pine (MC) and Grassland (CC)
OR Approx 140 yards (128m) in MC
60 yards (55 m) in CC
(Made with worsted weight held doubled): Marmalade (MC) and Ellie Gray (MC), or Field (MC) and Priscilla (CC), or Priscilla (MC) and Grassland (CC)
All errata has been fixed in the PDF.
Bottom of Foot:
Row 5: Kfb, k6, kfb. 10 sts
Add this sentence after Round 19:
Stuff the foot with fiberfill, lightly stuff the leg.
Horns: Use CC.
Errata pdf found here: