A nephew said his favorite animal was a giraffe. Thankfully Paola Navarro from Delicious Crochet came up with a fun pattern! I started this project on a road trip in November. It was a quick pattern, except for all the spots!
The pattern initially called for stitched on spots, but I decided to crochet spots and sew them on. I wanted it to look more “realistic” so the spots had to be somewhat close together. That meant more spots! I looked at pictures of giraffes and their spots pretty much cover 90% of their bodies including almost the whole leg and face. I got a little tired of spots and thought this was sufficient!
I need to go back and put in two indentations. Giraffes have two sectioned feet.
I cropped the mane close as I wanted it to stand on its own. The legs were attached so that they would move. When you pick it up, the legs straighten. The legs look fine on the giraffe, but making them, I thought the back legs were chicken drumsticks!
A friend said she though he looked like Melman from Madagascar. Not a bad resemblance!