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!
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn, marigold yellow and chocolate brown, and a sized e hook.
The completion of the dragon makes 7 of 10 Christmas projects for nieces and nephews complete. This was a fun project, but a little more awkward to make than previous projects. The body of the dragon is made from the nose to the tail. This is not a problem until about half way (the stomach area). Then the project becomes too long to sit in the lap easily! Because it is stuffed as you go, you need to put the dragon between the legs to work comfortably. I did that part while on a road trip. Not the best space saving project in tight quarters of a vehicle!
This project was crocheted with Red Heart Supersaver yarn, blue, light blue, and tan. I used a sized e hook. Even so, it’s about 3 feet long and 11 inches tall.
After I started my nephew said he wanted a black dragon! This took a while to crochet, and I still have a couple other projects to make before Christmas. A blue one will have to do!
The pattern is from Delicious Crochet. It’s all single crochet and slip stitch. This is done in parts and stitched together.
I made a llama for my sister. My nephew saw it and wanted one. Thus began the request from the nieces and nephews for crocheted stuffed animals! No big deal except there are 10 of them(6 girls/4 boys)! And now the crafting has begun, to make ten projects by Christmas.
This is the llama I made for my sister. My nephew requested one with a blue hat.
The llama is special to me as I saw many in the two years I lived in Bolivia. These particular hats are everywhere as well. (Except those don’t have holes for the ears!)
This was made with Red Heart yarn using a size E hook.